My love for Fujifilm dates back in time. After the film era, when using Nikon FM3a, N80 and F100 with Fujifilm and Ilford 35mm films (I was never a big fan of Kodak film), my first experience with Digital cameras was with Nikon Coolpix. I was then switching back and forth between Canon and Nikon small point and shoots or bridge cameras, until I got my first Nikon Digital SLR in the beginning of 2009.
In my previous post “What I want to see from Nikon in 2017”, I wrote about the Nikon DL cameras: “They are almost on the market. Several stores already have new arrival dates, so these cameras are coming officially.”
Well I was wrong. Today Nikon announced the cancellation of the series. Here is the official announcement:
“Cancellation of release of the DL series of premium compact cameras
February 13, 2017
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation announced today that sales of the long-awaited DL series of premium compact camera, the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be canceled.
A June, 2016 release was originally planned for the DL series. However, with the identification of issues with the integrated circuit for image processing, release of the three cameras was delayed indeterminately.