Nikon Df Digital SLR with Nikkor AF-S 50mm F/1.8G - Silver

product overview
product overview
Image ProcessorImage Processor
CMOS SensorCMOS Sensor
View FinderView Finder
  • 16.2MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Dedicated Still Image Only Camera
  • Multi-CAM 4800 39-Point AF Sensor
  • Native ISO 12800, Extended to ISO 204800
  • 5.5 fps Shooting at Full Resolution
  • Mechanical Exposure Control Dials
  • Compatible with AI and Non-AI Lenses
  • NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens
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Featuring a full-frame, FX-format 16.3MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor, the Df is capable of producing high-resolution, well-detailed still imagery with exceptional color rendition, tonal gradation, and highlight and shadow detail. A notable low-light sensitivity range of ISO 100-12800 can be further expanded to ISO 50-204800 for challenging lighting conditions and a top continuous shooting rate of 5.5 fps aids in working with fast-moving subject matter.

The manually-configurable design of the Df blends a timeless control layout with contemporary precision to enable simple and direct handling of all exposure features of the camera. Utilizing dedicated shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, exposure mode, and release mode dials, efficient control is possible without needing to delve into a complex menu structure. For viewing, both an optical glass pentaprism viewfinder and 3.2 Inch 921k-dot LCD monitor are housed within the magnesium alloy body design. When using the LCD for live view shooting, the image can be magnified up to 19x for critical focus and a fast contrast-detection focusing method is used. Both a hot shoe and flash sync terminal are integrated into the body's design, too, as well as a unique mount system that employs a metering coupling lever to enable the use of both AI and non-AI lenses for extensive support of NIKKOR lenses from the past and present.

When working with the optical viewfinder, the Multi-CAM 4800 AF system is used and employs 39 points about the frame, with nine cross-type points for added accuracy when photographing in more difficult light. Seven centrally-located sensors are also compatible with f/8 or faster lenses, which greatly enhances the autofocus performance when working with longer, telephoto lenses used in combination with teleconverters.

Accurate exposure metering is done using a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and Nikon's Scene Recognition System, which automatically analyzes all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, and color, and compares these values to an on-board database in order to determine an appropriate exposure value that is consistent from image to image. White balance, autofocus, and i-TTL flash metering also use this system and, additionally, the Spot White Balance feature can be used in live view for pin-point selection of a white area within the scene to deliver true color balance. Built-in HDR and Active D-Lighting can be used to extend the apparent dynamic range of a scene and Picture Control settings can be applied to refine the overall look and feel of colors and contrast in-camera.

Key Features

- 16.2MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 3 Image Processor
- 3.2 Inch 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
- Optical Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder
- Dedicated Still Image Only Camera
- Mechanical Exposure Control Dials
- Multi-CAM 4800 AF Sensor with 39 Points
- Expandable Sensitivity: ISO 50-204800
- Continuous Shooting up to 5.5 fps
- NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens

Timeless Design with Contemporary Performance
Separating itself from other DSLRs, the Df revolves around a classically-inspired design that employs a manual control scheme and a pared-down interface to inspire a more intuitive and efficient method of working. As a still image-only camera, key design elements cater to the needs of a photographer, including dedicated mechanical dials for shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode, and release mode control as well as the incorporation of a bright pentaprism viewfinder, cable release socket, hot shoe, and flash sync terminal. The magnesium alloy body also houses a large 3.2" 921k-dot LCD monitor, which can be used for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation. A unique lens mount system has also been developed and integrates a metering coupling lever to enable the use of both AI (Aperture Index) and non-AI lenses. This means that in addition to supporting current AF-S, AF-D, and AF NIKKOR lenses, past manual focus, non-AI lenses can also be used without any modification necessary.

16.2MP FX-Format Sensor and EXPEED 3 Image Processor
The 16.2 megapixel full-frame (FX) CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor work in tandem to produce overall high image quality with notable detail, dynamic range, color accuracy, and low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 12800, which is further expandable to ISO 204800. This still image-only camera is also well-suited to working with moving subject matter with a top 5.5 fps continuous shooting rate using either the viewfinder or when working in live view.

39-Point Multi-CAM 4800 AF Sensor
Benefitting the exceptional image quality is an apt AF system that employs 39 distinct AF points, including nine cross-type sensors, to quickly acquire focus in a range of lighting conditions, from -1 to +19 EV. An intelligent Scene Recognition System, typically reserved for exposure metering, benefits the focusing performance by analyzing and identifying subjects to suit panning and tracking-based shooting styles. Depending on the situation, 9, 21, or 39 point arrays can be selected from and seven centrally-located points are compatible with f/8 or faster lenses, extending the auto focusing abilities of the longest lenses used in conjunction with teleconverters. When using this phase-detection focusing method, selectable AF-area modes include: Single-point AF mode, Dynamic-area AF mode, 3D-tracking mode, and Auto-area AF mode. When working in live view, a contrast-based AF system is employed to acquire focus precisely and can function in continuous, full-time servo mode to better-suit working with moving subjects. Four distinct AF-area modes are available when using the contrast-detection focusing method: Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, and Subject-tracking AF. Additionally, benefitting working with manual focus when in live view, the image can be magnified up to 19x for critical examination and easier focus confirmation.

