The Nikon Z fc Black Camera with Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm VR SL is an elegant and compact DX-format mirrorless camera that combines iconic Nikon design borrowed from the sought-after Nikon FM2 with the latest technology.
From capturing meaningful moments in everyday life such as sentimental pieces and interactions with friends and family, you can connect with the world and express yourself freely through the new camera’s advanced performance and modern convenience.
The Z fc camera is complemented by the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, which is a standard zoom lens that delivers high resolution throughout the zoom range while being compact and lightweight to carry around. A perfect combination for a variety of everyday scenes, from landscapes and snapshots to portraits and tabletop photos.
Revisiting an icon, the Nikon Z fc Camera takes inspiration from the classic Nikon FM2 SLR, incorporating 80s vintage nuances with highly reliable modern mechanisms. The Z fc exudes sophistication in its craftsmanship, with its luxurious black textured leather material and matte silver body. Embrace the timeless beauty of classic Nikon design elements, from the “Nikon” engraving, the classic control dials and shutter buttons, to the circular eyepiece.
Capture clear and sharp renderings of textured images with 20 megapixels of resolution and all your iconic moments in practically any scene with the camera’s excellent low light performance with an ISO sensitivity of up to 51200. Leveraging its full potential, you will also be able to fully optimise the in-built optical Vibration Reduction (VR) with lenses such as the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR for high image quality.
Moreover, the camera offers more than just everyday casual filming with its 4K UHD capabilities utilising the full DX-based image sensor width and slow-motion movie setting with a range of image dimensions and frame rate.
The Z fc allows users to capture every inch and detail of the moment with its touch-operational 7.6cm (3-inch) vari-angle TFT LCD display, and AF-F (full-time AF) that tracks subjects even when taking self-portraits. Explore different angles express yourself in both stills and movies with confidence. You don't have to adjust anything as the monitor automatically switches to self-portrait mode when you turn it to the front. Additionally, when switched on, the camera supports USB power delivery and USB charging.
Weighing in at approximately 390g, the compact and sleek camera is perfect for capturing every shutter opportunity from day to night, one moment to another. Whether it’s for that much-deserved scenic road trip with your loved ones or capturing a slice of life, the Z fc is there for you.
Taking it to a new level, the Z fc comes with intuitive and tactile controls that enables you to seize and capture the fleeting moments. Equipped with dedicated dials for the ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation, you have the flexibility to adjust to their desired settings easily to achieve the best quality of experiences when delving into different types of photography.
For the first time in a Nikon Z series camera, the Z fc supports exposure compensation during AUTO mode that allow users to achieve their desired expression such as by increasing brightness to enhancing silhouettes.
Creative Picture Control effects
With over 20 Creative Picture Control effects, you also get more room for unlimited expression to create imagery that reflects their aesthetics or mood, simply by a quick preview through the display viewfinder and a favourite pre-set that could be easily applied.
Reliable Eye-Detection AF and Animal Eye-Detection Autofocus
Capture the most raw and real-time emotions in a snap with the Eye-Detection AF and Animal Eye-Detection AF, locking onto moving subjects and delivering precise, high-quality imagery that truly brings all the emotions of that beautiful moment to life. Not limited to just stills, this feature is also applicable during movie recording.
The Nikon Z fc is supported by a suite of software tools that allow you to transfer images and videos from camera to a smart device quickly and seamlessly - just as easily as taking a snapshot.
Stay connected with your community of creatives, friends, and family - thanks to the improved ease of use and convenience of the latest version of Nikon SnapBridge (ver. 2.8).
Use your smartphone’s screen mirroring capabilities for remote shooting without missing any moments with two automatic connection modes.
Ready for your next Live Stream
The Nikon Z fc camera is also compatible with Webcam Utility, enabling you to step up to the next level when live-streaming with incredible clarity and a flattering depth of field.
Compact and versatile, the Nikon Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens Silver is a 24-75mm-equivalent zoom designed for DX-format Z-mount mirrorless cameras. Covering a wide-angle to portrait-length zoom range, this lens is well-suited to everyday shooting situations. Its optical design incorporates aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements, which help to reduce a variety of aberrations for sharper, clearer image quality throughout the zoom range. A Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to minimize ghosting and flare for increased contrast and colour accuracy in bright and backlit conditions.
