Z fc
  • DX format
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100-51200
  • EXPEED 6
  • Eye-/Animal-Detection AF for stills
  • Eye-/Animal-Detection AF for videos
  • Heritage design
  • Vari-angle monitor
  • Creative Picture Controls
  • Touch screen
  • 4K UHD/30p
  • Self-portrait mode
  • SnapBridge
  • Premium Exterior
Type of camera
Type Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon Z mount
Compatible lenses
  • Z mount NIKKOR lenses
  • F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required); restrictions may apply
Effective pixels
Effective pixels 20.9 million
Image sensor
Type 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon DX format)
Total pixels 21.51 million
File format
  • 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
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Viewfinder 1.0-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls
Frame coverage Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Monitor type 7.5-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
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter speed
  • 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)
Release modes Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, continuous H (extended), Self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate
  • Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 4 fps
  • Continuous H: 5 fps
  • Continuous H (extended): 11 fps
Metering system TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering mode
  • Matrix
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Highlight-weighted
(ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20°C/68°F)
-4 to 17 EV
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3; 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-Lighting Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off
Type Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection range (In photo mode, AF-S, ISO 100, f/1.8 lens, 20°C/68°F) -4.5 to +19 EV (without low-light AF: -3 to +19 EV)
Focus points (In photo mode, single-point AF, DX format) 209 focus points
AF-area modes Pinpoint AF; single-point AF; dynamic-area AF; 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); pinpoint AF and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
Flash control 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
Flash modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
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 balance Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose color temperature
Bracketing types Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL
Metering system TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering mode
  • Matrix
  • Center-weighted
  • 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 (x5p)
File format MOV, MP4
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM (for video recorded in MOV format), AAC (for video recorded in MP4 format)
Audio recording device Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
  • M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25600 in steps of 1/3); 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)
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from extra high, high, normal, low or off
Other options Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes
USB Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output Type D HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Wi-Fi Available
Bluetooth Available
Power source
Battery One EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Charging AC adapter EH-7P Charging AC Adapter (available separately)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 134.5 x 93.5 x 43.5 mm/5.3 x 3.7 x 1.8 in.
Weight Approx. 445 g/15.7 oz. with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 390 g/13.8 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment
Operating environment Temperature: 0°C to 40°C/32°F to 104°F; Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)
EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-32 Battery Charger, DK-32 Rubber Eyecup, AN-DC23 Strap, BF-N1 Body Cap
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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