Nikon Launches the Retro-Styled Z fc, an APS-C Z-Mount Mirrorless Camera

Nikon has unveiled its latest Z-mount camera: the Z fc, an APS-C camera that leans heavily into Nikon’s history, offering chunky dials and a tactile shooting experience — all for less than a grand.

With Olympus and Fujifilm having proven the appeal of mirrorless cameras featuring old-school control dials, Nikon has drawn on its heritage and produced a body that is wonderfully similar to the classic Nikon FE film camera released back in 1978.

The camera features a 20.9-megapixel APS-C (“DX-Format” in Nikon-speak) sensor, the EXPEED 6 image processor, offers up to 4K video, and is capable of shooting at up to 11 frames per second.

Notably, the camera also features a fully articulating screen and will take power via the USB-C — useful for vlogging and live streaming.

Nikon claims that the Z fc offers “cutting-edge performance” paired with “timeless design” and this is certainly a beautiful camera that appears to combine an intelligent mixture of classic dials and modern scroll wheels. The Z fc features “satisfying analog controls and craftsmanship that’s both unique and functional,” says Nikon.

You can pre-order the Z fc for $956.95. Will you be buying one? Let us know in the comments below.

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