Nikon Z fc Body
- Small size with big image quality
- 4K videos with full-time Eye-Detection AF
- A flip out vlogger screen with live streaming capabilities
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Capture your iconic moments.
Z fc fuses classic design with Z series technology. Small size with big image quality. 4K videos with full-time Eye-Detection AF. A flip out vlogger screen with live streaming capabilities. This is a camera you think you’ve seen before. But the performance is entirely new.
Classic. Tactile. Modern.
Designed in the spirit of classic Nikon cameras.
Precision carved aluminium dials with engraved markings.
Mechanical controls for shutter speed, ISO and exposure compensation.
Vari-angle vlogger screen that hides away when you’re not using it.
The tools of creativity.
Cutting-edge Z series tech.
Quality that thrills.
What sets the Z fc apart is the 20.9MP DX CMOS sensor paired with the EXPEED 6 engine and the light-gathering advantages of the wider Z mount. Together, they give you clean, professional looking videos and stills, even in low light.
It all starts with the Z mount.
The Z fc is designed around Nikon’s revolutionary Z mount, the widest lens mount of any comparable camera system. A wider mount means more light, and more light means more of everything good—sharpness, contrast, accurate focus, low-light performance and image quality.
Freedom to compose.
Take a moment and appreciate the world around you from fresh perspectives. The Z fc employs a 7.5 cm (3.0-in) Vari-angle monitor—the first in a Z series camera. Effortlessly shoot vertical shots from low angles.
Set your sights.
The Z fc’s sensor is practically covered in focus points—87% coverage to be precise. That means wherever your subject is within the frame, a focus point is locked on. Compose the way you want.
Nikon’s intelligent Eye-Detection AF for video and stills quickly locks onto eyes—humans, dogs or cats—and follows them. This is especially useful when you can’t be behind the camera, for first-person videos and selfies.
Get your shot. Whatever the light.
ISO sensitivity goes all the way up to ISO 51,200 (expandable to ISO 204,800) with superb sharpness, detail and clarity. Create after hours and in less-than-ideal lighting.
Get creative. In camera.
Add uniqueness to your videos and stills with 20 Creative Picture Controls, all visible in real-time while you shoot through the viewfinder or Vari-angle display. Now, filters are part of the vision rather than an afterthought.
Video done right.
Comprehensive video, vlogging and streaming capabilities. Record 4K Ultra HD video at 30p, 25p or 24p full pixel readout with no cropping. Combined with NIKKOR Z lenses, you’ll maximise the sensor’s resolution and produce videos with lifelike depth and clarity.
A vlogger's best friend.
The Z fc’s Vari-angle display can face forward for easier vlogging and first-person recording. This activates self-portrait mode, bringing key camera controls to the monitor so you can conveniently touch and tap adjustments.
Look your absolute best with the Z fc and a NIKKOR Z lens. Simply connect the camera to your computer with a USB Type-C cable (sold separately)—it provides power too—and compatible software like the free Nikon Webcam Utility. You’ll get sharpness, clarity and flattering depth of field unlike a typical webcam.
The whole time you’re recording, the autofocus system is working, making precise adjustments to keep your subject in sharp focus. This means you can be the one in front of the camera, even streaming live, with total confidence in your footage.
Image transfers. Wireless and automatic.
Pair your smart device to the Z fc from the SnapBridge app once, and your phone and camera are always connected. You can transfer videos and stills manually or set the app to automatically import every still you take, then edit and post your work with your favourite phone apps.
Grab the remote.
When you can’t be behind the camera, pull out your compatible smartphone and use it to control the Z fc. See what the camera sees, change camera settings like aperture and shutter speed, then take the video or still.
Set-up is a snap.
1. Open the SnapBridge app
2. Tap Remote Photography
3. Allow phone to switch to Wi-Fi®
4. Start capturing videos and stills!
Always up to date.
SnapBridge wirelessly updates the Z fc’s firmware to the latest and greatest. When paired, the app will notify you of any updates and send the firmware directly to your camera’s memory card for a quick and easy—and totally wireless—install.
Magnesium alloy frame.
Tough, lightweight magnesium alloy frame protects the Z fc against life.
When you don’t need the touchscreen LCD, it’s safely protected within the camera.
Classic round eyepiece.
OLED viewfinder with 100% frame coverage. 1.02x magnification. Real-time preview of exposure, settings and effects.
Built to be easy.
Auto mode with Nikon intelligence.
Prefer to let the camera determine the best exposure settings for your situation? Switch the camera to Auto and Nikon’s serious onboard intelligence will take over for you.
Help at the touch of a button.
Not sure what a setting does? Just tap the (?) button and a brief explanation will pop up in the viewfinder or on the Vari-angle display. It’s like having a quick reference guide built into your camera.
i-Menu. Your menu.
Assign the menu items you use most to the i-Menu. Create separate i-Menu settings for video and still modes. You’ll have a one-click dashboard of the settings you rely on most.
What's in the box?
