Nikon Df camera detailed specifications

Those are the detailed Nikon Df camera specifications:

Image Area (pixels) FX-format
(L) 4.928 × 3,280 (M) 3,696 × 2,456 (S) 2,464 × 1,640DX-format
(L) 3,200 × 2,128 (M) 2,400 × 1,592 (S) 1,600 × 1,064
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
Control Vivid
Standard User-customizable Settings
Storage Media/td> SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Card Slot 1 slot
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
Viewfinder Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical (Approx.)
DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.)
Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x (Approx.)
Viewfinder Eyepoint 15 mm (–1.0 m–1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment –3–+1 m–1
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Interchangeable Focusing Screens n/a
Reflex Mirror Quick return
Lens Aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Depth-of-field Control Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (exposure modes A and M) or by camera (exposure modes P and S)
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible Metering with AI lenses
Compatible Lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 × 16 1.5× image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU lenses. IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center 33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/7.1 or faster).
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/4000 – 4 s in steps of 1 EV (1/4000–30 s in steps of 1/3 EV with main command dial), bulb, time, X200
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/1/4000
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed 1/250 sec.
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Single-frame [S]; Continuous low-speed [CL]; Continuous high-speed [CH]; Mirror-up [Mup]; Quiet Shutter Release; Self-timer
Frame Advance Rate> Up to 5.5 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options 1–5 fps (CL) or 5.5 fps (CH)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 5.5 frame per second
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering) 2 to 20 EV (spot metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling Combined CPU and AI (collapsible meter coupling lever)
Exposure Modes Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter- priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Digital Vari-Program Modes n/a
Shooting Modes P, S, A, M
Scene Modes n/a
Automatic Exposure Scene Modes n/a
Exposure Compensation –3 – +3EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure Bracketing 2–5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value with A AE- L/AF-L button
Mirror Lock Up Yes
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 - 12,800 Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-4 (ISO 204,800)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 12,800
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity 50
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity 204,800
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Hi-1 (ISO-25,600 equivalent) Hi-2, (ISO-51,200 equivalent) Hi-3, (ISO-102,400 equivalent) Hi-4 (ISO-204,800 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes
High ISO Noise Reduction Low Normal High Off
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Auto, Extra high +2/+1, High, Normal, Low, or Off
D-Lighting Bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D- tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 focus points are available at f/8)
Detection Range –1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus Point 39 total
AF-area mode 9, 21 or 39 point Dynamic-area AF Auto-area AF
Single-point AF
3D-tracking (39 points)
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo (AF-C) Face-Priority AF, Normal area, Wide area and Subject tracking AF available in Live View only Full-time Servo (AF-F) available in Live View only Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 39 points
Autofocus Sensitivity –1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Autofocus Fine Tune Yes
Built-in Flash No
Flash Bracketing 2–5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Built-in Flash Distance n/a
X-Sync Speed 1/200
Top FP High Speed Sync Jan-00
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is available with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or T103; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash Compensation –3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported
Flash Sync Terminal Yes
White Balance Auto (2 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K) Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Fluorescent (7 types)
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored) Shade
White Balance Bracketing 2–3 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
Live View Shooting Photography Mode (Still Images) Movie Mode (Video) Photography Live View Mode
"Live View Shooting (Handheld mode tripod mode)" n/a
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time- servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF Wide-area AF Normal-area AF Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Monitor Size 3.2 inch diagonal>
Monitor Resolution> 921K dot
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 5 levels
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes
Also visible in LiveView Modes Also visible in Viewfinder
Playback Functions Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, photo slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, and auto image rotation
In-Camera Image Editing Yes
Interface HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector Hi-speed USB
Wi-Fi Functionality WU-1a
GPS GP-1; GP-1A GPS Unit
Save/Load Camera settings Yes
Total Custom Settings 42
My Menu Yes
Recent Settings Yes
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery 1400 shots (Based on CIPA standards)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Battery Charger MH-24
Tripod Socket Yes
Approx. Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 5.6 x 4.3 x 2.6 inches (143.5 x 110 x 66.5mm)
Approx. Weight (include footnote) Approx. 1lb. 8oz. (710g) Camera body only.
Operating Environment 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F) 85% or less (no condensation)
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  • Denis Heinrich

    it seems to be a great camera, but I’m not going to buy it. Enjoy my D600!

  • RSH Photography

    Ugh!! I love that it has the D4 sensor. Love how it looks. I was really looking forward to replacing my D700s with this.

    39pt autofocus. What genius thought pros would be excited about this, considering there hasn’t been a pro Nikon camera with less than 51pt in ages. And given the price, it’s in the pro price category.

    Manual Focus assist. Where is this? I want to be able to use old manual lenses and get a focus confirm or assist to allow me to manually focus, where normally I’d use an AFS lens.

    Dual Card slot. Really? The D610 came with dual slots, but not a camera that costs $1000 more? Sorry, I am not buying another Nikon that doesn’t have dual slots for backup.

