The Nikon Df is a unique, advanced- DSLR that harmonizes Nikon heritage and modern performance in a lightweight and very capable FX-format camera. The new Df pays homage to the enduring style and controls of Nikon’s distinguished "F" series of 35mm film cameras, yet features technology similar to Nikon’s professional flagship D4 D-SLR. Due to it's simple design and focus on "pure photography," the Df does not offer any video recording capabilities.
Nikon Df DSLR Camera
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“ If you like the way it looks, have some Pre-AI lenses you want to use, or hanker for the chance to use traditional dedicated control dials, then it's a camera you should seriously look at.”
- 16MP full frame CMOS sensor
- 5.5 frames per second continuous shooting
- 39-point autofocus system with 9 cross-type points
- ISO100 - 12800
- 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
- 0.7x viewfinder with 100% coverage
- Raw and Raw + JPEG shooting
- Optional external flash via hot shoe or PC sync
- Wi-Fi compatible via WU-1a mobile adapter (sold separately)
- Collapsible coupling lever makes it compatible with all Nikon F-mount lenses, even non-AI
- Magnesium Alloy body with mechanical exposure dials
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Max resolution||4928 x 3280|
|Other resolutions||FX: 3696 x 2456, 2464 x 1640; DX crop: 3200 x 2128, 2400 x 1592, 1600 x 1064|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100 - 12800|
|White balance presets||12|
|Custom white balance||Yes (4 spots)|
|Uncompressed format||RAW + TIFF|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal, basic|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||39|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe or PC sync)|
|Flash modes||Auto FP High-speed sync, front-curtain sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction,|
|Continuous drive||6 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10, or 20 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (2 or 3 shots in 1/3 or 1/2-stop intervals)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||via WU-1a wireless mobile adapter|
|Remote control||Yes (Cable release, wireless remote)|
|Battery description||EN-EL14/EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1400|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||760 g (1.68 lb / 26.81 oz)|
|Dimensions||144 x 110 x 67 mm (5.67 x 4.33 x 2.64″)|
|GPS notes||via GP-1 or GP-1A adapter|
Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category at the time of review.
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The Nikon Df is a product that's as much about invoking nostalgia as it is about capturing the moment. Its control setup, though slower than a modern DSLR layout, will appeal to anyone who wants a camera that feels more like a camera than an electronic device. However, despite an excellent imaging sensor, we think too many compromises were made on such an expensive camera.
Anyone longing to shoot using traditional control dials. Owners of Pre-AI Nikon lenses.
Not So Good For
Users of autofocus wishing to work in low light. Photographers looking for the best available technology for their money.
NIKON DF VS D610 – WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Here is a very interesting article in comparing the Nikon Df with Nikon D610 http://finophotography.co.nz/2013/11/07/nikon-df-vs-d610-which-one-is-right-for-you/
Not for everybody
Very nice camera! I bought in black color, it looks in reality better than silver. This camera for old generation, like me, who remember instant photography with Leica and Zenit. I expected to feel old camera - but probably this camera was designed by new generation of designers who never worked a lot with old cameras. Probably. But still DF is exclusive - as a tool, as a gift, as one of last cameras of DSLR epoch. IQ is excellent even with kit lenses, and I think now about Otus lenses. The ...
A great addition to the Nikon lineup.
I've now had the Df for several days and have used and handled it enough to give some feedback about it. I'll start off by saying that this is certainly not a camera for everyone; it has several areas where it would fall short for many users and understandably so. However, I don't believe this camera was intended as a camera that would sell based on mass market appeal. This is not meant to be a comprehensive review but rather a brief review commenting on what I believe to be some of the most ...
Dƒ Review (plus DSC_0001, sample images, favourite lenses and more)
I'm that guy. I always have a camera with me. I want a full frame, fast, low light, low weight camera in my bag all the time. I don't want to wait for the little computer and monitor to boot up. I want the camera to get out of the way. First, the Formalities It's been a tradition of mine to post my DSC_0001 for new cameras that I get, even when I screw it up and face the wrath of the internet jackals. OOC JPEG, slightly brightened. 50 f1.8 SE (Kit) As you're pixel peeping these images, keep ...
A Conversation with Bob Krist by Nikon
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Compact & lightweight 3 LENSES KIT for Nikon FX
Thinking about the Nikon DF, but coming from micro43, I’m really worried about lens size and weight. The 50mm f1.8 G is going to be a perfect walkaround and low light prime, and probably the 70-200 f4 plus a TC 1.7x is going to cover my telephoto needs with very good IQ. But, for an standard zoom (looking for an only 3 lenses kit), Nikon 24-85 f3.5-4.5 VR is the best balanced option I’ve found (between Nikon 24-70 f2.8, 24-120 f4 and Sigma 24-105 as the other options I've considered). It’s compact and light, but mixed reviews about quality in the web. I don't want the big guns f2.8 route, and ready to sacrifice some IQ in order to reduce weight. Another option to keep size down is to get a 24mm f2.8D.......but I'll prefer the flexibility of a zoom. What do you think? Thanks!
