aerorail: its for the JAPANESE market where they eat this crap up as well as rich chinese
Not prejudiced are you?
FrankS009: About a hundred grams (roughly 20%) heavier than the old model. The same weight as a Panasonic GH4, and more than an Olympus EM1. That frankly is heavier than I would like to lug around, not counting lenses.
You must have weak arms!
Zoron: but i hate the design of the body and paint finish......come up with a new body please
Just for you?
ecube: Will this gold plated edition improve the performance and picture quality over the standard edition? I doubt very much it will. If you could afford to buy this edition, how ofter will you use it? I am guessing the owner of this toy will have it boxed in an air sealed glass for viewing. I assume half of the buyers of this toy might consider this an investment, which would make sense if the gold content is at least 18karat and substantial, however, a mere 5 grams at the current open market price of $1,195 / ounce of 24karat would amount to $210, assuming the gold plating is 24k. This is not for me for any purpose. I am highly satisfied with my D800 and D5100 with my collection of Prime Nikkors.
Good luck to those "collectors"
Cars are purchased to get from point A to point B, yet many purchase cars for their performance and looks without thinking about practicality. Why can't this be the same for cameras?
Team Yeti: As a former longtime Nikon user, I have to wonder... just what the heck are they doing?! Obviously, somebody in the boardroom thought this was a good idea. Slap some gold on it and it'll sell like hotcakes -- rigggggght.
I fear that Nikon is going to go extinct if they don't innovate and diversify. And they better do it quickly. Sure, they are into other optical areas such as medical, hunting/outdoors, etc. But will those branches of the company keep the camera side of things afloat? Or will they become another dinosaur in the imaging world? I guess only time will tell.
They obviously know that they will sell every single one of these cameras.
Richard Franiec: I'm not sure what Df concept wants to achieve. There is more dials on this camera than I've ever seen. I did not missed the single dial on my Canon 1D series-it has none except 2 scroll wheels.. I would not want 1Dx with the gold accented buttons and I don't think that many owners of pro Nikon gear would either.
I don't think that this camera is too gaudy. Most people drive cars and many see them as simple commodities or tools. Other's buy cars for their performance and looks and feel proud owning such vehicles. I would say that this camera falls into that second catogory. It doesn't mean that they don't use the camera or the car. I have a difficult time understanding why this should be debated. Why can't this simply be understood?
ravduc: Jealous bunch! Can't afford the camera, so they need to slam it.
So we should all think like you right? Give me a break!!
lightandday: Gold --- what for ? The Df has a "Great sensor "but it is perhaps the clumsiest Nikon ever !FUJIFILM's XT-1 (a FM2 mirrorless ) is what the Df should have been - a bit larger to house the larger sensor -- what a waste of engineering time ! WAKE UP NIKON !
For my style of shooting, I have no problems with adapters. I am only saying that if Nikon makes a camera like the Fuji, they will have to make new lenses. I would likely purchase this mirrorless camera and use my F lenses with an adapter. The DF will do for now and for many years to come. I too would have preferred a smaller bodied camera like my Nikon FM, but they would have had to make it mirrorless with a new lens group for it to be that small.
It depends on what you're needs are. For me the DF is a joy to use with it's traditional dials. For other's such as you, it doesn't work as well. I also use other cameras, but the DF offers me an alternative.
Caerolle: Wow, they made the ugliest camera in the world even uglier.
You haven't read all of the reviews. Opinions are quite divided. The control system works fine by me and hundreds of owners posting in the Nikon forum and elsewhere. To each his own. You should use a camera before making blunt statements about the 'control system'. As for size, this camera is smaller than your Canon.
I can tell by your comments that you haven't used the camera. This is not a clumsy camera to use, not anymore than my other cameras. The DF could have been like the Fuji but then none of the F lenses would have worked without an adapter to extend the registry distance. Nikon would have had to develop new lenses for a shorter register distance.
My understanding is that this camera will sell for basically the same price as the regular models. I would certainly use it and most who buy it will likely use it. Why not?
Have you really used the DF? I own a lot of cameras and don't find the DF any more difficult to use than for example my Sony A850 or Olympus E-3. The DF has two user interfaces, one more traditionnal, the other just like every other dslr. Nothing wrong with that. I can use it like an older slr if I want or not. The two control systems as you say, do not work against each other. That is pure nonsense from someone who knows nothing about the camera.
How would you know? You are not a Nikon user.
JT986: It's just like all Nikon Lenses, Gold and Black! Beautiful! Love it!
Yes, it will look really good with G lenses and their gold trimming.
Mike99999: The Df was a great missed opportunity.
A typical DSLR wastes more than a centimeter of space between the sensor plane and the surface of the LCD screen. This is part of the reason why DSLRs are so much more bulky than analog film SLRs.
They could have done some Apple-style trickery and left out the LCD to shave off that rear centimeter.
Instead Nikon chose to do a skinned D600 with the most ridiculous dial interface ever vomited onto the face of this earth.
The camera is a joke.
Nikon could have developed a similar retro styled mirrorless camera (like Fuji) but F lenses would no longer work without an adapter to fill the space needed between the lenses and sensor. Your comment about the dial interface is way over done, especially using words like 'vomited'. The dials are quite easy to use. You obviously haven't used the camera.
I am sorry, but your Canon bulburous camera doesn't look any better.
What a rediculous analogy!
Jealous bunch! Can't afford the camera, so they need to slam it.
It will take just a few days and they will be sold. This is not the first time that Nikon produces a special edition camera. They have been doing this for decades. Nothing wrong with that. If you don't like it, just don't buy it.