Classic design meets modern engineering. Whether you’re creating content or capturing your artistic vision, this is the perfect addition for stylish photography lovers. Tell your own story and capture some of life’s iconic moments with a camera that’s equally iconic. The Z fc is an ode to Nikon’s rich history and heritage. Taking inspiration from the Nikon FM2, it infuses cutting-edge technology in an aesthetically pleasing camera body. It’s a lightweight and compact system that’s the quintessential companion for all your photography projects and adventures, wherever you are.
Amplify your everyday style with the Z fc. Inspired by the trademark features of Nikon film cameras, the engraved Nikon brand name, circular eye-piece, control dials and shutter button all come together to create a joyfully tactile shooting experience. Textured leather and matte silver accents add an element of luxury to its rugged, yet sophisticated design. You’ll also be able to further express your unique personal style with 6 Premium Exterior1 colour options for your Z fc.
The accompanying kit lenses are decked out with a sleek black and silver coating to match that vintage vibe of the camera body. The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is treated with a silver exterior colour; and the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE), a special edition lens designed to emulate the look and feel of the much-loved manual NIKKOR lenses, are introduced to complement Z fc.
Take your creativity to the next level with 20 types of Creative Picture Controls pre-set filters that can be previewed via the electronic viewfinder or live monitor before shooting to save time on post-shoot editing. Quickly identify your subjects and capture precise facial expressions, in humans and pets, with Eye-Detection AF and Animal Detection AF2 for both stills and videos. Capture clear and detailed images, even in low-light conditions with a high ISO sensitivity of up to 51,2003.
For those looking to capture sharp selfies or create vlogs with an unobstructed view, the TFT LCD vari-angle monitor makes shooting an absolute dream. Relive occasions with moving visuals, the Z fc records in 4K UHD and features a slow-motion video option that’s great at emphasising details that the eye normally doesn’t pick up. A dedicated movie mode (AF-F) allows you to keep focus on your intended subject, even when on the move – perfect for capturing emotive scenes.
Intuitively designed for an easier and quicker shooting experience, the Z fc allows for quick adjustments and to keep your creativity flowing while on the go. Dedicated dials for important settings such as ISO, shutter speed, exposure, and display panel for aperture setting are all conveniently located at the top of the camera for an overview at a glance. Sturdy and light, the Z fc camera body weighs approximately 390g and is built with magnesium alloy to deliver resilience through your photography journeys.
Complete your photography workflow with SnapBridge and Webcam Utility. Transfer stills and videos seamlessly to your smart phone for instant uploading to social media and remote shooting with Snapbridge Ver 2.8. Providing sharper output for any online streaming with Webcam Utility support, the Z fc is an excellent combination with its compact body and vari-angle monitor. The ever-expanding line-up of NIKKOR Z lenses, together with approximately 360 F mount lenses when paired with the Mount Adapter FTZ4 means you can take your creativity even further for any photography genres.
1Availability of six premium exterior colours (excluding black) are subjected to region and country availability.
2 Eye-Detection AF/Face-Detection AF are available in [Wide-area AF (L-human)] or [Auto-area AF (human)]. Eye-Detection AF/Face-Detection AF for animals are available in [Wide-area AF (L-animal)] or [Auto-area AF (animal)]. Support for dogs and cats only.
3Incrementation of up to equivalent of ISO 204800 is available.
4Requires a firmware update for the Mount Adapter FTZ when using with the Z fc.
1. The pleasure of shooting, in iconic style
Photography is not simply about the outcome but also every step in between. The Nikon FM2, one of Nikon’s many iconic cameras, has brought that true joy of photography and was widely cherished by its numerous users. Wishing to follow in those footsteps, the Z fc employs an exterior design with details carefully crafted to evoke that iconic camera. The body size resembles the FM2 and so does the balance between the pentaprism and body, as well as between the black and silver elements. Leather-like grain is adopted even on the back of the monitor, resembling a film camera. Each dial is of carefully carved aluminum with all of its top display engraved. The inscribed Nikon logo that was formerly used on cameras released from the 1970s to 1980s and a circular eyepiece add the finishing touches — all of which can only be achieved through the craftsmanship inherited by Nikon.
