By Ahmad Furqaan Hod on April 5, 2016


Nikon recently introduced in Malaysia the Nikon Df, which is the latest addition of Nikon Digital SLR Cameras. It comes with a smaller-sized full frame DSLR equipped with full mechanical dials for setting shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and independent release mode to give photographers the pleasure of full manual control.

Despite carrying the latest Nikon Imaging technology that support all DX and FX NIKKOR lenses, Nikon Df comes in a compact design with a full frame sensor, perfect for traveller seeking portability without compromising on image quality.

The iconic design of the camera captures the photographer’s heart through its luxurious styling, modern metallic finish with synthetic leather texture that is weather-resistant. Nikon Df comes in two colours, black and silver, but we strongly admire the silver edition for its nostalgic look. The total weight, which is less than 1 kilogram (camera body + NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens) makes this DSLR a compact yet light camera.


To make it convenient for the photo-traveller, Nikon Df is also fully supported by wireless accessories, GPS unit and HDMI output, including Nikon Creative Lighting System. During our review, we tested the camera and captured the images using FlashAir memory Card, which made photo-sharing easier. This camera also supports Eye-Fi cards too.

Talking about the image quality, this 16.2-megapixel camera gives uncompromising photographic performance during low-light, HDR and Active D-lighting to capture images in various situations. The special edition NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens also creates phenomenal bokeh with sharp rendering images. We never had any issue with this fixed focal length lens due to its full frame image-processing sensor. The fully manual mechanical dials allow photographers to capture incredible images with the sense of analog style and nostalgia.


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