Fusion of precision mechanics and exquisite image quality


16.2 Megapixel Full Frame Sensor
EXPEED 3 Image processor
ISO coverage
Mechanical dials for direct control
Compatibility with non-AI lenses
Optional instant photo sharing

Rediscover a purer photographic process, with greater camera control with the new Nikon Df. Combining tradition, authenticity, and the superior D4 technology into a compact DSLR body, the Df delivers smooth image tones and rich, accurate colours in a versatile and functional format.

D4 quality technology

Achieve extraordinary results in all lighting situations with the powerful FX-format image sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor from the D4, that delivers superior 16.2 megapixel quality across a potential ISO range of 50 to 204800.

Intuitive camera operation

Control and craft your shot settings in a single glance with the large mechanical dials, each dedicated to its single purpose. And EV controls can be controlled from the main command dial without taking your eye from the viewfinder.

Ease of information access

Get all the information you need quickly to easily check images and camera information in bright sunlight or dim interiors with the Df’s large 3.2″/8cm, 921k-dot, high-definition LCD monitor.

Testimonial – Marcus Bell

Nikon Ambassador Marcus Bell

“In an era that’s increasingly important for photographers to be more discreet than ever, especially at wedding’s. For me the Df has arrived with perfect timing. Small in size, quiet shutter and a physical appearance that is far from looking like a digital camera. I’ve certainly noticed the ability to blend in rather than stand out, enabling me to capture the moments without others realising they have been captured or them ever feeling that I’ve encroached on their personal space. I’m in love with the Df, as it’s allowing me to do what I love doing the most, Photographing.”

Marcus Bell


Nikon Df Soft Shutter Release AR-11 (optional)

Nikon presents the Soft Shutter Release AR-11, an exceptional companion for the Nikon Df

The AR-11 is an optional accessory that may be attached to the camera by screwing it into the release socket on the camera’s shutter-release button. Adoption of ebonite resin for the top surface of the AR-11 allows users to enjoy a soft and light feel when pressing the shutter-release button.


Df - red dot award: product design 2014

Df – red dot award: product design 2014

With the smallest and lightest body in the history of Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras, intuitive operation and exceptional image quality, the Df has been awarded the prestigious red dot award: product design 2014.

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Want to share your pictures on the go?

Nikon Instant photo sharing

WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter

By using the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can transmit images from the Df to a Wi-Fi equipped smart device# such as a smartphone or tablet, and share your images to social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

You can also shoot through your mobile device using the Live view function## of the Df, together with the use of the WU-1a.

The WU-1a is available separately for purchase.

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Savor photography all over again

Nikon presents a series of short movies about a photographer’s journey of discovery through Scotland using the Nikon Df as his viewpoint on life, creativity, and self enlightenment.

Pure Photography #1

Pure Photography #1

A photographer stands alone in a bleak landscape. Something has been missing in his creative life. Will he find it here?

Watch the Pure Photography #1 video

Pure Photography #2

Pure Photography #2

Unrushed and unhindered, a photographer makes his way through the woods. What will he discover along the way?

Watch the Pure Photography #2 video

Pure Photography #3

Pure Photography #3

Alone by the campfire, a photographer prepares for tomorrow’s shoot. What do these moments alone mean to him?

Watch the Pure Photography #3 video

Pure Photography #4

Pure Photography #4

How can a photographer discover something fresh in old and familiar places? It depends on where — and how — you look. Savor photography all over again in 6 days.

Watch the Pure Photography #4 video

Pure Photography #5

Pure Photography #5

Our photographer stands at the end of a desolate road. Time seems to stand still. Can he capture a moment like this in a photograph? Savor photography all over again in 4 days.

Watch the Pure Photography #5 video

Pure Photography #6

Pure Photography #6

Why do I take pictures? Because I must. A photographer faces his creative self. Savor photography all over again in 2 days.

