Nikon's New DL Cameras Are All the Point-And-Shoot You'll Ever Need

Nikon's New DL Cameras Are All the Point-And-Shoot You'll Ever Need

Point-and-shoot cameras are stuck in a bad place between smartphones for most people, and mirrorless shooters for people who care more. Nikon’s new DL range is hoping to change all that.

The DLs all sport 20-megapixel 1-inch sensors, the same as in Nikon’s existing mirrorless cameras. It’s smaller than the Micro Four-Thirds and APS-C sensors commonly found in mirrorless cameras and cheaper DSLRs, but big enough to blow smartphone sensors out of the water. Sensor size is one of those specs that matter: bigger sensors mean more light, which makes for better detail, superior low-light performance, and all-around better performance.

The main difference between the three DLs is the lens: there’s one with a general-purpose 24-85mm zoom, a wide-angle 18-50mm zoom,…

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