Is this what casual photographers want from a camera? Will women find you sexy if you carried one?
Sex appeal wise, you're not going to bed any babes if you carried this thing. This retro film-age design isn't going to win you bragging rights when babes write you off as an old timer with a film camera.
Nikon is selling this retro camera as a way forward for old school photographers who are transitioning to digital. These folks, who are either in their 40s or 50s have plenty money left over from their pension scheme and want to use a camera with a gentle learning curve. The manual dials and buttons will be a boon for those who are irked by touch screen selection so this could be a winner for them.
Professional Grade Camera?
Wrong again. This is really a casual shooter masquerading as a pro spec model. The camera is backward compatible with Nikons lenses from 50 years ago (such lenses were made with coatings to render on film), has NO VIDEO capture, and shoots only 16 megapixels images.
The old D4 sensor used in the Df compares well with a 16 megapixel Olympus OMD sensor. Below is a Dynamic Range comparison chart of the two under the normal setting.
The question now is would you invest in a video capable D610 versus a still image only Df. Looks alone isn't going to win you more fans. People who have that much money to spend on a camera have already put down their money on a Leica. The Df on the other hand are for older folks were have never transitioned to digital. Such retro handling is going to make them really comfy. Make of that what you will.