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More pictures of the Nikon Df camera *UPDATED*

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Update: The Nikon Df and 50mm f/1.8 kit will cost $2,996.95. The body only is $2,746.96. See the full details on Amazon.com and in this post.

I uploaded few more pictures of the Nikon Df camera to the last post. Here are all leaked images so far:

 

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  • BigEater

    Honest to God, no video?

    • rosshj

      Looks like it—I like that decision. Hopeful that will keep the price down a bit.

      • Last Mohican

        Unlikely that this substantially lowers the price given that you can buy little 200€ Lumixes that do 1080p video and have GPS, speaker, zoom lens etc. how much could the video capacity alone cost? After all, the sensor is D4 and the control system D610. No need for mic and speaker even, just two little holes for external mic and earphones. But Nikon decided to make this retro at least in this respect. Hard to understand.

        • Alistair Maitland

          Everybody and their mom has a smartphone that does 1080 video. I’d have liked video to be included as well but I’m ok with leaving it out (especially if it lowers the price!).

          • Last Mohican

            I’m afraid it will actually raise the price — the so-called purist tax.

    • Eva

      It has an HDMI output – look at the pictures.
      Very unlikely that it has no video when it does have HDMI>

      • minivini_1275

        Hdmi could simply be utilized for remote live view. A nice feature to have even without video.

      • mc

        D700 also got a HDMI port. it should be used to output the screen to TV.

    • saywhatuwill

      My D700 has a HDMI output, honest to God!

  • Crackity Jones

    Perhaps this is a dumb question, but what is that eyepiece accessory for? It seems to have a hole in it, so it won’t do much to block light coming in.

    • fjfjjj

      No hole, pocket clip.

      • Crackity Jones

        Ah, clever. Thanks.

  • Guest

    Finally, a viewfinder cap I’ll actually use instead of lose.

    • JohnH

      A built-in viewfinder cover is really hard to lose. This is very cheesy of Nikon to use a clip-on. It will certainly get lost as well as the screw-on PC sync cover. Very cheesy indeed.

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      I always have a strip of gaffer tape taped to the inside of my bag. I like the D800 flippy thing tho.

  • fjfjjj

    No metal behind front panel == lower price

    • Dpablo unfiltered

      That is a good thing. I was thinking as much also. All that electronics and lighter than the F bodies by a lot.

      • fjfjjj

        Really? As I see it, metal cameras are for banging around and keepin’ on (pros and the like) and plastic cameras are for dropping and repairing (amateur hour). Since, like most of us, I’m in the former camp, I’m disappointed.

        • Ronan

          Have you actually owned any Nikon high-end DSLR’s? Like D300s, D3s, D700, D4? (I haven’t touched the D600/D800 so i don’t know the quality of them, but i bet it’s the same magnesium inner with polymer cover and parts).

          The polymer used (what you call plastic), is very durable.

          It’s nothing like the D5000/D3000.

          • fjfjjj

            I’ve shot with (and in some cases own) the D300, D600, D700, D800, D3, and D4. They are all built with a full magnesium chassis around all sides. The D600 and the Dƒ only have metal top/bottom plates.

            • Dpablo unfiltered

              My thoughts are that hardly any amount of banging will hurt the plastic that is behind the lens and that I will like the smaller price when it is revealed that there is a newer 24 megapixel sensor that eclipses the high iso performance of everything else.

            • Ronan

              Ah i see what you mean, on my iPhone the image of the magnesium body of the Df looks ‘full’. Only on my PC which i just logged on does it show up as a inner polymer frame.

              It saves cost and a bit of weight, but won’t do anything critical bad.

              I still think it’s going to be ridiculously expensive.

            • fjfjjj

              Your iPhone does not have a full magnesium body. It’s glass with aluminum inserts.

            • Ronan

              Not what i’m saying. On my iPhone i couldn’t see the image of the magnesium body of the Df properly (because of the crappy anti-glare). It showed up as looking like a full magnesium body.

            • MrSkelter

              It’s a magnesium alloy. It’s easier to mold than aluminum but aluminum is in fact stronger.

              Titanium is lighter and stronger than both but a problem to work with which is why it commands such a staggering premium.

            • fjfjjj

              Really? Got a reference? Molding magnesium is more difficult than aluminum, and I’m almost certain the iPhone metal components are duralumin.

