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Is Nikon's Retro Camera Worth Its Steep Price Tag?

Nov 7 2013 - 7:36am

Trends in fashion always come back around, and with Nikon's just-unveiled Df DSLR camera [1], it would seem the tech world is little different. The Df is a digital camera that puts its salute to the 35mm cameras of the past front and center.

The 16.2 MP Df blends the art of digital photography [2] with its analog origins in a mix of throwback and modern features. It has programmable dials to have favorite settings at the ready just like most DSLRs, but the exterior also has old-school locking dials for controlling aperture and shutter speed. The 3.2-inch LCD screen on the back of the camera functions as we're now used to as a live view of the subject, but content won't find its way onto YouTube, as the Df has no video mode.

Photographers who have made a hobby out of collecting old camera accessories can use those in tandem with the Df, as the body offers support to Nikon's pre-1970s line of Nikkor lenses. The camera certainly is equipped with enough retro charm, but for the casual photographer, the Df may be in the "if only" category on a holiday wish list thanks to its professional-level price tag of $2,750 for the body only and $3000 for the camera with special edition lens kit.


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