Elevate Your Content With Standout Video Quality
Packed with the features creators, vloggers and streamers want. Crisp, clean 4K video that will help you stand out. A flip-out touchscreen to keep you in front of the camera. Fast, reliable autofocus, crystal clear audio, creative in-camera filters and convenient controls—all in a compact, lightweight package that will inspire your best work yet.
Designed to inspire your best work with easy operation, smart connectivity and convenience.
Compact, lightweight 4K setup for creators, vloggers and streamers
Front-Facing Screen, Crystal-Clear Audio and Worry-Free Autofocus
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.
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.
A shortcut to the settings you use most.
Easily build a custom ? 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.
Free camera control app.
See what the camera sees, start and stop recording and take photos with the free Nikon SnapBridge app.
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.
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.
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
Viewfinder - None
Shutter Type - Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane 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); 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
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
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, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync
White Balance - Auto (3 types), Choose color temperature (2,500 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
Movie Full HD - 1,920 x 1,080 /120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
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)
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 - 3.0 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/a/ac
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
Smart Device App Connectivity - SnapBridge
Bluetooth - Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification; Version 4.2
Battery / Batteries - One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) - 330 shots (CIPA)
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)