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NikonDf DSLR Camera (Silver)
 
4.7

(based on 60 reviews)

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96%

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Pros

  • Good image quality (43)
  • High ISO performance (42)
  • Easy to use (36)
  • Quiet (31)
  • Large clear LCD (30)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Low light (32)
    • Travel (32)
    • Landscape/scenery (25)
    • Family photos (20)
    • Weddings (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (20), Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent execution

    The Nikon Df will most likely be embraced by those who learned with film cameras that had similar (manual) control dials. What I appreciate is the light weight for travel, build quality,...Read complete review

    The Nikon Df will most likely be embraced by those who learned with film cameras that had similar (manual) control dials. What I appreciate is the light weight for travel, build quality, and the low light performance. I find the absence of video acceptable because it is not a feature that I have ever used, or desired to use, on a DSLR.

    I do not miss have dual card slots because I can record RAW and JPG at the same time, on the same card. Like the Nikon's I grew up with, this camera just works. I had it out in sub-zero temps, and it performed flawlessly. The menus are straight forward...if you are used to Nikon digital SLRs; however, if you are not...please take the time to read the manual before your write a negative review.

    I thought that I might miss the built in flash, but with the superior low light performance, and Nikon D-Lighting control, I really do not miss it. The ergonomics are fine, but it may take a few uses to get comfortable with the vertical command dial on the front. Personally, I would welcome the ability to add an accessory battery pack, with a vertical shutter release. However, not having an accessory battery pack was by no means a deal breaker.

    The 16MP size, is IMO close to perfect. I have had cameras with greater pixel count, and the only thing the extra pixels provide is larger files; which take up more space and require greater processing power. Using excellent optics and good technique, the camera will produce outstanding results.

    Some may complain about the price point as it relates to the amount of features. But, as I reflected, I recall paying nearly the same price (about $2400), for an F4s when it was first released more than 20 years ago! Needless to say, the Df outperforms the F4s in every respect except one - that is: the ability to be used as a heavy blunt tool.

    The camera is not for everyone, nor is it for every situation. However, it fits my needs perfectly.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Complete afiure after 90 days

    I purchased a DF about 90 days ago and already I have experienced a component failure that required me to send this body back to Nikon.What is up with Nikon these days? I have...Read complete review

    I purchased a DF about 90 days ago and already I have experienced a component failure that required me to send this body back to Nikon.What is up with Nikon these days? I have owned and used many Nikon film camers over that last fifty years and I have never needed to send any of my camera's back to Nikon for warrenty repair. This leaves me with many doubts about this models reliabilty over the long run. Now I have to accept a repaired brand new body over a replacement body. Makes me wonder what the next catastrauphic failure will be, could it be at an important shoot, killing my pocketbook and most of all my reputation?

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    4.0

    It is what I expected..

    By JLee

    from Houston Tx

    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

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Black):

      I wanted a camera for still photography and I like the idea of emulating the film camera. The only issue I have is that the grip is a little small for the size of the camera. But I solved the problem with a half case that is made specifically for this camera.

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      5.0

      Great Camera

      By CS333

      from Temecula

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Black):

        I am a professional wedding photographer. I have been shooting exclusively with the D700 for about 5 years now. I have loved it and found minimal issues with it. When it came time to purchase a new camera body, I was having a hard time finding one that met the same needs as the D700. It is a work horse and very dependable. I felt like my options were the D600, D800 and this Df... after doing a lot of research and talking to a handful of photographer friends, I settled on the Df. I am extremely happy with it.

        The number one reason I didn't go with the D800 was b/c of its enormous files sizes. As a wedding photographer, the D800 file sizes were just not necessary. Nor did I want to sore that much data on my backup drives.

        The body is a bit smaller than the D700 and not as "ergonomic" as the professional bodies, but I really enjoy the throwback style. (I purchased the all black, so as not to deal with answering questions from guests while shooting. Even though the silver body looks awesome as well.)

        If you've read any reviews, you know the "cons." Max shutter speed of 4000 and no video. Again, for wedding photography, its not a huge deal. Especially no video. Don't need it. The 4000 max shutter speed is limiting if you shoot wide open at 1.8... but other than that, its perfectly fine for me.

        It took me a bit to get used to the sound of the shutter. Its definitely quieter and softer sounding. I prefer the shutter sound of my D700, but its probably just because that's all I've known for the last few years. The D800 does sound similar to the D700.

