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Nikon Df vs. Nikon D610 specifications comparison

Nikon-Df-vs.-Nikon-D610-specifications-comparison
Nikon Df vs. Nikon D610 specifications comparison:

Camera Nikon df Nikon D610
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
GPS data display
Highlights
Histogram Display
Photo information
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Monitor Size 3.2in. diagonal 3.2in. diagonal
ISO Sensitivity ISO100-12,800
Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-4 (ISO 204,800)
ISO100-6400
Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
TIFF (RGB)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
Battery / Batteries One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
White Balance Auto (2 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)
Shade
Auto (2 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)
Shade
Picture Control Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
Built-in Flash -- Yes
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 5.6in.(143.5mm)x4.3in.(110mm)x2.6in.(66.5mm) 5.6in.(141mm)x4.4in.(113mm)x3.2in.(82mm)
Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dots 921,000 Dots
Battery Life (shots per charge) 1,400 shots (CIPA) 900 shots (CIPA)
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36x24):100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical(Approx.)
DX (24x16):97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical(Approx.)
FX (36x24):100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical(Approx.)
DX (24x16):97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical(Approx.)
White Balance Bracketing 2 to 3 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV 2 or 3 exposures
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
SD
SDHC
SDXC
In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Effective Pixels 16.2 million 24.3 million
Flash Bracketing 2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
Card Slot 1 Secure Digital (SD) 2 Secure Digital (SD)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately) EH-5b AC Adapter
Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x (Approx.) 0.70x (Approx.)
GPS GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
Approx. Weight 25oz.(710g) camera body only 26.8oz.(760g) camera body only
Sensor Size 36.0mmx23.9mm 35.9mmx24.0mm
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000sec. 1/4000sec.
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking) Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)
Slowest Shutter Speed 30sec. 30sec.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 15 mm (-1.0m¯¹) 20.6mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes Yes
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to1/4000 Up to1/4000
Flash Sync Modes Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow rear-curtain sync
Slow sync
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Movie -- HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 25 fps
Mirror Lock Up Yes Yes
Movie Audio -- Built-in microphone, monaural
External stereo microphone (optional)
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV in increments of 1/3EV ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 5.5 frames per second 6 frames per second
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area and subject tracking AF available in Live View only
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported Built-in flash Commander Mode
CLS Supported
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 39 39
Price $2,746.96 $1,996.95

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  • googooli

    A son of D 610!Wow!!

    • Anatoly

      The Df does look really beautiful but the looks alone may not do the trick. It is like with a wife – you see how beautiful she is only for the first months. Then it is what she can do to me after that! The DF is not going to do the same thing as a D800!

      • Mike

        The Df will not give you a list of things to do around the house after you use it. Df wins.

        • Dpablo unfiltered

          She’s going to want you to charge her batteries.

  • DaveyJ

    Veterans I talked to about these two cameras, who have seen and used them (briefly for the Nikon Df) feel the Nikon Df is overpriced. Myself I’d rathe have a DSLR with video, but then i am not drawn to the retro camera so this camera is just not for me.

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

    Given that DX0Mark rates the low-light capabilities of these two sensors very, very close to one another, is it safe to assume that Nikon’s ‘ISO Sensitivity’ (12,800 on the Df vs. 6,400 on the D610) is pure… marketing?

    • anatoly

      The ISO of a D4 is really way way better then ISO OF a D60.
      I have both cameras.

      • Mike

        D60 or D600? I suppose it doesn’t matter it’s better than both.

        • anatoly

          sorry, D600. The D4 at ISO4000 outshines any current camera. And I had a Canon 1D X and Canon 5D3. The Nikon D4 is way better by producing very clean and transparent colors.

    • One More Thought

      Chase Jarvis calls the D4 sensor ” the best still sensor of all time.”

      Sometimes the DXO numbers don’t tell the entire story.

    • chlamchowder

      Don’t look at the numbers – look at the SNR graph itself. Above ISO 12800, the line for the D600 drops more sharply than the line for the D4. They’re only even up to 12800.

  • Belicosis

    Wow.. When you put it like that I’ll have to think twice about the Df. I hope the finish is extraordinary otherwise I’ll have to sit and wait.

