SNRatio: Retro is quite fine with me if the priorities are set right: Adequate performance, and function above looks. Nikon has missed out on too much here, to the degree that if I am to keep a "classic" FF body for years, it will still be the D700, not the Df.
* Focussing screen should have been selectable* AF system too simplistic for a "timeless" allround camera* Manual controls are not ergonomically laid out, which reveals that this project is more about fashion than photography* No dual card slots.* Top LCD should have been a bit bigger* No built-in flash is OK, but it should have been replaced by a smallish external flash with a cable* 2 years, really still no improvements from the D4 sensor?* Why no battery grip and chance of going above 5.5 fps?
16MP: Not for landscape shooters. Who is it for?If Nikon had done this well, the price would have been less of an issue. And if they are really serious about this, they will cater for such objections in an Fn-2 or Fn-s update.
In the old Nikon F days we used different screens for different purposes. A retro body is exactly the place to have this feature reappear.
As for the top LCD, I think the standard size is a waste of space, but the Df window is a bit too small.
Exactly because a flash so often can be avoided, an external flash would be the right thing. If it could be operated wireless, it would be still better for creative use.
Exposure compensation is something many use a lot, typically in the shooting situation, and the standard thumb/index finger operating mode is very efficient. No reason for changing that.
Of course landscape @12MP can be quite OK, but the tendency is to go above 20MP for that. I think 16MP is a very good choice for the Df, but that will typically draw more PJ/action shooters, frame rate and AF becoming higher priorities.
Retro is quite fine with me if the priorities are set right: Adequate performance, and function above looks. Nikon has missed out on too much here, to the degree that if I am to keep a "classic" FF body for years, it will still be the D700, not the Df.
There is something strange here, and I also wonder about f/8 @24MP: Isn't that about where diffraction kicks in? And it's rather meaningless to compare sharpness at this resolution using different lenses.
BTW, high ISO noise is clearly better controlled on the D3200 than the NEX-7, and I can't understand how these could be using the same basic sensor. Comparing with the D5100, about 16MP seems more like a sweet spot for APS-C sensors, for allround, including high ISO, use at least. Look at the color patches - no way they can be separated by downsampling when the nuances simply aren't there. For sheer resolution, a downsampled D3200 image may still have a distinctive egde @ISO3200, though. Provided the optics and f-stops allow for it..