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Nikon Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Black)

You Pay: $2,996.95
Product Highlights
  • 16.2MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Optical Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder
  • Dedicated Still Image Only Camera
  • Mechanical Exposure Control Dials
  • Multi-CAM 4800 AF Sensor with 39 Points
  • Expandable Sensitivity: ISO 50-204800
  • Continuous Shooting up to 5.5 fps
  • NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens

The black Nikon Df DSLR Camera revolves around a unique manual and mechanical design that champions a simple and intuitive method of working, while still retaining the highest imaging quality and functionality available. Featuring a full-frame, FX-format 16.3MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor, the Df is capable of producing high-resolution, well-detailed still imagery with exceptional color rendition, tonal gradation, and highlight and shadow detail. A notable low-light sensitivity range of ISO 100-12800 can be further expanded to ISO 50-204800 for challenging lighting conditions and a top continuous shooting rate of 5.5 fps aids in working with fast-moving subject matter.

The manually configurable design of the Df blends a timeless control scheme with contemporary precision to enable simple and direct handling of all exposure features of the camera. Utilizing dedicated shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, exposure mode, and release mode dials, efficient control is possible without needing to delve into a complex menu structure. For viewing, both an optical glass pentaprism viewfinder and 3.2" 921k-dot LCD monitor are housed within the magnesium alloy body design. When using the LCD for live view shooting, the image can be magnified up to 19x for critical focus and a fast contrast-detection focusing method is used. Both a hot shoe and flash sync terminal are integrated into the body's design, too, as well as a unique mount system that employs a metering coupling lever to enable the use of both AI and non-AI lenses for extensive support of NIKKOR lenses from the past and present.

When working with the optical viewfinder, the Multi-CAM 4800 AF system is used and employs 39 points about the frame, with nine cross-type points for added accuracy when photographing in more difficult light. Seven centrally-located sensors are also compatible with f/8 or faster lenses, which greatly enhances the autofocus performance when working with longer, telephoto lenses used in combination with teleconverters.

Accurate exposure metering is done using a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and Nikon's Scene Recognition System, which automatically analyzes all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, and color, and compares these values to an on-board database in order to determine an appropriate exposure value that is consistent from image to image. White balance, autofocus, and i-TTL flash metering also use this system and, additionally, the Spot White Balance feature can be used in live view for pin-point selection of a white area within the scene to deliver true color balance. Built-in HDR and Active D-Lighting can be used to extend the apparent dynamic range of a scene and Picture Control settings can be applied to refine the overall look and feel of colors and contrast in-camera.

Included with the body is the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition lens, a fast normal prime that pairs well with the classical design of the camera body. A Silent Wave AF motor ensures fast, precise, and smooth focusing performance and also enables seamless transitioning to manual focus for refined precision. One aspherical element is incorporated into the optical design to reduce chromatic aberration and contribute to high image sharpness and clarity.

Timeless Design with Contemporary Performance
Separating itself from other DSLRs, the Df revolves around a classically-inspired design that employs a manual control scheme and a pared-down interface to inspire a more intuitive and efficient method of working. As a still image-only camera, key design elements cater to the needs of a photographer, including dedicated mechanical dials for shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode, and release mode control as well as the incorporation of a bright pentaprism viewfinder, cable release socket, hot shoe, and flash sync terminal. The magnesium alloy body also houses a large 3.2" 921k-dot LCD monitor, which can be used for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation.

