Compact, lightweight 4K setup for creators, vloggers and streamers.
Creators, meet the camera you’ve been looking for. The Z 30 is packed with the features you need, like a front-facing screen, crisp 4K video, crystal-clear audio and worry-free autofocus. Designed to inspire your best work with easy operation, smart connectivity and convenience.
Elevate your content with standout video quality.
Crisp, clear4K resolution.
Autofocus that tracks eyes.
Beautiful blurred backgrounds.
Brilliant detail in low-light.
Effortless live streaming up to 60p.
Stand out among a competitive field of streamers with Full HD 60p and 4K 30p video quality. Also works great with compatible web conferencing applications.
Fast, reliable autofocus.
Eye and face tracking.
Locks on to the eyes of people, dogs and cats and follows them.
Focus automatically repositions when you hold something up to the camera.
LCD closes inward to avoid fingerprints, smudges or scratches.
Red REC lamp.
Always know when you’re recording.
Tap the screen to change focus positions and adjust brightness. When shooting photos, you can also set the self-timer.
Crystal clear audio.
Built-in stereo mic.
Outdoor wind muff.
External mic ready.
External mic sold separately
Easy to use.
A shortcut to the settings you use most.
Easily build a custom ℹ menu, and access it with the press of a button.
Let the camera select the best settings for your situation.
Steady handheld shots.
Both Z 30 kit lenses have powerful image stabilization technology that reduces shakiness when you’re walking and talking. The Z 30 also has built-in e-VR when you want extra stabilization for video.
Remote control keeps you front and center.
Free camera control app.
See what the camera sees, start and stop recording and take photos with the free Nikon SnapBridge app.
Optional Bluetooth® remote.
Start and stop recording, take photos, control playback and access menus from a distance.
Sharp details. Natural skin tones. Great for thumbnail images, promotional posts, stories and the kind of photos that go beyond what a smartphone can achieve.
Stories with style.
Stellar 120p slow-motion.
Easy in-camera time lapse.
Time Lapse Movie
Artistic presets and filters.
Creative Picture Controls
Need constant power? Just plug in the camera.
When you’re near a power source, use a USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable like the Nikon UC-E25 to shoot all day.
Keep rolling for over 2 hours straight.
Let the Z 30 roll for up to 125 minutes* so you can record take after take without having to start and stop the camera.
Need help? Tap the (?)
See a short, clear explanation of what each camera setting does. Learn while you use the camera.
Transfer photos and short video clips to your smart device.
Use the free Nikon SnapBridge app to wirelessly share between the Z 30 and a compatible smartphone or tablet in the moment.
Nikon lenses expand your creativity.
An all-purpose wide-angle zoom lens with image stabilization. Great for selfie videos, how-to demos, testimonials and more.
A lightweight telephoto zoom lens with image stabilization. Gets you closer to distant subjects and creates beautiful blurred backgrounds.
Many more options.
The Z 30 works with every Nikkor Z lens, from close-up macro lenses to fast primes, so you can find your personal style.
Build the creator’s kit of your dreams.
