Nikon D800 vs Nikon Df

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Nikon D800
Nikon Df

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Vastly higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D800 has a megapixel of 36.3MP, however the Nikon Df is only a 16.2MP digital camera (20.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon D800 has an image stabilizer, but the Nikon Df does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Significantly more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D800 has a total megapixels of 36.8MP, whereas the Nikon Df is only a 16.6MP digital camera (20.2MP less).
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon D800 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed, but the Nikon Df is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 lower).
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon D800 has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Nikon Df does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Bigger eye relief Edit
Nikon D800 is 17mm Eye relief. That's 2mm bigger than the Nikon Df (15mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

£389 cheaper
The Nikon D800 costs £1,509.99, whereas the Nikon Df is £1,899.00.
Twenty-two more awards
The Nikon D800 has 26 awards, however the Nikon Df has 4 awards.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Nikon D800 has an average expert review score of 91%, but the Nikon Df has an average rating of 78% (based on 89 reviews).
User reviews are a little better
The Nikon D800 has an average user review score of 95%, but the Nikon Df has an average rating of 94% (based on 121 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Ninety-nine times shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon Df has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, whereas the Nikon D800 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
A lot lighter Edit
The Nikon Df has a weight of 710g, whereas the Nikon D800 is a 900g digital camera (190g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

4 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Nikon Df (0.01s).
190g heavier Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 900g digital camera. That's 190g heavier than the Nikon Df (710g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Not as many stockists
Only 2 sellers sells the Nikon D800, however 6 retailers sell the Nikon Df. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over two years older
The Nikon D800 is older than the Nikon Df by two years.
10 Reasons Against
2x lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Df is a 16.2MP digital camera. That's 20.1MP lower than the Nikon D800 (16.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Df does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Nikon D800 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Significantly less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Df is a 16.6MP digital camera. That's 20.2MP less than the Nikon D800 (16.6MP).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon Df is only 12,800 maximum ISO speed. That's 12,800 lower than the Nikon D800 (12,800).
Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon Df does not have a vari-angle LCD display, but the Nikon D800 has a vari-angle LCD display.
Smaller eye relief Edit
Nikon Df is only 15mm Eye relief, but the Nikon D800 is a 17mm Eye relief digital camera (2mm bigger). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

More expensive by £389
The Nikon Df is £389.01 more expensive than the Nikon D800.
Twenty-two less awards
The Nikon Df has only received 4 awards, however the Nikon D800 has received 26 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Nikon Df only has an average expert score of 78%, but the Nikon D800 has an average expert rating of 91% (based on 120 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Nikon Df has an average user score of 94%, but the Nikon D800 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews).

Awards

26 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
fotoguiden.se: Best product
hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
Magnus.de: Buying Tip
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
player.de: Very Good
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tbreak.ae: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
4 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

61 months Ago 37 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
36.3MP
BEST
16.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3600 x 2400
 1600 x 1064
BEST
 3600 x 2400
 1600 x 1064
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
BEST
 7360 x 4912
Aspect Ratio
 5:4
BEST
 5:4
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 TIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
35.9 x 24 36 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
36.8MP
BEST
16.6MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 5:4
BEST
 5:4

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
51 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
12,800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.7x 0.7x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Connection to PC
 Connection to PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
 Calendar
 Calendar
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -3 - 1
Eye Relief
17mm
BEST
15mm
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
900g 710g
BEST
Height
121.92mm 66.5mm
Depth
81.28mm 110mm
Width
144.78mm 143.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
900g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL15 EN-EL14a
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
900 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ViewNX 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
0.9kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Sensor Resolution
36,300,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/8000 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
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