DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6

Never take a backseat.

Overview

Features List

20.8 Megapixels
24-500mm f/2.8-5.6 ultra-zoom lens
EXPEED 6A image processor
Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction
4k UHD movie
SnapBridge

From the moment you hold the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 close, you’ll understand the world of possibilities it opens up, with a 24-500mm1 f/2.8-5.6 ultra-high-power zoom NIKKOR lens, high-speed autofocus (AF), and an impressive ISO range of 160-12800. Go wide and capture the most intricate of cityscapes, or get up close to the players on the pitch, right from the grandstand. Beyond its spectacular image quality, the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 also offers 4K UHD/30p movie capabilities. Take your work to the world instantly with SnapBridge, a constant Bluetooth connection to your smart device that provides automatic transfer of pictures as you shoot. When it comes to everyday photography for professionals, the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 knows one thing: your pursuit for the shot never takes a backseat.

The complete story in every image

A photographer should never have to choose between spectacular image quality and convenient portability. The DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 is small, but it’s no slouch. It packs a highly sensitive 1 inch-type backside illumination CMOS image sensor with 20.8 effective megapixels and an EXPEED 6A image-processing engine. Communicate your vision across a wider range of situations – its remarkable ISO performance sweeps across a range of 160 to 12800. With the power to go from close to far with the 24-500mm1 super-telephoto zoom lens, you can capture the winning run in the last inning or the subtle detail of a dress at a dance recital in all its glory. Designed for more than stills, the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 also supports 4K UHD/30p movies, so you can enjoy many of the same benefits that the DL series brings to still photography: superior resolution even for fine details, and superb reproduction of details at high ISO settings.

The DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 packs a highly sensitive 1 inch-type backside illumination CMOS image sensor with 20.8 effective megapixels and an EXPEED 6A image-processing engine.

A heritage of optical excellence

At the heart of the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 is a NIKKOR lens, an expression of perfection in craftsmanship and optical technology. The 24-500mm1 f/2.8-5.6 ultra-high-power zoom NIKKOR lens brings distant subjects into clear view, obtaining edge-to-edge sharpness even at the super-telephoto position of 500mm1. An aspherical Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element effectively compensates for chromatic aberration and distortion, working together with aspherical lens and ED glass elements to obtain beautiful images with minimized color fringing and distortion throughout the entire zoom range. A fluorine coat also provides protection against dust and dirt for easy maintenance, no matter where creative vision leads you.

The DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 NIKKOR lens, an expression of perfection in craftsmanship and optical technology.

Focused on the action

Nail decisive shots of moving subjects with the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6’s hybrid autofocus (AF) system that instantly identifies subjects and automatically selects the appropriate AF method: either the 105-point phase-detection AF for outstanding acquisition performance when shooting fast-moving subjects, or the 171-point contrast-detect AF, which provides extremely accurate focusing even in dark situations. High speed continuous shooting with AF is assured at approximately 20 frames per second2, so you can seize that photograph of wildlife bolting across a forest trail or a car chase hurtling through the city. Feel the power of freedom in every shot even when you’re on the move with its Dual Detect Optical VR, making capturing precise details under difficult lighting conditions or in super-telephoto shooting a breeze. For greater control over framing when shooting fast-moving and unpredictable subjects, take advantage of the camera’s SPORT VR mode that delivers a stable viewfinder image.

Nail decisive shots of moving subjects with the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6’s hybrid autofocus (AF) system that instantly identifies subjects and automatically selects the appropriate AF method.

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 the batteries. SnapBridge also allows your smart device to access the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 when the camera is switched off. It even automatically archives your pictures onto NIKON IMAGE SPACE3.

Nikon SnapBridge DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 shoot and share

Professionalism that feels personal

Crafted with DSLR-style controls and menu structure, the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 feels as intuitive to operate as they are to shoot with. An approximately 2359k-dot electronic viewfinder combines crisp definition and high resolution for a clear view of the action, making it ideal for tracking moving subjects during telephoto shooting. Explore new viewpoints and frame images accurately from any angle with the 3-inch vari-angle touch-panel monitor, equipped with an approximately 1037k-dot OLED display for excellent visibility across the entire frame. Designed with an accessory shoe (ISO 518) that is compatible with a selection of accessories, the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 is a camera that evolves to meet your changing needs.

The DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 is a camera that evolves to meet your changing needs

Automatically transfer and upload images with SnapBridge

Nikon SnapBridge

Our smart new application – SnapBridge – allows the DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 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 DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6.

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Tech Specs

Type Compact digital camera
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 21x Optical zoom
Focal length 8.8-185 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-500 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
f/-number f/2.8-5.6
Construction 15 elements in 11 groups (3 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2000 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/constrast-detect AF)
Focus range [W]: approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity, [T]: approx. 2.0 cm (6 ft 7 in.) to infinity
Macro close-up mode: approx 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position), or 70 cm (2 ft 4 in.) to infinity (telephoto position)
All distances measured from center of lens front surface
Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder, 1 cm (0.39 in.) approx. 2359k-got OLED with the diopter adjustment function (-3 to +3m)
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)
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) Nikon’s own format
Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) [L] 5568 x 3712; 20.6 M (aspect 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 1/1000 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 16 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash control TTL auto flash with image sensor
Flash exposure compensation In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between -3 and +1 EV
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts, safety lock and terminal electronic viewfinder (available separately)
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 IEEE 802.11b/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, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One EN-EL 20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included)
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5C Power Connector (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 3 h (when using EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains)
Battery life1 Still images: approx. 290 shots when using EN-EL 20a
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording)2: approx. 55 min when using EN-EL 20a
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 1225 x 89.9 x 138.8 mm (4.9 x 3.6 x 5.5 in.) excluding projections
Weight Approx. 780 g (1 lb 11.6 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 20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter, UC-E21 USB Cable, AN-DL1 Strap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, LC-DL3 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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Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Back
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Front
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Front 3/4 Left
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Front 3/4 Right
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Front Top
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Left
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Right
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Top
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 LCD
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 LCD
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 SLUP Front
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Front 3/4 Right
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Top
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 telephoto top
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 SB500 Front
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 SB500 Front 3/4 Left
Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 HB DL
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