Nikon Df Review

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The full frame FX-format is an entry level enthusiast camera with a great sensor and processor coupling. Nikon Df is a weather-sealed, magnesium alloy bodied camera sporting plenty of controls. It will excite an enthusiast photographer who never handled a standard camera before. The Nikon Df makes a mark as the smallest and lightest full frame model Nikon has ever produced.

It has a 100% pentaprism optical viewfinder. This beginner enthusiast DSLR has EXPEED 3 image processor. Nikon Df has a burst performance of 5.5 frames each second. It boasts an exceptional wide expanded sensitive range of ISO 50 to 204,800 equivalents.

Performance on Nikon Df

Since it uses the same sensor and processor as the D4, expect Nikon Df to work well in low light. It quickly grabs shots with each three shot sequence taking less than half a second. Use this entry level enthusiast camera with 1/3EV of negative exposure compensation. It will capture the best images you ever shot.

The camera controls on the Nikon Df respond immediately to changes and inputs. You will not be kept waiting. Once you set the Nikon Df, it becomes a sure and responsive taking machine. You don’t have to worry about forgetting to charge the battery at night. This beginner enthusiast DSLR has an impressive battery life.

Nikon Df Build and Design

This entry level camera comes with a retro aesthetic design. It will surprise you that the Nikon Df does not support movie capture. Its top deck is crafted from magnesium alloy. For storage, Nikon Df stores images on Secure Digital cards. It supports SDHC/SDXC including the faster UHS-I types. It uses an EN-EL14a battery.

Taking media from this beginner enthusiast DSLR is possible with its USB 2.0 High-Speed data connection. Nikon Df also supports a WU-1a Wi-Fi adapter or a GP-a GPS receiver. The Nikon Df has a pentaprism viewfinder offering 100% coverage and 0.70x magnification. A rubber eyecup encircles it.

Image Quality on Nikon DF

As you would expect from any entry-level DSLR, the Nikon Df takes gorgeous high ISO images. They come out amazingly good considering the high sensitivity settings. The Nikon Df’s auto ISO function works great when choosing ISO 110 TO 12,800.

Images come out at ISO 1600 and above. They look perfect for any beginner enthusiast DSLR camera. It focuses nicely with good exposure. The Nikon Df is reasonably quiet to operate. Its top shutter speeds is 1/4,000 s with a minimum aperture of f/22.

8.6 Total Score
Nikon DF

Pairing of excellent image quality and a chance to avoid flash altogether makes the Nikon Df a best beginner or enthusiasts. The Nikon Df captures some great images in conditions where other models would rely on a flash.

DESIGN
8
FEATURES
8.5
PERFORMANCE
9
IMAGE QUALITY
9
PROS
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good shooting in light
  • Weather-sealed design
  • Bright full frame viewfinder
  • Excellent battery life
  • Handsome retro styling
CONS
  • Clumsy controls
  • No AF assists lamp
  • No movie capture
User Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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