Nikon Df Digital Camera User’s Manual

As digital camera technology has evolved, so has the way we control our cameras. Mechanical dials have given way to buttons, menu systems and LCD displays. But what if we could blend the elegant, simplistic control and styling of classic Nikon film cameras like the F, F3 and FM/FE series with the advanced technology of Nikon’s exceptional new D-SLRs? Enter the Nikon Df, a thrilling FX-format D-SLR with a unique mechanical operation system and classic styling along with Nikon’s flagship digital camera technology. A perfect blend of classic and modern, the Nikon Df offers a more personal shooting style that will inspire a new relationship with your camera—one you may have known and lost over the years—and reawaken your joy for taking photos.


Getting to Know the Camera
Camera Menus
First Steps

Basic Photography and Playback

Taking Photographs
Basic Playback
Deleting Unwanted Photographs

Exposure Mode

P: Programmed Auto
S: Shutter-Priority Auto
1/3 STEP (Exposure Modes S and M)
A: Aperture-Priority Auto
M: Manual

Release Mode

Choosing a Release Mode
Self-Timer Mode
Mirror up Mode

Image Recording Options

Image Area
Image Quality and Size


Manual Focus

ISO Sensitivity

The ISO Sensitivity Dial
Auto ISO Sensitivity Control


Autoexposure Lock
Exposure Compensation

White Balance

White Balance Options
Fine-Tuning White Balance
Choosing a Color Temperature
Preset Manual

Image Enhancement

Picture Controls
Preserving Detail in Highlights and Shadows

Flash Photography

Using a Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Compensation
FV Lock

Other Shooting Options

Two-Button Reset: Restoring Default Settings
Multiple Exposure
Interval Timer Photography
Non-CPU Lenses
Location Data

Live View Photography

Focusing in Live View
Using the i Button
The Live View Display: Live View Photography
The Information Display: Live View Photography
Manual Focus

More on Playback

Full-Frame Playback
Thumbnail Playback
Calendar Playback
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Protecting Photographs from Deletion
Deleting Photographs


Installing ViewNX 2
Using ViewNX 2
Printing Photographs
Viewing Photographs on TV

Menu Guide

The Playback Menu: Managing Images
The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings
The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
My Menu/Recent Settings

Technical Notes

Compatible Lenses
Other Accessories
Caring for the Camera
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
Exposure Program (Mode P)
Error Messages
Approved Memory Cards
Memory Card Capacity
Battery Life

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