It really depends on what shooting you want to do and where you want to do most of it. For travel using a D600, my compact and lightweight travel kit includes two lenses you have nominated; the 50 F1.8G and the 70-200 F4. My third and indispensable lens for travel is the 16-35 VR. In cities, interior and exterior, UWA is absolutely necessary IMHO and this lens often takes 70% of all shots taken on an extensive trip. The VR is extremely useful as flash and / or tripods are sometimes inconvenient and, increasingly are banned from public places, especially crowded ones. This lens takes many shots in poor / low light that a non-VR lens simply could not capture. Continue Reading
Edit: Sorry, responded to wrong poster I think for what you intend to spend you got it right with the 24-85mm VR, 70-200 f4, and maybe the Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 for around $350. I don't think any Nikon TC will work well with the lens you are considering. Continue Reading
I know you don't want the 24mm f2.8D :P The corners are totally useless until f8 and don't look decent till f11-f16. There is an old sigma 24mm f2.8 that is better (and MUCH sharper in the center wide open) but still has mushy corners until f5.6-f8. I'm also not a big fan of the 50mm f1.8G, the bokeh and overall rendering is pretty "meh" IMHO. I own the lens and rarely use it because the results just don't inspire me. The problem I find with it is sometimes the bokeh is "OK" and then out of the blue it's a mess of double line nastiness, which ruins the whole shallow DOF, subject isolation I carry the lens to get. I'd skip the 50 to get a sigma 35 (or the zeiss 35mm f2, which is what I bought instead of the sigma) and the 70-200f4 and make it a 2 lens kit instead. Continue Reading
DF : Poor AF performance in low-light different opinions
Steve Huff wrote about the DP review of the poor low-light AF of the DF : "... Well in my use I say otherwise. Funny because I have witnessed first hand on three occasions where dp review guys were testing and shooting cameras to review – I shot with them On three occasions. On two of those I had to explain a couple if things. Dp review is not the final word, trust me on that. The Df does fantastic in low light with the kit lens. I had no issues at all... ." So, the DF does a "good-normal" job in low light or it's really a problem ? How can exist so different reports ?? regards Alberto
I don't understand the faith many put in Steve Huff's opinion and their skepticism of DPR's. The DPR review presents some pretty hard evidence about the capability of the DF. Other than some pretty pictures, proving the already proven capability of the sensor, Huff doesn't do much else. His video is nothing more than a preview of the camera. DPR did that and much more. Do I agree with everything DPR says about the Df? No. But I believe it is a fair and unbiased review. Continue Reading
Steve Huff exaggerated the AF performance. His review is not methodical and critical as reviews from other sources. In the Digital Camera World review Angela Nicholson mentioned AF performance has some minor issues. I agree with her, as I have shot my Df several times in low light and found it has occasional difficulty focusing with using its Special Edition 50mm kit lens. This is a minor concern, but you should not expect high-performance AF that is available with other cameras. Continue Reading
So, I have been a Nikon shooter since 1976, have owned the FM, FM2, D100, D70s, D200 and D700. The Df IS the camera this D700 owner was crying out for. I have a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering and have worked at NASA for 32 years. Yet I am a’fool' in your estimation. You are certainly entitled to your opinion of the camera. I resent your opinion of people who decide they would like to own it. YOU don't know what their needs or wants are, so it might be best if you don't judge them. Continue Reading
D610/DF AA filter ??
Hi, I read an old thread on Nikonians where someone said the D610 has no AA filter. I seem to recall reading that in one other place in a forum. But I've not seen anything about that in any of the product literature. Does it or doesn't it ? How about the DF, would that be the same ? Thanks !
Awww, Floyd! Please don't bring up AA filters on a weekend... can't a man have a drink without having to worry about "Alcoholics Anonymous?" :-D Rest assured that the D610 does have an AA filter but that doesn't stop it rendering brilliant IQ. Cheers Andrew Continue Reading
Thanks Andrew. And sorry to ruin your buzz. You can always take a meeting next week and jump back on that wagon. :-)) Thanks ! Continue Reading
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- Nikon Df Camera Body
- (Kit also includes Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.8G Special Edition Lens)
- DK-26 Eyepiece Cap
- String for eyepiece cap
- UC-E6 USB Cable
- AN-DC9 Camera Strap
- BF-1B Body Cap
- BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
- ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
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