A unique lens mount system has also been developed and integrates a metering coupling lever to enable the use of both AI (Aperture Index) and non-AI lenses. This means that in addition to supporting current AF-S, AF-D, and AF NIKKOR lenses, past manual focus, non-AI lenses can also be used without any modification necessary.
16.2MP FX-Format Sensor and EXPEED 3 Image Processor
The 16.2 megapixel full-frame (FX) CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor work in tandem to produce overall high image quality with notable detail, dynamic range, color accuracy, and low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 12800, which is further expandable to ISO 204800. This still image-only camera is also well-suited to working with moving subject matter with a top 5.5 fps continuous shooting rate using either the viewfinder or when working in live view.
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens
Included with the black Df body is the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition lens; a fast normal-perspective lens that features a complementary design with enhanced knurling on the focusing ring to emphasize the manual shooting capabilities of the camera. When using autofocus, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) is integrated into the lens to enable fast, precise focusing that is equally quiet and smooth. One aspherical element is also incorporated into the optical design to help minimize chromatic aberrations and maintain high image sharpness and clarity.
39-Point Multi-CAM 4800 AF Sensor
Benefitting the exceptional image quality is an apt AF system that employs 39 distinct AF points, including nine cross-type sensors, to quickly acquire focus in a range of lighting conditions, from -1 to +19 EV. An intelligent Scene Recognition System, typically reserved for exposure metering, benefits the focusing performance by analyzing and identifying subjects to suit panning and tracking-based shooting styles. Depending on the situation, 9, 21, or 39 point arrays can be selected from and seven centrally-located points are compatible with f/8 or faster lenses, extending the auto focusing abilities of the longest lenses used in conjunction with teleconverters. When using this phase-detection focusing method, selectable AF-area modes include: Single-point AF mode, Dynamic-area AF mode, 3D-tracking mode, and Auto-area AF mode.

When working in live view, a contrast-based AF system is employed to acquire focus precisely and can function in continuous, full-time servo mode to better-suit working with moving subjects. Four distinct AF-area modes are available when using the contrast-detection focusing method: Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, and Subject-tracking AF. Additionally, benefitting working with manual focus when in live view, the image can be magnified up to 19x for critical examination and easier focus confirmation.
Scene Recognition System
The intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II utilizes a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best render the scene at hand. The information gathered is also checked against onboard reference images to ensure consistency from image to image in regard to exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.
Other Camera Features
  • Picture Control modes can be directly accessed via a dedicated button and allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera, and include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and user-customizable settings.
  • Active D-Lighting helps to preserve both highlight and shadow details when working in contrast-rich scenarios, such as backlit lighting. Utilizing the EXPEED 3's processing power, a more controlled image will be produced with brightness values closer to how they are naturally seen. This mode is suitable for working with moving subjects.
  • Built-in HDR works to extend the tonal and exposure range of a single image by recording two separate exposures and blending them together in order to gain greater highlight and shadow details with an extended range of mid-tones. The smoothness of the edge where the two separate exposures meet can be adjusted for more apparent softness to benefit images with a greater range of encompassed exposure values. This mode is best suited for working with stationary subjects.
  • The accessory terminal supports the use of the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to enable remote, instant transferring of photos to Android and iOS mobile devices for sharing online. The GP-1A GPS Unit is also supported, which automatically adds locational information to images' metadata for geotagging applications.
  • Spot White Balance enables precise, selective control of the white balance setting by simply pointing and metering a pure white portion of the scene in order to set the proper color balance when working in live view.
  • One memory card slot is available and accepts SD, SDHC, and SDXC type memory cards, including UHS-I SDHC and SDXC cards.
  • An in-camera virtual horizon can detect both rolling (horizontal inclination) and pitching (forward or rear inclination) directions and display an electronic level on the LCD when working in live view. The rolling direction of tilt can also be displayed within the viewfinder.
  • Supported languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
  • Imaging
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.2 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 4928 x 3280
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36 x 23.9 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Focus Control
    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/Display
    Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.7x
    Diopter Adjustment - 3 to +1 m
    Display Screen 3.2" Rear Screen   LCD (921,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100-12800 (Extended Mode: 50-204800)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    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 1/3 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
    Flash
    Flash Modes 1st Curtain Sync
    Auto
    Hi-Speed Sync
    Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
    Rear Sync
    Red-eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash No
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 200 sec
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System iTTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    Performance
    Continuous Shooting Up to 5.5 fps
    Self Timer 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
    Number of Shots: 1-9
    Connectivity HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0, X-Sync Socket
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
    Power
    Battery 1x EN-EL14a  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Optional)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 0 - 85%
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.6 x 4.3 x 2.6" / 143.5 x 110.0 x 66.5 mm
    Weight 1.56 lb / 710 g camera body only
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 50mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
    Minimum: f/16
    Angle of View 47°
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' (45 cm)
    Magnification 0.15x
    Elements/Groups 7/6
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization No
    Filter Thread Front:58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.87 x 2.07" (73 x 52.5 mm)
    Weight 6.70 oz (190 g)

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NikonDf DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)
     
    4.8

    (based on 46 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (36)
    • High ISO performance (34)
    • Easy to use (31)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (27)
    • Large clear LCD (24)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low light (33)
      • Travel (32)
      • Landscape/scenery (28)
      • Family photos (27)
      • Weddings (22)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (19), Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (38)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Looks Great, Shoots Great!

