Nikon is working on a Df2 DSLR camera with a D750-like 24-megapixel sensor, which will likely be released to celebrate the company’s centennial this summer.
In an attempt to get back to the roots, Nikon launched the Df DSLR back in 2013. It is designed to look like the manufacturer’s film cameras from decades ago. It seems like the company is not done with this design because, as rumored in the past, there will be a Mark II version of the Df.
A Japanese magazine is reporting that the device will be called Nikon Df2, while confirming some information about the image sensor. As for other gossip talks, sources are suggesting that the camera is coming this summer in order to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary.
Nikon Df2 is rumored to borrow heavily from the D750 DSLR
The idea behind the Df is not to provide the latest technologies, meaning that photographers should not expect the Nikon Df2 to be a high-end product. Just like with the original version, the upcoming model will be based on older technologies.
The company is aiming to “force” photographers to connect more directly with their camera, just like photographers used to do with their SLR film cameras. The Df has large and metallic dials, which provide a better feedback when using them.
There will be some design changes, but the Df2 will still look and feel pretty much like a SLR film camera. Either way, we do not have to wait for much longer to see its final design because Nikon is celebrating its centennial on July 25.
It is believed that the device will be officially unveiled before this date and will begin shipping around this date. Nevertheless, it is all based on rumors and speculation, meaning that you must keep your options open.
When it does come, it will borrow plenty of features from the D750. A Japanese magazine has reported that the DSLR will employ the same 24.3-megapixel full-frame sensor found in the D750, which was announced at Photokina 2014.
If this is based on the D750, then it means that it will have a maximum ISO of 51,200 and an Expeed 4 processor. Nevertheless, it might skip past the articulated screen and WiFi technology, as these are novelty features, so they do not fit the Nikon Df2 agenda.
As for the focus system, it will probably have the same 51-point AF drive of the D750. Specs wise, it is not a great camera, especially considering the fact that it will be pricey. However, Nikon says that the Df series provides a unique experience. Stay tuned to Camyx for more details!