    • Dpablo unfiltered

      The whole point of the camera will become apparent when you pick the thing up and start looking through the viewfinder.

      • http://photouch.me/ photouch

        Looking through the viewfinder is the same as looking through a D600.
        The only difference is that when you look through the viewfinder, it is much less easy to change the controls.

        • desmo

          not necessarily true,
          the large dials are easier to identify by touch, than the small buttons on a D600 (ISO is especially aekward on D600 with camera at eyepoint)
          in the end this is a subjective discussion ..
          one person’s easy…
          is hard to another

          • http://photouch.me/ photouch

            I guess one have to get used to it. However, even there, the controls almost all have different lock mechanisms…

        • Dpablo unfiltered

          You know this because you’ve looked. Right?

          • http://photouch.me/ photouch

            right, I switched from the D600 to the Df several times to compare.

            • Dpablo unfiltered

              Viewing the specs here I see one has an eye point 15 mm away and the other over 20 and with the same approximate magnification. If you have the same image and your eye is that much closer it’s like the difference between taking a picture with a 100 and taking it with a 135 and then trying to read some fine print on a shirt label. And then there’s the difference in the screen itself.
              It’s OK. I wouldn’t expect an auto focus guy to notice stuff like that.
              Like you said, 39 points.

            • http://photouch.me/ photouch

              Who are you calling the “autofocus guy”? If you mean myself, you should rather call me the stigmometer guy…

              Now, your first comment “because you looked…” your second comment “viewing the specs”, what’s your point ?
              Screw the specs, the best experiment is the one when putting the eye to one, then the other, then again and again. The rest is litterature.

            • Dpablo unfiltered

              I’ve heard it said that the F3 has the best finder, but either of my Nikkormats have one that is a little larger. They are all tiny compared to the F2 which is like walking into a cave. And the specs say they are about the same.
              Here the specs imply they are MUCH different. Enough to where almost anybody should see it right away. And then some people reviewed it and essentially said as much. And one of them is someone with an opinion that I even trust.
              Based on that I’m going to call your troll for what it is.
              And it you actually DID look through there and didn’t see the difference, well then, that’s even worse.

              But none of this matters. In a short time people everywhere will be able to see for themselves and by then you will be trolling with a different name, badmouthing a different thing…

            • http://photouch.me/ photouch

              That’s what I thought, after seeing the rest of the comments. You don’t have anything to see with photography.
              I don’t have to justify, just relating my experience… because I do have one. And nope, I won’t change my nickname. We definitly have different values (ya know, respect, listening, caring and so on…)

              Now I don’t care being right to people like you, you just care having the last word. You know what, get it.

              Keep jerking with your self-satisfaction. Don’t ever put yourself in question. Don’t ever ask yourself who’s in front and what they can bring you. You’re useless.

  • jimbocurtis

    you know what they say… “it’s *only* money!”

  • Captain Megaton

    Are the images exactly to scale?

  • http://kyleclements.com/ Kyle Clements

    Random thought:

    The Df has an HDMI out port.
    Can it do a clean HDMI out?
    If so, then this thing could do video.

    • Mike

      That’s the thought the Camera Store review (video portion) had. HDMI out to an Atmos Ninja.

  • Greg

    dose the Df, have the intervolmeter for timelapse like the d610 has??

  • rockthepic

    The Df has an AF-on button, which I use. The 610 does not have it.

    • Chris

      You should be able to configure the AE-L/AF-L to act as AF-ON
      on the 610.

      • Aldo

        the d610 doesn’t have retro dials ha!

      • Jamo

        Yes you can

  • Joey jo jo

    Df has the sensor and processor from nikons premier flagship camera the d610 doesn’t….

    • Captain Megaton

      That doesn’t make it better.

      • Dpablo unfiltered

        It does if you have use for the insanely high ISO. the sensor has

        • pyktures

          camera can’t focus in High ISO situation, ur done….

          • desmo

            the 39 pt system in the FX cameras(D600,D610,Df) has the same f8 focus capability as the current generation 51 pt system(D4,D800). It just has fewer f8 pts and in the extreme it’s only f8 on the center point.
            the 51 pt system is simply a better system regardless of light(but that’s not saying the 39 pt is bad).