      Let me say from the beginning, this is not a camera for everyone. As background let me say I grew up with and still own the Nikon F, F2, FE, FA, and...Read complete review

      Let me say from the beginning, this is not a camera for everyone. As background let me say I grew up with and still own the Nikon F, F2, FE, FA, and F4s. In digital I have been through the D200, D300, D700, and currently use the D800E.

      In comparison to the latest digital offerings, (D4/D800), this camera does not achieve the same "adjust everything on-the-fly with your eye to the viewfinder" ergonomics we have become accustomed to.

      What it does do, is give you instantaneous information on how the camera is setup when you pick it up, and an intuitive and tactile feedback on what you are doing with the camera as you use it.

      I own 7 or 8 Ais or AF-D type lenses and all are a joy to use on the Df. The smoothness of the shutter is the best I have ever felt. Yes, the grip is a bit small compared to a D4, and the front command dial is obstructed by the camera strap post (so switch that function to the rear dial!), but no camera can be everything to everyone.

      What the Df does do is take terrific photos--the best white balance, dynamic range, and color without extra effort of any camera I have ever used. High ISO results that are nothing short of eye-opening. In addition, the Df does not elicit the same scary BIG CAMERA reaction when used for candids with a small lens.

      In conclusion, when I am leaving the house and it is time to pick up a camera, most often I reach for the Df. That doesn't mean mean I'm done with the D800E, but it does mean I now use it for more specialized purposes. I hope this feedback will help you decide if this camera is for you too.

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      Buyers Remorse

      Recommended to friends on the condition that they try out the camera before buying.
      The thing that I really like about this camera is the great image quality and low light performance....Read complete review

      Recommended to friends on the condition that they try out the camera before buying.
      The thing that I really like about this camera is the great image quality and low light performance.
      But I am not so fond of the retro style controls. For me they just get in the way of my shooting style. It's like trying to drive a modern car with Model "T" controls.
      Heavy lenses do not fare well used on the Df. The camera feels unbalanced with big zooms; however the primes do feel great.
      The grip is too small for my hands making the camera feel like it going to fall out of my hands.
      The placement of the camera strap ears on the front of the camera causes interference problems when using the front command dial with the strap installed.
      The thing that disappoints me the most is the price; I think I paid too much for what the camera offers. You're getting the D4's sensor, which is worth something, but if the retro controls do not mean anything to you then all you're really getting is a is a D610 with the D4's sensor, no video, a single card slot, and no built in flash. For the price that this camera costs it is missing a lot of features that should have been included such as: a 51 point AF system, dual card slots, interchangeable focusing screen, a 10 pin connector, 1/8000 max shutter speed, and an eye piece shutter.
      I now feel that I should have rented the camera first before I bought it since it so different than other cameras.
      So my emotions are mixed on my purchase, this is the first camera that ever bought that I really regret buying.
      Bottom Line: I feel that the Df has a proffessional featured price for a consumer featured camera.

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      5.0

      The best Nikon camera I have ever owned

      By WMM42

      from New Mexico

      Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Black):

      I have been using Nikon cameras for more than 30 years. My favorite film camera was the F3. My first digital Nikon was the D1X. My favorite digital Nikon until the Df was my D700. I really missed the look and feel of my Nikon film cameras. The Df is the best of both worlds. The mechanical controls are exactly where I expect them to be. The digital menu of the Df is identical to my D700. There is no problem switching between the two cameras. I have little interested in video. I have my D700 for video. The Df seems much lighter than my D700. The fact that I can use all of my old film camera lenses on the Df is a huge benefit. I give the Df five stars. I can recommend it without reservation.

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      5.0

      Nikon Df

      By Key West

      from Key west, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • High ISO Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

        Retro rocket ship, love this camera has brought the fun back into photography for me.

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        4.0

        looks great, photos even better

        By Rebecca

        from New York

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

          love this camera, best digital yet. photos are beautiful, easy to use.
          Has been back to factory for warranty service- not sure if my fault (possible impact) or otherwise...

