The black Nikon Df DSLR Camera revolves around a unique manual and mechanical design that champions a simple and intuitive method of working, while still retaining the highest imaging quality and functionality available. Featuring a full-frame, FX-format 16.3MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor, the Df is capable of producing high-resolution, well-detailed still imagery with exceptional color rendition, tonal gradation, and highlight and shadow detail. A notable low-light sensitivity range of ISO 100-12800 can be further expanded to ISO 50-204800 for challenging lighting conditions and a top continuous shooting rate of 5.5 fps aids in working with fast-moving subject matter.
The manually-configurable design of the Df blends a timeless control scheme with contemporary precision to enable simple and direct handling of all exposure features of the camera. Utilizing dedicated shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, exposure mode, and release mode dials, efficient control is possible without needing to delve into a complex menu structure. For viewing, both an optical glass pentaprism viewfinder and 3.2" 921k-dot LCD monitor are housed within the magnesium alloy body design. When using the LCD for live view shooting, the image can be magnified up to 19x for critical focus and a fast contrast-detection focusing method is used. Both a hot shoe and flash sync terminal are integrated into the body's design, too, as well as a unique mount system that employs a metering coupling lever to enable the use of both AI and non-AI lenses for extensive support of NIKKOR lenses from the past and present.
When working with the optical viewfinder, the Multi-CAM 4800 AF system is used and employs 39 points about the frame, with nine cross-type points for added accuracy when photographing in more difficult light. Seven centrally-located sensors are also compatible with f/8 or faster lenses, which greatly enhances the autofocus performance when working with longer, telephoto lenses used in combination with teleconverters.
Accurate exposure metering is done using a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and Nikon's Scene Recognition System, which automatically analyzes all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, and color, and compares these values to an on-board database in order to determine an appropriate exposure value that is consistent from image to image. White balance, autofocus, and i-TTL flash metering also use this system and, additionally, the Spot White Balance feature can be used in live view for pin-point selection of a white area within the scene to deliver true color balance. Built-in HDR and Active D-Lighting can be used to extend the apparent dynamic range of a scene and Picture Control settings can be applied to refine the overall look and feel of colors and contrast in-camera.
Nikon's AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens is an attractive alternative to the classic 50mm f/1.4 "normal" lens for everyday shooting with an FX or 35mm camera. The 50mm f/1.8 is nearly as "fast" as the f/1.4 (just 2/3 stops difference), and provides reduced lens flare and ghosting (plus superior color consistency) through the use of Nikon's Super Integrated Coating. Aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration.
Nikon's Silent Wave Motor gives you smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation, and the M/A mode lets you quickly and easily override the autofocus system for fine manual focusing with almost no time lag. This lens is also compatible with DX cameras. When used with a DX camera, the angle of view would be equivalent to 75mm.
|Camera Type||Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|Pixels||Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
Effective: 16.2 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||4928 x 3280 @ 3:2|
|Other Resolutions||3696 x 2456 @ 3:2
2464 x 1640 @ 3:2
3200 x 2128 @ 3:2
2400 x 1592 @ 3:2
1600 x 1064 @ 3:2
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 36 x 23.9 mm|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF|
|Dust Reduction System||Yes|
|Memory Card Type||SD
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M) , Focus Lock AF Area Mode|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 39|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.7x|
|Diopter Adjustment||- 3 to +1 m|
|Display Screen||3.2" Rear Screen LCD (921,000)|
|Angle of View||170.0°|
|ISO Sensitivity||100-12800 (Extended Mode: 50-204800)|
|Shutter||Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
|Metering Method||3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Matrix, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in .3 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade|
|Flash Modes||Modes: 1st Curtain Sync
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Compensation: -3 EV to +1 EV (in .3 or .5 EV steps)
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 200 sec|
|Flash Compensation||-3 EV to +1 EV (in .3 or .5 EV steps)|
|Dedicated Flash System||iTTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, PC Terminal|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 5.5 fps|
|Focal Length||50 mm|
|Camera Mount Type||Nikon F|
|Format Compatibility||Nikon FX/35mm Film
|Angle of View||47°
DX Picture Angle: 31°
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.48' (45 cm)|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:6.6|
|Filter Thread||58 mm|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 2.8 x 2.1" (7.11 x 5.33 cm)|
|Weight||6.6 oz (187 g)|
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