Nikon Cancels Release of DL Series of Premium Compact Cameras
Nikon has today announced that sales of the long-awaited DL series of premium compact cameras will be cancelled
Models including the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will all be pulled from release after a press release, rceived today, stated that: “After an initial June 2016 release schedule for the DL series, the identification of issues with the integrated circuit for image processing, release of the three cameras was delayed indeterminately.
The statement continued: “Since then, everyone involved has worked very hard to develop products with which our customers will be satisfied. However, it has been decided that sales of the DL series will be cancelled due to concerns regarding their profitability considering the increase in development costs, and the drop in the number of expected sales due to the slow-down of the market.”
Nikon added: “We sincerely apologise to all those affected by this decision, especially those customers who waited so long for the cameras to be released, retailers and others whose business will be affected, for the inconvenience this decision may cause.”