dg90: It´s a camera to knock out a gorilla and making some close-ups.
No chance with a MILC ... a gorilla will drink it in one second!
Sure! Nikon 1 can!
Is this ISO stuff smoke and mirrors, or is it legitimate? I admit I'm in the stone age, shooting an Olympus E-410, E-420, and Panasonic G6. I know that this camera is light years ahead of those cameras in high-ISO capability--that isn't my question. I've done some experimenting with my cameras, and I don't see any difference between high-ISO settings and low-ISO settings. That is, an exposure of 1/60 second, ISO 1600, recommended by the camera, gives me the same noise as an exposure of 1/60, ISO 400, two stops slow according to the camera, once I equal the exposures in post.
So is there more going on to these fantastic ISO numbers other than calling what you've always been able to do by a different name? My E-410 tops out at ISO 1600, yet if I shoot a stop slow, I'm at ISO 3200. If I shoot two stops slow, I'm an ISO 6400. Does it make a difference that the manufacturer tells me that's what I'm doing on the menu, or not?
Think the whole bunch of Pixel Size, ISO, DR, Noise, Shutter Speed.....then you know the importance of high ISO.
Beckler8: Gigantic DSLRs like this are becoming more and more niche - really just for certain pros that need specific types of performance. They should make a more versatile version, call it the D4V or whatever, that has many more video features like 4K, power zoom and AF that actually works. At least then hobbyists can justify the massive price and size because then suddenly it's a cinema camera as well.
4K Video?Arri ALEXA is still 2K! Panavision Genesis is still 2K!Arri and Panavision are not as Pro as Nikon???I prefer 2K with 4:4:4 footage.
Edmond Leung: An excellent pro camera!Pro market only belongs to Nikon and Canon; others are just peanut.I am wondering why Sony doesn't enter this market. They have very strong pro cameras in the broadcasting and movie industries.Is the pro market of the still camera too small for them?
It is strange.Sony can make the F65 super camera...but cannot make a F65 class still camera!If they use such high technologies to make a still camera... I think it will change the pro market of still camera.
An excellent pro camera!Pro market only belongs to Nikon and Canon; others are just peanut.I am wondering why Sony doesn't enter this market. They have very strong pro cameras in the broadcasting and movie industries.Is the pro market of the still camera too small for them?
David Dolsen: The Df is a shooter's camera. It's a poor man's D4. The controls are great for those of us who shoot thousands of frames every week for a living, almost always in full manual. The fact that I can pop on my old manual lenses is a delight, especially knowing the sensor inside. Long overdue.
" It's a poor man's D4" ???Silly comment.
mholdef: I own this camera and it is GREAT ! Don't listen to these silly speculative comments from people who just look at spec sheets and who haven't handled the camera.
Indeed it isn't cheap but you get an incredible camera that handles well and is very light, a real charm with some small primes. Back to the basics.
Right!Absolutely unnecessary to read those silly comments. Especially those silly comments from the people who never touch the camera.
Edmond Leung: Big companies already back to high quality FF market. Like Leica, Sony, Canon and Nikon, they also supply full range of FF lenses. A real benefit to the consumers.
For those small companies without FF cameras; and only with limited choice of lenses.... I am doubt those small companies cannot survive long in the market.
Besides, other than Sony, any Japanese / Korea brand can produce the real professional camera like Sony F65?Also, No Way!
For Sony, all the excellent FF lenses made by Carl Zeiss for Sony already speak for itself.Is there any Japanese/ Korean brand better than Carl Zeiss? No Way!
Big companies already back to high quality FF market. Like Leica, Sony, Canon and Nikon, they also supply full range of FF lenses. A real benefit to the consumers.
FF is the future.Olympus, Fuji, Panasonic, Pentax..... Wake up!Where are your FF?Do you want to quit the camera market?
Jaberwok: This retro scheme is a real dead duck. Mostly an attempt to prise money from those with more of it than common sense. Nikon has missed a trick here. Olympus & Fuji manage it well: Their cameras are technically 'up to the minute' and very competitively priced so you get both style and performance. This Nikon is simply not a runner.DSLR's as a species are becoming marginalised. The real development money is going into the smaller mirror less full frames and wireless phone hybrids and the quality of these is improving all the time. I'm looking forward to the next Fuji X 30Mps incarnation due in March 14 along with its spectacular low light capability.
The market is looking for FF.
APSC? 4/3? No way!
Why people still waiting for low quality APSC and 4/3?
Come on, wake up!
Definitely Camera of the year.Outstanding design.Outstanding performance.Outstanding image quality.No video is absolutely the right direction. If you like good video...buy an Arri, not this one.A real perfect camera.
Class leading!Both image quality and the camera.
Good !Victory in anti-counterfeiting.It prevents the fake products spread out to the whole world.An excellent decision from the court.
Exceptional color rendition. Nikon, excellent job!
Almeida: If it was Olympus, it would be cool.If it was Samsung, it would be ordinary.If it was Sony, it would be bold.If it was Pentax, it would be old news.If it was Hasselblad, it would be tasteless.
But since it's a white Canon, then it's junk.
Products from a company going to bankrupt is cool? Stupid!A fool thinks products from a growing company is junk!
Only FF please. Dont introduce a toy!
marike6: So the consensus from DPR is the Df is "a bit silly" camera with an "eye-watering price".
It's funny because when I bought my X-Pro1 kit for over $2300, I don't remember a single mention of high price or any sweeping, overly negative characterizations of the X-Pro1 on this website at all.
And the $2400 EM-1 kit definitely raised a few eyebrows on m43 forum, but I don't remember staff mentioning a single word about high price or value in the EM-1 preview. Hmmm…
But the Df is an extremely exciting camera in my view, one that I will almost certainly buy. I'm just hoping that I can find some more DSLR oriented websites for a proper review before I buy it.
4/3 is a dying format. Just like the 110 film. Too small size. But for toys is ok.
The history told us 35mm is the standard. In the past and in the future.For sure, we welcome a camera with 6x6 or 4"x5" sensor too!