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Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera

BH #NIZ30 • MFR #1737
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Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video
  • Live Stream at 60p, In-Camera Time-Lapse
  • Vlogging-Optimized Design
Compact, connected, and designed for creators, the Nikon Z30 is a purpose-built mirrorless camera optimized for vloggers and live streamers. Pairing Nikon's noteworthy image quality, 4K video recording, and a large 20.9MP DX-format sensor with a specialized feature-set and design, the Z30 is designed to elevate your content and tag along on your everyday adventures.
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Nikon Z30 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Z30: Creator Ready
  • 34K Video Recording and Sensor Design
  • 4Vlogging Essentials
  • 5Fast, Reliable Autofocus
  • 6Connectivity and Operation
By B&H Photo's

Z30: Creator Ready

Compact, connected, and designed for creators, the Nikon Z30 is a purpose-built mirrorless camera optimized for vloggers and live streamers. Pairing Nikon's noteworthy image quality, 4K video recording, and a large 20.9MP DX-format sensor with a specialized feature-set and design, the Z30 is designed to elevate your content and tag along on your everyday adventures.

4K Video Recording and Sensor Design

Video and Streaming

At the heart of the camera is a DX-format 20.9MP CMOS sensor, which benefits not only video production needs but also makes the Z30 a highly capable stills camera, too.
  • UHD 4K recording up to 30p is supported for crisp, high-resolution video needs. Full HD 120p recording is available, too, for slow-motion playback.
  • Continuous recording for up to 2 hours 15 minutes is possible for documenting events or any other situation that requires longer continuous takes.
  • Live streaming is possible at up to Full HD 60p or 4K 30p, and the Z30 is compatible with a variety of web conferencing apps, meaning it can easily function as a high-quality webcam, too.
  • For longer takes, streaming, and other instances where you need constant power, the Z30 can be powered via the USB Type-C port.

Photo Capabilities

  • Versatile 20.9MP resolution suits stills needs, too, and means the Z30 is a perfect tool for capturing stills during productions or for photographing higher-resolution thumbnails and promotional images.
  • The large DX-format sensor benefits working in low-light conditions by producing imagery with low noise, high clarity, and a useful sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, or up to ISO 25600 when recording video.
  • For photographing fast-moving action, a top continuous shooting speed up to 11 fps is available.
  • Merging stills and video, in-camera time-lapse production is possible.
  • Built-in presets and filters can also be used to refine your photos and videos straight from the camera.

Vlogging Essentials

Purpose-built for vlogging and content creation, the Z30 incorporates a series of physical touches and operational functions perfect for creators:
  • Compact body design incorporates a 3.0" 1.04m-dot free-angle LCD screen. This positionable screen can face forward for accurate selfie compositions and can close inward to protect the screen from scratches and fingerprints when not in use.
  • Selfie-style controls permit changing the focus position and exposure, as well as setting the self-timer, via the touchscreen when the screen is facing forward.
  • Front red tally lamp clearly indicates when the camera is recording.
  • Special attention is given to audio recording with the inclusion of a top stereo microphone along with the inclusion of a 3.5mm external microphone port for working with an optional mic. Also, there is an optional dedicated Wind Muff to cut wind noise and improve quality when using the onboard mic.
  • Steady your handheld videos using the digital e-VR image stabilization, which helps to reduce unwanted wobbles and shakes while recording.

Fast, Reliable Autofocus

Hybrid autofocus system uses both phase-detection and contrast-detection methods to quickly and accurately acquire focus for both stills and video applications.
  • Eye Detection AF uses facial recognition to help lock focus onto subjects' eyes.
  • Face and eye tracking can recognize people, dogs, and cats, and can lock onto these subjects and track focus as they move around the scene.
  • Ideal for product close-ups, the AF system quickly and naturally shifts focus as you hold something up to the camera and then re-shifts focus to the subject as the product is moved away.

Connectivity and Operation

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatibility work with the Snapbridge app for mobile devices, enabling remote camera control as well as wireless transferring of photos and videos to your smartphone or tablet.
  • Intuitive design includes a '?' button to provide a clear explanation of all camera settings, there is a dedicated Auto mode for times when you'd rather the camera optimize the shooting settings, and there's a customizable 'i' menu for quick access to your essential settings.

Nikon Z30 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountNikon Z
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
Sensor Type23.5 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.5x
Image StabilizationDigital (Video Only)
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 51,200
Video
100 to 25,600
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-4 to 17 EV
White Balance2500 to 10,000K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 11 fps at 20.8 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesH.264/MOV/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
Recording LimitUp to 125 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording LPCM Audio
AAC Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording ModesHDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) up to 50p/59.94p
IP StreamingYes
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhoto, Video
Phase Detection: 209
Autofocus Sensitivity-4.5 to +19 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesFirst-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed1/200 Second
Dedicated Flash SystemiTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
General
Battery Type1 x EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1120 mAh (Approx. 330 Shots)
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount on Camera Body
Dimensions (W x H x D)5 x 2.9 x 2.3" / 128 x 73.5 x 59.5 mm
Weight12.3 oz / 350 g (Body Only)

Nikon Z30 Reviews

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Does it have IBIS?

Does it have IBIS?
Asked by: Alex
No it does not.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-06-29

Is the case plastic ?

Is the case plastic ?
Asked by: Arturo
Most mirrorless cameras have at least some plastic components--there is no specific information available yet on the composition of the Z30 camera body.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-07-28

Does it have a headphone jack for audio ...

Does it have a headphone jack for audio monitoring?
Asked by: John
No. The following unit does not offer a mic jack.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-07-17

Does the 1080p recording downsample from the ...

Does the 1080p recording downsample from the whole sensor or does it use pixel skipping?
Asked by: ryan
The Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera is not in release yet, and information this detailed isn't available yet.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-07-03

Is the answer "no" it does not come with an ...

Is the answer "no" it does not come with an external battery charger- Is there one made that can be purchased? Or- can it only be charged by connecting to the computer USB Port?
Asked by: G L
The Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera does not include an external battery charger. You can use the included Nikon UC-E24 USB Cable to charge the battery internally or buy the Nikon MH-32 Battery Charger, B&H # NIMH32BC.
Answered by: Marisa
Date published: 2022-07-21

No digital viewfinder?

No digital viewfinder?
Asked by: Michael
Unfortunately, the Nikon Z30 lacks an electronic and optical viewfinder.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-06-29

Does anyone know if this camera can record ...

Does anyone know if this camera can record internally WHILE it is streaming over USB?
Asked by: Tim
Yes, you can record video while livestreaming using the Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-07-15

Is the 4K mode cropped like with the Sony ZV-E10?

Is the 4K mode cropped like with the Sony ZV-E10?
Asked by: Jason
No, in Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera BH #NIZ30 • MFR #1737 you can record 4K UHD/30p without crop.
Answered by: samikg
Date published: 2022-07-12
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