Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd recently announced the latest model in the Z series mirrorless camera line up, the Z fc. For photographers who are familiar with the Nikon classic Nikon FM2, the Z fc is the elegant, compact DX-format mirrorless camera that combines iconic design and heritage with the latest technology. The latest Z fc mirrorless camera is the perfect match for young urbanists who often find engaging surroundings or compelling moments that ignite their passion as they express their creativity and individuality.
The new Nikon Z fc mirrorless camera is a great companion for aspiring and confident go-getters an trendsetters who see uniqueness and character in every corner of their journey. From capturing meaningful moments in everyday life with family and loved ones, creators can connect with the world and express themselves freely through the new camera’s advanced performance and modern convenience.
“We wanted to pay homage to our cherished history of iconic cameras and to expand our line-ups with today’s latest digital innovations. A simple and intuitive accessory, the Z fc is a step up to support photography lovers with that dash of magic as they slow down and take in life’s simple moments. Be it young entrepreneurs, budding photographers or social media enthusiasts, it’s for users looking to grow their personal style on what makes life colourful with the contemporary design suitable for their lifestyles and personalities,” commented Horie Masahiro, Managing Director of Nikon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Nikon Z fc Primary Features
It’s all in the details
The Nikon Z fc takes inspiration from the iconic classic Nikon FM2 SLR camera, incorporating 80s vintage nuances with modern mechanisms that are highly reliable and built to last. Exuding sophistication in its craftsmanship, experience the entirety of this camera with its luxurious black textured leather material and matte silver body. Embrace the timeless beauty of several design elements inherited, including the “Nikon” engraving, the classic control dials and shutter buttons and circular eyepiece.
Users who enjoy expressing themselves with colours will be able to do so with customisable (1) leather texture materials for the camera body of six colours – white, sand beige, amber brown, natural grey, coral pink and mint green – to reflect their lifestyle and individuality. This newly transformed camera is where quintessential design meets the latest digital technology offerings, fully embodying the rich legacy of Nikon’s iconic cameras.
Sophisticated control for the perfect shot
Taking it to a new level, the Z fc comes with intuitive and tactile controls that allow users to seize and capture fleeting moments. Equipped with dedicated dials for the ISO, shutter speed (2), and exposure compensation, users have the flexibility to adjust to their desired settings easily to achieve the best quality of experiences when delving into different types of photography.
Users will be able to achieve clear and sharp renderings of textured images captured and, iconic moments are made possible with the camera’s ISO sensitivity of up to 51200 (3). Leveraging its full potential, users will be able to fully optimise its in-built optical Vibration Reduction (VR) with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR for high-image quality.
Moreover, the camera offers more than just everyday casual filming with its 4K UHD capabilities utilising the full DX-based image sensor width and slow-motion movie setting with a range of image dimensions and frame rate, documenting moments in videos have never been easier. The Z fc allows users to capture every inch and detail of the moment with its 7.5cm (3-inch) vari-angle TFT LCD display monitor that is touch-operational, and AF-F (full-time AF) that tracks subjects even when taking self-portraits. In a seamless transition of switching automatically to self-portrait mode when the monitor is turned to the front, users can explore different angles to express themselves in both stills and movies. Additionally, when switched on, the camera supports USB power delivery and USB charging.
Weighing in at approximately 390g, the compact and sleek camera is perfect for users to take with them to capture every shutter opportunity from day to night, one moment to another. Whether it’s for that much-deserved scenic road trip with your best loved ones or capturing a slice of life, the Z fc is there for you.
Expression in its purest form
For the first time in a Nikon Z series camera, the Z fc supports exposure compensation during AUTO mode that allows users to achieve their desired expression such as by increasing brightness to enhance silhouettes.
With over 20 Creative Picture Control effects, users also get more room for unlimited expression to create imagery that reflects their aesthetics or mood, simply by a quick preview through the display viewfinder and a favourite pre-set that could be easily applied.
Capture the most raw and real-time emotions in a snap with the Eye-Detection AF and Animal Eye-Detection AF (4), locking onto moving subjects and delivering precise, high-quality imagery that truly brings all the emotions of that beautiful moment to life. Not limited to just stills, this feature is also applicable during movie recording.
Stay connected in just one click
Just as easily as taking a snapshot, the Z fc is technology-friendly and supported by a suite of software tools that allows users to transfer images and videos from camera to a smart device (5) quickly and seamlessly.
The accessibility keeps users connected with their community of creatives, friends, and family, sharing the latest snapshots of their meaningful moments easily. Enjoy improved ease of use and convenience with the latest version of SnapBridge (ver. 2.8). Users will be able to use their smartphone’s screen mirroring capabilities for remote shooting without missing any moments. The new user interface also supports two automatic connection modes – foreground mode that connects with the camera only when the application is activated, reducing camera battery consumption; or background mode that features a constant connection, allowing for automatic transfer of images even when the application is not activated.
The camera is also compatible with Webcam Utility for users to get to the next level when live-streaming, offering incredible clarity and flattering depth of field.
Made for compactness
Users will be spoilt for choice with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR in a new silver variant or with the special edition NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE), that completes the kit.
Compact and lightweight to carry around, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is a standard zoom lens that delivers high resolution throughout the zoom range, to be utilised in a variety of everyday scenes, from landscapes and snapshots to portraits and tabletop photos.
The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is a compact prime lens that features a heritage design inspired by classic NIKKOR lenses, ideal for portraits and still-life photography, especially if users are looking for natural and smooth bokeh that is unique to prime lenses.
The six additional premium exterior colours (excluding black) will be available in Singapore. Availability will be announced at a later date.
*** Update 15th July 2021 ***
- Z fc (Body only): S$1,549
- Z fc + NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Kit: S$1,779
- Z fc + NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 Kit: S$1,929
- One-time complimentary premium exterior swap worth S$79
- Z series Peak Design Strap worth S$99
- Manfrotto Tripod worth S$98
For more information on the new Z fc, and other Nikon products, please visit www.nikon.com.sg.
(1) Availability of six additional premium exterior colours (excluding black) are subject to availability and may vary by country and region.
(2) Shutter speed setting up to 4s is available using this dial. Up to 30s is possible at [1/3STP] position. Shutter speed is automatically controlled in P/A/AUTO modes.
(3) Incrementation of up to equivalent of ISO 204800 is available
(4) Support for dogs and cats only.
(5) iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices to which the SnapBridge app has been installed can be used. The SnapBridge app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store® and Google Play™. See Nikon’s website for further information.
* Information and pictures courtesy of Nikon Singapore and AKA Asia *