Nikon Z fc Mirrorless Camera with 28mm 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
Introducing a special edition, classic designed 28mm prime lens. One of the Z system’s smallest, lightest full-frame primes. Get excellent image quality with its street smart 28mm perspective—42mm on DX cameras (35mm equivalent) and fast f/2.8 max aperture. This is the lens for being spontaneous.
On a DX-format Z camera like the Z fc or Z 50, the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) performs like a 42mm (35mm equivalent). That’s a great all-purpose view for videos, snapshots, portraits—just about anything. On a full-frame Z camera, it delivers a classic 28mm view, the perspective of choice for street photography, architecture, interiors and situational portraits.
Special edition design.
A shout out to the Nikon lenses of the ‘80s, the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) brings a touch of classic style to any Z camera. The unique knurling around the control ring is based on Nikon design drawings from that period—a lovely balance of form and function. The typeface and NIKKOR logo echo the era, completing the classic look.
Nothing weighing you down.
The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is so compact and lightweight, you’ll forget it’s even there. A classic compact prime, it doesn’t extend or retract, so it’s always ready. Take it wherever you go as your main walk-around lens or as a lightweight second lens.
Get in close.
With a close focusing distance of 0.63 feet (0.19 meters), NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) rewards you for getting close to your subject. The wide perspective and deep depth of field let you incorporate more background information into your videos and stills.
Shoot after hours.
The larger Z mount draws even more low-light performance from the wide f/2.8 aperture. Capture the mood of dimly lit situations with clarity and sharpness.
A classic 28mm is an outstanding video lens. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) greatly suppresses focus breathing to prevent angle-of-view shifts during recording. Make smooth iris adjustments that create a natural shift in brightness. And all the while, the dual stepping motors are operating in near silence to preserve your audio integrity.
The multi-focus difference.
Traditional primes focus by moving one group of lens elements with one motor. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) divides that work between two focus groups and two high-speed, ultra-quiet stepping motors moving in sync with each other—a first for a non S-line Z lens. This multi-focus system focuses faster, but it also reduces distortion at the frame edges and close range scenes.
The smooth control ring can be customized for the way you shoot. Use it for precise manual focusing or to adjust aperture, ISO or exposure compensation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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:
- Lens Maximum Aperture:
- Lens Minimum Aperture:
- Lens Angle of View:
- Lens Maximum Magnification:
- Lens Minimum Focus Distance:
- Lens Optical Design:
- 9 Elements in 8 Groups
- Lens Diaphragm Blades:
- 7, Rounded
- Lens Focus Type:
- Lens Image Stabilization:
- Lens Filter Size:
- 52 mm (Front)
- Lens Dimensions:
- 2.8 x 1.7"
- Lens Weight:
- 5.6 oz