Watch the Pure Photography #6 video

# Dedicated application is required. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store (free). Compatible OSs: Andoird 2.3 series (smartphone); Android 3.X series (tablet).
## Live view function is not compatible when shooting video remotely with the smart device.
* At an altitude of approximately 1.2 m; effective range may be reduced by obstacles and inclement weather.
** Pairing required for all WR-1, WR-R10, and WR-T10 units. Up to 20 WR-1units can be paired, up to 64 WR-R10 units can be paired.

Features List

Fusion of precision mechanics and exquisite image quality

Fusion of precision mechanics and exquisite image quality

Intuitive controls

Intuitive controls

Compatible with non-AI lenses

Compatible with non-AI lenses

16.2 Megapixel Full Frame Sensor

16.2 Megapixel Full Frame Sensor

EXPEED 3 Image processor

EXPEED 3 Image processor

Extendable ISO range from 100 to 204,800

Extendable ISO range from 100 to 204,800

3.2″, 921k-dot LCD

3.2″, 921k-dot LCD

9 Cell grid display in Live View for fine detailed composition

9 Cell grid display in Live View for fine detailed composition

FX format sensor

With high levels of FX-format portability, the Df creates a world of photographic opportunities. The powerful FX-format image sensor, more than 2x larger than DX formats, brings superior versatility and flexibility. Expect smooth tones and vibrant, realistic colours and imagery with the depth you want, over and over.

EXPEED 3 image processor

Harnessing the processing grunt of the D4, the EXPEED 3 processor engine brings the FX format to life, minimising noise throughout the wide ISO 50 – 2048000 range.

Pentaprism optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage

Get close to your subject with the Df’s clear optical viewfinder that offers approx. 100% frame coverage. The large, bright viewfinder image and focusing screen enhance visual confirmation of the viewfinder information displayed, and grid lines can be placed across the viewfinder to aid composition.

Contrast detect AF

Get fast, precise focus with the Df’s contrast-detect autofocus function that allows focusing on any point within the frame. With 4 area modes, including face priority, and subject-tracking, you can configure your focusing needs to match the subjects you’re shooting.

Simultaneous live view display

The Df lets you view playback images on external monitors and simultaneously display live views on the LCD monitor and external monitor via HDMI cable.

Wide ISO range

Versatility is the hallmark of the Df, with a standard ISO range of 100 to 12800 that can be expanded to the equivalent of ISO 50 and ISO 204800. This superior performance lets you choose faster shutter speeds for handheld shooting and still produce clean, detailed images with little noise. The Df also delivers at the low light end of the spectrum, offering soft tones and fine detail in highlight and shadow areas.

Scene recognition system

The Df can analyse a subject’s setting, including brightness and colour, then applies information from the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and image sensor to the autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash and auto white balance control, all before the shutter is released.

39 point AF system

The Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module in the Df has 39 focus points that precisely acquire and track the subjects. Plus, there are nine cross-type sensors covering the most frequently used center area for higher focusing performance. it is also possible to choose an 11-point option by using custom settings You can also select from a range of AF modes, including single-point AF, dynamic-area AF and 3D-tracking.

5.5 FPS continuous shooting

When you want to be sure to capture the moment, the Df features a high-speed and high-precision sequential control mechanism for high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 5.5 fps*1 in both FX and DX formats. Combined with the enhanced speed of the image-processing engine EXPEED 3, using dynamic-area AF lets you capture a moving subject more precisely.

*1 Based on CIPA Guidelines

Picture control system

Capture your images as you saw them them with Nikon’s Picture Control System. With six built-in options to match your intended style and the scene’s conditions you can create a unique and natural look. You to adjust sharpness, contrast, and brightness and save the parameters of adjusted files to re-create a particular photographic style. Active D-Lighting also helps preserve details of images with high-contrast subject matter.

Direct control tactile precision mechanics

The Df pays homage to iconic Nikon film cameras by including large mechanical dials that let you independently set ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, and EV so photographers can have a more physical connection to the camera’s settings and exposure. photographic process. You can bypass these controls in casual shooting situations, letting the Df’s programmed auto mode do all the exposure calculations.

