Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z fc

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z fc. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z6 II
Nikon Z fc

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon Z6 II were released 2020 and Nikon Z fc was released 2021. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Z6 II Nikon 2020
Nikon Z fc Nikon 2021

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z6 II has a "FX"-sensor while Nikon Z fc has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon Z6 II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon Z fc 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 Z6 II has a 25 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z fc has 21 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 Z6 II 25 MP 24337152 6048 4024
Nikon Z fc 21 MP 20668416 5568 3712

Nikon Z6 II has a 18 % 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

Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 51200.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z6 II 100-51200
Nikon Z fc 100-51200

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 Z6 II
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z fc

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon Z6 II can shoot up to 14 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z fc can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z6 II 14
Nikon Z fc 11

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z fc 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 Z6 II weighs 705 gr (equal to 1,55 lb) which is 58% heavier than Nikon Z fc and its 445 gr (or 0,98 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z6 II 705 gr 1,55 lb
Nikon Z fc 445 gr 0,98 lb