|Type||Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses|
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z mount|
|Effective Pixels||20.9 million|
|Sensor Size||23.5 mm, x 15.7 mm|
|Image Sensor Format||DX|
|Image Sensor Type||CMOS sensor|
|Total Pixels||21.51 million|
|Dust-Reduction System||Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)|
|Image Area (pixels)||DX-format(L) 5,568 x 3,712, (M) 4,176 x 2,784, (S) 2,784 x 1,856, 1:1 (16 x 16)(L) 3,712 x 3,712, (M) 2,784 x 2,784, (S) 1,856 x 1,856, 16:9 (36 x 20)(L) 5,568 x 3,128, (M) 4,176 x 2,344, (S) 2,784 x 1,560, Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160: 3,840 x 2,160, Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1,920 x 1,080: 1,920 x 1,080|
|File Format Still Images||NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression, NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats|
|Storage Media||SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards|
|File System||DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31|
|Shutter Type||Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane mechanical shutter; electronic front curtain shutter; electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speed||1/4000 – 30 sec. (step of 1/3 EV), bulb, time|
|Flash Sync Speed||Up to: X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution||11 frames per second|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speeds||11 frames per second|
|Exposure Metering System||TTL metering using camera image sensor|
|Metering Range||Spot metering: -4 to +17 EV|
|Exposure Compensation||–5 – +5 EV, Increment of 1/3 EV|
|Exposure Lock||Luminosity locked at detected value|
|Picture Control||Auto, Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, Creative Picture Controls: (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon), Selected Picture Control can be modified, Storage for custom Picture Controls|
|Multiple Exposure||Yes, Add, Average, Lighten, Darken|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100 - 51,200 in steps of 1/3 EV, Can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 51200 (ISO 102400 equivalent) or to approx. 2 EV above ISO 51200 (ISO 204800 equivalent), Auto ISO sensitivity control available|
|Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from: , Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off|
|Active D-Lighting Bracketing||Yes|
|Autofocus System||Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF|
|Detection Range||-4.5 to +19 EV (without low-light AF: -3 to +19 EV) NEW: Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF-S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8, Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF-S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8|
|Lens Servo||Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); AF mode auto-switch (AF-A; available only in photo mode); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking, Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used|
|Focus Point||209 (single-point AF), Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and DX selected for image area|
|AF-Area Mode||Pinpoint, Single-Point, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S), Wide-area AF (L), Wide-area AF (L-people), Wide-area AF (L-animals), Auto-area AF, Auto-area AF (people), Auto-area AF (animals)|
|Flash Control||TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering|
|Flash Sync Modes||Front-curtain sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync, Off|
|Flash-ready Indicator||Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output|
|Accessory Shoe||ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)||i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV lock, Colour Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync|
|White Balance||Auto (3 types), Choose colour temperature (2500 K–10,000 K), Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (3 types), Incandescent, Natural light auto, Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning, Shade|
|White Balance Bracketing||Yes|
|Movie Metering||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor|
|Movie Maximum Recording Time||Up to 125 minutes|
|Movie File Format||MOV, MP4|
|Movie Video Compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Movie Audio Recording Format||Linear PCM, AAC|
|Movie||4K UHD 3,840 × 2,160 /30p/25p/24p, Full HD 1,920x1,080 /120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively, Quality selection (normal/m) available at all sizes except 3840 × 2160, 1920 × 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 × 1080 slow-motion, when quality is fixed at m|
|Movie Audio||Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted|
|Movie ISO||Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600), M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25,600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) available with selectable upper limit, Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100–25600)|
|Movie Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from: , Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off|
|Movie HDMI Output||Yes|
|Movie Focus Peaking||Yes|
|Movie Highlight Display (Zebras)||Yes|
|Time Lapse Movie||Yes|
|AF for Movie||Yes|
|Monitor Size||3.0 in. diagonal|
|Monitor Resolution||1040 k dots|
|Monitor Type||Vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, Color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls|
|Playback Functions||Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar), Highlights, Histogram Display, Location Data Display, Movie Playback, Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows, Photo Information, Picture Rating, Playback with Playback Zoom, Playback Zoom Cropping, Photo and/or video slide shows|
|Interface||USB: Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended, Type D HDMI connector; Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)|
|Wi-Fi Functionality||Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania), Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico), Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas), Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11; Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania), Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas), Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico), Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK, Maximum output power (EIRP):, 2.4 GHz band: 4.5 dBm, 5 GHz band: 6.8 dBm (countries in the Americas)|
|Smart Device App Connectivity||SnapBridge|
|Bluetooth||Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification, Version 4.2, Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz, Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz, Maximum output power (EIRP), Bluetooth –1.0 dBm, Bluetooth Low Energy: –2.5 dBm|
|Supported Languages||English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish|
|Battery / Batteries||One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery|
|Battery Life (shots per charge)||330 shots (CIPA), Movies: Approx. 75 min. of movie recording|
|AC Adapter||EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)|
|Battery Charger||MH-32 Battery Charger (available separately)|
|Tripod Socket||1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
|Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)||5.1 in., (128 mm), x 2.9in., ( x 73.5 mm), x 2.4in. , ( x 59.5 mm)|
|Approx. Weight||12.4 oz., (350 g)|
|Operating Environment||Temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F), Less than 85% (no condensation)|