            In low light especially where you are forced to use ISo 6400 or 12800(D4) both systems will have time that they struggle (more so with f4 glass than f2.8)

          • Anónimo

            Most don’t either and that’s the moment an optimized MF can make the difference.

            • pyktures

              All Hail the EVF!

          • Geoff

            Plug a hot shoe flash gun, hold a custom key (to be configured) to disable the flash, now you can enjoy the AF assistance of the flash without shooting with flash.
            I have done this for years with my previous D700 / D3s…I guess you can also do this with the DF.

            • pyktures

              show this to me with an SB-600 plz :)

    • Anthony Woodruffe

      Have you seen the sensor comparison of the D4 vs D600 on DxO Mark…

      • Geoff

        Unfortunately DXOmark does not compare extrem high ISO (let’s say 20000)…does it?
        My D3s was amazing at extrem sensitivity and I’m not sure D600/800 can do this..?

        • Anthony Woodruffe

          I had to check before commenting… just to be sure. Dxomark ISO ratings are based on Signal to Noise ratio. the ISO figure is what Dxo calculate as the optimal balance between having to shoot High ISO but still retain the quality in the image. Just because a camera can go to 200,000 iso doesn’t mean the image is of high quality. The D4 = an SNR ISO figure of 2965 whereas the D600 achieves ISO 2980 with the same quality output. Surprisingly a higher figure, not by much but it was for this reason I was happy to buy the D600 because I shoot most of the time in low-light conditions. What this means to me is the Df sensor isn’t as good as the D600 sensor. Before you all jump on my back go and compare the D4 to the D600 on Dxomark and see for yourselves. Even the dynamic range is better on the D600.

          • Dpablo unfiltered

            If you believe anything you just said I really feel sorry for you and then I have to think how lucky you are that most things are automated now, so I will just tell you to keep plugging away at whatever it is you’re trying to do…

            • Anthony Woodruffe

              I have absolutely no idea where you’re coming from with this comment. Everything is tested these days. As for automation no sure either what you are suggesting? That I shoot JPEG and in anything else but M?

            • Dpablo unfiltered

              The D600 sensor is excellent up to 3200 and useable at 6400 at which point it starts to fall on it’s face. The D4 sensor may not be any better at 3200 but above that it is beyond that point it maintains the performance that it has much better.

              The difference between 2980 and 2965 is more insignificant than most any margin of error that I can remember.
              If you like shooting in the dark like you say then you are likely to appreciate the sensor.

            • Anthony Woodruffe

              The beauty of iso rating on Dxo is that there is a standard. You’re right; 15 points difference in ISO is immaterial. However I just cannot justify buying a D4, I could barely justify the D600 purchase to be honest. It really was a “Want” buy. I’ve only been shooting since May last year but I’d already worked out my little D3100 although met my needs of something better than a mobile phone or basic compact. Just couldn’t cut it for the environment I was shooting in either.

            • Dpablo unfiltered

              I’ll agree with you. The jump that you get from going from the 3100 (a great camera for the money) to your new camera was quantum. The boost you would get going to the D4 is tiny and specific in comparison. (But there definitely is one.) If you can do what you want with your D600 then it is likely to be a better camera for you anyway, having more resolution. In time you can probably get a D4 or something even better yet for around what you spent on your D3100, which is still a good camera. If you ever use ISO 6400 and above or find yourself wanting to and you aren’t getting spots on your pictures then there’s probably not any reason to switch from what you already have.
              And I apologize for being harsh. I spend too much time arguing with hot heads.

    • stormwatch

      You’re right about the sensor, but currently the D5300 has the best processor than any other Nikon cameras out there. But everything other is moved from the faulty D600…old AF, old expeed, maybe even the old but fixed shutters….hah…somehow I have a strange feeling that one day Nikon would blame the video option for spitting oil on the sensor….at that day Nikon would introduce a TRUE APPROVED PURISTS camera without gps, wi-fi, video and stills option…they would make great amounts of money selling just a brick with the non italic Nikon logo glued on and a fake silver ring stitched all around the body….

      • Dpablo unfiltered

        Somehow I have the feeling it’s always cloudy and horrible where you live.
        But hey, I’d hate my life too if I worked for Canon.

  • Mike

    Can the Df click to zoom in play back mode by pressing the centre thumb pad selector button like the D700/800/300/3/4?

