Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 Digital Camera

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Nikon DL 18-50 Compact Digital Camera

The Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 Digital Camera boasts the widest-angle lens of Nikon's advanced DL point and series. The camera takes an 18-50mm equivalent lens and combines it with a 20.8 megapixel CX-format BSI CMOS sensor to produce stunning images in just about any situation. This fast f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture NIKKOR can capture images with shallow depth of field along with taking advantage of low-light imaging. Containing a Nano Crystal Coat plus an array of aspherical ED and High Refractive Index elements, the lens ensures maximum resolution and clarity with practically any flare, ghosting, or aberrations. The lens also has a Fluorine coating to fend off dust and water and even features Perspective Control for precisely portraying architecture and Dual Detect VR to indemnify any camera shake.

Seeing that all this technology operates smoothly, quickly, and efficiently, the DL18-50 takes advantage of the strength of the EXPEED 6A image processor to create crisp, clean still images and provide UHD 4K video recording at 30p. Coupled with the 20.8 megap[ixel sensor, the camera can operate with sensitivities ranging from ISO 160 thru 12800 and can run an advanced Hybrid AF system containing 171 focus points, 105 of which have the capability of phase detection. This autofocus system can even be used during continuous shooting with as many as 20 frames per second, although using fixed focus users can increase the camera's speed to an incredible 60 fps.

The camera's body design is influenced by the Nikon's legendary DSLRs, featuring numerous physical dials and buttons . There is a included command dial, rotary multi-selector, customizable function button, plus a precision zoom ring, along with a control ring that may be set to one of many functions. Ensuring composition is satisfying, the DL18-50 also features a 1037k-dot tilting OLED 3.0" touchscreen. In addition, it has complete SnapBridge support with included built-in Wi-Fi and NFC along with Bluetooth Low Energy technology for direct connection to a smart device. Lastly, it has a 24-piont hot shoe terminal for attaching with Speedlights plus using an optional electronic viewfinder.

MSRP $849
Body type
Body type Large sensor compact
Max resolution 5584 x 3712
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 21 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 23 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor Expeed 6A
ISO Auto, 100-12800
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 1850 mm
Optical zoom 2.8
Maximum aperture F1.8
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 15 cm (5.91)
Macro focus range 3 cm (1.18)
Number of focus points 171
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,037,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type OLED
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/16000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Continuous drive 60.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes Slow motion: 1080/120p, 720/240p, 800 x 296 (400p), 400 x 144 (1200p)
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes Wi-Fi with NFC and constant connection via Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description EN-EL24 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 290
Weight (inc. batteries) 365 g (0.80 lb / 12.87 oz)
Dimensions 106 x 63 x 58 mm (4.17 x 2.48 x 2.28)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (video)
GPS None





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Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5