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Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Silver)

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  • Nikon's thinnest, lightest FX-format D-SLR
  • 16.2MP image sensor paired with EXPEED 3 image processing
  • Dedicated mechanical dials for shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and release mode
  • 39-point autofocus system with 9 highly accurate cross-type sensors
  • Compatible with all current AF-S, AF-D and AF NIKKOR lenses
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Technical Details

Color: Silver | Style: Body Only
  • Brand Name: Nikon
  • Model: 1526
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 16.2 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 1 x
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Photo Sensor Size Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm) Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm) Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Megapixels 16.2 MP 24.3 MP 16.2 MP 24.3 MP
ISO Range Auto, 100 - 12800 100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost) Auto, ISO 100-25600 (expands to 50-409600) 100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
Display Size 3.2 inches 3.2 inches 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Continuous Shooting Speed 5.5 6 11 5.5
Wireless Communication Technology Optional Optional Optional Optional
Image Stabilization None None None None
Weight 1.7 pounds 1.9 pounds 3.0 pounds 1.9 pounds
Dimension 4.3 x 5.7 x 2.6 inches 4.5 x 5.5 x 3.2 inches 6.2 x 6.3 x 3.6 inches 4.5 x 5.5 x 3.2 inches
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Product Details

Color: Silver | Style: Body Only
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 2.6 x 4.3 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00GD1KASM
  • Item model number: 1526
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,960 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 4, 2013

Product Description

Color: Silver | Style: Body Only

From the Manufacturer


Reignite your passion for photography with this thrilling blend of classic and modern. On the outside, it's classic Nikon—our thinnest, lightest FX-format body with an elegant mechanical operation system inspired by the legendary F, F3 and FM/FE series film cameras. On the inside, it's flagship Nikon D-SLR—the advanced 16.2-MP FX-format image sensor and EXPEED 3 processing engine from the D4, our ultra-fast 39-point AF system, an ultra-high resolution LCD display and even Wi-Fi® photo sharing (with optional adapter). Embrace a more personal shooting style that results in some of your most inspiring photos yet.

Product photo of the Nikon Df D-SLR

Rediscover the joy of photography.

As digital camera technology has evolved, so has the way we control our cameras. Mechanical dials have given way to buttons, menu systems and LCD displays. But what if we could blend the elegant, simplistic control and styling of classic Nikon film cameras like the F, F3 and FM/FE series with the advanced technology of Nikon's exceptional new D-SLRs? Enter the Nikon Df, a thrilling FX-format D-SLR with a unique mechanical operation system and classic styling along with Nikon's flagship digital camera technology. A perfect blend of classic and modern, the Nikon Df offers a more personal shooting style that will inspire a new relationship with your camera—one you may have known and lost over the years—and reawaken your joy for taking photos.



Nikon Df photo of a trumpeter showing high quality photography

Beautiful photos, beautifully taken

Classic Nikon on the outside; digital Nikon on the inside

The Nikon Df is designed exclusively for taking still photos, enabling high reliability, advanced functions and elegant camera control in our thinnest, lightest FX-format D-SLR. Dedicated mechanical dials for shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and release mode let you focus on what matters—achieving your creative vision. Capture stunningly sharp, detailed images with rich, faithful colors, even in low light. The perfectly coordinated AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition kit lens is an outstanding companion, providing the exceptional performance of NIKKOR optics and advanced Nikon lens technology. Its manual focusing ring features the knurling/hatching of classic manual lenses for precise focus adjustments.

A lifetime of great performance

Flagship image quality, versatility and reliability

Life is full of diverse (and often difficult) shooting situations. Many of the advancements in digital photography have enabled new levels of versatility—remarkable ISO sensitivity, breathtaking resolution, ultra-fast performance and more. The Nikon Df is no exception. Like our flagship D4, its 16.2MP FX-format image sensor is paired with EXPEED 3 image processing for an optimal balance of resolution, image quality and shooting speed. Its wide ISO range (100–12,800 expandable down to 50 and up to 204,800) lets you capture sharp low-light subjects with crisp edges, shadow areas that reflect proper, natural tonal gradation and highlights with rich, smooth gradation.