        I also felt the auto white balance was right on queue and really enjoyed the output of the images I received.

        All in all, I love this camera. A lot.

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        4.0

        My Df

        By Jeff

        from Springfield, Il

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        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

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Silver):

          good camera. I like the controls. Should have a grip avilable

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          5.0

          Perfect Addition To Nikon Lineup

          By LNB Photo

          from Michigan

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Great Retro Look
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Lightweight
          • Low light performance
          • Quiet
          • Sharp

          Cons

          • Improve Some Ergonomics

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Silver):

          The very, very cool retro look is just the icing on the cake. This camera is crazy sharp and a low light demon. Never had more intuitive shot control, not even in film days because you can change your "speed" equivalent with every shot. Forces you to slow down and really decide what you want to do with every picture you compose. The controls are different to be sure, but you learn to use them quickly and easily. I bought the 50mm 1.8 kit lens with the camera even though I own the 50mm 1.4 lens. Kit lens is excellent and very good all the way open. This should be nobody's first or possibly even second digital camera, but if you're serious about your photography, this absolutely belongs in your inventory.

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          4.0

          Best Nikon DSL so far!

          By MF

          from Woodmere, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Ergonomics
          • Single card slot

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Black):

          I could write a loooong list of the things I love about this model. It is by far, the best Nikon DSLR made to date.
          As far as I'm concerned, there are ONLY two negatives;
          1. Only one card slot. This one IS a biggie though.
          2. Very uncomfortable to hold with your right hand. All other Nikons have a neck-strap loop on their side. Df has one on the front of the camera, which does not allow you to use a wrist strap, which a must with a camera this small, especially if you have to use it for 7-9 hours non-stop.
          If not for the two points above, I would've given this camera 5 stars.

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          5.0

          Thank you Nikon

          By LynxFV

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Good Image Quality
          • High ISO Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Silver):

              I have owned the Df for six months now and have to tell you it has reinvigorated my interest in photography. Fantastic camera. I grew up the son of a professional photographer and owner of a large photo processing plant. I have been immersed in photography and the industry my entire life. Now at the age of 52 it is so refreshing to see Nikon build this camera. I am by no means a professional photographer, to me this is a part of my life and has been since I can remember. Almost immediately upon powering this Df up it was a natural in my hands feeling like the old F, I used all through high school shooting for the school newspaper and year book. Or shooting sporting events for some extra cash as teenager in the 1970's. One of the best reviews of this camera was done by the guys at FStoppers web site and when I saw the review knew I had to have this camera. They did not entirely understand this camera; however, I did. The pleasure this camera has brought me is only understandable by someone like myself? This camera has been the best purchase ever an older guy who grew up with an F in his hand thanks you!

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              5.0

              Misunderstood Gem of a Camera

              By Speedgraphic

              from Brooklyn

              Pros

              • A Photographer's Camera
              • Beautiful image quality
              • Fun to use
              • Great for weddings
              • Low light
              • Perfect For Af-d Primes
              • Perfect For Zeiss Lenses

              Cons

              • Expensive
              • Fixed Focusing Screen
              • Should Have D4 Af System
              • Silver Copy Looks Ugly
              • Single Card Slot

              Best Uses

              • Fine Art
              • Reportage
              • Travel
              • Weddings

              Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Black):

              I love my Df. Great battery life on a cheaper cell (See how that works! You pay less for batteries and get nearly the same performance), at a glance control over exposure, beautiful view finder for manual and AF, and image quality that makes it a reportage king. I throw this guy in Auto ISO up to 12800, and set it to manual. Then the camera compensates for the combination that I want from it. Perfect for people shooting wide open a lot, or who occasionally want to intentionally add blur to the scene.

              I picked up a black Df and the 58mm 1.4, along with the 35mm F2D, and it's all I need. I have a killer portrait lens, and a killer light weight take everywhere lens.

              No it's not a D800, but I don't want a 36mp beast for landscapes. I want to shoot a lot of frames fast in a light weight package that doesn't make me look like I'm chasing a celebrity down the street. The Df is that camera.

              I think a Df2 will be even better!

