Nikon Df: 16MP full-frame retro DSLR

By Andrew Hudson Published: November 5, 2013 Updated: November 26, 2013

Step back to the 1970s with the new retro-styled Nikon Df. Reminiscent of Nikon’s classic FE of 1978, the Df features dedicated dials for ISO, shutter speed, and exposure compensation, and the 16MP full-frame CMOS sensor from Nikon’s flagship, twice-the-price D4.

“The fusion of responsive, intuitive dial operation and ‘flagship D4 image quality’ in the smallest and lightest FX-format body”
Nikon press release, Nov 5 2013

“With the same FX-format CMOS sensor, effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels, and EXPEED 3 image-processing engine as the D4 flagship model, the Df offers stable, superior image quality under a wide variety of lighting conditions.”
Nikon press release, Nov 5 2013

The original Nikon FE from 1978


  • 16.2MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Optical Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder
  • Dedicated Still Image Only Camera
  • Mechanical Exposure Control Dials
  • Multi-CAM 4800 AF Sensor with 39 Points
  • Expandable Sensitivity: ISO 50-204800
  • Continuous Shooting up to 5.5 fps
  • Rugged Magnesium Alloy Body

The Df supports Nikon’s beloved pre-1977 non-AI (Automatic Maximum Aperture Indexing) lenses and will retail for around $2,800.


Source and image: Nikon.

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Reply by L Irons

December 4, 2013


You can get this camera for less using the Wishop.

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