Nikon Z fc Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens
The Z fc mirrorless camera features a classic, tactile design fused with modern Z series technology. Equipped with a flip out vlogger screen, this DX-format 4K UHD compact camera delivers big image quality for photos and videos.
Quality that thrills.
What sets the Z fc apart is the 20.9MP DX CMOS sensor paired with the Expeed 6 engine and the light-gathering advantages of the wider Z mount. Together, they give you clean, professional looking videos and stills, even in low light.
It all starts with the Z mount.
The Z fc is designed around Nikon's revolutionary Z mount, the widest lens mount of any comparable camera system. A wider mount means more light, and more light means more of everything good—sharpness, contrast, accurate focus, low-light performance and image quality.
Freedom to compose.
Take a moment and appreciate the world around you from fresh perspectives. The Z fc employs a 3.0-in Vari-angle monitor—the first in a Z series camera. Effortlessly shoot vertical shots from low angles.
Set your sights.
The Z fc's sensor is practically covered in focus points—87% coverage to be precise. That means wherever your subject is within the frame, a focus point is locked on. Compose the way you want.
Nikon's intelligent Eye-Detection AF for video and stills quickly locks onto eyes—humans, dogs or cats—and follows them. This is especially useful when you can't be behind the camera, for first-person videos and selfies.
Get your shot. Whatever the light.
ISO sensitivity goes all the way up to ISO 51,200 (expandable to ISO 204,800) with superb sharpness, detail and clarity. Create after hours and in less-than-ideal lighting.
Get creative. In camera.
Add uniqueness to your videos and stills with 20 Creative Picture Controls, all visible in real-time while you shoot through the viewfinder or Vari-angle display. Now, filters are part of the vision rather than an afterthought.
Video done right.
Comprehensive video, vlogging and streaming capabilities. Record 4K Ultra HD video at 30p, 25p or 24p full pixel readout with no cropping. Combined with Nikkor Z lenses, you'll maximize the sensor's resolution and produce videos with lifelike depth and clarity.
The vlogger monitor you've been waiting for.
The Z fc's Vari-angle display can face forward for easier vlogging and first-person recording. This activates self-portrait mode, bringing key camera controls to the monitor so you can conveniently touch and tap adjustments.
Live streaming and web conferencing.
Look your absolute best with the Z fc and a Nikkor Z lens. Simply connect the camera to your computer with a USB Type-C cable (sold separately)—it provides power too—and compatible software like the free Nikon Webcam Utility. You'll get sharpness, clarity and flattering depth of field unlike a typical webcam.
The whole time you're recording, the autofocus system is working, making precise adjustments to keep your subject in sharp focus. This means you can be the one in front of the camera, even streaming live, with total confidence in your footage.
Add an external mic.
Capture high quality sound in-camera using the Z fc's built-in stereo mic or a dedicated third-party external mic. The 3.5mm stereo mini-pin jack provides plug-in power. Monitor your audio levels on-screen, including a clipping indicator, and make gain adjustments in real-time.
Image transfers. Wireless and automatic.
Pair your smart device to the Z fc from the SnapBridge app once, and your phone and camera are always connected. You can transfer videos and stills manually or set the app to automatically import every still you take, then edit and post your work with your favorite phone apps.
Grab the remote.
When you can't be behind the camera, pull out your compatible smartphone and use it to control the Z fc. See what the camera sees, change camera settings like aperture and shutter speed, then take the video or still.
Always up to date.
SnapBridge wirelessly updates the Z fc's firmware to the latest and greatest. When paired, the app will notify you of any updates and send the firmware directly to your camera's memory card for a quick and easy—and totally wireless—install.
Magnesium alloy frame.
Tough, lightweight magnesium alloy frame protects the Z fc against life.
When you don't need the touchscreen LCD, it's safely protected within the camera.
Classic round eyepiece.
OLED viewfinder with 100% frame coverage. 1.02x magnification. Real-time preview of exposure, settings and effects.
Built to be easy.
Auto mode with Nikon intelligence.
Prefer to let the camera determine the best exposure settings for your situation? Switch the camera to Auto and Nikon's serious onboard intelligence will take over for you.
Help at the touch of a button.
Not sure what a setting does? Just tap the (?) button and a brief explanation will pop up in the viewfinder or on the Vari-angle display. It's like having a quick reference guide built into your camera.
i-Menu. Your menu.
Assign the menu items you use most to the i-Menu. Create separate i-Menu settings for video and still modes. You'll have a one-click dashboard of the settings you rely on most.
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm Lens
The smallest DX format lens ever, now with a special edition silver finish to compliment the classic look of the Z fc. So light, you'll want to carry it everywhere. So stable, you can rely on it for steady videos and webcam streaming and sharp street photography. This is your all-around lens for everyday shooting.
