Nikon Z fc digital camera

TypeDigital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mountNikon Z mount
Compatible lenses
  • Z mount NIKKOR lenses
  • F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels20.9 million
Image sensor
Type23.5 × 15.7 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon DX format)
Total pixels21.51 million
Dust-reduction systemImage Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)
Image size (pixels)
  • [DX (24×16)] selected for image area:
    • 5568 × 3712 (Large: 20.7 M)
    • 4176 × 2784 (Medium: 11.6 M)
    • 2784 × 1856 (Small: 5.2 M)
  • [1:1 (16×16)] selected for image area:
    • 3712 × 3712 (Large: 13.8 M)
    • 2784 × 2784 (Medium: 7.8 M)
    • 1856 × 1856 (Small: 3.4 M)
  • [16:9 (24×14)] selected for image area:
    • 5568 × 3128 (Large: 17.4 M)
    • 4176 × 2344 (Medium: 9.8 M)
    • 2784 × 1560 (Small: 4.3 M)
  • Photographs taken while recording videos at a frame size of 3840 × 2160: 3840 × 2160
  • Photographs taken while recording videos at other frame sizes: 1920 × 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 SystemAuto, 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
MediaSD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File systemDCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
Viewfinder1.0-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls
Frame coverageApprox. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 1.02× (50 mm lens at infinity, −1.0 m−1)
Eyepoint19.5 mm (−1.0 m−1; from back end of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment−3 – +3 m−1
Eye sensorAutomatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Monitor7.5-cm/3.0-in., approx. 1040k-dot vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls
TypeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
  • Using the shutter-speed dial: 1/4000 – 4 s (1 step), Bulb, Time, X (Flash sync)
  • Using the main command dial: 1/4000 – 30 s (1/3 step, can be extended up to 900 s in mode M), Bulb, Time, X (Flash sync)
Flash sync speedX=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; auto FP high-speed sync supported
Release modeSingle frame, Continuous L, Continuous H, Continuous H (extended), Self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate
  • Continuous L: Approx. 1 – 4 fps
  • Continuous H: Approx. 5 fps
  • Continuous H (extended): Approx. 11 fps
  1. Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Metering systemTTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering mode
  • 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
Range–4 – +17 EV
* Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F
Modeb: Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual
Exposure compensationRange: –3 – +3 EV (–5 – +5 EV when the exposure compensation dial is set to [C]), Increment: 1/3 step
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 100–51200 (step sizes 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
Active D-LightingAuto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Multiple exposureAdd, average, lighten, darken
Other optionsHDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction
TypeHybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection range−4.5 – +19 EV
* Without low-light AF: −3 – +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
Lens servo
  • Autofocus: Single-servo AF (AF-S), continuous-servo AF (AF-C), AF mode auto-switch (AF-A, photo mode only), full-time AF (AF-F, video mode only), predictive focus tracking
  • Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus points209 focus points * Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and DX selected for image area
AF-area modePinpoint 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)
Focus lockPress the A (g) button or press shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S)
Flash controlTTL: 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
Flash modeFront-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
Flash compensation–3 – +1 EV (step size of 1/3 EV) available in modes P, S, A, and M
Flash-ready indicatorLights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 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
White balance
White balanceAuto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K–10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose color temperature
BracketingExposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL
Metering systemTTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering modeMatrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
  • 3840 × 2160 (4K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p
  • 1920 × 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
  • 1920 × 1080 slow-motion: 30p (×4)/25p (×4)/24p (×5)
* 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/m) available at all sizes except 3840 × 2160, 1920 × 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 × 1080 slow-motion, when quality is fixed at m
File formatMOV, MP4
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatLinear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format) or AAC (for videos recorded in MP4 format)
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Exposure compensationRange: –3 – +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 100–25600) available with selectable upper limit
  • P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100–25600) with selectable upper limit
  • b: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100–25600)
Active D-LightingSame as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Other optionsTime-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes
PlaybackFull-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
USBType C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI outputType D HDMI connector
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
  • Standards:
    • IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Bolivia, Europe, and Oceania)
    • IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
    • IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas)
  • Operating frequency:
    • 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11; Africa, Asia, Bolivia, Europe, and Oceania)
    • 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11), 5180–5825 MHz (5180–5580 MHz, 5660–5700 MHz, and 5745–5825 MHz) (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
    • 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11), 5180–5805 MHz (5180–5320 MHz and 5745–5805 MHz) (other countries in the Americas)
  • Maximum output power (EIRP):
    • 2.4 GHz band: 8.1 dBm
    • 5 GHz band: 7.9 dBm (countries in the Americas)
  • Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
  • Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2
  • Operating frequency:
    • Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz
    • Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
  • Maximum output power (EIRP):
    • Bluetooth: 2.6 dBm
    • Bluetooth Low Energy: 1.1 dBm
Power source
BatteryOne EN-EL25a/EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery1, 2
  1. To use the EN-EL25a, the camera's firmware version must be C: 1.50 or later.
  2. The number of shots that can be taken (battery life) differs because the battery capacity differs when using the EN-EL25a and the EN-EL25.
AC adapter
  • EH-7P charging AC adapters (available separately)
  • EH-8P AC adapters (require UC-E25 USB cables) (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)
DimensionsApprox. 134.5 × 93.5 × 43.5 mm/5.3 × 3.7 × 1.8 in. (width × height × depth)
WeightApprox. 445 g (15.7 oz.) with battery (EN-EL25) and memory card but without body cap; approx. 390 g/13.8 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Humidity85% or less (no condensation)
  • 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 this document at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this document may contain.

MH-32 Battery Charger

Rated inputAC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.21 A
Rated outputDC 8.4 V, 1.12 A (MAX)
Supported batteriesEN-EL25a/EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Charging timeApprox. 2 hours 40 minutes (when using the EN-EL25a)
Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes (when using the EN-EL25)
* Time required to charge battery at an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F) when no charge remains
Operating temperature0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
DimensionsApprox. 67 × 94 × 28 mm/2.7 × 3.8 × 1.2 in., excluding plug adapter
WeightApprox. 99 g (3.5 oz), excluding plug adapter

The symbols on this product represent the following:
m AC, p DC, q Class II equipment (the construction of the product is double-insulated)

EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

TypeRechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity7.6 V/1120 mAh
Operating temperature0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
DimensionsApprox. 34 × 50.5 × 18 mm/1.4 × 2.0 × 0.8 in.
WeightApprox. 53 g (1.9 oz)

Disposing of data storage devices

Please note that deleting images or formatting memory cards or other data storage devices does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user’s responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all data using commercial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it with images containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Care should be taken to avoid injury when physically destroying data storage devices. Before discarding the camera or transferring ownership to another person, you should also use the [Reset all settings] item in the camera setup menu to delete network settings and other personal information.

Supported standards

  • DCF Version 2.0: The Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF) is a standard widely used in the digital camera industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera.
  • Exif version 2.31: The camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.31, a standard introduced with the goal of improving the interoperability of printers and digital cameras, making it easier to produce high-quality prints. Information stored with photographs is used for optimal color reproduction when the images are output on Exif-compliant printers. See the printer manual for details.
  • HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface is a standard for multimedia interfaces used in consumer electronics and AV devices. This standard ensures that audiovisual data and control signals can be transmitted to HDMI-compliant devices via a single cable connection.