    • Scott M.

      Does D610 have the 100% zoom review function?
      Great to have, D7000-no

  • Jake

    It’s not overpriced. The D800 is under priced. What was Nikon thinking giving away the D800 for $3,000???? They short changed themselves big time by selling such a superb body for half the price of their flagship D4.

    My thoughts are they should have priced something like D800 @ $3,599 and D800E @ $3,999. $2,750 for the Df wouldn’t seem to bad then.

    Honestly, Nikon should have never created the D800. They could have had the D800E sensor in a D4 body called it the D4X. Releasing a camera with the highest MP to date in a 36mmx24mm sensor as a prosumer model????

    The price will come down. Rebates will come out. It will hit the used market.

    • preston

      My guess is that Nikon will come out with a 54 MP D4X. They already have the tech to do it (same pixel density as D7100 except made as a full frame).

      • Aldo

        and the end of hand held….

        • Neopulse

          Unless they make some kind of IBIS that complements the VR in lenses. I would pay the $7-8k price for that kind of tech.

    • Global

      What a stupid call, Jake. The D800 is incredibly successful at its current price point. You think it should be the price of a D3X?.. LOL. You are a terrible person for wanting less for Nikon consumers.

      • jake

        I never said I wanted it. I said Nikon could have done it and we would have even known. Pretty much in saying that’s how good the D800 is for its price.

        • Aldo

          Jake I think you need a hug…

      • jake

        I merely said they COULD have priced it much higher leaving more room for lower end models between prosumer Dx and Fx.

        My point is the D800 is great. I think it’s worth is greater than its cost and that makes it difficult to price other camera bodies similarly.

        • Andrew

          Jake, you are correct! When Nikon priced the D3x at $8,000, there was an outcry that it was $3,000 too expansive. The D800 at $5,000 would have been justified. But Nikon knew that at that price, many would admire it but few can afford it. So Nikon made the smart decision to price it at $3,000.

          I think the sweet spot for a full frame camera for the masses with delivery should be $2,000. Pricing the Nikon Df at $2,750 seems justified because of the inclusion of the high-end D4 sensor. But this price will surely come down in about a year, maybe to $2,450.

          • jake

            My main point was that if the priced it at $3,599 it would have still sold like hotcakes and the Df @$2,750 wouldn’t seem overpriced.

            I only say this because Nikon planned on releasing the Df a year ago, just after the D800 announcement.

            • Juha Backman

              One thing to remember is that the cameras we started with (Nikkormats, FM, FE, even FA) were low-cost entry-level bodies when they were introduced, priced at about one third (FM, FE) or at about half (FA) of the pro (F2, F3) level. In this sense Df hitting the same price bracket as entry level pro does not quite fill the same position as the “classic” Nikons.

        • umeshrw

          So nikon is selling it at a loss? If they are not and they still are making a good profit on it then 610 IS overpriced. And what how much nikon should have milked us on 800 should be nikons concern. Do we as consumers pay any seller more just because we think that product’s worth (perceived by us) is more?

          • jake

            Of course they are not selling it at a loss.

            From a business standpoint Nikon could have priced it higher.

            Who knows, Considering how tight lipped Nikon was with the Df they may have the true D700 replacement on the way along with a D4 refresher and a high mp flagship that will blow the D800 out of the water.

            • umeshrw

              Amen to that. They sure are welcome to price it higher.(within reason). I would pay more to be able to do almost all type of work with a single body.

      • mikeswitz

        now we’re getiing down to what this forum is really about

        • Aldo

          the point of this forum is to sound smart… so that we feel better about ourselves…

          • jake

            LoL, no hug needed.

            As a consumer I want it to be affordable.

            I was just trying to throw out a little different perspective.

      • ~ojojo

        Skinny – at leaste hE kan Spel!!!

    • Anónimo

      You have to leave Nikon stuff and invest in Leica M and fast 50 mm lenses they sell even at higher prices than the body like the new Summicron or the Noctilux, those will be at a price level to give you satisfaction.

    • ronin

      Why is the arbitrary price point of the D4 the standard about which all other Nikon model prices must be measured? Is it not quite as possible to say the D800 is rather high priced, and at twice the cost the D4 is extremely overpriced?

