Nikon Z fc Overview

Announced Jun 29, 2021 •
21 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Product description
Announced Jun 29, 2021

The Nikon Z fc is an Z-mount mirrorless camera with a design reminiscent of the company's film cameras, such as the FM2. The top plate is loaded with dials and also has a small screen that displays the current aperture. The Z fc has a hybrid AF system with 209 phase-detect points, along with face and eye detection, for both people and animals. The camera can capture 4K/30p video plus high speed 120 fps footage at Full HD.

The Z fc has a fully articulating 1.04M-dot LCD as well as a 2.36M-dot EVF. It supports USB Power Delivery, which allows the camera to be operated when connected to a laptop charger or power brick. It has a single SD card slot and uses the same EN-EL25 battery as the Z50.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 5568 x 3712
Effective pixels 21 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 100-204800)
Lens mount Nikon Z
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 445 g (0.98 lb / 15.70 oz)
Dimensions 135 x 94 x 44 mm (5.31 x 3.7 x 1.73)
GPS None

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Our review

The Nikon Z fc is an APS-C mirrorless camera that successfully brings back the design of the company's film cameras. It offers plenty of hands-on controls, a vlogger-friendly fully articulating touchscreen, excellent still and video quality, and plenty of customizability. It could use refinement in a few areas, but for those looking for an eye-catching camera that can capture the moment for social media and more, the Z fc is a solid choice.

Good for: Those looking for a light, inexpensive and stylish ILC with direct controls and vlogging-friendly features.

Not so good for: Those who prefer a more substantial-feeling body, best-in-class autofocus or a wider selection of native lenses.

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