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Nikon Df
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Nikon Df

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Nikon Df Review

Ken Rockwell
8 July 2015
  • Conclusion: The Df is a great camera for we long-time Nikon shooters. It's a camera we own for love and magic, not for logic's sake. We buy the Df with our hearts, not our brains. If you're a photographic artist, you want the Df, but if you're a computer technician, you'll prefer the D610 or D800 .
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Overall 8
8.4
Display 6
6.0
Functionality 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 10
10
Appearance 10
10
Build quality 10
10

Nikon Df Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
23 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Every now and then you’ll feel a little skip in your heart, triggered by something memorable, something nostalgic, something comfy, soothing and satisfying. It might not happen often but when it does you’ll know it’s right, you’ll know you’re where you belong.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Df Review

Digitaltrends
15 April 2014
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Df is a mixed bag. We really wanted to love this camera, but sometimes memories are best left in the past. Given the price, the Df will appeal to the super rich who can afford such gadgets, and a very small group of photographers who are happy to leave the digital age (for the most part)...
  • Pros: Amazing low-light capability, Love those dials, Excellent stills, Compatible with older Nikkor lenses
  • Cons: Too darn expensive, No video or Wi-Fi, Images dreadful at ISO 204,800
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Nikon Df

Wired
9 April 2014
  • Excerpt: They say the best camera is the one you have with you. But there might be a better kind of camera: The one you never want to put down. Indeed, the full-frame Nikon Df’s appeal goes far beyond its throwback aesthetic, which borrows heavily from the black-and-silver body of the 35mm FM series from the...
  • Pros: Excellent 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 and classic aesthetics. Just a hell of a lot of fun to shoot with.
  • Cons: Autofocus has a tough time locking in on some shots. No built-in flash. Doesn’t shoot video. Storage is handled by a single SD card slot. Expensive.
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Overall 8
8.1

Expert Review

DP Review
11 March 2014
  • Summary: The Nikon Df isn't for everyone. This is a product that's as much about invoking nostalgia as it is about capturing the moment. Its control setup is slower than a modern DSLR, but should appeal to those photographers who want a camera that feels more like a camera than an electronic device, and its...
  • Pros: Classic styling, Outstanding IQ in bright and low light, High quality JPEG images with pleasant color at default settings, Good blend of traditional and contemporary controls, Works with almost all Nikon F-mount lenses ever made, Gives sensible choice for using aperture ring or command dial, Lots...
  • Cons: Disappointing AF performance drops off in moderate light, Small coverage area of AF array, Locking exposure comp dial is inconvenient (especially with large lenses), Inconsistent use of materials detracts from sense of quality, 1/4000th sec maximum shutter speed, No exposure scale or histogram in...
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon Df

PC Magazine
9 March 2014
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Df full-frame SLR camera lives half in the modern world and half in the analog era, and suffers a bit for it.
  • Pros: Great high ISO image quality. 5.5fps continuous shooting. 921k-dot rear display. Dial-based control system. 100-percent viewfinder. Full compatibility with older manual focus Nikkor lenses.
  • Cons: No video recording. Lacks focus assist beam and flash. ISO dial omits "A" setting. Retro design and chunky body clash. Modern focus screen not ideal for manual focus lenses. Shallow handgrip not a great match with larger lenses.
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Overall 6
6.4
Design 8
8.0
Features 5
5.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Nikon Df review: a tale of two cameras

theverge.com
7 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Deion Sanders, one of the NFL’s best and most flamboyant players ever, was fond of saying that you “gotta look good to play good.” From tucking two towels into his belt on the gridiron to cutting off his sleeves during his part-time baseball career, he exemplified the ostentatious sports superstar.
  • Pros: Has the guts of a Nikon D4, Works with classic full-frame lenses, Built to last and will only get prettier with age
  • Cons: Terrible, unwieldy controls, Inexplicable lack of video recording, Fails to justify price premium over D610
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Expert Review

photo.net
3 March 2014
  • Conclusion: As some people have also recognized, there seems to be a romantic side of Nikon that has the tendency to produce old-school cameras. Back in 2001, over a decade into the auto focus era and the rapid transition to digital had already started, Nikon introduced the final installment of the FM/FE series...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Df

Imaging Resource
2 March 2014
  • Conclusion: The retro-styled, weather-sealed Nikon Df is an undeniably handsome camera, packed with external controls much like the F-series film cameras of days gone by. But perhaps its best attribute is what lies inside -- the very same sensor and processor featured in the professional Nikon D4.
  • Pros: Same sensor and processor pairing as pro-oriented Nikon D4, but at half the price, Great image quality with outstanding high ISO performance, Arguably the best available-light cam in its class, Accurate color reproduction (though some may feel default saturation is a bit dull), Weather-sealed bod...
  • Cons: Pricetag is close to that of impressive Nikon D800 / D800E, Bulky, yet handgrip is quite shallow for the size, Some physical controls are clumsy, especially ISO dial, front dial, and Mode dial, Reliance on Mode dial instead of A positions on other dials feels unintuitive, Extensive use of plastic...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon DF

Channel5
17 February 2014
  • Excerpt: We've got a retro-round up of cameras this week, but they're not as old as they look. In fact, Nikon's £1,654 DF is a full-frame, modern day 16.2-Megapixel snapper that shoots top-notch images to go with its classic styling - but can it compete with the others on test? Find out in the clip above!
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