Z 30

  • Z 30: front
  • Z 30: back
  • APS-C size
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100-51200
  • EXPEED 6
  • Eye-/Animal-DetectionAF
  • Vari-angle monitor
  • 125-min. recording
  • REC lamp
  • Touchscreen
  • 4K UHD/30p
  • Creative Picture Controls
  • Self-portrait mode
  • SnapBridge
  • Webcam Utility


  • High video quality attainable thanks to the APS-C size/DX-format image sensor, EXPEED 6 image-processing engine and NIKKOR Z lenses.
  • Standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200*1 allows you to shoot beautiful video and stills without noise, even indoors or at night.
  • Eye-/Animal-Detection AF for both videos and stills keeps your subjects in focus even when they are moving.
  • Versatile vari-angle touch-sensitive monitor allows you to shoot from various angles such as selfie, low-angle, high-angle and waist positions.
  • Up to 125 minutes*2 of continuous video recording.
  • Smallest and lightest mirrorless camera in the Z series*3.
  • Design optimized for video shooting, including REC lamp, video-record button, ergonomic grip and button layout — ideal for content creation.
  • Features like 4K UHD/30p, Creative Picture Controls, slow motion and time-lapse expand your creativity.
  • Content creator-friendly applications and software such as SnapBridge and NX Studio's Movie Editor and Webcam Utility are available.
  • *1Standard sensitivity of up to ISO 25600 is available for video recording.
  • *2In Full HD/24p/25p at 25°C/77°F. 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.
  • *3As of June 29, 2022.



Type of camera

Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Lens mount

Nikon Z mount


Compatible lenses

  • Z mount NIKKOR lenses

  • F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)

Effective pixels

Effective pixels

20.9 million

Image sensor


23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon DX format)

Total pixels

21.51 million

Dust-reduction system

Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)


Image size (pixels)

  • [DX (24 x 16)] selected for image area: 5568 x 3712 (Large: 20.7 M), 4176 x 2784 (Medium: 11.6 M), 2784 x 1856 (Small: 5.2 M)

  • [1:1 (16 x 16)] selected for image area: 3712 x 3712 (Large: 13.8 M), 2784 x 2784 (Medium: 7.8 M), 1856 x 1856 (Small: 3.4 M)

  • [16:9 (24 x 14)] selected for image area: 5568 x 3128 (Large: 17.4 M), 4176 x 2344 (Medium: 9.8 M), 2784 x 1560 (Small: 4.3 M)

  • 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


SD (Secure Digital), and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards



7.5-cm/3.0-in. approx. 1040k-dot vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls



Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter


1/4000 to 30 s in steps 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


Release modes

Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, continuous H (extended), Self-timer

Approximate frame advance rate

  • 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.


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 modes

  • 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 (ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20°C/68°F)

-4 to +17 EV


  • 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 steps

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



Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF

Detection range (in photo mode, AF-S, ISO 100, f/1.8 lens at 20°C/68°F)

-4.5 to +19 EV (-3 to +19 EV without low-light AF)

Lens servo

  • Autofocus: Single-servo AF (AF-S), continuous-servo AF (AF-C), AF mode auto-switch (AF-A, photo mode only), full-time AF (AF-F, video mode only), predictive focus tracking

  • Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus points (in photo mode, single-point AF, DX format)

209 focus points

AF-area modes

Pinpoint AF; single-point AF; 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); pinpoint AF and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only


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 modes

Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off

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 balance

Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 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, and ADL


Metering system

TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering modes

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

File format


Video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

Linear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format) or 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 steps

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

  • M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25600 in steps 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



Type-C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended

HDMI output

Type-D HDMI connector

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)






Power source


One EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

Charging AC adapter

EH-7P Charging AC Adapter (available separately)


(W x H x D)

Approx. 128 x 73.5 x 59.5 mm/5.1 x 2.9 x 2.4 in.


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

Operating environment

Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied accessories

Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)

EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, AN-DC25 Strap, BF-N1 Body Cap, UC-E24 USB Cable

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