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Nikon Zfc Mirrorless Camera with 28mm Lens

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Nikon Zfc Mirrorless Camera with 28mm Lens
Key Features
  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Blending classic looks with modern performance, the Nikon Zfc checks off all the boxes on a content creator's wish list: stylish and sleek retro design, impressive image quality with the Z mirrorless system flexibility, and it's optimized for vlogging and video applications.
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Nikon Zfc Overview

Blending classic looks with modern performance, the Nikon Zfc checks off all the boxes on a content creator's wish list: stylish and sleek retro design, impressive image quality with the Z mirrorless system flexibility, and it's optimized for vlogging and video applications.

The Zfc is a DX-format mirrorless camera sporting a 20.9MP CMOS sensor, which pairs with EXPEED 6 image processing to realize quick shooting performance up to 11 fps, UHD 4K video recording at 30p, and sensitivity up to ISO 51200. Despite its classic looks, this camera is updated for contemporary content creation and features a fully articulating touchscreen LCD, supports live streaming, is compatible with external microphones, and has an advanced 209-point AF system with full-time subject tracking and eye-detection AF.

Focusing on the physical design, the Zfc stands out as a clear reference to Nikon's classic SLR film camera heritage, and features several familiar physical controls on the body, including dedicated dials to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. The body also features a 2.36m-dot OLED EVF and supports SnapBridge wireless connectivity for pairing with a mobile device for remote camera control. Also benefitting on-location shoots and longer takes, the Zfc also supports in-camera battery charging and on-the-go power via the USB Type-C port.

Nikon Zfc Mirrorless Camera

Blending classic looks with modern performance, the Nikon Zfc checks off all the boxes on a content creator's wish list: stylish and sleek retro design, impressive image quality with the Z mirrorless system flexibility, and it's optimized for vlogging and video applications.

The Zfc is a DX-format mirrorless camera sporting a 20.9MP CMOS sensor, which pairs with EXPEED 6 image processing to realize quick shooting performance up to 11 fps, UHD 4K video recording at 30p, and sensitivity up to ISO 51200. Despite its classic looks, this camera is updated for contemporary content creation and features a fully articulating touchscreen LCD, supports live streaming, is compatible with external microphones, and has an advanced 209-point AF system with full-time subject tracking and eye-detection AF.

Focusing on the physical design, the Zfc stands out as a clear reference to Nikon's classic SLR film camera heritage, and features several familiar physical controls on the body, including dedicated dials to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. The body also features a 2.36m-dot OLED EVF and supports SnapBridge wireless connectivity for pairing with a mobile device for remote camera control. Also benefitting on-location shoots and longer takes, the Zfc also supports in-camera battery charging and on-the-go power via the USB C port.

20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 6 Image Processor
The DX-format 20.9MP CMOS sensor is paired with the EXPEED 6 image processor to provide a versatile mixture of high sensitivity, nuanced image quality, and fast overall performance. At native values, a sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200 permits working in a broad array of lighting conditions, and can be further expanded up to ISO 204800 for extreme low-light conditions. The mixture of resolution and sensor size also contributes to clean image quality and smooth color transitions with reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range. In addition to benefitting image quality, the EXPEED 6 processor also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a top full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 11 fps.

Besides imaging, the sensor's design also incorporates a 209-point hybrid autofocus system, which uses both phase-detection and contrast-detection methods to quickly and accurately acquire focus for both stills and video applications. This focusing system also supports Eye Detection AF, which uses facial recognition to help lock focus onto subjects' eyes.
UHD 4K Video Recording
Capable of recording more than just stills, the Zfc supports UHD 4K video recording at up to 30 fps and Full HD recording at up to 120 fps, for slow-motion effects, along with the ability to save movie files to the in-camera memory card. In-camera time-lapse shooting is also possible.
Heritage Design with Intuitive Functions
Precision carved aluminum dials with engraved markings and mechanical controls for shutter speed, ISO, and exposure compensation. Intuitive functions also enable easy access to auto mode, quick settings, and the menu help guide.
Body Design and Connectivity
  • A large 3" 1.04m-dot LCD screen is available for bright, clear, and vivid image playback and live view shooting. The screen has a vari-angle design, which benefits front-facing selfie captures, and it is also a touchscreen for more intuitive operation, navigation, and settings control.
  • A 2.36m-dot electronic finder is present for comfortable eye-level viewing. It has a 1.02x magnification and uses NIKKOR optics to guarantee a sharp, clear image.
  • A robust magnesium alloy chassis is both dust- and weather-resistant to benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
  • Built-in SnapBridge connectivity to enable seamless transfer of low-resolution imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi enables communication between the camera and a smart device and, additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance.
  • Live streaming and web conferencing via separately purchased USB Type-C cable.
  • 3.5mm stereo mini-pin jack provides plug-in power
  • Included EN-EL25 rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 300 shots per charge.
  • Compatible with NIKKOR Z lenses as well as F-mount lenses using the separately purchased FTZ Mount Adapter.
UPC: 018208016716
Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) Lens

