Nikon Z fc
- 21MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 51200 (Bump to 204800)
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- 3840 x 2160 video
- Nikon Z Mount
- 445g - 135 x 94 x 44mm
- Released June 2021
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon Z fc overview
Nikon Z fc is Nikon's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally announced on June of 2021. It features a 21 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 5568 x 3712.
The Z fc is rated #15 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all-around #113 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your personal factors.
Below is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon Z fc family
The Nikon Z fc is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed range underneath.
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Nikon Z fc Gallery
You can see the Z fc from several angles in the gallery below.
Nikon Z fc Pros and Cons
Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon Z fc based on aspects which are oftentimes seen as essential in a camera.
Nikon Z fc Sensor info
The specification of the sensor on the Nikon Z fc is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor is able to resolve 5568 x 3712 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 21 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 51200. This ISO can also be increased digitally to a high of 204800. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has wider margin for error.
Nikon chose to skip the anti aliasing filter for the Nikon Z fc. This can result in more sharper photographs but may cause moire in certain conditions.
The picture underneath displays the Z fc's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The Z fc sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon Z fc dimensions
Nikon Z fc is 0.98 lb (445g or 15.70 oz) and the sizing of the camera is 135mm x 94mm x 44mm (5.3" x 3.7" x 1.7"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327g and the Nikon Z fc is more heavy when compared with other rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Underneath is a shot of the Nikon Z fc beside a softdrink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will highlight the button design on the Z fc.
Nikon Z fc Lens info
The Z fc works with the Nikon Z mount and has 31 lenses available in the market. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the Z fc.
Nikon Z fc Connectivity
The Z fc has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy pictures and in some cases change settings without connecting directly to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Nikon Z fc Video info
The highest video resolution on the Nikon Z fc is 3840 x 2160 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p will provide an exceptional resolution for video recording. You can easily crop to Full HD to get clearer results. Beware of the substantial file sizes and make sure you get decent SD cards that have fast write speed. Although the camera features a microphone jack, it is lacking a headphone jack which means that you won't have the ability to check your audio levels.
Nikon Z fc Weather Sealing
Nikon Z fc doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions might ruin the camera.
Nikon Z fc Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon Z fc features a 3" fully articulated display screen boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
It has a selfie friendly display to shoot self portraits and group photos if required. Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can easily change focus points and adjust settings with your fingers.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specs regarding Nikon Z fc are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.68x
Viewfinders are very handy for sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Nikon Z fc Shutter info
Nikon Z fc is able to shoot continuously at 11.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Nikon Z fc Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon Z fc boasts external flash ability but is lacking built in flash.
Nikon Z fc Autofocus info
Nikon Z fc boasts both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and accurate when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect making it helpful for portraits.
The AF system features 209 focus points to pick from. Nikon Z fc has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to adjust focus. It also has Tracking AF for moving things. Nikon Z fc can use manual focus if required for low light situations or you want to have more exact control on focus.
Nikon Z fc Battery life
The battery power (EN-EL25) in the Nikon Z fc is built to last for 300 photographs based on the CIPA measurements which is lesser compared to its competitors. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini has the highest (650) battery life for this type of cameras.
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Nikon Z fc for different styles of photography
The following graph displays a summation of the Nikon Z fc for different styles of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Nikon Z fc Portrait photography information
The Nikon Z fc has a points total of 82 which is brilliant, meaning that it is a wonderful fit to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support together with the ability to utilize external lighting.
Nikon Z fc as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a nice rating of 74, the Nikon Z fc is a good option to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Nikon Z fc
A above average sports photography points total of 68 indicates the Nikon Z fc is a fine fit for shooting sports. A camera really should have great tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon Z fc Travel photography highlights
Weight is extremely crucial when getting a travel camera. In general, the Nikon Z fc gets a very good 72 as a travel camera which is a good option to take on your holidays.
Nikon Z fc Landscape photography features
For anyone who is planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon Z fc with it's very good grade of 75 for a landscape camera is a very decent choice amongst it's competition.
Nikon Z fc Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera ought to come with a moving display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Nikon Z fc is a fine pick as a vlog camera as it comes to a nice rating of 74.
Nikon Z fc Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the Z fc, here is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall under the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The diagram down below provides you a summary of the Z fc compared to it's highest ranked competitors shown earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might see as alternative options. To see a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.