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Nikon Df body only price: $2,746.95, kit: $2,996.95

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The Nikon Df and 50mm f/1.8 kit will cost $2,996.95. The body only is priced at $2,746.96. The camera is available in silver and black. The release date is Thursday, November 28, 2013.

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Additional information:

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Reignite your passion for photography with this thrilling blend of classic and modern. On the outside, it's classic Nikon—our thinnest, lightest FX-format body with an elegant mechanical operation system inspired by the legendary F, F3 and FM/FE series film cameras. On the inside, it's flagship Nikon D-SLR—the advanced 16.2-MP FX-format image sensor and EXPEED 3 processing engine from the D4, our ultra-fast 39-point AF system, an ultra-high resolution LCD display and even Wi-Fi® photo sharing (with optional adapter). Embrace a more personal shooting style that results in some of your most inspiring photos yet.

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Rediscover the joy of photography

As digital camera technology has evolved, so has the way we control our cameras. Mechanical dials have given way to buttons, menu systems and LCD displays. But what if we could blend the elegant, simplistic control and styling of classic Nikon film cameras like the F, F3 and FM/FE series with the advanced technology of Nikon's exceptional new D-SLRs? Enter the Nikon Df, a thrilling FX-format D-SLR with a unique mechanical operation system and classic styling along with Nikon's flagship digital camera technology. A perfect blend of classic and modern, the Nikon Df offers a more personal shooting style that will inspire a new relationship with your camera—one you may have known and lost over the years—and reawaken your joy for taking photos.

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Beautiful photos, beautifully taken
Classic Nikon on the outside; digital Nikon on the inside

The Nikon Df is designed exclusively for taking still photos, enabling high reliability, advanced functions and elegant camera control in our thinnest, lightest FX-format D-SLR. Dedicated mechanical dials for shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and release mode let you focus on what matters—achieving your creative vision. Capture stunningly sharp, detailed images with rich, faithful colors, even in low light. The perfectly coordinated AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition kit lens is an outstanding companion, providing the exceptional performance of NIKKOR optics and advanced Nikon lens technology. Its manual focusing ring features the knurling/hatching of classic manual lenses for precise focus adjustments.

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A lifetime of great performance
Flagship image quality, versatility and reliability

Life is full of diverse (and often difficult) shooting situations. Many of the advancements in digital photography have enabled new levels of versatility—remarkable ISO sensitivity, breathtaking resolution, ultra-fast performance and more. The Nikon Df is no exception. Like our flagship D4, its 16.2MP FX-format image sensor is paired with EXPEED 3 image processing for an optimal balance of resolution, image quality and shooting speed. Its wide ISO range (100–12,800 expandable down to 50 and up to 204,800) lets you capture sharp low-light subjects with crisp edges, shadow areas that reflect proper, natural tonal gradation and highlights with rich, smooth gradation.

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Breathtaking results
Powerful advanced Nikon technologies

It's no surprise passionate photographers are passionate about Nikon—our engineers have invented and perfected some of the world's most important camera features. The Nikon Df continues that legacy of excellence and innovation. It incorporates our outstanding 39-point autofocus system with 9 highly accurate cross-type sensors that work all the way down to f/8. Achieve sharp focus no matter where you subject is within the frame at up to 5.5 frames per second. Quickly adjust white balance with our Spot White Balance feature. Create photos with dazzling dynamic range with built-in HDR and Active D-Lighting. Its rugged magnesium alloy body will withstand harsh conditions, and its 3.2-inch 921K-dot LCD display provides beautiful high-definition views of your shots.

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Compatibility beyond compare
Pair with current and past NIKKOR lenses, Speedlights and more

For over 80 years, NIKKOR lenses have been regarded as some of the finest optics available. In fact, photographers are still using NIKKOR lenses 30 or more years old! The Nikon Df wouldn't be a true classic camera if it couldn't work with those lenses, so we developed a mount system that works with all current AF-S, AF-D and AF NIKKOR lenses. Additionally, a metering coupling lever makes it possible to use both AI (Aperture Index) or non-AI lenses. Use i-TTL compatible Speedlights, the AR-3 threaded cable release, Nikon's new WR Remote System and even Nikon's exciting WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for instant Wi-Fi photo sharing to your smartphone or tablet!

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Instantly share your great photos

Attach the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and instantly share your beautiful photos. Connect to the Nikon Df with a compatible smartphone or tablet, then use it to browse your camera's memory card, import your favorite photos and even see what your camera sees and fire the shutter!

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Supplied accessories

  • AN-DC9 Strap
  • EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
  • DK-26 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-17 Eyepiece
  • ViewNX 2
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  • Cpt Haddock

    The jury on this forum has apparently decided this is just a toy for old wealthy guys. What’s wrong with being from a generation used to take pictures that way? People according more importance to the experience a camera provides than to its sophistication? It is your perfect right to hate this camera. But why would you bother? Why are you so disappointed? There’s plenty of excellent cameras according to your taste, to begin with the one you do own right now. This camera is not made for people in search of groundbreaking technology. It’s targeting people who prefer a certain way of interacting with their gear. And that makes a lot of difference for them.

    • visionaer

      and it´s a little bit of a tool not for technology fanatics but photographers ;)

    • Celtic

      Or, the difference between old guys like me with nothing to lose, and young guys and gals who know what they want and are willing to go get it or wait for it. I bought my F, which I still own, in 1963 at the Atsugi PX, and still pull it out for vacation trips–along with a SL1 or D7100 for the long haul. I say, when it comes to cameras, play the field, do what you want.

    • Patrick Lam

      Shooting with film and manual focus lenses was by far a more deliberate exercise compared to shooting with modern digital cameras. However, processing Velvia 50 was rather expensive. The choice of the D4 sensor made perfect sense, I wondered what the post processing would be like, I read in a magazine the Velvia mode on the Fujifilm X100 did not faithfully reproduce the colour rendition of Velvia film.

