Go beyond your smartphone and bring your vlogging ideas to life with next-level image quality to make your content shine. Small, capable, and super-simple to use, the Z 30 opens up your space to create with more light, more power, more versatility. This mirrorless camera is built for creators with stories to share.
Show more. Tell more. From product unboxings to reviews, recipes, and how-tos. From music to cooking, from travel to parkour. Whatever you’re into, when you have the ability to shoot professional-looking video, you’ll give your followers more. The Z 30 lets you create footage with the clarity, depth of field, and clear sound you’d expect from top-class vloggers and streamers.
Be unmissable in 4K
From 4K UHD (30p) video to timelapse movies and smooth slow motion in Full HD (120p)—the Z 30 uses the full width of its large sensor to give you 100% field of view (approx.). Framing yourself and your subject is easy.
No reason to stop
You can record up to 125 minutes of uninterrupted video footage⁵, giving you plenty of space for long takes or continuous shooting. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, plus Nikon’s SnapBridge app, let you upload content from anywhere.
Crisp, clear sound
Capture great-sounding audio via the sensitive built-in stereo mic—or an external mic. The audio menu gives options for recording your voice, or ambient sound like music and city streets. There’s a wind-noise reduction function, too.
Step up to quality that thrills
At home, in a studio, or on the road. The Z 30’s imaging power will let you pre-record or stream the most vibrant vlogs you’ve ever made—and keep your photo feeds engaging with richly detailed stills. This is your chance to step up to content that pops straight from the camera.
More light, more wow!
The camera’s ultra-wide Z mount lets its large DX-format 20.9 MP CMOS sensor gather so much more light than a smartphone. Video and photos, you get the kind of rich detail a phone can’t give you. Inside or out—day or night.
Inspired by night
Video and photos shot in low light look clean and professional. Shoot all the way up to ISO 25600 for video, and ISO 51200 (expandable) for stills. Keep shooting into the night with the same fast, accurate AF you rely on during the day.
Comfortable and steady
Pick up the Z 30 and your hand just—fits. A feat of engineering on such a small camera, the deep grip allows stable handheld shooting, even at arm’s length. Plus, Nikon’s e-VR helps keep video footage looking nice and steady.
Made to vlog handheld
If you turn the vari-angle monitor to face forwards, the camera instantly activates self-portrait mode and clears the screen for an unobstructed view. You can use the conveniently positioned record button to take snapshots or shoot video.
Ready for action
No matter the shooting angle, the video-record button on top of the camera body is always right where you want it. A clear red border around the display confirms you’re in video mode. A red light on the front confirms you’re recording.
You get plenty of ways to customise controls and adjust settings. You can assign favourite menu items to the instantly accessible i-Menu and save frequently used settings to the camera’s Fn buttons—or to the U1/U2/U3 positions on the mode dial.
Dare to go there
Tricky lighting. Fast action. Quiet environments. Video or photos, the Z 30 is packed with advanced automatic functions that make it easy for you to exert creative control—and you can use Silent Photography mode to shoot oh-so-quietly. From the ideas you know how to realise to the ones you haven’t even tried yet—get the results you want without breaking a sweat.
Shooting action or yourself while on the move? Video AF mode employs full-time AF to take the work out of focusing. The camera will stay locked on to your subject—no matter what they do, or how often you change composition on the fly.
Follow the eyes
Available for stills and video, Eye- and Animal-Detection AF modes quickly lock on to the eyes of people, or those of cats and dogs. The camera stays sharply focused on your subject’s eyes, even if they turn away and look back again.
Confidently shoot in any lighting situation without learning complicated settings. When shooting in Auto mode, you can quickly and easily adjust the camera’s exposure compensation so your subject or your face always appear well lit.
For photos, a fast continuous shooting speed of 11 fps with full AF/AE lets you nail the shots to make your feed stand out. From city streets to the skate park: you’ll capture Insta-perfect stills in the midst of the action.
Create like a pro
The Z 30 is compatible with a wide range of high-performance interchangeable lenses—and with all the accessories you need to create content you and your followers will love. Bring your ideas into the light—and grow your kit as you grow your skills.
Find lenses to love
Whether you stream from a tight indoor space or vlog outdoors, there’s a Nikon lens that’s right for the shoot. You can use all NIKKOR Z lenses, or attach Nikon’s optional Mount Adapter FTZ II and use Nikon DSLR F-mount lenses.
Go hand-held or hands-free
Operating your camera from a distance or filming yourself? You can use the Nikon ML-L7 remote as a handheld control for the Z 30. Or you can attach the remote to a SmallRig tripod grip, and comfortably control the camera via the grip.
¹ Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
² 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.
³ 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.
⁴ Quality selection (normal/high) available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 x 1080 slow-motion, when quality is fixed at high.
⁵ In Full HD/24p/25p at 25℃/77℉. The camera’s ability to always achieve the full 125 minutes is dependent on conditions like battery life or the camera’s internal temperature. Approx. 35 minutes of recording time is available in 4K UHD.
Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines.
All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery.
The sample images displayed on the camera and the images and illustrations in this document are for expository purposes only.
Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in this document at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this document may contain.
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