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Nikon Z30 with Z 16-50mm

Get inspired with stunning video

Share your story with stunning video quality

Elevate your content by boosting the image quality. Express your memories of a wonderful night richly, without image noise. Draw all eyes to yourself or your subject looking beautiful against a soft background bokeh. Engage people's senses across your whole image, with sharp details and rich textures. The Z 30 gives you easy access to all these benefits. The key is the larger volume of light received by its APS-C size/DX-format image sensor - 14x larger and more advanced than that in a typical smartphone*. Further contributions come from the advanced-performance engine — the same EXPEED 6 found in higher-level models such as the Z 7/Z 6 - and the strikingly sharp NIKKOR Z lenses.                                                                        

* 1/2.5-in. sensor.

Sharp focus on the eyes of friends and pets in motion

Make your video more engaging with a constant sharp focus on the eyes - whether it's you, your friends and family, or your pets. Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF are available in wide-area AF (L) as well as auto-area AF, letting the camera more reliably pick out the eyes to focus on. This makes it easy to capture your subject's eyes in focus even when they are moving - in both video recording and still photography. The AF-F mode dedicated to video recording enables powerful tracking of your subjects even when they are moving or composition changes. If you want a more subtle and nuanced expression, try applying slower or faster focusing, with AF speed adjustable between 11 steps. Go faster to quickly shift focus from the item you're introducing back to your face, or go slower to smoothly draw viewers’ attention from one subject to another.

Check footage of yourself in real-time with the rotating monitor

Connect better with your audience via the Z 30's vari-angle monitor, by simply pointing the camera and rotating the monitor toward yourself. This way, you can record selfies while making sure you look good in real-time. Adjusting exposure compensation is also easy and intuitive by checking your appearance and using the touch operation on the monitor. Taking further advantage of the vari-angle monitor, you can explore more creative angles, whether it's from waist level, higher up or very low - letting you share your life from your own unique angles.

Let the camera roll for as long as you need.

Keep the camera rolling for up to 125 minutes, convenient for content like makeup tutorials or product reviews. Meanwhile, connecting a portable charger or computer allows the Z 30 to record with a constant power supply, giving you peace of mind during a long take.

Compact and lightweight yet sharp and beautiful

The NIKKOR Z lens lineup offers beginner-friendly choices that are designed to be small and accessible but deliver extremely high performance. They depict every detail with superb sharpness, create soft, natural background bokeh, and are easy to operate, exceeding what's expected from conventional kit lenses. All the DX lenses come equipped with Nikon's vibration reduction (VR) system*, which helps stabilize the footage when recording while walking. Try using different lenses and broaden the possibilities for your content.

Rode VideoMicro

Suits DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras

The Rode VideoMicro is an on-camera microphone that will improve your home movies, YouTube vlogs or next short film. Ideal for DSLR or Mirrorless shooters, its compact size and included Rycote Lyre shock mount is perfect for all on-the-go shooting scenarios.

Directional Audio Pickup

Weighing only 42g, the lightweight design incorporates a high-quality cardioid condenser microphone capsule to deliver excellent quality sound. Its directional characteristics focus on audio directly in front of the camera, effectively reducing distracting peripheral noise from either side of your shot.

Lightweight Aluminium Construction

Constructed from aluminium, the Video Micro also ensures a high level of RF rejection. Its exterior has been coated with a black high-grade ceramic, anti-glare coating for added protection against scratches, dings and accidental damage during everyday use.

Includes Rycote Lyre Shock Mount

The included Rycote Lyre anti-noise, anti-shock mount dramatically reduces unwanted handling noise caused by physical knocks and bumps during recording. Made from a hard-wearing thermoplastic material, the Lyre system will never wear out, sag or snap, providing superior longevity compared to elastic suspension style shock mounts.

Convenient Cold Shoe Mount

The Rycote mount sits on top of a standard flash cold shoe, making it compatible with most DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. The cold shoe also features an integrated cable management system, further reducing unwanted vibrations caused by loose cables.

Includes WS9 Windsock

A high-quality WS9 synthetic furry wind shield is also included with the VideoMicro. It features a foam inner cell for maximum protection against unwanted wind and environmental noise.

No Batteries Required

Powered by your camera's plug-in power (min 3V required) the microphone also includes a Rode SC2 TRS patch cable to allow you to plug directly into your camera's external microphone port for use straight out of the box.

Take your Social Media to the Next Level

Alternatively, the Rode Video Micro can also be used in conjunction with an SC7 TRS to TRRS patch cable (sold separately) to let you capture crystal clear directional sound directly from your smartphone or tablet device.

