Nikon Df Review - Is the new full frame Df the Nikon purists have been waiting for? Find out in the What Digital Camera Nikon Df review

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon Df

Overall score:88%
Image Quality:95%


  • D4 sensor delivers superb results at higher sensitivities; Solid specification even with the absence of video; Legacy lens support


  • Too big; Doesn't feel quite as premium as it should; Awkward position of the exposure compensation dial


Nikon Df Review


Price as reviewed:


Nikon Df review – Verdict

Nikon Df Review -  front view


There’s no getting away from the fact that the Df is a pricey piece of kit (especially here in the UK). With the retro-inspired 50mm lens it’ll set you back £2749 – while considerably cheaper than the D4, quite a considerable investment over a D610 or D800 with that same, allbeit not limited edition 50mm lens.

While a lovely camera in many ways, you’re paying a substantial premium for it.

It may seem I’ve been a little harsh on the Df in some areas – notably the build and handling, but that’s because I had such high hopes for it and feel Nikon could have been a bit braver with it. I don’t think I’m alone in wishing it was smaller, while the finish needs to feel a bit more special than it does to reflect the price.

Don’t get me wrong though, in many ways its a great camera. If you shoot predominantly handheld shots, the images are superb, but its not quite the camera many Nikon shooters were perhaps hoping for.

  1. 1. Nikon Df Review - Features
  2. 2. Nikon Df Review - Design
  3. 3. Nikon Df Review - Performance
  4. 4. Nikon Df review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Nikon Df review - Verdict
  6. 6. Nikon Df Review - Sample Image Gallery
  7. 7. 

Nikon Df - Hands On Preview
  8. 8. Nikon Df Jeremy Walker interview
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