            • MrSkelter

              Reference for what specifically? That Magnesium isn’t stronger than aluminum? That’s known – it’s lighter though, the lightest structural metal. Alloys are hard to judge but it’s pretty much guaranteed that Nikon use magnesium as a base to save weight. Aluminum would be harder to cast and forging would increase the cost a great deal. The resultant pieces would probably be heavier unless forced very thin.

              http://www.scientific.net/MSF.350-351.19

              Ironically it’s very likley that the magnesium alloy Nikon use contains a lot of aluminum. As people forget how exotic Aluminum was until very recently it’s sexier to call it a Magnesium alloy than an aluminum one.

            • Guest

              Napoleon and Josephine ate with aluminum forks while the rest of the royal court had to settle for gold flatware.

            • MrSkelter

              Eros in London’s Piccadily Circus is made of aluminum – worth more than almost anything before electricity got cheap.

            • MrSkelter

              Also there’s a chance – a slim one – that this new camera has a new build and there’s a metal core connecting the top and bottom allowing for a metal mount.

            • fjfjjj

              Nikon mounts are always metal. There is no “core.”

        • Dpablo unfiltered

          I regret the lack of metal as much as you but if it means a new FULL FRAME with top grade sensor for under two grand rather than around five then plastic is fantastic.

        • Theodoros Fotometria

          It’s all a matter of the group one targets on… Obviously you was wrong to believe that this applies to you… I believe you’ll still get one though… when you hear the price!

          • Ian Dangerzone

            How’s that crow taste, Theo?

          • Thom Hogan

            We’ve heard the price, Theo. Wait until you hear it ;~).

        • dyun27

          Don’t dribble or throw you camera to the ground. It can take a knock or two, but even a D300 or D700 won’t survive with that kind of abuse. If you ever drop it on concrete or rocks, your lens will probably receive most of the damage anyway. There are these things called camera straps to keep it from happening. Use them. Problem solved. The word “plastic” is quite deceptive in this case. It’s a lot tougher than most people believe, plus in extreme temperatures it doesn’t shrink or expand the way metal tends to. I’ve owned three of these “plastic” bodies, took them hiking and climbing in rain, snow, ocean, and never had any issues. Still like new. Then again I’m also careful with my stuff. Most D300/D700/D800 bodies never see any extreme or dangerous environments anyway.

          • fjfjjj

            Exactly, the metal-bodied cameras aren’t meant to be dropped, but they’re meant to handle general rough use. The “plastic” cameras don’t do as well thrown into the back of a Jeep with a bunch of tripods and ammo boxes, but they do better when dropped because the plastic absorbs much of the shock, sometimes even by cracking. Meanwhile the metal body stays in one piece, but when dropped transmits more shock to internal components. Straps don’t solve everything, but they solve dropping, hence I’d rather have a full metal chassis in my camera.

          • Aldo

            plastic not pretty… nuff said.

        • Broseph

          I don’t give a shit if it’s made of cotton candy, the 16mp full frame sensor alone is worth the price of admission. I shot with a plastic D80 for 6 years and never once got a case of butterfingers.

    • Theodoros Fotometria

      What did you expect? …this is “basic” and under specified in its everything… Even the body is simpler than D610, obviously an entry level… but don’t worry, there will be an “upper” version soon…

      • TxCamFan

        Basic and entry level for $3,000?

        • Theodoros Fotometria

          What 3K? …are you dreaming?

          • $1,600 Theokon Df

            Are you, Theo?

            wwwwwwwwwaaaaaaake uuuuuuupppppp!!!!!!!!

      • etr brony

        nikons flagship sensor is “entry level”

  • John Armstrong-Millar

    Such a shame they did away with the Viewfinder rear shutter. It was something I missed when I switched to Canon

    • Ronan

      I’v always loved that feature on my F3 and my D3.

    • noname

      It didn’t fit into their “pure photography” design.
      Unlike the HDMI output.
      Or the WiFi.
      Or the cross-type AF sensors and their f/8 compatibility.
      Or the 5.5 frames per second.

      • silmasan

        “Hybridized Photography”

      • Thom Hogan

        Sorry, but it has the ability to use the WU-1a WiFi adapter. So WiFi must be “pure.”

  • MB

    So basically this is D600 in new expensive retro package without built in flash, with smaller display and lacking video and with new incompatible and therefore also expensive accessories.
    Let us hope they put at least new shutter from D610 in it.

