Nikon Df Leaks Out and is Loaded with Retro


Nikon released its “Pure Photography” #6 yesterday (embedded below), which really revealed nothing else about the camera. More importantly, however, are several clean images of the new Nikon Df camera that leaked out and show off all of the features, dials and buttons that have been teased for the past couple of weeks.

Check out the rest of the photos of the new Nikon Df below.




[via Nikon Rumors]



  1. says

    Totally retro… Except that it’s about 3 times the size of any retro camera. I don’t understand why they had to make it so bulky. It looks chunky and weird. Not sleek and clean like an F2 or F3 (or another retro camera of your choosing). There’s way too much plastic and way too many buttons and dials and gadgets.

    Sony’s new A7 is far more “retro” than this.

    • says

      >”what’s the difference to my D700…?”

      If Nikon Rumors’ information is true, then you’re looking at a D4 sensor, not the 6-year old (2007!) D3 sensor.

  2. says

    >”Except that it’s about 3 times the size of any retro camera. I don’t understand why they had to make it so bulky.”

    Probably because you’re comparing a DSLR with a mirror to other companies’ mirrorless solutions. Two different beasts.

    Too many buttons, etc.? I hate menu-diving, so the more external controls the better for me. It looks good so far to my way of thinking.

  3. f-stop says

    Guess the big round dial on the front of the camera is the sub-command dial (to control aperture among other things)? And not a 58mm lens, a 50mm f/1.8–with no aperture ring.
    The camera does look nice, and I am a fan of actual manual controls (the more dials the better with limited menus).
    But there was nothing like shooting an actual F3 or FM2 with aperture rings on all your glass. Wish Nikon had never taken away the aperture from the lens.

    • chris says

      According to the Rumors, you can use any new or old lenses by Nikon, if you have old lenses, you can use the aperture ring.

  4. Craig says

    Perfect… love the retro styling (including the ‘real’ Nikon font on the pentaprism). Not too many pixels–16 is perfect for my needs. I have a D600 and D800E, the IQ of both (especially the latter) is astounding with good lenses. But I almost never need the full 36 or even 24mp.

    And while retro might be in, Nikon actually has a large number of cameras from past eras to draw from.

    If the cost isn’t out of this world, I’ll take two.

  5. Mr. Happy says

    If you look at the chrome and black side by side. Now look at the chrome Df and is that a little window under the KO in the NIKON logo for viewing the aperture number on the old AI lenses? Maybe just a reflection from the lens?

  6. Kent Shelley says

    Reading the previous comments, it’s obviously not to everyone’s taste but, being somewhat old-school and brought up on purely mechanical cameras, I LOVE IT!

    • Geno T says

      Agreed. Canon, and others, are mired in feature creep. Seriously Canon… five pages of menus for autofocus on the Mk3?

  7. says

    My first Nikon was a severely used FG. This thing sure looks like my beloved FG, with its cute little vestigial grip (which was optional back then). More an FG than an FM or F3. I hope the shutter doesn’t sound as strange as the one on the FG. This new toy looks promising; a bit out of my price range right now, but promising. Here’s hoping it lives up to the hype.