Nikon DF, Why is the price so high?

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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I hope it is the build quality!
In reply to jY h, Nov 10, 2013

I hope the production models fulfill the promise of the images and videos I have seen. I have handled D800 and D600 cameras, and been rather disappointed, compared to the D300/D700-series and F6. The little Coolpix A seems to have been a step in the right direction, as its build quality is quite pleasing, to me. "Made in Japan" is probably part of that.

What I really wanted was a D4 sensor in a body sized more like the D800. It seems the Df is the best hope of fulfilling that wish. Whether it displaces a D800E as the top Nikon DSLR on my wish list remains to be seen; I await reviews, and the opportunity to handle one, as ergonomics cannot be judged by looking at images. Plus, that price point probably means a mid-2014 purchase, at the soonest, anyway.

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