It's been a long time coming, but now Nikon has released a DSLR in the style of its F-series film cameras. Can Nikon's 16.2-million-pixel, full-frame Df really live up to the hype? Read the Nikon Df review...

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Nikon Df review – Dynamic range

Image: The Nikon Df is capable of producing images with fantastic colour and dynamic range, as can be seen in this edited raw image

Although the Df tended to meter a little too brightly, I found that it was generally still possible to avoid blown-out highlight details. The dynamic range doesn’t score spectacularly high, with our test showing that the Df has a dynamic range of 12.66EV at ISO 200. That said, blown-out highlights weren’t really too much of an issue, and although I did have to be a little careful not to introduce colour noise when editing the shadow areas of raw images, there is more than enough information in images shot below ISO 400 to make some dramatic changes to the brightness.

  1. 1. Nikon Df at a glance:
  2. 2. Nikon Df review - Old F-mount lenses
  3. 3. Nikon Df review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Nikon Df review - Metering
  5. 5. Nikon Df review - Dynamic range
  6. 6. Nikon Df review - Autofocus
  7. 7. Nikon Df review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Nikon Df review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  9. 9. Nikon Df review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  10. 10. Nikon Df review - The competition
  11. 11. Nikon Df review - Our verdict
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