Nikon DF

  |   by DigitalCameraReview Staff
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With its retro styling and mechanical dials, the Nikon Df is likely a love-it-or-hate-it proposition for most photographers. A blend of Nikon’s F-series SLR heritage and today’s technology puts this full-frame camera in a class of its own–reaching back into history even more than other manufacturers’ homage to the good ol’ days of film, SLRs and rangefinder cameras. Even those who are intrigued by the camera’s styling and functionality may suffer sticker shock with its body-only $2,750 price tag. We took the Df for a spin and think you may be pleasantly surprised at some of our findings. Read on to find out if we think the Df is worth the price.

  • Pros

    • Excellent image quality, especially in good light
    • Impressive high ISO performance
    • Extensive external controls
    • Above average dynamic range
    • Solid feature set
  • Cons

    • Expensive, expensive, expensive
    • Some external controls are difficult to use
    • 5.5 fps continuous shooting
    • No video capture (which may or may not be a drawback)

Quick Take

With its retro styling and mechanical dials, the Nikon Df is likely a love-it-or-hate-it proposition for most photographers.

Read Our Full Review: Nikon Df Review: Love It or Hate It?

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