Joby Gorillapod 3K Kit - includes Stand and Ballhead

The Joby Gorillapod 3K kit can support up to 3kg of gear, perfect for DSLR cameras, mirrorless cameras, accessories, and more. Durable and lightweight, the 3K includes a ball head with an integrated spirit level that offers a smooth pan and tilt movement with one easy control knob to lock your camera in place. The flexible legs let you stand the tripod upright, wrap it around poles and tree branches, or even use them as a hand grip. These features combined with a compact, robust design make it an excellent option for travel or casual day trips when you’d prefer to pack light.

Supports up to 3kg of Gear

Able to support up to 3kg, the Gorillapod 3K Kit is perfect to hold DSLR or mirrorless cameras. The head has a quick-release plate with a 1/4-inch screw that also fits a range of accessories like LED lights or microphones making it a great addition to your kit.

Intuitive Pan and Tilt Control

The 3K ball head offers a smooth 360º pan and 90º tilt motion that can be locked in place by a single, easy-to-use control knob. The ball head also features a spirit level for easy set-up, working with the versatile legs to let you capture unique angles that wouldn't be possible with a normal tripod.

Flexible, Fully Articulated Legs

The Gorillapod 3K's legs can flex and bend to fit around things like railings, tree branches, or car mirrors. Each leg joint has a rubberised grip ring and can twist 360º to offer amazing flexibility and support on uneven surfaces. Use it as a traditional tripod, wrap it around almost anything, or use the legs as a handgrip for selfies and videos, the choice is yours.

Durable and Lightweight

The Joby Gorillapod 3K Tripod Kit is compact and lightweight, making it an excellent travel companion for trips both long and short. The 3K is also compatible with Joby's pro-level accessories, like the separately available GripTight PRO Mounts, GorillaPod Arms and Hub adapter, giving you even more ways to get creative.

Type Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon Z mount
Image sensor format DX
Image sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
Total pixels 21.51 million
Dust-reduction system Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)
Effective pixels 20.9 million
Image size (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)
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
Media SD ,  SDHC (UHS-I compliant) ,  SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
Card slot 1 Secure Digital (SD) card
File system DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
Compatible lenses Z mount NIKKOR lenses
F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Speed 1/4000 to 30 s (step sizes 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
Modes S (single frame) ,  CL (continuous low-speed) ,  CH (continuous high-speed) ,  Continuous H (extended) ,  Self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate Up to 11 fps
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.
Self-timer 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 mode 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 -4 to +17 EV
* Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F
Mode 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 step
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
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
Lens servo 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 video mode)
, predictive focus tracking
Manual focus (M):
Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point 209
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 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)
Focus lock Press the AE-L/AF-L button or press shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S)
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 mode Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
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), 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
Bracketing types Exposure and/or flash ,  white balance ,  ADL
Metering system TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering mode 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
* 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
File format MOV ,  MP4
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format) ,  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 step
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) M: 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)
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
Monitor size 7.5 -cm ( 3.0 –in.) diagonal
Monitor type vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls
Monitor resolution Approx. 1040 k-dot
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, video playback, photo and/or video slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, and picture rating
USB connector Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB) ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector Type D HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Wi-Fi "NSG/NAU/NMEF/NHK/NIND" Standards:
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Operating frequency:
2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11)
Maximum output power (EIRP):
2.4 GHz band: 4.5 dBm
Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth Communication protocols:
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2
Operating frequency:
Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz
Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz
Maximum output power (EIRP):
Bluetooth: –1.0 dBm
Bluetooth Low Energy: –2.5 dBm
Battery One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Charging AC adapter EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)
Tripod socket 0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 128 x 73.5 x 59.5 mm ( 5.1 x 2.9 x 2.4 in.)
(width x height x depth)
Weight 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 Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)
Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics JFET impedance converter
Capsule 0.50"
Address Type End
Frequency Range 100Hz - 20kHz
Maximum SPL 140dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KO load)
Sensitivity -33.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (22.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) 20dB-A
Weight 42gm
Dimensions 21mmH x 21mmW x 80mmD
Output 3.5mm jack
Load Capacity 3kg
Connection 1/4-Inch Mounting Screw
1/4-Inch Thread on Base
Material Anodized Aluminium, ABS Plastic, Stainless Steel, TPE
Dimensions - Legs 6 x 6 x 24 cm
Dimensions - Ballhead 6.50 x 6 x 7 cm
Weight - Legs 247 g
Weight - Ballhead 144 g

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Nikon Z30 with Z DX 16-50 F/3.5-6.3 VR Lens
  • Joby Gorillapod 3K Kit - with 3K Ball Head
  • Rode VideoMicro Microphone
  • Lyre Shoe Mount
  • WS9 Deluxe Wind Shield
  • SC2 TRS Patch Cable

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