Scene Recognition System
The intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II utilizes a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best render the scene at hand. The information gathered is also checked against onboard reference images to ensure consistency from image to image in regard to exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.

Picture Control
Picture Control modes can be directly accessed via a dedicated button and allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera, and include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and user-customizable settings. Active D-Lighting helps to preserve both highlight and shadow details when working in contrast-rich scenarios, such as backlit lighting. Utilizing the EXPEED 3's processing power, a more controlled image will be produced with brightness values closer to how they are naturally seen. This mode is suitable for working with moving subjects.

Built-In HDR
Built-in HDR works to extend the tonal and exposure range of a single image by recording two separate exposures and blending them together in order to gain greater highlight and shadow details with an extended range of mid-tones. The smoothness of the edge where the two separate exposures meet can be adjusted for more apparent softness to benefit images with a greater range of encompassed exposure values. This mode is best suited for working with stationary subjects.

Dedicated Accessory Terminal
The accessory terminal supports the use of the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to enable remote, instant transferring of photos to Android and iOS mobile devices for sharing online. The GP-1A GPS Unit is also supported, which automatically adds locational information to images' metadata for geotagging applications. Spot White Balance enables precise, selective control of the white balance setting by simply pointing and metering a pure white portion of the scene in order to set the proper color balance when working in live view.

This kit includes:

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens - Special Edition

The lightweight and stylish design of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens integrates enhanced knurling on the focus ring to add a functional and aesthetic element that complement refined manual focusing control. When working with autofocus, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) AF system is quick, precise, smooth, and quiet, which benefits both still and movie shooting.

One aspherical element is incorporated into the optical design to help minimize chromatic aberrations while also contributing to high image sharpness and clarity. A seven-blade rounded diaphragm helps to render a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques, which is further benefitted by the bright f/1.8 maximum aperture.

Key Features

- Nikon F Mount
- Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
- Silent Wave AF Motor
- One Aspherical Element
- Enhanced Knurling on Focus Ring
- Seven-Blade Rounded Diaphragm
- Classic exterior design

- Silent autofocusing
- Seamless manual override

  • MPN - VBK381XA
  • GTIN - 018208940677
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Lens MountNikon F
Body TypeCompact SLR
Lens Focal Length Multiplier50mm
Maximum Resolution4928 x 3280
Effective Megapixels16 Megapixel
Max Resolution4928 x 3280
Sensor SizeFull Frame
Sensor SizeCMOS, 36 x 23.9 mm
Sensor TypeCMOS
Image StabilizationNo
ProcessorExpeed 3
Max ISO204800
Memory Card TypeSDXC
White Balance Presets12
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF (C), Focus Lock AF Area Mode, Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Uncompressed FormatRAW
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 39
Focus Points39
Viewfinder TypePentaprism
LCD Screen Size3.2“
Focal length multiplier1x
ISO Sensitivity100-12800 (Extended Mode: 50-204800)
Screen Size3.2inch
Shutter SpeedsType: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 Second
Screen Dots921,000
Metering Method3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Matrix, Spot Metering
Screen TypeTFT colour LCD with brightness control
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
ViewfinderOptical (Pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100 %
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Viewfinder magnification0.7x
Dust Reduction SystemYes
Max Shutter Speed1/8000 sec
Built-in FlashNo
Continuous drive5.5 fps
Max Sync Speed1 / 200 Second
Exposure compensation±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Max Video ResolutionNil
Storage TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
ConnectivityHDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0, X-Sync Socket
Wi-FiYes (with Optional Transmitter)
WirelessOptional - WU-1a
Battery1 x EN-EL14a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Environmentally sealedYes
Dimensions (WxHxD)5.6 x 4.3 x 2.6“ / 142.2 x 109.2 x 66.0 mm
BatteryNikon Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery
Weather SealedOperating
32 to 104F (0 to 40C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Weight (inc. batteries)710
Dimensions143.5 x 110.0 x 66.5 mm
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What’s In The Box

Nikon Df Digital SLR with Nikkor AF-S 50mm F/1.8G - Silver

  • Nikon Df DSLR Camera

  • Nikkor AF-S 50mm F/1.8G

  • EN-EL14A Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery

  • MH-24 Quick Charger for EN-EL14 Battery

  • UC-E6 USB Cable

  • 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

  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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