    • Alistair Maitland

      I don’t think it’s the target demographic most people are whining about the most, it’s the alleged price. Plain and simple. This camera has HUGE appeal: folks across the spectrum from pros, long-standing Nikon users, enthusiasts are/were interested in this camera. Moreover, Nikon is hemorrhaging money, money going to the likes of other competitive camera companies, companies that have produced cameras within this same niche (small, light, retro, great sensor). The known specs do not warrant the alleged price as of yet.

  • anthony34

    Does it have the new 16MP Fukushima sensor? I hear it’s excellent at High ISO.

    • Global

      Is it one or more full stops brighter than the D800’s sensor, when cropped to the same image size? (Serious question; many people might want to know).

      This is still an excellent camera, I am 90% (assuming no weird D600 mishaps). But its just crippled beyond belief.

      Do we have any weight measurements compared to the D800? I think WEIGHT is where it might win out…….. but considering it uses the same lenses, this is little relief (unless you use it as a primes kit =).

      Anyway, i just don’t understand the pricing at all. Its lower quality than a D610, but as high price as a D800. There $1000 dollars that don’t add up there.

      Nikon is trying to recover their losses off the D600 on your wallet. ;-)

      • saywhatuwill

        Someone had to pay for 6 teaser videos. I think you just found the $1000 extra…oh, plus the paint that fills in “Made in Japan.”

      • visionaer

        Made in Japan

  • Canton

    Thank Nikon, now A7r is super cheap and a steal! Better in every aspect at only 50%.

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      Does the A7 have an OVF? Can it focus as fast and accurate as a DSLR? Does it have a catalog of hundreds of different lenses?

      It’s not better at all. It’s DIFFERENT. It’s a mirrorless camera. The Dƒ is a DSLR.

      • Tho my

        have you tried yourself? It offers super fine EVF. The focus performance with Zeiss FE is clearly faster than D610.

        Of course, it’s different, but it aims at the same people who focus on FF sensor.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          Not everyone likes EVF’s. I hate them. I don’t care how fast they refresh or how many pixels they jam in them.
          How does that thing track focus? Not at all.

          People who buy a camera just because it has a full-frame sensor aren’t photographers. The whole package is what’s important.

    • Global

      Most people will be much better served with a:

      Df replacements:
      – D800 (superior in every single way),
      – D610 (more advanced features and equal in every other way),
      – Sony A7/A7r (much better price, better features, same looks),

      D400 Replacements:
      – Olympus OM-D EM-1 <– (LOOK IT UP! FANTASTIC LENSES!)
      – Fujifilm XE-2

      I mean, there are just tons of choices these days.

  • Last Mohican

    Just had a look at the Japanese digicame site; they posted just the first images of the Df from NR so far, nothing about the price yet. Like on NR, the first reactions were positive–beautiful, masterpiece, etc.– and soon enough the critical voices took the upper hand even just on the basis of design: front and back unbalanced, too many dials and buttons, only 1/4000, complicated to operate, and so forth. Now already 210 posts, many of them quite long. Surprisingly many critical voices for such a forum in Japan; Nikon’s teaser campaign seems to have backfired pretty badly. And this even before any of the posters knew about the price.

    • peanutpancake

      can you post a link and translate something for us? Also pls the link to the image sample

    • mikeswitz

      I think this camera is targeted more for a western audience. Apparently, Nikon 1 (the polar opposite of the Df) is pretty popular in Japan and has been a pretty big bomb here. Despite all the whinning going on I think it will be a pretty big seller in the states. Of course just my opinion.

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

      Thanks for your report. That is fascinating to me.

  • Saffron Blaze

    So you take perhaps the finest sensor available and pair it with a bunch of consumer grade features (shutter, AF, etc) then charge D800 like prices. It might work as a marketing strategy (selling cool like Apple does) but when you compare the DF with a D800 the desire for that D4 sensor quickly becomes muted by the feature set of the D800. There is nothing the D800 can’t do the the DF can except twirl some knobs and accept old crappy lenses. There is a whole host of things the D800 can do the DF will never be able to do.

    • Pete Grady

      Hey, if you have any of those “old, crappy lenses” lying around, give me a call…I’ll come by and relieve you of them. Wouldn’t want them to continue soiling your bookshelves.

      • Saffron Blaze

        Out with the old in with the new. It’s the cycle of life.

  • PapaZerg

    What makes this a hybrid?

    Fakc that af module. Deal breaker.

  • Captain Megaton

    Having to plug in a dongle to get wifi can not be considered a feature in 2013. All cameras should have this connectivity, just like laptops and tablets do.

    New iPad air! (with optional $99 dongle for wifi) … I think not.

    • Brickon

      But, but….Nikon says their WiFi adapter is *drumroll* exciting so it must be true!

  • J. Dennis Thomas

    If this camera doesn’t book my clients, transform into a VAN, (with free gas), drive me to the gig, set up all of my gear, shoot for me, break down my gear, pack it up, drive me back home, process all of the RAW files IN-CAMERA, deliver the images to the client via super-Wi-Fi-instant transfer, and collect my check, then I don’t want it.

    I’m buying an A7.

    • visionaer

      ditto ;)

  • mavfan1

    There’s no need for so much arguing as we all know it’s as simple as this. Someone in Nikon’s marketing dept saw Sony selling it’s full frame RX1 for $2800 USD with a fixed lens and thought they could get that much for a full-frame interchangeable lens camera if they gave it a special twist, base it on a classic Nikon favorite to play on nostalgia and the recent retro styling craze, for example. And I don’t think they’re wrong.

    • Imperious Images

      I agree. I’m sure including the D4 sensor, as opposed to the D610 sensor, which according to dxomark actually performs BETTER, was part of it to. But judging from the number of times they use “flagship” in the description, they wanted to make this a premium product for the high end buyer.

      • Aldo

        It’s kinda getting clearer now… they want to milk the existing d4 sensor a bit more before they announce the d4x or whatever. At the same time they don’t wan’t to cannibalize d600/d800 sales.

