io_bg: No filter thread and 6 diaphragm blades? Too bad...
you want better bokeh on that infinite focus ?
wlad: And here I thought Nikon's Df was the most pointless camera ever...
what 2 stops are you talking about ?A ISO 12800 image from the D800 downsampled to 16MP beats a D4 shot at ISO 25600, so in the best case the D4 has a half a stop edge over the D800.And I really doubt that many people regularly shoot at ISO25600 and beyond.
a D610 is $1000 cheaper, even D800 is $200 cheaper and beats the Df in all areas except for FPS rate.
Result: apart from a couple of wealthy pensionists, there is no real market for the Df. Lack of video, bulky size & weight and the price tag made sure of that.
And here I thought Nikon's Df was the most pointless camera ever...
JackM: So, D610 + a few knobs that should be on every DSLR anyway + optional silver accents + boxy design - video - EIGHT MP + $1000 = DF? No thanks. Maybe if the design was more elegant and compact.
1. no video2. no built-in flash3. no 2nd memory card slot
dumbed down = having FEATURES (not buttons) removed
The point is, this camera is a dumbed down version of D610 in a "stylish" body, that has a $1000 premium and not much else. Any current generation FX sensor is more than anyone would need.
Just a Photographer: I'll buy it - However I will wait for the price to come down.This camera is a bit overly priced and should have been set in between D800 and D610.
Its a no-brainer that you currently get more bang for the bucks with the D800 then with this retrostyle camera. Though it will fit perfectly as a backup to the D800.
@Shamael Those Sony cameras look absolutely awesome, and are the most exciting thing that happened to photography in the last 5 years.
However - the system is just not ready at all. People need more lenses, faster lenses and especially CHEAPER lenses.A slow 35mm f2.8 Sony prime for $800 ? A 55mm f1.8 Sony prime for $1000 ? That's just as ridiculous, as asking $2700 for this DF.
Mike Yorkshire: Plenty of critics on this camera but didn't they notice the "retro" design is the very reason for this camera's existence? It was never intended to be a camera for everyone, nor a showcase for technical innovation. It is a futile exercise comparing this with other current cameras because none of them have a resemblance to the FM. This one does. I love the fact that the camera doesn't do video - I don't do video. If I did video I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it with this form factor - it wouldn't feel right. I am definitely old-school.There IS a market for classic designs, and the FM cameras were much loved by many. How big that market is Nikon are about to find out.
If you don't get it, don't get it. Simple.
the OMD EM-5 or the smaller fuji cameras are a proof that a "retro" camera does not need to be built to withstand a nuclear bomb.. the cold war is over, you know...
This camera would be a success, if it was 40% lighter and smaller, mirrorless, and had a new mount.
In other words - if it was like the Sony A7(R).
rare wolf: 760grams!! Does that include the lens and/or battery?? My neck hurts just reading the PR!
nope, but it includes extra 500 grams of nostalgia
fberns: this camera will be a success!But the price is a bit high to me.
If 5000 units shipped is a success, then yes.The A7(R) will outsell it by a 100:1 ratio.
Ron A 19: "Classic design with modern tech" - 16mp sensor with no video for 1.5x the price of the D610.
Or 1x the price of the D800.
That should open even more eyes.
@HowaboutRAW me neither. Is it retro as well ?
photo nerd: this is the worst joke in camera history... wtf is Nikon thinking the price is ridonculously. They did have all the possibility to create a massive Market leader in retro looking camera but instead they made a huge pile of ... *headscratching*.. na I can't say it on here but you all know what I mean.
"ZA lenses are designed and manufactured by Sony in Japan, while Zeiss will ensure that certain design and quality parameters defined in a collaboration of Sony and Zeiss are met."
harrisoncac: Retro look, yet slicker price. Well done. How much is the Sony A7?
but not half of the weight or size of this DSLR
wombat661: "as they get older, get married and have babies I expect they will probably want to buy a better camera."
If you want to cater to the new parents crowd, then that better camera would not be a mirrorless. Babies moves very fast you need all the help you can get to get those candid shots. SLR with good focus tracking is very helpful here.New parents thinks their babies will sit still for them to adjust the camera. The optimal window to get the right shot with the right expression is about half a second.Told my in law to get a camera with fast focus. They looked at me like I was nuts. They though babies are so small they do not ever move. A month latter, they told me how frustrated they were with slow focus. Went out and got a SLR.
have you ever heard about hybrid AF in mirrorless cameras ?
My J1 focuses just as fast as my D7000.
BobYIL: This is sign of lack of innovation, desperation of not being able to turn out new products, not being able to cope up with the trend but seeking exclusivity through retro design and high price. Niche products should not be for a mass-production company like Nikon..
it would't be that bad, if it wasn't full of compromises. The D6100 AF system in a $3000 camera ? Seriously ??
It's a bit sad to see how Canon and Nikon have fallen behind Sony.I almost wish they would just concentrate on lenses and let Sony make the bodies - they are already better at doing that.
LukeDuciel: The MTF of the Nikon new "noct" has nothing exciting compared to Zeiss Otus 55mm.
Not sure why Nikon built this thing. Probably for the loyal fans?
The Nikon MTF: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/singlefocal/normal/af-s_nikkor58mmf_14g/index.htm#photo1
Zeiss MTF: http://lenses.zeiss.com/content/dam/Photography/new/pdf/en/downloadcenter/datasheets_otus/otus_1455.pdf
It has AF.