There’s a new kid on the block this week that everybody, Resource included, is talking about. Tuesday, Nikon announced the release of their new Df, an FX-format digital SLR camera, their smallest, lightest camera yet (while still having a solid feel). This little baby is both easily portable and extremely intuitive, with large metal mechanical dials and easy direct adjustments, allowing for a personal, tactile shooting experience.
We could wax poetic about the massive technological punch this little wonder packs (So many pixels! Such a wide ISO range! A pentaprism optical viewfinder!), but you’ve heard that already. Let’s be real: this camera is just plain cool. It looks and feels like an old school 35mm (the design is modeled off the original Nikon F series), giving you that retro, vintage, Urban Outfitters-chic look (but, like, totally legit—none of that manufactured corporate crap). And yet you don’t sacrifice any of the quality features you’ve come to expect from a top-of-the-line DSLR. Basically, it’s every hipster’s wet dream: the technology of your grandchildren’s camera wrapped in the design of your grandparents’ frame.
Good things come in small packages, and this little baby has a weight a supermodel would envy, making it easy to throw it in your Herschel backpack, jump on your ten-speed and shoot the town. With easy access you’ll love (insert “that’s what she said” joke here), an intuitive design, leather-like texture and big metal dials that make you look like a pro while secretly rocking the 39-point AF system, there’s a reason Nikon is touting the camera as a “modern classic.”
So drop your New Yorker and go get your grubby paws on what TrustedReviews is calling “easily one of the most eagerly anticipated cameras of the year.” You know you want to, you little trendsetter you. Let’s be real: we do, too.