Experience the power of pure photography with the Nikon Df.
Boasting a retro-styled body and the same 16.2-megapixelPIXELThe shortening of 'picture element', a basic unit of programmable colour forming the dots that make up an image. Pixel size depends on a camera’s resolution, which is measured in megapixels (MP), meaning millions of pixels. The more pixels on a sensor, the smaller they have to be to fit. An image's number (or density) of pixels correlate to the amount of information and image holds. Cameras with more pixels on the sensor have a higher pixel density and thus more resolving power, able to capture smaller details with much more clarity and accuracy. Higher resolution images can be cropped more agressively and also produce better quality large prints. FX-format sensor as Nikon's flagship D4, this camera expresses a passion for photography in both form and function.
Richly detailed photographs with smooth tonal gradations are achievable in any light, thanks to a wide dynamic range and light sensitivity that is extendable up to an incredible ISOISOExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. The ISO speed determines how sensitive a camera's sensor is to incoming light. A higher ISO speed absorbs more light, resulting in a brighter exposure, however, a higher ISO also results in more digital noise in low-light conditions. Cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) typically have higher ISO speed capability and produce less digital noise at high ISO settings. Digital cameras include a control for adjusting ISO speed, some of which can be set to adjust automatically in combination with certain other exposure settings. ISO is indicated in numbers usually starting at 100 and going upward (200, 400, 800, 1600 etc.) doubling in sensitivity each time. Most cameras also indicate 3rd stop intervals (100, 125, 180, 200 etc.) 204,800 (equivalent). Together with the highly sensitive AF system, flawless metering, and fast performance, the Nikon Df may look like a classic Nikon 35mm film camera, but it's packed with the latest technologies.
16.2-megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor
Equipped with the same image sensor as Nikon's flagship D4, the Df offers exquisitely detailed images with smooth tonal gradations.
Iconic Nikon design
Boasting looks inspired by classic 35mm Nikon film cameras and technology from Nikon's latest professional D-SLRs, the Df is dedicated to pure photography.
Experience the creative thrill of FX-format photography wherever you go, thanks to a compact body that weighs approximately 710 g.
Phenomenal low-light performance
With ISO 100 - 12,800, extendable up to 204,800 (equivalent), the Df delivers finely detailed images with minimal noiseNOISEThe appearance of random pixels scattered over a photo, similar to the grain effect seen in film photography, which degrades photo quality almost as if it is stained. It occurs when taking photos in low-light conditions, with very slow shutter speeds on high sensitivity (ISO) settings. It is caused by amplification done by the sensor when high ISO settings are used. You can counteract digital noise by lowering the sensitivity (ISO) setting of your camera - the lower the ISO setting, the lower the noise in the image. Typically cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) will inherently produce less noise due to larger pixels on the sensor., even when you shoot under challenging lighting conditions.
Boasts approximately 0.14 s* start-up time and 0.052 s* shutter-release time lag. High-speed continuous shooting is available at up to 5.5 fps in both FX and DX formats.
Nikon's fast and powerful image processor ensures remarkably clear images with excellent colour reproduction and superb tonal gradation, even when you shoot at high ISOs.
Highly sensitive autofocus with Multi-CAM 4800 39-point AF system
Delivers fast and precise coverage across the frame. Sensitive down to -1 EV and compatible up to f/8. Four AF-area modes including 3D-tracking AF deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-centre, moving fast, or acting completely unpredictably. In addition, the contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). -detect AF system boasts enhanced operability, accuracy, and speed when shooting in Live View.
Elegant mechanical dials
Comfort meets control with knurled mechanical dials that make operation simple and secure. The dials let you set ISO sensitivity, exposureEXPOSUREExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Achieving the correct exposure is similar to collecting rain in a bucket, up to an optimum level. The rate of rainfall is out of your control (light), yet you can control these three factors: the bucket’s width (lens aperture), the duration you leave it in the rain (shutter speed), and how effective your bucket is in collecting rain (ISO). These three elements work together to control the amount of light per unit area, preventing underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too bright), giving you a natural looking image. compensation, exposure mode, and release mode independently, enabling you to access all parameters relevant to stills photography without the need to access the camera's menu.
Compatible with non-AI NIKKOR lenses
A unique collapsible metering coupling lever lets you attach even vintage non-AI NIKKOR lenses to the Nikon Df. When shooting with a non-AI lens in A (ApertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur. Priority) or M (Manual) mode, full-aperture metering (equivalent to that of AI lenses) is possible via simple camera settings.
High-performance optical viewfinder
The glass pentaprism viewfinder offers approximately 100% frame coverage and 0.7x magnification, as well as a DX Crop Mode with viewfinder marking.
Renowned Nikon build
Built to withstand severe conditions, the camera boasts tough yet lightweight magnesium alloy top, bottom, and rear covers, and is weather-sealed to the same degree as Nikon's D800 D-SLR for enhanced resistance to moisture and dust.
Durable shutter unit
The highly accurate shutter unit has been tested to 150,000 cycles, with a maximum shutter speedSHUTTER SPEEDAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Shutter speed is the length of time that a single frame is exposed for, more specifically how fast the shutter opens and closes to permit light entering the lens, to reach the sensor. A slow shutter speed means a longer exposure time useful for motion blur like the silky look of flowing water, whereas a fast shutter speed means a shorter exposure time useful for freezing the appearance of motion in images like a hummingbird in flight. It is measured in seconds starting at 1 second and halving our doubling in time.
For example: 1/2s, 1/4s and 1/8s are all fractions of a second with 1/2s being the longest exposure time, 1/4s half of that and 1/8s another half etc. of 1/4,000 s and flash synchronization at up to 1/200 s.
Large 8 cm (3.2-in.) 921k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angle and reinforced glass. Delivers bright, crisp image playback with a wide colour reproduction capacity.
Quiet Release Mode
Perfect for discreet photography, the sound of the camera's mirror return mechanism is noticeably reduced during the burst.
Dual-axis electronic virtual horizon
Roll (horizontal inclination) and pitch (forward or rear inclination) information can be confirmed via the LCD monitor, and roll information via the viewfinder.
Scene Recognition System
The camera's image sensor and its 2,016-pixel RGB sensor provide precise data to the Scene Recognition System, which optimises exposure, autofocus, and white balance immediately before the shutter is released for sharply defined images.
Self-cleaning sensor unit
Reduces the accumulation of dust in front of the image sensor.
Spot White Balance metering
Enables highly accurate manual white balance settings by letting you quickly assign a Spot White Balance to the specific area of the frame you select during Live View shooting. The target you define can be moved around using the multi selector, allowing you to quickly acquire the present data for even distant subjects without the use of a grey card.
DX format. The DX Crop Mode can be automatically enabled when a DX lens is attached. When shooting in Live View, the Nikon Df helps you with image composition by offering optional assist gridlines for 1:1 or 16:9 image ratios.
Optimum detail in high-contrast conditions
Two modes help capture the details in strong light, or in backlit situations. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is ideal for stationary subjects and Active D-Lighting is ideal for photos of moving subjects. Both modes allow you to select the intensity level.
In-camera creative tools
Use Picture Controls to fine-tune parameters such as sharpness, saturation, and hue before capture. Use the extensive photo retouch menu to access a range of tools and effects.
Achieves approximately 1400 shots* (when using the EN-EL14a battery, in single-frame mode).
Compatible with SDXC UHS-I standard memory cards and Eye-Fi cards.
Nikon Creative Lighting System
Fully compatible with Nikon's industry-leading Creative Lighting System, which includes a range of versatile Speedlights for creative flash photography on or off-camera.
Sensor Size Type
Sensor actual Size
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards