How do you feel about a combination of modern and retro? Nikon has just announced a vintage-looking, feature-packed full-frame camera designed for professional photographers looking for a more portable replacement for heavier devices. The Nikon Df is equipped with a 16.2-MP FX-format (full-frame) CMOS image sensor, a EXPEED 3 processing engine, an optical viewfinder with 100 percent field of view, a 3,2-inch 921K-dot LCD and a 39-point AF system. It can shoot at the speed of 5,5 frames per second, however you will not be able to record videos – for engineering reasons, the camera simply lacks this functionality. The new Nikon Df has built-in HDR and Active D-Lighting and is compatible with all current AF-S, AF-D and AF NIKKOR lenses, as well as the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter.
From the outside, the camera features a timeless design. It is very elegant and thanks to the rugged alloy body, the DF is resistant to invasive moisture, dust and even electromagnetic interference. Nikon’s latest full-frame D-SLR will be available in late November in black and silver color schemes. The suggested retail price is $2999,95 for the body and the AF-S NIKKOR 50 mm f/1.8G lens (also sold separately for $279,95). In order to intensify the nostalgy, Nikon will be offering black or brown leather carrying cases (pricing and availability to be announced).