Nikon Won’t Be Making Advanced Compact Cameras After All

February 13, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

Nikon’s line of three advanced compact cameras has died in the crib.

The DL series, announced early last year and set to ship in June of 2016, was beset with delays caused by trouble with the image processing circuitry. Now, Nikon has decided to scrap the lineup entirely.

In a statement announcing the move, Nikon cited “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” as primary reasons for ending the DL line.

“We sincerely apologize 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,” the company added.