Well, it looks like Nikon might have finally done something right. According to a Nikkei XTREND article, the Nikon Z fc released in July “has been a hit for the first time in a long time” for Nikon. It seems to be largely put down to its “appeal” towards both young people (who like that retro look) as well as middle-aged and older people (who used cameras when they did still look like that).
Obviously, the feature set offered by the camera is a contributing factor, too. But then, the Nikon Z50 offers a very similar feature set and that doesn’t seem to have done nearly as well. Of course, the Z fc does offer a few very nice perks over the Z 50, too. Like Eye AF while shooting video, a flippy out LCD and continuous external power.