Other compatible accessories
A variety of accessories are available for your Nikon camera.
- Availability may vary with country or region.
- See our website or brochures for the latest information.
- EN-EL25a/EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery: Can be used with Nikon Z fc digital cameras.
- The number of shots that can be taken (battery life) differs (Battery endurance) because the battery capacity differs when using the EN-EL25a and the EN-EL25.
- MH-32 Battery Charger: Can be used to recharge EN-EL25a/EN-EL25 batteries.
- EH-7P Charging AC Adapter/EH-8P AC Adapter: When connected to the camera, these adapters can be used to charge batteries inserted in the camera.
- The battery will not charge while the camera is on.
- The EH-7P and EH‑8P can be used to power the camera; to do so, select [Enable] for [USB power delivery] in the setup menu. For more information, see “USB power delivery” (USB power delivery).
- The supply of power to the camera using an EH‑8P requires a UC‑E25 USB cable (available separately).
- Neutral Color (NC) filters can be used to protect the lens.
- Filters may cause ghosting when the subject is framed against a bright light, or when a bright light source is in the frame. Filters can be removed if ghosting occurs.
- Matrix metering may not produce the desired results with filters with exposure factors (filter factors) over 1× (Y44, Y48, Y52, O56, R60, X0, X1, C-PL, ND2S, ND4, ND4S, ND8, ND8S, ND400, A2, A12, B2, B8, B12). We suggest that [Center-weighted metering] be selected instead. See the filter documentation for details.
- Filters intended for special-effects photography may interfere with autofocus or the in-focus indicator (I).
- UC-E24 USB Cable: A USB cable with a type C connector for connection to the camera and a type A connector for connection to the USB device.
- UC-E25 USB Cable: A USB cable with two type C connectors.
Hot shoe adapters
AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter: Mount the AS-15 on the camera hot shoe to connect studio strobe lights or other flash equipment via a sync terminal.
Accessory shoe covers
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover: A cover protecting the accessory shoe when no flash unit is attached.
BF-N1 Body Cap: The body cap prevents dust entering the camera when no lens is in place.
Viewfinder eyepiece accessories
DK-32 Rubber Eyecup: A rubber eyecup that can be fitted to the camera viewfinder. The DK-29 makes the image in the viewfinder easier to see, preventing eye fatigue.
FTZ Mount Adapter: An adapter that allows NIKKOR F mount lenses to be used with digital cameras that support interchangeable Z mount lenses.
- For information on attaching, removing, maintaining, and using FTZ mount adapters, refer to the documentation supplied with the device.
- If a warning message prompting you to update is displayed on the camera when a mount adapter is mounted on the camera, update to the latest version. For information on firmware updates, see the Nikon website for your area.
- ME-1 Stereo Microphone: Connect the ME-1 to the camera microphone jack to record stereo sound. Using an external microphone also reduces the chance of picking up equipment noise, such as the sounds produced during video recording when focus is achieved using autofocus.
- ME-W1 Wireless Microphone: A wireless Bluetooth microphone. Use the ME-W1 for off-camera recording.
ML-L7 Remote Control: Pair it with the camera and shoot videos and photos remotely.
Attaching and removing the accessory shoe cover
The cover slides into the shoe as shown. To remove the cover, hold the camera firmly, press the cover down with a thumb and slide it in the direction shown.
Charging the camera with the charging AC adapter
When a battery is inserted in the camera, the optional EH-7P Charging AC Adapter can be used to charge the battery.
- After confirming that the camera is off, connect the charging AC adapter (q) and plug the adapter in. The battery charges while the camera is off. Keep the plug straight during insertion and removal.
- The camera charge lamp (w) lights amber while charging is in progress. The lamp turns off when charging is complete.
- A battery will fully charge in about 2 hours (when using the EN-EL25a) or 1 hour and 40 minutes (when using the EN-EL25) (for an exhausted battery).
- Unplug the charging AC adapter and remove the cable from the camera when charging is complete.
