Nikon has done something very interesting. They’ve released a retro camera called the Nikon DF (there’s a great review over at The Art of Photography). So why the retro and why is this camera so interesting?
Right in line with some of the retro design cameras that Fuji and Olympus are putting out, the DF is a throwback to the SLR 35mm cameras from the 70′s and 80′s. It looks like a Nikon FE or maybe an F3 which were excellent cameras in their day and still wonderful if you shoot film.
The Nikon DF, however is a digital slr. It has the same sensor as the top of the line D4. This means exceptional image quality – and features exceptional low light performance. This folks, is a monster camera. The upside is that you basically get the pro image qualities of the D4 DSLR in a cool, retro looking package.
The only downsides are – only 1 SD card slot which means no backup card and the lack of video. This is a still camera only.
Check it out! http://theartofphotography.tv/nikon/df/