    PS
    I know it has D4 sensor … big deal … D600 sensor is actually very good.

    • Aldo

      but it’s shiny!

  • Marko Drazic

    Built it , and they will come !

  • Pete Grady

    The way things are going, Peter, we’re going to hear Scott Pelly tonight talking about how NR brought the Internet down…:-).

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      My host is telling me that the server is getting malicious traffic from Russia and China.

  • Last Mohican

    Frankly what irks me the most is the empty space on the PASM dial. One of the most useful inventions of past years is the user modes, and a camera of this complexity would need not just two of them … There’s space for four or five. Both pros and enthusiasts sometimes just don’t have the spare minute to dig into menus, adjust all the dials, and make sure that everything is ok. A little LED light on the PASM dial indicating that all dial settings are overruled would do the job. Missed opportunity?

    • Ronan

      It gives them something to upgrade for later, remember that’s how business’s work now.

      • Last Mohican

        Thanks for reminding me how business works. On the other hand, the interview of a Japanese journalist with the head of the Df development team sounded a bit different. Mr. Nikon was proudly telling her that they “omitted” (tobashimashita) the video function on purpose and the impression I got from the interview was that the Df is not the beginning of a new line but rather an anniversary special edition model (80 years of Nikkor). In short, a one-shot model. I might be wrong in this, but even the Japanese clientele used to manual cameras is getting older. But let’s first find out what they have in store in the viewfinder and user mode departments tomorrow: maybe there’s some true innovation? Frankly, so far I don’t see much.

        • fjfjjj

          Calling it a “special edition” model is a perfect way to test the market for a camera like this, while saving face in case it’s a flop. The Japanese love to avoid embarrassment.

          • Theodoros Fotometria

            Pricing it as “entry-level” and calling it “pure photography” will prove to be even better….

            • Last Mohican

              Well, the verdict is out: as expensive as a D800. There goes the entry-level dream. Kalispera. Or rather, kalinichta.

  • Grancy

    is the sensor Color or Monochrom ?

    • The Other John M

      It’s not that retro!

      • zach

        LMAO….monochrom CCD is actually an great idea for people who want to learn the true photography. ignore all the unrealistic shiny colors and focus more on the composition and story-telling.

        • MrSkelter

          Focus on how much easier it is to compose when you don’t account for color….

  • ~gearqueer~

    I know a lot of people here are hoping for no video, but at this point with all the clutter on the rear, it might as well have it
    I hope it does honestly…I don’t want to carry a camcorder and camera to family shit.

    • Ronan

      There’s a D610 for that.

      • ~gearqueer~

        Yes…and that fact is loud and clear for me. A real heartbreaker though, I love the manual controls, love Nikon F bodies…but alas, fit for use and fit for purpose.

        • Ronan

          If it really doesn’t have video, the DX version (or the second version of the FX) will probably have it.

          Remember, this is a brand new line up for Nikon and they are testing the market with it.

  • Last Mohican

    Sepia, like the D4. Was a response to Eva’s sensor question, but Disqus seems to fail us again. There’s Eva all over the place, even responding to herself and calling herself whiney. Delicious.

  • Ronan

    D600 in a retro package, with D4 sensor.

    This thing is gonna cost a fortune… :(

    Looks great though… would look better w/o that silly grip that kills the look (i know it probably has the battery in it).

  • zoetmb

    I hate to be negative and until I see one in person, I can’t judge it accurately, because if it’s really small and light, that could win me over, but this camera is looking more and more like a Frankenstein monster: a largely arbitrary combination of old-school pretend mechanics and digital controls for few good reasons.

    The fact is that it IS easier to change the camera’s speed on a control dial while looking through the viewfinder than it is on the old-style knob on the top of the camera. They push it as a retro camera from an operational standpoint, but the (presumably) bundled new lens is a G lens without an aperture dial. But then the rest of the controls look much like the D70.

    It obviously has auto-focus, but it were truly retro, why should it? Shouldn’t it have been MF with a great split focus screen?

    Since it has the mechanical speed control on the top, does this mean there’s only speed priority, but not aperture priority (although in a previous view, I think I also saw PMAS)?

    So in the end, what is it? It’s looking more and more to me like a retro-styled camera for nostalgia purposes, with a few mechanical dials thrown in (which underneath, probably operate digital controls anyway), combined with far less functionality than we’re used to in modern digital cameras and a lower resolution sensor (and no video) for what will probably be far more money. And the design will most definitely not appeal to anyone under 50 – it looks clunky.

