beavertown: Everybody sees this silly overpriced rubbish will go get the M43 cameras.
Nikon is dying.
S, O will survive eventually.
Canon will always play catch up.
How strange you say that. I have an OMD and Panasonic G series in my family. They do not even come close to the image quality of my old D700. Compared to my D800E or D4 they are light years behind in quality. M43 is convenient for its small size, but image quality never fails to disappoint if you've used FF digital. Nikon is far from dying.
What is wrong with some variety in the world of cameras? This camera will never appeal to some applications, such as Sports or News Photography, as the essential element in these is high speed accurate reproduction of fact.This camera, like Leicas and Fuji X-Pros etc, is designed to make you think about the process of taking each frame. Fixed function dials go along with the mind-set of taking pride in adjusting a precision instrument and they are also clear to read or adjust without resorting to pages of soul-less menus and multi-function soft buttons.Retro looks are something that people either love or loath. If you hate the idea of a camera that harks back to the 60s or 70s then you will never buy the Df, end of story.But there are many people for whom using this camera should feel rather like ‘coming home’ and that feeling makes a camera a real pleasure to use, which aids the creative process. Some people who think like this are actually pretty good photographers too.
At last - its here!! Great. I have a D3X and lugging that thing around the world to get hi-res images does in my back and baggage allowance. By comparison this is a lightweight. I will be placing my order.Well done Nikon(But you could have made it look a bit prettier)