Get ready to immerse yourself in the moments of your days and draw inspiration from the beauty of your world at every turn with the brand-new Nikon Z fc. This elegant, compact DX-format mirrorless camera fuses the iconic design and legendary heritage of the classic Nikon FM-2 SLR with the latest technological advancements from Nikon. Doubtless the Z fc will be a hit among the youthful city-dwellers who want to capture their surroundings in a way that expresses their unique creativity.
Let’s kick it off by exploring this new camera’s aesthetic characteristics. Inspired by the FM-2, the Z fc incorporates vintage nuances with modern mechanisms that place emphasis on reliability and durability. The body has a luxurious quality, combining black textured leather material and matte silver panels. In line with its source of inspiration, it features a timeless engraved “Nikon” logo on the front, and classic control dials, shutter buttons, and a retro-styled circular eyepiece.
Those who would like to express their personality and sense of style will truly gravitate towards the Nikon Z fc’s customisable leather texture materials for the camera body. There are six colours to choose from: white, sand beige, amber brown, natural grey, coral pink and mint green. Do take note though that the availability of these six premium exterior colours may vary by country and region.
The Z fc delivers a more intuitive, old-school shooting experience thanks to its tactile controls. The body is equipped with dedicated dials for ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation, giving the user rapid and hands-on control of their key exposure settings.
The camera features a notable maximum ISO sensitivity of 51200, enabling the rendering of clear, sharp, textured images. To ensure even more clarity and sharpness, users can pair the Z fc’s powerful in-built optical Vibration Reduction (VR) with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, keeping their shots stable and crystal-clear.
Those who want to play and create in the video space will enjoy the Nikon Z fc’s video capabilities. It can capture 4K UHD, utilising the full DX-based image sensor width. It also features slow-motion movie settings with a range of image dimensions and frame rates.
There’s even more room to play thanks to the Z fc’s vari-angle TFT LCD display monitor. Of course, the screen is touch-operational, and when combined with the camera’s AF-F (full-time autofocus) subject tracking capabilities when shooting video, users will have everything they need to document moving moments more easily than ever before. The Z fc also has Eye-Detection AF and Animal Eye-Detection AF capable of locking onto moving subjects in both stills and video modes.
The Nikon Z fc features an intuitive and innovative self-portrait mode into which the camera seamlessly transitions as soon as the monitor is turned to the front. This allows users to explore different ways of expressing themselves in both the format of stills and video clips.
For the first time in a Nikon Z series body, the Z fc offers exposure compensation when shooting in Auto mode. This allows users to easily create their desired expression by increasing the brightness with a single control. The Z fc also boasts more than 20 Creative Picture Control effects, giving users more latitude for expressing their aesthetic sensibilities through exciting presets.
Coming in at a mere 390g, the Nikon Z fc’s compact and sleek design makes it the perfect constant companion for the creative person on the go. The go-to lens options for this camera also empowers an on the move creative lifestyle, being lightweight and compact in form factor. Of course, we’re talking about the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR in a new silver variant, and the special edition NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE). The former is a stock-standard zoom lens, versatile enough to capture everything from landscapes to portrait snapshots and moments from everyday life. The latter is a prime that features the heritage design of classic NIKKOR lenses. It is perfect for portraits and still-life photography, particularly for those creatives who want the natural, smooth bokeh of a fixed focal length lens.
To find out when the Nikon Z fc will be available in South Africa, be sure to keep an eye on the Orms Direct website.