Creator ready

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.

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Shown with accessories from the Creator's Accessory Kit (sold separately)

Elevate your content with standout video quality.

Crisp, clear
4K resolution.

Autofocus that
tracks eyes.

Beautiful blurred
backgrounds.

Brilliant detail
in low-light.

Crisp, clear
4K resolution.

Autofocus that
tracks eyes.

Beautiful blurred
backgrounds.

Brilliant detail
in low-light.

Crisp, clear 4K 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.

Third party capture device and USB-C to USB-C cable is required for optimal streaming performance.

Fast, reliable autofocus.

Eye and face tracking.

Locks on to the eyes of people, dogs and cats and follows them.

Eye-Detect AF Mode

Product close-ups.

Focus automatically repositions when you hold something up to the camera.

Auto Area AF Mode

Vlogger essentials.

Travel protection.

LCD closes inward to avoid fingerprints, smudges or scratches.

Red REC lamp.

Always know when you’re recording.

Selfie controls.

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.

Sold separately

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.

Auto Mode.

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.

Included in the Z 30 Creator’s Accessory Kit.

Beautiful photos.

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.

1080/120p

Easy in-camera
time lapse.

Time Lapse Movie

Artistic presets
and filters.

Creative Picture Controls

Convenience.

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.

UC-E25 Cable sold separately

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.

*Recording may stop before 125 minutes, depending on battery life and camera’s internal temperature.

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.

16-50mm Lens

An all-purpose wide-angle zoom lens with image stabilization. Great for selfie videos, how-to demos, testimonials and more.

50-250mm Lens

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.

Camera shown with Creator’s Accessory Kit

Choose your camera.

Z 30 Body Only

  • Z 30 camera body
  • Lens not included

$879.00

Add to Cart

Z 30 One Lens Kit

  • Z 30 camera body
  • Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR wide-angle zoom lens

$1,049.00

Add to Cart

Z 30 Two Lens Bundle

  • Z 30 camera body
  • Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR wide-angle zoom lens
  • Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR telephoto zoom lens

$1,349.00

Add to Cart

Complete your setup.

Z 30 Creator’s Accessory Kit

The essential accessory kit for content creators.

  • RØDE VideoMicro Microphone
  • SmallRig Tripod Grip
  • Bluetooth® Remote Control (ML-L7)

Z 30 Wind Muff

Cuts outdoor wind noise when using the Z 30’s built-in stereo mic.

UC-E25 Cable

For constant power delivery to your Z 30.

ML-L7 Bluetooth® Remote

Lets you control key camera functions from up to 20 ft. away.

SnapBridge

± Wi-Fi Compatibility

This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.

Using the SnapBridge App

System Requirements:

Android version 5.0 or later
iOS version 11 or later
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.

Updating to Version 2:

Images downloaded to the smart device with version 1.x will no longer be displayed in the Gallery after you upgrade to version 2, but can be viewed in the “Photos” app provided with the smart device.

Make sure your camera’s firmware is updated to the current version.

Compatible cameras:

Z 9, Z 8, Z f, Z 7II/Z 7, Z6III/Z 6II/Z 6, Z 5, Z fc, Z 50, Z 30, D6, D780, D850, D500

As of SnapBridge version 2.9, Android users of the SnapBridge app will also have compatibility with these cameras:

D750, D7200, D7100, D5500, D5300, D3500, D3400, D3300, Df, J5, P900, AW130, S7000 and S3700

Compatible devices are those capable of acquiring location information and those that support BLE (iPhone® 5S or later, iPad® 5th Generation or later, iPhone X or later).

For compatibility and to download the application, please visit:

Apple®, App Store®, the Apple logos, iPhone®, iPad®, Mac, and macOS are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Android, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.

Wi-Fi® and the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nikon is under license.

HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.

SmallRig Design is a trademark and brand of Shenzhen Leqi Network Technology Co., LTD.

RØDE is a registered trademark of RØDE Microphones/Freedman Electronics.

All Nikon trademarks are trademarks of Nikon Corporation.

LCD, Video and Photo Gallery images are for illustrative purposes only.

