Nikon introduces the mirrorless Z fc in DX format (APS-C) today as a digital camera with an analog operating feel, which largely corresponds to the Z50 in terms of inner values, but is optically more oriented towards the analog Nikon FM2 SLR camera. Among other things, it offers the "then" usual dials for setting exposure time, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity. Users can additionally access various settings via an i-button and the i-menu at the touch of a button, and the lens' focus ring can optionally be used for aperture control.
Nikon Z fc
The video function is more of a small addition -- filming is possible in 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) with a maximum of 30p (progressive)/25p/24p or in FullHD up to 120p, as with the Z50. Supported in still and movie shooting, however, are the Eye AF and Animal Detection AF features introduced with the Nikon Z 7II and Nikon Z 6II. The maximum standard sensitivity for movie shooting is ISO 25 600.
The Nikon Z fc features a 23.5 mm × 15.7 mm CMOS with 20.9 MP effective resolution, and lenses attach via the Z bayonet. A first for Z-series cameras, the monitor tilts and rotates. This is accompanied by an electronic OLED viewfinder with a 1.0 cm diagonal and approximately 2.36 million pixels (XGA). There is also a 3.5 mm jack socket for connecting an external microphone.
In addition to the camera, two matching compact lenses will be released, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50 mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Silver Edition and the NIKKOR Z 28 mm f/2.8 SE fixed focal length. Later this year, the new high-performance zoom lens for mirrorless cameras in APS-C format (Nikon DX format), the NIKKOR Z DX 18-140 mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, which is currently under development, will follow.
The body of the Nikon Z fc costs a regular 999 euros (as an introductory offer, there is currently a 100 euro discount on it), and it is also available in several kit variants. The Z fc is expected to be available from the end of July.