Nikon Z fc vs. Nikon Z 50 specifications comparison





Nikon Z fc ($957) vs. Nikon Z 50 ($857) specifications comparison (size comparisons by Michna):

Nikon Z fc ($957)

 

Nikon Z 50 ($857)

Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Lens mount
Nikon Z mount Nikon Z mount
Image sensor format
DX DX
Image sensor type
CMOS CMOS
Sensor size
23.5 mm x 15.7 mm 23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
Total pixels
21.51 million 21.51 million
Dust-reduction system
Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required) Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D)
Effective pixels
20.9 million 20.9 million
Image size
[DX (24×16)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3712 ( 20.7 million) (M) 4176 x 2784 ( 11.6 million) (S) 2784 x 1856 ( 5.2 million) [1:1 (16×16)] selected for image area: (L) 3712 x 3712 ( 13.8 million) (M) 2784 x 2784 ( 7.8 million) (S) 1856 x 1856 ( 3.4 million) [16:9 (24×14)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3128 ( 17.4 million) (M) 4176 x 2344 ( 9.8 million) (S) 2784 x 1560 ( 4.3 million) Photographs taken while recording videos at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken while recording videos at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080 DX (24×16) image area (L) 5568 x 3712 ( 20.7 million) (M) 4176 x 2784 ( 11.6 million) (S) 2784 x 1856 ( 5.2 million) 1 : 1 (16×16) image area (L) 3712 x 3712 ( 13.8 million) (M) 2784 x 2784 ( 7.8 million) (S) 1856 x 1856 ( 3.4 million) 16 : 9 (24×14) image area (L) 5568 x 3128 ( 17.4 million) (M) 4176 x 2344 ( 9.8 million) (S) 2784 x 1560 ( 4.3 million) Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 1920 x 1080: 1920 x 1080
File format
MOV, MP4 MOV, MP4
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 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, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant) SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
Card slot
1 Secure Digital (SD) card
File system
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31 DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
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 0.99-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 Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1)) Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1))
Eyepoint
19.5 mm (-1.0 m(*1); from back end of viewfinder eyepiece lens) 19.5 mm (-1.0 m(*1)); from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-3 – +3 m(*1) -3 – +3 m(*1)
Eye sensor
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Compatible lenses
Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
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) 1/4000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV), bulb, time
Flash sync speed
X= 1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; auto FP high-speed sync supported X= 1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Modes
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Continuous H (extended), Self-timer Single frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, high-speed continuous (extended), self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate
Up to 11 fps Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 4 fps Continuous H: Approx. 5 fps Continuous H (extended): Approx. 11 fps * Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Metering system
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor TTL metering using camera image sensor TTL exposure metering using main image sensor TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering mode
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Range
–4 to +17 EV * Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Mode
Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual Fill flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync + red-eye, rear-curtain sync, auto, auto + red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync + red-eye, flash off
Exposure compensation
Range: –3 to +3 EV, Increment: 1/3 step –3 to +3 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) available in P, S, A, M, SCN, and EFCT modes
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity
M: Manual selection (ISO 100–25600; step size of 1/3 EV); 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) M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25600; choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV); 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, SCN, EFCT (excluding night vision): Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) Night vision: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 4)
Active D-Lighting
Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off Can be selected from Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Multiple exposure
Add, average, lighten, darken Add, average, lighten, darken
Other options
Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes Time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction
Autofocus system
Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection range
-4.5 to +19 EV * Without low-light AF: -3 to +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 -4 to +19 EV ( -2 to +19 EV without low-light AF)
Lens servo
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), AF mode auto-switch (AF-A; available only in photo mode), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in video mode) predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), AF mode auto-switch (AF-A; available only in photo mode), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode) ; predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
209 * 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 mode
Pinpoint 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) Pinpoint, single-point, and dynamic-area AF (pinpoint and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S); wide-area AF (L); auto-area AF
Focus lock
Press the AE-L/AF-L button or press shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
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 mode
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M –3 to +1 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) available in P, S, A, M, and SCN modes
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync
White balance
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose color temperature Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
Bracketing types
Exposure and/or flash, white balance, ADL Exposure, white balance, ADL
Frame size 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 (x5) * 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/high) available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 x 1080 slow-motion, when quality is fixed at high. 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 x5 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 available except at sizes of 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 x 1080 slow-motion, in which case quality is fixed at high
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format), AAC (for videos recorded in MP4 format) Linear PCM, AAC
Audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor size
7.5 -cm ( 3.0 –in.) diagonal 8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal
Monitor type
Vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and 11-level manual brightness controls
Monitor resolution
Approx. 1040 k-dot Approx. 1040 k-dot
Playback
Full-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 Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, and picture rating
USB connector
Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB) ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended Hi-Speed USB with Micro-B connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector
Type D HDMI connector Type D HDMI connector
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Wi-Fi for Africa, Asia, Middle East & Oceania
IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) 2.4 GHz band: 8.1 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth: 2.6 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: 1.1 dBm Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth: 1.4 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: –0.1 dBm
Battery
One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Charging AC adapter
EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately) EH-73P charging AC adapter
Tripod socket
0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222) 1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions
Approx. 134.5 x 93.5 x 43.5 mm ( 5.3 x 3.7 x 1.8 in.) Approx. 126.5 x 93.5 x 60 mm ( 5 x 3.7 x 2.4 in.)
Operating environment
Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation) Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
BF-N1 body cap, DK-32 rubber eyecup (comes attached to camera), EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-32 battery charger (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), AN-DC23 strap BF-N1 Body Cap, DK-30 Rubber Eyecup (comes attached to camera), EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with terminal cover, MH-32 Battery Charger (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), AN-DC20 Strap, UC-E21 USB Cable
Approximate maximum frame advance rate(measured under Nikon-specified test conditions)
Up to 11 fps Low-speed continuous: 1 to 4 fps High-speed continuous: 5 fps High-speed continuous (extended): 11 fps
Focus points
209
Built-in flash
Manual pop-up flash raised via flash pop-up control Guide Number: Approx. 7/22, 7/22 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
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
Charging time
Approx. 3 s
Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Wi-Fi for Africa, Asia, Oceania
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the following European countries: Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Tajikistan) IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (other European countries, Uzbekistan, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico) IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas) 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) (Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the following European countries: Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Tajikistan) 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz (other European countries, Uzbekistan) 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico) 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas) 2.4 GHz band: 6.9 dBm 5 GHz band: 10.2 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK
Weight
Approx. 450 g ( 15.9 oz. ) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 395 g/14 oz. (camera body only)

**Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
***Refer to the product manual or the Compatible Lenses Specification for additional details.

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