LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon DL18-50 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,037k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Nikon DL18-50 will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
DL18-50 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon DL24-500 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Nikon DL18-50 can shoot continuously at max speed of 60.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec . Unfortunately DL18-50 doesn't have a built-in flash but there is a port for mounting external flashes.
Nikon DL18-50 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 171 points to choose from.
With Nikon DL18-50, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Nikon DL18-50 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.DL18-50 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon DL18-50 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon DL24-500 or Fujifilm X100T in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon DL18-50 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( Wi-Fi with NFC and constant connection via Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, DL18-50 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other. You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Nikon DL18-50 is powered by EN-EL24 battery which provides a shooting life of 290 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 308 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
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Current Lowest price for Nikon DL18-50 is $846.95