Updated (June, 2014): Compare the Nikon D810 vs Nikon DF

Nikon D800

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Nikon D800

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Nikon DF

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Overall image quality
Great image quality
95.0
True resolution
High true resolution
36.2 MP
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Storage slots
More storage slots
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Reasons to buy the Nikon DF

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
3,279 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
204,800 ISO
Size
Really small
Professional size 143x110x66 mm
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D800

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True resolution Much higher true resolution 36.2 MP vs 16.2 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Overall image quality Better image quality 95.0 vs 89.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.4 EV vs 13.1 EV
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1.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 209 ms vs 274 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Startup delay Less startup delay 200 ms vs 550 ms
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2.7x less delay when turning on
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Color depth Better color depth 25.3 bits vs 24.6 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Focus points More focus points 51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon DF

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Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 3,279 ISO vs 2,853 ISO
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The DF has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 204,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The DF's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Battery life Longer battery life 1400 shots vs 900 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
Size Significantly smaller 143x110x66 mm vs 146x123x82 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Much thinner 2.6" vs 3.2"
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Around 20% thinner
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DF's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Significantly lighter 765 g vs 1,000 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $1,493.90 vs $3,160.39
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The best price we've seen is $1,666 cheaper (2.1x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Low light performance Very low noise at high ISO Help
              D800:2,853 ISO
              DF:3,279 ISO
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D800:95.0
              DF:89.0
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.2"
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              D800:25.3 bits
              DF:24.6 bits
              Sensor size Very large sensors Help
              D800:Full frame 35.9x24.0mm
              DF:Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              0.70x
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              D800:51
              DF:39
              Built-in focus motor Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Autofocuses with more lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D800:4 fps
              DF:5.5 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              921k dots

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              competitors

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              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              $3,830 with 50mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,797 body only

              $2,297 - $2,300 with 24-85mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,360 - $1,441 body only

              $1,550 with 50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,047 body only

              $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor size Has a significantly smaller sensor
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,608 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon D800 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D800.

              Nikon DF Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon DF.

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