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          5.0

          This is a very nicely made camera

          By Barry

          from North Carolina

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

            This is a very solid and well engineered camera. It's versatility in low light conditions is exceptional. It's flexibility in accepting almost any lens and switching smoothly from auto to manual and back is very much appreciated. I'd sum it all up by simply saying, "WOW!"

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            5.0

            Outstanding images at this price point

            By Light Catcher

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • High ISO Performance
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

              I won't write a lengthy review, but I will say that the sensor quality is obvious. Colors are rich, image has great detail, and high ISO performance is truly amazing. I would like to have just a bit more of a grip, much like that of the D600 that I've been using, but I have no other complaint about this camera. The dials take a few uses to get accustomed to, and, after that, prove to be a convenient setup. Great job, Nikon.

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              5.0

              In love!

              By MLBoyd

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Long battery life
              • Manual controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

                I am in love with this camera and the kit lens!I had been looking for quite some time to upgrade from my trusty Nikon D200. I still enjoy my D200 but was hoping to find a camera that was easier to travel with (less bulky) and that took advantage of technological advances to yield improved image quality over my D200. The Df caught my eye because of the high-end image processor and, admittedly, the retro styling with so many manual controls. I hesitated for several months because of the love/hate reviews about this camera. I finally decided to take the leap just before a big trip with extended family. I was fully prepared to return the camera if it didn't really impress me - but it's a keeper! It performed very well on hikes, indoors, and at family activities while 17 of us were on vacation together.

                Because the controls are all clearly marked and easy to use, I found myself using manual mode more often than ever before and turning out better photos as a result. Other internet reviews had said the controls were awkwardly placed or difficult to use, especially the aperture dial, but I didn't find that to be the case. I could set the controls for a nature shot and then quickly reset them as I turned to catch some action when I heard the kids excited about something else. I really enjoy using the manual controls, much more so than changing settings through menus. It's also faster for me to control with the manual controls versus menus.

                I didn't really need this lens, but it seemed to be a good value based on good reviews for the lens itself. I'm glad I ordered this lens! It produces gorgeous photos with great light quality. I used it indoors and outdoors, in shadows and bright sunlight, and it performed wonderfully. This camera and lens combination also proved to be quite good for travel. It's substantial but not bulky or too heavy. I was a little worried about not having a zoom lens, but I didn't miss any shots with this lens. I actually ended up liking the activity of moving my body to get the shot I wanted.

                The only way this camera disappointed is that the eyepiece popped off somewhere on a hiking trail while I was using the eyepiece cover. I would have hoped that it was more secure than that, but the replacement is inexpensive. When I called B&H to find the replacement, the salesperson took a couple of tries to figure out what camera I had because "that one just sort of fizzled out". That was even more disappointing! There are probably several potential purchasers who have been scared off by the vastly different (love/hate) reviews online, like I was. After putting the camera through its paces, my only regret is that I waited so long to order it!

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                5.0

                Terrific idea, terrific execution

                By Tom

                from San Francisco, California

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Black):

                  As an advanced amateur with most photographs taken on overseas travel, I wanted to upgrade my D2x to a full frame camera. Not wanting video or 11 fps or the battery weight/bulk to support it, I am delighted with the new Df: all of the necessary Nikon digital sophistication in a small, light weight package. The superb retro styling is an added plus. Bravo to Nikon!

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                  4.0

                  retro cool

                  By mike

                  from washington dc

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • High ISO Performance

                  Cons

                  • Slow autofocus

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Black):

                  This camera is very good; good low light; I personally love the manual controls. The only downside is that the autofocus is slow; and if your resolution obsessed then you better off with the 800e / 810. This camera is substantially smaller then the d800/e so it fits easier in the bag; around the neck etc. If auto focus speed is not a concern this is highly recommended.

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                  5.0

                  So happy that I bought this camera!

                  By June Etta

                  from Wichita, Kansas

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Quiet
                  • Superior High Iso Usage

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

                    I love this camera! At first, it felt a little odd in my hands, because I was used to heavier and bulkier DSLRs (such as the 800). It took a little getting used to, but now I prefer the feel of my DF over my 800. I have rather small hands, and this camera is just a nice fit for me.