Nikon Df photo of a man working in low light inset with a shot of an athlete outdoors showcasing modern technology

Breathtaking results

Powerful advanced Nikon technologies

It's no surprise passionate photographers are passionate about Nikon—our engineers have invented and perfected some of the world's most important camera features. The Nikon Df continues that legacy of excellence and innovation. It incorporates our outstanding 39-point autofocus system with 9 highly accurate cross-type sensors that work all the way down to f/8. Achieve sharp focus no matter where you subject is within the frame at up to 5.5 frames per second. Quickly adjust white balance with our Spot White Balance feature. Create photos with dazzling dynamic range with built-in HDR and Active D-Lighting. Its rugged magnesium alloy body will withstand harsh conditions, and its 3.2-inch 921K-dot LCD display provides beautiful high-definition views of your shots.

Photo of the Nikon Df and older NIKKOR lenses among items on a desk highlighting compatibility with legacy lenses

Compatibility beyond compare

Pair with current and past NIKKOR lenses, Speedlights and more

For over 80 years, NIKKOR lenses have been regarded as some of the finest optics available. In fact, photographers are still using NIKKOR lenses 30 or more years old! The Nikon Df wouldn't be a true classic camera if it couldn't work with those lenses, so we developed a mount system that works with all current AF-S, AF-D and AF NIKKOR lenses. Additionally, a metering coupling lever makes it possible to use both AI (Aperture Index) or non-AI lenses. Use i-TTL compatible Speedlights, the AR-3 threaded cable release, Nikon's new WR Remote System and even Nikon's exciting WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for instant Wi-Fi photo sharing to your smartphone or tablet!



Nikon Df showing optional WU-1a wireless mobile adapter.

Instantly share your great photos

Attach the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and instantly share your beautiful photos. Connect to the Nikon Df with a compatible smartphone or tablet, then use it to browse your camera's memory card, import your favorite photos and even see what your camera sees and fire the shutter!





Supplied Accessories

  • AN-DC9 Strap
  • EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
  • DK-26 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-17 Eyepiece
  • ViewNX 2

Product Description

Nikon's thinnest, lightest FX-format D-SLR 16.2MP image sensor paired with EXPEED 3 image processing Dedicated mechanical dials for shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and release mode 39-point autofocus system with 9 highly accurate cross-type sensors Compatible with all current AF-S, AF-D and AF NIKKOR lenses

