Nikon DL 24-500 vs Sony RX10 II


These Comparison will help you in choosing the camera more worth to you. One side the pocket friendly yet powerful Nikon DL 24-500mm and on the other side Sony RX10 II. Let’s talk more about these two cameras in details..

Features/ Models Nikon DL 24-500mm Sony RX10 II
Megapixel 20.8MP CX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor 20 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
Sensor size 1 inch 1″ inch
Low pass filter No NO
Optical Zoom 21X 8.3X
Aperture Range F2.8 – 5.6 Fixed aperture F2.8
Macro Range 1 cm 3 Cm
Image processor Expeed 6A  BionzX
Image Stabilization Dual IS Optical IS
AF system Hybrid Contrast Detect
AF Points 171 Phase detect AF points 35
ISO 160-12800 64-25600
Shutter Min/ mix 30-1/16000 30-1/3200
Continuous shooting speed 60 fps 14fps
Video 4K @ 30dps 4K @ 30p
Display 3″ 1037k-Dot Vari-Angle OLED Touchscreen 3.0″ 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine TFT LCD
Viewfinder 0.4″ 2.36m-Dot Eye-Level OLED EVF XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi and NFC WiFi and NFC
Environmentally sealed No Yes
Battery life  290 shots 400 shots
Dimensions 122.5 x 89.9 x 138.8 mm 129.0 x 88.1 x 102.2 mm
Weight 780 g 813 g


Sensors:-Nikon DL 24-500mm features a 1-inch CX-format 20.8MP BSI CMOS sensor which coupled with EXPEED 6A image processor to produce impressive and high resolution still imagery in low light conditions with reduced noise while Sony RX10 II has 1-inch stacked CMOS image sensor powered by BIONZ X Image Processor.

Nikon DL 24-500mm has expandable ISO of 12800 while Sony RX10 II has extended ISO of 25600. Hence Sony features high sensitivity sensor compare to Nikon DL.

Nikon DL 24-500mm captures 20.8MP files @ 60fps while Nikon DL 24-500mm captures 20MP files @14fps.


Optical zoom:-Nikon DL 24-500mm comes with higher optical zoom of 21X compare to Sony RX10 II, which has much lower optical zoom of 8.3X.

Hence, Nikon DL 24-500mm will definitely be the first choice for the photographers who wants better experience during capturing the subjects without approaching towards the targeted object and also the resulting images will definitely comes with more sharpness and clarity comparative to the camera Sony RX10 II with much lesser Optical zoom.


Aperture range:-Nikon DL 24-500mm has the aperture of F2.8-5.6 while Sony RX10 II has fixed aperture of 2.8.

Hence, there is no doubt that the fixed aperture of Sony RX10 II has lots of benefits compare to the higher aperture of Nikon DL 24-500mm.

As we know the fixed aperture of Sony RX10 II makes it to remain constant throughout the zoom range which provides the photographer a creamy bokeh at tele-end also it captures a noise-free image at maximum zoom range. Also a constant maximum aperture plays an important role in low light conditions and provides shallow –depth- of field focus control. The maximum fixed aperture increased the performance of the camera even in low light conditions and increased its ability and control over focused area.

But Nikon DL 24-500mm is not superior with its variable aperture compare to Sony RX10 II.

Macro range:-Nikon DL 24-500mm has macro value of 1cm while Sony RX10 II has larger macro value of 3cm.

Since, the smaller the macro value, it is better for sharp and clear photography for small subjects. Due to small macro value, the users can focus on the subject more perfectly and effectively.

So undoubtedly Nikon DL 24-500mm will be superior and first choice for the photographers who will like to capture the tiny objects comparative to Sony RX10 II.


A F System:-Nikon DL 24-500mm has an advanced Hybrid AF system with 171 focus points in which 105 points are capable of phase detection. Hence the higher AF points enables the camera to shoot at continuous shooting speed up to 20 fps, while due to its fixed focus the users can get the camera’s higher focus speed up to 60 fps. On the other hand Sony RX10 II comes with contrast detect AF System with 35 focus points.

Hence, the more AF Points of Nikon DL 24-500mm supports it to focus the images of a selected part of the subject and also it helps the users to track the subject in full frame resulting in wide AF coverage with more sharpness and accuracy compare to Sony RX10 II.


ISO:-Nikon DL 24-500mm has expandable ISO of 12800 while Sony RX10 II has extended ISO of 25600.

Hence, Sony RX10 II has increase of 1stop in ISO compare to Nikon DL 24-500mm.

Hence Sony RX10 II provides the users to shoot in all kinds of shooting environments even in low light as well as changing light conditions while the less ISO of Nikon DL 24-500mm makes it suitable for shooting in bright conditions.


Top continuous Shooting Speed:-Nikon DL 24-500mm has 60 fps of shooting speed which is more than four times of continuous shooting speed of Sony RX10 II which has 14fps.

So, undoubtedly Nikon DL 24-500mm performs well with better result during capturing fast action objects and also helps the users to track each and every action of the fast moving subjects more quickly compare to Sony RX10 II.


Shutter speed:-Nikon DL 24-500mm has faster shutter speed of 30-1/16000 while Sony RX10 II has slower shutter speed of 30-1/3200.

Hence, the faster shutter speed of Nikon DL 24-500mm helps to freeze action completely and comes with better result while the slower shutter speed of Sony RX10 II doesn’t give impressive image and also the moving objects appear blurred along the direction of the motion.

So, Nikon DL 24-500mm performs better comparative to Sony RX10 II in case of freezing the action images.

Verdict- The DL24-500 offers the longest zoom capability of any DL premium compact with 21x optical zoom (42x with Dynamic Fine Zoom). The photographers searching long Zoom model then DL24-500  is the option. 



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