Nikon Df scores an 81?

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Nikon Df scores an 81?
Dec 20, 2013

This is what DPR states in their conclusion:

"So does the Df fulfill Nikon's promise of 'Pure Photography'? Not quite, in our experience. No matter how well the controls have been integrated, that promise needed more than some traditional dials stuck on top of what is essentially an enthusiast-grade Nikon with the video mode disengaged. The question that presents itself is: 'is this a half-price D4 or a D610 with a 50% markup?'"

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"With the Df, it was clear Nikon wasn't aiming to build the best camera it could. You quickly realize that you've got the shutter mechanism and AF of a D610 with a 50% 'retro tax' added."

How on earth do they justify a score of 81 when they feel this way about the camera?  Their scoring system certainly appears skewed towards FF cameras here, which is why I posted this on the mFT site, the Df having scored higher than DPR's 2012 camera of the year, the E-M5.

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