Df_SL_50_1.8_SE_front.highFor photographers who have been following the Nikon Df rumors, well it looks like your patience has paid off as Nikon has officially announced the camera. True to the leaked photos and specifications, the Nikon Df has a rather retro-ish design, similar to that of the Nikon FM2 which we guess isn’t a bad thing given that vintage/retro seems to be the “in” thing these days. The camera will feature a 16.2MP full-frame sensor  which can also be found on the Nikon D4 professional DSLR model which is heavily used by professional photographers out there. For those who plan to take the Nikon Df with them on their trips and adventures, fret not because the camera will also feature the same weather sealing found on the Nikon D800.

The Nikon Df will weigh in at 710 grams which is considered pretty light as far as full-frame cameras are concerned. It will sport Nikon’s EXPEED 3 processor, an ISO range topping 204,800, 39 AF points, 5.5fps burst shooting, a 3.2” LCD display, and 100% viewfinder. To top it off, the Nikon Df will also play nicely with Nikon’s range of AF, AF-S, DX, AF-D, Ai, and non-Ai Nikkor lenses dating back to the 1950s, which we guess would be in line with the overall design of the camera. So how much can you expect to pay for this bad boy? Well the price previously listed by Amazon turned out to be correct as the camera along with a special edition 50mm f/1.8G lens will set you back about $3,000, while the body-only model will retail for about $2,800 and is expected to start shipping later this month. [Press Release]

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