      • Derek Smith

        The D4 is much more than just the sensor, people keep forgetting about that. The raw speed of the D4 is breathtaking (double digit FPS). Some folks are defending the DF using the D4 sensor trick because there is nothing else to use for defense of this rubbish camera.

  • Maxx Louie

    Geez. People complaining about the cost. It looks great. Probably feels great in the hands. It has the D4 sensor. People with the money will buy it, even if they aleardy have a D800A, B, C, D and E.

    • Global

      A sensor doesn’t make the camera. The D4, D800 and D610 sensors are pretty closely tied. Everything else makes the camera.

      Nikon left OUT everything else; but they kept the price.

      Its not good for us.

      Keep your D700es.

      The D700 is a better camera than this camera!

      • Josh

        Exactly. The Df has lower specs than a D610 and sells for almost the same price as a D800. IMO the Df is at most a $1500 body. But I guess Nikon is banking on there being enough people so enamored with the romance of the retro design that they are willing to pay a premium for it.

        • Derek Smith

          I would easily take the D600/D610 over this.

          • Josh

            Heck if I was going to buy in this price range I would just spend slightly more and buy a D800.

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

    I think part of the negativity I’m reading is genuine disappointment about some aspects of the camera, a camera which admittedly doesn’t shatter ground from a technical standpoint, the way the D800/e did. But part is simply anger and sour grapes about the price … it is out of the reach of many that hoped it would not be. It might not even be literally out of reach, but at $2,700, they just can’t justify buying it, (even if they would like to!) because there are too many other more cost effective options on the market.

    • Aldo

      The problem is that nikon is giving us the cake in pieces and every piece has a missing ingredient.

      • mikeswitz

        yeah, but it’s mostly frosting.

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      You can have the whole cake. You just have to PAY for it.

    • Global

      Its not sour grapes; its a damn shame. Nikon took a very CHEAP way to make extra money — by cutting off their base of customers & delivering less features for MORE money to what they perceived as “stupid” people at the luxury end, who pay more for less, as long as it looks cool.

      I have the money for this camera, but I won’t buy it — because it delivers less than what I could pay for right now. That’s not sour grapes at all, because I could have it if I wanted it. What it is disappointment that Nikon managers think that we can’t do math and so they arbitrarily added an extract $1,000 on the price tag for absolutely no reason whatsoever, while simultaneously cutting out features that I love in my D700… purchased over 5 years ago!

      Now Nikon has painted themselves in a corner. Because in order to get 51-AF points and 1/8000 and video back into this thing, they have to increase the price even higher.

      Nikon — I am not a fool.

      Will not be buying.

      • Lamar Lamb

        If Hasselblad can do it with re-branded Sony’s and a wooden grip Nikon must figure they can get some of that easy money and keep it all in house.

    • http://marsweekly.wordpress.com/ Mars Observer

      For me it’s not that it’s out of reach or that I can’t justify it, I just feel that Nikon isn’t providing good value, and it feels like they’re relying on ‘the brand’ in order to sell, rather than working harder to provide better features and innovation. It’s a slippery slope…

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

        I’m trying to understand the various reactions, because I’m surprised by all the anger. I won’t know until I have one of these in my hands, look through the viewfinder and see some images (though I’m expecting D4 like images) whether it is for me. I’ll bet Nikon worked their butts off though and spent a small fortune to bring the Df to market and I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the Df costs more to make than than D800 either, even if the body isn’t 100% metal and it has a D610 focus system.

  • longtom

    It seems that most people consider the d4 sensor as the best out there. Can anyone explain me why is it superior to the d800 or d610? Only at DR in high ISO? Anything more?

    • hexx

      that’s something I was trying to find out too, it looks like it’s the only answer

    • nbleak21

      Image size, as well. work flow is drastically slowed processing double the mpix in a raw file, for those working in raw…

      • hexx

        right, so it’s very expensive to upgrade computer these days from old P4?

        • nbleak21

          CPU isn’t the only bottleneck when dealing with larger files. Uploading to FTP or adobe CC, backing up files, etc… all take time.

          • hexx

            :) right, I thought that it’s all about IQ

    • Global

      Barely any difference at all:

      D4 —— 2965 ISO
      D800 — 2853 ISO

      • Global

        In fact, Nikon should have put the D800 into this body (since its been out over a year already), with the same features, instead of crippled beyond recognition, and set it at the same price & people would have been much better served.

        Otherwise, Nikon should have increased the ISO by over 1 stop (they didn’t). You basically get slightly more fps & slightly lighter weight, at the cost of nearly everything else.

        • Extra

          Mainly they should have put in an accurate and responsive AF System (like D3/s/x//D4 – D800 has not). Otherwise “pure” photography becomes annoying very soon. Hate it when shooting wide open and focus is on the eyebrows instead of the eyes. With D3/D4 this never happens, with D800 every second shot.

      • Aldo

        yeah but the d4 sensor renders everything nicer at 400 + ISO

        • Derek Smith

          Oh God. Film blows them both away.

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      Many people don’t need 24 or 36 MP.

      • hexx

        many people would like to have the option to decide themselves if you see what i mean, you can still crop, you can’t do it the other way. tech is out there for grabs, why go for something that isn’t up to scratch with current date in the calendar?

        • mikeswitz

          Do you remember when 36MP was confirmed before the release of the D800. Screaming, whining, gnashing of teeth. How could Nikon be so stupid? Where are all those photographers now?

          • J. Dennis Thomas

            I don’t like cropping. It adds another step to my workflow. 36MP slows my relatively fast computer down. It eats up storage space.

            I still use my 10MP M8 files all the time for magazine work. Nobody ever said it wasn’t enough.

            Also I don’t see anyone complaining about the 16MP Fuji sensor.

            Hell, the technology exists to make a 1001 horsepower 16 cylinder engine (Buggati Veyron), but that doesn’t mean I need the damn thing.

            • Rafa R

              I´m with you man

            • mikeswitz

              I understand completely, but my point was when all the early complaing was going, no one (I certainly didn’t) knew what absolutely gorgeous IQ that sensor would produce. I ended up buying it because of the “idiotic” sensor.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              My reply wasn’t to you. It was to hexx.