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              5.0

              Nikon DF DSLR

              By David 'Stills'

              from New York, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great sensor
              • Quiet Shutter

              Cons

              • Center Weighted Af Spots
              • Low FPS

              Best Uses

                Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Black):

                I am thrilled with the Nikon Df! The sensor is as good as the Nikon D4s and I like the retro styling. Picked it up as a back-up camera but am now using it regularly along side my D4s. The smaller body and quieter shutter make it a great camera in close quarters with my subjects.
                If you have never used a camera made before 2000 it may take a bit to get used to where all the controls are, but if you have it will remind you of your first camera.

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                5.0

                The camera I always wanted.

                By Larry L

                from NE Ohio

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great image quality
                • Light Weight
                • One Glance Controls
                • Quite
                • Solid Built Well Fitted
                • Useful In Many Conditions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Lighting Conditions
                  • Landscapes
                  • Portrites
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Black):

                  I had read about all the reviews on this camera for 6 months only to find out that most of the concerns were not a real concerns for me.

                  The IQ is fantastic, indoor photos look like an outdoor lighted shot yet with a nice dynamic range, very natural, no fill needed. No noise in the shadows like my D300s has. A very clean pixel to pixel 3D looking image. The knobs and controls are about perfect in placement and easy and fast to use.

                  Using all my Dseries lenses with f stop rings, at one glance I have about all the info I need for shooting, I no longer bump my front dial so my shutter speed stays put. I do not have to press and hold buttons down to see and change things. I have tested the 51 point focus system in my D300s, with this, "not so good", 39 point system. It seemed to focus just as well in dim light, with no lamp. I did some very dark, blue lighting shots of a rock band and the images were better than what I could see, like having night vision. Very amazing.

                  I had a hunch that all the pet peeve problems people were giving about this camera were just silly subjective points, and I was right. It is sad to see so many thinking they are doing people a service with their countless dislikes on this fantastic camera.
                  The battery door can pop off if you, like I did, placed the camera down with it open...not a bad thing, there is a tiny design boss in the metal base for it to pry off so you do not break the hinge. A "genius" design. I have worked in product design for many years. That's just one example of the ignorant criticism.

                  I have been shooting for 44 years using 35mm & 2 1/4 format film and with my 48" wide printer, and sending out for billboards prints, this camera will do the job just fine.

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera

                  By Buster

                  from South Oregon coast

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • 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
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Black):

                    I'm an old guy 77 Years. I started in film many years ago & got into digital with the Nikon d100.I loved it & took some very good photos. Blew them up to 13x19"used the D70-D70s D80- D200-D300- D300s-D3-D5100-D7000-D7100 & the Df.Loved them all. The Df. is my favorite. I also collect Old cameras.

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                    5.0

                    Impressed

                    By JennyMaine

                    from Maine

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Fiddly Battery Door
                    • Hunts Af In Low-light

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Black):

                    I did not come from the era of the Nikon F3...I've always used the 'modern' DSLR's like the Canon 40D and the Nikon D300s and I've always thought the elements I wanted control over were just a little to difficult to manage because they were buried in the menu. I LOVE being able to see my ISO. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I typically shoot in aperture mode, and I am liking the ability to turn on my ISO sensitivity so the camera takes care of the ISO if I don't have it quite right.

                    I have rather small hands and I don't mind the grip at all. Is it more shallow than beefier DSLR's like the D610? Yes. Honestly, comparing the DF to anything else is comparing apples to oranges when talking about handling. It's lighter and smaller than the, say, D610 which I love. And the shutter sound? Heaven.

                    I am super pleased with the images, especially in low-light. Shooting with a 50mm f/1.4 is a DREAM. The D4 sensor is awesome. My only complaint would be that it tends to hunt for AF in low-light situations....for a camera that is SO incredible in low-light, that is a super bummer. But not so unreasonable that I'm looking to send it back. That and the battery/SD card door is a little fiddly...Nikon could have DEFINITELY done a better job with the quality in that department. The great aspects of the camera overshadow these complaints so I can't even dock a whole star for it.
                    Overall, I am very pleased and am looking forward to shooting with it when we are out in Acadia National Park.

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                    4.0

                    Nikon Retro Look

                    By Alamorosa

                    from NM

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

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                          Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Silver):

                          I have owned Nikons since the 70's from the F's to the F5 film and this camera reminds me of them. I have also own the D200,D300 D700 and D800. I always bought 2 of each except for this DFS as I am waiting for an upgrade. This model is good except it lacks things I think it should have.

                          1 Built in flash
                          2 Wide body like the D800 making it easier to hold
                          3 Lose the cheap plastic parts on the body.
                          4 A place on the bottom for a battery pack.
                          5 Focusing screen for up close

                          I do like the camera otherwise.
                          I think it is a little pricey for what you get compared to the D800.

