Z 30

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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.
The Z 30 One Lens Kit pairs the compact, lightweight Z 30 creator-ready camera with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens. The NIKKOR Z 16-50mm lens offers a versatile wide zoom range and VR image stabilization built-into the lens; and quiet operation, making it ideal for video.
The Z 30 Two Lens Kit pairs the compact, lightweight Z 30 creator-ready camera with both the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, a compact lens with a wide zoom range and the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR, a lightweight telephoto zoom. Both lenses feature VR image stabilization built into the lenses; along with quiet and fast focusing, making them ideal for capturing video.
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  • 5

    Very capable camera/kit, highly recommended

    Posted by Eduardo Palazuelos on June 21, 2023

    I wanted a small camera in my bag to go along with my full-frame camera, it had to be small, light, and simple to use. The Z30 is all of that and much much more. The photo quality is amazing, I don't care that this camera is marketed for "creators" (a.k.a. vloggers), I am just using it to "create" still photographs and this camera has a very good sensor for that, with good dynamic range and great color, plus, the B&W mode is quite nice. The small 16-50 kit is also good, and very sharp at all focal lengths. I highly recommend this camera/kit.

  • 5

    Get it...

    Posted by Riberto Rivero on June 4, 2023

    I started shooting Nikon back in the film days, over 50 years ago.Recently got it as an alternative to my Z6ii. Got it with the kit lens and the creator’s kit.This is a nice, light, everyday camera. That touch screen is off the scale.Great for silent candid shots, videos, portraits and street photography.Excellent for low light situations, such as nigh and indoor images.Darn right I recommend it!

  • 5

    A surprising gem of a camera

    Posted by Iceman183 on May 31, 2023

    I have to begin by saying I've used large, pro grade Nikon cameras since the early 1980s. I'm used to big, heavy, and sometimes clunky machines. This little camera is the polar opposite of that experience. I needed two video cameras for on-site over the shoulder interviews, and since I've already got a ton of Nikkor glass, thought the Z30 would be a perfect fit. It has been. Small and lightweight, but with the Nikon feel and experience, the Z30 has been a superb performer. The image quality, especially in video mode, has the same feel of the previous heavyweight cameras I have used. Plus, the little 16-50 kit lens is also a solid and handy lens. My only concern is the lack of headphone jack to monitor audio, but I have come up with a work around for this issue. The firmware upgrade to version 1.10 allows me to use the new 12-28 Power Zoom to full advantage. Plus, now that I have a smaller package to throw into my carry on luggage, I've got a small and capable Nikon to take with my on my business trips. Well done again, Nikon...

  • 5

    Great Travel Camera

    Posted by Philip S on April 3, 2023

    I recently purchased the Z30 with the 16-50mm. I think its much more than a vlogging / content creator camera. Due to its size and video capabilities, it makes for an excellent small camera to take on trips, photo walks and doing street photography. I find it has quick focusing, support silent photography, nice menu customization modes and the ability to create your own filters within in camera. The only downside I’ve found is in bright sun the screen is hard to see (needs to be brighter) the screen. Plus, the pixel count is only 21MP; IMO, it should be 24MP considering how long 24MP has been in the marketplace. Lastly, the price is great...very affordable.

  • 4

    Inconspicuous Camera With the Image of A DSLR

    Posted by GP on February 11, 2023

    I have been been using DSLRs for over a decade. One thing I noticed is that I rarely shoot with it after the honey moon phase because of its size. Today's phone are really capable even when if it's mostly AI post processing. One quote that really stuck with me and continually be true is "The best camera is the one you have with you".
    Well here it is. A Nikon camera that is small and portable. Not only that but it's not intimidating or look like you are over compensating. You can use your old lenses with the adaptor if you wish, but most of the time I use it with a fast manual prime lens because of its size and image quality. Stuck this thing in your jacket pocket, do some street manual photography and enjoy the process of taking pictures.

    One thing I didn't like and it's obvious cost cutting is there's no hot shoe cover and no battery charger.

  • 5

    An Excellent backup camera to my Z6

    Posted by Paul Newbery on January 7, 2023

    I am delighted with this camera and often use it as a backup to my Z6 or as Travel Camera. I am especially pleased with the video quality for the price of the camera. I have had great fun playing around with some vintage glass on it.The picture profiles are good, but would be nice to have some kind of LOG option

  • 5

    Another great Nikon

    Posted by Richard on December 15, 2022

    Light and easy to carry all day long. Autofocus is great. I have had no problems with it.

  • 5

    Great all around camera

    Posted by Krupica on December 14, 2022

    Great second camera to my Z7ii.Compact, lightweight and easy to use. Started to use with the provided kit lens, but shortly switched to 18 to 140/3.5-6.3 Excellent travel and all around system. enjoy very much. Strongly recommend.

  • 5

    Handy and Fun

    Posted by Huff on December 12, 2022

    I've really enjoyed this camera. To be fair I was concerned about not having an EVF. However the screen being able to articulate really makes this tiny camera a joy to shoot with. The light weight design and figged exterior still feels like a Nikon in the hand. Being able to program the buttons to match my other bodies makes it easy to pick up and run with as well. I've already won awards for photos taken with the camera even though my main reason for purchasing it was for video. The video renders nicely and looks great on screen. Honestly. I can't really find fault in this camera.