Nikon Df: Retro design DSLR packed with performance

Nikon Df: Retro design DSLR packed with performance

Nikon’s poorly kept secret of its classicly-lined Df photo-only DSLR is finally out in the open. The , harkening back to Nikon’s flagship “F"-Series” pro SLRs is now available for pre-order, and the specs are head-turning. It isn’t for everyone, but serious street photographers, classic photojournalists, collectors, and hobbyists should take a look.

. If you decide to buy, you can pre-order in either or for $2750, or in or for $3000 from B&H. 

Full Specs:

Camera Type
Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses

Lens Mount
Nikon F

Camera Format

Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
Effective: 16.2 Megapixel

Max Resolution
4928 x 3280 @ 3:2

Other Resolutions
3696 x 2456 @ 3:2
2464 x 1640 @ 3:2
3200 x 2128 @ 3:2
2400 x 1592 @ 3:2
1600 x 1064 @ 3:2

Aspect Ratio

Sensor Type / Size
CMOS, 36 x 23.9 mm

File Formats
Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF

Dust Reduction System

Noise Reduction

Memory Card Type

Focus Type
Auto & Manual

Focus Mode
Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M) , Focus Lock AF Area Mode

Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 39

Viewfinder Type

Viewfinder Coverage

Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.7x

Diopter Adjustment
- 3 to +1 m

Display Screen
3.2" Rear Screen   LCD (921,000)

Screen Coverage

Angle of View

Live View

ISO Sensitivity
100-12800 (Extended Mode: 50-204800)

Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec

Mirror Lock-Up

Metering Method
3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Matrix, Spot metering

Exposure Modes
Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in .3 EV steps)

White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade

Flash Modes
Modes: 1st Curtain Sync
Hi-Speed Sync
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Compensation: -3 EV to +1 EV (in .3 or .5 EV steps)

Built-in Flash

Max Sync Speed
1 / 200 sec

Flash Compensation
-3 EV to +1 EV (in .3 or .5 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System

External Flash Connection
Hot Shoe, PC Terminal

Continuous Shooting
Up to 5.5 fps

Self Timer
2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
Number of Shots: 1-9

In-Camera Image Editing
Color Balance, Color Outline, Color Sketch, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Image Overlay, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Quick Retouch, Red-eye Correction, Resize Image, Selective Color, Side-by-Side Comparison, Straighten, Trim

HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0, X-Sync Socket

Wi-Fi Capable
Yes (with Optional Transmitter)

1x EN-EL14a  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

AC Power Adapter
EH-5b (Optional)

Operating/Storage Temperature
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%

Dimensions (WxHxD)
5.6 x 4.3 x 2.6" / 143.5 x 110.0 x 66.5 mm

1.56 lb / 710 g camera body only