Nikon Announces Z fc Camera with Retro Design

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If you like cameras with an old look but new features, the new Nikon Z fc could be for you. Nikon just announced the Z fc, which is a DX-format mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that uses a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor.

The compact retro design of the Z fc, however, may be one of this camera’s most unique features. Resembling Nikon’s classic FM2 SLR film camera from the 1980s, the Nikon Z fc mimics that model’s vintage style including analog-like tactile control dials on top. At the same time, the Z fc offers a variety of modern touches such as a a vari-angle LCD touchscreen that can flip out to face the user for self-portraits and vlogging.

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The Nikon Z fc can also shoot 4K UHD video or 1080p and includes the ability to capture slow motion and time-lapse footage. The Z fc features a 209-point hybrid autofocus (AF) system along with eye-detection AF for humans and animals. While the camera is lightweight and has polycarbonate in its exterior chassis, it has a durable magnesium alloy interior frame with some weatherproofing.

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Nikon also announced a new silver-toned version of the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR (originally introduced in October 2019) that’s designed to match the Z fc camera, along with the Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE). In addition, Nikon announced this morning it is developing the Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens.

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For photographers who like their cameras to have some color to them, the Z fc will be available in six additional color options (along with retro black and silver): white, coral pink, mint green, sand beige, amber brown and natural gray. The color versions of the Z fc, however, will cost slightly more than the black and silver models. Below is a breakdown of all the pricing and availability.

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Pricing and Availability
The Nikon Z fc will be available in black and silver starting late July 2021 (US) in a variety of kit configurations; the body-only will be available for $959, or paired with the silver Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens for $1,099. The silver Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens will be available separately starting in late July for $299.

The Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) special edition lens will be available in a kit with the Zfc camera for $1,199.95 SRP starting in late July and sold separately starting in fall 2021 for $299.

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The six additional color options for the Nikon Z fc camera will be available in limited supply as a kit with the silver Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR for $1,199 and will be sold exclusively through nikonusa.com.

Learn more about the Nikon Z fc and the various Nikkor lenses announced this morning on Nikon’s website.

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