Nikon’s Z FC must stay, as Nikon’s Z-mount mirrorless cameras are on a roll. Before we dive deeper into the specifications, one thing that we must remember is that this is a great initiative by Nikon that takes the basic design of 35mm cine DSLRs. The Z FC is a perfect camera for people who have just begun their career in the field of photography. It is also perfect for people who are occasional photographers. Talking about the design, the body is made up of plastic with metal alloy and it comes in 6 different colour options. In terms of performance, the Nikon Z FC performance is quite similar to the Nikon Z50.
Video recording is not the main focus of the Nikon Z FC, but the APS-C format camera can shoot in 4K 30fps or Full HD 120fps. The buttons are compatible with the Nikon Z50, but you’ll usually have to replace the buttons on the body and touchscreen. Connectivity options also include USB-C, HDMI, a 3.5mm mic port, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The multi-angle touchscreen is just as functional as the standard touchscreen. Overall, the Nikon Z FC is a fusion of the Nikon Df and the legendary FM2 with a new consumer print.
In terms of performance, the Z FC uses an APS-C DX-format image sensor and offers the same 20.9 megapixels as the Z50. The top panel is quite remarkable. Here you’ll find an OLED digital viewfinder module with a design reminiscent of the old pentaprism optical viewfinder body. At either end are three physical dials that control shutter speed, ISO, and exposure compensation. In addition, next to the shutter speed rocker switch is a stepped rocker switch that allows you to choose between fully manual, aperture priority, shutter priority, program mode, and fully automatic mode. In other words, you can control what you need to shoot without touching the screen.
There’s also a hot shoe at the very top for attaching your gear, and a small LCD screen displays ad studies so you can quickly control from the appropriate lens. The Nikon Z FC will also feature a 209-point mixed autofocus module with detail detection and identification covering 87% of the body. On paper, this is pretty average, so we don’t yet know how it will perform in practice. The native ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 51,200, which is normal.
Video is not the main focus of the Nikon Z FC, but the APS-C format digital camera can shoot up to 4K 30fps or Full HD 120fps. The button format is the same as the Nikon Z50, but significant changes have been made to the body buttons and the overall touchscreen format. Connectivity options include USB-C, HDMI, a 3.5mm mic port, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The multi-angle touchscreen is just as functional as the regular touchscreen. Overall, the Nikon Z FC is an amalgam of the Nikon Df and the legendary FM2 with features that will become common in the new era.
The standard kit lenses include the new DX 16-50mm Z-mount lens and a second new kit lens, the 28mm f/2.8. The Nikon Z FC body costs Rs. 84,995, and the 16-50mm kit costs Rs. 97,995. On the other hand, the price of the 28mm kit is Rs. 1,059,995. The digital camera and corresponding lenses will be available on all popular channels in India from the last week of July.