The name Nikon Z fc represents one of the roles of this camera, which is to communicate and connect the history of the brand with its more than 70 years of dedicated camera manufacturing, from the past, to the present, to the future. The letter “f” indicates a fusion between tactile precision mechanics and high image quality, both thoroughly developed through decades of designing and manufacturing image-making tools. The “f” also signifies models with symbolic importance in Nikon’s history. The letter “c”, meanwhile, conveys Nikon’s wish for this camera, inheriting tradition, to be used by anyone, anywhere, more “casually”.
Beyond the camera body, you can also find a complementary design style in the two kit lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE). For the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, the new silver coating that is also used on the Z fc camera body has been adopted, ensuring it harmonizes not only with the black camera body but also any of the six Premium Exterior leather-toned material options for the body color. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is a special edition with a different lens design to the usual NIKKOR Z models. It is inspired by the design of the NIKKOR lenses that were released at the time of the FM2. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE)’s knurling design is an authentic reproduction based on examination of the original NIKKOR blueprints. The bottom body design prevents slipping and the lens also features an eye-catching control ring that inspires operation. While achieving high usability packed in an iconic design, this lens triggers your motivation for shooting.
You will enjoy not only shooting with the Z fc but also carrying it around. This camera comes with Premium Exterior options, for which you can change the leather-toned material on the body depending on your individual taste and lifestyle. You can select from six color options*: white, coral pink, mint green, sand beige, amber brown and natural gray. Customize the body color to best express yourself.
2. Enjoy each step with tactile operation
Put your heart into each picture and enjoy every process by rotating dials while feeling the flick of your finger against each. The Z fc features three dials on the top body — for shutter speed, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation — as well as a small window displaying the aperture. Together, they let you visually confirm basic camera settings at a glance. The tactile operation of each dial will let you enjoy the process of manually taking time to adjust each setting before releasing the shutter.
Exposure compensation during Auto mode is now possible for the first time in the Z series camera lineup. The exposure compensation dial becomes effective even during Auto mode. This lets you achieve the look you want by rotating the exposure compensation dial afterwards while utilizing the camera’s recommended settings. This makes it easy to shoot your subject in silhouette, high key and low key.
Concentrate on the moment by looking through the Z fc’s easy-to-view electronic viewfinder (EVF). It offers a sharp and clear image under any conditions, thanks to its approx. 2360k-dot high-resolution organic EL panel combined with Nikon’s superior optical and image-processing technologies featuring approx. 100% coverage and 1.02x magnification*. This comfortable EVF displays the same settings as the camera monitor, allowing you to change them without taking your eye away. It reflects each setting in real time, which makes it possible to preview Creative Picture Controls, right before releasing the shutter.
*50mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1. Approx. 0.68x when converted to 35mm format.
Take a moment and appreciate the world around you from fresh perspectives. The Z fc employs a vari-angle monitor — the first in the Z series camera. Unlike the tilting monitor, you can flip the monitor sideways, allowing more versatile use such as attaching the camera to a selfie stick or vlogging. It automatically switches to self-portrait mode when the monitor is turned to the front, realizing a smooth shift to shooting high-quality selfies in both stills and videos. AF-F mode, which is dedicated to video recording, can also be utilized during self-portrait mode. Vertical shots from a low-angle position and high-angle shooting are also easy. This 7.5cm (3.0-in.), approx. 1040k-dot camera monitor employs a touchscreen monitor, offering comfortable operability with effortless handling.
• Lens: NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR • Exposure: [P] mode, 1/80 s, f/4.2 • White balance: Natural light auto • Sensitivity: ISO 500 • Picture Control: Pop © Yansu Kim
New inspiration often strikes when you’re in the middle of shooting. By pressing the Z fc’s convenient i button, it displays 12 settings, letting you change them quickly without needing to go into the menu. The i menu lets you choose your 12 most frequently used settings and arrange them in the order of convenience. You can view the same i menu items on the camera monitor or the electronic viewfinder (EVF), enabling you to change settings and preview each adjustment in real time without taking your eye away. Together with the dials, you can easily change settings while concentrating on shooting and fully enjoy each step of your photography.
