Nikon Df Pre-Order Links

Our affiliates B&H and Adorama are already accepting pre-orders for the Nikon Df. Here are the links for the body-only and body+lens options:

Nikon Df Pre-Order Information

B&H Photo Video:

Adorama:

The expected availability of the Nikon Df is November 28, 2013.


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Comments

  1. Nasim. No surprises price wise! Doesn’t it look cool, isn’t it retro, will it do everything we already have and more? Is it just the same as we already have in a party dress? Who knows. Let’s hope it comes without defects! Cynical, very and have Nikon really now abandoned the serious DX shooters? Probably.

    Richard

    • Richard, give Nikon one more chance in Q1 2014 before the Olympics. If the D400 never shows up before then, you can make a conclusion that the high-end DX is basically dead…

      • I’ve got no choice really Nasim, a cupboard full of FX lenses, a D800 and D7100 and I’m kind of trapped. Another major point and I’ve never used video on my Nikons, but surely if ever a camera was launched that cries out for it then this has to be the one. Of course video isn’t retro, but I feel sorry for those who enjoy using it.

        Makes me want to sell the lot, abandon FX for my landscape photography and buy a Leica M9!

        Richard

  2. 4
    ) Daniel Michael

    Hi Nasim,

    Wex Photographic here in the UK are accepting pre-orders for this at the unfortunate price of £2745. Considering in the US it is $3000, and considering the exchange rate making this VERY expensive. Also consider that the D800 body is only £1800 here, it’s too much of a discrepancy. Shame really!

    • Daniel, I hate the pricing strategy of camera manufacturers in Europe. Nikon should adjust the prices accordingly, instead of making $ = £. Very sad indeed…in many cases pricing just does not make sense!

      • Yes I’ve seen that, but you do get a, wait for it, wait for it…. a special edition 50mm f1.8 lens with it. Does that make the deal more attractive somehow. Nope.

        Richard

    • 8
      ) Daniel Michael

      It also now seems in the UK it can ONLY be purchased with the kit lens , no body only. So people who already have a 50mm prime will have to get another. Nikon obviously thinks Europe isn’t much of a market. Oh we’ll back to the D610 / X-E2 idea.

    • 12
      ) Luiz

      do you think this is expensive?

      Here in Brazil the price of a D7000 + 18-105mm is 4000 USD in authorized dealer, we have to buy with the importer to pay a fair price and is still very expensive.

  3. 7
    ) Burt

    A completely. Not needed product!! The beginning of the end for Nikon.

  4. 9
    ) David

    This looked a perfect fit for me, to use alongside my D800. I would of part exchanged my D700, but at £2,750 in the UK, it’s not going to happen…feeling disappointed yet again Nikon!

  5. 10
    ) Richard

    Can more be less, or can less be more. Some salient differences between the Df and a D800.

    Low Pass Filter Yes- D800 – No.
    Video – No – D800 – Yes
    Built-in Flash – No – D800 – Yes.
    Storage Media 1x SD – D800 – CF/SD
    Shutter Durability – 150,000 cycles – D800 -200,000 cycles
    Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-12,800 D800 – ISO 100-6,400
    Focus Points 39, 9 cross-type D800 – 51, 11 cross type
    Pre-AI Lens Compatibility – Yes – D800 – No
    Video Capability No – D800 – Yes.
    Exposure Bracketing – 2 to 5 frames – 2 to 9 frames
    Build – Top and Rear Magnesium Alloy – D800 Full Magnesium Alloy
    USB Version – 2.0 – D800 – 3.0

    So, the Df has quite a few discrepancies compared to the D800. My pick of the bunch which the Df is missing are:

    Video (although I don’t use it but others would,
    Only 1 SD card (no saving RAW to one and Jpeg to another)
    Shutter Durability – 150,000 cycles – D800 -200,000 cycles (Not that important but I wonder why)
    Why USB 2 and not 3. It takes long enough to download files on USB 3!
    No onboard flash

    The Df has a few pluses inc. higher ISO’s.

    So, is more less, or less more in terms of functionality and price!

    What do you think?

    Richard

  6. 11
    ) Benno

    I find it interesting with all these comments on various sites regarding the specs/price etc etc. There are a lot of ‘deal breaker’ comments out there (1SD slot, 1/4000s, 1/200sync, 39AF pts blah blah blah)

    The way I see it is the Nikon have created something different,quite attractive and small with a whopper of a sensor in it. No one really expected it prior to the video leaks. If people can/want to spend $3K on this, let them and let Nikon enjoy the profit margin.

    If I had a spare $3k I’d buy a Df just to look at. I understand the frustration of the D300s replacement, as I was in the same boat but went for the D600 and love it (the oil is annoying though)
    Us photographers have been spoilt for choice and features and evolved into spoilt brats if we as individuals don’t get what WE want at the price WE expect.

    I would like a D600 sized D4 with 3 SD card slots, 15fps, no video, 18.5MP FX sensor for $1999 with a 18-200mm f/1.8 VR5 lens.

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