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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.
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 colours, 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.
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 (sold separately) 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 favourite 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 colour 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.
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition
Classically styled, lightweight and fast f/1.8 FX-format prime lens.
With its updated classic exterior design and feel, outstanding NIKKOR optics and advanced Nikon lens technologies, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition is the perfect match for the Nikon Df and anyone who appreciates the feel of a classic lens. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture renders beautifully blurred backgrounds and maximizes low-light performance, and its 50mm normal perspective is ideal for everyday shooting. And despite its classic styling, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition is a fully modern NIKKOR lens with Nikon's advanced technologies, like Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, nearly silent autofocusing with seamless manual override. Well suited for travel and everyday applications, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition will be your go-to lens for great shots.
Brilliance in any light
Fast f/1.8 aperture for superior low-light performance
The lightweight, compact AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition is a great travel companion, especially when you need to freeze fast action or if a bright sunny day turns overcast. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture makes framing and focusing easier, and allows for high shutter speeds and full exposures under dim lighting conditions.
Beautiful background blur
Natural depth of field and attractive bokeh
When shooting wide open at f/1.8, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition renders beautifully blurred backgrounds (bokeh). Make a tack-sharp foreground subject stand out against a softly blurred background, a capability especially well suited for portraits. The lens' 50mm focal length (75mm on DX-format cameras) approximates the angle of view of our eyes, perfect for creating natural perspective in your photographs.
Advanced NIKKOR optics and Nikon lens technologies
The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition is a remarkable blend of classic exterior styling and modern optics and lens technologies. Its focus ring features the easy to grip knurling/hatching from classic manual focus lenses, while its autofocus system uses Nikon's innovative Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, near silent precision focusing. SWM also allows for seamless manual focus override when fine adjustments are desired. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition will give you years of brilliant performances.
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
- Nikon Df DSLR Camera
- AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G Special Edition Lens
- EN-EL14A Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery for D5300 DSLR Camera
- MH-24 Quick Charger for EN-EL14 Battery
- UC-E6 USB Cable (4.5')
- DK-26 Rubber Eyecup
- AN-DC9 Camera Strap
- DK-17 Eyepiece
- BF-1B Body Cap
- BS-1 Hot-Shoe Cover
- Nikon View NX2 Software CD-ROM
|Camera Type||Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|Pixels||Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
Effective: 16.2 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||4928 x 3280 @ 3:2|
|Other Resolutions||3696 x 2456 @ 3:2
2464 x 1640 @ 3:2
3200 x 2128 @ 3:2
2400 x 1592 @ 3:2
1600 x 1064 @ 3:2
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 36 x 23.9 mm|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF|
|Dust Reduction System||Yes|
|Memory Card Type||SD
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M) , Focus Lock AF Area Mode|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 39|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.7x|
|Diopter Adjustment||- 3 to +1 m|
|Display Screen||3.2" Rear Screen LCD (921,000)|
|Angle of View||170.0°|
|ISO Sensitivity||100-12800 (Extended Mode: 50-204800)|
|Shutter||Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
|Metering Method||3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Matrix, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in .3 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade|
|Flash Modes||Modes: 1st Curtain Sync
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Compensation: -3 EV to +1 EV (in .3 or .5 EV steps)
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 200 sec|
|Flash Compensation||-3 EV to +1 EV (in .3 or .5 EV steps)|
|Dedicated Flash System||iTTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, PC Terminal|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 5.5 fps|
|Self Timer||2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
Number of Shots: 1-9
|In-Camera Image Editing||Color Balance, Color Outline, Color Sketch, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Image Overlay, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Quick Retouch, Red-eye Correction, Resize Image, Selective Color, Side-by-Side Comparison, Straighten, Trim|
|Connectivity||HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0, X-Sync Socket|
|Wi-Fi Capable||Yes (with Optional Transmitter)|
|Battery||1x EN-EL14a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack|
|AC Power Adapter||EH-5b (Optional)|
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.6 x 4.3 x 2.6" / 143.5 x 110.0 x 66.5 mm|
|Weight||1.56 lb / 710 g camera body only|
|Focal Length||50 mm|
|Angle of View||47°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.48' (45 cm)|
|Filter Thread||Front: 58 mm|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 2.87 x 2.07" (73 x 52.5 mm)|
|Weight||6.70 oz (190 g)|
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Nikon Df Black w/ AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G Special Edition Lens
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