Nikon Df Review

4.0
February 17, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon FX format
Effective pixels 16.2 million
Image sensor 36.0 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 16.6 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels) FX (36 x 24) image area: 4928 x 3280 (L), 3696 x 2456 (M), 2464 x 1640 (S). DX (24 x 16) image area: 3200 x 2128 (L), 2400 x 1592 (M), 1600 x 1064 (S)
Storage - File format NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed. TIFF (RGB). JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available. NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage FX (36 x 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical. DX (24 x 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 15 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -3 - +1 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Depth-of-field preview Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (exposure modes A and M) or by camera (exposure modes P and S)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU lenses. IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center 33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/7.1 or faster).
Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/4000 - 4 s in steps of 1 EV (1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV with main command dial), X200 (with shutter-speed dial only), bulb, time
Flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower
Release modes Single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, quiet shutter-release, self-timer, mirror up
Frame advance rate 1 - 5 fps (continuous low speed) or 5.5 fps (continuous high speed)
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 - 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Exposure Metering TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data. Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle). Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 - 20 EV. Spot metering: 2 - 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI (collapsible metering coupling lever)
Mode Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation -3 - +3EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure bracketing 2 - 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Flash bracketing 2 - 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
White balance bracketing 2 - 3 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 - 5 frames using preset values for all frames
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100 - 12800 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, or 4 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Auto, Extra high +2/+1, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 focus points are available at f/8)
Detection range -1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status. Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation -3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400 and SB-300; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K - 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
Live view - Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F). Manual focus (M)
Live view - AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view - Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with approx. 170°; viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness control
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, photo slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, and auto image rotation
USB Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal Wireless remote controllers: WR-R10 and WR-1 (available separately). Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately). GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 143.5 x 110 x 66.5 mm (5.6 x 4.3 x 2.6 in.)
Weight Approx. 765 g (1 lb 11 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 710 g (1 lb 9 oz; camera body only)
Operating environment - Temperature 0 °C - 40 °C (+32 °F - 104 °F)
Operating environment - Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BS-1 accessory shoe cover, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-24 battery charger, DK-26 eyepiece cap, AN-DC9 strap, UC-E6 USB cable, String for eyepiece cap, ViewNX 2 CD

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