Nikon goes back to the heyday of 35mm film photography with its second-generation Z-series APS-C (DX) mirrorless camera, the Z FC. The company gained its reputation in the 80s by offering extensive manual controls. Includes dedicated dials for shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO. The sure retro look might appeal to those looking for a stylish model from Fujifilm and beyond.
However, unlike Fujifilm’s lineup, the Z FC has a standalone mode dial. So you don’t have to set the mode by combining settings from the ISO, shutter or aperture ring. There’s a d-pad type controller on the back, but (like the Z50) doesn’t have a dedicated joystick.
The Z FC (presumably FC, short for film camera) isn’t just about looks and handling. It uses Nikon’s Z-Mount system and shares its 20.9-megapixel sensor, Expeed 6 processor, and other features with Nikon’s Z50.
However, add a fully moving OLED (rather than LCD) display and a significantly faster USB-C socket for transferring, charging, and powering the director. Other physical features include a 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder, single SD card slot, microphone port. (No headphone port) and an EN-EL25 battery that can take up to 300 photos by charging.
Like the Z50, it can shoot at 11 fps with autofocus and enable auto exposure with subjects, faces, and eye tracking. However, this feature now lets you combine face tracking and eye tracking with a mode. wide focus This will help expand where the camera looks for the subject.
You can shoot oversampled 4K video using the full sensor width, and the Z FC introduces a full-time eye autofocus mode when shooting video. Combined with a fully movable sensor, the Z FC is more useful for vlogging and selfies than the Z50.
To make the most of its small size and retro look. Nikon also recommends the Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE). It’s relatively small and offers a good perspective for tourist or street photography. And it also gives a pleasant retro look.
The Z FC arrives in late July for $960 body-only and $1,100. with the DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR kit lens or $1,200 with the new 28mm F.2.8 (SE) lens. The latter will be sold separately for $300, but won’t arrive until later. to autumn
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