3. Take the camera anywhere in your own style
The Z fc’s design fits all kinds of styles and scenes while being compact and lightweight: You’ll want to take it out wherever you go. The basic Z fc kit, which weighs less than a 600-ml plastic bottle of water*, will never be a burden during your daily outings and will guide you to capture your special moments more freely. Its flat design without a grip makes it easier to slip the camera in and out of your bag, even with the kit lens attached, so you can take it out quickly whenever you run into a good subject. Whether in your bag or over your shoulder, the Z fc is a great companion for everyday use.
*The Z fc and NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR together weigh approx. 580g.
The Z fc is stylish, but strongly and durably built so that users can cherish it over many years. It is protected against shock by magnesium alloy, ensuring greater reliability for carrying it around. Moreover, it employs a tough yet lightweight material on its rear cover. It also employs a high-precision shutter with superior durability, that has been tested for 100,000 actuations while loaded in the camera.
4. Give shape, sharpness and emotion to your creativity
Experience image quality that couldn’t possibly be achieved with your smartphone. The Z fc lets you raise the sensitivity up to ISO 51200*1, delivering photos and videos with minimum noise, that feature clear details and textures. This is made possible by the advanced image sensor and noise reduction provided by the EXPEED 6 image-processing engine that is also used on Nikon’s upper-class models. The wide standard ISO range lets you utilize faster shutter speeds, realizing outstanding images with minimum blur, even in dark situations. With the ISO sensitivity dial*2, you can adjust the setting quickly, as well as confirm the changes being made in real time, letting you enjoy each step of making adjustments while shooting.
*1Expandable up to 204800. The maximum standard sensitivity for video recording is ISO 25600. *2ISO sensitivity settings cannot be changed in the menu, with touch operation.
• Lens: NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S • Exposure: [M] mode, 1/250 s, f/1.8 • White balance: Auto1 • Sensitivity: ISO 6400 • Picture Control: Auto © Yansu Kim
• Lens: NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR • Exposure: [A] mode, 1/500 s, f/3.5 • White balance: Auto1 • Sensitivity: ISO 6400 • Picture Control: Auto
Add different nuances to your images employing the 20 Creative Picture Controls, with which hue, tone and saturation are fine-tuned to create a variety of effects. By setting them before the shoot, you can minimize the image deterioration often caused by postproduction. You can confirm the appearance in real time, just before releasing the shutter, through the monitor or EVF, and the camera even lets you adjust the effect level of each Creative Picture Control — making it easier to achieve your desired look beyond the 20 color profiles. All of these options are now at your fingertips and can be applied to both photos and videos. In addition, eight more standard types of Picture Controls are also available.
Dream / Morning / Pop / Sunday / Somber / Dramatic / Silence / Bleached / Melancholic / Pure / Denim / Toy / Sepia / Blue / Red / Pink / Charcoal / Graphite / Binary / Carbon
Auto / Standard / Neutral / Vivid / Monochrome / Portrait / Landscape / Flat
Sharp focus on the subject’s eyes powerfully enhances the impression that your images will make. The Z fc’s Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF help you sharply capture the eyes of your family, friends and pets*, even when they’re moving. The camera intelligently recognizes eyes of multiple subjects in the frame. With those features now available in the wide-area AF (L) mode, it limits the focusing area within the frame and makes it easy for you to select which person/animal to focus on.
*Applies to dogs and cats.
The Z fc acquires your subject even when it abruptly pops into the frame, with the advanced AF system that uses a CMOS sensor featuring focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels. The 209-point*1 hybrid AF system covering the maximum of approx. 87% horizontally and 85% vertically in the frame allows precise focusing even on peripheral subjects. Also, AF-S and AF-C in addition to AF-A are now available in Auto mode, enabling you to focus more effectively depending on the subject’s movement. With the ability to shoot up to 11 frames per second*2, you’ll have more chances to capture the greatest shot of that important moment. If you want to keep track of a certain subject, Focus Tracking with Lock-On feature helps maintain focus on the specified target, letting you concentrate on the composition.
