With the tag line “Fall in Love Again” the Nikon Df is now officially here with it’s interesting spec list that should appeal to the purists among us.
It’s a lightweight F-Series inspired DSLR that has the flagship D4 sensor and processor inside a magnesium alloy weather sealed body. Tucked away in it’s retro styling is, well a pro camera. You’ve got the D4’s 16.2-megapixel FX-Format CMOS sensor and Expeed 3 image processor, for those that don’t know the D4 is well regarded for it’s low light capabilities.
The rest of specs read like this, ISO range between 100 and 12,800 (expandable to 50-204,800), 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type points, a 3.2-inch 921K0dot LCD, 2016-pixel 3D matrix metering system, 5.5 fps, WiFi, and a weight of only 710-grams.
The aesthetics is very much a new age “F-series” camera. Those who have shot film would know the Nikon “F-series” cameras and it’s great to see it’s design aesthetics heavily influence the new Df.
Interestingly those of you who are running around with old Nikkor lenses manufactured as far back as 1959 will be happy, as your lenses are compatible thanks to a new metering coupling lever located on the bayonet. Full aperture metering is also supported.
There is also a special edition FX format 50mm f/1.8G that has classic Nikkor styling to fit the retro body.
The cost has been a big discussion point over the past few hours. USD$2,749.95 for the body and USD$2,999.95 for the kit. A pretty high price but remember it is powered by a D4 sensor and processor. Here’s a link to the Nikon Press Release.
What do you think, will you be ordering one of these retro Nikons?
Update: Just after publishing this I received an email from a local Perth camera store, Pre-Ordering in AUD for the kit is $3,483.
Update: Pre order from B&H
Nikon Df DSLR Camera -Black $2,746.95
Nikon Df DSLR Camera- Silver $2,746.95
Nikon Df DSLR Camera with 50mm F1.8 Lens -Black $2,996.95
Nikon Df DSLR Camera with 50mm F1.8 Lens – (Silver) 2,996.95