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The Nikon Z 30 is a compact mirrorless camera with a feature set optimized for streamers, vloggers, and influencers. Key features include:

  • Designed for streamers, vloggers, and influencers

  • UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p video; webcam functionality

  • Live streaming at 60p; in-camera time-lapse

  • Hybrid autofocus system

Designed for Streamers and Influencers. The Nikon Z 30 is a compact, powerful video and still camera designed from the ground up to suit the needs of streamers, influencers, vloggers, and other content creators. Its compact build incorporates a 3.0-inch 1.04m-dot free-angle touchscreen LCD that can face forward for the perfect selfie angle, and that can close inward for protection from fingerprints, scratches, and debris. When the touchscreen is facing forward, you get selfie-style controls that let you change focus position and exposure, and set the self-timer. A red tally lamp up front lets you know when the camera’s recording, and e-VR Image Stabilization reduces unwanted camera shake in your hand-held videos.

Audio Options. Nikon prioritized audio recording with the Z 30, including a top stereo mic with optional wind muff, and a 3.5mm jack in case you want to use your own external mic. Please note that this camera doesn’t have a headphone jack, so you can’t monitor your audio as you’re recording it.

4K Streaming and Capture. The DX-format 20.9MP CMOS sensor enables the Z 30 to capture crisp, high-res UHD 4K 30p video in addition to Full HD 120p for slow-motion playback. You get continuous recording for up to 2 hours 15 minutes, and you can live stream at up to Full HD 60p or 4K 30p. For long continuous takes, live streams, and other situations in which you need constant power, you can power the Z 30 via its USB Type-C port. The Z 30 is compatible with a broad range of web-conferencing apps, so it’s easy to use as a high-quality webcam.

High-Quality Stills. The Z 30’s large DX-format sensor isn’t just for video; it produces ultra-clear low-noise photos, even in low light, making it great for production stills, high-res thumbnails and promotional images. An 11 fps top continuous shooting speed lets you capture fast-moving action, there’s an in-camera time-lapse option, and you can use a host of built-in presets and filters to refine your photos and videos straight from the camera.

Hybrid Autofocus System. This camera’s hybrid autofocus system uses phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points to quickly and accurately acquire focus, making it great for stills and video. Eye-Detection AF, which uses facial recognition to focus on a familiar subject’s eyes, is available for both stills and video.

Additional Features. The Z 30 uses Nikon’s SnapBridge mobile app to transfer images from the camera to a phone or tablet, or to remotely control the camera. The included EN-EL25 battery gives you up to 330 shots per charge, and a single memory-card slot supports SD/SDHC/SDXC card speeds up to UHS-I. The camera’s design is intuitive—a “?” button gives you a clear explanation of every camera setting, a dedicated auto mode lets the camera automatically optimize shooting settings, and a customizable “i” menu gives you fast access to your preferred settings.

Q & A

  • Does this camera include a USB cable?
    • This rental doesn’t include a USB cable. If you need one, please request it in the Special Instructions box during checkout.

  • Can I use this camera as a webcam?
    • Yes! The Z 30 is compatible with a broad range of web-conferencing apps, so it’s easy to use as a high-quality webcam.

    • Mac users, please click here for more information.

    • Windows users, please click here for more information.

  • Will this camera work with my Nikon F-mount lenses?
    • Z-mount cameras are only natively compatible with Z-mount lenses, but you can use the Nikon FTZ II Mount Adapter to use F-mount lenses with this camera.

  • Does this rental include the Nikon software?
    • Because of copyright regulations, we can’t send the Nikon software with this camera.

  • Brand


    Camera Type


    Exposure Control

    Shutter Type

    • Electronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
    Mechanical Shutter Speed
    • 1/4000 to 30 Seconds
    Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Speed
    • 1/4000 to 30 Seconds
    Electronic Shutter Speed
    • 1/4000 to 30 Seconds
    Bulb/Time Mode
    • Bulb Mode, Time Mode
    ISO Sensitivity (Photo)
    • 100 to 51,200
    ISO Sensitivity (Video)
    • 100 to 25,600
    Metering Method
    • Center-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
    Exposure Modes
    • Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation
    • -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Metering Range
    • -4 to 17 EV
    White Balance
    • 2500 to 10,000K
    White-Balance Presets
    • Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
    Continuous Shooting
    • Up to 11 fps at 20.8 MP
    Interval Recording
    • Yes
    • 2/10-Second Delay


    External Video Capture

    External Recording Modes (HDMI)

    • UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) up to 25p/29.97p
    • Full HD (1920 × 1080) up to 50p/59.94p
    IP Streaming
    • Yes



    Built-In Flash

    • No
    Flash Modes
    • First-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Maximum Sync Speed
    • 1/200 Second
    Dedicated Flash System
    • iTTL
    External Flash Connection
    • Hot Shoe



    Focus Type

    • Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode
    • Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
    Autofocus Points (Photo, Video)
    • Phase Detection: 209
    Autofocus Sensitivity
    • -4.5 to +19 EV



    Battery Type

    • 1x EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1120 mAh (Approx. 330 Shots)
    Tripod Mounting Thread
    • 1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
    Accessory Mount
    • 1x Hot Shoe Mount on Camera Body
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • 5 × 2.9 × 2.3″
    • 0.8 lb.



    Sensor Resolution

    • Actual: 21.51 Megapixel
    • Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
    Sensor Type
    • 23.5 × 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
    Crop Factor
    • 1.5x
    Image Stabilization
    • Digital (Video Only)
    Built-In ND Filter
    • None
    Capture Type
    • Stills & Video



    Media/Memory Card Slot

    • 1x SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
    Video I/O
    • 1x Micro-HDMI Output
    Audio I/O
    • 1x 1/8" / 3.5mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
    Other I/O
    • 1x USB Type-C Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
    Power I/O
    • 1x USB Type-C Input
    • 2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth
    Global Positioning (GPSGLONASS, etc.)
    • None


    Internal Video Capture

    Recording Modes (H.264/MOV/MP4)

    • UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p
    • Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
    Recording Limit
    • Up to 125 Minutes
    Video System
    • NTSC/PAL
    Built-In Microphone Type
    • Stereo
    Audio Recording
    • LPCM Audio
    • AAC Audio


    Item Type


    Mfr. Model Number




    • 3.0"
    • 1,040,000 Dot
    Display Type
    • Articulating Touchscreen LCD



    Nikon Z

    Sensor Size

    Crop Frame

    Still Image Capture

    Aspect Ratio

    • 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
    Image File Format
    Bit Depth
    • 14-Bit

    Nikon Z 30

    Battery - Nikon EN-EL25

    Camera Strap

    Charger - Nikon MH-32

    Video Support - Wooden Easy Riser (RED DSMC2)