    So in the end, who is this camera really appealing to? And how many can Nikon sell of it?

    • Dpablo unfiltered

      Wait until you look through it, whiney…

  • zoetmb

    Moderator: The site keeps failing. Too much traffic?

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      still not sure if it is traffic or DOS attack

  • Googooli

    D400 lovers say:”Where are you my love?This DF(Deaf!) came out..We are mourning!we are begging Nikon to give birth to you!Otherwise,otherwise…!!!We will take revenge!It will be painful to Nikon!We will continue nagging!!

    • Dpablo unfiltered

      When all the great camera introductions are manifested and the bugs are all but forgotten about there will be a core of people waiting to find a specific replacement for their D300/300s. I think there will probably be one too. I think Nikon will move to fill more niches rather than have monthly updates on their highest models. When they come out with a D5 series it won’t be until they have something that eclipses this completely. And yes there could also be a D710 and a D4X.

  • Global

    Camera looks cool (saw it this morning). But right now, images are not loading properly — I think you are being hotlinked to death. =P

  • tertius_decimus

    Thanks, Peter, for good work! Nikon sometimes fails, [NR] not!

  • rhlpetrus

    Oh, I see the sensor plane indicator now, vertically, left of the VF, thanks. It couldn’t be missing. This is looking more and more like my passport back to FF photography, I actually never liked that much the fat dslr bodies (and the FF dslr bodies are really fat, even the D610), and no EVF for me. Thanks Nikon, now just make it within a reasonable budget, <3,000USD.

    • http://www.davidkasman.com/ David Kasman

      Oh yeah, there it is … -o- :)

  • Chao Cui

    Really like the way it looks, but under closer examination it looks fiddly to operate compared to a typical DSLR, don’t forget that the top range film SLRs this is trying to imitate had design input from Giorgetto Guigaro, and the result were some rather clunky looking cameras with what was some really good ergonomics. This on the other hand seems the opposite, it looks fashionably retro, but actutually due to the complexities that a digital camera brings means they’ve ended up aiming the button gun at it and seeing what sticks. After all what are our priorities, posing or shooting? Cameras such as the D3/4, and D700/800 are examples of highly functional contemporary design, where form follows function.

    Conclusions are:

    Do I want one? Yes

    Do I need one? No

    • fjfjjj

      Giugiaro designed the F4 and F5, and took SLR design in a whole new direction. This camera is not trying to imitate Giugiaro designs. Quite to the contrary, it’s harping the pre-Giugiaro era.

      • Last Mohican

        Exactly. But they could only really do this with the top, less with the front, and utterly failed with the back for obvious reasons.

    • http://www.blueswanmedia.com/ BlueSwanMedia

      Trying so hard to like the way this camera looks. . . .

  • cgw

    Love child of a D800 and F3HP? Hoping it handles and shoots better than it looks. Someone in the Nikon design group must like their Fuji X-Pro 1. They’re toast, though, if this brink sells for much over US$ two grand. Nikon just can’t move beyond “big” when it comes to form factor.Here’s hoping there’s something in DX that channels the sweetness of the old FM/FE bodies–fat chance. But then anything that rescues basic functional settings from a menu/touch screen seems like progress.

    • tertius_decimus

      It’s rather love child of D4 and FG.

    • http://www.blueswanmedia.com/ BlueSwanMedia

      This this is soooo much bigger than an XP1.

  • rhlpetrus

    The panda top looks metallic, the black one looks like the usual whatever is used now in cameras. Is that correct? If so, I want the panda.

  • rhlpetrus

    How sealed will it be. The design image contains the sealing stuff.

    http://nikonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Nikon-Df-body-design.jpg

  • Russ Barnes

    WEX in the UK predicting a price of circa £2500 in the discussion I had with them today. If true I’m not surprised but I am marginally disappointed… They say they are open for pre-orders from 9am tomorrow…

  • jack

    what the viewfinder specs will likely be?

    • Dpablo unfiltered

      The good surprise…

    • silmasan

      Said to be 100% from an interview mentioned previously here. Most likely just the same as D610, only with circular eyepiece.

  • http://flickr.com/lancec lancecouzens

    none of the physical controls seem to point toward a low-power mode, or am i missing something?

  • kubjo

    Can somebody explain me, why there is a Mup switch, when there is no mirror?