                          I could not decide between the silver and the black, but because all my other cameras are black I purchased the silver. If it comes out with an upgrade I most like will purchase the black so I will have two different bodies.

                          I have over 40 Nikon lenses and they all work fine on this camera. From the manual to the G lenses.

                          One thing I have to smile about is that I have read complaints about having only an SD card. I wonder how many more pictures the SD Card holds than a 36 roll of film. Plus the SDs are easier to load than the film was.

                          The other negative I have heard is no video, well I have a video camera to solve that problem if it ever was a problem.

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                          5.0

                          Amazing camera

                          By Journeyman

                          from Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • High ISO Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Black):

                            I use it for shooting people on the streets and landscape.
                            Awesome camera to carry with you all the time. Amazing pictures.
                            Definitely not a good idea to use a 70 - 200 mm lens, I have tried and it is not made for that.

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                            5.0

                            Absolute pleasure to use

                            By Royl

                            from Louisiana

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Silver):

                              I bought the Df in spite of several disparaging reviews, primarily about the controls. However, it looked like something I would enjoy, and I felt I could adapt. The camera is more than a great camera. It is an inspirational camera. I have tried all my lenses, but primarily I have used the Voightklander 40mm manual focus lens that I bought with the camera from B&H. It is hard to express how much I am enjoying this camera. For the first time in a long time I feel it is me taking the pictures, for better or worse. But I am "pulling the wagon" now, and I could not be happier. I found two excellent old AI lenses that are exciting to use, and tomorrow I will receive a brand new Nikon AIS 20mm f2.8 lens from B&H. Yep, they still make them like they used to, and I will have one.If you enjoy doing the driving and taking your time, this is the finest camera I can imagine. The sensor delivers incredible images in any light I have tried. The build of the camera is magnificent. You will like the way it feels. This camera is marvelous with manual focus lenses, and the AF system is excellent when you want to use it.I have a solitary thing that I still have not come to terms with. The lock button on the ISO dial. The camera doesn't need it because that wheel, like the shutter speed dial, has great detent. I can't imagine accidentally bumping it a notch. But it is there, and I will deal with it. The rest of the camera is more than worth the effort. It feels "crafted", not just built.Don't listen to other people when it comes to this camera. Experience it yourself, whatever you do. It is such a satisfying experience for me, but you aren't me, so try it yourself.

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                              4.0

                              Weird, I know, but not as nice as black

                              By Wm Gardner

                              from Central Wisconsin, USA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • 'retro' Feel
                              • Good ergonomics
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • High ISO Performance
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                              • Poor Finish

                              Best Uses

                              • Beginning photography
                              • Beginning Photogrphy
                              • Fine Art Projects
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Silver):

                              OK, I have a review out here already on the black model. Because I always like to have a spare body, I also purchased a silver one a short time later. You would think the reviews would be identical and, in terms of functionality, they are. However, the aesthetic experience is not the same. For my take on the functionality, please see that review.

                              With regards to my black Df, I have progressed from "like this pretty well" to "I love this camera!!!!". In fact, most of my personal projects are now recorded with a Df instead of one of my D800 series bodies.

                              Why? Well, it is hard to explain but it is more about how it feels to record an image with the Df than it has to do with functionality. It makes me slow down. I feel more "present" in the moment. I feel like I am using a camera to capture my vision but yet have some high-tech features available to assist me, if desired. With every model I have owned since the F6, they feel less like a camera and more like a computer, which I must manipulate in certain ways in order to express my vision. It used to be that, for the most part, it did not matter much about which camera you used as the film was capturing the image. "The camera is just a box to hold the film", was a popular saying when teaching new photogs. You would find something you like and then stick with it until you either outgrow the camera or it becomes difficult (or too expensive) to repair. The Df has some of that feel. I use my light meter more (or average spot readings from the Df). I use manual mode more often. I use prime lenses more often. Live View is now reserved only for times when precise manual focus verification is required.

                              However, as subjective and as aesthetically driven as my remarks above are, my opinion of the SILVER version is not as enthusiastic. "Old" silver versions of cameras were usually plated versions of the black one, usually with brass underneath. Even though this modern nod-to-the-past has a stronger chassis than older ones, the outside just looks like silver spray paint over the top of plastic. I read where one reviewer felt the battery/SD door felt "cheap and plastic". When I received my black model I was confused as to what the reviewer perceived; when I received my silver version, I knew.