                    At the beginning, I really struggled with the front control dial on the camera. What a terrible design and placement! Once I took the time to customize the dials so that I could mostly avoid using the front dial, shooting became almost effortless. This camera performs superbly in low light without a flash or strobe, so I have used it extensively for school programs in poorly lit rooms. I'm looking forward to using it for my next birth photography!

                    During my last portrait session, I took the time to do a little side-by-side comparison between my 800 and my DF. While the DF produced very acceptable images (beautiful, in fact), I felt that the 800 somehow managed to produce slightly superior images. It's hard to even pinpoint what it was, but it was definitely visible to my eye. In settings with less available light, the DF will definitely be my first choice.

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                    5.0

                    the camera i have dreamed about

                    By shutterbug

                    from Jersey City, NJ

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

                      This is the best camera I have ever owned. Love the retro look. It feels right in my hand. I cant put it down!!!

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                      5.0

                      Very Happy

                      By Abztract

                      from Indianapolis, Indiana

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

                        I have to say that I did my share of research before I decided to purchase this camera. The option to be able to use all my older lenses was a big deciding factor in getting it.
                        I know some people are mad about the DF not having video but I have a GOPRO and a D5100 that does video as well and I just wanted a great low light camera for doing street photography.

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                        5.0

                        I so love this camera!

                        By dragonkiss

                        from Virginia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Black):

                          I am a professional photogapher, shooting mostly weddings and events and I love this camera! I cannot believe the ease of shooting and the quick response of the Nikon Df. Fantastic full frame and great to crop and bring the close-ups even closer. I shoot my weddings in extremely low light with no flash and this camera is exactly what I have been waiting for. Beautiful wedding shots. It did not take long at all to get used to the knobs and I can use it all day without tiring. No cons for me; I love everything about it!

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                          5.0

                          Amazing Camera

                          By Mini Photog

                          from MO

                          Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

                          This is my first FX digital camera and I cannot imagine ever buying another. I'm petite so I'm always concerned about camera weight; this camera is easy to carry around all day. I don't know if I can even specify what I love about this camera, but I just love it!

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                          5.0

                          Absolutely Magnificent

                          By Reina

                          from Pittsburgh Pa

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Sports/Action

                            Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

                            Right out of the box I could tell I was going to love this camera. It feels solid in my larger hands. I like the weight of it. Not too heavy and not too light. The control knobs are not hard to change and twist around. They feel solid and turn nicely. The knob that changes the manual, app priority, and shutter priority does feel a bit too chintzy and the battery door has to be squeezed a bit to close. It feels cheap as well, being plastic. The viewfinder is rather large which is good for people who wear glasses like myself. I was thinking I would need to buy an eye cup, but no I dont need it. I can hold it two or three inches from my face and I can still see clearly. I noticed that the outer palm of my right hand started to hurt while holding it for longer periods of time with a longer lens attached. The grip needs to be a bit larger or the camera needs to be taller. maybe with a hand strap it might not be so bad. I am in love and I am not regretting the price at all. I'm an amature concert junkie and the photos are outstanding in low light. I can easily shoot with an f stop of 4 or higher a shutter speed at 200 and ISO at 3600 and have minimal noise! Im a happy camper!

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                            5.0

                            Great in low light!

                            By June Etta

                            from Wichita, Kansas

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Image Quality
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                            • Front Dial Is A Mess
                            • Would Prefer 51-point Af

                            Best Uses

                            • Birth Photography
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

                            My DF arrived just days before a trip to D.C., so I was excited to try it out while on vacation. I definitely appreciated the lighter weight of this camera (as compared to my 800), and also the smaller number of pixels. I spent a couple of days of my trip fooling with the front wheel (who was the one that designed that mess?!), before I cracked open my manual to see if I could reconfigure the dials. What a improvement it made to be able to use the main command wheel (on the back of the camera) for aperture adjustments, rather than the default setting (front dial). I used the top dial to adjust shutter speeds, and the combination seemed to work pretty well for me.

                            Besides the inefficient and uncomfortable front dial, my only other main complaint is the metering. I was really struggling to get a reliable reading at least half of the time. Photos were consistently overexposed, and often I had to take multiple pictures before I could get the exposure correct. I'm not sure if my camera needs adjustment (I've never encountered this problem with all of the Nikons that I have used), or if it is a result of the sensor design, user error, or what, but I do plan on calling B&H and discussing the problem with them.

