Nikon Z30 Inc 16-50mm Key Features:
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.
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.
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.
Intuitive creative control
Go low. Get high. Go wide. The Z 30’s 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen monitor, uncluttered displays, and well-thought-out controls let you catch any kind of shot with ease. If you’re recording vlogs and snapping photos, the camera lets you save separate settings for video and stills, then switch between them as needed. No need to stop and re-configure your settings each time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easily adapt your set-up
Got a favourite mic? The Z 30 is compatible with popular third-party vlogging accessories as well as a range of Nikon accessories. Whether you want to keep your set-up lean and simple or expand your kit—you’re covered.
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.
When filters are part of your vision, the Z 30 lets you adapt your artistry to the moment and create in-camera. You get 20 Creative Picture Controls for videos and stills—all customisable and visible in real-time while you shoot.
Now you’re not using your phone for vlogging, Nikon’s SnapBridge app will keep it busy. Wirelessly transfer 4K video—or photos with hashtags—straight to your phone for easy sharing. Or SnapBridge to control the camera remotely.
Wire up and go live
With one universal USB Type C cable (included), you can provide constant power to the Z 30: livestream vlogs and charge your camera’s battery at the same time! To stream the sharpest, best-looking footage, simply attach a NIKKOR Z lens and connect the Z 30 to a computer with the free Nikon Webcam Utility installed.