Nikon DF Review

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.”

It has the same sensor overall score 89 of DxOMark with Nikon D4, the Nikon Df ranked first in a low-light test with 3279 ISO (Nikon D4 with 2965 ISO), but in practice the difference is small.

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.

Same FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image-processing engine as the Nikon D4

Sensor 36.0 mm × 23.9 mm CMOS, Nikon FX format, 7.3 µm pixel size
Maximum resolution 4928 × 3280 pixels
(16.2 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable, Nikon F-mount
Flash none built-in
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range 30 to 1/4000 second and bulb
ASA/ISO range ISO equivalency 100 to 12,800 , Boost: 50–204,800
Exposure metering TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Exposure modes Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], Manual [M]
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
Focus areas 39-area Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 4800
Focus modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Continuous-servo (AF-C), Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder, Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous shooting 5.5 frame/s
Viewfinder Optical-type fixed eye level pentaprism
Flash bracketing 2-5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Focus bracketing none
Custom WB Auto, Presets (5), Manual, and Color temperature in Kelvin
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
Storage One Secure Digital, SDHC, SDXC compatible
Battery Li-ion EN-EL14a or EN-EL14
Weight 710 g (1.57 lb)

NIKON Df DSLR Camera with 50 mm f/1.8 Lens – Black £2299.0 

Nikon D Df 16.2MP Digital SLR Camera – Silver (Body Only) £1930.0 

DF-400 Flash Gun Speedlite for Nikon & Canon DSLR Camera Pentax Fujifilm Olympus £18.99 

DF-400 Flash Gun Speedlite for Pentax Fujifilm Olympus Nikon & Canon DSLR Camera £14.99 


Tempered Glass Film Camera LCD Screen Protector Guard for Nikon D750/DF SU £3.84 

DF-400 Flash Gun Speedlite for Nikon & Canon DSLR Camera Pentax Fujifilm Olympus £18.99 

Genuine Nikon EN-EL14a Battery for Charger MH-24DF D3300 D5200 D5100 OEM £24.99 

Camera Case BAG For Nikon D5300 D3300 DF D5400 D7200 D750 CAMERA New CASE £8.98 

NIKON USB cable D5500 D5300 D750 DF D3300 D3200 D5100 D5000 £2.25 

Sunpak DF3600U Flash for Canon and Nikon Cameras £59.0 

Li-ion Battery for Nikon EN-EL14 EN-EL14A D5600 D5500 D5300 D3400 D3300 D3200 DF £14.97 

Gem Camera Case for Nikon D3300, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7100, D7200, D7500, Df, w £32.05 

Gem Camera Case for Nikon D3300, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7100, D7200, D7500, Df, w £32.05 

GEM Camera Bag/Case for Nikon D610, D3300, D5300, Df £19.94