cboulakia: I like it. I've been waiting for something like this for a long time. Finally, a camera with the features a photographer wants, rather than the features an engineer wants. 5.5 fps are more than enough. So are 39 AF sensors. So are 16 megapixels. I don't need video. I'm sick of insanely solid, insanely huge, insanely heavy cameras with completely programmable control dials where I forget how I programmed it between the times I pick it up. The things I've always wanted in a digital camera: 1) fantastic image quality (check). 2) great low light performance (check). 3) dedicated ISO dial (check). 4) Dedicated aperture and shutter speed dials (check). 5) Dedicated depth of field preview and bracketing buttons (check). 6) Light weight and small (check, I guess). 7) Quiet shutter (check). 8) long battery life (check). 9) Ability to use some of my legacy lenses (like my 55 1.0 which I love) (check). OK, I won't be able to use my contax lenses, but I can live with that.
In essence, it is an overpriced repacked stripped of features D600.
I hope to gain a lot of poser friends when I buy this poser camera.
LOL, more $ for the 50mm 1.8 that adds a metal decorative ring. The ring is absolutely non functional. This camera is for people who want attention and to be noticed, not about becoming a better photographer.
Reilly Diefenbach: It's a really cool camera. Can't afford it? Too bad!
I can afford it. I just think it is an overpriced waste of money. It is a reworked and overpriced D600. If you want to be a fool and buy it then go ahead.
Just a Photographer: On the 28th of november, you can walk into any photography gear store and buy it of the shelves with no problem - I think that says it all...
This is not going to be the huge success the D800 was, which was sold out for.... many month. Those who ordered in march where lucky to receive their camera's in june and july.
At this price (especially in europe), this is not going to happen with the Df.I was ready to spend and burn money. Now I am keeping it in my own pockets.
Of course Amazon is going to say it is in high demand, it creates the illusion of scarcity. I predict a fire sale just like they had on the 1 series.
Jogger: I dont understand the need for dedicated dials and such.. i use my D700 just fine.. its ergonomics are perfect, imo. I can change any setting without leaving the OVF.
In the old days, before LCDs.. you needed them to display your setting.. but, the Df has a top level LCD that displays the same shooting information. And, what the heck is that Mode dial for.. its not necessary on a pro camera.
I hope the oil spots on the sensor are a groovy retro pattern.
Bad news: There will be oil spots on the sensor
Good news: Oil spots will be in a groovy retro style
photo nuts: Too large, too heavy, too expensive. No video.
Not competitive to Sony A7/A7R. Not even close.
With the Sony Alpha adapter there are plenty of lenses to use. You can buy the SOny A7, adapter and lens for the price of the DF.
Let me fix the Nikon Press ReleaseToday Nikon is proud to present a tool for fools who have more money than sense and a vain ego to match.
That whole teaser campaign added to the disappointment factor. What a waste of time. Nikon, you are not getting my money.
I hope Nikon comes out with some faux retro lenses that are overpriced as well.
dannyboy5400: Nikon D800, Sony A7, A7R, even the D600 and D610 would be cameras I buy before this thing. Oooh, it has knobs, wow, so impressive.
OMG, HOW HARD IS IT TO TURN ON YOUR CAMERA? Last I checked it was ONE LEVER.
dannyboy5400: DF = Dumb FoolsPay more for less. Ooooh, retro knobs make me a better photographer!
You will know the who DF owners are by their hand pain due to the small grip and wrist braces due to no vertical grip. Retro is cool if it causes pain.
Nikon Brain Trust: I know, let's take the D600 guts, give it the 16mp sensor, leave out features such as mic, vertical grip. Then we add some shiny metal and faux leather to distract people and charge $2800 for it. Brilliant!
I will wait for the fire sale on this just like the Nikon 1 series fire sale. $799 and I am so there.
This camera has knobs which is perfect because only knobs will buy it.
Nikon D800, Sony A7, A7R, even the D600 and D610 would be cameras I buy before this thing. Oooh, it has knobs, wow, so impressive.
DF = Dumb FoolsPay more for less. Ooooh, retro knobs make me a better photographer!