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Sony A7s vs Nikon DF - HIGH ISO TEST IMAGE


Sony A7s and Nikon DF High ISO test images are now available, we have compared these two camera side by side starting from ISO 12800,

  1. we can clearly see that at ISO 12800 both the camera showing excellent level of details without any significant amount of noise.
  2. At ISO 25600 Sony A7s image has more details and less color noise than Nikon DF


At ISO 102400 both camera image is completely us-usable, but comparatively the Sony A7s image is bit better, the ISO 204800 sample Image from both the camera doesn’t deserve any comment from my side.  Finally, we can say that Sony A7s High ISO images are better than Nikon DF.

other factors

  1. NikonDF (See at Amazon) will cost you bit more compared to A7s (See at Amazon) ,
  2. The major disadvantage of Nikon Df is it doesn’t record video, on the other hand the Sony A7s can record 4K videos with Full Pixel Read-Out.
  3. Before making the final decision you must know that A7s has limited amount of lenses, with Nikon you have many option.


Image Credit – Imagine-resource

Shortage of Nikon DF in Japan


Nikon Japan issued a notice regarding the shortage of supply of Nikon DF DSLR, take a look below at the translated version

Regarding going to send digital single-lens reflex camera “Df”

December 12, 2013 Notice

The “Df”, announced after the date of November 5, 2013, state that received a reservation more than expected, production can not keep up with your order has continued. I am sorry to have to apologize for the inconvenience to our customers. Because we will work to continue intensive production, so thank you for your understanding.

Good news is Nikon America have no such issue at this moment and available IN STOCK at Amazon and B&H.

src-Nikon Japan

Nikon DF DXOMark Score

overall-score-89Today Nikon DF score published at DXOMark lab, the overall score of Nikon DF is behind Nikon D610 and Sony A7R, but the low-light score of Nikon DF is better than its competitors, take a look at the chart below for detailed comparison.

Nikon-DF-DXOMark-ScoreNikon DF will cost you $2,996 and available at Amazon | Nikon D610 price is approx $1996, available at Amazon || Sony A7R price approx $2,298.00 (body only) available at Amazon, Canon 5D Mark III price is approx $2899.

Nikon DF - AF Problem with Sigma Lenses

According to a latest press release by Sigma some of its lenses showing AF and Image Stabilization issue . Sigma will release a free firmware update for its customers to fix the issue + If your Sigma lens is not compatible with the USB dock, you will have to contact your nearest Sigma service center., for more details follow the release.

Information Regarding Nikon Df Cameras

Thank you very much for purchasing and using Sigma products.

We have found that the current firmware of our Nikon fitting interchangeable lenses may not work properly with the Nikon Df camera’s OS and Auto Focus functions.

This is similar to the phenomena described in “Information Regarding the Nikon D5300 Cameras” that we have announced on November 19th.

However, for the Nikon Df cameras, it includes those lenses that do not have an internal AF motor, and the following products will require a firmware update.

For those customers who use Sigma lenses in Nikon mount with the Nikon Df camera, we are going to provide a free firmware update.

Please note that all the products we dispatch from the factory will have the latest firmware.


Without the latest firmware, the OS and Auto Focus functions do not work properly when it is used with the Nikon Df.

Concerned Products

Nikon fitting interchangeable lenses not yet updated for the Nikon D5300 camera.
* It includes the following lenses that do not have an internal AF motor:

  3. 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASPHERICAL RF
  6. MACRO 50mm F2.8 EX DG
  7. MACRO 70mm F2.8 EX DG

* For some discontinued products, we may not be able to offer the firmware update due to the discontinuation of related repair parts. Please contact your nearest authorized Sigma distributor for further details.
* Please refer to the link below for further information on the firmware update for the Nikon D5300.


For those customers in need of the latest firmware, we are going to provide free firmware update from December 4th. For discontinued products, please contact your nearest authorized Sigma distributor for the further details.

For lenses that are compatible with the SIGMA USB DOCK, it is possible to update them via SIGMA Optimization Pro.

For detailed information on the SIGMA USB DOCK, please find it from the below link;

For the detailed information on the SIGMA Optimization Pro, please find it from the below link;

Local Service Center

You can contact your nearest authorized Sigma distributor for the firmware update. Details of your nearest authorized Sigma distributor can be found on the following web page.

Compatibility Sticker

We are going to put the sticker to all Nikon fitting lenses that we will dispatch from the factory from now on.


High ISO Test - Canon 1DX vs Nikon D4 vs Nikon DF

We have arranged some HIGH ISO samples of all the flagship full-frame DSLR, as we all know that Nikon D4 and DF shares same sensor so the overall image quality of both the camera is almost same, but at ISO 51200 the Nikon DF image is showing bit more color noise compared to D4. Canon 1DX is also showing very good image quality during HIGH ISO test.

Canon-1DX-vs-Nikon-D4-vs-1 Continue reading High ISO Test – Canon 1DX vs Nikon D4 vs Nikon DF

Nikon DF High ISO Test

focus-numerique just published the HIGH ISO test images of Nikon DF DSLR, the Nikon DF image quality is superb between 50 to 1600, usable upto 12800 and the images after 25600 showing significant amount noise.

Shot settings – scene is illuminated at 200 lux, the Nikon Df is equipped with 50 mm f / 1.8, Aperture at f / 5.6, ISO – variable


you can download RAW files from focus-numerique

Nikon DF vs Canon 5D Mark III

Nikon-DF-vs-Canon-5D-Mk3-imNikon DF vs Canon 5D Mark III – We have just published Nikon DF vs D800 and Nikon DF vs D610 Comparison, now its time to try some off brand camera, we have selected Canon 5D Mark III since it drops in the same price range and features excellent core specification,

Nikon-DF-vs-Canon-5D-Mk-IIITake a look at the major difference between these two camera

# 1 Sensor: Nikon DF offers better sensor since it features better High ISO range Sensor range(204800 vs 102400) , Nikon DF will give you cleaner RAW and JPEG files when compared to 5D Makr III at high ISO levels.

# 2 AF System: Canon 5D Mark III offers better AF system with 61-point autofocus and up to 41 cross-type AF points, Nikon DF is limited to 39 distinct AF points, including nine cross-type sensors.

# 3 Shutter: Canon 5D Mark III offers more shutter range (1/4000 vs 1/8000) and Fast Top-Continuous shooting speed o(5.5 vs 6fps).

# 4 Video: Canon 5D Mark III offers Video recording at 1080/30p, 24p, 25p; 720/60p, 50p; 480/30p, 25p. – Both All i-frame and IPB compressions are supported as well as the standard H.264/MPEG -4 AVC codec, No Video Recording option available at Nikon DF.

# 5 Display: Canon 5D Mark III offers high-resolution display compared to Nikon DF.

# 6 Others:  Nikon DF offers more battery life and light-weight body

Verdict: Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon DF both offers excellent core specification, Nikon DF will give you bit better image quality at HIGH ISO Range on the other hand Canon 5D Mark III offers advance AF system, better shutter range and Video recording options. Based on overall core specification we recommend you to buy Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon DF offers you classic controls and design with limited performance, if Nikon DF fulfills your need go-ahead and buy Nikon DF.

Nikon DF at Amazon || Buy Canon 5D Mark III From Amazon