Arpad Lukacs: When I said to a Fuji rep that the X-T1 looks a LITTLE BIT like the Sony A7, he gave me a really dirty look. Even though the next thing I was going to say was that the X-T1 looks much better. Too late, damage done.
Impossible for a full frame dslr with mirror etc to be the same size as this Fuji. Nikon would have to design a mirrorless camera with new lenses and mount for full frame to reduce the size.
ondrejbobek: Not bad, but 1D-X has faster fps, more sRAW options and stiil better(?) AF fort sports (much, much faster USM lenses)... hopefully better colors are true (from D600/D4/D800 its really hard to work with this "in tests great sensors").
The D4, D4s, DF sensor is made by Nikon. The other FX cameras use Sony sensors.
Chris_in_Osaka: Mine is bigger than yours!
It has nothing to do with 'Mine is bigger than yours' It's built for professional use and abuse. It's not a walk around camera for casual users and street shooters. It's built like a tank for a reason and size matters if you are using very large lenses like the one's that you will see at sport events.
Lux Painter: I want that sensor in a small and light weight body (D600 or smaller and lighter)!
NO chance I will ever buy a D4-sized body.
"Another small change worth mentioning is the camera's ability to use the Auto ISO feature while in manual exposure mode. This allows you to choose a shutter speed and an aperture setting and let the camera decide on the necessary ISO."
Seriously?! Don't tell me the D4 couldn't do that! That's how I use AutoISO 80% of the time (D700/800)
The Nikon DF has that iso feature in M mode.
kimchiflower: They look the same except for an added converter lens on the end. Aside from the 8.5mm, I can't see what the other can offer that is not already available.
I suspect these will be manual focus only, and the 12 & 25mm are already suitab;e covered by other MFT glass.
It's nice to see choice and another manufacturer signing up, but these would have to mainly compete on price.
They look like premium lenses. I think that they will be expensive.
digiart: Nikon should be taking notes... This seems to be a gem of a camera. The right mix of analog and digital. Retro style camera done right.
Agreed. Having both the DF and this Fuji would be great.
Matt1645f4: Can we start talking about a cameras ability to take still images, rather than any inability or poor video mode? This Camera screams out its Photographic ability, So stop bitching and moaning about video!!
Like shooting a machine gun and hoping that you hit the target. Not sure you can call that thoughtful photography. Won't require any skills on your part.
The Scurvy Dog of PR: Jesus! Stop using Auto ISO. I NEVER use it. How stupid is that? I have an NEX-7 I ONLY use with old 3rd party lenses and love it. I'm sorry the reviewer 'doesn't get it', but they continue this rant through the entire review. Get over it already!
Nice guy! Go back to learning how to speak with respect.
Bamboojled: And once again, the Df continues to get the most attention and the most posts of any camera that DPReview has reviewed in recent history.
Nikon obviously did something right.
One more thing fmian. There is a reason why Nikon chose to use a mode dial instead of a AUTO option on the shutter dial. This camera is designed to use all former nikkor lenses and most of these lenses don't have an A function on the aperture ring. You obviously haven't used the DF enough to understand why they designed it the way they did. Putting an AUTO option on the shutter dial would have been pointless. And, don't lecture me on using older cameras. I have been using them for more years than you have been on this planet. You behave like a snotty little pretentious school boy.
You are such a bullshiter. You obviously know nothing about cameras. That small dial allows you to use different modes. This is not an old camera but a camera which combines digital and analog. Changing the shutter speed dial will work in speed mode or manual mode, not in aperture mode. You need to take a basic course in photography and should stay away from these forums. You make yourself look so ridiculous.
photosen: Baby boomer trophy camera? Nothing wrong with that, particularly if they recycled existing parts. For those of us who never really worked with film era cameras, we can just shrug and move on. On a more practical note *for me*: that 6D keeps looking good!
Josh, you use the word fanboy as if I am a Nikon advocate. It's so easy to dismiss someone's opinion by calling them fanboys. This is my very first nikon in over 35 years of photography. You can call me whatever you want, but certainly not a Nikon fanboy. I have always used Olympus cameras and most recently a Sony A850 with Minolta lenses. I would have purchased another camera if other companies had manufactured a camera like the DF. Nikon gets my money this time, like it or not.
fmian: Such an atrocious camera design on the Nikon. The on off switch is fiddly to use, the mode dial needs to be pulled to adjust, the shutter dial has a locking button but you can force the dial without pressing the button anyway. The front dial requires you to dig a fingernail into it to rotate. The ISO dial and lock require awkward finger placement to use, the fake leather is different on the front compared to the back, and it feels so light you have to wonder if its really metal. Also, the lcd panel on the top is so small it doesn't have anything more than the basic info on it. Which you're meant to be able to see on the dials anyway. But because this camera design tries to do everything at once, it doesn't do any one particular thing well.I've used manual film cameras from the 60's and this camera is nothing like those. Have we really gone backwards with this sort of thing?Another nail in Nikons impending coffin.
Oh I forgot, one more thing fmain Please go away!
fmain, you sound like you are really exhausted trying to use this camera. You make it sound so terrible. I would hate to see you run a marathon. I don't think it would be very healthy for you to use SUCH a complicated camera.
I totally agree with you. I am not concerned about being wrong. I fullly understand that this camera is not for everyone, but some people seem to think that we are idiots if we buy this camera. Also I am not posting rebuttals to every person. If I did I would be spending all my time here.
The minolta srt-101 was released in the late 60's and early 70's.
This is exactly what you should do 'shrug and move on'. Nothing wrong with that. The camera is not for you. There are other cameras for you. One more thing, the camera is not a trophy camera and will be used extensively by people who can appreciate it and know how to use it's interface.
Fmian, I really don't know where you are coming from. The camera can be used exactly like an older camera if you know how. It can also be used like any other dslr except for maybe the exposure compensation mechanism for which operation cannot be moved to the control dials. Do you really understand how to use an old analog camera such as match needle exposure camera? From your comments, I am beginning to doubt this very much.
The camera was never intended to be for everyone and that's fine. There are other options for the one's that don't like it. The camera can be used like an older camera. You just have to learn how to use it.
Elliot234567: Although the camera it was modeled after was attractive in its own way, I think this camera is just plain UGLY. It is just Gaudy and cheap looking to me. To compare it to a Canon F1 is insulting to the Canon which may have been the best looking camera ever made. This is a chunky, clunky, amateur camera, both crippled and with a high price. I really don't understand who would buy this? I can only guess it is for people who don't know much about cameras.
Have you spent time trying the camera? Obviously not. Your comment holds no water. It's a flop in your head only and other's who can't appreciate the camera for it's dual interface. Go buy yourself something else and stop complaining about something that you can't afford. By the way I don't drive a Mercedes and never will. I drive a Subaru impreza wrx and have just sold my Ducati 900ss for another sports bike. One can enjoy performance and still appreciate using retro cameras such as my Contax ll from 1937. The interface on the DF works fine by me. I have learned to use all kinds of technologies. You have obviously not.
I have been using cameras for fourty years with over sixty cameras over a number of years and you are telling me that I know nothing about cameras. Give me a break! You are just about to win a medal for one of the most ridiculous comments to date. The DF did not win a medal but you might just. You haven't handled this camera it's quite obvious. I just think that it's the best of both worlds- digital and analog. You just need to learn how to use the dual interface.