- 1 x Nikon Z fc Body Only
- 1 x BF-N1 Body Cap
- 1 x DK-32 Rubber Eyecup
- 1 x AN-DC23 Camera Strap
- 1 x EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
- 1 x MH-32 Battery Charger
- Lens Mount
- Nikon Z mount
15.7 mm x 23.5 mm
IMAGE SENSOR TYPE
Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)
IMAGE AREA (PIXELS)
DX-format (L) 5,568 x 3,712 (M) 4,176 x 2,784 (S) 2,784 x 1,856 1:1 (16 x 16) (L) 3,712 x 3,712 (M) 2,784 x 2,784 (S) 1,856 x 1,856 16:9 (24 x 24) (L) 5,568 x 3,128 (M) 4,176 x 2,344 (S) 2,784 x 1,560 Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160: 3,840 x 2,160 Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1,920 x 1,080: 1,920 x 1,080
EFFECTIVE PIXELS (MEGAPIXELS)
IMAGE SENSOR FORMAT
- Still Image Format
FILE FORMAT STILL IMAGES
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
Auto Flat Landscape Monochrome Neutral Portrait Standard Vivid 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
DCF 2.0 Exif 2.31
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
1.0-cm (0.39-in.) approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
VIEWFINDER DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT
-3 to +3 m−1
19.5 mm (-1.0 m(*1); from back end of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, −1.0 m−1)
VIEWFINDER FRAME COVERAGE
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
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.
SHUTTER RELEASE MODES
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Continuous H (extended), Self-timer
FLASH SYNC SPEED
X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
SLOWEST SHUTTER SPEED
FASTEST SHUTTER SPEED
TTL metering using camera image sensor
Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual
Luminosity locked at detected value
–3 to +3 EV (–5 to +5 EV when the exposure compensation dial is set to [c]), Increment: 1/3 step. Available in modes P, S, A, M
EXPOSURE METER COUPLING
–4 to +17 EV * Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F
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
MIRROR LOCK UP
ISO 100 - 51,200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV Can also be set to approx. 1 or 2 EV (ISO 204,800 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
SINGLE-POINT AF MODE
Can be selected from: Auto Extra High High Normal Low Off
HIGHEST EXPANDED ISO SENSITIVITY
LOWEST EXPANDED ISO SENSITIVITY
HIGHEST STANDARD ISO SENSITIVITY
LOWEST STANDARD ISO SENSITIVITY
209 (single-point AF)
TOP FP HIGH SPEED SYNC
Up to: 1/4000 sec.
BUILT-IN FLASH DISTANCE
Pinpoint Single-point Dynamic-area AF Wide-area AF (S) Wide-area AF (L) Auto-area AF Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
Pinpoint Single-Point Dynamic-area AF 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) Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
Autofocus (AF): 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 movie mode); predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
VR (VIBRATION REDUCTION) IMAGE STABILIZATION
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
-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
Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
BUILTIN FLASH ZCAMERA
MAXIMUM AUTOFOCUS AREAS/POINTS
Animal Eye AF, 4K UHD, WiFi, Bluetooth
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available
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
TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
FLASH SYNC MODES
Front-curtain sync Rear-curtain sync Red-eye reduction Red-eye reduction with slow sync Slow sync Flash off
NIKON CREATIVE LIGHTING SYSTEM (CLS)
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Colour Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control
FLASH SYNC TERMINAL
- White Balance
LIVE VIEW SCENE AUTO SELECTOR
LIVE VIEW SHOOTING
Photography Live View Mode Movie Live View Mode
- Movie Format
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 120 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 100 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 30 fps x4 Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 25 fps x4 Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 24 fps 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 available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160, 1,920 x 1,080 120p/100p, and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-mo, when quality is fixed at high
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
MOVIE HDMI OUTPUT
MOVIE LOG GAMMA OUTPUT
MOVIE ACTIVE D-LIGHTING
Can be selected from: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, or Off
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)
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
MOVIE AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT
Linear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format), AAC (for videos recorded in MP4 format)
MOVIE VIDEO COMPRESSION
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
MOVIE FILE FORMAT
MOVIE MAXIMUM RECORDING TIME
29 minutes 59 seconds
MOVIE FRAME SIZE (PIXELS) AND FRAME RATE
AF FOR MOVIE
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
MONITOR ANGLE OF VIEW
170° viewing angle
Colour balance 11-level manual brightness controls
VOICE MEMO FUNCTION
IN-CAMERA IMAGE EDITING
NEF (RAW) Processing Trim / Crop Image Resizing D-Lighting Red Eye Correction Straighten Distortion Control Perspective Control Monochrome
Auto Image Rotation Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) Highlights Histogram Display Location Data Display Movie Playback Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows Photo Information Picture Rating Playback with Playback Zoom Playback Zoom Cropping
USB: Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended HDMI: Type D HDMI connector Audio Input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac Operating frequency: 2412–2472 MHz (channel 13) and 5180–5700 MHz Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 7.0 dBm 5 GHz band: 12.1 dBm Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
BATTERY / BATTERIES
One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
BATTERY LIFE (SHOTS PER CHARGE)
300 shots (CIPA) Movies: Approx. 75 min. of movie recording
EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)
MH-32 Battery Charger
WEIGHT (G) (BODY ONLY)*1
Approx. 380g (13.4 oz.)
LENGTH X HEIGHT X WIDTH (MM) (BODY ONLY)*
134.5mm x 93.5mm x 43.5mm (5.3 in. x 3.7 in. x 1.8 in.)
0.635cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)
- Other Features
ANIMAL EYE AF