Z is the Z mount for the next generation, f is the Fusion (fusion) in Nikon’s retro SLR Df, and c officially refers to casual, but in fact, it is the first to come to mind when you see c The one is APS-C.
▲ Nikon Z fc with Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens.
Interrupting, if the Z fc market performs well, it might stimulate Nikon to launch the Z f.
Nikon Z fc Strictly speaking, it is the mirrorless version of Nikon Df, but it uses APS-C format.
If you take a long-term view, Nikon Z fc can be the digital version of Nikon FM2 (FE2).
The new Z fc that Nikon just released is such a "tribute" product.
The APS-C frame is used, and the positioning is lower than the full frame, which is closer to the previous Nikon Z 50.
▲ Nikon Z fc with Z FX 28mm f/2.8 SE lens.
In order to match this retro look, Nikon deliberately launched two "retro" lenses, one is the "silver" zoom Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, the other is the fixed focus Z FX 28mm f/2.8 SE (Full frame).
As a result, Z fc has three versions on the market, the price of a single body is 6,499 yuan; with a 16-50mm zoom lens, the price is 7,599 yuan; with 28mm f/2.8 SE, this retro fixed focus is priced at 8,199 yuan, both will It will go on sale at the end of July.
In addition, for personalization, in addition to the silver-black version of Z fc, Nikon also introduced 6 additional leather versions, including white, pink, green, rice, brown, and gray, and supports official paid replacement at a cost of 300 yuan.
Putting down the specifications, let's first look at the retro look of Z fc, which was inspired by the FM2 in 1982, especially the shape of the warship department and the Nikon Logo.
The control method of Z fc is not blindly retro, and there is no turntable to solve everything. There is also a modern MASP mode fast switch under the ISO dial on the left, and the switch lever for videos and photos is hidden under the shutter dial on the right.
In addition, Nikon also designed a small shoulder screen for Z fc, in order to be able to display the aperture in real time. On FM2, there is a photo counter near this location.
Leaving the top of the camera, the rest of the control logic is almost the same as that of a current mirrorless camera. The front and rear dual turntables, the eight-way button on the back, and the Nikon i button are all equipped.
Nikon Z fc uses magnesium-aluminum alloy as a whole to support an all-weather sealed body. The specific size of the body is 135×94×44mm, and the weight is 445g, which is not much different from the same type of products in the market (approximately Z 50, Fuji X -S10, Sony a6400).
The LCD screen on the back supports multi-directional flip and touch, and the resolution is 1.04 million dots, which is the same as the Nikon Z 50 and better than the 920,000 dots of the Sony a6400.
Aside from the retro appearance, the internal specifications are almost the same as the Nikon Z 50.
The same 20.88 million pixel APS-C frame sensor and the same EXPEED 6 image processor are both 11fps continuous shooting speed (14-bit RAW will be reduced to 9 frames), ISO range 100~51200, and the maximum mechanical shutter speed is 1. /4000s. It supports up to 4K 30p, 1080p 120p video recording.
Therefore, if you want to know how competitive the Nikon Z fc specifications are, you can refer to the specifications of the Nikon Z 50. The two are almost the same except for the appearance.
Nikon Z fc's promotional materials are all based on the perspective of girls, and weaken the parameters, but emphasize a way of life. Indeed, the advantages of Z fc specifications are not obvious, but the retro appearance is very lethal for fans and entry users.
But in the "retro", Z fc currently only has two lenses that match it with 16-50mm and 28mm f/2.8 SE, and the other Z-mount lens styles are not very compatible.
The 28mm f/2.8 SE fixed focus lens that matches Nikon Z fc can cover the full-frame image field. In Nikon’s plan, there is also a full-frame 40mm f/2, and an SE version may also be launched to match Z fc. From the perspective of lens group planning, Nikon seems to have intentionally launched the full-frame Zf.
In the past, Nikon had carried too much "history", which made it slower to "turn around" in the mirrorless era. The current retro-style Z fc is also a bit of hindsight, but it is indeed a good attempt for the product line, and the future can be expected (squatting a Zf).
The picture in this article comes from: Dpreview.
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