This is a camera sure to appeal to those shooters who appreciate not just the look of older cameras but the simple control of its manual operation system and a thin yet durable and easy-to-grip body. The Nikon Df is a 16MP, full-frame DSLR with the sensor and processor of the D4, and an AF system borrowed from the D610, all inside a body inspired by the classic Nikon F film cameras.
According to Nikon, the ‘f’ in Df stands for ‘fusion’ – fusion of the old and the new. The ‘D’ is of course for ‘Digital’. The Nikon Df uses a 39-point AF system and shoots at a maximum shooting rate of 5.5 fps. Despite the Df’s retro look, it’s a thoroughly modern DSLR, but with one major difference – no video!
Nikon Df Key Features & Specs:
- 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor
- EXPEED 3 image processing
- 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors
- Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 12,800, expandable to ISO 204,800 (Hi-4)
- 2016-pixel 3D Matrix Metering and Scene Recognition
- New: compatible with classic Ai and non-Ai NIKKOR glass
- 5.5 FPS high-speed burst
- 3.2-inch 921k-dot LCD display
- Wi-Fi compatibility with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
- 100% viewfinder
- 150k-rated shutter
- Magnesium alloy top, rear and bottom covers
- Weather-sealing comparable to the D800
The Nikon Df comes in two color options – silver and all black, and will be available for $2749 body only. Nikon has created a special edition of its AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8G to match the ‘retro’ look and feel of the Df (optically it’s identical to the standard version) and this is available separately for $279, or bundled with the Df for $2999.95.