The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) from Nikon is an ultra-compact and lightweight FX-format prime lens with a traditional Nikon heritage design. This Special Edition lens inherits its design from the classic NIKKOR lenses released around the same time as the Nikon FM2 film SLR camera, with features that faithfully reproduce the designs of that time, such as knurling, and a prominent control ring. The lens is designed to be a versatile wide-angle lens well-suited to a range of subjects, including landscape, architecture, and reportage. With an f/2.8 max aperture, this fast, bright lens offers beautiful details at a standard focal length. Complementing the optical design, a multi-focus system, which employs two stepping motors, helps to realize impressively fast, accurate, and quiet focus performance, along with full-time manual focus override, to suit both stills and video needs. Additionally, a programmable control ring can be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and exposure settings. It makes for a great carry-around lens for spontaneous moments at any time of day.

Compatible Formats
Compatible with FX and DX format Nikon Z-Series mirrorless cameras
Custom Control Ring
The control ring rotates to control focusing, aperture, ISO, or exposure compensation
Autofocus Features
Two fast stepping autofocus motors operate in near silence. the internal focus lens features a rear-focus design that divides the elements into specific lens groups, with only the rear lens group moving for focusing for faster, smoother operation. The position of the focus groups is precisely controlled, resulting in extremely accurate and high-speed AF control
A/M (Auto-Priority Manual) F Mode
Enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation
Multi-Focus System
The position of the focus groups is precisely controlled, resulting in extremely accurate and high-speed AF control. Also, by effectively reducing aberrations, superb imaging performance is delivered across the entire shooting range including close distances.
Super Integrated Lens Coating
Multilayer lens coating achieves high transmittance in a wider wavelength range. This coating system effectively reduces the ghost and flare effects that are likely to occur in backlit situations, helping you achieve high-contrast images with rich gradation. Ghost and flare effects caused by internal reflections particular to digital cameras are also effectively minimized for outstanding color balance and reproduction capability, superb optical performance.
Optical Design
9 Elements in 8 Groups, 1 aspherical element
Aperture Diaphragm
7 Rounded blades
Angle of View
FX Format: 75°
DX Format: 53°
UPC: 018208201105

Nikon Zfc Mirrorless Camera Specs

Imaging
Lens MountNikon Z
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.9 Megapixel (5568 x 3712)
Sensor Type23.5 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.5x
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/4000 to 900 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 204,800)
Video
100 to 25,600 in Manual, Auto Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-4 to 17 EV
Continuous ShootingUp to 11 fps at 20.9 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 JPEG
5568 x 3712
4176 x 2784
2784 x 1856
1:1 JPEG
3712 x 3712
2784 x 2784
1856 x 1856
16:9 JPEG
5568 x 3128
4176 x 2344
2784 x 1560
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Recording ModesH.264/MOV/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/ fps
External Recording ModesHDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
IP StreamingNone
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O1 x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3"
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display TypeFree-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Size0.39"
Resolution2,360,000 Dot
Eye Point20 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 1.02x
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +3
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 209
Autofocus Sensitivity-4.5 to +19 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesFirst-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
General
Battery Type1 x EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1120 mAh (Approx. 300 Shots)
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.3 x 3.7 x 1.8" / 13.5 x 9.4 x 4.6 cm
Weight13.8 oz / 390 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.1 x 7.3 x 4.6"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) Lens Specs

Focal Length28mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 42mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View75°
Minimum Focus Distance7.6" / 19.2 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.8 x 1.7" / 71.5 x 43 mm
Weight5.6 oz / 160 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.745 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5 x 4.9 x 4.5"

Nikon Zfc Reviews

Plasticky body with no weather seal component

By Daniel
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-25

Almost attempted buy this nice design looks , more like my old Nikon FE-2 body ,but not durable body - plastic bottom surfaces , I'm very picky to choose body design other manufacturer ( Fuji xt-5 ,xh2 xh1 ) are all metal body with weather proof seal , Nikon made camera for last 70 years now decreasing quality , camera body is very important more then lens ( z lens are also lot of plastic units) ,I'm choosing Z5 instead - metal body with image stabilizer, weather sealing , two card slots , never buy ZFC camera. ( I already have Fuji systems ) Viltrox 13 mm and 75 mm are top performance product. ,all metal body lens . Hopefully next zfc v2 will be change soon .

The perfect personal camera

By Brittany
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

I use 2 z6ii's for my business use but I wanted something smaller for personal use. I love it. It's perfect for daily use.

