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Nikon Df Digital Camera

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SLR 16.2MP CMOS Oct 2014
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Four Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Hi-tech.mail.ru/ all of whom concluded that this Nikon camera was good.

Imaging Resource.com gave this camera a "Dave's Pick" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 78 out of 100 based on fourty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this digital camera is excellent based on 128 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images. Digitaltrends.com said three years ago “A very small group of photographers who are happy” in their review of the Nikon Df nonetheless they scored the product 3 stars. Stuff.tv said “It takes amazing photos” in their review of this digital camera. Stuff.tv also said “It's taken a very clear aim at purist photo enthusiasts”.

A few Nikon Df owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Miss. Joanna Knowles wrote on Amazon “It's better suited to slow moving or stationary subjects and is excellent for low light photography, i use it for Landscape”. Dp Review wrote “Amazing lowlight capability”. Dp Review also mentioned “Very cool, classic look, excellent prolevel image quality, fabulous lowlight performer at high ISOs, fast performance, compatible with over 400 Nikon lenses from past”.

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. What Digital Camera mentioned “Superb sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “The sensor is full frame” in their review of the Nikon Df. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com wrote “The full-frame, FX-format Nikon Df takes the same great sensor and processor pairing of the professional Nikon D4”.

A number of people who purchased it mentioned that it had a good ISO range. Phil Court said in his Nikon Df review on Amazon “Traditional controls, easily selectable ISO, exposure compensation” and rated this digital camera 4 stars. Dp Review said on DP Review “Great high ISO image quality”. Dp Review also mentioned “Impressive high ISO performance”.

Some Nikon Df reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Dp Review said in their review on DP Review “5.5fps continuous shooting”.

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Robust

A number of customers who bought it reckoned that it was well made. What Digital Camera said in their Nikon Df review “Solid specification”. Dp Review wrote in their review of the Nikon Df three years ago “Excellent build quality” . Dp Review also said “Solid bygd”.

Some Nikon Df owners who reviewed it wrote that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Wired.com wrote “Sturdy metal throwback controls for everything” in their review. Three years ago Dp Review said in their review on DP Review “Autofocus has a tough time locking in on some shots”.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was retro. T3.com said “The Nikon Df DSLR sports a distinctive retro design that's based on the maker's old 35mm film cameras, such as the Nikon FM” . Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review on expert review site Expert Reviews three years ago “With the Df, Nikon has certainly got the retro part of that equation right”. Dp Review wrote “Handsome, retro styling” in their review.

Some Nikon Df owners who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “Nearly ten years after forsaking its small, yet powerful analogue 'FM' SLRs, Nikon has resuscitated its oh, so stylish design, adding the D4's 16.2 Mpx full-frame” in their review of the Nikon Df. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “The results were pretty interesting, with a few cameras falling into bo” in their Nikon Df review. Expert website Todayonline.com mentioned “For those who love to blend personal style with photography, or just have a hipster's inclinations”.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good design. Three years ago Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Not everyone is going to like or even feel comfortable with the camera's design and the need to depend on sometimes d”. Howtospendit.ft.com wrote in the same month “The design of this wonderfully tough-looking camera is still inspiring, though” in their Nikon Df review. Digit.in mentioned in the same month “Great image quality (of 4 standards), fast autofocus system works a treat, great design concept, manual control dials have their benefits, nonAI lens compatibility” in their review and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100.

One Nikon Df reviewer said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews three years ago “Ergonomics could be better and autofocus performance really should be” in their review of the Nikon Df.

One customer who reviewed the Nikon Df thought it was ugly. Expert review site Pdnonline.com wrote three years ago “Not an unattractive one” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people reckoned that this digital camera was good quality. Last year Miss. Joanna Knowles said on Amazon “Believe me the build quality is very good, its mainly of metal construction, unlike most modern Digital SLR's which are mainly made of plastic” in her review of the Nikon Df and scored the Nikon Df very highly. Expert website Wired.com said “Solid build quality and classic aesthetics” and rated the product 4 stars. Digitalversus.com said in their Nikon Df review “The Nikon Df boasts an excellent build and finish, first-rate image quality” .

Good Brand

SLR cameras manufactured by Nikon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just SLR cameras) and found that Nikon also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Quality Lens

Four customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Modern focus screen not ideal for manual focus lenses”. Digit.in wrote “Fast autofocus, excellent general responsiveness” in their Nikon Df review.

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Miss. Joanna Knowles mentioned in her review of this digital camera “It can also be used with Af len's as well if you prefer”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few Nikon Df owners concluded that the product was noisy. Four years ago What Digital Camera mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great noise control”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Nikon Df delivers excellent noise performance, thanks to the 16.2 megapixel sensor from the Nikon D4, albeit without the same exp” and rated this digital camera 4 stars. Three years ago Camerastuffreviewcom wrote “You also have noise and dynamic range”.

Easy to Use

Ten Nikon Df owners who purchased the Nikon Df agreed that it was easy to use. Phil Court wrote on Amazon “A pleasure to use” in his review of the Nikon Df. Phil Court also mentioned “Lost a star due to use of plastic, where metal could have been used!”. Digit.in gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Nikon Df review “The kit lens is great and it's an enjoyable camera to use”.

One Nikon Df reviewer who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. One Nikon Df owner considered that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Digit.in mentioned in their review of the Nikon Df “High quality JPEG images with pleasant color at default settings” .

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Good Battery Life

Some Nikon Df owners who bought it considered that it had a good battery life. Dp Review said “Great battery life” in their review.

