• Nikon Df
78
Based on 30 scores, 49 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    18
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Same sensor and processor as professional D4.
  • Great image quality.
  • Arguably the best available light shooter in its class.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Bulky, yet handgrip is quite modest.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on 70

The Nikon Df full-frame SLR camera lives half in the modern world and half in the analog era, and suffers a bit for...

By TrustedReviews on 70

The Nikon Df is a fantastic DLSR in many respects, but it doesn’t quite manage to re-imagine Nikon’s classic SLRs in a way that we can recommend. If you want a full-frame Nikon, the D610 is a better choice.

By The Verge on 64

While it’s true that aesthetic considerations in photography are moving beyond the images produced and turning to the equipment with which they’re captured, the Nikon Df just isn’t pretty enough to justify its numerous shortcomings.

By The Imaging Resource on 80

The full-frame, FX-format Nikon Df takes the same great sensor and processor pairing of the professional Nikon D4, and places them in a retro-styled body that, while occasionally clumsy, is undeniably handsome. Unfortunately, its autofocus system isn't...

By 5FWD on 80

We've got a retro-round up of cameras this week, but they're not as old as they look. In fact, Nikon's £1,654 DF is a full-frame, modern day 16.2-Megapixel snapper that shoots top-notch images to go with its classic styling - but can it compete with...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

The Nikon Df is a retro-styled full-frame DSLR camera that's inspired by Nikon's iconic 35mm film cameras. The Nikon Df has the same 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 processor found in Nikon's professional flagship camera, the D4. Other...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

With its retro, steam punk-like styling and multiple manual controls, the Nikon Df is one of those cameras that polarizes photographers. Not everyone is going to like or even feel comfortable with the camera's design and the need to depend on sometimes...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Top marks for style and image quality, but ergonomics could be better and autofocus performance really should...

By T3 Magazine on 80

The Nikon Df DSLR sports a distinctive retro design that's based on the maker's old 35mm film cameras, such as the Nikon FM . The f in Df stands for 'fusion' between old design and new tech, with the thoroughly modern spec list featuring the same...

By Stuff.tv on 80

The Nikon Df seems to achieve most of what it sets out to: it's suitably classic-looking without compromising too much on handling, it takes amazing photos, and it's taken a very clear aim at purist photo enthusiasts. We'd question the worth of dropping...

By tech.uk.msn.com on -

It's a lovely camera that produces lovely pictures but it's hard to justify it financially over the more convenient and far cheaper Sony Alpha A7...

By Amateur Photographer on 84

Nikons aim is to try to recapture the essence of shooting on a vintage film SLR. So does the Df achieve this? Well, it is certainly a valiant effort, but the two mediums are very different and merely changing a few of the settings to dedicated control...

By camerastuffreviewcom on 83

It might sound weird to hear from us, but photography is more than megapixels. You also have noise and dynamic range. Just kidding. Photography is a hobby that we enjoy, both for the results and for the stuff that you're shooting. The eye wants something...

By digitalspy.co.uk on 80

Nikon's Df camera is a very difficult product to judge. On the one hand, we want to smother it with praise simply because of its looks, build quality and attention to detail. On the other though, the camera's high price feels frustrating. While the...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Although generally lacking in innovation, the Nikon Df boasts an excellent build and finish, first-rate image quality, a pleasant optical viewfinder and good levels of responsiveness—all the essentials for a DSLR. However, anyone looking for more...

By howtospendit.ft.com on -

Thankfully, most of these cameras are not just nostalgic retro-design exercises, but are also technologically advanced, and so it is with the Nikon Df. The design of this wonderfully tough-looking camera is still inspiring, though, and the look and feel...

By Pocket-lint on 80

The Nikon Df could be called over-ambitious. With the likes of Fujifilm pulling off the retro style with stronger footing in functionality and Sony putting out the affordable Alpha A7 there are considerable alternative retro and full-frame...

By Digital Photography Review on 81

The Nikon Df is a product that's as much about invoking nostalgia as it is about capturing the moment. Its control setup, though slower than a modern DSLR layout, will appeal to anyone who wants a camera that feels more like a camera than an electronic...

By techradar.com/au/ on 80

The Df is a strangely indulgent camera. It's far too expensive to be an impulse purchase for most and there are better options available for professionals. A professional is more likely to go for the better-specified D4 or, if they want to save money or...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

For those that use their camera in low-light conditions, such as weddings, music festivals, gigs and night photography, the Nikon Df delivers excellent noise performance, thanks to the 16.2 megapixel sensor from the Nikon D4 , albeit without the same...