steelhead3: This definitely a lens calling for a high tech EVF camera even if it is so low tech like many Zeiss lenses.
Since when are Zeiss lenses low tech?
Neodp: You know the thing is, it does very much look the part; but it's not for serious photography. Since not then it should not be priced so. What a waste. It's looks stunning and has the EVF placement very right; combined with overall looks.
It's an professional "escort" camera. All show and so fake. Misleading. Can't last; but your wallet will tell the tale.
Are you kidding when you say 'it's not for serious photography'. Have you ever used a micro four thirds camera?
JakeB: I would never buy such an ugly looking camera.
The DF is an excellent camera. You obviously have never used it for making prints. It not only looks different and good for many, but has one of the best sensors.
The prism is shaped a lot like my Sony A850. The camera seems to be smaller.
Sergey Borachev: About time there is some improvement in IQ for M43 after more than 3 years, but will these sensors provide that?
Possibly, but will it really make you change cameras? Will you really notice any difference on a large print? I doubt it. Incremental changes won't make me change cameras.
Sergey, whats wrong with the present IQ? I think that it's quite incredible what the new OMD cameras can do.
ttran88, I've never heard of any rumors about Sony nor Olympus closing down. I am not sure where you got this information. Olympus is a large company and it's photo division is only a small part of the whole story.
Just rub a bit of Vaseline on an old filter and save yourself 500 dollars.
Just rub Vaseline on a cheap UV filter and you will get similar results.
Where is the integrated EVF Nikon? No way that you will be able to compete with Olympus, Panasonic four thirds with a camera like this one.
Hugo808: I had a go on one in a shop and it stopped working and none of the sales staff could figure out what was wrong. So we took the pro lens off and tried it on an EM-1 just to give me an idea and that packed up after five minutes and refused to focus.
Hardly an inspiring demo. But for the money I could get a FF Nikon which, if you can carry the extra weight, gives you more of everything except for a few gimmicky features. I look at these 4/3's offerings as jewellery more than serious cameras. YMMV.
You obviously have never used one for more than two minutes. I use full frame cameras and micro four thirds, and I would challenge you to tell the difference on a A3 size print and even an A2 size print. You probably never print anyways!
Snikt228: This camera seems pretty big for what it is to me. The EM5 II with 12-40 2.8 is very nearly the exact same size and weight as an A7 with 24-70 f4, and that's comparing 2X crop to FF, huge difference.
Comparing those 2 cameras with small primes I think the A7 is actually even shorter or the same size
If it gets any smaller you won't be able to hold it with any reasonably sized lens. How small should it be? This is not an Iphone.
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?
(unknown member): 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.