- 20.9MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- 3.0-in. 1.04M dots Vari-Angle Touch LCD
- 11fps Continuous Shooting
- 4K/30P Video
- Tally Lamp
- Selfie Controls
- In-Camera Time-Lapse
- Built-In Stereo Mic
QUICKFACT SHEETThe Nikon Z 30 is basically the Z 50 souped up with features that specifically target vloggers and content creators. It is small and lightweight, and comes with a built-in stereo microphone, a fully articulated LCD screen that faces forward for easy selfies, a tally lamp to let you know you are rolling, and 4K/30P video.
Other practical features include in-camera time-lapse, live streaming, USB power delivery for constant power, Full HD/120P for slow motion, Eye and Face AF, creative Picture Controls for artistic effects and filters, and selfie controls right on the screen. Product Closeups automatically repositions focus onto a product you hold up to the camera. You can download the free Nikon SnapBridge app onto your smartphone to see what the camera sees, start and stop recording and take photos remotely. The SnapBridge app also lets you wirelessly share between the Z 30 and a compatible smartphone or tablet.
A Creator’s Accessory Kit (US $149.95) is available optionally that adds an external directional RØDE VideoMicro™ microphone; a SmallRig tripod that can be handheld or used as a small tabletop tripod; and the ML-L7 Bluetooth remote control to control your camera from a distance: start and stop recording, rewatch clips and access menus. An optional Wind Muff (US $9.95) sits on the hot shoe of the Z 30 and covers the camera’s stereo mic to suppress wind noise when shooting video outdoors. For constant power delivery during long video live streaming, you’ll need the optional UC-E25 Cable (US $39.95).
The Z 30 has e-VR for video, but lacks in-body VR (Vibration Reduction, aka IBIS: In-Body Image Stabilization), so you’ll have to depend on the OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) built into an attached lens. Just look for the “VR” label on the lens: e.g., both the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR wide-angle zoom lens and the Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR telephoto zoom lens that are available as a kit with the Z 30 have VR image stabilization.
– 20.9MP APS-C Sensor
– Eye and Face AF with People and Animal
– AF is sensitive down to -3EV (Low-Light AF: -4.5EV)
– 11fps Continuous Shooting and 1/4000 sec. shutter
– 3.0-in. 1.04M-dot Vari-Angle (Fully Articulated) Touchscreen LCD
– No EVF
– 4K/30P (no crop) Video for 30 min.
– Full HD/120P for slow motion
– Time-Lapse, Wireless Remote Shooting
– Tally Lamp
The Nikon Z 30 is ready to roll right out of the box. It works with every Nikkor Z lens: close-up macro lenses, wide-angle lenses, telephoto lenses, and fast primes. You can purchase it body only (US $659.95), as a kit with the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR wide-angle zoom lens (US $309.95, 16-50mm lens, Oct 10, 2019; US $699.95, camera + lens), or as a kit with the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR wide-angle zoom lens and the Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR telephoto zoom lens (US $379.95, 50-250mm lens, Oct 10, 2019; US $949.95, camera + 2 lenses).
If you are just looking for an entry-level mirrorless camera and do not need the vlogging features of the Z 30, but need an EVF, check out the Nikon Z 50 (Oct 10, 2019, US $759.95).
|NIKON Z 30 SPECS AT A GLANCE (JUN 29, 2022)|
|SENSOR RESOLUTION:||20.9MP||SENSOR TYPE:||APS-C CMOS|
|LENS MOUNT:||NIKON Z||ISO:||100-51200, 102400, 204800|
|FOCUS:||209 FOCUS POINTS; PEOPLE; ANIMALS; PRODUCT CLOSE-UPS||AF SENSITIVITY:||EV -3 to 19 (F1.8 LENS); LOW-LIGHT AF: EV -4.5|
|VIEWFINDER:||N/A||LCD:||3.0″ 1.04M DOTS, VARI-ANGLE TOUCH|
|I.S.:||STILLS: N/A (DEPEND ON OIS LENS); VIDEO: E-VR||VIDEO:||4K/ 30P/ 24P; FULL HD/ 120P/ 60P/ 30P/ 24P; 4K/30P FOR 30 MIN.|
|SHUTTER:||1/4000 SEC. – 30 SEC.||X-SYNC SPEED:||1/200 SEC.|
|CONTINUOUS SHOOTING:||11 FPS||STORAGE MEDIA:||ONE SD (UHS-I) CARD SLOT|
|MICROPHONE:||BUILT-IN STEREO MIC||HEADPHONE:||N/A|
|OTHER:||WI-FI, BLUETOOTH, USB TYPE-C, USB POWER DELIVERY, HDMI TYPE D, WIRELESS REMOTE SHOOTING, TIME-LAPSE, LIVE STREAM, RED REC LAMP, SELFIE CONTROLS; OPTIONAL: OUTDOOR WIND MUFF, EXTERNAL MIC, BLUETOOTH REMOTE|
|DIMENSIONS:||128 X 73.5 X 59.5 MM (5.1 X 2.9 X 2.4 IN)||WEIGHT:||350 G (12.4 OZ) BODY ONLY|
|PRICE:||US $659.95 BODY ONLY||BUY:||NIKON Z 30|
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