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Nikon Z 30 Creator's Kit 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with 16-50mm zoom lens, RØDE microphone, tripod grip, and Bluetooth® remote control

Item # 05413602

This value-packed kit records crystal-clear video and audio, thanks in part to the included RØDE microphone.

This value-packed kit records crystal-clear video and audio, thanks in part to the included RØDE microphone.

Item # 05413602

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About the Nikon Z 30 Creator's Kit

Kramer Crane

A portable recording rig for content creators

Nikon has made creating your own high-quality video content simple, affordable, and fun. This value-packed kit includes their popular Z 30 mirrorless camera, a versatile 16-50mm zoom lens, a RØDE microphone, a tripod grip, and even a Bluetooth-equipped remote control.

A portable recording rig for content creators

Nikon Z 30 20.9-megapixel APS-C Mirrorless Camera

Content creators will love the Z 30's wireless connectivity and flip-out LCD touchscreen with 180° tilt.

Nikon has made creating your own high-quality video content simple, affordable, and fun. This value-packed kit includes their popular Z 30 mirrorless camera, a versatile 16-50mm zoom lens, a RØDE microphone, a tripod grip, and even a Bluetooth-equipped remote control.

This nimble rig sets up and breaks down in seconds, making it ideal for busy content creators, streamers, and vloggers on the go. The lens even features built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) for capturing vibrant handheld video footage and crisp still images in lower-light environments.

Wireless connectivity for sharing content

The Z 30 has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for quick and simple sharing using the free SnapBridge app for Apple® and Android™ devices. You can share content with a couple of taps, transfer movies and pictures to compatible mobile devices, and even control the camera's settings and operation wirelessly.


Product highlights:

  • ideal for vloggers, streamers, and social media content creators
  • includes RØDE VideoMicro™ II microphone, SmallRig tripod grip, and Nikon ML-L7 Bluetooth remote control
  • includes NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR wide-angle zoom lens (the black version of this lens is included)
    • effective focal length of 24-75mm with Z 30 camera
    • built-in vibration reduction (VR) in the lens gives you up to 4.5 stops of image correction
    • f/3.5-6.3 variable maximum aperture
Image sensor and autofocus:
  • 20.9-megapixel DX format APS-C CMOS sensor
  • compatible with Nikon Z-mount lenses
  • built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allows easy file sharing and remote control with compatible smart devices
    • requires free SnapBridge app for Apple® and Android™ devices
  • 3" high-resolution 1.04-million-dot LCD touchscreen with brightness control
    • flip-out design with 180° tilt lets you see what you're shooting at any angle, including selfies
  • 4K Ultra HD video recording at up to 30 frames per second
  • hybrid autofocus system switches between phase and contrast detection for fast, accurate focusing even in dim light
    • 209 hybrid AF points cover 90% of the frame
  • built-in stereo mic with adjustable sensitivity
  • built-in dust-reduction system keeps image sensor clean for spotless photos and video
Exposure modes and controls:
  • up to 11 frames per second at full resolution in high-speed continuous shooting mode
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/4,000 seconds, bulb, time
  • ISO range: 100-51,200 (expandable to ISO 204,800 equivalent)
File formats and storage:
  • records in RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG formats
  • top JPEG resolution (pixels): 5568 x 3712
  • movie file formats: MOV, MP4
  • records photos and video onto optional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Connections and dimensions:
  • HDMI Type-D output (cable not included)
  • USB Type-C connector (USB 3.0 SuperSpeed compatible) with included USB-A to USB-C cable
    • recharge or have constant power when connected to computer or third-party USB power adapter
    • download photos and videos to your computer
    • connect to a printer
  • rechargeable EN-EL25 lithium ion battery included
  • 3.5mm stereo minijack input for connecting an external microphone
  • 5-1/4"W x 3"H x 2-7/16"D (body only)
  • weight: 14.3 oz. (body only, with battery)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # 13602

What's in the box:

