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

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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)

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

    (based on 40 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (31)
    • High ISO performance (30)
    • Easy to use (26)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (22)
    • Large clear LCD (21)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low light (29)
      • Travel (27)
      • Landscape/scenery (23)
      • Family photos (22)
      • Weddings (17)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      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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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      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

      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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                      5.0

                      Even better than anticipated.

                      By Andy Clingempeel

                      from Salem, VA

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

                      The camera exudes typical Nikon quality in look, feel, and overall performance. The learning curve is very short, as the main control use is quite intuitive. Image quality is superb, as one might expect. I look forward to many happy, productive years with this beauty.

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                      5.0

                      This camera grows on you

                      By FotoTed

                      from Payson, AZ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Inconvient Card Access
                      • No viewfinder shutter
                      • Only one card slot

                      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 (Black):

                      The more I use this camera the better I like it. I find that I am using it more than my D800. The Df has received a lot of negative comments by people who apparantly have never even had one in their hands. This is unfortunate. I find the controls on the top to be very convenient. The image quality is supurb. The camera is light and easy to carry all day. I would, however, like to have a shutter on the viewfinder instead of a cap that is always in the way if attached by a string, or unavailable if not, and I would prefer to have two cards slots accessible separately from the battery chamber.

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                      5.0

                      Aces!

                      By RiverCityRocker

                      from ATX

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • It's Drop Dead Sexy
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                      • A little pricey
                      • Stupid 39-point Af

                      Best Uses

                      • Just about anything

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

                      There are SO many bad reviews on the interwebs and camera forums about this camera, but as you can see from the reviews here everyone who actually takes the time to USE the camera loves it.

                      It's kinda odd and it takes a bit of getting used to, but once you get it figured out this camera is as easy to operate and almost any other camera. I miss having a vertical grip, but I also like the fact that I have NO choice. I can't buy one. That keeps my small camera small.

                      Anyway, this camera is easy to handle, the IQ is out of this world, and it looks cool. I know people on the interwebs want to shame you for buying a cool looking camera, but I don't care. There's nothing wrong with having a cool looking camera as long as it works well, and it works better than well. It's spectacular.

                      The only real problem I have is the stupid D600 AF module. It's too crowded in the center and struggles a bit in low light. If the Df had the 51-point system it would be the best DSLR on the planet.

                      A minor quibble is the price. It's a tad expensive, but not so much that it stopped my from buying it.

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                      5.0

                      Back to being a camera

                      By Jack

                      from San Bernardino

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      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
                        • Travel

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

                        It is GREAT, I can use all the lens that I had for may FA, F3, F4 and my DiX and D2X. I feel like I am shooting film again, with the light weight of my old F3 HP. I love it.

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                        5.0

                        Dust off those Ai lenses

                        By Ed

                        from Nashville, TN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Expensive

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        As a recent convert to digital photography after 50 years of Kodachrome, I am delighted to see this new Nikon Df. It is just like the old camera bodies in many ways but it allows me to use the great Ai lenses I have accumulated over the years in the traditional way and get great images using all the magic of a D4. This camera is a must for oldtimers.

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                        4.0

                        Looks Great, Shoots Great!

                        By EHess Camera Guy

                        from White Plains, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Excellent Battery Life
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Very Low Light Af

                        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 (Black):

                        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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