            • mikeswitz

              My browser says you replied to me. Its disqus. By the way I am your mother.

            • hexx

              because that little Fuji punches way above it’s class, 24mp and no AA filter should be in this camera for this price, 16mp sports sensor isn’t a good choice, that’s my opinion and that’s what’s holding me back… i will have to wait for some reports before i pull the trigger

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              I think an AA filter is needed for a Bayer array filter sensor at less than 36MP.

            • hexx

              haven’t seen any moire on RX1r when I’ve had a loaner for a week

      • longtom

        Neither do I, but that alone is a rather weak reason to buy the camera.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          I don’t buy for sensor alone. I like the control layout from what I see. I even like the way it looks.

          If I find out I don’t like it, or if it’s a giant turd to use, then I’ll let you know.

          • longtom

            Yes, I like the looks, I like the controls and even the philosophy of the camera, I’m fine with 16Mp. Price for all that is another story. Maybe my future is a 610 with a Katzeye, given the d4/df sensor is not that superior.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              I make a living from my cameras. At the end of the day the price doesn’t really matter to me because it’s the cost of doing business. I deduct it from what I owe to Uncle Sam at the end of the year.

              I can understand that not everyone can drop that kind of scratch on a camera, but my CPA doesn’t complain about it and that’s all I care about.

      • Rafa R

        Nikon should make their RAW files with small and large option.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          That would be nice, but I think there’s compression issues with that technique. I’m not sure exactly. That’s a Canon thing.

      • Last Mohican

        Exactly, it’s the needs. Problem is many don’t know and just go for the highest DxO scores on anything. For my line of work 16Mp is fine, I need great low light capacity, good manual operability, an excellent 100% viewfinder, focusing aid for manual focusing, and the possibility to quickly and painlessly change user modes without going through the menus every time. The Df was promising for the first three points, the improved focusing screen seems to be out, and user modes as well. Too bad, I would have liked this sensor and this kind of camera.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          It’s not going to be EXACTLY what I need or want, but it’s close. Faster than the D800 with manageable file sizes and easier to manipulate than the D600/610. My only concern is that damn 39 point AF system, but it remains to be seen if it’s the exact same module or a redesigned one.

          If I could go to the Nikon factory and hand-build a camera to my specs I would.

          If Nikon allowed you to do that it would be expensive and then everyone would cry that it’s an option only for rich people.

          • Derek Smith

            Darn thing is still average on speed. D7100, D610 are about that same.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              If you need more than 5fps to shoot sports you obviously don’t know the sport well enough. I shot motorsports for well over a decade using single shot. It’s about anticipation and knowing when to pull the trigger. Spray and pray is the lazy way.

              Like taking a machine gun to the skeet range.

    • visionaer

      dr and noise in high iso is great, you can use older lenses with not so high resolution, the color rendering and contrast is nice (try comparing it to other sensors at http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d800-d800e/32)

    • Alistair Maitland

      It’s not just the sensor that counts. the bigger the sensor the bigger the file, the bigger the file, the quicker the buffer fills up. Shooting sports, wildlife, anything requiring a high frame rate necessitates a buffer that can process files quickly. the D4’s shutter is more robust as well. So, in short, it’s not about superior writ large, it’s about purpose.

      • hexx

        right, does this camera strike you as wildlife/sport whatever high FPS machine?

  • Patrick Lam

    I wonder what the viewfinder display will look like. I guess it will be like the D4 / D610? It would be great if they add a mode that simplify the focusing screen so that I don’t get to see the 39 focusing points!

    Who remembered the simple ground glass viewfinders with the bare minimum amount of information? Do people remember seeing the optical display of the aperture reading from the lens!

  • Extra

    The pricing would have been reasonable if it had had 51-point AF system from D3/D4. With that crappy D600/610 AF system it’s a bad joke. Sorry Nikon, I very like your professional DSLRs (especially D3) but this is nothing other than the attempt to fool your customers.

    • Global

      5-year old D700 has 51-AF points & 1/8000.

      Why would I “downgrade” from my D700 to this camera??
      Hilarious joke, Nikon.

      • Extra

        My thought. :-) Stay with my D3.

  • Global

    Legitimate argument:

    The D700 is a better camera than this metro-fashion camera.

    • visionaer

      and the fuji s5 pro is better than the d700 ;)

      • Global

        Because there is no D400 from Nikon, I’m truly looking at the Olympus OM-D EM-1. Its everything the D400 should have been.

        I’m not sure what Nikon is thinking with this camera. I’m in love with the D800 — but didn’t pull the trigger, because I was thinking about a D400 to complement my D700.

        But now I’m more confused than ever. This camera did not make Nikon’s completely-messed-up camera heirarchy any more clear. It muddied it up even further.

        The Nikon products planner in charge of CRIPPLING products to keep heirarchies should be fired. This camera could have been the missing D400 — OR — it could have been the missing link between the D610 and D800.

        Nikon chose to split the baby in half. Beautiful side features, but its guts are hanging out.

        • visionaer

          no, the OM-D EM-1 has no mirror / ovf – for me this would be a no go. if you dont like the df, choose the d800, best camera in the market (i have one) or a d7100 (if you like a dx)

          • J. Dennis Thomas

            That D7100 is a hell of a kick-ass camera. I’d take it over the D600/610 every time.

        • Mel

          Maybe you should be looking at the Pentax K3 if you are looking for a d400 like camera. It is great that Nikon has some nice options but this camera I way over priced and they seem to be trying to confuse the shit out of the consumers.

  • mikeswitz

    I,m going to say this again, only louder: DISQUS SUCKS

    • rosshj

      Curious, why? Are there better alternative out there—I would actually like to know.

  • broxibear

    Hmmmmm, feels like a lost opportunity…maybe next time Nikon, maybe next time ?…

    • MD

      Nice job! There are to many buttons on this camera. I also think that without a grip would be sexier :)

    • Drewchompski

      Now there’s a design i can get behind.

