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Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera

BH #NIZ30 • MFR #1737
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

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital (Video Only)
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 51,200
Video
100 to 25,600
Continuous Shooting
Up to 11 fps at 20.8 MP
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
External Recording Modes
HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1120 mAh (Approx. 330 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1.5x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Image Stabilization
Digital (Video Only)
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 51,200
Video
100 to 25,600
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture 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 Balance
2500 to 10,000K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous Shooting
Up to 11 fps at 20.8 MP
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2
20.6 MP (5568 x 3712)
11.6 MP (4176 x 2784)
5.1 MP (2784 x 1856)
1:1
13.7 MP (3712 x 3712)
7.7 MP (2784 x 2784)
3.4 MP (1856 x 1856)
16:9
17.4 MP (5568 x 3128)
9.7 MP (4176 x 2344)
4.3 MP (2784 x 1562)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
External Recording Modes
HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Slow-Motion Only
Recording Limit
No
IP Streaming
Yes
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
LPCM Audio
AAC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: SnapBridge
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Firmware Update, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,040,000 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Photo, Video
Phase Detection: 209
Autofocus Sensitivity
-4.5 to +19 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
First-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed
1/200 Second
Dedicated Flash System
iTTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
85%
General
Battery Type
1x EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1120 mAh (Approx. 330 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5 x 2.9 x 2.3" / 128 x 73.5 x 59.5 mm
Weight
12.3 oz / 350 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.76 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.7 x 7.4 x 5.1"

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: 2022-10-27

Is the case plastic ?

Is the case plastic ?
Asked by: Arturo
Z30 materials: Metal-Strap lugs, hot shoe, lens mount, tripod socket. Plastic-Top cover, back cover, sides, bottom, battery door, every button, dial, knob and lever, top mode dial, side connector cover flaps, LCD cover and frame. Glass - None that I can see other than in the sensor; possibly the first glass-free Nikon camera, ever! Rubberized-Grip materials.
Answered by: Tomasz
Date published: 2022-10-27

Does it have a headphone jack for audio ...

Does it have a headphone jack for audio monitoring?
Asked by: John
Someone was asking about Atomos Ninja V Monitor/HDMI Recorder. It does have headphone OUT for monitoring. However buying $500 external recorder just to monitor audio from Z30 ??? If someone is buying anyway I guess it is possible.
Answered by: Tomasz
Date published: 2022-10-27

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 H
Date published: 2023-05-05

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
not exactly accurate. my daughter's z30 only charges in a laptop and only when the laptop is on. hmmm strange. Not in a wall charger
Answered by: Yoel
Date published: 2023-01-19

Can this shoot and record video vertically?

Can this shoot and record video vertically?
Asked by: Nathaniel
I’m not sure if this is what you mean or not, but when mounted on a tripod in Portrait orientation, you CAN record video just fine. I have several videos on my phone that I took with my daughter’s Z30 (in vertical orientation) of my daughter doing squats during her workout. Works fine. You may have to rotate the video using NX Studio after you shoot it, but that’s a super easy thing to so. Hope this helps?
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2024-01-06

Does the Z30 have back button focus capability?

Does the Z30 have back button focus capability?
Asked by: Paul
The Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera does not have a back button focus function.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2023-03-23

No digital viewfinder?

No digital viewfinder?
Asked by: Michael
While the Z30 doesn't have a viewfinder, it has a very versatile articulating screen. this eliminates any issues in bright sunlight, it takes a little getting used to but after a few days, i don't miss having the viewfinder.
Answered by: yossi
Date published: 2023-12-21
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