The new Nikon 1528 DF 16.2 MP is a full frame DSLR. According to most users, it is a perfect mix of latest digital technology with old qualities in Nikon cameras. The latest technology in Nikon DF has been acquired from Nikon D series DSLRs. According to Nikon, this camera will come with a special-edition lens ‘AF-S Nikkor 50 mm F1.8G’. This lens has the same kind of optical performance just like the standard 50 mm F1.8G lens. This camera will be available in silver and black color. Nikon also states that this camera’s body will vary according to the country. According to Nikon, this latest DSLR will be available in stores from November 28th, 2013.
Nikon 1528 DF 16.2 MP features Nikon film SLR styling. The camera looks inspired by Nikon FM-2 and comes with manual controls. It also features a small mode dial which is present on the top right corner of the camera. It is locked and you can easily pull it upwards to unlock. A large shutter speed control dial is also included in the camera. When you handle this camera for the first time, you will notice how it imitates a high-end camera specifically designed for professional photographers. You won’t be held back by this camera’s electronic controls. According to the company, this camera is designed for photography enthusiasts.
Nikon 1528 DF 16.2 MP makes it possible to maximize Performance by optimizing non-Ai lenses. In fact, this camera is also compatible with Ai lenses and therefore, it can be used with lenses dating back to 1950s. Nikon DF comprises of an electronic virtual horizon with 1:1 and 16:9 aspect ratios. These aspect ratios are available when you’ve selected live view. This is one of the lightest and smallest full frame cameras from Nikon. The body of the camera has been constructed from weather-sealed magnesium.
The top of the camera looks vintage and retro. The design of the camera clearly states the inspiration taken from cameras built in 1950s. You can see metal dials, controls, switches, central screw thread and shutter release designed to accept manual shutter release cables.
These were quite popular with SLRs. Nikon has also tried to make this camera very compact. However, it still has a sturdy rubber grip which extends round to the back of the camera. This way, you can also properly place your thumb onto the camera.
All the control wheels at the back and front are easily accessible. You won’t have to stretch your thumb or fingers excessively. Therefore, you will be comfortable while using this camera for Extended periods. Front control wheel of the camera is vertical and differs from general positioning in other Nikon cameras. However, it is still very easy to use.
In addition to the option to set exposure compensation and shutter speed dials on top of the camera, you can also see the control wheel on the back. There’s also a front control dial. Therefore, people familiar with other Nikon cameras will be comfortable using this one.
As far as picture quality is concerned, Nikon 1528 DF 16.2 MP is able to provide much sharper image quality. According to most users, this camera provides exceptional quality in low light conditions, like Music festivals, weddings, night photography and other gigs. This camera also delivers exceptional noise reduction. For every benefit, you can thank the 16.2 MP sensor. In simple words, the camera works just like Nikon D4, minus the additional expense.