  • Steven Wade

    From the comments I’ve read, not a single person is upset about this only having Expeed 3 when the D5300 has Expeed 4? Along with all the other BS that is this camera?

  • lorenzo

    Same identical price of current D800E, but is it at the same level?
    Will the next “digitalized” Nikon look like this?
    BTW the $300 instant saving on the D800E are extentded to 11/23.

  • Wally in Austin

    No built in Wi-Fi? Yes I get it no big images uploaded to Facebook Et. Al. That’s not the point Nikon management bombs again. Nikon-San it should be there for the cost of what you are charging. Changing thoughts maybe Nikon is desperate so desperate for revenue they think you will buy Wi-Fi accessories will save the company. D7000 and V1 shooter.

  • web

    I thinks it gorgeous in black, actually better looking than I expected. It strikes a great balance of old and new. Easily the best looking DSLR on the market IMO.Rumored price hurts but it’s made in Japan with lots of additional hand assembled external metal bits… rumored build quality is extremely high. Guess there’s no free lunch.
    If the price drops closer to 2k in the next 6 months I’m buying.

    • toby

      I am in the same boat. 2k and I’m there. Happy if its body only I’ll just grab a 50mm 1.8 D for $99…

  • koenshaku

    Looks great would love to have it, but too pricy for the features it has. I was really hoping something came out without the megapixels of the D800, but with the 51 point focusing system on a full frame.. I’m left scratching my head again I will probably end up with a D800 this holiday season though.

  • Rock Kenwell

    The WAIT is OVER!!!

    I will get myself X100S + XE-2 + 18mm f/2 = $2897. I shouldda jump on the FUJI lens sales last month.

    • Global

      Maybe Santa will bring a good sale. =)

      The superb, highly-rated Olympus OM-D EM-1 is the perfect camera for those who didn’t get a D400 from Nikon, by the way. They will LOVE it. The XE-2 is also a good choice.

      Anyway, this Df is a good choice for full-frame, but most people will be better served with a D610 or a D800, each which have more features (and better features frankly) for less cost or much better value.

    • hexx

      go for 35 f/1.4 – would be better combination with X100S, you’d have 35 and 50 equivalent

    • jb

      I just ordered a Nex 7 with 50mm OSS 1.8 lens. Done.

    • peter

      Don’t get 18mm unless you are a huge fan of CA and soft corners. 14mm is way in the other league for just a bit more.

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      Just don’t try to shoot anything that moves faster than a snail. ;)

      • mikeswitz

        But if you are going to shoot snails that is definitely the camera to do it with.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          The sharpest most detailed snails you every saw, with silky smooth bokeh.

  • Fred Flintstone

    Buyers for the DF: People who say they love photography but buy pricey gear just to show it off.

    • FuelDoor

      Sounds like an amateur’s Mindset

  • Global

    This is how Nikon wants you to think of this camera — clutter on grandpa’s table… Hard earned retirement money at work. ^^

    http://nikonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Retro-Nikon-Df-camera.jpg

    All I am saying is that this thing better be HALF as heavy as the D800, or it makes no sense at all. If the weight is half the weight of a D800, then it is an incredible camera, and I can totally understand why they crippled it.

    Even I have back problems, and if this is half the weight of a D800, it does make sense as a primes camera. (This will be the nicest thing I say about this camera today, while I am still crying about the price… damn… I really want to upgrade my D700… but it seems like this is a downgrade, unless magically it is incredibly lighter or something… :-).

    • Integral Moments

      looool

  • Integral Moments

    So how long until they officially announce the damn Df, so i can click order on my d800E ?

    • Global

      The D800E and Df are nothing alike. If you are looking for maximum sharpness and resolution and fully professional features, the D800E will serve you, the Df will not.

      (Also, for newbies out there reading this: Don’t get a D800E, get a D800; you can get the same sharpness in photoshop, but you can’t remove the “moire” from the D800E. Only people who control light and their subjects very carefully should get a D800E, or if they are totally cool with with weird patterns showing up. And for anyone who doesn’t know anything about moire or these subjects — the D7100 or the D610 are your perfect choices. No need for D800 or D800E; save $1000-$1500 and buy a damn good lens.)

      • J. Dennis Thomas

        Who’s Morie? What’s he got to do with my photography? If he shows up and puts weird patterns on my photograms I’m gonna hit him with my cane!

      • Integral Moments

        i forgot about moire, thanks man. in my local time its 3;40 am and i’m still awake for like 28 hrs, the sleep effect

      • Derek Smith

        I good photographer with good glass can beat a bad photographer with a D800. Glass is everything. Hate these kind of comments! Makes you look like a smug idiot.

  • John

    Dig the camera. I predicted 2500… but Nikon’s smoking crack with that price point.

    • peter

      this is MSRP for early adopters, it will be just around 2500 in a few months.

      • Derek Smith

        2k and it is tempting. I can get a nice refurbished D800 for 2500.

        • John

          Files are too big. Not the same camera/market/purpose. It’s gotta be more than the 610 for build quality (and if it has, say, a split-prism vf), but not much more.

  • jb

    It’s like meeting a gorgeous woman on a first date who says all the right things, has a great job, holds your hand, smells good…..and then you find out she lives with her parents and has 4 kids and 5 ex-husbands. SeeYa!

    • broxibear

      I know her ! lol

    • Last Mohican

      And all this after having seen a series of promo videos portraying her as a pure virgin …

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      What’s wrong with that?
      Lives with parents = built-in babysitter PLUS no rent = more partying money! Especially with the child support and alimony coming in.

      What’s her number? I’m on it!

      • Integral Moments

        looool, cool J. nice logic thinking and efficient too

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          I know how to put a marketing spin on everything, that’s what Nikon pays me to do…

          (right, robert?)

          • Or do a vasectomy

            Just wait until you become the 6th ex-husband, after she had your triplets, and you have to start putting some doe in her piggy to!

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              wrap it up, son!

