Nikon DF vs Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Nikon DF
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Reasons to buy the Nikon DF

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
1400 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 25fps
Size
Really small
Standard size (139×42×80 mm)
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon DF.

competitors

Nikon DF Competitors

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$1,999 - $2,797 body only

$2,583 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Competitors

Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D

Boutique

$8,960

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Thickness Significantly thinner
Lowest price Much cheaper
Live view No live view
Leica M10

Leica M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,379 - $6,596 body only

$7,836 with 75mm lens

Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures

discussion

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