Nikon Df Digital SLR Camera Wins the Camera GP 2014 Camera of the Year and Readers Award AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G wins the Lens of the Year

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that its Df digital SLR camera is the recipient of two Camera GP (Grand Prix) Japan 2014 awards, Camera of the Year and Readers Award. The best still cameras released in Japan between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014 have been selected for the Camera GP Japan 2014 Awards (sponsored by the Camera Journal Press Club).

In addition, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G is the recipient of the Lens of the Year award, bringing the total number of awards received by Nikon to three.

The Df was selected as the Camera GP Japan 2014 Camera of the Year award, which is presented to the best still camera released on the Japanese market between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014, as well as the Readers Award, which is selected through voting by general users. Since the Readers Award was established in 2008, a total of six Nikon digital SLR cameras have received it, and Nikon has been recognized with the award four years in a row since the Nikon D7000 received in 2011, proving the overwhelming popularity of Nikon cameras with camera lovers. The Df is also the recipient of the TIPA Awards 2014 Best Premium Camera award.

In addition, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G is the recipient of the Lens of the Year award, which recognizes the most outstanding lens.

The Df combines intuitive dial operation with the feel of a precision instrument, which make using the camera fun, as well as superior image quality in the smallest and lightest body in the history of Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras, which makes the camera extremely portable. The large, metal mechanical dials adopted for the Df enable simple operation with immediate visual verification of settings and like in a precision body design. In addition, the camera is equipped with a Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor and the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, and offers an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels. What’s more, as a metering coupling lever that can be raised and lowered has been adopted for the Df, non-AI lenses can also be used. The combination of older NIKKOR lenses and a camera incorporating the latest digital technologies allows users to enjoy capturing photographs exhibiting a wide variety of forms of expression.

The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G is a fast, normal fixed focal length (prime) lens compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras that offers outstanding reproduction capability of point light sources and beautiful blur characteristics from maximum aperture. With shooting of night landscapes and the like, point light sources are rendered as sharp points, with no distortion or fringing, all the way to the edges of the frame, even at maximum aperture. In addition, beautiful blur characteristics that change gradually as the distance from the focus position increases enable capture of impressive photos of humans or objects that exhibit a natural sense of depth.

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