            • lol

              It was just a “heads up”. I wish the best to all 21 of you ! lol

      • toby

        Haha well thought J.

  • Sandy Bartlett

    I keep reading about people going to the new Sony. Really? Your Nikon glass wont AF on it, will look ridiculous hanging off the tiny thing, and you have to buy an adapter. So maybe you just sell all your Nikon glass (at a loss) and buy new Sony glass for it. Wait, there ist none. Unless you get, here it comes, another adapter, because Sony has changed their mount. Again. And the AF still won’t track a moving target as well as the cheapest Nikon DSLR.

    The Df is a great controllable dslr with a sensor at high ISO that is better than a D600 and D800. For all the whining about the 39 point AF, no other manufacturer other than canon has better AF. As good as the D4 or D800? Nope , but still damn good. Quick and accurate. This is going to be a sweet Nikon, cannot wait to get it.

    • hexx

      Sony hasn’t changed the mount, it’s exactly the same E mount. aren’t you the same guy who claimed the other day that Fuji doesn’t have any heritage in film cameras?

      • Sandy Bartlett

        From DPR “As you’d expect, Sony had to come up with new lenses to take advantage of the full-frame sensors, and they’ll be known as ‘FE-series’. There will be five lenses to start (listed below), with ten more promised by 2015. Existing E-mount lenses will work, though they won’t illuminate the entire sensor. If you have A-mount lenses laying around, those too will work, as long as you pick up either of Sony’s two adapters.

        • hexx

          so read it again love, what does it say as the name of the mount?

    • OnTheLedge

      Sandy, people actually are changing manufacturers right now. A lot of the market is leaking to Olympus, Sony, and Fujifilm as well as Panasonic. You obviously don’t realize that Nikon built this camera, specifically to combat that trend.

      So the people that Nikon is speaking to with this camera ARE those people who were jumping ship. Its too cocky to say “what are you going to do with your lenses” or whatever. Not everyone has $20K-$30,000 dollars worth of lenses. Most people (commonly) have 2-3 lenses.

      They sell them and get the camera they want — from a manufacturer who they belief is aligned with their values. Now, me, I’m sticking with Nikon.

      But I’ll still criticize Nikon when Nikon is being silly as hell.

    • Aldo

      The whining comes because nikon is obviously doing this deliberately… we don’t argue how capable the 39 point system is.

      • Sandy Bartlett

        Of course they are doing it deliberately You think they will sell a camera with all the same function of their flagship for $2700? Sure, I would like it too, But Nikon will not make the D3-D700 mistake again.

        • grubernd

          the alternative is – at least for people that need an AF with more than center-coverage – to get a D7100. and then buy some good Sigma/Tamron/Tokina DX-glas in front. Nikon could have made *the* best reportage camera out there. but they decided to aim for hobbyists only, the same that buy the D6xx cameras.

        • Aldo

          Funny I was thinking the same thing right now about the d700… When we all liked and praised the d700 and considered it a “successful” camera, nikon itself may not share that opinion. It’s kinda sad in a way how they are trying to control the market by holding technology behind.

          • J. Dennis Thomas

            Success is in the eye of the money-holder. Consumers got more bang for the buck, Nikon was left holding the bag for lost sales.

            That’s why they pushed out the D3s which was easily one stop better in low-light and never countered with a D700s.

            • Aldo

              But they are so cynical… It’s so obvious… disrespectful… there’s gotta be another way.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              Didn’t they hire a new CEO around the time just before they jumped on the bandwagon with the MP boom?

    • Derek Smith

      We shall let the sales numbers dictate whether you are wrong or right. Most people will probably jump for the D800 for the same relative price, or the D610 for significant less. The DF is just priced wrong for what it is.

  • Rock Kenwell

    Nikon Df Retro = Nikon 1 in FX. you know where it ended up.

    • pyktures

      excellent

    • mikeswitz

      underwater!

      • J. Dennis Thomas

        Nikonos Dƒ. I’m all over that too!

    • phil

      it’s the V2 in FX, to be more precise

  • Integral Moments

    While we are waiting for the Df, does anyone here owned a dusty D600 and got it serviced by Nikon and the problem got solved ? because this is the only reason why i’m looking for a newer body, and just for your info i bought internationally from the U.S market

  • DiScire

    now I know what this is: this is THE ideal hipster camera!!!

    I’ll stick to my D600 for now, and would sooner upgrade to a D800 than to this show-off piece of jewellery

    • FuelDoor

      Hipsters shoot digital?

      • J. Dennis Thomas

        I knew the hipster jokes would start up sooner or later.

    • TOR

      And does your D600 have a shutter speed dial? No? How about ISO-dial? No? Then why is it hipster. Proper dials have nothing to do with fashion and everything to do with photography.

      • J. Dennis Thomas

        If you’re not making money with your camera then it’s a toy. Which is worse than a piece of jewelry.

        Only hipsters use toy cameras.

        /sarcasm

      • Derek Smith

        Get a Film camera. Jez if you have 3000 dollars to spend on a stripped down D600 just so you can have proper dials, then perhaps you need to get a real film camera. Heck of a lot cheaper.

      • DiScire

        yes it does have those dials!
        you can assign the front and back dials to do just that.

        it’s a hipster camera because it is an over priced ‘retro’ looking camera that will be bought by a lot of posers who will want it for the novelty value and the ‘cool-factor’.

        yes, also some ‘real’ photographers will buy it, but with only one card slot and the D610 focus system it is hardly worth the price tag, that is, unless you buy it to look cool.
        and THAT is the definition of a hipster camera

      • DiScire

        but don’t get me wrong:

        it will be a GREAT camera for those who rigidly only ever shoot in full manual mode. then those dials make more sense than having assignable dials.

        but if you live in the 21st century with the rest of us, and you are a flexible shooter that has learned to master a camera in more than just one way, thus utilising all the things that technological progress have brought us, then this camera just does not make sense at all.
        then this camera is crippled in every single way imaginable.