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I was looking for a light dslr ff camera and the df fits very well. Pictures are awesome and I don't regret paying so much. Read more ›
and rich and the images have crazy detail. With these amateur eyes, I can't really discern Read more ›
It's definitely more of a portrait camera. Will not work well with action photography. I primarily shoot weddings and families with it, although it does occasionally have… Read more ›
This is an absolutely amazing camera. If you are looking to take the most amazing pictures possible or are dealing with low light scenarios, this camera is it. It uses the… Read more ›
My father was a photographer, and I grew up in awe of his 1960's era Nikon F. In the right hands, that camera could produce amazing, artistic pictures, and this is the… Read more ›
I'm quite fond of the old school analog…I'm a professional still photographer-not videographer- so I have no issue with Nikon ignoring video capture on the Df. At… Read more ›
I also got the special 50mm 1.8. My lens is AWESOME. I have a great copy. Read more ›
1. Dial Layout, only shutter is…2.Focus with the included lens is fast but using older "d" type lens, lots of hunting, auto focus (low light) no where as good a D4 or D800 Read more ›
3. So far I have used the 50mm F1.8G lens it came with I find the combination of the camera and lightweight and small fast normal lens to be wonderful. Its a compact… Read more ›
4. I did not purchase an external flash since the camera doesn't have one and don't think i will need one for most things due to the fast lens and capabilities of the full… Read more ›
- Huge selection of Nikon lenses available plus I already own several nice lenses that'll work nicely with this Read more ›
Changed from two stars to three, (OK after almost three weeks of use, low light is a little better than the d800, you gain maybe one stop without excessive noise in… Read more ›
First time purchasing dslr on Amazon, I like this camera…For me, 16 megapixel is enough because I don't print pictures and the D4 sensor is great, 6400 iso is acceptable. Read more ›
Unfortunately I don't. I purchased it as a way of getting the superb D4 sensor in a less expensive body. Let's start with what I do like about it. Read more ›
- the D800 had a too high resolution really not needed for my shots - the D610 - a lot of features - great sensor - but I did not like it as follow up of my D700 Read more ›
Great balance, weight…Outstanding low light sensors allow cranking up of the ISO to 6400 indoors and still have best resolution ever from a digital camera I have ever used. Read more ›
First, it offers an excellent image sensor and that's the heart of any digital camera. It is the same sensor that Nikon employs in its flagship DSLR, the Nikon D4. Read more ›
In conclusion, I wanted a cheaper option that had the awesome sensor and the high ISO I needed, I think this was a good buy, but the focus issue needs to be corrected, I… Read more ›
I own several digital…With the DF, there is a physical dial for almost every major setting which is really nice so you don't have to remember how to access each one! Read more ›
I was quickly lost in the menus and a seemingly random…The dials are extremely helpful and I keep being surprised by new, well thought out features in the camera. Read more ›
In sum, this is a camera design that has some really good features. The ability to use older lenses should be incorporated into all of the higher end DSLRs in the Nikon line. Read more ›
I really like the way this camera looks and…However, the fact of the matter, is DSLMs offer a lot of nice features over DSLRs and I find myself rarely using my Nikon DSLRs. Read more ›
I love the camera. It's expensive, yes, but for full frame, full controls, and the ability to natively use all my Nikon lenses it's worth it! If you have the money and have… Read more ›
When I hold it, the controls fall into place perfectly. Muscle memory from decades ago causes my fingers to fall perfectly onto the controls. This camera frees me from the… Read more ›
It doesn't look as pretty with the new (gold)…- the ISO is amazing, as you can see in the wedding I linked, I took several photos without a flash and they look fantastic. Read more ›
One major reason I chose this camera vs the competition is the superior low light ability. Image quality at high ISO is stunning, even better than I was expecting. Altogethe… Read more ›
This sensor bests my D800 at ISO 1000 and up and…My D800 is the king at lower ISO, but all hail the "lord of darkness" because the Df is simply wonderful at high ISO. T… Read more ›
The Df has a DR advantage that allows for…YES, I can do a lot of work and make a D800 file look pretty darn good at ISO 5000, but the Df will always be better. Yes,… Read more ›
Pros: 16 mp sensor from D4 is excellent, insane high ISO performance Lightweight (does that really matter in an FF camera) Read more ›
I own several digital cameras and each one has a different method for changing settings like ISO, aperture, and shutter speeds and almost all the other digital cameras… Read more ›
Df full frame for me gets the LOVELY low light performance (with minor tweaking…For speed and reach, Nikon 1 is blazing fast in focus, frames per second and carry weight. Read more ›
I don't agree with other reviewers that you can't control the dials with one hand. Fast focusing. I don't really care that it looks "cool" although yes, you'll get… Read more ›
