Menus

The Df has an extensive, yet sensibly arranged menu system that will look very familiar to anyone who's used a mid-range or high-end Nikon DSLR in recent years. By default, menu navigation is accomplished using the multi selector, though you can also configure the camera's front and rear dials to move among options as well. Pressing the camera's external help button will pop-up explanatory text describing the currently selected option.

The Df's menu system is divided into six main categories. The contents of each category are displayed in a page-driven interface. Menu display is sticky, meaning that whether you exit the menu system or turn off the camera, pressing the Menu button returns you to the primary menu option you last visited.

Playback menu

In the playback menu you can delete, copy and rotate images, as well as specify the information that is displayed during image review.

Option Values / Actions Notes
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Delete  • Multiple images
Select Date
ALL
 
Playback folder  • NCDF
 • All
 • Current
 
Hide image  • Select/set
 • Select date
 • Deselect all
 
Playback display options  • Basic photo info
Focus point
 • Additional photo info
None (image only)
Highlights
RGB Histogram
Shooting data
Overview
Allows you to select the information screens that are available to cycle among in image playback.
Image review  • On
 • Off
 
After delete  • Show next
 • Show previous
 • Continue as before
The 'Continue as before' option cycles through the remaining images in the direction you were scrolling.
Rotate tall  • On
 • Off
Enable to automatically rotate vertical images in playback.
Slide show  • Start
 • Frame interval
2 s
3 s
5 s
10 s
 
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Print set (DPOF)  • Select / set
 • Deselect all
 

Shooting menu

The shooting menu is where you'll find a vast array of parameters related to image size, quality and color settings.

Option Values / Actions Notes
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Shooting menu bank  • A
 • B
 • C
 • D
Stores up to four sets of your favorite camera settings.
Storage folder  • Select folder by number
Select folder
 • Select folder from list
Select from list
Choose an existing folder to shoot images to, or create a new folder
File naming  • File naming
Text entry
Allows exposure mode, shutter and aperture values (where applicable) to be saved in menu banks.
Image quality  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Fine
 • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Normal
 • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Basic
 • NEF (RAW)
 • TIFF (RGB)
 • JPEG Fine
 • JPEG Normal
 • JPEG Basic
 
Image size  • Large
 • Medium
 • Small
- 4928 x 3280 / 16,2 M
- 3696 x 2456 / 9.1 M
- 2464 x 1640 / 4.0 M
Image area  • Choose image area
FX (36x24)
DX (24x16)
 • Auto DX crop
On
Off
With 'Auto' enabled, the camera will automatically switch to a DX crop when a DX lens is mounted. Non-DX lenses will use the crop specified in the image area setting.
JPEG compression  • Size priority
 • Optimal quality
 
NEF (RAW) recording  • Type
Lossless compressed
Compressed
Uncompressed
 • NEF (RAW) bit depth
12-bit
14-bit
Set the type of compression used in the NEF file as well as the bit-depth recorded.
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White balance  • Auto
Normal
Keep warm lighting colors
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
Sodium-vapor lamps
Warm-white
White
Cool-white
Day-white
Daylight
High temp. mercury vapor
 • Direct Sunlight
 • Flash
 • Cloudy
 • Shade
 • Choose color temp.
Select from list
 • Preset manual
Select from pre-set values

A separate A-B, G-M grid is available to fine tune WB in all modes except Kelvin mode, which offers G-M. Kelvin adjustments are possible in increments of 10 degrees.

Set Picture Control  • Standard
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Neutral
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Vivid
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Monochrome
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Filter (Off, Y, O, R, G)
Toning (10 options)
 • Portrait
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
• Landscape
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
The 'Quick adjust' setting triggers pre-programmed values for the underlying options.
Manage Picture Control  • Save/edit
Choose a Picture Control
 • Rename
 • Delete
 • Load/save
Copy to camera
Delete from card
Copy to card

Create custom Picture Control sets

Color Space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
 
Active D-Lighting  • Auto
 • Extra high 2
 • Extra high 1
 • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off
 
HDR  • HDR mode
On (series)
On (single photo)
Off
 • Exposure differential
Auto
1 EV
2 EV
3 EV
 • Smoothing
High
Normal
Low
Combines two images captured at user-specified EV differences to form a single HDR image. Available in JPEG and TIFF modes only.
Vignette Control  • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off
Applies in-camera masking to reduce corner shading. Not available for movies, multiple exposure or DX format images.
Auto distortion control  • On
 • Off
Enable to reduce barrel and pin-cushion lens distortion.
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Long exp. NR  • On
 • Off
Enables dark frame subtraction NR for exposures of 1 sec or longer.
High ISO NR.  • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off
When set to 'Off', NR is still applied (to a lesser degree) to images shot at ISO 1600 and higher.
ISO sensitivity settings  • ISO sensitivity
Lo 1
Lo 0.7
Lo 0.3
100
125
160
200
250
320
400
500
640
800
1000
1250
1600
2000
2500
3200
4000
5000
6400
Hi 0.3
Hi 0.7
Hi 1
Hi 2
Hi 3
Hi 4
 • ISO sensitivity auto control
On / Off
Maximum sensitivity
200
250
320
400
500
640
800
1000
1250
1600
2000
2500
3200
4000
5000
6400
Hi 0.3
Hi 0.7
Hi 1
Hi 2
Hi 3
Hi 4
Minimum shutter speed
Auto
1/2000 - 1 sec

Available sensitivities depend on ISO step custom setting.

Full range: Lo 1 = ISO 50 to Hi 2 = ISO 204,800.

Multiple exposure  • Multiple exposure mode
On (series)
On (single photo)
Off
 • Number of shots
2 - 10
 • Auto gain
On
Off
Create a new image from between two and ten exposures.
Interval timer shooting    • Choose start time
Now
Start time
[hh:mm]
 • Interval
[hh:mm:ss]
 • Select no. of times x num. of shots
[000] x [0] = 0001
 • Start
Off
On
Cannot be used simultaneously with time-lapse photography.