  • Digital camera body
  • BF-N1 Body cap (attached)
  • EN-EL25 Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (7.6V 1120mAh 8.5Wh) with plastic terminal cap
  • Neck strap
  • 24" USB 3.0 cable (Type A USB on one end and USB-C on other end)
  • NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens (black)
  • LC-46B lens cap (installed)
  • LF-N1 Slip-on dust cap (installed)
  • User's Manual (English)
  • User's Manual (Spanish)
  • Introductory video offer
  • Camera warranty card
  • Lens warranty card
  • RØDE VideoMicro Microphone II
  • Helix isolation mount
  • Pop filter
  • "Furry" wind screen
  • Microphone cable (3.5mm plugs on each end)
  • SmallRig Tripod Grip
  • ML-L7 Bluetooth remote control
  • CR2032 3V coin cell battery (installed)
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty Programs card

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More details on the Nikon Z 30 Creator's Kit

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Features & specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled Via Smartphone
Lens 35mm Equivalent 24-75mm
Optical Zoom 2.3x
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter 46mm
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash No
HDMI Output Micro
Wireless Features
Wi-Fi Built-in
Bluetooth Y (4.2)
Live Stream Capable Y
Internal Memory None
Memory Stick No
CFexpress Cards No
CompactFlash Cards No
XQD Cards No
Sensor Size APS-C
Megapixels 20.9
Image Stabilization In-body + VR lens
Highest Resolution 5568 x 3712
4K Video Yes
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Width (inches) 5-1/4
Height (inches) 3
Depth (inches) 2-7/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 14.3
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Recording Features
Play, Print and Edit Features
Battery Information
Included Lens
Included Accessories

Recording Features

Overview: The Z30 is part of Nikon's Z Series of mirrorless digital cameras, and has a DX-format (APS-C-sized) image sensor. This compact, lightweight camera is ideal for content creators, vloggers, and live streamers. The Z30 can produce stunning 20.9-megapixel still images and broadcast quality 4K video. The camera has the Nikon Z mount, and is compatible with the increasing number of Z-mount NIKKOR lenses. This Z30 Creator's Kit includes the Z30 camera body, with a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack and USB cable, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens, the ML-L7 Bluetooth Remote Control, RØDE VideoMicro™ Microphone II, and the SmallRig Tripod Grip.

Image Sensor: The Z30 is equipped with a DX-format, 23.5 x 15.7mm CMOS image sensor with 20.9 million effective pixels (and 21.51 million total pixels). The Nikon DX format sensor has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, and allows photographers to take advantage of the familiar perspective characteristics of 35mm film photography. You can choose to shoot in the DX format (24 x 16), or switch to 1:1 (16 x 16), or 16.9 (24 x 14).

Still Image Size/Quality: The Z30 records still images in JPEG and NEF* (RAW) formats, or in both formats simultaneously -- NEF (RAW) + JPEG. JPEG images can set to fine (1:4 compression), normal (1:8), or basic (1:16) image quality. RAW can be in either 12-bit or 14-bit. Depending upon the selected format (image area), you can choose from the following image sizes:

Format (Image Area) Large Medium Small
DX (24 x 16) 5568 x 3712 4176 x 2784 2784 x 1856
1:1 (16 x 16) 3712 x 3712 2784 x 2784 1856 x 1856
16:9 (24 x 14) 5568 x 3128 4176 x 2344 2784 x 1560
Photos taken during movie recording
4K 3840 x 2160
HD 1920 x 1080

* RAW data from the image sensor is saved directly to the memory card in Nikon Electronic Format (NEF). You can process RAW images to JPEG files in the camera, or on your computer using the downloadable NX Studio software.

