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Nikon announces a heritage-design model DX-format mirrorless camera

Nikon today announced the release of the APS-C size (Nikon DX-format) Nikon Z fc mirrorless camera. The Z fc is the first Z-series camera to adopt a heritage design, while simultaneously supporting various advanced features. The Z fc’s exterior adopts a heritage design inspired by the iconic Nikon FM2 SLR film camera released in 1982. It features a Nikon logo from the 1970-80s as well as a body size and dial positions that are similar to the FM2. It also incorporates a circular eyepiece, and three dials and a display panel on the top body: the passion of this heritage design is present everywhere.

For the first time in a Nikon Z series camera, the Z fc supports exposure compensation during AUTO mode, enabling users to achieve their desired expression by increasing brightness, enhancing silhouettes, etc. even while using AUTO mode. The camera also features 20 Creative Picture Control options that deliver unique expressions.

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The Nikon Z fc supports Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF with the shooting of stills and video, features introduced on the full-frame mirrorless cameras Nikon Z 7II and Nikon Z 6II. The wide-area AF (L) AF-area mode is supported, further ensuring the capture of eyes and faces by limiting the focusing area. Continuous focus on the eyes of the intended subject when there are several people or animals in the frame, or tracking the eyes of a pet that’s moving around is also achieved. The capture of clear stills and videos in dark situations is made possible by covering a wide standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200.

The letter “f” in the Z fc’s name is a reference to models with symbolic importance in Nikon’s history, while also being inspired by the word “fusion,” representing the coming together of tactile precision mechanics and high image quality. The letter “c”, meanwhile, conveys Nikon’s wish for this camera, with all its inherited tradition, to be used by anyone, anywhere, “casually”. In addition to the enjoyment of shooting great stills and videos, it is designed with particular attention paid to delivering the pride and joy of ownership.

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In addition, users can choose to customize the color of their Z fc body from the six Premium Exterior color options*, enabling users to personalize their camera to further match their individual style. The Nikon Z fc will be available from late July 2021 at a recommended price of $960, body only, or as a kit with either a silver version of the existing DX 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR retractable zoom ($1100) or with the new 28mm F2.8 (SE) for $1200.