                            I bought this with the kit lens, and although it seems sharp enough, it feels cheap. The focusing ring is stiff, and is not pleasing to the touch.

                            Photo quality is very nice, and I was very impressed with the DF's low-light performance. I do agree with other reviewers who question the use of the 39-point AF system, as opposed to the 51-point system. I really wish that Nikon would have opted to use the 51-point system. Focusing with my 800 (with the 51 point system) feels better to me, and goes quicker. For the price it's rather disappointing to find these weaknesses in design.

                            Overall, I would recommend this camera, but it is probably not the camera for everyone. I do think that it is a nice complement to my 800, which I will continue to use. At the high price point, I was almost tempted to buy another 800 for my backup, but the lighter weight was really wooing me, as well as the high ISO performance. I'm looking forward to using it at my next birth photography, where I can count on encountering poor lighting for the majority of the shoot!

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                            5.0

                            Back to the future

                            By G Man

                            from Katy TX

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • Slow AF

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

                            Finally I was home at the wheel again, after many years of 135, digital felt somewhat awkward, but this gives that "original" feel back at your fingers.
                            A bit slow on the autofocus with AF-D lenses, but i am i no hurry

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                            5.0

                            Gorgeous photos and lovely to hold

                            By ohmystars

                            from San Francisco

                            Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

                            I am in love with this camera. Before this, I shot with film and every so often my D200 from college. Since I mostly shoot for myself (a few pieces in galleries, but I'm mostly an advanced-ish hobbiest), I had been happy with my set-up but had been looking idly for a digital camera with (much) better low light capability. I got this for myself for my birthday this year. The photos are lovely. I love that it works with all my film lenses. I find the dials really conveniently located. I love that it's so tiny for a DSLR and so light and easy to carry around. I love how it looks and feels. I don't care about video or gargantuan megapixel count, and so this is the camera for me.

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                            5.0

                            Finest camera I've ever owned

                            By Bill

                            from Bernalillo, NM

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

                              I purchased it because a)I wanted the high ISO capability (and the Df really delivers), b)I like the size, weight and looks of the Df, and c) I could afford it.

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                              5.0

                              Lowest noise ever

                              By Andy8400

                              from Chicago Area

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Dxfx Switching W Fx Len
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • High ISO Performance
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                              • Front Sub-com Hard To Use

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver):

                              Many reviews refer to the emotional aspect to buying this camera and I fall into this category. I think it's beautiful. I liked the black but it was not retro enough so silver it is! Since I had recently purchased the D800, it was not an easy sell to my wife. Bottom line: it is ours (really hers) and used an anniversary as a rationalization for yet another camera.

                              Rather than rehash other reviews, I will emphasize what really stands out for me.

                              1. A direct low light high iso camparison with the D800 and a Fuji X100 showed the Df the winner. All done in RAW. The D800, incidentally, set to the DX mode (cutting the RAW file size in half) was visually lower in noise than the FX mode (full 36 mlx) and it was still 18 mpx.

                              2. I switched out the 50mm lens with the Nikkor AF 2D 35mm. By switching to DX and using the gray frame mode, I can easily compose photos as if there were a 50 (technically 52) mm lens even though this cuts the mpx by two. It's like having two prime lenses in one. Not for everyone, but I like it! Can do this with the D800 as well and I suppose all full frame Nikons.

                              3. Although the 35mm lens is more practical (and cooler looking IMHO) than the 50mm AF-S model that came with the camera, my tests showed that at a full open wide aperture, the new 50mm remained ultra-sharp. Sadly, the 35mm 2D softened slightly although better at even 2.2 f stop. So don't hesitate to buy the camera with its kit 50mm lens. If focuses fast and is always sharp. - Andy

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                              5.0

                              Cool camera for sure.

                              By Camguy

                              from Hellam, PA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • High ISO Performance
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Black):

                                I'd reccomend it to the photographer enthusiast or to someone with spare cash.-I believe this camera probably has the best iso performance of any camera I've ever known, because of this, it has great handholding strength, without the need of support. It's got low-light strength you have to see to believe. It'll give you a lot of nice-size stills too, because of the superd battery life.I however didn't keep my DF because of personal trends ands some qurks with the camera that impacted my shooting style. The best thing about B&H as a company is their customer support. I usually order from them because of peace of mind.

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