Nikon Df Price in USA

Nikon Df Price in US

At first glance, the Nikon Df seems to be the digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) with the conventional exterior controls that a lot of people have been wishing for for a number of years now. But despite all of Nikon’s promises of a return to ‘Pure Photography,’ an awful lot of what’s inside the Df’s convincingly vintage exterior is very familiar. This is despite the fact that the Df has a throwback design. The 16-megapixel full-frame sensor from the company’s flagship D4 is used in the Df, while the CPU and autofocus mechanism are from the more cost-effective D610. The Df is designed to compete with the company’s flagship D4.

Nikon Df Price in USA

A film camera from a far older age served as inspiration for the design of this camera. In point of fact, the Df seems to be a larger version of the Nikon FM (and not too dissimilar to Canon’s F1N) when viewed from the front. In addition to its appearance and its specialized external controls, the Df also has a retractable meter connection tab, which enables it to be used with non-AI lenses that were manufactured before 1977. This is the Df’s second reference to the company’s heritage.

Those of us who came of age with film SLR cameras find the effect to be rather fascinating. We have it on good authority that the Df has been in development for at least four years, and the joy of those responsible for its creation is almost palpable in the numerous specific design cues obviously taken from earlier single-lens reflex cameras, such as the FM/2 and the long-lived professional-targeted Nikon F3.

According to Nikon, the letter ‘F’ in ‘Df’ stands for the word ‘fusion,’ more precisely, the merging of the modern with the more traditional aspects of photography. The only thing that we are unfamiliar with is the “retro” aesthetic, which leaves us with the letter “D.” This, of course, is short for the word “Digital.” The Nikon Df features a maximum shooting speed of 5.5 frames per second, a full-frame sensor, and a 39-point autofocus system. In spite of the fact that it claims to be “completely manual,” the Df has front and rear electronic control dials in addition to the specialized physical dials that are located on the top-plate. The LCD on the back of the camera has a resolution of 921k dots and is 3.2 inches. The majority of its design is that of a totally contemporary DSLR, however there is one significant departure from the norm.

The Df is one of only two contemporary DSLRs that are not capable of recording video; the other being the Sigma SD1 Merrill. This is the most significant distinction between the two cameras. According to what we learned from talking to Nikon’s engineers, the incorporation of a video recording capability into the Df was never even considered as a possibility. This was supposedly cited as a philosophical reason. This is a professional camera designed for professionals that should only be used for “pure photography,” and not for recording videos (oddly though, the Df still boasts a full complement of retouch options including the decidedly lightweight fisheye and miniature effects).

Nikon Df Specifications

Price
MSRP$2749.95 (body only), $2999.95 / £2749.99 (with 50mm F1.8 lens)
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution4928 x 3280
Other resolutionsFX: 3696 x 2456, 2464 x 1640; DX crop: 3200 x 2128, 2400 x 1592, 1600 x 1064
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (36 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 3
Color spacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100 – 12800
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)204800
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (4 spots)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW + TIFF
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal, basic
File formatJPEG (EXIF 2.3)RAW (NEF)TIFF
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampNo
Number of focus points39
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.7×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modesProgram AutoShutter PriorityAperture PriorityManual
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe or PC sync)
Flash modesAuto FP High-speed sync, front-curtain sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction,
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Drive modesSingle-frameContinuous highContinuous lowMirror-upQuiet shutterSelf-timer
Continuous drive5.5 fps
Self-timerYes (2, 5, 10, or 20 secs)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
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 BracketingYes (2 or 3 shots in 1/3 or 1/2-stop intervals)
Videography features
MicrophoneNone
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
WirelessOptional
Wireless notesvia WU-1a wireless mobile adapter
Remote controlYes (Cable release, wireless remote)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionEN-EL14/EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)1400
Weight (inc. batteries)760 g (1.68 lb / 26.81 oz)
Dimensions144 x 110 x 67 mm (5.67 x 4.33 x 2.64″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNone
GPS notesvia GP-1 or GP-1A adapter
8Expert Score
Good

The Nikon Df is not an option for all photographers. This is a product that is as concerned with evoking feelings of nostalgia as it is with preserving the present moment. Its control arrangement is slower than that of a current DSLR, but it should appeal to photographers who desire a camera that feels more like a camera than an electronic gadget, and its 16MP image sensor is among the best in its class.

Build quality
7
Ergonomics & handling
6.5
Features
8
Image quality
8.5
Performance
7
Value
5.5
Pros
  • Excellent image quality even with high ISO settings.
  • continuous shooting at 5.5 frames per second.
  • Control system that is based on dials.
  • 100-percent viewfinder.
  • 921k-dot display found on the back.
  • Complete backwards compatibility with older Nikkor lenses with manual focusing.
Cons
  • No video recording.
  • It does not have a focus assist beam or a flash.
  • The "A" setting on the ISO dial is missing.
  • The retro look and the hefty body are incompatible.
  • For manual focus lenses, a modern focus screen is not the best option.
  • A handgrip that is not deep enough is not a good match for bigger lenses.

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