                              Yes, everything operates the same, so what if it is not as "pretty".......? Well, this is targeted to such a niche market, based largely on aesthetics and how the camera "makes you feel". Given the case, how can the appearance, texture of the surface, and the perceived quality of smaller components NOT be taken into consideration? Not to be picky, but when you are buying a camera at the same price point of a D800, with fewer features, with lower resolution, based on a lesser camera, and with a retired sensor/processor combo...... can't I be a little picky at least?

                              The silver Df is now my backup body when working on personal projects and also a spare body when working on location for a customer.

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                              5.0

                              The magic has returned

                              By Picreatr

                              from Yuma, Arizona

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • High ISO Performance
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Silver):

                                I've had this camera a little over a week. I've been using a D700 since 2008 and have looked at several new DSLRs and turned them all down. I still shoot an F3HP and an F5 as well as large format film. The Df is just what I was looking for. I can shoot my manual focus lenses as well as my autofocus lenses.

                                The image quality is superb. i do a lot of low light shooting and am very, very impressed. My D700 has been wonderful and this camera is a step or two or five beyond that. The sensor and processor produce simply stunning results. There is a subtle quality that reminds me of film.

                                I wasn't sure how it wold handle with my 80-200/2.8 and 300/4 so before I bought the Df took the motor drive off of my F3 and gave it a try. I decided I could live without a grip or drive and then was very pleasantly surprised when they felt better on the Df.

                                A good friend just traded his Leica M9 for a second Df and I can see why.

                                I find myself taking it out and just shooting without a purpose, much like I did 30 years ago when just starting out and learning photography.

                                Those who say the dials are hard to use and in the wrong place…hogwash. I can turn any of the dials with one hand, Hold the button with your thumb and turn with the index finger or index and middle fingers, easy!

                                The HDR function is simply amazing. I am not a fan of HDR because I think it is overused. The Df's HDR images out of the camera are very subtle and look natural. Even without HDR the amount of shadow detail in high contrast images is impressive.

                                I am thrilled with mine and salute Nikon for stepping out of the box and making a camera such as this.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent camera

                                By gmrack

                                from Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • No Viewfinder

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Silver):

                                Excellent camera. Pitiful, just the view finder has not taken into account the manual focus, hard to do.

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                                2.0

                                Complete afiure after 90 days

                                By Dave

                                from Baltimore Maryland

                                About Me Pro Photographer

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                                      Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Black):

                                      I purchased a DF about 90 days ago and already I have experienced a component failure that required me to send this body back to Nikon.What is up with Nikon these days? I have owned and used many Nikon film camers over that last fifty years and I have never needed to send any of my camera's back to Nikon for warrenty repair. This leaves me with many doubts about this models reliabilty over the long run. Now I have to accept a repaired brand new body over a replacement body. Makes me wonder what the next catastrauphic failure will be, could it be at an important shoot, killing my pocketbook and most of all my reputation?

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                                      4.0

                                      Great Street Camera

                                      By JS_81

                                      from NYC

                                      Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Black):

                                      The Df is now my go to street photography camera. The A priority metering is spot-on even in mixed light, the noise is extremely low even at 3200 indoors, and the external dials are inch faster and more intuitive than menus when you need to grab a fleeting shot. The black and white conversions also have better skin tones than from my Canon 6D. Note, however, that the auto white balance skews a bit green if there is any green in the overall scene, especially with skin tones. Frustrating, but fixable, and only happens in limited circumstances. This is not a studio camera.

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                                      4.0

                                      A delight to behold (and hold)

                                      By Livreur

                                      from CT, USA

                                      Comments about Df DSLR Camera (Silver):

                                      I purchased this body for trips that I don't need or wish to carry extra weight (I also own two Nikon full size bodies). It was an easy choice for me between this one and other comparably sized bodies. I love its look and feel. It reminds me of the days when I learned how to shoot. It has a super quiet shutter release. Its drawbacks? No video (not an issue for me), no build-in wifi (need WU-1A. Not sure why? Even my wife's inexpensive 5300 has build in wifi), no build-in view finder shutter (nikon provides a cheap plastic cover), and a small focusing area (even though the focusing screen has many more focusing points, they are all clustered near the center. I am more accustomed to the old D2 style focusing screen.)

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