johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: Don't get me wrong i like the retro look of this cam.. If my D800 has this retro look, i will be in camera heaven! But... The only selling point of this camera is the nice retro look.. If it had video and built in flash with CLS capability.. I would want it, this camera as much i really like how it looks.. This can't do anything my D800 can't do...if and when the Df2.. In the future will have video and built in flash and preserving the retro look.. I will be first in line ... Although maybe if this cam's MSRP is $1500 i will be the first in line to buy just because.. :-) (my credit card will be crying but... ). :-)
you may live in the 70s.... i prefer to stay in the new millenium.
i like to have video on my cameras... like many others too.
JackM: I'm afraid they've blown it. Too many buttons.
yeah well and most are intelligent enough to do that with non-retro digital cameras.... but when you need some help, all the dials and buttons may help you slow down. :)
like not shooting video? lol.....
babalu: Made in Japan. That will add to the price
well the top plate is made in japan.. i bet the other stuff is made in china as all the cheaper nikon stuff.
rkny: How much is the motor drive? ;D
get a nikon pinhole.. that´s so hip in fashion circles these days....
im glad im not the only one who noticed that.
the look is not nice... it´s ugly.
it looks like a camera will smith would have uses in the movie wild wild west. some frankenstein abomination with 15 knobs....
mpgxsvcd: Looks like the Canon 70D lags behind even the tiny GM1 in high ISO image quality.
or maybe you guys are just blind and clueless.
well look at the numbers from camera manufacturer.canon is doing very well compared.
Edmond Leung: DPR, since so many people like this camera, why don't you contact Nikon and get more concrete information of this camera?
If you can do it, it's great!
by the way.. dpreview sure has the info already.but nikon does not allow them to break the NDA.
Sad Joe: The marketing for this new camera has been outstanding - Nikon should be proud of their UK or US based marketing team....I switched (mainly) into Canon some years ago but this is the 1st new Nikon that has ticked my boxes (and I don't even know its spec!) as regards marketing image - I want to be that man with a bag of primes and my Nikon DF in my hands. I look forward to the Canon reply - say what lets call it the DF 1....!!
really sad to see that marketing BS still has such a huge influence on the simple minded....
liquid stereo: Deck chairs on the titanic...
Oly/Pana/Fuji/Sony: Here are different/better offerings — ergo, sensor size, solution size, high ISO performance, etc. — at a lower price.
Nikon: Here's one of our cams — same features, in an angled body — for the same (high) price.
Canon: What's all this then?
no canon is like.. .. "we actually making a profit".. ;-)
Shamael: What makes me smile is that eternal comment, "great camera" while all we know is 39 focus point and 1/4000 second, no video. Now, what is there so "great". With those 3 features alone, it is an entry level FF with retro look. All I wait for is the price.
nikon fanboys.... what do you expect?
they would even buy this camera without a sensor.... a non functional dummy..... only because the word NIKON is not in italic typeface.
kiddo... how old are you?
do you think nikon gives out an announcement date, creates all this stupid hype..... and then gives dpreview the infos before the official announcement?
hell..... use your brain for a second.. will ya?
nikon wll make this camera very cheap .. 300$ cheaper then the D610.. of course.so you don´t have to buy the D610... really....how stupid are you guys?
the rumored price is 3000$ but some here think they will get it for ~1300$.
forpetessake: Retro in art, vogue, music isn't surprising, because all those areas are highly subjective and volatile. Retro in technology is absurd -- it's an attempt of resurrecting dead evolutionary solutions, which were once restricted by the state of the technology but long have been discarded.
retro gives many people SPASM...
RichardBalonglong: This Nikon DF looks like a Pentax especially the side-view photo, even the size...But, I like it! It's like a Pentax body but with a full frame sensor and a huge view finder...=)
i just think it looks crap...
raztec: Nikon haven't done anything right since the D300. Even the D700 had only a 95% viewfinder. What kind of company cripples their pro cameras?
This company is in serious decay mode. They've sold out their name and brand for maximum profit. They are after the fast buck. Building cheap consumer cameras for the masses and holding people heavily invested in Nikon glass by the balls with teasers of 'finally' a camera like the Nikons of old.
Don't hold your breath folks. These guys aren't innovative like Olympus and Fuji, they are your cheap brand name company giving you the toy like V1 and J1 or the problem laden, crippled D600.
Now you have a pretentious retro DSLR that can't be too good or it will 'hurt the sales of their pro DSLRs' or too manual because the 'masses won't buy it'. This company is run by marketers, not creative, risk taking entrepreneurs and innovative engineers.
Keep digging your grave Nikon.
quite the stalker are you bamboojled.....
Jim Salvas: My first thought on seeing the front of it was "EM."
Sure hope not.
get a polaroid if you want simple... simpletons...
NCB: Wonder who actually makes it. Could be Nikon of course. But this is the sort of camera which Cosina used to make for other camera companies. Nothing wrong with that, they were pretty well built, to the specs of the camera company in question. And Cosina is still going strong. Could make sense for Nikon to farm it out. But they might not do that for public image reasons.
not all... but the new FF sensors are.
intruder61: IS 933 comments a record?
not even close...