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I have to laugh .... I have priced out almost every system out there, and to match the quality of glass I have with my Nikon equipment and a basic prime set, it would cost $3,000, and none of those systems would come close to the performance of this one. ....
I think all speculations about whether this camera is for you or not, we need to give admin a round of applause. He was spot on with the news!
Cute…..but, I am still missing the point, I guess.
@TTJ, let's correct some of the facts you presented.
Price. Df $2750. D610 $2000 (not $2500 as you mentioned).
Build quality. I don't think Df is full Magnesium as D4/D800. It's comparable to D600 instead.
Sensor. Nikon's 16, 24, 36MP are a wash in low light noise. If anything, D600/D800's images down sampled to 16MP may have less noise. I believe yourself boasted before how impressive D800's low light quality is. The 16MP choice in D4 is dictated by the fps requirement and processing power of EXPEED3.
AF. I don't think the 39pt is known for low light accuracy. D4 is great as a low light camera because it has the 51pt AF.
Now let's compare Df with D800. Price (wash). Sensor (wash). AF (D800 better). Build (D800 better).If we compare Df with D600. Sensor (wash). AF (wash). build (wash). Price (D610 better).So I think it's obvious how Df compares to the other Nikon FX cameras other than the retro look.Of course, if you want to buy a camera that makes you look good taking pictures, I don't think people care.
@TTJ, let me repeat....Build quality. Why don't you read "Lightweight and ruggedly constructed body with dust-prevention and weather-resistance employing magnesium alloy" on http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d610/features04.htm. That's the same writing as in http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/df/features04.htm. LOL.
Sensor. While D4 probably is better at 12800, I think plenty people agree with me about D800 sensor is better below 6400. And 1600/3200 is plenty of low light.
AF. Read "Seven focus points compatible with f/8" on http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d610/features03.htm. They both just have Multi-CAM 4800. LOL. If you want to argue it's as good as the 51pt in D4/D800,
Basically, Df and D610 are in the same class. Tons of people have already realized that. That's why they think it's overpriced.