Summary Nikon DF

Prices Price
Body only
With 50mm lens
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 3
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Full frame 36x23.9mm
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Help 16.2 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 3.2"
Light sensitivity
Help 12,800 ISO
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The Nikon DF vs other recent DSLRs

Low light performance Very low noise at high ISO Help
3,279 ISO
Color depth Good color depth Help
24.6 bits
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
Battery life Above average battery life Help
1400 shots
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Overall image quality Great overall image quality Help
Screen size Above average sized screen Help
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
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The Nikon DF vs other recent pro DSLRs

Size Quite small Help
Professional size (144×110×67 mm)
Weight Light Help
765 g
Thickness Thin Help


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The Nikon DF vs other recent DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
274 ms shutter lag
Missing geo-tagging
Lowest price Expensive Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Announced Old Help
October 2013
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
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The Nikon DF vs other recent pro DSLRs

Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
921k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5.5 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16.2 MP
Focus points Fewer focus points Help




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Showing 17 comments

herobk13 (9:20 PM, July 11, 2014)
LOL, funny to see the stair up. So childish! :)
Alvin dhonny (7:16 PM, April 11, 2014)
just buy the D800 its better than this cause this is very expensive

D800 is aslo full frame dslr camera
build in flash
36 MP
build in flash
HDR system
and else but if D800 is too expensive for you just buy the D7100 its similar to D800 like her son :)
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throughmyviewfinder (11:44 PM, March 14, 2014)
Using this camera is a breath of fresh air, it becomes an extension of yourself and your photographic ambitions. It's a pleasure to use and provides stunning images. I put it down and long to be shooting with it again. Reports of handling issues are not a problem with me - I can easily alter ISO, Exp comp settings when looking through the viewfinder and I never even give the smaller handgrip or shutter position a 1st thought, never mind a second thought. It fits me perfectly! I just wish I didn't wait so long and take credence to negative reports before I plunged and got one! Yes it's expensive, but it is so worth it!!!!!
Avatar for Vamp898 Vamp898 (2:50 PM, February 23, 2014)
I still dont get why people buy this camera when they can get better for less money.

Is there any reason to buy a camera which is worse in every aspect for more money? What did happen to our human kind?
Avatar for Vamp898 Vamp898 (2:49 PM, February 23, 2014)
Try to get the same on a Medium Format :D it would be about the 3-time size
Exporer (7:30 PM, February 22, 2014)
Hubble bulky? Have you ever used James Webb NGST?
Nikon d310 (7:28 PM, February 22, 2014)
Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens bulky? Have you ever used Hubble?
bulky stuff (7:26 PM, February 22, 2014)
Hasselblad Medium Format bulky? Have you ever used Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens?
Avatar for Vamp898 Vamp898 (8:35 PM, January 02, 2014)
> No regrets about buying it.

You should as you can bet better cameras for less money.
Avatar for Vamp898 Vamp898 (8:34 PM, January 02, 2014)
D4 bulky? Have you ever used an Hasselblad Medium Format?
Avatar for Dil Jay Dil Jay (2:58 PM, December 26, 2013)
what color you bought?I`m about to buy it next week and looking to go for the metalic one.
JKPhoto (5:38 PM, December 08, 2013)
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I have it a few days now. It handles nicely but it feels a little "plasticky" to me. I like the features. The High ISO performance is great. It works well with the AI/AIS lenses (programming them into the nine non-AF lenses that can be defined and appear in your EXIF data and allows camera to know f-Stop etc). A really nice feature set. SHould have been less expensive as it is being sold, or built more substantially at this price point. No regrets about buying it.
Avatar for Vince Vince (10:27 AM, November 28, 2013)
D800 bulky? Have you used a D4?
Avatar for Khürt L. Williams Khürt L. Williams (4:37 PM, November 08, 2013)
Agree on the price point. But Bulkier SLR!? Have you used a D800? I think that statement was pure hyperbole.
Avatar for nineinchrod nineinchrod (2:49 PM, November 06, 2013)
nice looking camera but not even compare to OM-D E-M1
BigBadRon (2:29 AM, November 05, 2013)
Useless, especially at its price point. Plus it's not even a new form factor, just a bulkier slr.
Avatar for Joachim Fernandez Joachim Fernandez (11:21 PM, November 04, 2013)
too expensive, nikon is not leica,...i will prefer the new 610 with more technical data as internal flash and 2 data card...