Nikon Df


The Nikon Df is a full-frame F-mount DSLR FX format camera announced by Nikon on November 5, 2013. It uses dedicated mechanical controls similar to those used on mechanical 35mm film SLR camera and has an appearance similar to the Nikon FE and Nikon FM film cameras.[1] Nikon's website states "Using its large, metallic mechanical dials, photographers will rediscover a more direct connection with their camera."[2]

Nikon Df
Nikon Df (silver-black).jpg
TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
LensInterchangeable, Nikon F-mount
Sensor36.0 mm × 23.9 mm CMOS, Nikon FX format, 7.3 µm pixel size
Maximum resolution4928 × 3280 pixels
(16.2 megapixels)
Film speedISO equivalency 100 to 12,800 , Boost: 50–204,800
Storage mediaOne Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC compatible
Focus modesAuto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Continuous-servo (AF-C), Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder, Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Focus areas39-area Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 4800
Focus bracketingnone
Exposure modesProgrammed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], Manual [M]
Exposure meteringTTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering modesCenter-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12mm circle in center of frame; Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Flashnone built-in
Flash bracketing2-5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
ShutterElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range30 to 1/4000 second and bulb
Continuous shooting5.5 frame/s
ViewfinderOptical-type fixed eye level pentaprism
Image processing
White balanceAuto, Presets (5), Manual, and Color temperature in kelvins
WB bracketing2 to 3 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
LCD screen3.2-inch diagonal, (921,000 dots), TFT LCD
BatteryLi-ion EN-EL14a or EN-EL14
Weight710 g (1.57 lb)
Made in Japan

It has the same sensor overall score 89 of DxOMark with Nikon D4, the Nikon Df (at time of release) ranked first in a low-light test with 3279 ISO (Nikon D4 with 2965 ISO), but in practice the difference is small.[3]

In a departure from the rest of Nikon's DSLR lineup, the Df does not record video, only still images; while most reviews were generally positive, this and other built-in limitations of the camera were seen as negatives. Also notable by their absence were built-in flash and a variety of automatic modes, though the backward lens compatibility extends to nearly the entirety of the Nikon lineup since 1959.[4]



  1. ^ "Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology: Digital Photography Review". Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  2. ^ "Nikon: Imaging Products: Nikon Df". Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  3. ^ "Nikon Df review: New low light champion?". December 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Nikon Df Review". December 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-29.

External linksEdit

  • Nikon Df, Nikon USA
  • Nikon Df Manual Nikon