Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera Body

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Nikon Z30 Mirrorless Camera Body

Nikon SKU: 1737 | Helix SKU: NK1737

Compact, lightweight 4K setup for creators, vloggers and streamers.

Packed with the features creators, vloggers and streamers want. Crisp, clean 4K video that will help you stand out. A flip-out touchscreen to keep you in front of the camera. Fast, reliable autofocus, crystal clear audio, creative in-camera filters and convenient controls—all in a compact, lightweight package that will inspire your best work yet.

Effortless live streaming up to 60p.

Stand out among a competitive field of streamers with Full HD 60p and 4K 30p video quality. Also works great with compatible web conferencing applications.

*Third party capture device and USB-C to USB-C cable is required for optimal streaming performance.

Eye and Face Tracking

Locks on to and follows the eyes of people, dogs, and cats.

*Eye-Detect AF Mode

Product Close-Ups

Focus automatically repositions when you hold something up to the camera.

*Auto Area AF Mode


Image Sensor

Effective Pixels 20.9 million
Sensor Size 23.5mm x 15.7mm
Image Sensor Format DX (APS-C)
Image Sensor Type CMOS Sensor
Total Pixels 21.51 million
Dust Reduction System Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)
Image Area (Pixels) DX-format
 5,568 x 3,712

 4,176 x 2,784

 2,784 x 1,856
1:1 (16 x 16)
 3,712 x 3,712

 2,784 x 2,784

 1,856 x 1,856
16:9 (36 x 20)
 5,568 x 3,128

 4,176 x 2,344

 2,784 x 1,560
Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160:
3,840 x 2,160 
Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1,920 x 1,080:
1,920 x 1,080


File System

File Format (Still Images)
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
Storage Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File System DCF 2.0
Exif 2.31






Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter Speed 1/4000 – 30 sec. (step of 1/3 EV), bulb, time
Flash Sync Speed Up to:  X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution 11 Frames per Second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 11 Frames per Second



Exposure Metering System
TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering Range Spot metering: -4 to +17 EV
Exposure Compensation –5 – +5 EV, Increment of 1/3 EV
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value
Picture Control Auto
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
Multiple Exposure Yes



ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 - 51,200 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 Can be selected from: 
Extra High
Active D-Lighting Bracketing Yes



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 movie mode); predictive focus tracking
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus Point 209 (single-point AF)
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
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)
Focus Lock Yes



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 Sync Modes Front-curtain sync
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
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

White Balance
Auto (3 types)
Choose color temperature (2,500 K–10,000 K)
Direct sunlight
Fluorescent (3 types)
Natural light auto
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
White Balance Bracketing Yes



Movie Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Maximum Recording Time (Movie) Up to 125 minutes
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio Recording Format Linear PCM
Movie 4K UHD 3,840 × 2,160 /30p/25p/24p
Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 /120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
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/m) available at all sizes except 3840 × 2160, 1920 × 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 × 1080 slow-motion, when quality is fixed at m
Movie Audio Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted
Movie ISO Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600)
M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25,600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) available with selectable upper limit
Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100–25600)
Movie Active D-Lighting Can be selected from:
Extra High
Time Code Yes
Movie e-VR Yes
Movie HDMI Output Yes
Movie Focus Peaking Yes
Movie Highlight Display (Zebras) Yes
Time-Lapse Movie Yes
AF for Movie Yes



Monitor Size
3.0in. Diagonal
Monitor Resolution 1040 k dots
Monitor Type Vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage
Color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls



Playback Functions
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Histogram Display
Location Data Display
Movie Playback
Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows
Photo Information
Picture Rating
Playback with Playback Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
Photo and/or video slide shows



USB: Type 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 Functionality Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania)
Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11; Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Maximum output power (EIRP):
2.4 GHz band: 4.5 dBm
5 GHz band: 6.8 dBm (countries in the Americas)
Smart Device App Connectivity SnapBridge
Bluetooth Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification
Version 4.2
Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz
Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
Maximum output power (EIRP)
Bluetooth –1.0 dBm
Bluetooth Low Energy: –2.5 dBm



Supported Languages
Portuguese (Brazil)



One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Battery Life (Shots per Charge) 330 shots (CIPA)
 Approx. 75 min. of movie recording
AC Adapter EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)
Battery Charger MH-32 Battery Charger (available separately)



Tripod Socket
1/4"-20 (ISO 1222)
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 5.1 in. (128mm) x 2.9 in. (73.5mm) x 2.4 in. (59.5mm)
Approx. Weight 12.4 oz. (350g)
Operating Environment Temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)


*For a full list of the technical specifications please refer to the product manual.



Z 30 Body Only

  • BF-N1 Body Cap

  • EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery

  • AN-DC25 Camera Strap

  • UC-E24 USB Cable

Optional Accessories:

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