Help deciding whether to get the Nikon Df

Started Jan 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
camerosity Contributing Member • Posts: 964
Not recommended when the D800 is the same price

Really, the D800 is a better deal. Unless you plan to always be shooting at ISO 6400+, I would get a D800 over a Df every day of the week.

Ergonomics of the Df are poor compared to the D800 (try holding the Df with a heavy lens hanging off the front, it is unacceptable). Df has a single SD card slot. What??

D800 is a pro body, Df is a prosumer body.

I don't really care for the retro look (OK it looks neat, but am I out to impress people or get my money's worth?). If it was a D800 inside the body, I'd be a lot more interested.

Nikon was inspired by the success of the Fuji X100. They figured they would get in on the game. The thing they missed was that there was no equivalent camera to the X100 to compare it to. The X100 also offered a rangefinder and an EVF all in the same camera, a breakthrough feature never seen before. What does the Df offer that has never been seen before? What is its breakthrough feature?? Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

If the Df body only was priced at $1999, I'd say go for it. That's a good deal. But $2799 gets you a D800, which is a far better camera in every way over the Df in my book.

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Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon D700 Nikon 1 V1 Nikon Df Nikon D750 +9 more
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