Nikon DF, Why is the price so high?

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
BillyInya Senior Member • Posts: 1,453
Re: Nikon DF, Why is the price so high?

jY h wrote:

Hello, I'm the very happy owner of a Nikon D600 and have no plans of buying a new camera. However, the Nikon DF did catch My eye. I love the retro styling. Why is the price of this camera so high? Its sensor has lower resolution than the D600, it has no video capability, and no built in flash. Why would someone pay several hundred dollars more than a D600/610 and get less capability? I suppose it all due to the styling? Am I missing something?

I tend to agree with you.

My take on it is the camera exists (and marketed) on looks only. If the DF specs came out in a normal DSLR two years ago, even then we'd be thinking it's way behind the times.

In the looks department it would be hard to fond anyone not impressed. But these days few have money to burn and I feel the majority will take a step back and consider what they are actually getting in the way of usable features and specs.  IMO the DF falls well short in that department. Damn shame really.

I once read some eminent industry 'insider' was claiming the new DF was going to be the first Nikon Camera that offered a "back to Nikon sensor upgrade service" - where you can send your DF back and pay to have a 24MP or 36MP sensor fitted. He claimed it would be much ore financially rewarding to Nikon to do this rather than produce three different DF's.

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