    • Filip

      The mirror is there :)

    • Dpablo unfiltered

      Who said no mirror?

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      who said no mirror?

      • Theodoros Fotometria

        Would you vote for 1600 after you’ve seen the body? …and given the rest of the specs? They wouldn’t have kept it as a “last time secret” if it was to be above D610…

  • mustha

    Has anyone uncovered what is the front wheel right of the Df logo for? Aperture changing on G lenses perhaps?

  • Peter

    Still has a “LV” button, must not be mirrorless.

    I like what they are going for.

  • Bamboojled

    @Admin…
    How strong has the response been so far on this camera as opposed to other announcements in the past?

    • mustha

      I’m not admin but I dare say pretty huge…

      • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

        We have to see the traffic result tomorrow, so far not as high as the D800 – I already posted the graph few days ago.

      • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

        We have to see the traffic result tomorrow, so far not as high as the D800 – I already posted the graph few days ago.

  • Dino Brusco

    Definitely interesting. I’m still wondering about the effective specs, inner viewfinder and weatherproofing (outer dials are a potential issue to let dust and moisture in) but so far I like it. Well, the very first image looked a bit awkward but not these.

  • Mrz

    Nice

    • NK

      Mrz – you are the best!

    • mustha

      Lovely! Thanks Mrz!

    • Mehdi

      Still trying to pull the same? :) It is really funny to watch how you try to look important and informed.

      • Mrz

        Thanks ;)

        • Mehdi

          Right. I bet you will continue. Look, they have one more image there now.

          • Mrz

            I haven’t got it yet. Can you share?

            • Mehdi

              And 4 more…

        • Theodoros Fotomeria

          Geeeee… is this the 55mm f1.2 and the 43-86mm f3.5? …he,he,he I can recognise a non Nikkor from miles!

          • orpickaname

            Gee,,, it’s not $1,600… ;)

            • shamael

              No, and that fancy price will make Nikon sit on it again. They complain about bad business, but they would no start by doing honest pricing. This is an entry level retro looking product, low pixel count, 39 AF points, centered and not forseen for a FF system, like in D600, 1/4000th slowest speed only, no video, no flip or tilt screen, thus fairly overpriced for more than 1000$. Sory Nikon, you decidly do not learn anything. All it has, is the look, but that serves not for much.

          • Doug

            Why isn’t this guy still hurling abuse at everyone, now that he’s found out his genius marketing knowledge has been proved wrong?

    • Lumenatic

      Nice discrete strap. But the second image – if it is from Nikon marketing – says a lot about the target audience of that camera. I imagine posh gentleman discussing their next exclusive adventure to the jungle, adjusting their monocles and straightening their tuxedos as they speak :-)

      • Plug

        But I don’t have a monocle…

        • Dpablo unfiltered

          That’s what the camera is compensating for.

      • Aldo

        It’s not that… this is the first camera that you don’t need to look at the strap to know what camera it is you are holding…

      • iMike

        So is that red square thing above the PC terminal a red blinky light for the self timer or would that be a way cool new way to fire remote speedlights using CLS without a flash or SU-800?

      • Graham Martin

        Like this firearm wielding boozy photographic genius? Looks can be deceiving:
        http://mostfamousphotographers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/William-Eggleston.jpg

        But yea, I get you. I’d be happier if the guy holding it was modeled on Josef Koudelka rather than the principle of a posh school.

        • Graham Martin

          Ah, sorry. The second image, mahogany, brandy, timepiece etc. Yea, what’s that about?

    • Mike

      Thanks for the great shots!

      The black version looks like a D600 with added dials.
      The silver version looks like a plastic toy, absolutely terrible.

    • Last Mohican

      Love the shot with the whiskey glass and the Pelikan fountain pen, compass, pocket watch. That’s the kind of people that are targeted. Moneyed enthusiasts who use fountain pens and roam the Scottish highlands.

      • Dpablo unfiltered

        They’ll get ink all over it.

        • groucher

          Last Mo would get sour grape juice all over it if he had one.

      • Terry Clark

        I use a fountain pen and I’m not “moneyed”. What I find interesting about that photo is the 43-86mm zoom they choose to include. That lens was one of the all time WORST optics Nikon ever produced! It was never sharp. The other lens, on the camera, isn’t that a 50mm f/1.2? Not a bad lens, but not one of the sharpest lenses either (unless it’s the Noct, can’t tell). Either way, a poorly staged still life to give use the feeling of nostalgia by use of vintage props.

