The Nikon Z fc is the mirrorless camera for 35mm film enthusiasts – Robb Report
From the outside, the new Nikon Z fc looks like a camera from the past. But everything beneath its retro-inspired exterior is entirely 2021.
The latest model from the Japanese camera maker is aimed specifically at fans of 35mm film photography. And while it might look like something you might find around the neck of an old-school photojournalist, this compact camera is anything but stuck in the past.
The look of the Z fc is specifically inspired by one of Nikon’s most beloved models, the FM2 SLR, which was introduced in the early 1980s. Like the titanium version of this camera, the new model combines a body compact silver with a black leather handle. Silver and black may be the classic combo, but if you want something a little bit there, the camera will eventually be available in a variety of different textured grip colors including beige, pink. and teal blue.
However, the Z fc doesn’t just look like an old camera. He feels and handles like one too, but in the best way. The top of the camera features a number of sculpted aluminum dials for settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. The back of the camera also has a vintage-style circular eyecup around the viewfinder.
The Z fc is the second in the company’s Z series of APS-C (DX) mirrorless cameras and has many of the same features as the first model in the line, the Z50. These include a 20.9 megapixel image sensor, Expeed 6 processors and the brand’s powerful Z-mount. With these features, its 209-point autofocus system can shoot at 11 fps and record 4K videos. There’s also a 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder, variable-angle touchscreen, SD card slot, USB-C for quick transfers, and an EN-EL-25 battery which should be good for 300. shots per charge. The camera is also compatible with Nikon’s DX 16-50mm f / 3.5-6.3 VR lens and the all-new Z 28mm f / 2.8 (SE) lens.
The Z fc will launch at the end of next month, in silver and black. Only the body itself will cost $ 960, but you can buy it with the 16-50mm lens for $ 1,099.95 and with the 28mm lens for $ 1,199.95. All three options will be available in different color options on the Nikon website at a later date.