  • TOR

    It’s a lot of money but price is expected from Nikon camera Made in Japan.
    Unlike many of the people who comments, for me this is not about looks at all, it’s about having proper controls. I wouldn’t care if the styling was futuristic or whatever, it’s about having proper dials and intuitive controls. It’s also about how it feels to operate those controls. The tactility.

    My biggest gripe is that they didn’t add “auto” to the shutter dial and just left out the PASM-dial.

    But overall I think this is very close to perfection. Certainly the best DSLR out there by a very large margin. Choice is good.

    It will sell very well. Hopefully Canon and others will also produce cameras with proper ergonomics and good pentaprism viewfinder. Hopefully not all of them will look retro.

    • CAM

      There is a PASM dial on the far right top view.

  • Abhinav Singhai

    DF for lunatics -What were they thinking with this overpriced camera .

    • mikeswitz

      that an awful lot of people are going to by one!

      • Abhinav

        Fact – Its not easy to please photographers .

        • Aldo

          No… nikon brought this on itself… by making the d700… they created many expectations that ended with a d4, d800, d600, and df… each (for one reason or another including price) not meeting the standards set by the d700. Instead of making the more expensive product “better” they trimmed down cameras like cheap sedans.

          • Abhinav

            Question is how is DF comparable to D700 ?.All I see DF being popular among Retro lovers who doesn’t mind the price .I’m pretty eager to see IQ (i.e Noise etc ) Vs D4 [If I'm not wrong DF is using D4 sensor .]

            • Aldo

              Well the d700 could be “pure photography” as well since it had no video… the sensor of the d700 was also found on the nikons flagship camera at one point. Also the conservative mp count could be compared to that of the d700. In many ways (except for the focusing system) this could be considered the d700 replacement… minus the pro features. Which is why many are upset. The price was just the last drop that made the cup run over.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          No. It’s easy to please photographers. It’s not easy to please camera nerds.

          • Abhinav

            In Simple Terms :Not easy to please “NERD photographers ” ;)

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              Most camera nerds rarely take photographs. So I think it’s a stretch to call them photographers.

            • rhlpetrus

              For the time you have been spending here in this forum I think you qualify for … (fill in your choice).

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              Lucky me. Part of my job is keeping up with camera trends.

              What’s your excuse? Oh yeah. Trolling.

    • matador

      “What were they thinking with this overpriced camera …”

      Not to cater for people that paint their faces green.

      • JakeB

        LOL!!!!

  • jr456

    I see a lot of whining and crying in these threads. If you don’t like it then don’t buy it…keep your D800 or whatever.

    This camera is specifically marketed to a very niche market….can’t fault them for that at all.

    • piyo

      I agree.

    • Global

      Yes we can. The same way as you can like it for that. Sheesh. This thing has so many buttons and dials, it might as well have levers, crank shafts and an included pocket watch key, so you can wind it up in the morning…

      The pinnacle of steampunk-hipster-old man fetishes! :-)

      • jr456

        It’s only a camera.

  • http://oneant.com.au/ oneant

    a Steam-Punk Nikon …awesome (grin).

  • Radek

    I call the bluff! The camera will be at least $1000 cheaper when announced later today. My guess is at $1600 (body only).

    • Integral Moments

      how you called the bluff!

      • radek

        It was a intentional “leak” showing bloated price … when announcement comes the price will be lower. Call it WOW factor :-)

        Perhaps wishful thinking. R>

        • Aldo

          I doubt it…. Amazon is a giant and they deal with a lot of products… I think they were called by nikon on this mistake.

          • J. Dennis Thomas

            I think it was a test run to make sure the code was working and someone stumbled on it.

    • MrSkelter

      Hi Theodoros Fotometria!

  • Chris

    Where’s the card door – battery compartment?

    • Integral Moments

      my guesses down side

      • Chris

        In the battery compartment underneath I guess?

        • Last Mohican

          Another downside…

          • Chris

            I don’t understand why it’s necessarily a downside?

            • Last Mohican

              Put it on a bracket or tripod and you’ll see.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              That’s what the “professional” Wi-Fi is for!

            • Last Mohican

              Oh, forgot about that! Provided that the L bracket has the right holes.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              RRS will accommodate no doubt.

            • Last Mohican

              Ok, we’ll add that to the bill. Peanuts.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              Yeah, their stuff is super affordable!

            • Chris

              I take your point sir.

  • sausage_grinder

    How could they tout compatability with manual focus lenses, package it with a classically styled 50mm “for precise manual focus adjustments”, show it in promo photos with non-ai manual lenses, and not have something up their sleeve when it comes to the prism/VF?

    • hexx

      maybe that manual glass was there only to give it more retro feel, so it goes nice with all the dials, who knows

      • sausage_grinder

        maybe I’m reading too much into it. Would be great to finally have a digital camera that you could easily manually focus. That combined with the D4 sensor would make this a low light beast.

        • Last Mohican

          +1

          • sausage_grinder

            Oh, not to mention that the model guy in all the teasers is manually focusing as well.

  • Patrick Lam

    like the dance hit ‘i don’t care, i love it!’. Thank you Nikon!

    • Integral Moments

      good for you Patrick

      • Patrick Lam

        Nikon could use the song to promote the new camera to the Gen Y, look at the lyrics below!

      • Patrick Lam

        Nikon could use the song to market the new camera to hip Gen Ys, look at the lyrics below!

  • mikeswitz

    Has anyone heard from Theodoros Fotometria on NR today. Or is he posting by some other name. I pegged him as a guy who doesn’t mind being wrong, because he never is.

    • Last Mohican

      He was on earlier. I wished him good night in Greek.

  • Simon Harris

    Throwing a curve ball in there. I think the camera is under-priced

    $2750 when a d4 costs over $4k.

    Add the retro, bit of style and hey presty we have an aspirational product. Something no doubt they’ll capitalise on later down the line with a new range.

    • Joel

      I’d have to agree. People are focussed on the AF system, the metering, the lack of video and absolutely no one seems to be talking about the image quality that people are going to get for the price.

