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Introducing The Nikon Z30 - A New Camera For Vloggers

Nikon has today added the small, DX-format Nikon Z30 camera to its line-up which is suited to vloggers but also has some key photography features.

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Introducing The Nikon Z30 - A New Camera For Vloggers:

Nikon's new Z30 is specially designed with Vloggers in mind. This compact, 20.9 MP DX-format body is geared towards video, whether recording or streaming and is ideal for Vloggers.

Key Video Features: 

  • 4K UHD 30p video
  • 120p Full HD Slo-Mo
  • Timelapse
  • 125 mins continuous recording time
  • WiFi/Bluetooth
  • Nikon SnapBridge App for streaming via mobile phone
  • Built-in stereo microphones
  • Records voice or ambient sound
  • Wind reduction
  • Vari-angle screen – when turned for selfie auto self-portrait mode engages
  • Record button more accessible
  • Red band around the image on screen when shooting video
  • Full-time video AF with e-VR for steady images
  • USB-C connection allows powering the camera and charging
  • Nikon Webcam Utility for connection to a computer. This gives a very superior webcam.


Introducing The Nikon Z30 - A New Camera For Vloggers:

This is a small DX-format camera, so there are some features applicable to improved handling as well as the following key stills features

  • CMOS DX-Format 20.9MP sensor
  • Maximum ISO 25,600 (Video), 51,200 (Stills)
  • Excellent lowlight AF performance
  • Uncluttered displays
  • Settings for video and stills can be saved separately
  • A deep grip enhances the handling of a small camera
  • 20 Creative Picture Controls via phone
  • Shutter 30s – 1/4000s

Introducing The Nikon Z30 - A New Camera For Vloggers:

As this is a vlogging camera, there is no EVF but when you consider the price, listed below, there may be some who will still use the Z30 as a stills camera. 

All Nikon Z lenses are compatible, although, obviously, for such a small camera, DX-format lenses may be an advantage and all Nikkor F DSLR lenses can be used via Adapter FTZ.

Introducing The Nikon Z30 - A New Camera For Vloggers:

There are various buying options (prices shown are indicative only and not yet finalised) and these seem to be very competitive. 

  • Z30 body only, £699
  • Z30 kit with 16-50mm lens, £839
  • Z30 Vlogger kit, Body, 16-50mm lens, SmallRig tripod, SmallRig Windmuff, ML-L7 remote, £879
  • Z30 Double Zoom Kit, £1069


Take a look at sample photos supplied by Nikon below along with more information on the Z30 directly from Nikon. 


Nikon Z 30 Other sample images


From Nikon UK:

Introducing The Nikon Z30 - A New Camera For Vloggers: Z30
Today, Nikon is delighted to announce a game-raising vlogging camera, the Nikon Z 30. Small, capable, and super-simple to use, the Z 30 mirrorless camera is for anyone who wants to move beyond a smartphone and create better-looking, better-sounding vlogs - plus keep photo feeds engaging with richly detailed stills. 

Product unboxings to recipes, travel to parkour, the Z 30 makes it easy to create vibrant, professional-looking vlogs that have the clarity, depth, and clear sound you’d expect from top-class vloggers and streamers. The camera’s DX-format image sensor (which is much larger than a smartphone’s image sensor) enables the kind of sharp, richly detailed video that’s just not possible to achieve with a smartphone. Vloggers can record long takes with up to 125 minutes 1 of uninterrupted video footage and full-time autofocus is available while recording. The Z 30 uses the full width of its sensor to enable a 100% field of view (approx.) - and audio quality is excellent, courtesy of the camera’s built-in stereo mic or an external microphone. 

It’s never been easier to create content that pops straight from the camera, and there’s no limit to the stories that can be told using the Z 30 - and Nikon’s rapidly expanding range of NIKKOR Z lenses. The vari-angle touchscreen monitor makes it easy to shoot from any angle, and a deep grip allows stable handheld shooting, even when holding the camera at arm’s length. Changing the look of a vlog is as easy as changing lenses, and the Z 30 is packed with advanced automatic functions for even more creative control. However vloggers imagine their content evolving, the Z 30 gives them the space to turn those ideas into reality. Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager, Nikon Europe says: "We’re really excited to welcome the youngest member of the Nikon Z family. This small yet mighty vlogging camera is a huge step up from a smartphone. Not only do users get a much bigger image sensor - which is vital for capturing footage that stands out - but they also get the freedom to grow their kit as they get more experienced, or want to try creating new styles of content."

As well as the Nikon Z30 camera, Nikon has also introduced the Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S lens today. 

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