While not a good writeup as test reports go, Ming's report is as mordant as it is crisp. His main concerns are are with the camera's ham-fisted ergonomics:
And I tend to agree. On the surface, the Df pulls at heart strings. On the surface it looks like an older Nikon camera. But it is all on the surface. Older Nikons were lighter and much smaller. They had great viewfinders. The Df is merely the smallest full frame 35mm digital camera that Nikon make. Volume-wise, it is nearly twice the size of a Nikon FE or FM. Despite this, it sports an F3-sized grip and a chintzy viewfinder.
Complaints regarding haptics and ergonomics are real. The Sony ILCE-7r, which is no my go-to digital camera for still life, is designed for the young photographer who never has experienced cameras with good ergonomics, controls, and immediate feedback. But such is life when modern photography is driven not by photographic purpose but by market share. Outside of larger format backs, specialised cameras do NOT exist today. Each one has to pack all the goodies in. And, when the driving force behind pricing and construction is cost/performance ratios, specialised cameras may not return.
Here's to hoping that things will change.