Any disappointment that its sensor ‘only’ has 16Mp can be swatted away by the Df’s excellent low light capability. Besides, 16Mp is clearly sufficient for the many pros who use the D4.
We like the Df’s traditional control layout, which puts all the most important aspects for photography within easy reach. It feels solid, it’s comfortable in the hand and it’s a pleasure to use.
The price could be a problem. The Df compares well with the D4 but seems high in comparison with the better-specified D800 and D610. After all, the original Nikon FM series was intended to be a more affordable alternative to Nikon’s pro F series.
But the Df is designed for those who want to enjoy the process of photography and for whom the end image is only part of the story. Many users will love it, because it feels great in the hand and has direct controls that make it a pleasure to use. Others are likely to remain unimpressed by the retro styling, the lack of a video mode and the comparatively low pixel count. We sa y… It may not be the camera for everyone, but many photographers will love the Df’s retro styling and go-anywhere capability. Plus the images it produces are superb.