Nikon Df summary
Nikon Df is Nikon's Advanced DSLR digital camera originally launched on December of 2013. The camera features a 16MP, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a full resolution of 4928 x 3280.
The Df ranks at #44 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and over all #254 out of 1431 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.
Nikon Df history
The Nikon Df is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed list below.
Nikon Df Gallery
You can look at the Df from different angles in the gallery here.
Nikon Df Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of positives and negatives of the Nikon Df based on criterias that are usually regarded as important in a digital camera.
Nikon Df Sensor information
The Nikon Df houses the Expeed 3 processor. The sensor specification in the Nikon Df is 36mm x 23.9mm (Full frame). The 860 mm² sensor can capture 4928 x 3280 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 100 - 12800. The ISO can also be extended electronically to 50 - 204800. RAW format is supported therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the Df's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The Df sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is presented in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon Df dimensions
Nikon Df weighs 1.68 pounds (760 grams / 26.81 ounces) and the dimensions of the camera is 144mm x 110mm x 67mm (5.7" x 4.3" x 2.6"). The weight of average Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams so the Nikon Df is similar as compared with various rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The following is a photo of the Nikon Df beside a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the Df.
Nikon Df Lens information
The Df fits the Nikon F mount and has 308 lenses to select from. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the Df.
Nikon Df Connectivity
The Df has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy images and in some cases alter settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Certain apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Nikon Df Video information
Nikon Df doesn't take video. In case you are shopping for a digital camera to shoot just pictures, it might not be an issue.
Nikon Df Weather Sealing
Nikon Df features weather proofing making it a very good option to use during challenging conditions. This is especially helpful if you are not sure about the conditions you may encounter during outdoor photography.
Nikon Df Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon Df features a 3.2 inch fixed display having a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support. The Df also includes a Top LCD screen so it’s possible to instantly look at the camera's settings.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs regarding Nikon Df are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.7x
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be very useful.
Nikon Df Shutter information
Nikon Df continuous shooting speed is 6.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Nikon Df Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon Df has got external flash support but with no built in flash. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.
Nikon Df Autofocusing information
Nikon Df has got both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & accurate as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which can be valuable for taking portraits of people.
The AF system features 39 focus points to pick from. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for objects that move. Nikon Df comes with manual focusing when needed during low light occasions or you need more accurate control on focusing.
Nikon Df Battery life
The battery life (EN-EL14,EN-EL14a) for the Nikon Df is fashioned to last for 1400 shots as per the CIPA specifications making it above average for its category. The average Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 comes with the best (2260) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Following is a list of Advanced DSLR cameras having the highest battery life:
Nikon Df for varying styles of photography
The following illustration provides a summary of the Nikon Df for varying styles of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Nikon Df as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon Df gets a score of 79 which is excellent, and means the camera is a awesome fit for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos and flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Nikon Df Street photography highlights
Getting a moderate score of 60, the Nikon Df is fairly adequate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon Df Sports photography advice
A very good sports photography rating of 70 suggests the Nikon Df is a very decent pick for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have great autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon Df Travel photography factors
Weight is extremely crucial when picking a travel camera. Over-all, the Nikon Df gets a decent 60 as a travel camera which is reasonably acceptable to take on your vacations.
Nikon Df Landscape photography features
When you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Nikon Df and it's above average grade of 71 for a landscape camera is a good fit among it's competition.
Vlogging with Nikon Df
A camera for vlogging ought to have a moving display, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering every thing, the Nikon Df is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it receives a subpar rating of 9.
Nikon Df Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the Df, here is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall into the category of Advanced DSLR.
The line graph followed below gives you an overview of the Df compared to it's highest rated rivals listed earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might take a look at as alternate options. To browse through a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.