Nikon walk-around with UI flaws

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-21

I bought the Z FC as a walk-around and travel camera. I mostly shoot wildlife and portraits with a Nikon D500, and occasionally shoot film for fun. I plan to upgrade the D500 to a Z9 down the road, so I was torn between buying a Fuji or the Z FC for my first mirrorless in the meantime. If I wasn't already invested in Nikon glass for a cropped sensor, I probably would've gone with Fuji due to IBIS and the slightly better dials. I wouldn't use the Z FC for wildlife or serious portrait work, but it's flexible enough in a pinch to suit my wants in a fairly inconspicuous mirrorless body. This maybe too bulky for some street photographers. But, it isn't trying to be a Ricoh, and I'm not trying to be a street photographer. I just wanted something with mirrorless features in a more compact body than a prosumer or flagship camera. I can still attach my current lenses with the FTZ if I really want to do a quick portrait session or record wildlife on video. Three of the most common complaints are my biggest as well: the dial locks, lack of an auto ISO option on the dial, and the grip issue. No IBIS? Eh, I wouldn't have paid more just for that, and I don't shoot much video, so that doesn't bother me personally. The dial lock on the ISO dial is a pain though for manual shooting. I haven't found a comfortable way to adjust it while looking through the viewfinder, unlike the shutter-speed dial. Locking the ISO dial does make some sense if you're just trying to replicate the feel of shooting film, but the ISO dial is no more likely to be bumped accidentally than the others. Using the dials *should* feel good and be fun given the style of this camera (and the shutter-speed dial is satisfying). It's also not clear why Nikon doesn't allow users to hold the record button as an ISO modifier key like on the D500 or other DSLRs. This seems like it could be done through a firmware update, but who knows? Similarly, the lack of an auto ISO setting on the dial itself is a poor design choice and illogical. The menu shortcut workaround works, but that's a clunky hack rather than a feature given the price of this body. Not a deal-breaker, but an irritation for sure given the otherwise effective and stylish design. Ultimately, despite the irritating design flaws, I bought this camera based on feel and owning Nikon lenses. Unlike buying a D500, or eventually a Z9, I knew I was sacrificing customization and comfort for something light that I could pick up and carry on a wrist strap without hearing Oh, nice camera! every time I went out, but still have the capabilities of a DSLR when needed. I tried several Sony and Fuji mirrorless bodies at a local shop, along with the Z FC, and this just felt the best in my hands. I also preferred the flip-screen design over tilt-screens. This body is definitely not perfect, but was the most comfortable among comparable options for my hands with the optional grip attached. Here's hoping a firmware update at least offers a more comfortable alternative to the locking ISO dial. I love the D500. I'm excited about the Z9. But I don't love the Z FC. It feels like an unnecessary compromise, or a precursor, only because of some poor design choices. I wouldn't recommend it to a beginner just starting out with Nikon for stills, or to non-Nikon shooters. But it was still a better fit for me than switching to Fuji for a secondary camera, and offered more flexibility than a Ricoh when I travel. It's still fun to pick up and shoot overall, but unnecessarily irritating.

Retro style with up to date sophistication

By Karri
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

I am an amatuer, amatuer! I wanted a smaller profile than my D3300, simple to use, but still take great pictures. The Zfc doesn't disappoint. It has all the bells in a great small package!

Nice

By Bobby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-30

5 stars what more do I need to say. Retro

This is a sweet little camera

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-17

Some reviewers don't like the light weight of the camera, but it does not feel cheap or plastic. For me, an experienced Nikon user, the menus are familiar and I have no trouble holding the camera. The light kit lens helps with the weight as well, making this my travel camera instead of my D750. The viewfinder is really the only shortcoming; in low light conditions, it's kind of grainy.

Cheap Plasticky Feel

By John
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-10

Having photographed with so many different cameras, including both 35mm film and digital, I never could have imagined how cheap this camera would feel in my hands. I had read reviews about this prior to purchasing the camera, but I didn't believe them. Once I received the camera, I took it out of the box and discovered that those reviewers were right. I felt like I was holding a plastic toy camera purchased at a yard sale for a dollar or two. This is the first time I've ever returned a camera without shooting a single frame. I'm sure the IQ of the camera is great, but I can't get past the cheap physical feel of the camera body. Nikon missed the mark on this one and I'm returning it.

Perfect Compact Camera!

By Karen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-01

I have been doing photography personally for years, learned on a Nikon disorder and currently own, love and use the Nikon d850. I also used Fuji for almost 2 years as my compact camera and loved my x-pro3. I recently sold my Fuji and some of the lenses and thought I could stay with the 850. I quickly realized the size and workflow not what I was use to with Fuji nor the experience. The x-t5 is being announced today and the Fuji I was going to get is out of stock so on a whim, this one was available and had great reviews, specs I wanted so decided to try it. I am a manual shooter, love the dials and retro look. I have a collection of older Nikon cameras including a film fm10 that I am also currently using. This camera looks a lot like it. I'm happy to say I love it. It's small it's light and allows me to be creative as I want or flip it in any kind of auto mode for my grandkids, my pets and can much easier go with me with them. My favorite thing I really struggled with is the difference in menus and going back and forth between systems. I never fully got use to it and it frustrated me. With this one it's seamless going back and forth between cameras. A few weeks ago I hiked up a mountain with my husband and pup and the Nikon d850. While the pictures are beautiful, not the experience I wanted. The zfc is much more practical for things like this. The other last thing I expected that I love was my granddaughter (8 years old) wanted to take pictures and I already had it set up and she had no issues and took beautiful pictures. I'm not saying it's better or worse than Fuji or anything else but for what I needed and how I shoot, it's perfect!

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