    Extremely dissapointed by some of the lacking features. As a event/ wedding photographer, this camera is useless to me.

  • Really Nikon?

    It seems more D610 with the D4’s sensor, and no video. I get the niche regarding the removal of video, but shouldn’t that decrease the price? I have no problem having features that I don’t necessarily need (video) as long as it doesn’t increase the cost of the machine, and when it has become commonplace and the market has adjusted for this, with its exclusion Nikon should be looking to regain “photographer’s photographers” by not slapping us in the face with price just because you throw already developed tech into a “retro” body. All of my digital cameras are still only cameras if I just ignore the video function. Just silly to me. This camera should fit into D610, sub $2000 segment, not the D800 segment. Once all the retro hullabaloo settles down, and we look at the nuts and bolts, this camera is going to be overpriced by around a thousand dollars.

  • peter

    “Interchangeable focusing screen: n/a” …and ya lost me

  • Sometimes I wished it didn’t become a luxurious retro style camera. Its specs was so perfect to become a D700 successor.

  • The X sync speed is a bit of an odd one. The shutter can actually be set to 1/250 for flash sync. The X setting would be more useful for flash bulbs, like for scientific or cave photography. Almost wish they would have just placed “AUTO” there and then dumped the PASM dial, which would then allow moving the shutter button to a more F3 like position.

    Also, the shutter is rated for 150k cycles. The viewfinder doesn’t seem that impressive, though I will reserve judgment until I try one. Specifications suggest that a DK17M would be needed to improve manual focusing. Anyway, I suspect many of us are awaiting reviews.

  • Michael Sloan

    Looks like the original specifications post from Amazon had a typo about the 9 cross type sensors being capable of f/8. I was hoping this indicated Nikon developed a newer 39 point AF sensor capable of -2EV, but after reading the official specifications, it looks like they skimped out in this area. This is SO DAMNED significant that Nikon should now expect piss poor sales of this camera. If they expected it to appeal to wedding photographers, only the unknowing will buy into this product. What good does it do to have a sensor with great DR and ISO sensitivity if the F*CK!NG thing struggles to focus in the very low light one would expect to be able to shoot it in. In reality, you are better served with the Nikon D610 and a nice new fast prime for the same money!!!!!!

  • bertbopper

    What is the flash sync. The list says both Flash Sync 1/250 and X-sync 1/200. Oh, and too bad it has a screen. I wonder if there is anyone daring to make a screenless camera.

  • Alex

    From a technical point of view, the value for money ratio is not good.
    From a feeling point if view, you may love to use it, your subject may love to be aimed at, the resulting picture may be full of something that we dont describe with technical words.

    It all depends on your expectations. If you want the photos and the value for money … well, you dont have it! But you might still get priceless results and love those moments.

    You still need cash to buy love though …

  • Snuggles

    Can anyone confirm that you can’t set the aperture using lens aperture ring on any lens with a CPU, for example an AF-D lens? Is there no option in the menus that’ll allow you to do this??? says you can’t — this seems absurd!

    • nikonzall

      I know I can do it with my D800 Menu(f9) and D600 Menu(f5),
      It seems logical if they used D600 guts that you can do it with Df too. But it is Nikon you never know.

  • OttoVonSchriek

    Years ago when the D40 came out I was reading reviews and comments online because I was considering buying one.

    Many people lamented the lack of an external ISO button on that camera, and I admit I was concerned about the need to go through menus to set the ISO.

    But I bought the camera anyway, and discovered that I could set the self timer button to be an ISO button, which was fine for me!

    Of course as the camera had only just been released, all those people making comments had never used the camera. Lesson learned.

    I think we may be in a similar situation now!

    I subsequently upgraded my D40, and my newer camera had a specific button on the outside, but on this new camera I could do without it!

    Like most people, when doing static shooting like landscapes and studio, I use manual setting and iterate onto the best exposure using the histogram. Speed is not an issue, and I like the idea of the Df controls in such a scenario.

    When shooting dynamically I now use almost exclusively Aperture priority (or occasionally speed priority) with the Auto ISO mode the newer camera has…with the limits set appropriately it can automatically make the same decisions I would make!

    So in dynamic shooting I would not need the ISO dial, but I would need the exposure comp; but one of the 2 control dials is no longer needed in A or S modes….maybe that is usable for AV comp in these situations?

    In a nutshell, I think it would be better to wait until some serious experience has been gained with the camera before commenting on the controls!

  • OttoVonSchriek

    Regarding the price…The D610 has been built to be an economical full frame DSLR. As the Df has clearly not been designed down to a price and appears to have a high quality buil, it would seem unrealistic to have it costing less than the D610’s $2000 street price (Amazon price, 2 minutes ago!).

    $2700 is the list price for the Df. Experience tells us that this price will be higher than necessary, and actual street price will vary with supply and demand.

    So if the price does not fall, it means that many people are prepared to buy it at that price. Period.

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