The new Nikon Df camera looks like a camera from the 1970’s and I can still remember using a Nikon FM2 from that era which looks quite similar.
The camera has a timeless style but when you look closely it also has the latest technology in many respects.
One thing that strikes me is that it still uses the old cable releases from time past, not sure that this appeals to me. I would love it to have the current 10-pin remote connector.
The camera uses a 16.2-megapixel FX CMOS sensor which is the same sensor as in the professional D4 camera. It also uses the EXPEED 3 image processing engine with an ISO range of 100 – 12800, which is quite high so it can be seen as a low available light camera.
The camera body is essentially robust magnesium alloy body and is weather and dust resistant.
There is also a special AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special Edition) lens which has been designed especially for this camera.
The camera is quite small and weighs only 710 grams.
Independent dials are provided for setting shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and release mode.
The camera will power up in a 0.14 seconds with a shutter release time lag of approximately 0.05 seconds which is quite fast.
There is a 39-point Autofocus (AF) System. Featuring a variety of AF-area modes such as Single point AF, Dynamic-area AF, 3D tracking and Auto-area AF.
The Nikon Df camera does not come with built in Wi-fi as many new cameras do, but Nikon’s WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapater can be used to add this functionality.
- 16.2 million pixels
- Image sensor 36.0 x 23.9 mm, CMOS sensor
- Image size (pixels)
- FX (36 x 24) image area : 4928 x 3280 (L), 3696 x 2456 (M), 2464 x 1640 (S)
- DX (24 x 16) image area : 3200 x 2128 (L), 2400 x 1592 (M), 1600 x 1064 (S)
- Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
- Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
- Shutter Speed 1/4000 – 4 s in steps of 1 EV (1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV with main command dial), X200 (with shutter-speed dial only), bulb, time
- Flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower
- ISO Sensitivity, 100-12800 (Extended Mode 50-204800.
Nikon’s current range of FX cameras.