The quality you expect.
The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is a high-resolution lens that brings out the best in Z cameras. It's sharp across the entire frame. It captures true-to-life colors and details you can almost touch. And it has a subtle background blur that draws attention to your subject.
Take it wherever you go.
So small and light, yet it does so much. Go wide for landscapes, interiors and selfies or zoomed in for portraits and close range shots. When it's on your shoulder or in your bag, it retracts for protection.
VR keeps it steady.
Built-in VR image stabilization counteracts hand-held camera shake for steadier videos and sharper photos. It also lets you shoot stills at slower shutter speeds without causing motion blur.
Your video side-kick.
The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR covers all the angles—wide establishing shots, medium shots, and close-ups. It's lightweight design is great for shooting handheld with VR or on a gimble. A high-speed stepping motor powers compatible cameras' full-time Eye Detection AF in video. The wide-angle zoom is ideal for vlogging, streaming and when using your Z camera as a webcam.
Fast, silent focus.
The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR uses a blazing fast, nearly silent stepping motor for autofocusing, and it performs brilliantly with Z series' Eye Detection AF to keep focus right where you want it.
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and Aspherical glass elements reduce color defects for sharper, clearer images with outstanding contrast.
Assign it. Control it.
Assign your favorite function to the control ring—aperture/iris control, ISO adjustments, exposure compensation or manual focus.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass: An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
Aspherical Lens: A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism: An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.
IF Lens: A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
Stepping Motor: NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.
Vibration Reduction: A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Super Integrated Coating: Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
- 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 6 Image Processor
- UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
- 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
- 3" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
- ISO 100-51200, Up to 11 fps Shooting
- 209-Point Hybrid AF, Eye Detection AF
- Time-Lapse Movie
- Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- USB Type-C Connectivity
- Lens Mount:
- Nikon Z
- Camera Format:
- APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
- Sensor Resolution:
- Actual: 21.51 Megapixel | Effective: 20.9 Megapixel (5568 x 3712)
- Aspect Ratio:
- 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
- Sensor Type:
- Sensor Size:
- 23.5 x 15.7 mm
- Image File Format:
- JPEG, Raw
- Bit Depth:
- EXPOSURE CONTROL
- ISO Sensitivity:
- Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 100 to 204800)
- Shutter Speed:
- Electronic Front Curtain Shutter: 1/4000 to 30 Second | Bulb Mode | Time Mode
- Electronic Shutter: 1/4000 to 900 Second | Bulb Mode | Time Mode
- Metering Method:
- Center-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
- Exposure Modes:
- Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
- Exposure Compensation:
- -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
- Metering Range:
- -4 to 17 EV
- Continuous Shooting:
- Up to 11 fps at 20.9 MP
- Interval Recording:
- Recording Modes:
- H.264/MOV/MP4: UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p | Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
- Recording Limit:
- Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
- ISO Sensitivity:
- Auto/Manual: 100 to 25600
- Audio Recording:
- Built-In Microphone (Stereo) | External Microphone Input (Stereo)
- Live Streaming:
- Webcam Functionality:
- Focus Type:
- Auto and Manual Focus
- Focus Mode:
- Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
- Autofocus Points:
- Phase Detection: 209
- Autofocus Sensitivity:
- -4.5 to +19 EV
- Viewfinder Type:
- Electronic (OLED)
- Viewfinder Size:
- Viewfinder Resolution:
- 2,360,000 Dot
- Viewfinder Eye Point:
- 20 mm
- Viewfinder Coverage:
- Viewfinder Magnification:
- Approx. 1.02x
- Diopter Adjustment:
- -3 to +3
- 1,040,000 Dot
- Display Type:
- Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- Built-In Flash:
- Flash Modes:
- First-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
- External Flash Connection:
- Hot Shoe
- Media/Memory Card Slot:
- Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
- USB Type-C
- Bluetooth | Wi-Fi
- 1 x EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1120 mAh (Approx. 300 Shots)
- 5.3 x 3.7 x 1.8"
- 13.8 oz
- KIT LENS
- Lens Focal Length:
- 16 to 50mm
- Lens Maximum Aperture:
- f/3.5 to 6.3
- Lens Minimum Aperture:
- Lens Angle of View:
- 83° to 31° 30'
- Lens Maximum Magnification:
- Lens Minimum Focus Distance:
- Lens Optical Design:
- 9 Elements in 7 Groups
- Lens Diaphragm Blades:
- 7, Rounded
- Lens Focus Type:
- Lens Image Stabilization:
- Lens Filter Size:
- 46 mm (Front)
- Lens Dimensions:
- 2.76 x 1.26"
- Lens Weight:
- 4.76 oz