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Nikon’s 1″ ‘Premium Compact’ DL Cameras, e.g., DL24-85, Now Delayed Indefinitely!

by Anura Guruge


Click here for “Nikon Rumors” original
with German announcement.

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Click to ENLARGE and read snippet here.


The three intriguing, claimed to be “Premium” 1″ Sensor Nikon “DL” cameras were announced on February 23, 2016.

They were expected to be available in June 2016 and I even talked about the Nikon DL24-85 in a February 2016 post — saying ‘June’ was a lifetime away!

Then it was going to be mid-October. Now they are saying MAYBE Christmas 2016. Not good.

I am bummed. Good news for Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji.

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From “DPReview.com”. Use above ‘announcement’ link to access this page. Click to ENLARGE and view here.


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Would Be A Shame To Use A UV Filter In Front Of The New Nikon’s 1″ DL Camera Lenses, e.g., DL18-50.

by Anura Guruge


One of the many highlights of these three new 1″ sensor Nikon Premium Compacts is the high-tech Fluorine coating used on the lenses of all three cameras. Per Nikon (and see below) this Fluorine coating actively repels dust, water, grease and more. That sound good. Very good.

The DL18-50 lens, in addition, is said to have a special ‘Nano Crystal Coat‘ that eliminates distortion, ghosting, aberrations & internal reflections.

It is the dust, water and grease (as in fingerprint) repelling of the Fluorine coating that interests (and concerns) me the most.

In an effort to safeguard the surface of my (expensive) lenses and because I have been doing it for so long, I, as soon as I get a new lens (whether attached to a camera or interchangeable), immediately slap on a good quality, typically B+W, UV lens on front of it. And doing that will continue to protect the lens on a new Nikon DL camera.

But here is the irony and rub. Even a good multi-coated filter (such as a B+W) will not have the equivalent of the Fluorine coating of the lens behind it. So the filter will be prone to dust etc.

Plus there is a school of thought that is adamant that UV filters should under no circumstances be used with modern digital cameras — since they will interfere and interact with all the built-in, integrated filters built into the sensor!

So it would appear that it would be best to avoid putting a UV filter in front of the new Nikon Premium Compacts — and from what I can see Nikon, nor anyone else, appears to make a  Fluorine coated UV filter. But even if they did, the don’t use UV with modern digitals would override that.


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I raised this issue on the “DPReview.com” “Nikon Coolpix” forum
this morning. 
Basically what I talked about here.

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Panasonic’s Iconic FZ1000 Stacks Up Quite Well Against The New Nikon’s 1″ DL24-500 On Paper.

by Anura Guruge


DPReview.com” side-by-side camera comparison of the
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 vs Nikon DL24-500mm.

Click on images to ENLARGE and view here.
Use link above to access full, original.

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There was at least one error/omission in the “DPReview” comparison that kind of incorrectly tilted the comparison — and that had to do with “image stabilization”. The Nikon DL24-500, per the Nikon specs, is said to have:

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From Nikon Website. Click to ENLARGE and read here.


The “IS” issue, notwithstanding, the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, which I owned for 7-months (till April 2016 and took over 7,000 pictures), is indeed quite the camera.

It is impressive that the FZ1000, 2 years older than the Nikon, offers twice the max. ISO and can hold its own when it comes to sensor size and resolution. Plus, right now it has the HUGE advantage that it is available while the latest rumors are that the Nikon DL24-500 will NOT be available till October 2016 (if that). Plus the FZ1000 is (at least) $200 cheaper.

That $200 could make a big difference.

And this is BUT the paper comparison.

In reality, unless Nikon screws up badly, the DL24-500 should be a much superior camera with newer and superior technology when it comes to the sensor, autofocus, vibration reduction and color rendering.

PLUS, the Nikon offers a dedicated exposure compensation dial on the top plate. Not having a dedicated dial for exposure compensation was my biggest peeve against the Panasonic. Plus there is a touch-screen not to mention the added 100mm of reach.

IF the $200 is not a factor, come October the Nikon DL24-500 should be the better choice. But we will have to wait and see. In the meantime the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is a tried-and-tested entity that delivers very good results.


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Nikon’s 1″ ‘Premium Compact’ DL Cameras, e.g., DL24-85, Delayed Until October 2016?

by Anura Guruge


The three intriguing, claimed to be “Premium” 1″ Sensor Nikon “DL” cameras were announced on February 23, 2016.

They were expected to be available in June 2016 and I even talked about the Nikon DL24-85 in a February 2016 post — saying ‘June’ was a lifetime away!

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From “DPReview.com”. Use above ‘announcement’ link to access this page. Click to ENLARGE and view here.


Then came the delay due to the earthquake in Japan that impacted Sony sensor shipments — and Nikon, like Fuji and Pentax, get some of their sensors from Sony.

But folks who should know and care, such as “Nikon Rumors“, as recently as June 14, 2016 was claiming June 30, 2016 availability. Well June 30 was over 2 weeks ago and no sign of any of these three cameras.

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June 14, 2016 “Nikon Rumors” post. Use link above to access. Click to ENLARGE and study here.


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Amazon’s listing, July 19, 2016 for the Nikon DL24-500mm stating “not yet released”.


The latest ‘talk’ is that these 3 cameras have been delayed till October 2016! Wow. That is a blow. Much could happen in that time.


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