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Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera with 12-28mm Lens

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Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera with 12-28mm Lens
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
Bundling the purpose-built mirrorless body with a versatile wide-angle zoom, the Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera with 12-28mm Lens pairs the sleek DX-format camera with the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR zoom lens.
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Nikon Z30 Overview

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Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera
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 NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens (Nikon Z)
Power Zoom for Content Creators
An essential lens for content creators, vloggers, and live streamers, the NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR, from Nikon, is a versatile ultra-wide zoom featuring a compact design, consistent Power Zoom control, and a flexible focal length range.
Versatile Ultra-Wide Zoom
Perfect for single-person productions, day-in-the-life vlogs, and other styles of vlogging and content creation, this ultra-wide zoom has a highly useful and versatile focal length range that helps keep you in the frame while also showing your surroundings.
  • The 12mm end of the zoom range is ideal for gaining immersive and broad field views as well as for recording yourself within the scene from arm's length.
  • The 28mm end, while still wide, lets you punch into the scene for a more selective view while still retaining context of the scene.
  • Built for use on APS-C/DX-format cameras, this lens has an 18-42mm equivalent focal length range.
  • Extra-low dispersion and aspherical elements contribute to high sharpness and well-controlled distortion throughout the zoom range.
Power Zoom and Handling
The first Power Zoom lens for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras, this lens uses an internal linear motor to change between focal lengths, rather than a conventional ring or mechanical method of adjusting the zoom.
  • Power Zoom can be controlled using the dedicated ring on the body or via the magnification buttons on select Nikon Z cameras. Additionally, Power Zoom can also be controlled via the optional ML-L7 Bluetooth Remote, from the SnapBridge app, or when using NX Tether Software and the optional MC-N10 Remote Grip.
  • Compared to mechanical zooming methods, Power Zoom offers consistent and repeatable zooming speeds, along with silent and highly precise results, for continuity between takes.
  • Choose between 11 different Power Zoom speeds to suit your subject and shooting style needs.
Vibration Reduction and Autofocus
  • Benefitting handheld use for both photo and video shoots, 4.5 stop-effective Vibration Reduction helps to reduce the effects of camera shake when working in low light and steady takes recorded while walking.
  • Stepping AF motor delivers smooth and silent focusing performance to benefit both photo and video applications.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 7.5" suits working with close-up subjects and delivering a unique point of view when combined with the ultra-wide focal length range.
  • Internal focus and zoom design, coupled with a compact and lightweight profile, makes this lens an ideal choice when working from a gimbal.
  • Lens also features a dust- and drip-resistant design to protect against moisture and other elements.

Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera 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 Type
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 NIKKOR Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Lens (Nikon Z) Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
12 to 28mm (35mm Equivalent: 18 to 42mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/16 to 25
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
99° to 53°
Minimum Focus Distance
7.5" / 19 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.21x
Optical Design
12 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.8 x 2.5" / 72 x 63.5 mm
Weight
7.2 oz / 205 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.86 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.6 x 5 x 4.6"

Nikon Z30 Reviews

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Can Z full frame lenses be used? Not ideal but i ...

Can Z full frame lenses be used? Not ideal but i wonder if it'll work.
Asked by: John
Yes, you can use Nikon Z Full-Frame lenses on the Nikon Z30 camera. The lens will crop by 1.5x, but besides that the lens will be fully compatible.
Answered by: James P
Date published: 2024-01-04

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: 2022-10-27

Does it have WiFi connect?

Does it have WiFi connect?
Asked by: Kate
Yes the Nikon Z30 includes WiFi built in.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-10-27

Does it have IBIS?

Does it have IBIS?
Asked by: Alex
No it does not.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-10-27

Does the z30 menu have chinese?

Does the z30 menu have chinese?
Asked by: Jun
No, Nikon Z30 U.S models offer the following languages English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-04-23

Will lenses (kit) from my D3300 (with motor) fit ...

Will lenses (kit) from my D3300 (with motor) fit Z30 ?
Asked by: Tomasz
You would need to use an FTZ adaptor.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2023-02-07

Is there no popup flash?

Is there no popup flash?
Asked by: Lawrence
The Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera does not have a pop up flash .
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2022-10-27

Is the brightness of the monitor screen ...

Is the brightness of the monitor screen adjustable? Outdoors in the sun often makes the screen hard if not impossible to see.
Asked by: John
Yes, the brightness of the monitor screen on the Nikon Z30 Mirrorless is adjustable. https://bhpho.to/3qIeomN
Answered by: samikg
Date published: 2023-06-13
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