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Nikon Df

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 reviews of Nikon Df. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas the exposure and shutter get critical comments. There are some mixed reviews about the zoom.

performance, portability, usability, design, image quality

price, video, battery, shutter, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Df is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Df

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Nikon Df from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the low light performance and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated. The exposure and video get less positive reviews, while there are mixed reviews on the zoom and shutter.

portability, performance, usability, design, low-light

price, video, exposure

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon Df

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon Df from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Nikon Df Review

 

The Df is homage to old Nikon SLRs, but with the strong performance of a modern-day shooter. Nostalgia is lovely, but it's not worth $3,000.

The Nikon Df is a mixed bag. We really wanted to love this camera, but sometimes memories are best left in the past. Given the price, the Df will appeal to the super rich who can afford such gadgets, and a very small group of photographers who are...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Wired (wired.com)

New Nikon Shooter Blends Retro Charm and Modern Superpowers

 

They say the best camera is the one you have with you. But there might be a better kind of camera: The one you never want to put down. Indeed, the full-frame Nikon Df's appeal goes far beyond its throwback aesthetic, which borrows heavily from the...

Excellent image quality, especially in low light. Sturdy metal throwback controls for everything. Accepts pre-aperture-indexing (Ai) Nikkor lenses from the days of yore. Solid build quality and classic aesthetics. Just a hell of a lot of fun to shoot with

Autofocus has a tough time locking in on some shots. No built-in flash. Doesn’t shoot video. Storage is handled by a single SD card slot. Expensive

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon Df

 

The Nikon Df full-frame SLR camera lives half in the modern world and half in the analog era, and suffers a bit for it.

Great high ISO image quality. 5.5fps continuous shooting. 921k-dot rear display. Dial-based control system. 100-percent viewfinder. Full compatibility with older manual focus Nikkor lenses.

No video recording. Lacks focus assist beam and flash. ISO dial omits "A" setting. Retro design and chunky body clash. Modern focus screen not ideal for manual focus lenses. Shallow handgrip not a great match with larger lenses.

The rear display is a fixed 3.2-inch LCD with a 921k-dot resolution. It's very sharp, and can be used to review shots and zoom in during Live View to confirm focus. Articulating screens on full-frame SLRs are the exception rather than the rule; only...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Nikon Df review: a tale of two cameras

 

Deion Sanders, one of the NFL's best and most flamboyant players ever, was fond of saying that you "gotta look good to play good." From tucking two towels into his belt on the gridiron to cutting...

Has the guts of a Nikon D4 ; Works with classic full-frame lenses ; Built to last and will only get prettier with age

Terrible, unwieldy controls ; Inexplicable lack of video recording ; Fails to justify price premium over D610

A beautiful beast of a camera that's let down by woeful controls

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Richard Butler , Barney Britton (dpreview.com)

Nikon Df Review

 

The Nikon Df is, at first appearance, the camera that many people have been asking for, for years - a classically styled DSLR with traditional external controls. But, for all Nikon's talk of a return to 'Pure Photography,' an awful lot of what's under...

Classic styling Outstanding IQ in bright and low light High quality JPEG images with pleasant color at default settings Good blend of traditional and contemporary controls Works with almost all Nikon F-mount lenses ever made Gives sensible choice for...

Disappointing AF performance drops off in moderate light Small coverage area of AF array Locking exposure comp dial is inconvenient (especially with large lenses) Inconsistent use of materials detracts from sense of quality 1/4000th sec maximum shutter...

Nikon caused quite a stir with the teaser campaign for the Df, mainly because it is a camera a lot of people have been asking for, for a long time. Sadly, the reality of using the camera doesn't always vindicate that enthusiasm. To a great extent,...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Nikon Df full-frame dSLR hops the nostalgia express

 

With its new "classically styled" camera, Nikon hopes to woo still photographers saddled with dusty collections of old lenses, and eBay trollers.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Df

 

Nikon has just announced the Df -- a new retro style full-frame (FX-format) sensor camera. Physically resembling classic Nikon camera systems like the F, FM, and FE, the Df is packed with the best features from top of the line Nikon cameras across its...

Nov, 2013

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Df Review

 

The Nikon Df is a retro-styled full-frame DSLR camera that's inspired by Nikon's iconic 35mm film cameras. The Nikon Df has the same 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 processor found in Nikon's professional flagship camera, the D4....

The Nikon Df is either a brave attempt to offer a simplified, back-to-basics photography tool, or a cynical attempt to cash-in on the current trend of retro-inspired products - only you can decide. Offering an undeniably lovely old-school design, a...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon Df Review

 

The full-frame, FX-format Nikon Df takes the same great sensor and processor pairing of the professional Nikon D4, and places them in a retro-styled body that, while occasionally clumsy, is undeniably handsome. Unfortunately, its autofocus system isn't...

Same sensor and processor as professional D4; Great image quality; Arguably the best available-light shooter in its class; Handsome, retro styling; Weather-sealed design; Big, clear full-frame viewfinder; Excellent battery life

Expensive; Bulky, yet handgrip is quite modest; Some controls are clumsy; Plastic body panels don't gel with retro aesthetic; Autofocus isn't in the same league as image quality; No AF assist lamp; No movie capture; No portrait grip; Single card slot

The full-frame, FX-format Nikon Df takes the same great sensor and processor pairing of the professional Nikon D4, and places them in a retro-styled body that, while occasionally clumsy, is undeniably handsome. Unfortunately, its autofocus system isn't...

Expert review by : Buy-n-Shoot.com (buy-n-shoot.com)

Nikon Df Digital Camera Review

 

Every now and then you'll feel a little skip in your heart, triggered by something memorable, something nostalgic, something comfy, soothing and satisfying. It might not happen often but when it does you'll know it's right, you'll know you're where you...

Jul, 2014

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