Take a look between the comparison of Nikon DF and Nikon D800E, the Nikon DF features 16.2MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 3 Image Processor on the other hand Nikon D800E features 36.3Mp CMOS FX Format Sensor and EXPEED 3 Image-Processing Engine, take a look at the Major Specification Below.
Nikon DF Major Features
- 16.2MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 3 Image Processor
- 3.2″ 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
- Optical Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder
- Dedicated Still Image Only Camera
- Mechanical Exposure Control Dials
- Multi-CAM 4800 AF Sensor with 39 Points
- Expandable Sensitivity: ISO 50-204800
- Continuous Shooting up to 5.5 fps
Nikon D800E Major Features
- Optimized for NEF Raw File Capture
- Low Pass Filter w/ Anti-Aliasing Removed
- 36.3Mp CMOS FX Format Sensor
- EXPEED 3 Image-Processing Engine
- 3.2″ LCD Monitor
- Nikon F Mount Lens Mount
- Eye-Level Pentaprism Viewfinder
- 1920 x 1080/30/25/24p HD Video Capture
- Built-In Flash + i-TTL Flash Control
- Matrix/Center-Weighted/Spot Metering
Nikon DF vs. Nikon D800E Specification Comparison Table.
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Megapixel: Nikon D800E features more megapixel than Nikon DF.
More AF Points: Nikon D800E have More AF points Compared to Nikon DF, hence you get more area under AF points with Nikon D800E.
- The 51 sensor points in the D800′s AF sensor module work down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C),
- Nikon DF t AF system that employs 39 distinct AF points, including nine cross-type sensors, , from -1 to +19 EV.
Better low light performance – The Nikon DF features more ISO range compared to Nikon D800E, the ISO range of Nikon DF is upto 204800, Nikon D800E is limited to 25600 only.
- Nikon DF low-light sensitivity range of ISO 100-12800 can be further expanded to ISO 50-204800
- Nikon D800 have an ISO range of 100-6400 that’s expandable to ISO 50-25600 equivalent.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Nikon D800E features fast shooting speed compared to Nikon DF (5.5 vs 6 fps).
Video: Nikon DF doesn’t have video recording option, it can shoot still images only, on the other hand Nikon D800E can shoot full HD recoding @ 30fps.
Battery Life (CIPA): Nikon DF battery rating is 1400 shots and other hand Nikon D800E 900 shots. According to CIPA.
Dimensions: Nikon DF is smaller than Nikon D800E.
Weight: Nikon DF lighter than Nikon D800E.
Verdict: Nikon D800 is a megapixel monster and also features pretty video recording options, Nikon DF is a low-light king + have no built in low pass filter, made for still shooters only and doesn’t have video recording options. The final choice is yours. – Also see Nikon DF vs Nikon D800E High ISO TEST