Nikon Z fc vs Nikon D7100

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z fc and Nikon D7100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z fc
Nikon D7100

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon Z fc were released 2021 and Nikon D7100 was released 2013. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Z fc Nikon 2021
Nikon D7100 Nikon 2013

Type of camera

Nikon Z fc is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D7100 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "DX") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon Z fc 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Nikon D7100 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon Z fc has a 21 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D7100 has 24,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon Z fc 21 MP 20668416 5568 3712
Nikon D7100 24,1 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Nikon D7100 has a 16 % larger resolution than Nikon Z fc. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon Z fc has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D7100. Nikon Z fc has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D7100 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z fc 100-51200
Nikon D7100 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z fc
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D7100

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon Z fc can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Nikon D7100 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z fc 11
Nikon D7100 6

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon Z fc and Nikon D7100 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D7100 weighs 675 gr (equal to 1,49 lb) which is 52% heavier than Nikon Z fc and its 445 gr (or 0,98 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z fc 445 gr 0,98 lb
Nikon D7100 675 gr 1,49 lb