Nikon Df DSLR Preview

Nikon has just announced the Df -- a new retro style full-frame (FX-format) sensor camera. Physically resembling classic Nikon camera systems like the F, FM, and FE, the Df is packed with the best features from top of the line Nikon cameras across its product lines...

The Df also boasts continuous burst shooting at up to 5.5 frames-per-second (fps) with AF engaged. The camera has an impressive 100 to 12,800 ISO range, which is expandable to an impossible ISO 204,800 (can't wait to review this specification). Picture Controls allow users to customize the way the camera filters various colors. Built-in HDR (High Dynamic Range) combines two to five exposures into one image with an enhanced tonal range -- basically, you get to see the brightest brights and the darkest darks. Users can capture still images in JPEG, TIFF or RAW file formats.

The new Nikon Df is compatible with all sorts of optional accessories and lenses. The optional WU-1a allows the Df to quickly and easily share photos and video on social media sites like Facebook. Also, for long time Nikon owners, get ready to pull out Dad's old NIKKOR lens from storage -- the Nikon Df is compatible with AF, AF-S, DX, and AF-D NIKKOR lenses as well as classic Ai and non-Ai NIKKOR glass.

Nikon Df Features
  • 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS image sensor
  • EXPEED 3 image processor
  • Picture Controls
  • Built-in High Dynamic Range
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • 5.5 fps Continuous Burst Shooting
  • JPEG, TIFF, and RAW image capture
  • ISO 100-12,800
  • 39-point AF system
    • AF Modes include:
      • 9-point
      • 21-point
      • 39-point
      • 39-point with 3D Tracking
      • Auto Area AF
  • 2016-Pixel 3D Matrix Metering and Scene Recognition System
  • Compatible with current and classic NIKKOR lenses
  • 1400 shots-per-charge EN-EL14A battery
  • 150,000 Cycles Shutter Life
  • Compatible with Optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
The Nikon Df will be available in late November (2013) in silver or black. The body-only version will have a $2,749.95 MSRP.

The kit will include the new AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition lens and have a $2,999.95 MSRP. You can pick up the lens separately for $279.95 (MSRP).

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