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 – Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video

With a bright viewfinder offering a 100% field of view, manual focusing with the Nikon Df and older manual-focus lenses is quite easy. If your eyesight isn’t perfect, then dioptre adjustment of -3 to +1 is available, and there is always the AF indicator symbol in the viewfinder to fall back on.

Interestingly, considering the camera’s target audience, the Df does have live view via the 3.2in, 921,000-dot LCD screen. The screen itself is excellent, and when looking through images in playback mode I found that the camera responded quickly to my requests to scroll through the images or zoom in on particular areas.

As already mentioned, there is no video option on the Df, and this is something of a double-edged sword. The typical complaint of those who demand a DSLR that doesn’t shoot video is that they are forced to pay more for a feature they don’t want, but given that the D610 shoots full HD video and costs significantly less than the Df somewhat counteracts this argument.

  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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