Qty:1
Include

4 Year Camera Accident Protection Plan

from Warrantech

  • Includes Parts and Labor coverage plus accidental damages caused by drops and spills
  • Repair or Replacement Promise on Every Product and Never a Deductible
  • 5 Day Repair Guarantee on Depot Service
  • Contract Delivered by E-mail, Register and File Claims Online or by Phone
  • Excludes Aerial Drones and Radio Controlled Devices

3 Year Camera Accident Protection Plan

from Warrantech

  • Includes Parts and Labor coverage plus accidental damages caused by drops and spills
  • Repair or Replacement Promise on Every Product and Never a Deductible
  • 5 Day Repair Guarantee on Depot Service
  • Contract Delivered by E-mail, Register and File Claims Online or by Phone
  • Excludes Aerial Drones and Radio Controlled Devices

Trade in your item
Get up to a $1,074.07
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$2,746.95
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: 17th Street Photo
Add to Cart
$2,746.95
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: PhotoCraft
Add to Cart
$2,746.95
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Adorama Camera
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

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

4.5 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews
| 20 answered questions

Price: $2,746.95 & FREE Shipping. Details
Item is eligible: No interest if paid in full within 12 months with the Amazon.com Store Card. Apply now
Note: Signature required upon delivery due to high value of this item. Details
Due to the value of this item, a signature is required at delivery to protect you from loss or theft.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Silver
Body Only
Base

DPReview Tested
From the experts at DPReview
Overall score: 81%
See review summary and sample images
What is DPReview and its awards?
DPReview

Digital Photography Review is the most popular dedicated enthusiast digital photography site on the Internet. Our authoritative reviews have earned us the trust of photographers and camera buyers all over the world, for more than 15 years.

Gold and Silver Awards are given to products that deserve special recognition based on how well they perform relative to their competitors at the time of review.


    This fits your .
  • Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
  • 16MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • 5.5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 39-point autofocus system with 9 cross-type points
  • ISO100 - 12800
  • 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
  • 0.7x viewfinder with 100% coverage
  • Raw and Raw + JPEG shooting
Show more
5 new from $2,746.95 12 used from $1,699.99
Special Shipping Information: Due to federal and international regulations, this product can only be shipped within the continental United States.


Get paid for your referrals with Amazon Associates
$2,746.95 & FREE Shipping. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Silver)
  • +
  • Nikon 27126 EN-EL 14A Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery (Grey)
Total price: $2,788.20
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Color: Silver | Style: Body Only | Configuration: Base
  • Save $150.00 on Nikon 55-300mm Lens when you purchase 1 or more Select Nikon DSLRs offered by Amazon.com. Here's how (restrictions apply)
  • Save $200.00 on Nikon 55-200mm Lens when you purchase 1 or more Select Nikon DSLRs offered by Amazon.com. Here's how (restrictions apply)
  • Receive a free 8x11 Shutterfly Photo Book promo code via email with select digital camera, lens, sports & action camera, network attached storage, external hard drive, or memory card purchase. Here's how (restrictions apply)
  • Save Big On Open-Box & Pre-owned: Buy "Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera...” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 17% off the $2,746.95 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Pre-owned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Technical Details


Compare to Similar Items


This item: Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Silver)
Customer Rating 4 out of 5 stars (82) 4 out of 5 stars (217) 4 out of 5 stars (383) 4 out of 5 stars (319)
Price $2,746.95 $2,796.95 $2,496.95 $1,496.95
Shipping FREE Shipping FREE Shipping FREE Shipping FREE Shipping
Sold By Amazon.com Amazon.com Amazon.com Amazon.com
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame Full frame Full frame
Max Resolution 16.2 MP 36.3 MP 24.3 MP 24.3 MP
Iso Range Auto, 100 - 12800 Auto, 64-12800 Auto, 100-12800, expandable to 50-51200 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 5 6.5 6
Wireless Communication Technology Optional Optional Yes Yes
Image Stabilization None None None None
Item Weight 1.68 pounds 2.16 pounds 1.65 pounds 1.87 pounds
Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart

Please help us improve this feature. Tell us what you think of this feature.

