It wasn’t too long ago that Nikon announced their new full-frame camera in the form of the Nikon Df. Given that there aren’t too many full-frame cameras at the moment that are small enough to be carried around (Sony’s A7 and A7R do come to mind), we would have expected many photographers to hop on board the bandwagon, especially given Nikon’s history and reputation when it came to cameras. Unfortunately that does not appear to be the case, at least according to the folks at Nikon Rumors who claims that according to their sources who are retailers, it seems that based on pre-orders of the Nikon Df, the camera is not as hot as one might think.
The retailers are apparently trying to compare pre-orders of the Nikon Df against the Nikon D800, the model which apparently the weather sealing of the camera is based on. According to the retailers, it seems that demand for the Df is not as hot as when the D800 launched. Could the Nikon Df end up being somewhat of a dud like the Nikon 1 series of mirrorless cameras? Or could it be that photographers are waiting for reviews and feedback of the camera first before deciding if they should go ahead with their purchase? Given that this is something of a new system, unlike the D800 which had its predecessors, we can understand the apprehension and we guess we will just have to wait and see what the official numbers have to say. In the meantime what do you guys think? Is the Nikon Df worth picking up?