I think if i'm casually going out…If i'm going out with a group of people or to a function and the lighting will be decent and focusing not challenging, I'll take the fuji. Read more ›
Feels good in the hand though grip is small. AF is fast, Manual Focus is easy. Dials are superb, love them. Read more ›
If you like to autofocus anywhere other than the very center of the frame, this is not the camera for you. Read more ›
In conclusion, I wanted a cheaper option that had the awesome sensor and the high ISO I needed, I think this was a good buy, but the focus issue needs to be corrected, I… Read more ›
The direct-dial controls on the Nikon Df are effective, intuitive, and convenient for my photography, which…The image quality and the file size are ideal for my projects. Read more ›
I am not a DSLR fan, and have not owned one since the D700 when it was…One thing I did not like about the D700 and future D800 and D3, D4, etc was the huge size and weight. Read more ›
Also, while the camera is smallish, the lenses are still full size. So if you pop on a 70-200 f/2.8 or 135 f/2, this is still going to be a rather large and heavy system to… Read more ›
So those are the major considerations: sensor performance, lack of a pop-up flash and its great compact, unobtrusive size. Everything else, when comparing the Df to other… Read more ›
After many weeks of usage, I can say that am in love with this camera! I love the size, the weight, the workmanship, and the feel. The pictures are sharp and accurate. Read more ›
- Size and Weight - Smaller and lighter than the D800e and larger than the OM-D. For me it's the perfect balance of size/weight when paired with a smaller prime lens like… Read more ›
If the spread of points across the frame is not…3) Top dials: Yes, you can use command dials like any other DSLR, but it's fun to use the top dials, especially outside. S… Read more ›
I think that the Df is meant for photographers who want…I know that I personally love using this camera because it is so fun to use and I have a hard time putting it down. Read more ›
Yeah!! I'm still learning about all of the features, but it's really easy to use. Read more ›
As for the mechanical dials in place of menu items and plastic, they are precisely machined and satisfying to operate - but the only one I would actually use frequently is… Read more ›
First impressions are not always my best ones but after using the Df for almost 2 days now have warmed up a bunch... The controls are mostly dual function and very easy to… Read more ›
When I received mine, I was surprised…That's not to say that it's too small; rather it fits very nicely to hand and is much more comfortable to use than the larger Nikons. Read more ›
Performance is OUTSTANDING. Low light work is OUTSTANDING with this camera. Read more ›
Bought the Black Body Only version. Great Camera - I Love it - the low light performance is amazing - even Auto Focus in low light conditions was acceptable. Read more ›
Df full frame for me gets the LOVELY low light performance (with minor tweaking in lightroom, 12,800 ISO is totally usable in a situation where I'd be forced to use flash),… Read more ›
After reviewing many, many reviews on the camera I realized that the negative reviews had little to do with the function and performance of the camera but more to do with… Read more ›
For most action I use 1/1000 but if I have…With the Df I would have to go down to 1/500 - but my thinking is that with the great high ISO performance it's kind of a wash. Read more ›
You have both manual controls on the top deck where they belong and all the presets menus, buttons…The view finder is great, bright and has everything there that I need. Read more ›
So if you pop on a 70-200 f/2.8 or 135 f/2, this is still going to be a…The viewfinder is a nice bright .7x OVF but I would have been more impress with the old school .86x. Read more ›
The ease of control with everything on top and accessible with dials. The stunning viewfinder with 100% roof prism clarity. The D4 sensor for a D800 price. Read more ›
39 point autofocus performs great in most semi-pro situations (sports, moving wildlife, low light) Huge, bright viewfinder Long battery life Read more ›
Even with no built-in microphone, they could have included a 3.5mm…My D800 shoots great video on the rare occasion that I need it, so it's not the end of the world for me. Read more ›
I presented this Df Camera from more of a personal perspective and…Please note that this camera does not do Audio/Video (GREAT, get a video cam or use your cell phone). D… Read more ›
Not Recommended for - people making the first jump in to full frame (IMO the D800 or D800e would be a better value for your money) or people who need/want full frame video… Read more ›
1. Build quality is excellent, I went for the all black model and I'm happy I did. I did read some concerns on other reviews about the quality of the magnesium alloy… Read more ›
However, for completeness I will continue. The construction is good but it does mix and match plastic with metal unlike the all metal D800. The feel of the dials is very nice. Read more ›
I…When I saw the images of the Df I was taken back to the 70's when Nikon REALLY made cameras that stood the test of time in looks, design, functionality and build quality. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