Good Support

Four Nikon Df reviewers agreed that the product had good technical guidance. Miss. Joanna Knowles rated it as excellent and she mentioned on Amazon last year “It's for the serious photographer who likes a manual control camera” in her Nikon Df review. Dp Review mentioned “Full compatibility with older manual focus Nikkor lenses” . Three years ago Digit.in scored it 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Awesome manual control” in their Nikon Df review.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Dp Review mentioned three years ago “Solid feature set” in their Nikon Df review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people mentioned that the Nikon Df had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Nikon Df review on Digital Versus “A pleasant optical viewfinder and good levels of responsiveness—all the essentials for a DSLR”. Dp Review mentioned “Big, clear fullframe viewfinder” .

Good Exposure Control

One Nikon Df owner reckoned that it had good exposure controls.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Nikon Df has one of the larger display diagonals amongst SLR cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Df the display diagonals range from 2.5" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3".

We compared this camera to all the other 3.2" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D800[plb_1347009_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Df, the Nikon Df has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D800[plb_1347009_price].

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the D600[pl_2079663_price], or the D800E[pl_2119188_price] both from Nikon is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Nikon D800[plb_1347009_price] (CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D800[plb_1347009_price] is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon Df is more than most SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Df. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The Nikon Df has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Nikon Df has a greater number of light exposure modes than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on SLR cameras that are a similar age to the Df. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Df is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivity "12800" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Nikon Df has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Df. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Face detection" and "Servo Auto Focus" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon Df has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently supported camera file system is DCF 2, but this camera file system is not supported by this Nikon camera. The camera file systems DCF, DPOF 1.1 and Exif 2.3 are also supported by this camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Nikon Df is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Df.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The average flash sync-speed of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.56s, and the flash sync-speeds range from 0.00012s to 3s. With a flash sync-speed of only 0.005 seconds, the Nikon Df has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “It's a little bulkier and heavier than I'd like” in their review of the Nikon Df. Dp Review said on DP Review “Retro design and chunky body clash”. Dp Review also said “Bulky, yet handgrip is quite modest”.

Some Nikon Df owners who reviewed it thought it was not a good body shape. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their review three years ago “Places them in a retro-styled body that, while occasionally clumsy, is undeniably handsome” yet they scored this digital camera 4 stars. T3me.com wrote “Yet, at 11,499 dirhams for the body alone,  it's a pricey beast” in their review but even so they rated it 4 stars.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Df do not support Full HD video. The Nikon Df is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Nikon D800[plb_1347009_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon Df does not support video capability. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Df do support video capability.

Other cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at include the Nikon D800[plb_1347009_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Nikon Df is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Nikon D800[plb_1347009_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Df does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D800[plb_1347009_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon Df does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Df also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Nikon D800[plb_1347009_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Nikon Df is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Df, the Nikon Df does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Nikon Df has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Df. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This camera has a -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most commonly found flash exposure correction on SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Df

Released Over Three Years Ago

This SLR digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Weight

The Nikon Df has a pretty typical weight (710 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Df.

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Average Megapixel

The Nikon Df has a pretty standard megapixel (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the D600[pl_2079663_price] (24.3MP), or the D800E[pl_2119188_price] (36.3MP) both from Nikon.

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
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Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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Expert Reviews

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We recently asked our readers on Facebook to tell us which camera they'd love to buy if money were no object and which camera they would realistically buy within their current budget. The results... Read more…

8 December 2014

This roundup contains the majority of current full-frame camera offerings available. Full-frame cameras have image sensors as large as a frame of 35mm film...

Excellent image quality, especially in low light
Sturdy metal throwback controls for everything
Accepts preapertureindexing (Ai) Nikkor lenses from the days of yore
Solid build quality and classic aesthetics
Just a hell of a lot of fun to shoot with
Autofocus has a tough time locking in on some shots
No builtin flash
Doesn't shoot video
Storage is handled by a single SD card slot
Expensive
11 September 2014

Like the Leica T on this page, we can't help but feel that the Nikon DF's relatively high cost is, in part at least, covering the styling and premium feel. The retro design is unique and a bold... Read more…

18 June 2014

WIREDExcellent image quality, especially in low light. Sturdy metal throwback controls for everything. Accepts pre-aperture-indexing (Ai) Nikkor lenses from the days of yore. Solid build quality... Read more…

Nikon's Df is a pro camera with creative users in mind. The dials, numbers, and overall design of the body hark back to different era, but they provide tactile control that is welcomed in this age...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 December 2013 by Ronindog
Ronindog would recommend the Nikon Df

The Nikon Df will most likely be embraced by those who learned with film cameras that had similar (manual) control dials. What I appreciate is the light weight for travel, build quality, and the... Read more…

Reviewed 10 December 2013 by Stano
Stano would recommend the Nikon Df

I purchased this camera and it was a lot of fun to use. Unfortunately, I am a dance photographer and I need the vertical shutter on top of the camera when I shoot verticals(which I mostly... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Donovan
Donovan would recommend the Nikon Df (Verified Purchase)

To help the reader assess whether the following opinions are of any value to them personally, I will begin with a little personal background, shooting style, equipment preferences, etc. First off,... Read more…

Reviewed 21 July 2014 by CS333
CS333 would recommend the Nikon Df (Verified Purchase)

I am a professional wedding photographer. I have been shooting exclusively with the D700 for about 5 years now. I have loved it and found minimal issues with it. When it came time to purchase a... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2014 by Joe
Joe would recommend the Nikon Df

This review is based solely on my opinions, needs and shooting style. I received this camera as a gift, an unexpected gift. I've been in photo/video industry since mid 90s. The only film cameras... Read more…

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