Industry News: Nikon officially announces the Nikon Z fc

EOS 4 Life

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This camera doesn't seem so big, taking into account it's z mount.
Zfc-vs-m50.png
 

slclick

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In road cycling builds, we would call this a Neo Retro. The good looks with all the modern tidbits for the latest needs/wants (it doesn't make it run any better, quite the opposite sometimes). It doesn't have a gender specific look to it, that's rubbish since color doesn't know bias, just idiotic humans. It looks solid. I like it. I was a Nikon film kid, had both an FM and an EM. Kind of like a 7D and an M5.

All four of those are awesome and I bet this is too, enjoy Nikonians!
 
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Codebunny

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A few previews are showing it has markably better eye AF than the Z50. It looks like it is at least matching the Z6ii FW 1.20 and finding eyes much smaller on the frame and sticking to them.
 

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In road cycling builds, we would call this a Neo Retro. The good looks with all the modern tidbits for the latest needs/wants (it doesn't make it run any better, quite the opposite sometimes). It doesn't have a gender specific look to it, that's rubbish since color doesn't know bias, just idiotic humans. It looks solid. I like it. I was a Nikon film kid, had both an FM and an EM. Kind of like a 7D and an M5.

All four of those are awesome and I bet this is too, enjoy Nikonians!
Still miss my Basso Lotto
 
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To me, the press release reads more like the announcement of a fashion accessory. I guess I’m old school, so maybe that’s what sells today.
The press release has hundreds of words of marketing gibberish that translate to “we hope some people will think it looks cool.”

I’ll take a light AE-1 lookalike in FF RF Mount.
 
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John Wilde

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I think they'll sell well. A majority of M50, a6400 and Rebel users buy the kit lens only. The cutesy design/colours available to buy from this Zfc lineup will be enough for most people to buy, even with few lens.
M50 with kit lens: $650-$700
Z fc with kit lens: $1,100-$1,200
 

InchMetric

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Anyone looking for a friendly retro camera should look no further than the Fuji X100. I heard “is that a Leica?” All the time.
 

Skux

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I'm wondering why Nikon has included a rear display?
What's the point of this retro styled cameras?
Does people buy this becaus the like unconfortable buttons and controlls layout (because once they had to be like this for construction reasons, e.g. lot of mechanikal parts etc.)?
I bought a m6 markii with ev + lense for 800€ this seems quite expensive for 20MP. What do you think?
See: Fuji. Not everyone cares about megapixels and autofocus.

I would love to see Canon play this game too. A full frame EOS RP with A-1 retro styling would have my money.
 

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Anyone looking for a friendly retro camera should look no further than the Fuji X100. I heard “is that a Leica?” All the time.
Most people don’t know what a Leica is, and don’t care. You saying this reminds me of a guy I knew. He replaced the badging on his VW Fox with BMW badging and a racing stripe. Only fooled himself and those who didn’t know better. I carry around a fake Gucci purse, just so I can hear people say, “Oh wow! A Gucci!”

That said, good move by Nikon. It will sell, but not because people mistake it for that relatively unknown “Leica” in the sane world. Nikon is far more well known.
 

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See: Fuji. Not everyone cares about megapixels and autofocus.

I would love to see Canon play this game too. A full frame EOS RP with A-1 retro styling would have my money.
I have to say, I DO like having physical control knobs, dedicated function on a smaller camera.

I would really like the Pro-3 if it were a FF camera.....with rangefinder style EVF...it keeps the profile smaller on it, and I like physical knobs to fiddle with to set my ISO, SS...and I really prefer to have the choice to set my aperture on the lens too if given that choice.

I like that part of "retro"...

But that size of camera to just grab and carry everywhere....is something appealing for me....maybe there is a broader market for this too?
 
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Most people don’t know what a Leica is, and don’t care. You saying this reminds me of a guy I knew. He replaced the badging on his VW Fox with BMW badging and a racing stripe. Only fooled himself and those who didn’t know better. I carry around a fake Gucci purse, just so I can hear people say, “Oh wow! A Gucci!”

That said, good move by Nikon. It will sell, but not because people mistake it for that relatively unknown “Leica” in the sane world. Nikon is far more well known.
I seem to have given the mistaken impression that I think being mistaken for a Leica is important or of value, or even related to my point that the Fuji X100 is a friendly retro camera. The inquiries didn't come from photo equipment sophisticates (obviously given their errors), or anyone who realized what an economically stratospheric brand that is. Just that they saw it as retro.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your post, but comparing it to a wanna-be mis-badging, or assuming I was trying to deceive others into thinking my camera was worth 10x what it was would be a little insulting.
 
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slclick

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I'm thinking Sony's July 7th camera launch isn't going to be full of colors and dials....(shame)
 

slclick

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I seem to have given the mistaken impression that I think being mistaken for a Leica is important or of value, or even related to my point that the Fuji X100 is a friendly retro camera. The inquiries didn't come from photo equipment sophisticates (obviously given their errors), or anyone who realized what an economically stratospheric brand that is. Just that they saw it as retro.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your post, but comparing it to a wanna-be mis-badging, or assuming I was trying to deceive others into thinking my camera was worth 10x what it was would be a little insulting.
Furthermore, Leica being an unknown brand is a US phenomenon. The rest of the world, esp Europe is up to speed on the red dot.
 

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Furthermore, Leica being an unknown brand is a US phenomenon. The rest of the world, esp Europe is up to speed on the red dot.
Indeed, the comment asking if my Fuji might be a Leica was in Europe.
 
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I like the styling and I hope that this turns out well for Nikon. I just hope that they release a new adapter that mechanically meters with old AI and AI-s lenses. I'd love it if Canon also made an RF adapter that metered with FD lenses too.
 

CanonFanBoy

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I seem to have given the mistaken impression that I think being mistaken for a Leica is important or of value, or even related to my point that the Fuji X100 is a friendly retro camera. The inquiries didn't come from photo equipment sophisticates (obviously given their errors), or anyone who realized what an economically stratospheric brand that is. Just that they saw it as retro.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your post, but comparing it to a wanna-be mis-badging, or assuming I was trying to deceive others into thinking my camera was worth 10x what it was would be a little insulting.
Never meant for a moment that you were trying to decieve.