Z 30 Body Only

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Get in the creative zone and seize the moment with the Z 30 – the lightest and most compact Z series camera to date.
The Z 30 is made for your inner videographer. Hit record with ease whenever inspiration strikes. Excite the ears of your audience with premium sound quality from dual microphones. From teasers to reels to stories to streams, this is where heroes of content are born.
Display SKUVOK110XA
TypeDigital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens MountNikon Z mount
Picture AngleAPS-C Size / DX-Format
Image Sensor
Sensor Size23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Pixels21.51 million
Dust-Reduction SystemImage Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)
Image Area (pixels)[DX (24x16)] 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 (16x16)] 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 (24x14)] 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)
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)20.9 million
Image Sensor FormatAPS-C size/DX-format
File System
File Format Still ImagesNEF (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 ControlAuto ,  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
File SystemDCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
Storage MediaSD (Secure Digital) Memory card
Card SlotSingle Slot
Lens Compatibility at a Glance***Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Shutter TypeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Frame Advance RateLow-speed continuous: 1-4 fps High-speed continuous (extended): 5 fps High-speed continuous (extended): 11 fps
Shutter Release ModesSingle frame Low-speed continuous High-speed continuous (extended) Self-timer
Flash Sync SpeedSynchronizes with shutter at X=1/200 s or slower; supported with auto FP high-speed sync
Continuous Shooting OptionsLow-speed continuous: 1-4 fps High-speed continuous (extended): 5 fps High-speed continuous (extended): 11 fps
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Slowest Shutter Speed30 sec
Fastest Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution11 frames per second
Exposure MeteringTTL metering using camera image sensor
Exposure LockLuminosity locked at detected value
Exposure CompensationRange: –5 to +5 EV, Increment: 1/3 step
Metering Range-4 to +17 EV * Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F
Metering MethodMatrix 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
ISO SensitivityISO 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
Single-Point AF ModeYes
Active D-LightingAuto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity204800
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity51200
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity100
Focus / Autofocus
Focus Point209
X-Sync Speed1/200 sec. synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
AF-Area ModePinpoint 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)
Lens ServoAutofocus (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 video mode) , predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
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 SystemHybrid phase-detection/contrast AF
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points209
Features4K UHD, WiFi, Bluetooth
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Flash-ready IndicatorLights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
Accessory ShoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Flash ControlTTL: 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
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
White BalanceAuto (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
White Balance Bracketing1
Movie3840 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
Movie MeteringTTL metering using camera image sensor
Movie Active D-LightingCan be selected from: Same as photo settings Extra high High Normal Low Off
Movie ISOM: 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)
Movie AudioBuilt-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Movie Audio Recording FormatLinear PCM ,  AAC
Movie Video CompressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie File FormatMOV ,  MP4
Movie Maximum Recording Time125 minutes* *Recording may stop before 125 minutes, depending on battery life and camera’s internal temperature.
Monitor Size7.5-cm (3.0–in.) diagonal
Monitor ResolutionApprox. 1040 k-dot
Monitor TypeVari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD
Monitor Angle of View170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage
Monitor Adjustments11-level manual brightness controls
Playback Functions"Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) Playback with Playback Zoom Playback Zoom Cropping Movie Playback Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows Histogram Display Highlights Photo Information Location Data Display Auto Image Rotation Picture Rating"
InterfaceType 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 FunctionalityStandards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n Operating frequency: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 4.5 dBm Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Supported LanguagesEnglish The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased
Battery / BatteriesOne EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Battery ChargerEH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)
Weight (g) (body only)*1Approx. 405 g ( 14.3 oz. ) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 350 g/12.4 oz. (camera body only)
Length x height x width (mm) (body only)*Approx. 128 x 73.5 x 59.5 mm ( 5.1 x 2.9 x 2.4 in.)
Tripod Socket0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)