The lens's flexible focal length range is complemented by Vibration Reduction image stabilization, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake by up to 4.5 stops for sharper handheld shooting. A stepping motor provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override to suit both stills and video applications. Also, a programmable control ring can be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and exposure settings.
The wide end of the zoom range is tailor-made for shooting in cramped spaces. A minimum focus distance of just 0.2 m lets you focus sharply on close-up details.
From bold expressions to fleeting gestures, you’ll capture brilliant detail even when you shoot in low light. Bokeh is smooth, for beautifully blurred backgrounds.
Movies to love
This lens lets you move from scene-setting wide shots to close-ups with ease. You’ll capture 4K footage that’s sharp and steady, even if you’re filming while walking.
The silent control ring can be used for key functions including manual focus, aperture control (great for fading in or out during video recording), or exposure compensation.
Never miss a shooting opportunity. The button-free retractable-lens mechanism is quick and easy to use. You simply extend or retract the lens by rotating the zoom ring.
Lens in your pocket
This DX mirrorless zoom weighs just 135 grams and is ultra-compact when retracted. When you retract the lens, it locks in place so it won’t extend unexpectedly.
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|Type||Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses|
|Lens mount||Nikon Z mount|
|Image sensor format||DX|
|Image sensor type||CMOS|
|Sensor size||23.5 mm x 15.7 mm|
|Total pixels||21.51 million|
|Dust-reduction system||Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)|
|Effective pixels||20.9 million|
|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|
|Media||SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)|
|Card slot||1 Secure Digital (SD) card|
|File system||DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31|
|Viewfinder||1.0-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls|
|Frame coverage||Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical|
|Magnification||Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1)|
|Eyepoint||19.5 mm (-1.0 m(*1); from back end of viewfinder eyepiece lens)|
|Diopter adjustment||-3 - +3 m(*1)|
|Eye sensor||Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays|
|Compatible lenses||Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)|
|Type||Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter|
|Speed||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|
|Modes||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.|
|Self-timer||2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s|
|Metering system||TTL metering using camera image sensor|
|Metering mode||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|
|Range||–4 to +17 EV * Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F|
|Mode||Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual|
|Exposure compensation||Range: –3 to +3 EV (–5 to +5 EV when the exposure compensation dial is set to [c]), Increment: 1/3 step|
|Exposure lock||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|
|Active D-Lighting||Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off|
|Multiple exposure||Add, average, lighten, darken|
|Other options||HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction|
|Autofocus system||Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist|
|Detection range||-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|
|Lens servo||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|
|Focus point||209 * Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and DX selected for image area|
|AF-area mode||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)|
|Focus lock||Press the AE-L/AF-L button or press shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S)|
|Flash control||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|
|Flash mode||Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off|
|Flash compensation||-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M|
|Flash-ready indicator||Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output|
|Accessory shoe||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|
|White balance||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|
|Bracketing types||Exposure and/or flash, white balance, ADL|
|Metering system||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor TTL metering using camera image sensor|
|Metering mode||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.|
|File format||MOV, MP4|
|Video compression||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|
|Exposure compensation||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)|
|Active D-Lighting||Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off|
|Other options||Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes|
|Monitor size||7.5 -cm ( 3.0 –in.) diagonal|
|Monitor type||Vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls|
|Monitor resolution||Approx. 1040 k-dot|
|Playback||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|
|USB connector||Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB) ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended|
|HDMI output connector||Type D HDMI connector|
|Audio input||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||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|
|Battery||One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery|
|Charging AC adapter||EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)|
|Tripod socket||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.)|
|Operating environment||Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)|
|Supplied accessories||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|
|Focal Length||16 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 75mm)|
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 to 6.3|
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z|
|Angle of View||83° to 31° 30'|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.87" / 20 cm|
|Optical Design||9 Elements in 7 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||7, Rounded|
|Filter Size||46 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.76 x 1.26" / 70 x 32 mm|
|Weight||4.76 oz / 135 g|