DP recently ran an interview with Nikon exects.
They were amazed at the Df's popularity, but
also mentioned the decline of sales both for
p&s as well as DSLR's.
That made me think that people might
be attracted to retro designs like the Df
because it looks like a safe investment.
Possibly it reminds people of those great
cameras of the 70's and 80's they still
value so highly?
Personally, I think Canon is making the
right choice. For one thing, Canon changed
its lens mount and everyone would laugh
if their retro design did not offer compatibility
with those earlier lenses and I agree.
I would chock it up to the posers... i.e. the people that bought the DF are casual users who bought it to look cool.
They will grow tired of it.
They will go back to their iPhones and Instagram as their main photo outlets...
They will not INVEST in lenses...
In the end, probably far more will be turned off to the Nikon brand, because they will remember the $3K paperweight.
I like Canon's model better, though I would like a high MP and some fresh lenses