Inspiring Creativity with Mighty Features
The Z 30 is a camera that is dedicated to video filming. With up to 125 minutes of shooting time, an Eye-Detection Autofocus and Full-time Autofocus (AF-F), the camera offers unmatched consistency and delivers a focused shot in any setting, perfect for those who enjoy creating vlogs. 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 freedom in focusing based on subject type, more focus modes are available to choose in Auto mode including Single Autofocus (AF-S), Continuous Autofocus (AF-C), and Manual Focus (MF).
For the fur friends who are primed for the trending hashtags, Animal-Detection AF that detect the eyes of pets for a focused framing are also available for both video and stills.
Capture clarity and textures even in low-light settings, be it night market excursions or evening cookouts, with an ISO sensitivity of up to 25600 for videos and up to 51200 for still images – adding personality and breathing life into every shot taken.
Providing a wider angle in narrow spaces or situations such as filming makeup tutorials or food flat lays is the camera’s ability to capture minute details in 4K UHD video with an approximately 100% angle of view. Get imaginative and turn up the dial on the ingenuity of storytelling with Full HD/120p for slow- motion filming and 20 types of filter effects from Creative Picture Controls to choose from.
A responsive camera for those who enjoy vlogging on the go or documenting moments while travelling, the Z 30 sports a 7.5cm vari-angle touch-sensitive monitor to give users the flexibility to get creative with their shooting. Ideal for extended periods of shooting or carrying around, the camera is encased in a compact body weighing approximately 350g.
Further enhanced with an array of compatible accessories and a suite of Nikon ecosystem from the vast range of NIKKOR lenses, to Webcam Utility for livestreaming, and to NX Studio for quick and easy video editing, the Z 30 is the embodiment of function and ease. Not forgetting with SnapBridge, users will enjoy the possibility of remote shooting and also experience a fuss-free and seamless experience as the application enables the immediate sharing from camera to smart devices.
Interweaving Performance and Practicality
Evoking meaningful stories with stills has never been easier. Users can further expand their expressions with exposure compensation in Auto mode to easily balance the light and shadows of an image. For creators who are particular on having flexibility in reflecting the exact nuance of an intended portrait shot, Picture Control comes in handy with its three parameters of adjustments.
With the same image-processing engine used in the award-winning Z 7, and Nikon’s very own CMOS sensor, the camera also delivers up to approximately 11 frames per second in high-speed continuous shooting4 (extended) or approximately 5 frames per second in the regular setting.
Shooting in venues or moments that require minimal interruptions is also made accessible when silent mode is turned on, so the shutter makes no sound at all when it is released.
Feeling and Looking Good
Providing users further stress-free experience, the Z 30 offers an effective arrangement of operational controls inherited from high-end Z series camera models. Expect the camera enhanced with a mode dial that can save up to three original settings, custom buttons for assignment to frequently used settings, and a photo/video selector that allows for fast and easy switching. Get comfortable with a practical yet elegant design of a deep embossed leather grip paired with an ergonomically shaped front right shoulder for added comfort.
Type: Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount: Nikon Z mount
Image sensor format: DX
Image sensor type: CMOS
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)
Effective pixels: 20.9 million
Image size (pixels): [DX (24×16)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3712 ( 20.7 million) (M) 4176 x 2784 ( 11.6 million) (S) 2784 x 1856 ( 5.2 million) [1:1 (16×16)] selected for image area: (L) 3712 x 3712 ( 13.8 million) (M) 2784 x 2784 ( 7.8 million) (S) 1856 x 1856 ( 3.4 million) [16:9 (24×14)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3128 ( 17.4 million) (M) 4176 x 2344 ( 9.8 million) (S) 2784 x 1560 ( 4.3 million) Photographs taken while recording videos at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken while recording videos at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080
File format (image quality): 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
Picture Control system: Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat 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
Media: SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
Card slot: 1 Secure Digital (SD) card
File system: DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
Compatible lenses: Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Type: Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Speed: 1/4000 to 30 s (step sizes of 1/3 EV), bulb, time
Flash sync speed: Synchronizes with shutter at X=1/200 s or slower; supported with auto FP high-speed sync
Modes: S (single frame), CL (continuous low-speed), CH (continuous high-speed), Continuous H (extended), Self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate: Up to 11 fps Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 4 fps Continuous H: Approx. 5 fps Continuous H (extended): Approx. 11 fps * Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
Self-timer: 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Metering system: TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering mode: 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
Range: -4 to +17 EV * Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F
Mode: Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual U1, U2 and U3: user settings modes
Exposure compensation: Range: –5 to +5 EV, Increment: 1/3 step
Exposure lock: Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index): ISO 100 to 51200 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: Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Multiple exposure: Add, average, lighten, darken
Other options: HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction
Autofocus system: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF
Detection range: -4.5 to +19 EV * Without low-light AF: -3 to +19 EV * 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: 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 video mode) , predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point: 209 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 AF (photo mode only), single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (photo mode only), 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: Press the AE-L/AF-L button or press shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S)
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 mode: Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
Flash compensation: -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
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, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync
White balance: Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K–10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose color temperature
Bracketing types: Exposure and/or flash, white balance, ADL
Metering system: TTL exposure metering using main image sensor TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering mode: Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate: 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p 1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p 1920 x 1080 slow-motion: 30p (x4)/25p (x4)/24p (x5) * 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/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
File format: MOV, MP4
Video compression: H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format: Linear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format), AAC (for videos recorded in MP4 format)
Audio recording device: Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Exposure compensation: Range: –3 to +3 EV, Increment: 1/3 step
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index): M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25600; step size of 1/3 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) available with selectable upper limit P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) with selectable upper limit Auto: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600)
Active D-Lighting: Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Other options: Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, with REC lamp
Monitor size: 7.5 -cm ( 3.0 –in.) diagonal
Monitor type: vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls
Monitor resolution: Approx. 1040 k-dot
Playback: Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, video playback, photo and/or video slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, and picture rating
USB connector: Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB) ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector: Type D HDMI connector
Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Wi-Fi “NSG/NAU/NMEF/NHK/NIND”: IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) 2.4 GHz band: 4.5 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth: –1.0 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: –2.5 dBm
Battery: One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Charging AC adapter: EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)
Tripod socket: 0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W × H × D): Approx. 128 x 73.5 x 59.5 mm ( 5.1 x 2.9 x 2.4 in.) (width x height x depth)
Weight: Approx. 405 g ( 14.3 oz. ) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 350 g/12.4 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment: Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories: BF-N1 Body Cap、EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, AN-DC25 Strap, UC-E24 USB Cable