Nikon Df vs Nikon D780

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Df and Nikon D780. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Df
Nikon D780

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon Df were released 2013 and Nikon D780 was released 2020. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Df Nikon 2013
Nikon D780 Nikon 2020

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "FX") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Since both cameras have a Full frame sensor there will be no crop factor.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon Df 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon D780 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon Df has a 16 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D780 has 25 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon Df 16 MP 16163840 4928 3280
Nikon D780 25 MP 24337152 6048 4024

Nikon D780 has a 51 % larger resolution than Nikon Df. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D780 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon Df. Nikon D780 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon Df has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Df 100-12800
Nikon D780 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Df
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D780

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon Df can shoot up to 5,5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D780 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Df 5,5
Nikon D780 12

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D780. Sadly, the Nikon Df does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D780 weighs 840 gr (equal to 1,85 lb) which is 11% heavier than Nikon Df and its 760 gr (or 1,68 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Df 760 gr 1,68 lb
Nikon D780 840 gr 1,85 lb