• 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Advantages

Nikon Df over Nikon D610

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.31 vs 5.97 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 36 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon D610 over Nikon Df

  • Fast startup
    0.30 vs 0.55 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 50 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.5x vs 1.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Review Excerpt

  • Same sensor and processor as professional D4; Great image quality; Arguably the best available-light shooter in its class; Handsome, retro styling; Weather-sealed design; Big, clear full-frame viewfinder; Excellent battery life

  • Expensive; Bulky, yet handgrip is quite modest; Some controls are clumsy; Plastic body panels don't gel with retro aesthetic; Autofocus isn't in the same league as image quality; No AF assist lamp; No movie capture; No portrait grip; Single card slot

  • Eliminated sensor dust-and-oil spot issue from D600; Great controls for amateur or pro; Comfortable ergonomics and weight; Excellent image quality and low-light performance; Very good dynamic range; Excellent battery life; Built-in lens correction.

  • Not drastically different from D600; Moire with certain subjects; Auto WB still too warm in incandescent light; Slow AF in live view mode; Aliasing in videos.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon Df
Canon 6D
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Newer
  • $1899
  • 35mm
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Nikon D610
Canon 6D
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $1899
  • 35mm
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS

Compared to Nikon D800

Nikon Df
Nikon D800
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Newer
  • $2444
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • 60p
Nikon D610
Nikon D800
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Newer
  • $2444
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Nikon Df
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Newer
  • $3399
  • 35mm
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points
Nikon D610
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $3399
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • More AF points

Compared to Sony A99

Nikon Df
Sony A99
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon D610
Sony A99
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon D4S

Nikon Df
Nikon D4S
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
Nikon D610
Nikon D4S
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Internal flash
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels
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