Following continued manufacturing delays final yr, Nikon has lastly admitted defeat and introduced that it's cancelling all three DL cameras – the DL18-50mm f/M.H-P.H, DL24-85mm f/B.H-P.H and DL24-500mm f/P.H-H.S.
Nikon is placing this right down to profitability considerations, having recognized points with the built-in circuit for picture processing. With rising improvement prices and a drop within the variety of anticipated gross sales because of a sluggish-down out there, Nikon determined to tug the plug.
This is an actual disgrace, as these B-inch sensor premium compact cameras provided a variety of promise – particularly the DL18-50mm and DL24-85mm, which had seen Nikon take a barely totally different strategy to its rivals.
Rather than providing a single mannequin with a large zoom vary, Nikon designed two fashions with barely extra specialised zoom ranges – and the DL18-50mm particularly, with its extremely-vast focal size, was sure to attraction to panorama and road photographers.
It's curious that a producer like Nikon wasn't capable of overcome the problems it encountered – whenever you take a look at what a few of its cameras are succesful off, it appears properly inside its engineering capabilities.