        • Pat Mann

          At the time of release, it was their best ever midrange zoom. It wasn’t great as a manual-focus lens because it wasn’t very fast, but it was great to have for what it did.

          • desmo

            yup
            zooms that went from wide angle to telephoto were hard to make at the time,
            Nikon chose to limit the wide end at 43mm(not really wide) but still a challenge at that time

        • Guest

          What would you expect from our Scottish adventurer, who leaves the car lights on and puts the tripod in the campfire? (I had better not ever see another snarky remark about Leica’s “moneyed” customers on NR again.)

          PS – Does it really take that many buttons to run your camera?

        • Graham Martin

          Maybe they are appealing to aged hobbyist photographers who during the 70’s owned F’s (expensive cameras on original release, hence the mahogany and brandy set up) and lenses like these, but hadn’t yet entered the digital age in a serious way. Or had, but weren’t content with a plastic camera that resembles more a computer than a mechanical image making device.
          They won’t need a D4, not pro’s, but want a camera to enjoy shooting with, that is not so different to what they owned in the past, and they can also dig out those old lenses, like the ones pictured, and continue using them with this camera.

          • Graham Martin

            I think the set up is not so much attempting to display feeling of nostalgia, but the decor of a man in the ‘autumn years’ who would like a camera that fits into his lifestyle, not a shiny plastic bells and whistles camera.
            Generally people like this choose Leica M’s. But, Nikon are offering an alternative, cheaper, and not wasteful of the lenses that may have been accumulated since the 70’s.

      • desmo

        and drink plenty of single malt

    • Aldo

      shut up and take my money… wait I don’t have money.. take my d800 or anything you want from my bag…

    • roger

      I do like the discrete strap. I might even buy one for my canon.

    • davisd

      How am I suppose to read the compass and pocket watch without my monocle!

    • Smaczny Konsek

      Is that a gusket seal on that new lens?

  • Joseph Li

    lol…..I don’t know what to think anymore…will those top dials help me shoot faster? probably not. Will I use this camera for professional use? probably not, but it’s a great backup if all my cameras got stolen at once. The retro look is asking me to buy this as a weekend toy…but then it’s probably close to $3k…if a d800 refurbished is selling like $2..that doesnt make a lot of sense to get it. If I go with another system, I have to buy new lenses….But still, my cash wants to go to nikon….errrrr…..

    • Last Mohican

      My impression is that this is mainly aimed at enthusiasts who used to have film cameras, and at retired pros. Still waiting to hear of truly innovative features.

      • wildstar

        Why does it need to be innovative? There’s something to be said for simplicity.

        • Last Mohican

          Yeah, wait till you read the manual. Anyway, the hope is that there’s at least something innovative in the viewfinder department. Even if it is not really innovative, just innovative for DSLRs. Like an excellent focusing screen.

        • http://flickr.com/lancec lancecouzens

          i agree – simplification itself can be an innovation, but i’m not sure this interface seems any simpler than the d700 i’m used to. it’s impossible to say without using it, but i’m beginning to wonder if it’s actually more complicated, overall.

          if some things have to be done in a menu and some via a dial, and if sometimes what’s set in a menu overrides what’s shown on the dial, or visa-versa… i don’t know… i just hope they didn’t try to please everyone to the point making something that just doesn’t seem coherent.

          again – impossible to say without trying it. and i really want them to succeed with it… i really want to like it!

          • Last Mohican

            Agree. Could create complications, just like Microsoft’s Surface with its dual modes; trying to do too much.

      • per

        Obviously, the high hopes put on the kasane-age shiki as a hybrid viewfinder switch did not materialize. I haven’t given up on the hope for a HVF just yet, though. There is a mysterious “i” button on the very left corner of the back. Such a button has to my knowledge never been seen before. Could this be a button for information, that is, shooting information presented in the OVF as LCD overlay? And then there is the live view. Maybe Nikon has incorporated the technique from the Nikon V1 of providing automatic switch between live view and EVF when the eye is put to the viewfinder? Is this why there appears to be a new eye cup, the DK-26, never seen before? This way, there could still be room for a hybrid viewfinder, with triple play (OVF, OVF+overlay, EVF).

        • Last Mohican

          That’s just an info button.

          • Jamo

            Then why is there a second button with “info” on it at the lower right?

