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Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df

Portability
57
Imaging
77
Features
89
Overall
81
Nikon D780 front
 
Nikon Df front
Portability
59
Imaging
64
Features
62
Overall
63

Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df Key Specs

Nikon D780
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Bump to 204800)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 840g - 144 x 116 x 76mm
  • Introduced January 2020
  • Succeeded the Nikon D750
Nikon Df
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Push to 204800)
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 760g - 144 x 110 x 67mm
  • Launched December 2013
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Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df Overview

Below, we will be comparing the Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df, both Advanced DSLR cameras and both are designed by Nikon. There exists a sizeable gap among the sensor resolutions of the D780 (25MP) and Df (16MP) but they use the exact same sensor dimensions (Full frame).

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The D780 was unveiled 6 years after the Df which is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before delving in to a in depth comparison, below is a concise summary of how the D780 scores against the Df in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D780 over the Nikon Df

 D780 Df 
LaunchedJanuary 2020December 2013Newer by 74 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution2359k921kSharper screen (+1438k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon Df over the Nikon D780

 Df D780 

Common features in the Nikon D780 and Nikon Df

 D780 Df 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Screen dimension3.2"3.2"Identical screen sizing
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df Physical Comparison

If you are intending to travel with your camera frequently, you need to take into account its weight and size. The Nikon D780 features exterior dimensions of 144mm x 116mm x 76mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.0") having a weight of 840 grams (1.85 lbs) and the Nikon Df has specifications of 144mm x 110mm x 67mm (5.7" x 4.3" x 2.6") accompanied by a weight of 760 grams (1.68 lbs).

Contrast the Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have attached at that time. Following is the front view overall size comparison of the D780 against the Df.

Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the D780 and Df is 57 and 59 respectively.

Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df top view buttons comparison

Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very tough to visualise the contrast in sensor dimensions purely by viewing a spec sheet. The pic below might offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the D780 and Df.

Clearly, both of those cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You should count on the Nikon D780 to result in more detail having an extra 9 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop pictures much more aggressively. The more recent D780 will have an edge in sensor technology.

Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df sensor size comparison

Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D780 Portrait photography factors
Nikon Df Portrait photography factors
86
focusing manually
MP count great (25MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
provides face detection focusing
supports RAW files
78
focusing manually
decent MP (16MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports face detection focus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon D780 Street photography details
Nikon Df Street photography details
71
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is large (Full frame)
supports RAW files
offers touch to focus
weather proof
great ISO range (51,200)
lack of image stabilization
60
sensor size is great (Full frame)
exports RAW files
weather proof
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D780 Sports photography factors
Nikon Df Sports photography factors
82
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
MP count great (25 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proof
good battery pack (2,260 shots)
sensor has phase detect AF
lack of image stabilization
69
decent MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proof
great battery power (1,400 shots)
supports phase detect auto focus
continuous shooting slow (6.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D780 Travel photography info
Nikon Df Travel photography info
71
good battery pack (2,260 shots)
weather proof
has bluetooth
offers touch to focus
MP count great (25 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
60
great battery power (1,400 per charge)
weather proof
decent MP (16 megapixels)
missing Time Lapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D780 Landscape photography highlights
Nikon Df Landscape photography highlights
81
focusing manually
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
MP count great (25MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
great ISO range (51,200)
supports RAW files
weather proof
good battery pack (2,260 shots)
2 card slots
lack of image stabilization
71
focusing manually
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
nice screen size (3.2")
decent MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
exports RAW files
weather proof
great battery power (1,400 shots)
does not have image stabilization
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D780 Vlogging advice
Nikon Df Vlogging advice
32
touch screen
provides face detection focusing
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes external microphone support
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
9
no video
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Nikon D780 vs Nikon Df Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D780 and Nikon Df
 Nikon D780Nikon Df
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon D780 Nikon Df
Class Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Introduced 2020-01-07 2013-12-20
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Expeed 6 Expeed 3
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 23.9mm 36 x 23.9mm
Sensor area 858.0mm² 860.4mm²
Sensor resolution 25MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Maximum resolution 6048 x 4024 4928 x 3280
Maximum native ISO 51200 12800
Maximum boosted ISO 204800 204800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Minimum boosted ISO 50 50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 51 39
Cross focus points 15 9
Lens
Lens mounting type Nikon F Nikon F
Amount of lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution of screen 2,359 thousand dot 921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - TFT-LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 900 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 7.0 frames/s 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings no built-in flash Auto FP High-speed sync, front-curtain sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction,
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync - 1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM -
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 None
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Optional
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 840g (1.85 lb) 760g (1.68 lb)
Dimensions 144 x 116 x 76mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.0") 144 x 110 x 67mm (5.7" x 4.3" x 2.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 89
DXO Color Depth score not tested 24.6
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.1
DXO Low light score not tested 3279
Other
Battery life 2260 photos 1400 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL15b EN-EL14,EN-EL14a
Self timer Yes Yes (2, 5, 10, or 20 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 2 One
Launch price $2,297 $2,747