Classic design meets modern engineering. Whether you’re creating content or capturing your artistic vision, this is the perfect addition for stylish photography lovers. Tell your own story and capture some of life’s iconic moments with a camera that’s equally iconic. The Z fc is an ode to Nikon’s rich history and heritage. Taking inspiration from the Nikon FM2, it infuses cutting-edge technology in an aesthetically pleasing camera body. It’s a lightweight and compact system that’s the quintessential companion for all your photography projects and adventures, wherever you are.
Amplify your everyday style with the Z fc. Inspired by the trademark features of Nikon film cameras, the engraved Nikon brand name, circular eye-piece, control dials and shutter button all come together to create a joyfully tactile shooting experience. Textured leather and matte silver accents add an element of luxury to its rugged, yet sophisticated design. You’ll also be able to further express your unique personal style with 6 Premium Exterior1 colour options for your Z fc.
The accompanying kit lenses are decked out with a sleek black and silver coating to match that vintage vibe of the camera body. The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is treated with a silver exterior colour; and the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE), a special edition lens designed to emulate the look and feel of the much-loved manual NIKKOR lenses, are introduced to complement Z fc.
Take your creativity to the next level with 20 types of Creative Picture Controls pre-set filters that can be previewed via the electronic viewfinder or live monitor before shooting to save time on post-shoot editing. Quickly identify your subjects and capture precise facial expressions, in humans and pets, with Eye-Detection AF and Animal Detection AF2 for both stills and videos. Capture clear and detailed images, even in low-light conditions with a high ISO sensitivity of up to 51,2003.
For those looking to capture sharp selfies or create vlogs with an unobstructed view, the TFT LCD vari-angle monitor makes shooting an absolute dream. Relive occasions with moving visuals, the Z fc records in 4K UHD and features a slow-motion video option that’s great at emphasising details that the eye normally doesn’t pick up. A dedicated movie mode (AF-F) allows you to keep focus on your intended subject, even when on the move – perfect for capturing emotive scenes.
Intuitively designed for an easier and quicker shooting experience, the Z fc allows for quick adjustments and to keep your creativity flowing while on the go. Dedicated dials for important settings such as ISO, shutter speed, exposure, and display panel for aperture setting are all conveniently located at the top of the camera for an overview at a glance. Sturdy and light, the Z fc camera body weighs approximately 390g and is built with magnesium alloy to deliver resilience through your photography journeys.
Complete your photography workflow with SnapBridge and Webcam Utility. Transfer stills and videos seamlessly to your smart phone for instant uploading to social media and remote shooting with Snapbridge Ver 2.8. Providing sharper output for any online streaming with Webcam Utility support, the Z fc is an excellent combination with its compact body and vari-angle monitor. The ever-expanding line-up of NIKKOR Z lenses, together with approximately 360 F mount lenses when paired with the Mount Adapter FTZ4 means you can take your creativity even further for any photography genres.
1Availability of six premium exterior colours (excluding black) are subjected to region and country availability.
2 Eye-Detection AF/Face-Detection AF are available in [Wide-area AF (L-human)] or [Auto-area AF (human)]. Eye-Detection AF/Face-Detection AF for animals are available in [Wide-area AF (L-animal)] or [Auto-area AF (animal)]. Support for dogs and cats only.
3Incrementation of up to equivalent of ISO 204800 is available.
4Requires a firmware update for the Mount Adapter FTZ when using with the Z fc.
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Nikon Z mount
Image sensor format
Image sensor type
23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)
Image size (pixels)
[DX (24x16)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3712 ( 20.7 million) (M) 4176 x 2784 ( 11.6 million) (S) 2784 x 1856 ( 5.2 million) [1:1 (16x16)] selected for image area: (L) 3712 x 3712 ( 13.8 million) (M) 2784 x 2784 ( 7.8 million) (S) 1856 x 1856 ( 3.4 million) [16:9 (24x14)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3128 ( 17.4 million) (M) 4176 x 2344 ( 9.8 million) (S) 2784 x 1560 ( 4.3 million) Photographs taken while recording videos at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken while recording videos at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080
File format (image quality)
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
1 Secure Digital (SD) card
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
1.0-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1))
19.5 mm (-1.0 m(*1); from back end of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-3 - +3 m(*1)
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Using the shutter-speed dial: 1/4000 to 4 s (1 step), Bulb, Time, X (Flash sync) Using the main command dial: 1/4000 to 30 s (1/3 step, can be extended up to 900 s in mode M), Bulb, Time, X (Flash sync)
Flash sync speed
X= 1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; auto FP high-speed sync supported
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Continuous H (extended), Self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate
Up to 11 fps Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 4 fps Continuous H: Approx. 5 fps Continuous H (extended): Approx. 11 fps * Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL metering using camera image sensor
Matrix metering Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted metering
–4 to +17 EV * Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F
Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual
Range: –3 to +3 EV (–5 to +5 EV when the exposure compensation dial is set to [c]), Increment: 1/3 step
Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3 EV can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 51200 (ISO 102400 equivalent) or to approx. 2 EV above ISO 51200 (ISO 204800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Add, average, lighten, darken
HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction
Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
-4.5 to +19 EV * Without low-light AF: -3 to +19 EV * Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF-S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), AF mode auto-switch (AF-A; available only in photo mode), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in video mode) predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
209 * Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and DX selected for image area
Pinpoint AF (photo mode only), single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (photo mode only), wide-area AF (S), wide-area AF (L), wide-area AF (L-people), wide-area AF (L-animals), auto-area AF, auto-area AF (people), auto-area AF (animals)
Press the AE-L/AF-L button or press shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S)
TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose color temperature
Exposure and/or flash, white balance, ADL
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor TTL metering using camera image sensor
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p 1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p 1920 x 1080 slow-motion: 30p (x4)/25p (x4)/24p (x5) * Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively * Quality selection (normal/high) available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 x 1080 slow-motion, when quality is fixed at high.
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format), AAC (for videos recorded in MP4 format)
Audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Range: –3 to +3 EV, Increment: 1/3 step
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
M: Manual selection (ISO 100–25600; step size of 1/3 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) available with selectable upper limit P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) with selectable upper limit AUTO: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600)
Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes
7.5 -cm ( 3.0 –in.) diagonal
Vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls
Approx. 1040 k-dot
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, video playback, photo and/or video slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, and picture rating
Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB) ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector
Type D HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Wi-Fi for Africa, Asia (except China, Japan, Korea), Middle East & Oceania
IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) 2.4 GHz band: 8.1 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth: 2.6 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: 1.1 dBm
One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Charging AC adapter
EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)
0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approx. 134.5 x 93.5 x 43.5 mm ( 5.3 x 3.7 x 1.8 in.)
Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
BF-N1 body cap, DK-32 rubber eyecup (comes attached to camera), EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-32 battery charger (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), AN-DC23 strap
1. Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines. All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery. The sample images displayed on the camera and the images and illustrations in this document are for expository purposes only. Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that these specifications may contain.
Small and mighty, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is ready to go anywhere you take it. A versatile shooting range of 16mm to 50mm makes it great for capturing a variety of scenes, from wide angles to portraits. With a silver finish, this lens is an aesthetically-pleasing companion to the Z fc.
Take your daily snapshots to the next level with the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE), a lens that can capture landscapes, cityscapes, and subjects. Inheriting the classic design of NIKKOR lenses, this compact and lightweight wide-angle FX-format prime lens pairs perfectly with the Z fc.
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