202 of 225 people found the following review helpful By givpilot VINE VOICE on November 29, 2013
Style Name: Body OnlyColor Name: Black Verified Purchase
This is a camera that defies reason. Having said that, there are a few very definite and logical reasons why this camera is an attractive purchase. And why I bought one.

First, it offers an excellent image sensor and that's the heart of any digital camera. It is the same sensor that Nikon employs in its flagship DSLR, the Nikon D4. It's a 16.2 MP sensor that also offers extraordinary low light performance. Since the D4 retails at around $6,000, the Df offers access to Nikon's, arguably, best sensor at less than half the price of the D4. Nikon does offer cameras with higher megapixel ratings, but their low light performance does not match the performance of the D4's. Period.

So, when considering the Df, the first question that must be answered is whether low light performance is more important than sensor MP count. If it's MP count, then the Nikon D600 and D800 series cameras offer more. But if it's low light performance, particularly holding detail in shadows in low light situations, then either the D4 or the Df is the answer. For me, the D4 was out of the question because of price - and I simply don't need all the other features of the D4, the frame rate, high buffer capacity, I don't need video, etc. And I didn't want the bulk of the D4.

The other potential deal changer is the lack of a pop-up flash on the Df. To be honest, I wish it had one. I like using the pop-up flash on my other Nikon digital cameras; most often using it in the "commander" mode to trigger remote flashes. Now, I have to mount a flash unit to the accessory shoe and use that as the commander. It works just as well, it's just a little bulky with the mounted flash unit.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Photo Dude on January 7, 2014
Style Name: With 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition LensColor Name: Black
I was trained using a film camera, but never used one professionally. I owned a N70 and rarely used it. I got the D100, then the D200 and later the D300 and loved them all when they were released. All the "D" cameras were used professionally. I also have the 14-24mm 2.8, 24-70mm 2.8 and 70-200mm 2.8. The Df is my first FX camera. I don't care about the retro look, on board flash (cause I use the SB-900 if I need one), video, or the 1/8000 really - it would be nice to have that, but it's not a deal breaker at all. I like that the images are 16MB. I can produce large prints and manage the files easier.

I found the body to be a little challenging on my hands (I have large hands) being that the camera is so small compared to the D300 with the vertical grip. It's clearly not like the D300 which has great ergonomics for my hands. However - I can't stop picking up the camera and shooting with it. I hadn't EVER had a feeling like this before. Because of its small size and light weight I want to bring it around with me everywhere. It's true, this camera will slow you down. It'll make you think about your shot a bit more and that is a really good thing. I was teaching someone about how to use their new Nikon 5300 and he was shooting manual and moving like a bandit. So fast and furious. He was missing what he was doing wrong. This camera forces you a lot more to look at what settings you've got and go from there.

It is a beautiful camera and I LIKE the dials. I can turn a lot of them with the lock with one hand. You just need to spend time with it to figure how best to work with it. Seriously, the dials are awesome and they really are an option if you don't care to use them.

Here's what I wish it had: a low light emitter. My camera focuses great in low light!
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106 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Steve Huff on December 3, 2013
Style Name: With 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition LensColor Name: Silver Verified Purchase
The Nikon Df has been in my hands for only a couple of days and I will be doing a full extended review on my website (some of you may know where that is). I am not a DSLR fan, and have not owned one since the D700 when it was launched quite a few years ago. One thing I did not like about the D700 and future D800 and D3, D4, etc was the huge size and weight. New mirror less cameras have been arriving that can meet and exceed some DSLRs (Sony RX1R for one).

But the Df, with its retro build and style captured my heart when I saw it. I shoot with a Leica M and a Sony RX1. When I saw the images of the Df I was taken back to the 70's when Nikon REALLY made cameras that stood the test of time in looks, design, functionality and build quality.

I did not think i would like the Df as it looked huge to me in photos. Last thing I want is a heavy and large bulky DSLR. But when the camera arrived I was shocked at how light it was. In fact, my Leica M with tiny 35 Summaron felt heftier and was. The Df looks tough but feels a little cheap but I believe Nikon did this to solve the weight issue. I mean, C.mon..the D800 and D4 are TANKS and for everyday shooting they are not ideal, especially once you get a taste of those small HQ mirror less cameras.

I would never buy a D800 or D4 for everyday snaps. Pro work? yes. Daily shooters? No way Jose. Just not enjoyable, and a camera has to be enjoyable for me to want to shoot with it. One reason I love my Leica so much.

As for the kit 50 1.8 SE lens, it is average. Soft wide open, very light, nothing like a classic Nikon lens. Probably worth the $100 but this camera deserves a high quality fast 50mm prime.

The D4 sensor is the king of the night of any full frame cameras.
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