The charging AC adapter
If the battery cannot be charged using the charging AC adapter, for example because the battery is not compatible or the temperature of the camera is elevated, the charge lamp will flash rapidly for about 30 seconds and then turn off. If the charge lamp is off and you did not observe the battery charging, turn the camera on and check the battery level.
Powering the camera with the charging AC adapter
- If [Enable] is selected for [USB power delivery] in the setup menu, the charging AC adapter will power the camera when the camera is turned on. For more information, see ““Power delivery” versus “charging”” (“Power delivery” versus “charging”).
- The battery will not charge while the camera is powered by an outside source.
Computer USB power delivery and battery charging
- Computers will supply current to power the camera or charge the battery only when connected via a UC-E25 USB cable (available separately). The optional UC-E24 USB cable cannot be used for this purpose.
- Depending on the model and product specifications, some computers will not supply current to power the camera or charge the battery.
ML-L7 Remote Control
You can operate the camera from the remote control by pairing* (Connecting for the first time: Pairing) the optional ML-L7 Remote Control with the camera. With this camera, you can perform the operation in “Remote control part names and functions (for Z fc)” (Remote control part names and functions (for Z fc)).
- Connecting the camera and remote control via Bluetooth is called “pairing” here.
- Only one remote control can be paired per camera. When pairing another remote control, only the last paired remote control is enabled.
- Also see the documentation supplied with the ML-L7 Remote Control.
Notes when using the remote control
- The remote control cannot be used in the following cases.
- When [Airplane mode] in the camera setup menu is set to [Enable]
- While the camera is connected to and exchanging data with another device via USB
- A connection between the camera and the remote control and a connection (Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) between the camera and another device cannot be established at the same time.
Remote control part names and functions (for Z fc)
|Same operation as the W (Q) button on the camera.
|Same operation as the X button on the camera.
|Press to start recording, and press again to end recording.
|When pressed, the remote control turns on and starts searching for a paired camera. If you press and hold it for 3 seconds or longer, the remote control will start searching for unpaired cameras. Pressing the power button while the remote control is on will turn it off.
|The remote control status and shooting operation status are indicated by the color and behavior of the lamp (Remote control status lamp (for Z fc)).
Press the button to release the shutter.
|Same operation as the multi selector on the camera.
|J (select) button
|Same operation as the J button on the camera.
|Fn1 (function 1)/Fn2 (function 2) button
Use functions registered beforehand (Assign Fn1 button/Assign Fn2 button).
Adjusting focus from the camera
If [Focus] is selected for Custom Setting a2 [AF-S priority selection] in focus mode AF-S, focus will lock when the camera shutter-release button is pressed halfway. You can then press the shutter-release button on the remote control to take a picture at the selected focus position.
Standby timer when using the remote control
When the standby timer of the camera expires and the monitor and viewfinder are off, turn on the remote control and then press and hold the shutter-release button or video-record button on the remote control to return to the original state.
Remote control status lamp (for Z fc)
|Flashing about every second
|Detecting paired camera
|Flashing quickly (about every 0.5 seconds)
|Flashing about every 3 seconds
|Connected to the camera
|Start shooting photo
|End shooting photo
|Start recording video
|End recording video
Connecting for the first time: Pairing
When using the remote control for the first time, you must pair it with the camera.
- Select [Wireless remote (ML-L7) options] > [Save wireless remote controller] in the camera setup menu and press J.
- The camera will standby for pairing.
- If the camera is connected to a smartphone or computer, connection to those devices will be terminated.
- Press and hold the power button on the remote control (3 seconds or longer).
- The camera and remote control will start pairing. In the meantime, the remote control status lamp flashes at about 0.5 second intervals.
- When pairing is complete, the camera and remote control will be connected. L is displayed in the shooting display.
- If a message indicating that pairing failed is displayed, start over from Step 1.
To connect with a paired remote control
- Select [Wireless remote (ML-L7) options] > [Wireless remote connection] > [Enable] in the camera setup menu and press J.
- Press the power button on the remote control.
- The camera and remote control are automatically connected.