            • Thom Hogan

              It’s a variation that Nikon started recently. Even the D610/D7100 has in i button now, and some cameras have both i and Info.

        • fjfjjj

          The “i” is old news.

        • per

          Yep, that’s it. Time’s up, nothing to see.

    • http://www.blueswanmedia.com/ BlueSwanMedia

      THIS, exactly.

    • fjfjjj

      Some people like being forced to slow down. The dials do that. This is what Nikon is trying to get at (feebly) with “Now every frame is meaningful again.” It doesn’t suit every photographer, but it suits a lot of contemplative types.

      • http://www.davidkasman.com/ David Kasman

        The dials don’t necessarily slow you down. I, like most people I think, shoot in A priority most of the time. You don’t have to adjust ISO or Exposure Comp for every shot and it has bracketing and autofocus. You can fire away if you want to.

        • Jon Ingram

          Agreed. I reserve all manual usually for multiple group shots in the same location or other scenarios where I want the exact exposure for a prolonged period of time. Ap priority is where my camera is at 90% of the time, and many of my colleagues do the same. Don’t think it would slow me down

      • Sahaja

        I wonder, do digital Leica users have to dive into menus all the time? That camera has minimal controls – though of course it needs nothing related to AF

    • wildstar

      It’s all personal. And I’m not sure how having easy access to things like ISO slows you down. IMO, I’d rather do anything than look at an LCD. If anything, I think this camera has too many extra buttons and controls. They should have de-cluttered the back even more. I feel like they’re trying to split the difference a bit too much here.

      • Joseph Li

        Hmm you are right….i guess I shouldnt compare this with the D4, which I dont ever have to leave my eyes off the viewfinder. For the D4 the ISO can be adjusted using the video record button while the left hand is balancing a heavy lens, but for D800 and D600 the left hand is needed to adjust the ISO and flash with 1 finger, which is similar to the Df’s dial

        • desmo

          yup the top dials won’t help you shoot faster, but for people who haven’t mastered modern DSLR automation as you have,
          it will make it simpler.

          they will find the wheel by touch and center the needle in the viewfinder and over/under expose or bracketing is as simple as dial the wheel the appropriate direction 1/3 stop per click.
          (no Ev button to find or menu’s to hunt through)

  • Henrik, Denmark
    • Killroy™

      Damn it!!! No mention of spilt-prism focusing screen.

    • Ian Dangerzone

      2700 dollars? Whew! Thank heavens there’s a d800 for that money. This is kind of sad; I was almost looking forward to giving them 2300.

      On the other had, it’ll be great to watch that troll theododus or whomever eating all his ‘entry level commentary’ crow. CAW!

      • $1,600 Theokon Df

        ouch!

        • Ian Dangerzone

          ^ best

    • Lumenatic

      What-the-??? 2.750 USD body alone ? I thought it was bad, but that bad… and 3.000 USD for body and lens. Truly, thank heavens there is a D800 for that kind of money. Phew.

      • Ian Dangerzone

        Great minds.

      • noname

        Nikon jumped on the Retro-(give me your money)-wagon only to ruin the F legacy.

      • Dpablo unfiltered

        The camera is going to come out in very low numbers. While it will be not for most people it will be back ordered for a long time. Then the price will get much better. Nikon will gain the ability to make big sensors of their own on the cheap…

        • desmo

          Yup,
          that’s why it says made in Japan
          (their capacity is low)
          Big volume comes from their Thailand and China facilities.
          Also explains the price

    • Lumenatic

      Just read the description on Amazon. First, what the heck is hybrid about the camera ? The look ? The dials ? The metering lever (where is that by the way ?). Also they mention “Nikon’s new WR Remote System”. What is that – I hope they don’t mean the cable release…

      Spirit still dampened by the price. I flirted with replacing my D300s with a second FF camera and how much would I love that D4 sensor. But – unless there is a magic surprise in the specs – the value for money is out of balance for my taste

      • noname

        WR remote combined with the reddish plastic in the front argues for a IR-release remote.

      • Thom Hogan

        Exactly where did Nikon use the word “hybrid”? This is the problem with a teaser campaign with virtually no details: people made up things they wanted to hear.

      • silmasan

        From what I saw before the page was taken down, the closest thing resembling “fusion” or “hybrid” is just something like “classic styling on the outside, modern DSLR tech on the inside”. Nothing more.

