The Df camera body alone is priced at $2746.95, and with a redesigned 50mm f/1.8 kit lens is $2996.95. This is the same price as a Nikon D800, and $750 more than a D610, both of which have more advanced features.
|The Df comes in two colors, all black, or traditional silver and black.|
I use the D4, D800, and D600 cameras professionally. They are all exceptional for different reasons. One thing I have noticed is that the low noise abilities of both the D800 and D600 are very close to that of the D4. The low noise of the Df should be the same as the D4, but given my findings that will not be enough of a reason to warrant buying it instead of something like a D610, for instance. Although the Df is rated one stop higher to 12800 ISO, this is not a very practical speed limit. I usually cap out the D4 around 3200 ISO, finding that anything higher produces excessive noise for professional use in a large file.
As the chart below illustrates, dimensions of the Df camera are similar to what you will find in a D610.
The retro feel of manual controls is what this camera is all about. You either like it or you don't. I happen to prefer manual controls, but then I was weaned on early manual Nikons like the Ftn, F2, and F3, which were manual everything.
|This camera is all about manual control with a complete layout of dials on top for changing most common functions. More modern command dials are not forgotten. There is one on the back and front of the body.|
|From the rear the Df controls look more familiar to typical Nikon digital cameras.|