Nikon Premium Compact DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8

The new black.


Features List

20.8 Megapixels
18-50mm f/1.8-2.8 ultra-wide-angle lens
Nano Crystal Coat
EXPEED 6A image processor
4K UHD movie

Take a step to new horizons and expand your vision with the new Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8. Pack a camera that has an 18-50mm1 f/1.8-2.8 ultra-wide-angle NIKKOR zoom lens and an ISO range of 160-12800 everywhere you go. A true NIKKOR pedigree, the 18-50mm1 f/1.8-2.8 lens is designed with the professional in mind. It features a hybrid autofocus system for accurate acquisition of your subjects, no matter how quick the moment may be. Feel liberated with the power to shoot videos in 4K UHD/30p. The DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 is an empowering experience yet one that feels familiar. From the moment you hold it, you will realise how intuitive it is with its DSLR-style controls and menu interface. Go further and bring your work to the world with the new SnapBridge feature – all you have to do is connect your smart device to the camera via Bluetooth.

Impeccable imagery with every click

The DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 was made to capture splendour, from the narrowest of street scenes, to wide stunning architectural wonders or the expanse of nature. So whether you’re out on an African plain or at the bottom of the skyscraper, take it all in with 20.8 megapixels of resolving power and an 18-50mm1 f/1.8-2.8 ultra-wide-angle NIKKOR lens. Create images with rich textures and colours even in low light with the superior noise-reduction performance of the 1 inch-type backside illumination CMOS image sensor and new EXPEED 6A image-processing engine, which provides superb definition and colour reproduction throughout the entire sensitivity range, from ISO 160 to 12800. The DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 is designed for more than just stills, supporting video recording of up to 4K UHD/30p, so you’ll have the tools you need to capture your vision of the world in all its glory. Built to surpass professional expectations, the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 features perspective control that compensates for distortion caused by differences of focal distances for realistic reproduction of architecture and tall subjects.

Nikon Premium Compact DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 impeccable imagery

A heritage of optical mastery

Decades of research and the relentless pursuit of craftsmanship has led to the creation of the 18-50mm1 f/1.8-2.8 lens, NIKKOR’s brightest ultra-wide-angle lens yet. With a maximum aperture of f/1.8 at 18mm equivalent1, get the shot using fast shutter speeds even in dark situations, and create high-contrast images with beautifully blurred backgrounds. Complementing its compact design are an aspherical Extra-low Dispersion glass element, as well as an High Refractive Index (HRI) lens element, and large-diameter, molded-glass aspherical lens elements for efficient reduction of aberrations. Revel in the freedom to shoot in various situations, with a Nano Crystal Coat that effectively reduces ghost and flare effects in backlit scenes, and a fluorine coat with high antifouling performance for easy maintenance.

Nikon Premium Compact DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 optical mystery

Capture it all with high-speed autofocus

Seize every moment that comes your way with the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8. A hybrid autofocus (AF) system instantly identifies subjects and automatically selects the appropriate AF method: either the 105-point phase-detection AF, which excels at acquiring moving subjects, or the 171-point contrast-detect AF, which allows extremely accurate focusing even in dark situations. Understanding that professionals demand more from their gear, the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 was built to perform high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 20 frames per second2 with AF so your camera can keep up with you. The Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) works to compensate for camera shake to deliver sharp photos and steady videos.

Nikon Premium Compact DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 high speed autofocus

Shoot and share

Share your best shots with SnapBridge, a new feature that automatically downloads your images to your smart device via a constant Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection. BLE maintains constant connection with minimal power, so you can continue shooting and sharing without significantly draining your batteries. SnapBridge also allows your smart device to access the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 when it is switched off. It even automatically archives your pictures onto NIKON IMAGE SPACE3.

Nikon SnapBridge

Crafted for professionals

The DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 is built with the professional in mind, featuring familiar DSLR-style controls and menu structure, so you are ready to shoot right from the moment you pick it up. The 3-inch touch-panel monitor features an approximately 1037k-dot OLED display for excellent visibility across the entire frame, and moves where you tell it to with its tilting mechanism. From wide to near, be in control of your desired focal length by simply turning the step zoom ring, so whether you’re shooting wide for a stunning skyscraper or closer in for a portrait shot, you’ll get right into the action. Have a favourite focal length? Set it and have it automatically shift to that position, right from the moment you power up. Shoot the way you want to, with an integrated accessory shoe (ISO 518) so you can add on the optional electronic viewfinder with eye-sensor, or go further and customise your rig with a filter or lens hood to make the camera truly your own.