Review summary from DPReview

DPReview Tested December 2013
If you like the way it looks, have some Pre-AI lenses you want to use, or hanker for the chance to use traditional dedicated control dials, then it's a camera you should seriously look at.
Richard Butler Richard Butler Barney Britton Barney Britton
81%

Conclusion

The Nikon Df isn't for everyone. This is a product that's as much about invoking nostalgia as it is about capturing the moment. Its control setup is slower than a modern DSLR, but should appeal to those photographers who want a camera that feels more like a camera than an electronic device, and its 16MP imaging sensor is excellent.

Reasons to buy

  • Classic styling
  • Outstanding IQ in bright and low light
  • Good blend of traditional and contemporary controls
  • Works with almost all Nikon F-mount lenses
  • Lots of direct-access external controls
  • 100% viewfinder coverage with high magnification

Things to consider

  • Disappointing AF performance drops off in moderate light
  • Small coverage area of AF array
  • Front command dial not comfortable
  • Body is rather large and heavy

Suggested for

Anyone longing to shoot using traditional control dials. Owners of Pre-AI Nikon lenses.

Not suggested for

Users of autofocus wishing to work in low light. Photographers looking for the best available technology for their money.
Poor Excellent
Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Features
Metering & focus accuracy
Image quality (RAW)
Image quality (JPEG)
Low light / high ISO performance
Viewfinder / screen rating
Performance
Value
Scoring is relative only to the other products in the same category.
DPReview is the world’s most popular dedicated enthusiast digital photography website. Since 1998 its mission has remained unchanged: to deliver the best reviews of cameras and lenses anywhere on the Internet, and help you find the right gear for your needs.

Product Description

Color: Silver | Style: Body Only | Configuration: Base

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

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 Information

Color:Silver  |  Style:Body Only  |  Configuration:Base
Product Dimensions 5.7 x 2.6 x 4.3 inches
Item Weight 1.7 pounds
Shipping Weight 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B00GD1KASM
Item model number 1526
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #10,138 in Camera & Photo
#339 in Camera & Photo > DSLR Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com November 4, 2013

Warranty & Support

Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

Feedback

Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Read about our customers' top-rated cameras and lenses on our review pages: Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Style Name: w/ 50mmConfiguration: BaseColor: 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!
Read more ›
4 Comments 61 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Style Name: Body OnlyConfiguration: BaseColor: 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.
Read more ›
56 Comments 231 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Style Name: w/ 50mmConfiguration: BaseColor: Silver Verified Purchase
I'm a hobbyist when it comes to photography. Primarily for taking pictures of my kid and the events that we attend. I tend to do a lot of indoor shots, and before I got the Df I pretty much had the flash hooked up all of the time. I wanted a camera that was FX since most of my lenses were already FX, so my choices were D800, D610 and the Df. Major factors in my decision were Low Light vs Mega Pixel vs Price... D4 was never on the list due to the heavy price. Low light photography won as the primary factor. Video was not on the list since the majority of the time I have taken video was by accident.

Since I have gotten this camera, I have not even attached a flash. Flash has just not been needed, even with all of the indoor shots that I do. Post process is a little more difficult since I do not have consistent lighting (especially since last month was December and colored Christmas lights do interfere more than I expected). But still worth the extra time required in post, plus I found that having blues, reds and greens in a shot make for some interesting shots.

Auto white balance is better than any of my previous cameras. Supposedly there are 2 auto white balance settings, but I have not read the manual deeply enough to find the second setting. It is a little warm for Daylight and Cloudy conditions, but tolerable to leave it as is when in post. Auto White Balance does have issues with Incandescent (WAY too warm) and Florescent (not consistent, but may be due to mixed lighting conditions).

Some of the control knobs are not the way that I would have designed them, but still usable if not needing to make adjustments on the fly. On several occasions I have used the incorrect indicator for setting ISO.
Read more ›
1 Comment 25 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Silver)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (Silver)