Nikon Z fc Body Key Features:
1.A heritage design inspired by the iconic Nikon FM2 camera
The Z fc’s pentaprism design and body size, as well as the balance between the black and silver-color elements on the Z fc’s body, are inspired by Nikon’s legendary FM2 SLR film camera. Furthermore, a circular eyepiece has been adopted for the electronic viewfinder (EVF), in addition to details such as the design of the dials and the inscribed Nikon logo bearing similarities to the FM2’s. The Z fc simultaneously achieves reliable robustness by employing magnesium alloy.
The top of Z fc’s body features three dials and a small window that displays the aperture. The dials control shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity, allowing setting changes with simple operation. Together with the small window that displays the aperture, users are able to confirm the four basic settings for image-making at a glance and adjust them easily. Also, the i button and i menu support efficient shooting, by allowing quick adjustment of a variety of settings with the press of a button.
For the first time in a Nikon Z series camera, the Z fc supports exposure compensation during AUTO mode, enabling users to achieve their desired expression by increasing brightness, enhancing silhouettes, etc. even while using AUTO mode. The camera also features 20 Creative Picture Control options that deliver unique expressions. By selecting themes with different parameters such as hue, toning and saturation, anyone can express a diverse variety of atmospheres, while confirming the final image in real time through the monitor or electronic viewfinder (EVF) before shooting. Additionally, users can adjust effects according to their taste, expanding the range of creative expression.
3.Convenient functions and performance that realize the desired expression
The Z fc supports Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF with the shooting of stills and video, features introduced on the full-frame mirrorless cameras Nikon Z 7II and Nikon Z 6II. The wide-area AF (L) AF-area mode is supported, further ensuring the capture of eyes and faces by limiting the focusing area. As well as this, continuous focus on the eyes of the intended subject when there are several people or animals in the frame, or tracking the eyes of a pet that’s moving around is also achieved.
The capture of clear stills and videos in dark situations is made possible by covering a wide standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200*. Additionally, shooting from high angles, as well as vertical shooting from low angles, is enabled with the adoption of the first vari-angle monitor among Z series cameras. When the monitor is rotated to the front, the camera automatically switches to self-portrait mode, providing smooth selfie shooting through touch operation.
*Expandable up to ISO 204800. The maximum standard sensitivity for video recording is ISO 25600.
4.Support for the SnapBridge app, featuring two automatic connection modes
The SnapBridge app can be used to transfer photos and videos recorded with the camera to a smart device*, making it easy for users to share them on social media. The latest camera firmware can also be obtained through the app. The latest Snapbridge Ver. 2.8 supports two automatic connection modes: foreground mode and background mode. The foreground mode connects with the camera only when the app is used, reducing camera battery consumption. The background mode features a constant connection, transferring images automatically even when the smart device is in sleep mode, and is similar to the conventional Snapbridge function.
*iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices to which the SnapBridge app has been installed can be used. The SnapBridge app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store® and Google Play™. See Nikon’s website for further information.
- A natural view with minimum aberration is achieved with the electronic viewfinder (EVF) that employs an organic EL panel
- Video recording supporting 4K UHD without crop using the DX-based movie image area
- Supports Full-time AF (AF-F) dedicated for video recording
- Slow-motion video shooting is made easy by simply selecting an image size and frame rate
- Supports Webcam Utility, software that enables the Z fc to be used as a web camera
- Product package and accompanying camera strap that match the Z fc’s heritage style
- Supports USB power delivery with the camera turned on as well as USB charging