*1In DX format with single-point AF. *2When using a mechanical shutter, in continuous H (extended) release mode and NEF (12-bit RAW) + JPEG image quality.
5. Addressing all contemporary needs with technology
In addition to amazing stills, the Z fc lets you take 4K UHD/30p videos without cropping in the DX-based movie image area all on your own. Vlogging is easy thanks to the self-portrait mode, activated with the vari-angle screen turned to the front, together with Eye-Detection AF and full-time AF (AF-F) mode which tracks the subject during video recording. Also, the camera saves settings for still shooting and video recording separately, allowing you to instantly switch between the two with the photo/video selector for increased efficiency of the process. Slow-motion videos can be easily created using Full HD/120p, if you are to edit them in postproduction, or selecting in-camera 4x/5x slow-motion generation modes. Astonishing 4K time-lapse videos are also achievable all in-camera. If you wish to have more control over time-lapse videos, the camera offers interval-timer photography, which shoots a series of still pictures to be stitched together in postproduction.
Transferring images and videos has never been easier and more stable with SnapBridge, Nikon’s unique app that connects the camera and your smartphone. The Z fc is compatible with the latest Ver. 2.8 with improved features for more versatile use. By installing the SnapBridge app on your smart device*1, you can easily send stills (JPEG and RAW) and videos*2 via Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®, as well as use the device as a remote control. Two different automatic connection modes between a camera and your smart device are now selectable — foreground and background. Foreground mode connects with the camera only when the app is launched, saving battery power. Background mode automatically transfers images even when a smart device is in a sleep mode. The latest camera firmware can also be obtained via the app*3 — much simpler than downloading to a memory card via computer. The new, user-friendly interface design makes the operation much smoother.
*1Compatible with iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. Available free from Apple App Store® and Google Play™. Please check Nikon’s website for further information. *2Still images (RAW) and videos can only be transferred via Wi-Fi®. *3Prior pairing is needed. Supported for the Z 7II/Z 6II and subsequent models.
Connect the Z fc to your computer and upgrade your image quality for online communication. Nikon’s Webcam Utility software makes it extremely easy to establish connection between a Nikon camera and a computer. The compact body with its vari-angle monitor, and the combination of the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, make the Z fc extra flexible — a perfect alternative to a webcam.
6. Explore different expressions — NIKKOR lenses
Using different lenses dramatically transforms your images. The growing range of NIKKOR Z lenses means expanding opportunities to try out different expressions in outstanding image quality. The Nikon Z mount, the largest mount on the market*, with its 55-mm opening, invites a huge volume of light to the sensor, resulting in amazing high resolution and beautiful bokeh in images. The Z fc can be paired with both FX- and DX-format lenses that will together stimulate your creativity even further.
*Among full-frame mirrorless cameras as of June 2021.
Capture a friend together with the expansive view of the sky, or a chic interior with a stylish atmosphere. Weighing only approx. 135g (4.8 oz), this lens is an ideal partner for the compact Z fc. Thanks to its retractable-lens mechanism, it achieves a small and lightweight body that’s highly portable, without sacrificing optical performance. The lens covers everything from wide-angle landscapes to portraits, all with edge-to-edge sharpness. Its wide angle of view lets you capture the atmosphere of any scene more dynamically. The vibration reduction system offers an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.5 stops* faster — effectively compensating image blur caused by camera shake, which helps to achieve beautiful, sharp images even in dark situations, such as for night landscapes and indoors with minimum light. For the lens body, the same silver coating as the Z fc is employed.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to a DX-format camera with the camera’s VR function set to “NORMAL”, and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.