      • waterengineer

        I sincerely doubt the D4 price is “arbitrary.”

  • droll

    ds

    • Glenn

      All of this lightweight crap doesn’t really matter since most of my f2.8 zooms and prime lenses are much heavier than the cameras themselves. For most FX owners, the Df will be a good companion when it comes to low light and high ISO shooting situation but that doesn’t mean that it cannot go toe to toe with other shooting conditions either.

    • Global

      Thats not quite fair. If you 100% need one stop better ISO, then the Df is much better. Only 1 stop though. All this bs about 200k ISO is fake. Those ISOs are horrid. On the other hand, its a very nice low light camera.

      And i am one who criticizes the Df for it being crippled. If Nikon had enabled everything that the D800 has, but used the D4 sensor instead, i would have paid $3500 for this.

      Nikon made a huge mistake, cut off most their new market on price point, and alienate half the existing market with crippled features, and released this camera too late, after already saturating the market with D4, D800, D600, and D610s. Seriously, who is left except fashionists… and those who absolutely positively need one stop more ISO.

      • sly

        I agree, I would probably think about buying it if I didn’t have a D600. The spec (except the detector) are too close to the D600 to the up/down-grade.
        But if it was a much more specific camera, like a hybrid between real manual focus possibilities (split prism) and good autofocus, build like a tank and well sealed with maybe less fancy buttons to keep it raw for pure photography …. I would have buy it on top of my D600, as I bought a Fuji X100s.
        It looks like Nikon just put together part of they cameras lines, they mixed them and put more manual control and retro style to mimic badly the Fujy success.

      • Badboy

        Yeah sure, that is why the Df is holding its own in Amazon’s Best DSLR Sellers, black and chrome, with and without lens… yep it sure is crippled. You guys treat this offering like it is another throwaway cell phone. Incredible. It is not meant to replace anything in Nikon’s line. It IS meant to enhance its line with a unique offering. The price is right for what it is. You can’t afford it? Get a better job.

      • Badboy

        Yeah sure, that is why the Df is holding its own in Amazon’s Best DSLR Sellers, black and chrome, with and without lens… yep it sure is crippled. You guys treat this offering like it is another throwaway cell phone. Incredible. It is not meant to replace anything in Nikon’s line. It IS meant to enhance its line with a unique offering. The price is right for what it is. You can’t afford it? Get a better job.

    • mikeswitz

      As long as your subjects don’t move.

    • desmo

      “Superior lens offerings”

      What planet do you come from???You probably should cut back on that stuff, even if it is for “medicinal purposes”

    • Tried It

      Yep… Fuji has everything alright, plus it is a pain in the ass to use. The EVFinder sucks, the MF sucks. Gimme a break.

    • Dpablo unfiltered

      Don’t feed the droll…

  • Mikel

    What about flash sync? Is the df the same 1/200 sec as the d610?

    • Madmotts

      Why do these cameras have slower sync speeds? Is the shutter that much more expensive? Where’s Thom Hogan to shed some light on topic? I remember the old d70 had a different type of shutter that did 1/500.

      • X

        That was due to “electronic shutter” feature old CCD sensors had (that was the feature of the sensor, not the shutter).

        • Neopulse

          Also it was an APS-C sized sensor. The FPS travels a shorter distance. Kinda like how the 44×33 sized sensor’s FPS goes 1/125th usually.

  • Mark

    I wonder if the price of df was jacked up as a late strategy to move d610’s and d800’s.

    • Dave Ingram

      I wouldn’t put it past Nikon – good marketing strategy.

      • Badboy

        Both of your are idiots. Pack it up and go home.

  • bratvlad

    DF sure does look sexier though!

    • stormwatch

      What is sexy in a brick? Is there some hidden sexyness? It was a good try but on some continents/lands curves are sexy, not brick/flat bodies, but I guess it’s different across the world..

      • Badboy

        Idiot

        • stormwatch

          Please, do not show your incapability so fast. Thank You.

          • Badboy

            No faster than you showing your lack of intellectual discernment, logic and any vestige of class.

