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 – White balance and colour

Image: The Df captured the soft details and tones in this foggy London scene very well

The white balance and colours produced by the Df look exactly as you would expect from Nikon. By default, colours tend to be quite neutral in tone with very natural-looking colour saturation. There are more than enough colour settings to keep photographers happy, but without being bombarded by different scene modes or art filter effects that are often seen on a more consumer-level camera.

Typically, the AWB setting has two modes: one that keeps warm colours in images, and one that removes them to produce a more neutral tone. While these settings are designed to be used when shooting regularly under tungsten lighting, I found that they are also worth keeping in mind when you are shooting in late-afternoon sunlight, where you will want to retain the amber hue rather than suppress it.

  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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