Nikon DF, Why is the price so high?

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
turbsy Contributing Member • Posts: 894
Re: Because it uses some parts that are exclusive for the Df only

joeyv wrote:

turbsy wrote:

what parts from the D610 are used by other camera bodies? Almost all the DF is taken from other Nikon bodies. AF and metering from the D600/D610 and at least the sensor from the D4.

The body design of the df is completely new. Materials for which are not shared with other Nikon bodies. Leather-tone finish, metal dials. Exclusive Df stuff. Producing those in small quantities should cost more. Assembly time should be a bit longer with the Df also.

Yes, the retro look definitely adds cost to the Df.

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that D610  and D800 are there own unique bodies as well.  I would guess that the DF would be cheaper to make because the only unique thing in it is the bare body. Everything else is shared with older bodies.

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