Nikon India has announced the release of the Nikon Df, a light and smaller-size full-frame DSLR equipped with mechanical dials for setting shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and release mode independently, that offers users great flexibility and control.
The Nikon Df features a 16.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 3 image processing engine, with an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable from 50 to 204800). The camera features a shutter release mode that enables users to capture images at approximately 5.5 frames per second. In addition, as the first Nikon digital SLR camera equipped with a collapsible metering coupling lever, the Df allows photographers to make use of the full range of Nikon lenses, including non-AI lenses. The camera is also compatible with the SDXC and UHS-I standard memory cards1, as well as the Eye-Fi cards.
Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Hiroshi Takashina, Managing Director, Nikon India said, "The New Nikon Df leads Nikon's innovation of providing advanced imaging capabilities, without having to compromise on the form factor. The Df is made for Photo enthusiasts who want to expand their creative horizon with a camera that offers high image quality of an FX-Format and superb portability. We at Nikon continue to set new benchmarks in the world of photography. The new Nikon Df impeccably combines remarkable features of Nikon's milestone cameras and highlights exceptional imaging technology in a compact form factor."
The body of the Nikon Df measures approximately 143.5 x 110 x 66.5 mm and weighs about 710 grams. Nikon Df comes with power-up time of just 0.14 seconds and a release time lag of approximately 0.052 seconds. The camera also features a 3.2-inch LCD monitor with a resolution of approximately 921,000 pixels and a Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module, bringing about a unique 39-point Autofocus (AF) system.
Nikon Df is priced at Rs. 183,950 for the body only, while the Nikon Df with AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition kit lens will be available for Rs. 199,950. The camera will be available across India from December 2013.