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Nikon Df Announcement on November 5, 2013

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Official announcement for the Nikon Df full frame retro-styled camera expected to be on November 5th. The new Nikon retro FX DSLR camera will be named Nikon Df with small “f” and it means “Digital Fusion“.

Nikon call this camera as a “hybrid” camera. Hybrid shutter is combining electrical and mechanical technologies. Nikon DF will also feature a hybrid electronic-optical viewfinder, just like the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X100S.

The Nikon Df will fully support non-AI lenses. The AI coupling lever can be moved up in order to mount non-AI lenses – just like the Nikon FM, FE, EL2, F3, F4 and Nikkormat FT3 cameras. See full leaked specs list below.


Nikon Df Rumored Specifications

  • The name will be called Nikon Df which stand for “Digital Fusion
  • Nikon FM2 like design, with a bigger shaped pentaprism viewfinder
  • Most likely be available in two colors – all black and silver/black (a.k.a. as Panda version)
  • Standard Nikon F-mount
  • Pentaprism viewfinder (meaning the camera will not be mirrorless)
  • 16.2MP 36×23,9 full frame sensor (same sensor as in the D4)
  • The AF system of the Nikon DF will be most likely the same as in the D610 with 39 points
  • SD memory card
  • 2016-pixel RGB image sensor
  • 9-cell framing grid display
  • 3D color matrix metering II
  • Native ISO range: 100-12,800 (incl. ISO 50 and ISO 102,400)
  • 5.5 fps for up to 100 shots
  • 3.2″ LCD screen
  • Expeed 3 processor
  • Battery:EN-EL14
  • Dimensions: 143.5 x 110 x 66.5mm
  • Weight: 765g
  • No video recording capabilities
  • The camera will meter even with non-AI lenses down to full aperture
  • The camera will ship with a new special edition Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens to match the look/design of the body
  • The camera will have physical controls and excellent build quality (which explains the 765g weight)
  • Nikon calls it a “hybrid” camera – not sure what exactly they mean with that
  • The Nikon DF will have settings for 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 aspect ratios
  • The announcement will be on November 5th right on time for Le Salon de la Photo show that will take place in Paris (November 7-11, 2013)

via NR