Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: 12 things to know about Nikon’s full frame cameras

Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: 12 things to know about Nikon's full frame cameras

Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: 10 Size and weight

Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: 10 Size and weight

The Nikon Df is noticeably smaller than the Nikon D610 and D800. It measures 143.5 x 110 x 66.5mm and weighs 710g.

The Nikon D610 is itself remarkably compact for a full-frame DSLR, but weighs in at 141 x 113 x 82mm and 760g. Overall, the Df is significantly smaller, and feels it too.

The Nikon D800 is hardly monster-sized itself, but measuring 144.8 x 121.9 x 81.3mm and weighing 900g, it certainly feels the heavyweight in this group.

It’s a little too thick in the body to feel exactly like a classic Nikon film DSLR like the FM, but the Df not far off, and for Nikon to make such a compact and yet perfectly usable DSLR of this size is a remarkable achievement.

For anyone who’s ever used an old film SLR, the Nikon Df looks and feels wonderful. If you are in any doubt whether you want one or not, just pick one up and try it out for a couple of minutes – you won’t have to decide because it’ll make your mind up for you!

Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: 11 Battery life

Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: 11 Battery life

The Nikon Df uses the same EN-EL14a battery as the new Nikon D5300, but Nikon has coaxed out an extraordinary battery life of 1400 shots in the Df compared to 600 in the D5300.

The Nikon D610 and D800 both use a fatter EN-EL15 battery, but only get 900 shots per charge. That’s still good, but the Df is the unexpected winner here.

Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: 12 Price

The Nikon Df price tag at launch is £2750/$2750, but that includes the custom-made 50mm f/1.8G kit lens. Nikon UK currently has no plans to sell it body-only.

The Nikon D610 costs £1799/$2000 body-only, so it’s a good deal cheaper, even if you factor in the cost of a 50mm f/1.8 lens.

The D800 has been on sale for much longer, which means its price is now discounted by dealers, although it has held it price well. You can get it in body-only form for £1960/£2800, which makes it the same price as the Df or cheaper, depending on where you buy.

On paper, the Nikon D610 and D800 are both clearly better value than the Nikon Df. If you choose your cameras with a spreadsheet, it’s not even worth typing the Nikon Df in. Fortunately, most of us don’t.

PAGE 1 – Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: Sensor, ISO, Continuous shooting
PAGE 2 – Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: Movies, Lenses, Memory
PAGE 3 – Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: Flash, Construction, Handling
PAGE 4 – Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: Size, Battery, Price
PAGE 5 – Nikon Df vs D610 vs D800: What we think

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