Nikon's Df, a retro styled full frame DSLR

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  1. Sam Posten

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    Yes please!
    http://nikonrumors.com/2013/10/28/nikon-df-camera-rumors-recap.aspx/

    [*]The new camera will be called Nikon DF which stand for "Digital Fusion"
    [*]Nikon FM2 like design, but with a larger pentaprism
    [*]Most likely be available in two colors - all black and silver/black (a.k.a. as Panda version)
    [*]Standard Nikon F-mount
    [*]Pentaprism viewfinder (meaning the camera will not be mirrorless)
    [*]16.2MP 36x23,9 full frame sensor (same as in the D4?)
    [*]The AF system of the Nikon DF will be most likely the same as in the D610 with 39 points
    [*]SD memory card
    [*]2016-pixel RGB image sensor
    [*]3D color matrix metering II
    [*]Native ISO range: 100-12,800 (incl. ISO 50 and ISO 102,400)
    [*]5.5 fps for up to 100 shots
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    With Sony's full frame mirrorless announcement, this was inevitable. I'm sure Canon will not be far behind. I think it's a good strategy for me to continue to sit out the mirrorless market until everything shakes out.
     
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    Sam, from what I am reading the Df is a dSLR, not a mirrorless camera. Looks like a full frame dSLR with retro style dial and button controls, ala a film SLR.
     
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    Yep, that's true, but that's not what was -rumored-. =)I don't think I can edit the thread titles or I would. Will alert a mod and ask them to change it for us.Anyway, I'm out on this one. If I didn't already have a D4 I would be first in line, as is tho it would be an expensive redundancy / backup for me.Still waiting on a D400 here.
     
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    Thanks Ron for fixing the title.
     
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    Tempting, but spendy.
     
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    If Canon were to come out with such a camera, I'm not sure I would spend that much money on the novelty. I have grown quite accustomed to the ergonomics of the modern dSLR. Canon puts enough buttons on their higher end bodies that I rarely have to take my eye away from the viewfinder while shooting. That retro style seems like a step backwards in some ways.
     
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    I actually have my eye on the Olympus Stylus 1, as far as retro styled hybrid goes (at a more reasonable price).

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    Yes, having access to a Nikon F3 HP, it's cool to fiddle with, but not ergonomically comfortable whatsoever.
     
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    Where is that danged D400??? Think I'm ripe for it now... :P

    Would consider the D610, but not liking its small AF coverage among other lesser niggles -- odd that it also doesn't get the D7100's more advanced AF module either. All that plus we're only talking ~1 stop better SNR and DR, etc. over the D7100 it seems, which you'd lose back for vignetting and edge sharpness concerns and DoF's sake in most instances it seems -- plus I'd at least need a new, quality widezoom to replace my 17-55 f/2.8.

    I'd just get the D7100 and wait for something better (probably in FX) later, but what's up w/ the crippled buffer for shooting RAW? I don't generally shoot sports or the like, but seems like it'll be a bit too easy to bump into that limit me thinks... Then again, I guess this entire line since the D70 wasn't designed for shooting many frames in RAW at high speed... -_- which brings me back to the long-awaited D400 (or maybe a D800h w/ somewhat bigger AF area coverage instead)... :huh:

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