November 7, 2013 0 comments

Nikon India announced the release of the Nikon Df, a light and smaller-size full frame D-SLR. The Df is equipped with mechanical dials for setting shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and release mode independently to bring users the ultimate in flexibility and control. Though the Df’s body may be  has a new retro look, the majority of its components are familiar.

The Df features a 16.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, same as in the Nikon D4 and the EXPEED 3 image processing engine, with an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable from 50 to 204800).It has a compact design, coupled with the full frame sensor, makes it the perfect fit for photographers seeking portability without compromising on image quality.

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Designed to offer a distinctive look for photographers, the Df is packed with the ultimate in Nikon’s imaging technology. The camera features a shutter release mode that enables users to capture a high-speed continuous stream of 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.

Nikon Df Primary Features
· The Df is Nikon’s smallest and lightest full-frame format D-SLR with an image sensor equivalent to those used in Nikon D4.

· 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS Sensor with an extensive ISO range 100 -12800 (expandable from 50 to 204800).

 

· The compact body measures approximately 143.5 X 110 X 66.5 mm (W X H X D) and weighs about 710 grams2.

· Independent Mechanical dial for Shutter Speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and release mode offers total control to the photographer.

· EXPEED 3 image-processing engine: The Df boasts high-speed processing power with its EXPEED 3 image-processing engine. The camera is also capable of capturing bursts of images at up to 5.5 frames per second in FX and DX-formats.

· Smooth high-speed operations are further enhanced by a power-up time of just 0.14 seconds and a release time lag of approximately 0.052 seconds3.

· Information from 2016-pixel RGB sensor and image sensor is used to recognize the subject or scene prior to capture.

· The camera boasts a glass pentaprism high-performance optical viewfinder with approximately 100% frame coverage (FX format).

· The 3.2-inch LCD monitor offers a wide-viewing angle and a resolution of approximately 921,000 pixels.

· The Df is also equipped with the quiet shutter-release mode, providing users the ability to photograph subjects with minimal disruption.

· 39-point Autofocus System: The Df is equipped with the Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module, bringing about a unique 39-point Autofocus (AF) system to cater to a wide variety of shooting conditions.

· Df comes with a power saving design coupled with a new EN-EL14a battery for worry-free shooting.

· The camera features an info button that has been improved to allow access to frequently-used functions according to the photographic situation.

· The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special Edition kit lens) has been specifically designed to offer a tone and texture designed to match the Df.

· The Df is compatible with the full range of classic Nikon lenses including non-AI lenses. It is the first Nikon digital SLR camera equipped with a collapsible metering coupling lever that enables the attachment of non-AI lenses.

Price and Availability

The Nikon Df will be available in two colors, black and silver at an MRP of

· Nikon Df with AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special Edition) kit: Rs. 199,950/-

· Nikon Df Body only: Rs. 183,950/-

· AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special Edition) only: Rs. 17,950/-

The product shall be available from December 2013 onwards across pan India.

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