  • Rex L

    http://finophotography.co.nz/2013/11/07/nikon-df-vs-d610-which-one-is-right-for-you/

    Interesting comparison be Df and D610

    D610 is a better all around camera

  • Kevin

    from a person who doesn’t care about video, $750 extra for a D4 sensor doesn’t sound too bad to me! I wish it was a lighter camera though…

    • Daniel

      it already semi metal body… it will be lighter if it full plastic

    • koenshaku

      Yeah but that is spoiled by the auto focus sensitivity being -1 EV

    • Daniel

      When Sony launched the RX1 around US$2500, no one talked so much about the cost! And is a great camera but with a fixed lens! Here you have a better tool I think. Look at the prices of good cameras in the last 8 years. All these kinf of cameras costs between 2000 and 3000…

      • stormwatch

        How many RX1 did Sony sell???! Two or three?

        • Daniel

          yes, that´s seems true… but stil prefer a camera where can change lenses for the same price… but I´m more a D7100 or D610 photographer…

          • stormwatch

            FF with fixed lens is as stupid as an FF with simulated support for old lenses, tons of knobs, old AF, old sensor, old processor, without video, gps, wi-fi…

            • Daniel

              thinking carefully, agreed…. still making great photos with my D7000 and the D600/700 at work. Better keep that way… And, for exploring with pure photography, will keep the same strategy…

  • MK

    The image is not drawn to scale as Df is smaller than d600, closer to the size of d7100 instead

  • mikeswitz

    What I don’t understand is 5 months The D600 was the most awful pos ever invented, especially if you didn’t know how to clean a sensor. Now its Nikon’s gift to the world because its cheap. WTF! And it not even weather sealed.

    • robert

      shits, cmon man youre exaggerating. its a very capable camera. IQ is fantastic. build quality is good. 2 memory card slots.

      two things I would fix:

      1-crippling the video capability with the live view and changing aperture on the fly.
      2-af points need to be spread out. although im a center point and recompose kinda guy. AF-C is not my thing so dont care for it.

      Other than that I dont see an issue. problem is the oil spray..killed their sales. when are those refurb sales kicking in again.

      stop whining like a bitch :)

  • Anthony Woodruffe

    Seeing this comparison is why I feel the Df should be priced near to the D610. The body structure and design must cost more to produce and the Sensor is certainly test proven. But it doesn’t do video, doesn’t have 2 card slots, and there are a few other things missing. My personal opinion is that you have higher grade materials vs. missing features which should balance the price. $2,090 seems a fair trade-off.

  • CRB

    If its needed to make comparisons, show users the differences, make them experience it, then in terms of marketing, it is a failure.

  • Steven Guest

    I don’t agree with the price of the Df If you look close its a mix of the D4 and D610 and its close to the same weight so you have a choice ? do u wont a retro looking dslr with a amazing sensor for a hefty price or modern looking one ???

  • MotoPixman

    Side view is more telling IMHO

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  • stormwatch

    D610 Rules!

  • Glambike

    D600 is just fine. Glad I have held onto my cash for lenses.

  • Sam Mal

    the big deal here, is the ISO performance on the Df that is superior, but is it worth 1000 USD?
    I would pay the 1000 USD if the Df had the D4 focus system and VIDEO without thinking twice…..

    • Saffron Blaze

      Others might also decry the loss of video, a storage slot, flash and AF assist?

    • Bill Ferris

      “Photographylife” has comparisons of the Df, D700, D610 and D800, including sample shots taken with all four bodies across the full range of ISO’s. The person who regularly shoots at ISO 6400 and higher will probably find the Df of interest. At or below ISO 6400, the D610 and D800 hold their own, quite well.

  • Mike menon

    A better comparison available here – http://thenewcamera.com/nikon-df-vs-nikon-d610/

  • Saffron Blaze

    It is a shame to see the D4 sensor surround by all that other consumer grade crap.

  • Borjabatalla

    obturador?????

  • PieterWolters

    I would buy one if:
    – it was the same size as an “old” filmcamera ie not a fat body like now
    – it had exactly the same user interface as the old interface
    – it didnt have a display, just an image counter (you’re retro or you’re not) – this only distracts from taking photographs (and if you want to be able to see the photo’s asap: put the SD card in your iPad or other tablet)

    This would be real Pure Photography.

    To be able to make specific setting via the menu, a smartphone app can do the trick. This can be connect via bluetooth or wifi.

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