- Resolution: 16.2 MP
- Sensor size: Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm)
- Screen size: 3.2 inches
- Sensor type: CMOS
- Type: DSLR
- Red Eye Reduction: Yes
- Battery Type: EN-EL14/ lithium-ion
- LCD Info Display: TFT LCD
Nikon DF: Featuring a 16MP Image Sensor, Expeed 3 Processor and Bundled Lens Kit
Nikon’s latest DF is an advanced DSLR which takes the legacy forward with some enviable attributes to rely upon. This is one light-weight gadget with the FX format added along. Here is how the specs sheet looks like:
The Nikon DF features a 16MP image sensor, measuring 36mmx23.9mm. The Full Frame CMOS sensor works in unison with the Expeed 3 image processor. Offered image resolution is 4928x3280 pixels. Other image resolutions are also supported besides the featured aspect ratio in 3:2. In terms of ISO sensitivity range, the Nikon DF packs in 100-12800 in addition to the Auto mode. 12 white balance presets are supported with the custom white balance mode paired along. Besides the 4 spot white balance modes, this camera supports TIFF and RAW formats as well. In terms of JPEG quality levels, the Nikon DF packs in the Basic, Fine and Normal modes. Autofocus is incorporated with this mid-size DSLR based on modes like Center, Live View and many more. 39 focus points are available with the Nikon F lens mount. The offered mount supports a focal length multiplication limit of 1X.
Photography and Videography
In terms of shutter speed, this camera offers a range of 30-1/4000 sec. Manual exposure mode is an integral part of this camera which also boasts of Burst shooting prowess at 5.5 frames per second. Aperture and shutter priority modes are paired along but the built-in flash is given a miss. External flash is supported via Hot Shoe or the PC sync. Multiple modes are featured in red eye reduction and many more besides the availability of the Self-Timer. 3 metering modes are supported as well in addition to the Exposure compensation mode, AE and WB bracketing. In terms of video recording this camera doesn’t offer many features apart from the Mono speaker.
The Nikon DF features a 3.2 inch TFT LCD panel which is fixed and offered 921K dots in terms of offered resolution. The touch screen support is given a miss but the Nikon DF packs in the Live View spec for a better viewing experience. Viewfinder is supported as Optical Pentaprism offering 100 percent coverage and a magnifying limit of up to 0.7X.
Connectivity and Storage
The Nikon DF boasts of USB v2.0, supporting faster file transfers at 480Mbit/sec. Mini-HDMI port is also included besides optional wireless support. Wireless notes are supported via the mobile adapter. In terms of additional storage, the Nikon DF boasts of SD, SDHC and SDXC compatibility.
Build and Battery
The Nikon DF is an environmentally sealed gadget measuring 144mmx110mmx67mm in terms of dimensions. This camera weighs 760g and incorporates an EN-EL14/EN-EL14a battery pack, supporting up to 1400 shots on a single charge.
The Nikon DF features the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens kit as the bundled option. This unit is meant for everyday shooting and offers low-light schemes in plenty. Main highlights include One Aspherical element besides the seven blade diaphragm and SWM empowered AF system.
Nikon DF Rivals:
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 70D