Nikon Z FC mirrorless camera with a retro design, Nikkor Z 28mm f / 2.8 (SE) lens

Nikon Z FC DX-format mirrorless camera with a retro design has been launched in India. The camera design is inspired by the 1980s Nikon FM2 SLR and features a vintage Nikon logo. Like its Nikon Z50 siblings, the Nikon Z is based on the FC Z-Mount system and has a 20.9-megapixel sensor among other features. Nikon Z FC offers three dedicated dials to manually adjust settings when capturing photos and videos. The camera has a variable-angle LCD touchscreen display.

Nikon Z FC price in India, availability

Nikon Z FC is available for purchase from Nikon’s website. Nikon Z FC starts at Rs. 84,995 for camera only. When purchased with the Nikkor Z DX-16 50mm f / 3.5-6.3 VR lens, it costs Rs. 97,995 and with Nikkor Z 28mm f / 2.8 (SE) it is priced at Rs. 1,05,995 in India. Customers will be able to purchase mirrorless cameras from authorized Nikon stores from the last week of July 2021. The camera features a matte silver body and textured leather components. The leather part is available in six color options – Amber Brown, Coral Pink, Mint Green, Natural Gray, Sand Beige and White.

Nikon Z FC Specification

The Mirrorless Nikon ZFC has a 20.9-megapixel primary APS-C (DX) cropped sensor. It has an Expedite 6 image processor and has a standard ISO range of 100-51,200. It is fitted with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f / 3.5-6.3 VR lens, but can be purchased without the lens. The camera has a variable-angle TFT LCD touchscreen display to make shooting from awkward angles easier. It has three dials to control shutter speed, exposure composition and ISO sensitivity. In addition to the dials, there is a small window that displays the aperture. The camera supports USB power delivery and USB charging. The camera supports 4K UHD video recording using its full DX-based image sensor width and slow-motion movie setting.

The Nikon ZFC camera supports exposure composition during auto mode, making it the first camera in the Z-series to feature. This means that users can control the brightness and other settings in automatic mode. The camera also has 20 creative picture control effects. The Nikon Z FC has Eye-Detection Autofocus (AF) and Animal-Detection AF when capturing stills and video. In addition, it supports wide-area AF (L) AF-area to help capture eyes and faces better.

There is also support for the SnapBridge v2.8 app that helps transfer media from the camera to Android or iOS devices. The camera can be doubled for use as a webcam for livestreaming. Nikon says the F&C in the Z FC Monica stands for ‘fusion’ and ‘casual’ and refers to the iconic models of the camera brand.

Separately, Nikon also announced the release of the Nikkor Z 28mm f / 2.8 (SE) lens. SE moniker means ‘Special Edition’. The lens is compatible with Nikon cameras equipped with a Z-mount. The design of the wide-angle lens goes back to the lenses that were revealed with the Nikon FM2 SLR camera. The minimum focal length of a fixed focal length camera lens is 0.19m or 0.63 feet. It is highly portable with a length of 43 mm and weight of 160 g. The unique price of the Nikkor Z 28mm f / 2.8 (SE) lens is not yet listed.

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