        And by using and marketing the D4 sensor in such a way, I’m quite sure we’re not going to see a proper D700 reincarnation for quite a while, if we ever will. Guess I’ll be calling this camera the “Distraction Factor”.

        Now, seriously, at that price, Df or D800?

    • Aldo

      Anyone wanna buy a d800? I’m selling one :P … yes I’m stupid… so is everyone else in love.

      • Dpablo unfiltered

        Half of us at least…

      • Saizo

        I know how you feel man I’m canon user but that DF look really tempting.

        I will give you one advice masterbeat and reevaluate :D

        • Aldo

          sigh… I reevaluated already once I saw the price :(

          • orpickaname

            It wasn’t the Df that made you so jittery, it’s the coffee you keep on sipping!

            ;)

            • Aldo

              I’m addicted to coffee…guilty as charged…

  • Eric Calabros

    NR is almost down Peter

    • Eric Calabros

      Its better now

  • Stan Dibben

    In this picture is far better than in the cg ones. Not my cup of tea, but not that Picasso.

  • jos

    is that amazon listing real??? Wow, $3000 with lens…

    • KnightPhoto

      I guess NikonDude was absolutely right (maybe next time we’ll listen to him)

      Chrome version looks great!

      • Scott M.

        Half the price of D4, add grip-it will go for $3300, body only. Same as D800E

  • Stan Dibben

    As predicted. More or less. 2700$ at Amazon

  • Tony

    $2,746.95 for it? N0o, thanks !!!

    • Lamar Lamb

      Too much. They make it “retro”, dump features (which i’m ok with) and bump the price up to increase profit margin (which I’m not ok with). I was hoping for something around $1700 give or take which would make sense given the feature set we know of. For that price I’ll get a D800 if I feel the need for another digital. Right now i think I’ll just keep shooting my D300 and hope for a D400 when the time comes to replace it. I have 14 film bodies to chose from when I feel retro.

      • justin

        Peeps still think a d400 is coming :/ Hey, I wanted one to, but my hopes were dashed long ago.

        • Bird Photog

          Hey Canon Rumors has a rumor of a 7D Mark II for March 2014. If it happens Nikon will need to respond with a D400.

        • Whoopdeedoo

          D400 is coming like a digital 35mm Pentax is coming…..

  • Kevin

    Looks like it’s going to be an expensive camera. :x. was hoping for something closer to 2k. probably going to be 3k instead.

  • JS
  • Haiku Ru

    …this is the most beautiful camera i have ever seen.. since digital.. wow

    • Sahaja

      Take her clothes and makeup off and she’s not much different.

  • http://flickr.com/lancec lancecouzens

    i love how the amazon listing touts the optional wi-fi tech! pure photography indeed!

  • MF

    Price is up on Amazon…

    $2,996.95 with lens
    $2,746.95 without

    Claim to fame: Thinnest and lightest FX format

    • MF

      Release November 27th.

    • Last Mohican

      NIKON’S thinnest and lightest …

    • what_the_fox_says

      link?

    • Guest

      Except for Leica M. ;)

  • Niko

    Pre-ordered NIKO-9 :)

  • http://flickr.com/lancec lancecouzens

    well, if there’s anything special about the viewfinder, nikon didn’t see fit to tout it in the amazon listing

    • Killroy™

      I agree. This would have been a major marketing plot for Nikon if indeed it had it.

    • Sahaja

      Even the 6D has interchangeable screens.

  • Aldo

    Against all logic and reason I want this camera… nikon why you do this to me?… this thing is a beauty.

  • AaronShep

    I think people have missed the main retro feature of this camera. It has a mirror! Clearly, Nikon is creating a secondary line to satisfy those of us who do not want to go into the mirrorless future. This differentiation may well signal that there will be no more mirrors in Nikon’s main line of cameras.

  • Scott M.

    $2750 body only
    $3000 w/lens
    This is a low light monster same ISO capability as D4
    only 5.5fps (sigh)
    I’m out unless we hear about the additional grip which brings it up to 8fps!
    On Amazon right now

    • Aldo

      this cameras has the sexy factor… defies all logic… almost like a pretty girl who you know is up to no good but you still go out with her…

  • Aldo

    Up vote for black… down for silver. I prefer silver but I can’t vote myself down.

    • Aldo

      I had never been called a whore in the morning…

      • Dpablo unfiltered

        Allrighty then… vote here for hello kitty pink…

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