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||5.5 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.
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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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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
How an AF body meets an AF-S lens? (and misc questions)
First of all, let me state some of my understandings. Please DO correct me if I am wrong ;) I have did a bit studies over wiki , nikon , and dpreview . (1) All AF lenses have the AF screw hole? (2) All AF bodies have the AF screw driver? (3) All non-AF bodies have no AF screw driver? (4) No matter in what combinations, AF detection and calculations must be done in camera. (i am quite sure on this.) (5) Differences between AF and AF-S lens is, AF lens cannot turn itself mechanically (need to depend on the body's screw driver), while AF-S can. (i am quite sure on this too.) We have AF body ...
Interesting question, I'm thinking the screw doesn't play a part in AF-S lenses, just the motor built into it using the data received from the camera. Continue Reading
no no no yes yes yes yes yes there is no screwdriver on AFS lenses so they turn themselves Continue Reading
Help with Df Auto ISO
I have a Df on the way. I read (somewhere) that auto ISO limits are set by the external manual controls, ie, the shutter speed low limit is that selected on the shutter speed dial and the ISO high limit is set by the ISO dial. In reading the manual on the computer, it doesn't mention the external controls and describes how to set auto ISO all by menu selections. If this is correct, then the external controls are not a factor in auto ISO. Can someone set me straight?
Auto ISO is selected as any other camera, through the menu ! Auto ISO is very well thought out and works superbly. Stick a flash on top and it will go to 400 ISO when in auto. I find this superb too. You can also use the Fn as a shortcut to ISO for those times you have reason to manually select your ISO. Auto ISO will override any ISO setting you have set on the dial ! :) Continue Reading
Not sure about Df, but on most others you can toggle AUTO ISO on and off with holding ISO button down and rotating front dial. 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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