Movies: The camera can record movies in MOV format with MPEG-4/H.264 advanced video coding and Linear PCM audio or MP4 with AAC audio. Audio is recorded using the built-in stereo microphone, or an external stereo microphone (connected via the provided 3.5mm mic jack). Video quality can be set to High Quality or Normal. The available movie options include:

Option Frame Rate Maximum Bit Rate
(High Quality/Normal)
Maximum Length
3840 x 2160
30p, 25p, 24p 144 (HQ only) 125 min
Full HD
1920 x 1080
120p, 100p 144 (HQ only)
60p, 50p 56/28 Mbps
30p, 25p, 24p 28/14 Mbps
1920 x 1080
30p x 4 (120p)
25p x 4 (100p)
36 (HQ only) 3 min
24p x 5 (120p) 29 (HQ only)

Recording Media: The Z30 has a single memory card slot that can accommodate SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including UHS-I-compliant SDHC and SDXC cards. Cards with a UHS Speed Class 3 or better are recommended for movie recording and playback. No memory cards are supplied with the camera.

Touch-sensitive LCD Monitor: The Nikon Z30 features 3.0-inch, 1,040,000-dot vari-angle TFT LCD monitor with a 170° wide viewing angle and 100% frame coverage. The monitor swings outward and rotates 270° for low- or high-angle shooting, and can face the front of the camera for self-portraits or hosting your video blogs. The monitor has an 11-level adjustable brightness control. The touch screen can be used to position the focus point during live view, measure a value for preset manual white balance, and for typing. During playback you can swipe to view images, zoom in or out of images, view thumbnails, and view movies.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: The Z30 has built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac, 2.4 and 5 GHz) and Bluetooth (4.2), allowing you to wirelessly connect the camera to computers, smartphones, or tablets running the SnapBridge app. On the app, you can download pictures from the camera, or control the camera for taking pictures remotely. SnapBridge is compatible with iOS (13.0 or later) and Android (5.0 and up) devices.

Vibration Reduction: The Nikon Z30 lets you enable or disable Vibration Reduction (VR) built into a compatible lens. Vibration Reduction reduces blur caused by camera shake, allowing shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower than would otherwise be allowed, and increasing the range of available shutter speeds. Electronic VR can be enabled while shooting videos, except in 1920 x 1080 120p/100p or slow motion.

i Menu: The camera has an i button that opens a menu of frequently-used settings in the current shooting mode. There are separate i-menus for Still Image and Movie Modes. Settings that can be stored in the i-menu include: Set Picture Control, White Balance, Frame Size and Rate/Image Quality, Image Size, Flash Mode, Metering, Wi-Fi Connection, Active D-Lighting, Release Mode, Optical VR, Electronic VR, AF-area Mode, and Focus Mode.

209-Point Autofocus System: The Z30 is equipped with a hybrid phase-detection/contrast Autofocus system with AF assist. With 209 focus points, you can select from the following AF-area modes: Pinpoint AF, Single-point AF, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S), Wide-area AF (L), Wide-area (L-people), Wide-area (L-animals), Auto-area AF, Auto-area AF (people), and Auto-area AF (animals). You can choose from Single or Continuous Auto Focusing, or Manual Focusing.

Focus Mode:You can select from the following focus modes:

  • AF-Mode Auto Switch: The camera automatically switches between AF-S for stationary subjects and AF-C for moving subjects.
  • AF-S Single AF: When shooting stationary subjects, press the shutter release halfway and the focus points turn from red to green when the subject is in focus.
  • AF-C Continuous AF: When shooting moving subjects press the shutter release halfway, the camera focuses continuously. If the subject moves, the camera will predict the final distance to the subject and adjust focus as necessary.
  • AF-F Full-time AF: The camera continuously adjust focus in response to subject movement or change in composition.
  • MF Manual Focus: You can focus manually, and you can shoot whether the subject is in focus or not.

Release Modes: The release mode determines how the camera takes photographs. You can choose from the following shooting modes:

  • Single Frame: The camera takes one photograph each time the shutter-release button is pressed
  • Continuous L: While the shutter-release button is held down, the camera records 1 to 4 frames per second, as selected in the menu.
  • Continuous H: While the shutter-release button is held down, the camera records continuously at up to about 5 frames per second.
  • Continuous H (Extended): While the shutter release is held down, the camera records continuously at up to about 11 frames per second.
  • Self-Timer: You can use the self-timer for self-portraits or to reduce blurring caused by camera shake; you can set the self-timer to 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds. You can also take between 1 and 9 photos at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds.

