The new NIKON Z fc mirrorless camera combines the innovative technology of the Z series with the design typical of classic Nikon cameras
Nital introduces a new mirrorless camera, the sleek Nikon Z fc, which represents the meeting between the aesthetics of classic Nikon cameras and the innovative technology of the Z series, for exceptional image quality combined with an unaltered pure style. Curated, like every Nikon Z, down to the smallest detail, the Nikon Z fc is both an artistic tool and an extension of one’s personal expression. Perfect accompaniment to any outfit or style, the Nikon Z fc is beautiful to see both over the shoulder and in the hands. With this new mirrorless, fascinating combination of design, high performance and advanced functions, it’s easy to turn your everyday moments into amazing photos and videos.
In addition to the Nikon Z fc, two new lenses are presented today to complete its seductive look: NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f / 3.5-6.3 VR Silver Edition lens and NIKKOR Z 28mm f / 2.8 SE lens.
Nikon Z fc: a blast from the past, thinking about the future
Nikon Z fc is the ideal camera for design lovers and those eager to take visual communication to the next level. Drawing on Nikon’s unrivaled tradition and history of innovation, the Nikon Z fc is inspired by the legendary Nikon FM2, reference film camera released in 1982. With its fine vintage style, the camera body of the Nikon Z fc is housed in a high quality leather-like material, with a glossy black coating that gives it an extraordinary finish. The ferrules, simple to use, ensure full shooting control allowing you to quickly set up the shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity, for maximum enjoyment when shooting. Every single ferrule is in finely milled aluminum and the mechanisms operate with incredible precision (you can also hear the classic “click” when they move): the pleasure of shooting is at your fingertips.
Thanks to the broad Z-mount bayonet and the 20.9MP DX-format sensor with an extended ISO range from 100 to 51,200, Nikon Z fc offers exceptional sharpness, detail and clarity, as well as a smooth and fast autofocus system that allows you to shoot on the move at up to 11 frames per second. Ideal for street photography, fashion photography and more, the Nikon Z fc is designed to be carried anywhere, thanks to its small size and weight, making it ideal for carrying over the shoulder or storing in a bag. The camera is also extremely handy for both regular users of mirrorless cameras and first-time users.
Wherever you are, even in critical conditions such as at a concert or in a museum, the Nikon Z fc will still be able to create images of the highest level, thanks to theexceptional ability to take quality photos even in low light conditions or even in the dark. Furthermore, this new camera is also the perfect tool for take selfies, thanks to its variable-angle monitor that can be rotated forward, automatically activating the camera in Self-portrait mode. The Nikon Z fc is truly perfect for everyone, whether it’s your first camera or one to add to your Nikon collection.
Also, if you are looking to take portraits of other people, it comes into play the Nikon Z fc’s Intelligent Eye-Detection AF function, which allows you to automatically capture the subject’s eye in both photographs and videos, even if the subject is in motion. The camera also includes 20 Creative Picture Control options that offer unique customizations: by selecting models with different parameters such as hue, tone and saturation, you can express a variety of moods and adjust the effects according to your purposes and tastes.
Main features of Nikon Z fc
Legendary camera design
Here there is passion in the details. The pentaprism design and the balance between elements in black and silver on the camera body of the Nikon Z fc mirror the FM2, as well as the adoption of a circular eyepiece for the electronic viewfinder, the design of the rings and the engraved Nikon logo as in the 70s-80s. At the same time, reliable strength is achieved by using magnesium alloy structures.
Simplified operation and creative expression
The upper body of the Nikon Z fc is corredata with three rings and a small panel showing the aperture of the diaphragm. The dials control shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity and allow you to change settings with a simple operation. In addition, the “i” button and “i” menu, which allow you to quickly adjust a variety of settings with the push of a button, can be customized to suit individual shooting preferences. For the first time in a Nikon Z series camera, the Nikon Z fc can support exposure compensation during Auto mode, allowing you to achieve the desired expression by increasing brightness, enhancing silhouettes, and so on.
Improved focus and variable angle shooting capabilities
La Nikon Z fc supporta l’Eye-detection AF and animal-detection AF for still and video shooting, features originally introduced in the Nikon Z 7II and Nikon Z 6II. Wide-area AF mode (L) and AF-area mode are available, further ensuring clear eye and face capture by limiting the focus area. It is also possible to sequentially focus the eyes of the intended subject when there are several people in the frame or activate eye tracking of a moving pet.
Capturing excellent photos and videos even in dark situations is guaranteed by the coverage of a range of ISO standard sensitivity values 100-51,200. In addition, vertical shooting with top and bottom shots is possible thanks to the adoption of the first variable angle monitor among the Z series cameras. When the monitor is rotated in close-up orientation, the camera automatically switches to self-portrait mode to enable smooth shooting of selfies with a simple touch.
Increased connectivity via SnapBridge version 2.8
SnapBridge app can be used for transfer photos and videos recorded with the camera to a smart device, making sharing on social media easier. The application allows you to reach even the latest camera firmware. SnapBridge version 2.8, with a new user interface, now supports two ways of automatic connection: Foreground mode and Background mode. Close-up mode connects to the camera only when the app is activated, reducing the drain on the camera’s battery. Background mode has a constant connection that automatically transfers images even when the app is not activated.
Additional features of the Nikon Z fc camera:
- Natural vision with minimal aberration is achieved with the electronic viewfinder which uses an organic EL panel
- Video recording that supports 4K UHD without cropping using the DX-based movie image area
- Supports dedicated permanent AF (AF-F) for recording
- Recovery video a rallentatore slow-motion made easy by simply selecting an image size and frame rate of frame rate
- It supports Webcam Utility, software that allows Nikon Z fc to be used as a web camera
- Product packaging e accompanying camera strap match the design style of the Nikon Z fc
- It supports USB power supply with camera turned on and USB charging
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Silver Edition e NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE
The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f / 3.5-6.3 VR Silver Edition lens is a standard zoom lens, featuring a silver exterior design that goes well with the Nikon Z fc. The lens is compact and lightweight, with a total length of about 32mm and a total weight of about 135g. It is convenient to carry, with high resolution in resolving power throughout the zoom range and, in fact, can be used in a variety of everyday scenes, from landscapes to portraits.
The NIKKOR Z 28mm f / 2.8 SE is a lens of limited size and weight, ideal for still life portraits and photographs, and ensures a soft bokeh effect. The lens features a design that yes inspired by classic NIKKOR lenses of the period in which the FM2 was presented. Utilizing the same coating as the Nikon Z fc model, the NIKKOR Z 28mm f / 2.8 SE lens perfectly matches Nikon’s new mirrorless.
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