• Lens: NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR • Exposure: [M] mode, 1/1000 s, f/3.5 • White balance: Auto1 • Sensitivity: ISO 400 • Picture Control: Auto © Yansu Kim
Direct the eyes to a small subject like a flower by approaching it closely and juxtaposing it with soft background bokeh. Take a beautiful photo of a friend even in a dark interior. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is a compact prime lens with a special design that is inspired by the manual NIKKOR lenses released at the time of the FM2. Together with its fast maximum aperture and minimum focus distance of 0.19m (0.63 ft), the lens produces natural bokeh in the background, realizing more creative and impressive images. When attached to the Z fc, the angle of view becomes that of a standard 42-mm equivalent lens, turning it into a more versatile lens that lets you capture scenes creatively by utilizing its fast f/2.8 aperture. This is also the first non-S-Line lens to adopt a multi-focusing system. It reduces aberration when shooting from up close, realizing natural rendering while delivering fast and accurate AF.
Get close to a distant subject and project it against a large background bokeh. Uniquely frame a tram along a street by compressed buildings. With its powerful 5x zoom, the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lets you capture your subject up-close in high resolution, even from a distance. The compression effect and large background bokeh that are unique to telephoto lenses make for impressive portraits and landscapes. The wide zoom range is perfect for documenting your travels. This lens and the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR together cover focal lengths from 16 mm to 250 mm without any gap. Its powerful vibration reduction (VR) with an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 5.0 stops* faster reduces image blur and enables you to shoot at the telephoto-end with confidence.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to a DX-format camera with the camera’s VR function set to “NORMAL”, and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.
• Lens: NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR • Exposure: [P] mode, 1/320 s, f/6.3 • White balance: Auto1 • Sensitivity: ISO 100 • Picture Control: Pop © Yansu Kim
• Lens: NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR • Exposure: [Auto] mode, 1/500 s, f/6.3 • White balance: Auto1 • Sensitivity: ISO Auto (ISO 400) • Picture Control: Auto © Yansu Kim
Reveal the incredibly intricate structure of the spines and texture of a cactus in dynamic, up-close images. This lens lets you depict your subject stunningly sharp against beautiful bokeh that is only possible with a micro lens and its fast aperture. The minimum focus distance of 0.16m (0.53 ft) enables you to approach the subject boldly, making depiction of even the tiniest detail possible. In addition, the standard focal length makes this a versatile prime lens for daily snaps and travel photos in addition to macro shots.
Render a friend’s radiant eyes and delicate skin texture with clear definition against natural, gradual bokeh even on a city street at night. Belonging to the NIKKOR Z S-Line, this lens offers superior rendering that redefines the perception of what an f/1.8 lens can achieve. Thanks to its high resolution realized by superior optical performance, it depicts your subject’s eyes and each strand of eyelash with clear definition. Also, its beautiful, soft creamy bokeh effectively emphasizes your subject, creating much more impressive portraits. As part of the NIKKOR Z f/1.8 series, designed with consideration for video recording, it lets you shoot both stills and videos all with this one lens.
Having access to NIKKOR Z lenses isn’t the only advantage of the Z fc being part of the Z mount family: you can also pair it with approx. 360 NIKKOR F lenses* via the FTZ Mount Adapter. From ultra-wide to super-telephoto, from micro to fisheye, this diverse lineup will let you freely explore many different kinds of expression for all your creative needs.
*Supported features differ according to each lens.