Portable size, rugged construction

The Df uses magnesium alloy for the top, rear and bottom covers, offering a compact and lightweight feel that’s high robust and durable. And to attain the superior dust-prevention and weather-resistant performance of the D800 Series, various points of the Df body are effectively sealed from the elements.

Tech Specs

Type of Camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon FX format
Effective Pixels 16.2 million
Image Sensor 36.0 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
Total Pixels 16.6 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels) FX (36 x 24) image area : 4928 x 3280 (L), 3696 x 2456 (M), 2464 x 1640 (S) DX (24 x 16) image area : 3200 x 2128 (L), 2400 x 1592 (M), 1600 x 1064 (S)
File Format NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed TIFF (RGB) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage FX (36 x 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical DX (24 x 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 15 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -3 – +1 m-1
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Depth-of-field preview Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (exposure modes A and M) or by camera (exposure modes P and S)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU lenses. IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center 33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/7.1 or faster).
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed 1/4000 – 4 s in steps of 1 EV (1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV with main command dial), X200 (with shutter-speed dial only), bulb, time
Flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower
Release mode Single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, quiet shutter-release, self-timer, mirror up
Frame advance rate 1 – 5 fps (continuous low speed) or 5.5 fps (continuous high speed)
Release Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 – 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Exposure Metering TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Exposure Metering method Matrix: 3D colour matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); colour matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); colour matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle) Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Exposure Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 – 20 EV Spot metering: 2 – 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI (collapsible metering coupling lever)
Exposure mode Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation -3 – +3EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure bracketing 2 – 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Flash bracketing 2 – 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
White balance bracketing 2 – 3 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 – 5 frames using preset values for all frames
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100 – 12800 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, or 4 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Auto, Extra high +2/+1, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 focus points are available at f/8)
Detection range -1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Focus – Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation -3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400 and SB-300; Flash colour Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose colour temperature (2500 K – 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
Live View – Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
Live View – AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live View – Autofocus trast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with approx. 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness control
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, photo slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, and auto image rotation
Interface – USB Hi-Speed USB
Interface – HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Interface – Accessory terminal Wireless remote controllers: WR-R10 and WR-1 (available separately) Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power Source – Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
Power Source – AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 143.5 x 110 x 66.5 mm (5.6 x 4.3 x 2.6 in.)
Weight Approx. 765 g (1 lb 11 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 710 g (1 lb 9 oz; camera body only)
Operating environment – Temperature 0 °C – 40 °C (+32 °F – 104 °F)
Operating environment – Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BS-1 accessory shoe cover, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-24 battery charger, DK-26 eyepiece cap, AN-DC9 strap, UC-E6 USB cable, String for eyepiece cap, ViewNX 2 CD
note Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).

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Australian Financial Review

Reviewer John Davidson said – Nikon’s image processing engine continues to be the best we’ve reviewed: its low-light, high-ISO JPEGs are so free of ugly digital noise you would swear they were shot on film.


Not content to simply pump out a middling digital model in old-school duds, Nikon has come out with all guns blazing with the Df.


CNET recently reviewed the Nikon Df giving it 8.5/10
The Nikon Df is an excellent camera that delivers stellar image quality – Despite these usability quirks, the Df feels excellent in the hand. There is good weight distribution and the body certainly turns heads among those in the know.

Photo Review

Nikon Df rated 8.5/10 by Photo Review
Sports and wildlife photographers who record bursts of shots should have little to complain about with the Df’s 5.5 frames/second capture rate; nor with the generous memory buffer that can hold up to 100 JPEGs or 25 uncompressed raw files at the highest bit rate. Margaret Brown goes on to say – I actually welcomed the removal of movie recording because I’m not particularly interested in shooting video. Still photography is my passion and I find video requires a different mindset to be successful. And I didn’t miss Wi-Fi and GPS, because I seldom need to use them.

Herald Sun

4 stars
Enthusiasts will love this retro camera with it combination of old and new.

T3 Australia

One of the most handsome cameras T3’s clapped eyes on in a long time, the Nikon Df is a versatile DSLR with a super-clear, glass “pentaprism” viewfinder offering 100% frame coverage.


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The Df is available in stores with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty.