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  • A Retro Style Nikon DSLR “Nikon DF” Coming Soon?

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    Nikon Pure Photography

    Lately, a rumor is circulating in the photography world that a new retro style (like old manual FM2 / F3 body type) digital SLR ” Nikon DF” is coming from Nikon soon. Probably the success of Fuji’s X series or Leica M inspired Nikon to take this path. Nikon Imaging page already showing a blank spot for this upcoming new camera. The linked page quotes

    Nikon presents a series of short movies depicting a photographer roaming through Scotland with a camera as his only companion. Discover how he reunites with his creative self during this uniquely ambitious trip. 

    Nikon DF

    Teaser Video

    Loved that interesting mechanical sound.

    Rumored Specs

    • The new camera will be called Nikon DF which stand for “Digital Fusion
    • Nikon FM2 like design, but with a larger pentaprism
    • 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 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)


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