Nikon Z fc Gets Silver Award at DPReview (86% Overall Score)

DPReview completed their full in-depth review for the Nikon Z fc mirrorless camera. And this Nikon Z fc gets an impressive 86% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Nikon Z fc Key Features:

  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • ISO 100-51200, Up to 11 fps Shooting
  • 209-Point Hybrid AF, Eye Detection AF
  • Time-Lapse Movie
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • USB Type-C Connectivity

What we like

  • Classic film camera design
  • Excellent image quality; sensor allows for shadow brightening with little increase in noise
  • Solid 4K and 1080p video quality with no crop
  • Reliable autofocus system
  • Solid, well-designed control dials
  • Still and video settings kept in their own ‘sandbox’
  • Decent amount of video capture controls
  • Microphone jack
  • Convenient USB charging
  • Lightweight compared to peers

What we don’t

  • No in-body image stabilization
  • Images sometimes have a blue cast when using auto white balance, which may require changing settings
  • Lack of joystick slows down AF point selection
  • No selfie-specific features like some peers
  • Camera feels a bit hollow flimsy plastic door over battery/memory card slot
  • Lacks a headphone jack
  • No support for Log or HLG video output
  • Limited selection of APS-C Z-mount lenses
  • Auto ISO function awkward to access or control

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Nikon Z fc is an APS-C mirrorless camera that successfully brings back the design of the company’s film cameras. It offers plenty of hands-on controls, a vlogger-friendly fully articulating touchscreen, excellent still and video quality, and plenty of customizability. It could use refinement in a few areas, but for those looking for an eye-catching camera that can capture the moment for social media and more, the Z fc is a solid choice.

Nikon Z fc body: $956.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z fc with 16-50mm Lens: $1,096.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z fc with 28mm Lens: $1,196.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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