7. System Chart and Nomenclature
|1||Sub-command dial||14||Rubber eyecup||27||Multi selector||40||Photo/movie selector|
|2||CPU contacts||15||Viewfinder||28||Eyelet for camera strap||41||Control panel|
|3||Stereo microphone||16||Diopter adjustment control||29||ISO sensitivity dial||42||Exposure compensation dial|
|4||Lens mounting mark||17||AE and AF lock button/Protect button||30||ISO sensitivity dial lock release||43||Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover latch|
|5||AF-assist illuminator/Red-eye reduction lamp/Self-timer lamp||18||i button||31||Accessory shoe (for optional flash unit)||44||Battery chamber/memory card slot cover|
|6||Fn button||19||Main command dial||32||Shutter-speed dial lock release||45||Tripod socket|
|7||Image sensor||20||OK button||33||Shutter-speed dial||46||Cover for HDMI, USB, and microphone connectors|
|8||Lens mount||21||Monitor||34||Power switch||47||HDMI connector|
|9||Lens release button||22||Playback zoom in button||35||Shutter-release button||48||Charge lamp|
|10||Playback button||23||Memory card access lamp||36||Video-record button||49||USB connector|
|11||Delete button||24||Playback zoom out button/Thumbnail button||37||Focal plane mark||50||Connector for external microphone|
|12||Monitor mode button||25||Menu button||38||Speaker|
|13||Eye sensor||26||Display button||39||Mode selector|
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Nikon Z mount
Image sensor format
Image sensor type
23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)
Image size (pixels)
[DX (24x16)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3712 ( 20.7 million) (M) 4176 x 2784 ( 11.6 million) (S) 2784 x 1856 ( 5.2 million) [1:1 (16x16)] selected for image area: (L) 3712 x 3712 ( 13.8 million) (M) 2784 x 2784 ( 7.8 million) (S) 1856 x 1856 ( 3.4 million) [16:9 (24x14)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3128 ( 17.4 million) (M) 4176 x 2344 ( 9.8 million) (S) 2784 x 1560 ( 4.3 million) Photographs taken while recording videos at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken while recording videos at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080
File format (image quality)
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
1 Secure Digital (SD) card
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
1.0-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1))
19.5 mm (-1.0 m(*1); from back end of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-3 - +3 m(*1)
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Using the shutter-speed dial: 1/4000 to 4 s (1 step), Bulb, Time, X (Flash sync) Using the main command dial: 1/4000 to 30 s (1/3 step, can be extended up to 900 s in mode M), Bulb, Time, X (Flash sync)
Flash sync speed
X= 1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; auto FP high-speed sync supported
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Continuous H (extended), Self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate
Up to 11 fps Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 4 fps Continuous H: Approx. 5 fps Continuous H (extended): Approx. 11 fps * Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL metering using camera image sensor
Matrix metering Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted metering
–4 to +17 EV * Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F
Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual
Range: –3 to +3 EV (–5 to +5 EV when the exposure compensation dial is set to [c]), Increment: 1/3 step
Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3 EV can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 51200 (ISO 102400 equivalent) or to approx. 2 EV above ISO 51200 (ISO 204800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Add, average, lighten, darken
HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction
Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
-4.5 to +19 EV * Without low-light AF: -3 to +19 EV * Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF-S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), AF mode auto-switch (AF-A; available only in photo mode), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in video mode) predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
209 * Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and DX selected for image area
Pinpoint AF (photo mode only), single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (photo mode only), wide-area AF (S), wide-area AF (L), wide-area AF (L-people), wide-area AF (L-animals), auto-area AF, auto-area AF (people), auto-area AF (animals)
Press the AE-L/AF-L button or press shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S)
TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose color temperature
Exposure and/or flash, white balance, ADL
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor TTL metering using camera image sensor
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p 1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p 1920 x 1080 slow-motion: 30p (x4)/25p (x4)/24p (x5) * Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively * Quality selection (normal/high) available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 x 1080 slow-motion, when quality is fixed at high.
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format), AAC (for videos recorded in MP4 format)
Audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Range: –3 to +3 EV, Increment: 1/3 step
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
M: Manual selection (ISO 100–25600; step size of 1/3 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) available with selectable upper limit P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) with selectable upper limit AUTO: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600)
Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes
7.5 -cm ( 3.0 –in.) diagonal
Vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls
Approx. 1040 k-dot
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, video playback, photo and/or video slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, and picture rating
Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB) ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector
Type D HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Wi-Fi for Africa, Asia (except China, Japan, Korea), Middle East & Oceania
IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) 2.4 GHz band: 8.1 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth: 2.6 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: 1.1 dBm
One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Charging AC adapter
EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)
0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approx. 134.5 x 93.5 x 43.5 mm ( 5.3 x 3.7 x 1.8 in.)
Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
BF-N1 body cap, DK-32 rubber eyecup (comes attached to camera), EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-32 battery charger (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), AN-DC23 strap
1. Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines. All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery. The sample images displayed on the camera and the images and illustrations in this document are for expository purposes only. Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that these specifications may contain.
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