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Nikon's Df, a retro styled full frame DSLR


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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 28 2013 - 06:20 AM

3 videos so far, rumored to be 5 before it's official:

 

 

The story so far:

http://nikonrumors.c...nds-again.aspx/

http://nikonrumors.c...y-video-2.aspx/

http://nikonrumors.c...y-video-3.aspx/

 

I am excite!


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#2 of 20 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 29 2013 - 05:24 AM

Yes please!

http://nikonrumors.c...ors-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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#3 of 20 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 29 2013 - 08:33 PM

Teaser 4:

http://nikonrumors.c...-teaser-4.aspx/

 

Video:

 

And official confirmation that midnight monday night EST next week (as we go from the 4th to the 5th) we'll see it in all the gory details.


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#4 of 20 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted October 30 2013 - 08:57 AM

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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Posted November 01 2013 - 04:54 AM

I pride myself on being pretty indifferent to advertising. Mad Men could not have designed a more effective campaign than this in piquing my interest for this camera. The sounds, the laconic voice, the look of the camera, crawling around alone in the woods and in castles. It calls me!

http://nikonrumors.c...spx/#more-66418


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Posted November 02 2013 - 08:21 PM

Final teaser posted, cya Monday night!
http://nikonrumors.c...cialy-out.aspx/


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Posted November 04 2013 - 07:34 AM

NR is down but Steve Huff has the goods:
http://www.stevehuff...t-do-you-think/

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Posted November 04 2013 - 12:10 PM

$2800, Blee.
http://nikonrumors.c...ikonRumors.com)

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Posted November 05 2013 - 05:02 AM

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.


Edited by Scott Merryfield, November 05 2013 - 05:02 AM.


#10 of 20 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted November 05 2013 - 06:23 AM

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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Posted November 05 2013 - 06:28 AM

Here's the official details:
http://nikonrumors.c...ouncement.aspx/

http://nikonrumors.c...fications.aspx/

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Posted November 05 2013 - 06:31 AM

Sample images:
http://imaging.nikon...r/df/sample.htm

Brochure:
http://chsvimg.nikon...f/pdf/df_8p.pdf

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Posted November 05 2013 - 07:24 AM

Thanks Ron for fixing the title.

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Posted November 05 2013 - 07:26 AM

Tempting, but spendy.


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Posted November 05 2013 - 08:14 AM

And apparently a bit of an identity crisis. I concur that the second gen of this line is likely to be the one to get long term....

http://theonlinephot...with-dials.html

http://www.dslrbodie...n-with-the.html

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Posted November 05 2013 - 08:21 AM

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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Posted November 05 2013 - 08:22 AM

I actually have my eye on the Olympus Stylus 1, as far as retro styled hybrid goes (at a more reasonable price).

 

olympus_stylus_1_preview_03.jpg


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Posted November 05 2013 - 08:25 AM

Yes, having access to a Nikon F3 HP, it's cool to fiddle with, but not ergonomically comfortable whatsoever.

 

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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Posted November 05 2013 - 08:57 AM

The inevitable, shameless pimping.
http://petapixel.com...oting-nikon-df/

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Posted March 18 2014 - 09:57 AM

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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