After countless hours spent in the rumor mill, Nikon’s camera dubbed as Df has finally made its official debut, sporting a full-frame sensor housed inside a considerably compact weather-sealed body.
Days leading to this launch, the Japanese camera maker has released a string of short teasers on YouTube, showcasing their new creation little by little. The hype got a little out of control as there were a few unexpected leaks which showcased the Nikon Df in full glory, as well as its SRP, just hours before the big reveal.
Anyway here’s a quick look at the camera’s specs sheet:
Nikon Df specs:
16MP CMOS sensor
Sensor Type: Full-frame (36 x 23.9 mm)
EXPEED 3 image processor
Hybrid AF system (Contrast/Phase)
Lens-type Optical Image Stabilization
ISO 100 – 12800 (Expandable to 50 (L1) to 204,800 (H2)
30 sec. – 1/4000 sec. shutter speed
1/250 Flash-Sync speed
Optical Viewfinder (Pentaprism), 100% coverage
3.2” Fixed 921k-dot LCD
Optional External Flash via Hot shoe
SD / SDHC / SDXC
RAW + JPEG file format
EN-EL14 Lithium-Ion battery
Dimension: 144 x 110 x 67 mm
Unfortunately, the new Nikon Df disappointed some gearheads expecting a more compact full-frame camera that will go toe-to-toe with the fairly new Sony A7 (and A7R). Another letdown is its rather steep price tag which is pegged at USD2749 for the body-only option; a thousand dollar more expensive than Sony’s full-frame mirrorless camera.