Nikon DF release date set for November 5

The Nikon DF release date has been scheduled for November 5, inside sources have revealed after the company has launched yet another “Pure Photography” video teaser.

Shortly after the introduction of the D610 and D5300 DSLRs, the rumor mill has begun talking about a new Nikon camera with a retro design.

According to inside sources, the shooter will look like the FM2 or like the F3. Despite seeing four teasers so far, it is still hard to tell which style has been chosen by the Japanese company.

Nikon DF release date allegedly scheduled for November 5

Now that most of the specifications have showed up on the web, the time has come for the Nikon DF release date to make its way onto the surface. It was supposed to be set for November 6, but the company will actually reveal it on November 5.

A day will not make such a huge difference, but at least now we are certain that it will definitely be present at the “Le Salon de la Photo” 2013 event, which takes place in Paris, France between November 7 and 11.

Pure Photography

The Nikon DF camera and new 50mm f/1.8G lens seen in the “Pure Photography” video teaser.

Nikon combines retro SLRs with modern features to provide a “Pure Photography” experience

As a quick reminder regarding the specs, it is worth noting that the Nikon DF will employ a 16.2-megapixel full frame sensor (already found in the D4), built-in optical viewfinder, 3.2-inch LCD screen, EXPEED 3 image processor, and 39-point AF system (available in the D610).

The rumor mill specifies that the retro-styled DSLR will be capable of capturing up to 5.5fps in continuous mode, but will not be able to record videos at all. Since it is about “Pure Photography”, the absence of video begins to make sense.

Videographers might go around the camera, but photographers will certainly appreciate the extended ISO sensitivity range between 50 and 102,400.

New DSLR camera coming alongside 50mm f/1.8G lens

Other interesting things about the Nikon DF are its dimensions: 143.5 x 110 x 66.5mm – placing the shooter between the D610 and D7100. Meanwhile, its weight stands at 765 grams.

There is only one SD card slot and the power will come from an EN-EL14 battery. Perhaps a more interesting thing would be the non-AI lens support.

Speaking of lenses, a new and special version of the 50mm f/1.8G optic will be launched alongside the DF. Provided that no more rumors appear in the meantime, we will reveal the full details on November 5 so stay tuned.

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