The Nikon Df is a full-frame F-mount DSLR FX format camera announced by Nikon on November 5, 2013. It uses dedicated mechanical controls similar to those used on mechanical 35mm film SLR camera and has an appearance similar to the Nikon FE and Nikon FM film cameras. Nikon's website states "Using its large, metallic mechanical dials, photographers will rediscover a more direct connection with their camera."
|Type||Digital single-lens reflex camera|
|Lens||Interchangeable, Nikon F-mount|
|Sensor||36.0 mm × 23.9 mm CMOS, Nikon FX format, 7.3 µm pixel size|
|Maximum resolution||4928 × 3280 pixels|
|ASA/ISO range||ISO equivalency 100 to 12,800 , Boost: 50–204,800|
|Storage||One Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC compatible|
|Focus modes||Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Continuous-servo (AF-C), Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder, Single-servo AF (AF-S)|
|Focus areas||39-area Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 4800|
|Exposure modes||Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], Manual [M]|
|Exposure metering||TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor|
|Metering modes||Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12mm circle in center of frame; Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point|
|Flash bracketing||2-5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV|
|Shutter||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter|
|Shutter speed range||30 to 1/4000 second and bulb|
|Continuous shooting||5.5 frame/s|
|Viewfinder||Optical-type fixed eye level pentaprism|
|Custom WB||Auto, Presets (5), Manual, and Color temperature in kelvins|
|WB bracketing||2 to 3 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV|
|Rear LCD monitor||3.2-inch diagonal, (921,000 dots), TFT LCD|
|Battery||Li-ion EN-EL14a or EN-EL14|
|Weight||710 g (1.57 lb)|
In a departure from the rest of Nikon's DSLR lineup, the Df does not record video, only still images; while most reviews were generally positive, this and other built-in limitations of the camera were seen as negatives. Also notable by their absence were built-in flash and a variety of automatic modes, though the backward lens compatibility extends to nearly the entirety of the Nikkor lineup since 1959.
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- "Nikon: Imaging Products: Nikon Df". Nikon.com. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
- "Nikon Df review: New low light champion?". December 9, 2013.
- "Nikon Df Review". Kenrockwell.com. December 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-29.