The new Nikon mirrorless with a vintage design

An aesthetic that pays homage to the glorious roll models, with modern and performing hardware

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The new Nikon Z Fc mirrorless camera winks at design aficionados and nostalgics of 80s roll models; specifically, it is a not so hidden homage to the glorious FM2 model. The new model is designed for full manual and “physical” control with all selectors and buttons dedicated to shooting parameters at your fingertips.

Nikon Z Fc also incorporates the same philosophy of the previously appreciated Nikon Df released in 2013 with which it shares part of the aesthetics and approach. The ISO value dial is placed on the left and goes from 100 to 51200, with the selector for shooting mode underneath. To the right is the other shutter speed dial (with a suggestive indentation in the viewfinder housing itself), the on and off button, the one for videos and the selector for exposure gain. There is also a mini lcd display which shows the aperture of the diaphragm.

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(Photo: Nikon)

Under the vintage body, Nikon Z Fc mounts characteristics similar to those of the colleague Z50 with an electronic oled viewfinder, a touchscreen display, wireless SnapBridge connection and usb type-c connection which also makes it usable as a high quality webcam. The autofocus system is hybrid with 209 points covering 87% of the frame, while the video pushes up to 4k at 30 frames per second.

Lenses can be mounted through thetype Z connection which can accommodate any lens, including full frame lenses such as the top of the range Z6 and Z7. Simultaneously with the launch of this model, Nikon also launches a 28mm f / 2.8 in vintage style similar to Nikkor D lenses.

Prices start at $ 959.95 (approx 800 euro) for the camera body only and the equivalent of 925 euro for the kit with 16-50 mm or 1000 euro with the 28 mm. In addition to the black and silver versions expected in July, six more shades are expected, to be released later.

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