Photographers demand only the best from their gear. That’s exactly what the new Nikon DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 delivers: a lightweight complement to your already powerful photography arsenal. The DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 gives you the confidence to produce high-quality, professional results with a 24-85mm1 f/1.8-2.8 normal zoom NIKKOR lens, wide ISO range of 160-12800 and high-speed autofocus. With the heritage of NIKKOR lenses, comes the technology and optical perfection. The DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 bears the mark of quality with its super macro function for stunning macro imagery, in addition to the ability to capture 4K UHD/30p movies. Share your work with the world at the touch of a button with SnapBridge, a constant Bluetooth connection to your smart device that provides automatic transfer of pictures as you shoot.
Quality you can count on
Impeccable imagery of the highest calibre is the name of the game. The DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 delivers this and more with its tack-sharp 24-85mm1 f/1.8-2.8 normal zoom lens packed into a compact body. The DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 creates images at 20.8 megapixels, and features superior low-light capabilities with an ISO range of 160-12800 to capture beautiful pictures at night. What makes all these possible is a highly sensitive, 1 inch-type backside illumination CMOS sensor and the new EXPEED 6A image-processing engine. See the world on a whole new level by harnessing the power of 4K UHD video recording for stunning video reproduction at incredible resolution. With the help of the step-zoom ring, delve into the smallest details life has to offer with a super macro mode, just 2cm away from your subject. Express the tiniest worlds with amazing clarity with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:1 (35mm format equivalent).
Unrivalled state-of-the-art optics
The DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8’s soul lies in its glass and its history. NIKKOR, with decades of optical mastery, has created a precision glass mould aspherical lens elements that allows for high lens aberration correction. The DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 upholds the gold standard for portraits and close-up shots, creating images with smooth and natural background blur, along with high definition from the central to peripheral areas of the frame. From a wide 24mm all the way to 85mm1, your desired focal length can be set by simply turning the step-zoom ring, so whether you’re shooting a vast forest, or the winning lap at the stadium, you’ll get right to the action immediately. Have a favourite focal length? Set it and have it automatically shift to that position, right from the moment you power it up. Go everywhere your vision takes you with a fluorine coat that is capable of repelling dust, water or even oil, for ease of travel even in challenging environmental conditions.
Never miss a moment with swift subject acquisition
Feel a whole new kind of confidence with the hybrid autofocus (AF) system. It 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. Take control of the moment with high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 20 frames per second2 with autofocus, ensuring that every precise moment is captured. To help keep your photos sharp and videos steady, Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) for superior camera-shake compensation.
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 DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 when the camera is switched off. It even automatically archives your pictures onto NIKON IMAGE SPACE3.
Built for professionalism
From the moment you hold the DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, you’ll feel like you’re in familiar territory. The 3-inch monitor reveals everything in fine detail with its approximately 1037k-dot OLED display, and allows you to capture each scene from your own original perspective with its tilting mechanism and touch-panel operation. The DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 features a button layout and menu structure similar to a DSLR, so whether you’re an experienced or first-time Nikon user, you’ll be able to enjoy the same smooth, responsive handling. Personalise your experience with direct access to the i menu and ISO sensitivity settings, all within reach. In addition, the system is expandable with an optional electronic viewfinder with eye-sensor via the hot shoe, giving you the freedom to shoot the way you’re comfortable with.
Automatically transfer and upload images with SnapBridge
Our smart new application – SnapBridge – allows the DL24-85 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 DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8.
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1 35mm-format equivalent.
2 Maximum number of shots changes depending on shooting conditions and memory card speed.
3 Register for your Nikon ID to receive unlimited online storage for thumbnail pictures (1920 x 1080 pixel equivalent) on NIKON IMAGE SPACE, for free.
|Type||Compact digital camera|
|Effective pixels||20.8 million (image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels)|
|Image sensor||I1.0-in type, 13.2 mm x 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format); approx. 23.27 million total pixels|
|Lens||NIKKOR lens with 3.6x Optical zoom|
|Focal length||8.8-31.3 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-85 mm lens in 35 mm  format)|
|Construction||11 elements in 9 groups (1 ED lens element)|
|Digital zoom magnification||Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 340 mm lens in 35 mm  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. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity
Macro close-up mode: approx 3 cm (1.2 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position), or 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity (telephoto position)
Super macro mode: approx. 3 cm (1.2 in.) to 6 cm (2.4 in.)
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) 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 30 s
Mechanical shutter 1/1000 to 30 s
Electronic shutter 1/16000 to 30 s
Time shooting: maximum 120 s (when M mode is set)
|Flash sync speed||Mechanical shutter: synchronizes with shutter at all speeds
Electronic shutter: synchronizes with shutter at X=1/60 s 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 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 24 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included)
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5F 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 life1||Still images: approx. 250 shots when using EN-EL 24
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording)2: approx. 50 min when using EN-EL 24
|Tripod socket||1/4 (ISO 1222)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 104.9 x 61.3 x 49.8 mm (4.1 x 2.4 x 2.0 in.) excluding projections|
|Weight||Approx. 345 g (12.2 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-DL1 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.
The DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 is available in stores with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty.