Fusion of precision mechanics and exquisite image quality. Rediscover a purer photographic process, with greater camera control with the new Nikon Df DSLR Camera. Combining tradition, authenticity, and the superior D4 technology into a compact DSLR body, the Df delivers smooth image tones and rich, accurate colours in a versatile and functional format.
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens (Special Edition) is our lightest standard lens. Designed for FX-format DSLRs, it is ideal for everyday photography and low-light shooting. With a knurled aluminium ring and leather-tone finish, the lens has been specifically crafted to offer a tone and texture to complement the Df.
- 16.2 Megapixel Full Frame Sensor
- EXPEED 3 Image processor
- ISO coverage
- Mechanical dials for direct control_†ïCompatibility with non-AI lenses_†ïOptional instant photo sharing
Rediscover the joy of photography.
Nikon Df product shot with the Special Edition lens
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.
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.
Black and White photo of a man shot with the Nikon Df
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.
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.
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!
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!
Catch exactly the right moment
When photo-worthy action starts, hold down the shutter button and capture every movement, expression and feeling at 5.5 frames per second, even when shooting with the LCD display in Live View mode. Stop reaching for your smartphone when an important moment happens—except to share the great shot you just caught with the Nikon Df.
Focus exactly where you want it
Whether you're using the viewfinder with its 100% frame coverage or the LCD display in Live View mode, the Nikon Df captures tack-sharp photos. Its 39-point autofocus system with 9 cross-type sensors quickly locks onto your subject, and Nikon's unique 3D-tracking uses the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor to recognize and follow it across the frame. When shooting with the LCD display in Live View mode, the Nikon Df uses fast contrast-detect AF, operating at the same speed as the flagship D4, and can display your composition at up to 19x for accurate focus confirmation—perfect for tripod shooting.
Pictures as your eyes see them
The Nikon Df features exceptional metering and onboard intelligence, freeing you to focus on the composition of your shots and, most importantly, the moment that's taking place. Nikon's outstanding Scene Recognition System analyzes your shooting situation, compares it to an onboard database of thousands of scenes and automatically determines the most appropriate exposure, white balance and autofocus settings as well as i-TTL flash exposure when using a Nikon Speedlight.
Embrace highlights and shadows
Built-in HDR automatically combines two photos into one highly dynamic image, and new subject-based Active D-Lighting automatically brightens shadowy areas on your subjects—great for portraits.
Define your own style
The Nikon Df's easy to use Picture Controls let you alter your color palette and add a personal touch with six settings available; Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape—customize the look and feel of your photos.
Change your view of the world
The Nikon Df is compatible with so many past and present NIKKOR lenses, it's easy to expand your capabilities and creativity over time by growing your own collection.
This camera's Wi-Fi® capability using the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
|Type of Camera||Single-lens reflex digital camera|
|Lens mount||Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)|
|Effective angle of view||Nikon FX format|
|Effective Pixels||16.2 million|
|Image Sensor||36.0 × 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)|
|Total Pixels||16.6 million|
|Dust-reduction System||Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)|
|Image size (pixels)||FX (36 × 24) image area : 4928 × 3280 (L), 3696 × 2456 (M), 2464 × 1640 (S), DX (24 × 16) image area : 3200 × 2128 (L), 2400 × 1592 (M), 1600 × 1064 (S)|
|File Format||NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed, TIFF (RGB), JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available|
|Picture Control System||Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats|
|Media||SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards|
|File system||DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge|
|Viewfinder||Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder|
|Frame coverage||FX (36 × 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical, DX (24 × 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical|
|Magnification||Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)|
|Eyepoint||15 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)|
|Diopter adjustment||-3 – +1 m-1|
|Focusing Screen||Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)|
|Reflex mirror||Quick return|
|Depth-of-field preview||Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (exposure modes A and M) or by camera (exposure modes P and S)|
|Lens aperture||Instant return, electronically controlled|
|Compatible lenses||Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 × 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU lenses. IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center 33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/7.1 or faster).|
|Shutter Type||Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter|
|Shutter Speed||1/4000 – 4 s in steps of 1 EV (1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV with main command dial), X200 (with shutter-speed dial only), bulb, time|
|Flash sync speed||X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower|
|Release mode||Single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, quiet shutter-release, self-timer, mirror up|
|Frame advance rate||1 – 5 fps (continuous low speed) or 5.5 fps (continuous high speed)|
|Release Self-timer||2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 – 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s|
|Exposure Metering||TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor|
|Exposure Metering method||Matrix: 3D colour matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); colour matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); colour matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data, Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle), Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)|
|Exposure Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)||Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 – 20 EV, Spot metering: 2 – 20 EV|
|Exposure meter coupling||Combined CPU and AI (collapsible metering coupling lever)|
|Exposure mode||Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)|
|Exposure compensation||-3 – +3EV in increments of 1/3 EV|
|Exposure bracketing||2 – 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV|
|Flash bracketing||2 – 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV|
|White balance bracketing||2 – 3 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3|
|ADL bracketing||2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 – 5 frames using preset values for all frames|
|Exposure lock||Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button|
|ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)||ISO 100 – 12800 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, or 4 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available|
|Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from Auto, Extra high 2/1, High, Normal, Low, or Off|
|Autofocus||Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 focus points are available at f/8)|
|Detection range||-1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)|
|Focus – Lens servo||Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status, Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used|
|Focus point||Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points|
|AF-area mode||Single-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF|
|Focus lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button|
|Flash control||TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering|
|Flash mode||Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported|
|Flash compensation||-3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Flash-ready indicator||Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output|
|Accessory shoe||ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)||Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400 and SB-300; Flash colour Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units|
|Sync terminal||ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread|
|White balance||Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose colour temperature (2500 K – 10000 K), all with fine-tuning|
|Live View – Lens servo||Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F), Manual focus (M)|
|Live View – AF-area mode||Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF|
|Live View – Autofocus||trast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)|
|Monitor||8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with approx. 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness control|
|Playback||Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, photo slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, and auto image rotation|
|Interface – USB||Hi-Speed USB|
|Interface – HDMI output||Type C mini-pin HDMI connector|
|Interface – Accessory terminal||Wireless remote controllers: WR-R10 and WR-1 (available separately), Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately), GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)|
|Supported languages||Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian|
|Power Source – Battery||One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery|
|Power Source – AC adapter||EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)|
|Tripod socket||1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 143.5 × 110 × 66.5 mm (5.6 × 4.3 × 2.6 in.)|
|Weight||Approx. 765 g (1 lb 11 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 710 g (1 lb 9 oz; camera body only)|
|Operating environment – Temperature||0 °C – 40 °C (+32 °F – 104 °F)|
|Operating environment – Humidity||85% or less (no condensation)|
|Supplied accessories||BS-1 accessory shoe cover, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-24 battery charger, DK-26 eyepiece cap, AN-DC9 strap, UC-E6 USB cable, String for eyepiece cap, ViewNX 2 CD|
|Note||Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).|
- Nikon Df DSLR Camera
- Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens
- AN-DC9 Strap
- DK-26 Eyepiece Cap
- BF-1B Body Cap
- UC-E6 USB Cable
- EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (with terminal cover)
- MH-24 Battery Charger
- UC-E6 USB Cable
- DK-17 Eyepiece
- Nikon View NX 2 CD Rom