With an ISO range of 12,800 and expandable to ISO 204,800 all via a physical dial, the full-frame Nikon Df camera is just what a professional photographer ordered, with the price to go along with it — $2,999 for the 1.56 pound body and a new 50mm f/1.8G lens, or $2,750 body-only starting later this month. One really awesome fact: it supports the current AF, AF-S, DX and AF-D lenses, but also Ai and non-Ai Nikkor lenses going all the way back to 1959.
Thankfully, Nikon made sure that the Df wasn’t just a beautiful camera, but one that could shoot pretty great photos, with a 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, shots at 5.5 frames per second, an optical viewfinder with 100 percent field of view (thanks to the pentaprism hump), and displays the shots you took on a 3.2-inch screen filled with 921,000 dot resolution. Its dimensions are totally within the retro camera stage: 5.6 x 4.3 x 2.6 inches, so it is a little large, but strangely, as part of the engineering, it features a small battery, so video recording is not an option.
Still, it’s amazing to look at.