Nikon Premium Compact DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 crafted for professionals

Automatically transfer and upload images with SnapBridge

Nikon SnapBridge

Our smart new application – SnapBridge – allows the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 to be constantly connected to a smart device via Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi®.

With SnapBridge you can automatically transfer images to your smart device, as well as upload them automatically to NIKON IMAGE SPACE3. You can also use the smart device to browse images stored in the camera, as well as embed images with its location and date/time information. SnapBridge dramatically enhances the value and convenience of images taken with the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8.

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1 35mm-format equivalent.
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Tech Specs

Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 20.8 million
(image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels)
Image sensor 1.0-in type, 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Approx. 23.27 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 2.8x Optical zoom
Focal length 6.7-18.5 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 18-50 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
f/-number f/1.8-2.8
Construction 11 elements in 8 groups (1 ED lens element)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 200 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift (still images)
Combination of lens shift and electronic VR (movies)
Autofocus (AF) Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrast-detect AF)
Focus range [W] approx. 15 cm (0.5 ft) to infinity, [T] approx. 16 cm (0.5 ft) to infinity
Macro close-up mode: approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position), or 16 cm (0.5 ft) to infinity (telephoto position)
(All distances measured from center of lens front surface)
Focus-area selection Auto-area (auto selection from 41 focus areas), single-point, subject tracking, face-priority function
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 1037k-dot OLED touch screen with 5-level brightness adjustment and tilt mechanism
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 97% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF and Exif 2.3 compliant
File formats Still images: JPEG, RAW (NEF)
Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) [L] 5568 x 3712; 20.6 M (apect ratio 3:2)
[M] 4176 x 2784; 11.6 M (aspect ratio 3:2)
[S] 2784 x 1856; 5.1 M (aspect ratio 3:2)
[16:9] 5568 x 3136; 17.4 M (aspect ratio 16:9)
[1:1] 3712 x 3712; 13.8 M (aspect ratio 1:1)
ISO sensitivity (recommended exposure index) ISO 160 to 6400
ISO 6400 (NR), 12800, 12800 (NR) (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
Metering mode Matrix, center-weighted, spot
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing
Exposure compensation (still images: -3.0 to +3.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV, +3.0 to +5.0 EV/-5.0 to -3.0 EV in steps of 1 EV; Movies: -3.0 to +3.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Speed 1/16000 to 30s
Mechanical shutter: 1/2000 to 30s
Electronic shutter: 1/16000 to 30s
Time shooting: maximum 120s (when M mode is set)
Flash sync speed Mechanical shutter: synchronizes with shutter at all speeds
Electronic shutter: synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60s or slower
Aperture Electromagnetic 7-blade Iris diaphragm
Range 20 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A,M mode)
Self-timer Can be selected from 10s and 2s
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts, terminal for electronic viewfinder (available separately), and safety lock
USB connector Micro-USB connector (do not use any USB cable other than the included UC-E21 USB cable),
Hi-Speed USB
Supports Direct Print (PicBridge)
HDMI output connector HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Standards IEEE802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Frequency 2412 to 2462 MHz (1 to 11 channels)
Authentication Open system, WPA 2-PSK
Communication protocols Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Supported languages Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Vietnamese
Power sources One EN-EL 24 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included)
EH-5b AC Adapter, requires EP-5C Power Connector (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 2 h 30 min (when using EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains)
Battery life*1 Still images: approx. 260 shots when using EN-EL 24
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording)*2: approx. 45 min when using EN-EL 24
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 106.0 x 63.0 x 57.5 mm (4.2 x 2.5 x 2.3 in.) excluding projections
Weight Approx. 359 g (12.7 oz) including battery and memory card
Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories EN-EL 24 Rechargeable, Li-ion Battery, EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter, UC-E21 USB Cable, AN-DL1 Strap, BS-4 Accessory Shoe Cover, LC-DL2 Lens Cap
note * All measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines.
1 Battery life does not reflect the use of SnapBridge and may vary with the conditions of use, including temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time that menus and images are displayed.
2 Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. When frame size/frame rate (movies) is set to 1080/60p or 1080/50p, the maximum recording time is 10 minutes. Recording may end before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated.

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