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Z fc Mirrorless Camera
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 camera you think you've seen before but the performance is entirely new.
- Precision carved aluminum 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
Classic. Tactile. Modern.
Designed in the spirit of classic Nikon cameras.
Six stylish colours
In addition to the classic black, you can get the Z fc in one of six premium exterior colours. Limited quantities available.
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 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 maximize the sensor’s resolution and produce videos with lifelike depth and clarity.
The vlogger monitor you’ve been waiting for
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.
Live streaming and web conferencing
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.
Add an external mic
Capture high quality sound in-camera using the Z fc’s built-in stereo mic or a dedicated third-party external mic. The 3.5mm stereo mini-pin jack provides plug-in power. Monitor your audio levels on-screen, including a clipping indicator, and make gain adjustments in real-time.
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:
- Open the SnapBridge app
- Tap Remote Photography
- Allow phone to switch to Wi-Fi
- 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.
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens
See the big picture with the smallest of lenses.
The absolute smallest NIKKOR Z lens—the smallest DX format lens ever, in fact—the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR covers the sweet spot of the zoom range, letting you capture street scenes and landscapes as easily as portraits and close-ups. It has powerful Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization to keep your videos steady and your photos sharp. It focuses quickly and silently and surpresses focus breathing—ideal for recording videos and high-speed action. And when not in use, it retracts into itself for a compact profile and added protection.
NIKKOR Image Quality
Capture vibrant street scenes, landscapes, portraits, selfies, low light, action, how-to videos and more. This little powerhouse can do so much.
Small and Mighty
Delivers big imaging power and durability in an ultra-compact package. When used on the Z 50, you've got Nikon's smallest DX interchangeable lens camera configuration ever.
Z 50 and NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR photo of a seaside city in low light from above
Built-in VR image stabilization keeps you sharp and steady, even when handheld. It also lets you shoot stills at slower shutter speeds (up to 4.5 stops*)—a huge advantage in low-light situations.
Wide or Vertical 4K Videos
The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR's zoom range is ideal for everything from interviews and how-to videos to close-ups and establishing shots. Like high-end cinema lenses, it's designed to suppress focus breathing—a common occurrence with smartphones, that makes videos look amateurish. Plus, its AF motor, focusing ring and control ring are virtually silent, so the camera's built-in mic won't pick up noise from the lens during recording.
The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR uses a blazing fast, nearly silent stepping motor for autofocusing, and it performs brilliantly with Z series' Eye AF to keep focus right where you want it.
An Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens element reduces color defects and glare for sharper, clearer images with outstanding contrast.
Assign your favorite function to the control ring—aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording), ISO adjustments, exposure compensation or manual focus.
NIKKOR Z: The front line of an imaging revolution.
Designed and optimized to take full advantage of the Z system's larger mount, Z lenses like the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR gather substantially more light, providing even illumination and improved sharpness from the center of the frame to the far edges. Autofocusing is fast and quiet. Video recording is clean and smooth with highly minimized focus breathing and reduced wobbling. Intuitive on-lens controls can be customized to your individual shooting style and so much more. Z lenses are designed with a sense of consistency that combines reliability and beauty with next-dimension optical performance for complete freedom in image creation.
Additional Lens Features:
NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.
Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting. With conventional D/G type lenses, the diaphragm blades are operated by mechanical linkage levers.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
What's IncludedZfc Mirrorless Camera
EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (7.6V, 1120mAh)
MH-32 Battery Charger
BF-N1 Body Cap
DK-32 Rubber Eyecup
AN-DC23 Camera Strap
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens
LC-46B 46mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap
LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap
Z fc Mirrorless Camera
|Type||Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses|
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z mount|
|Effective Pixels (Megapixels)||20.9 million|
|Sensor Size||15.7 mm x 23.5 mm|
|Image Sensor Format||DX|
|Image Sensor Type||CMOS|
|Total Pixels||21.51 million|
|Dust-Reduction System||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
|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
|Storage Media||SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards|
|File System||DCF 2.0
|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|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||Approx. 100% horizontal
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, −1.0 m−1)|
|Viewfinder Diopter Adjustments||-3 to +3 m−1|
|Shutter Type||Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane mechanical shutter; electronic front curtain shutter; electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speed||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||Up to: X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution||11 frames per second|
|Exposure Metering System||TTL metering using camera image sensor|
|Metering Range||Matrix or center-weighted metering: -4 to +17 EV|
|Exposure Compensation||–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 Lock||Luminosity locked at detected value|
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
|ISO Sensitivity||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
|Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from:
|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) NEW: 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
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||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
|Focus Point||209 (single-point AF)|
Wide-area AF (S)
Wide-area AF (L)
Wide-area AF (L-people)
Wide-area AF (L-animals)
Auto-area AF (people)
Auto-area AF (animals)
Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
|Vibration Reduction||Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)|
|Flash Control||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
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available|
|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, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Colour Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control|
|White Balance||Auto (3 types)
Choose colour temperature (2500 K–10,000 K)
Natural light auto
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
|White Balance Bracketing||Yes|
|Movie Metering||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor|
|Movie Maximum Recording Time||29 minutes 59 seconds|
|Movie File Format||MOV
|Movie Audio Recording Format||Linear PCM
|Movie||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
|Movie Audio||Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted|
|Movie ISO||Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600)
M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25,600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) available with selectable upper limit
P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) with selectable upper limit
|Movie Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from:
|Movie HDMI Output||Yes|
|Movie Focus Peaking||Yes|
|Movie Highlight Display (Zebras)||Yes|
|Time Lapse Movie||Yes|
|AF for Movie||Yes|
|Monitor Size||3.0 in. diagonal|
|Monitor Resolution||1040 dots|
|Monitor Type||Vari-angle TFT|
|Playback functions||Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Location Data Display
Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows
Playback with Playback Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
|Wi-Fi Functionality||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
|Smart Device App Connectivity||SnapBridge|
|Battery / Batteries||One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery|
|Battery Life (shots per charge)||300 shots (CIPA)
Movies: Approx. 75 min. of movie recording
|AC Adapter||EH-7P Charging AC Adapter
|Battery Charger||MH-32 Battery Charger|
|Tripod Socket||1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
|Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)||134.5 mm x 93.5 mm x 43.5 mm|
|Approx. Weight||390 g|
|Operating Environment||0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens
|Mount Type||Nikon Z Mount|
|Focal Length Range||16 - 50mm|
|Maximum Aperture||f/ 3.5-6.3|
|Minimum Aperture||f/ 16|
|Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)||83°|
|Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)||31° 30'|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||Approx. 0.2x|
|VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization||Yes
Dual detect optical VR lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
rounded diaphragm opening
|ED Glass Elements||1|
|Super Integrated Coating||Yes|
|AF Actuator||STM (stepping motor)|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.66 ft. (0.2m.) at 24mm. zoom position
0.76 ft. (0.23m.) at 35mm. zoom position
0.82 ft. (0.25m.) at 16mm. zoom position
0.99 ft. (0.3m) at 50 mm. zoom position
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-in|
|Dimensions (Diameter x Length)||70 x 32 mm (2.8 x 1.3")
Based on CIPA guidelines
|Weight||135 g (4.8 oz.)
Based on CIPA guidelines
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Nikon Zfc Mirrorless Kit w/ Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Silver Lens
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