Nikon Df Brief Review

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Specifications

  • Nikon's thinnest, lightest FX-format D-SLR
  • 16.2 megapixel image sensor
  • EXPEED 3 image processing
  • Dedicated mechanical dials for shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and release mode
  • 39-point autofocus system with 9 highly accurate cross-type sensors
  • Compatible with all current AF-S, AF-D and AF NIKKOR lenses
  • Manual Modes
  • RAW
  • Optical Viewfinder
  • Maximum shutter speed 1/4000
  • Up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.2 inch LCD
  • Optional wi-fi and GPS
  • No video
  • No pop-up flash (accessory shoe port available)
  • Battery life rated at 1400 shots
  • Part Number: 1528
  • UPC: 018208015283
  • Release Date: Nov 28, 2013
  • Release Date: 2013-11-28
  • Final Grade: 94 A

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Nikon Df
A retro inspired DSLR.
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 6/19/2014

When camera giant Nikon finally decided to release a retro-inspired DSLR, they did it in style with the Df, a lightweight full frame DSLR that has a style similar to the old Nikon F film cameras. The sensor and processor are the same one that's in the D4, which is a bit older but still excellent. The clear advantage in the Df is the smaller, sleeker size without sacrificing things like battery life (which is unfortunately a downside of smaller full frame models like the Sony a7). The Df also has more physical controls than other similar models, thanks to the inspiration from an actual film camera. The Df has a dial for shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation and shutter release mode. While the Df has the same sensor as the D4 in a smaller size for about half the price, the Df is a bit slower at 5.5 fps compared to 9 fps. The kit lens isn't the usual low quality lens either, it's a fast f1.8, though fixed at 50mm. There's no pop-up flash or video mode, which likely won't be an issue for the target market.

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