      • hexx

        all that sounds great, but why sports sensor in it and not something a bit more up to date?

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          sports sensor?

          • hexx

            is it suitable more for landscapes?

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              Sure. If you’re not printing them 100 feet wide.

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              The D5200 isn’t known for it’s stellar low-light capabilities, but I’ve got some great images and I sold them to a TV show.

              The show is airing next week if on TV-One. It’s called Unsung and it’s about my homies the Geto Boys. http://vimeo.com/78273742

            • hexx

              cool, but that’s not something you’d use all the time, is it

            • J. Dennis Thomas

              Not exactly in my present situations. But if it was all I could afford, yes.

              I really liked that little camera and I can’t wait to get the D5300 next week. With the new Sigma it’s gonna be fun!

          • mikeswitz

            I told you not proctologist…robert. Only he would call it sports sensor because he read somewhere that some sports photographers shoot with D4

        • Joel

          Thanks for replying guys. I was borderline on responding to such a blatant troll.

          • hexx

            blatant troll? it looks like only you are entitled to have an opinion – keep it up

            • Joel

              Sorry hexx, I gave you the benefit of the doubt that you didn’t sincerely believe the D4 was primarily a ‘sports sensor’. Guess I was wrong ‘aye?

      • http://marsweekly.wordpress.com/ Mars Observer

        Almost as good as the image quality from the $1700 Sony A7.

    • Killroy™

      D4 for $4k?!?! Where can you get one for 4$k? I still see it for close to $6k.

    • Alistair Maitland

      D700 ($3K when released) had everything and more from the D3 ($4.5K when released) with the exception of the integrated grip. D4/Df comparison: better AF module, video capability, better shutter capability in durability and speed (on both ends of the spectrum), integrated grip, better LCD, better metering, better protection (magnesium allow all over), etc. etc. etc.

      In short, there’s just no comparison beyond the sensor between the DF and the D4.

  • Chinatek

    Yeah, massive fail on that price. Will stick to D610.

    • Integral Moments

      what do you own now?

      • mikeswitz

        That is not Proctolgist who earlier said he was buying Fuji instead. Its robert who only owns an iPhone and shoots back-up to other photograhers at weddings because he can’t get clients on his own.

      • mikeswitz

        robert also feels compelled to write “massive fail” three times a day. He thinks it makes him sound like an intellectual.

        • J. Dennis Thomas

          massive fail is so much more adult sounding than epic fail.

      • Joel

        His phone. He’s also off to Canon as soon as he ‘sells all of his pro Nikon glass’.

  • ingsy

    So the ‘hybrid’ term mentioned before was marketing fluff, a mistranslation, or am I missing something?

  • Joel

    So it seems that this forum can be broken into two different kinds of people: those dreaming that Nikon had gone completely mad and had packaged a D4 sensor into a $1500 camera set for mass consumption, and those that realized that this body is a bespoke small batch model for enthusiasts with a price to match.

  • NikNik

    I still don’t see anything compelling in this camera for me.

    Hopefully something really interesting is revealed once the official specs are out.

  • Chris Tucker

    I’m pleased Nikon is trying this. I had hoped for something simpler still: No PASM mode, just manual. No command dials. Perhaps even no AF. Lose the “grip.” Slim it down. Replace LCD panel with mechanical counter for shot count. Remove the AE compensation dial. Simplify it. I think the Fuji X-100 gets more right here.

    • callibrator

      See the Altoids can pin hole camera response from J. Dennis Thomas to rafakoy…it applies to you too.

      • rhlpetrus

        Peter, this forum is getting out of hand, people that are not interested in this camera in the least are being offensive to others for no reason whatsoever.

        • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

          It’s the same thing every time on announcement day. It will calm down tomorrow.

  • rafakoy

    For that price, I’ll stick to my F3.

    • J. Dennis Thomas

      I’m gonna stick with the pinhole camera I made from an Altoids tin and electrical tape.

    • Drazen B

      How’s that comment of yours even relevant?

      • PinholeGuy

        no comments are relevant here… including yours or mine

      • JakeC

        There seems to be at least 3 idiots that have problem with comprehension. Either that or this forum is really going for the gurgler with its latest patronage.

        • ginko biloba

          The same 3 idiots that gave you thumbs down ;-) LOL!

    • DfnotForMe

      lol

    • Killroy™

      Is it me or does the F3 just not look right without the MD-4 on it?

      • rafakoy

        The F3 does looks amazing with a MD-4

    • http://marsweekly.wordpress.com/ Mars Observer

      Not *that’s* a beautiful camera!

    • nikonzall

      Did you ever use this thing, or use it as prop. it looks new. My F3 looks like sh&^t.

    • Aldo

      amazing shot… what film did you use?

      • rafakoy

        Thanks! you seems to be a very smart guy, specially considering we both have the same name :)
        This pic was actually taken with a D800 and a 24-70mm f/2.8G, not film.

  • Nate

    D4 in a smaller lighter package? What’s not to like about that? Even at $3000?

    • Aldo

      at 3k I rather buy a d4 with a bullet hole.

      • Pablo Ricasso

        And you still wouldn’t be any smarter for it…

        • Aldo

          No I don’t type here to have an IQ evaluation… only lame people do that.

          • Pablo Ricasso

            OK, I do appreciate honesty, though.

            • Aldo

              …right because nothing you type here will make you smarter. You are welcome =]

    • Saffron Blaze

      It is like placing a flawless diamond in a sterling silver setting then trying to tell us it looks just like platinum.

    • Alistair Maitland

      The sensor doesn’t make the camera. Sensor + AF module + ergonomics + size + weight + (in this day and age) video capabilities for those who use it make the camera.

    • Derek Smith

      Except it is not.

  • instamatic

    At this price, I’m not the target market for this camera. Even though I want one, I can’t have it. I fear it’s only a matter of time before I start building up a m4/3 system around a Panasonic body. Somehow I can’t fit the new Nikons to my needs thinking of the future. My kit is currently based around a couple of D700 and that’s working out fine still for now.

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