Tech Specs

  • Effective Pixels

    Effective Pixels

    20.9 million
  • Sensor Size

    Sensor Size

    23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
  • Storage Media

    Storage Media

    SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
  • ISO Sensitivity

    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
  • Movie

    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
  • Monitor Size

    Monitor Size

    3 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Type

    Vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage , Color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls
  • Battery / Batteries

    Battery / Batteries

    One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

    Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

    5.1 in. (128 mm) x 2.9 in. (73.5 mm) x 2.4 in. (59.5 mm)
  • Approx. Weight

    Approx. Weight

    12.4 oz. (350 g)
  • 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
  • Total Pixels
    21.51 million
  • Dust-Reduction System
    Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo
    Yes
  • 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
    1:1 (24 x 24)
    (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
    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 2,160Photographs 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
  • Card Slot
    1 slot
  • File System
    DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
  • Viewfinder
    None
  • Lens Compatibility at a Glance***
    Z mount NIKKOR lenses, F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter; restrictions may apply
  • Compatible Lenses
    Z mount NIKKOR lenses, F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter; restrictions may apply
  • Shutter Speed
    1/4000 – 30 sec. (step of 1/3 EV), bulb, time
  • Fastest Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec.
  • Slowest Shutter Speed
    30 sec.
  • Flash Sync Speed
    Up to: X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
  • Bulb Shutter Setting
    Yes
  • Shutter Release Modes
    Single frame, Low-speed continuous, High-speed continuous, High-speed continuous (extended), Self-timer
  • Approx. Frame Advance Rate
    Continuous L Approx. 1 – 4 fps , Continuous H Approx. 5 fps , Continuous H (extended): Approx. 11 fps , Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in house tests
  • Continuous Shooting Options
    Continuous L Approx. 1 – 4 fps , Continuous H: Approx. 5 fps , Continuous H (extended): Approx. 11 fps , Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in house tests
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution
    11 frames per second
  • Self-Timer
    2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
    Timer duration electronically controlled
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speeds
    11 frames per second
  • Exposure Metering System
    TTL metering using camera image sensor
  • Metering Method
    Matrix metering, Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame, Spot metering: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point, Highlight-weighted metering
  • Metering Range
    Spot metering: -4 to +17 EV
  • Exposure Modes
    Auto, Programmed auto with flexible program (P), Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperture-priority auto (A), Manual (M), User settings (U1, U2, U3)
  • 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, Standard, 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
  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
    100
  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
    51200
  • Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
    100
  • Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
    204,800
  • Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
    102400
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction
    Yes
  • High ISO Noise Reduction
    Yes
  • Active D-Lighting
    Can be selected from:
    Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off
  • Active D-Lighting Bracketing
    Yes
  • Single-Point AF Mode
    Yes
  • Dynamic AF Mode
    Yes
  • Auto-Area AF Mode
    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)
  • Focus Lock
    Yes
  • Focus Modes
    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) , Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
    209
  • Autofocus Fine Tune
    Yes
  • X-Sync Speed
    1/200 sec.
  • Top FP High Speed Sync
    Up to:1/4000 sec.
  • 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
  • X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
  • 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
  • Live View Shooting
    Photo/video mode switching system , Peaking display
  • 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
  • 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD)
    Yes
  • Full HD Movies (1080p)
    Yes
  • Slow Motion Video
    Yes
  • 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
  • Time Code
    Yes
  • Movie e-VR
    Yes
  • Movie HDMI Output
    Yes
  • Movie Focus Peaking
    Yes
  • Movie Highlight Display (Zebras)
    Yes
  • Time-Lapse Movie
    Yes
  • AF for Movie
    Yes
  • Monitor Size
    3 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
  • Touchscreen
    Yes
  • Monitor Angle of View
    170° viewing angle
  • Monitor Adjustments
    11-level manual brightness controls
  • Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator
    Yes
  • 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
  • In-Camera Image Editing
    Distortion Control, D-Lighting, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Quick Retouch, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Straighten, Trim, Monochrome, Overlay Pictures , Trim Video
  • Image Comment
    Yes
  • 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
  • Wireless Connectivity
    Yes
  • Wireless Transfer to PC
    Yes
  • 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
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
    Yes
  • Webcam Utility Compatible
    Yes
  • Total Custom Settings
    43
  • My Menu
    Yes
  • Recent Settings
    Yes
  • Supported Languages
    English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
    Yes
  • Battery / Batteries
    One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Battery Life (shots per charge)
    330
    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 2.9 in. (73.5 mm) x 2.4 in. (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)

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