In an recent interview Tetsuro Goto from Nikon, it is found that Nikon is working on DF2 camera. They could use either current Nikon D5 or D850 sensor in upcoming model. The AF system will get a massive upgrade and the overall core specification will get a facelift. Nikon will keep it’s retro design.
The sales volume of the DF camera was not so good so Nikon have intentionally delayed the announcement of DF series camera.
Translated from Chinese (a part of interview)
When interviewer asked about the pixel count of upcoming DF camera
Q: I think like Df this model pixel about 24 million to 30 million between.
A: In fact, high pixel with high sense, high dynamic range of opposites, high pixel and then it is very high to do it is difficult to do it. Why D4 was used at that time, because his pixel is not high, but the high sense of performance is very good. Then in the future if you go to consider, in order to improve the pixels, 24 million -3000 million, I think more moderation, or use the D5 sensor, D5 sensor high sense is very good, or is the use of D850 sensor. If in order to meet the needs of more users, you can consider the introduction of two versions, one is D5 version of a D850 version, D5 version of the pursuit of high sense, D850 version of the pursuit of high pixels. But the continuous shooting speed, like 10 per second will not put this feature into, I will not put the video into, if the market to sell the features are put into it, then it with the market on the camera What’s the difference? At that time in the design of Df is also considered not to meet all the people to do, but to meet the needs of a small number of small customers, this camera has some unnecessary features all abandoned.