Interval Timer Photography: The Z30 is equipped to take photographs automatically at preset intervals. Before shooting, you can choose from several options, including start time (immediately or a future date/time), interval length (from 1 second to 99:59:59), total number of shots and how many shots taken per interval, and end time. You can also choose to enable or disable Exposure Smoothing, and to enable or disable Silent Photography.

Time-lapse Movie: Like Interval Timer Shooting, you can set the camera to take a series of photos at selected intervals to create a silent time-lapse movie.

Exposure Modes: The Exposure Modes determine how the camera sets shutter speed and aperture when adjusting exposure. You can choose from the following Exposure Modes using the top-mounted Mode Dial:

  • Auto: A "point-and-shoot" mode in which the camera sets exposure and hue.
  • Programmed Auto (P): The camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure according to a built-in program; recommended for snapshots and other situations in which there is little time to adjust camera settings.
  • Shutter-Priority Auto (S): The user chooses the shutter speed while camera sets aperture for best results; use to freeze or blur motion. The shutter speed can be set from 30 to 1/4000 seconds.
  • Aperture-Priority Auto (A): The user chooses the aperture while camera sets shutter speed for best results; use to blur background for portraits or bring both foreground and background into focus for landscape shots.
  • Manual (M): The user controls both shutter the speed and aperture for complete control over exposure. In Manual mode, you can also shoot Long Time-exposures (see below).
  • User Settings (U1/U2/U3): You can assign frequently-used settings to these positions for quick recall.

Long Time-Exposures: When the M (manual) exposure mode is selected, you can choose between two Long Time-Exposure modes: Bulb and Time. During Bulb shooting, the shutter will remain open while the shutter-release button is held down. Bulb shooting is used for long time-exposure photographs of moving lights, the stars, night scenery, or fireworks. Time exposures start when the shutter-release button is pressed on the camera or remote control. The shutter remains open until the button is pressed a second time. When shooting long time-exposures, use of a tripod and the ML-L7 remote control are highly recommended to prevent blur.

Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV. Exposure compensation is available in P, S, A, and M modes.

Metering: The Z30 utilizes through-the-lens (TTL) metering using the camera's image sensor. You can choose one of the following metering methods:

  • Matrix Metering: The camera meters a wide area of the frame and sets exposure according to tone distribution, color, distance, and composition for natural results.
  • Center-weighted: The camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight (75%) to the 8mm area in the center of the frame. The weighting can also be based on the average of the entire frame. The size of the center-weighted area can be adjusted, if desired.
  • Spot: The camera meters inside a 3.5mm diameter circle (approximately 2.5% of frame). The circle is centered on the selected focus area, or on selected focus points.
  • Highlight-weighted: The camera assigns the greatest weight to highlights to reduce loss of detail in highlights.

Multiple Exposure: This feature records a series of two to ten NEF (RAW) exposures in a single photograph. Multiple exposures can be recorded at any image quality setting, and produce results with colors noticeably better than photographs combined in an imaging application because they make use of RAW data from the camera image sensor.

White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. You can choose one of the following white balance options: Auto (3 options), Natural Light Auto, Direct Sunlight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent (3 options), and Flash. You can also choose a color temperature from a list of values (2500K-10000K), or manually set the white balance using the subject, light source, or existing photograph in the memory card as reference. The White Balance Fine Tuning feature allows you to compensate for variations in the color of the light source or to introduce a deliberate color cast into an image by adjusting the amber, blue, green and magenta color settings.

Bracketing: Bracketing automatically varies exposure, flash level, Active D-Lighting (ADL), or white balance slightly with each shot, "bracketing" the current value. You can set the increment to 1/3, 2/3, 1, or 1.3 EV, and the number of shots to 2, 3, 5, 7, or 9. In exposure, flash level, and ADL bracketing, multiple shots are required to complete the "bracket" as the camera will vary the settings with each shot. With white balance bracketing, the camera creates multiple copies of each photograph, each with a different white balance. Bracketing can be combined with continuous shooting or the self timer modes.

ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. You can set the ISO Sensitivity to Auto or Manual. You can manually select settings of ISO 100 to ISO 51200 in steps of 1/3 EV. For special occasions, expanded settings of approximately 1 EV above (102400 equivalent) or 2 EV above (204,800 equivalent).

Picture Controls: The camera offers nine preset Nikon Picture Controls. You can choose a Picture Control according to the subject or type of scene:

  • Auto: The camera automatically adjusts hues and tones based on the Standard Picture Control. Complexions of portrait subjects are softer, and foliage and sky colors are more vivid than Standard.
  • Standard: Standard processing for balanced results; recommended for most situations.
  • Neutral: Minimal processing for natural results; recommended for photographs that will later be extensively processed or retouched.
  • Vivid: Pictures are enhanced for a vivid, photo-print effect; recommended for photos that emphasize primary colors.
  • Monochrome: Takes monochrome photographs.
  • Portrait: Process portraits for skin with natural texture and a rounded feel.
  • Landscape: Produces vibrant landscapes and cityscapes.
  • Flat: Details are preserved over a wide tone range; good for photos that will be retouched or processed later.
  • Creative Picture Controls: You can choose from the following: Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, and Carbon.

Color Space: The color space determines the gamut of colors available for color reproduction. You can select either sRGB for photos that will be printed or used "as is" with no further modification, or Adobe RGB for images that will be extensively processed or retouched after leaving the camera.

Active D-Lighting: Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast. Active D-Lighting offers the following application strength levels: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, and Off.

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS): The Z30 does not have a built-in flash. Optional flash units can be attached to the camera's accessory shoe. The camera supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System when used with CLS-compatible flash units, such as the SB-R200, SB-300, SB-400, SB-500, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910, and the flagship SB-5000. The following flash modes are supported: Front-curtain sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow rear-curtain sync, Slow sync, and Off.

Flash Control: The camera supports the following Flash Control modes: TTL, Auto external flash, Distance-priority manual, Manual, and Repeating Flash.

Flash Compensation: Flash compensation is used to alter flash output from -3 EV to +1EV in increments of 1/3 EV to change the brightness of the main subject relative to the background. Flash output can be increased to make the main subject appear brighter or reduced to prevent unwanted highlights or reflections.

FV Lock: This feature is used to lock the flash output, allowing photographs to be recomposed without changing the flash level and ensuring that the flash output is appropriate to the subject even when the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame. The Flash output is adjusted automatically for any changes in ISO sensitivity and aperture.


HDMI: The camera features a micro-HDMI (Type D) output for connecting the camera to an HDTV or other high-definition video device via an optional HDMI cable.

USB: The Z30 has a USB-C connector. This USB 3.0 SuperSpeed-compatible USB port can be used for downloading photos to your computer or connecting the camera to a printer. A USB-C to USB-A cable is included.

Microphone: The camera has a 3.5mm input for an external microphone, such as the optional Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone. The sensitivity of a connected external microphone can be set in the menu.

Play, Print and Edit Features

Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while Auto Image Rotation is set to "On" contain information on camera orientation, and allow the images to be rotated automatically during playback.

Playback Menu: The playback menu contains the following options:

  • Delete: allows you to delete the current image or all the images in the selected folder or folders
  • Playback Folder: allows you to play back the images in the current folder, all folders created with the Z30, or all folders on the memory card
  • Display Options: choose from a list of options including focus point, exposure info, highlights, RGB histogram, shooting data, overview, or none.
  • Picture Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken.
  • Rotate Tall: portrait photos are displayed in tall orientation during playback
  • Slide Show: allows you to play back images one after the other in a slide-show fashion. You can select the type of images to display, and how long each photo will be displayed, and if audio will be played.
  • Rating: You can rate pictures from zero to five stars, or mark them for later deletion.

Full-Frame Playback: During Full-Frame playback, you can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.

Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view four (2x2), nine (3x3), or 72 (9 x 8) images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.

Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 21x for large images, up to 16x for medium images, and up to 10x for small images. Once the image is enlarged, you can move it around on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.

Retouch Menu: The Retouch Menu allows you to create trimmed, resized or retouched copies of the photographs you have taken on the memory card. The Retouch Menu gives you the following editing options: RAW processing, Trim, Resize, D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Straighten, Distortion control, Perspective control, Monochrome, Overlay Pictures, and Trim video.

Image Comment: The camera allows you to input up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text and save it to a recorded image. The comment can be viewed in NX Studio software as metadata.

Battery Information

Battery: The Z30 is powered by the EN-EL25 Lithium-ion battery (7.6V, 1120mAh, 8.5Wh). The battery charges in the camera when it is connected to a computer or a third-party USB power adapter. A fully-exhausted battery will completely charge in about 7 hours and 40 minutes via USB with an input of 5V/500mA.With a fully charged battery, the expected battery life is 330 shots or 75 minutes for movies.


Downloadable Software: No software is included with the Z30. You can download a number of software programs available from Nikon, most of them free. The software is compatible with Windows 11, 10, and 8.1, as well as macOS Mojave (10.14), Catalina (10.15), Big Sur (11), and Monterey (12). Available Nikon software includes:

  • NX Tether: Use this software when the camera is tethered to a computer. Exposure, white balance, and other camera settings can be adjusted remotely using controls in the computer display.
  • NX Studio: This software lets you view and edit photos shot with Nikon digital cameras. With the software, you can fine-tune the photos shot in RAW format, or convert them to JPEG or TIFF. It can also be used with JPEG images to edit tone curves and enhance brightness and contrast.
  • Wireless Transmitter Utility: Wireless Transmitter Utility software lets you make adjustments to the network settings for the Z30 camera.
  • Webcam Utility: Use this software when you connect the camera to a computer with a USB cable and use the camera as a webcam.

Mobile Apps: The following apps are available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets:

  • SnapBridge: The app lets you adjust camera settings and take photos remotely. You can download photos and videos from the camera to your smart device via a wireless (Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) connection. Requires iOS 13 or later and Android 5.0 and up.
  • NX Mobile Air: The app lets you tether a Nikon camera to a smartphone or tablet for FTP uploads over a 4G or 5G cellular connection. Requires iOS 14 or later and Android 9.0 and up.
Included Lens

Overview: This Nikon Z30 kit includes the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR zoom lens. When attached to the Z30, the lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-75mm. The lens features 11 CPU contacts on the lens mount to transfer data to and from the camera. With the available FTZ II mount adapter, you can use F-mount NIKKOR lenses on the Z30.

Vibration Reduction: The lens features on-board Vibration Reduction (VR), which can be enabled or disabled using the camera's controls. Vibration Reduction reduces blur caused by camera shake, allowing shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower than would otherwise be the case, and increasing the range of shutter speeds available.

Control Ring: The lens has a smooth operating Control Ring with numerous functions, depending upon the setting of the Focus Mode switch. In Autofocus mode, you can rotate the ring to adjust a setting such as Focus (M/A) or Aperture assigned using the camera. If the switch is set to M (manual), the Control Ring rotates to adjust focus.

Nikon Technologies: The included NIKKOR Z DX lens is equipped with the following Nikon technologies:

  • Stepping Motor (STM): NIKKOR Z lenses incorporate a stepping motor to give you fast and accurate auto focusing. The drive system is whisper quiet, making the lens ideal for recording movies.
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm: The lens has an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel which provides accurate aperture blade control during auto exposure.
  • IF Lens: NIKKOR IF lenses focus by shifting only the internal lens elements. Internal Focusing lenses do not change in size during AF operation, and are typically more compact, lightweight, and capable of closer focusing distances.
  • Aspherical Lens Elements (AS): Aspherical lenses are used to reduce aberrations, and enable a more compact lens size.
  • Extra-low Dispersion Elements (ED): The lens features Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens elements, developed by Nikon to correct chromatic aberrations.
  • Super Integrated Coating (SIC): The lens features a multi-layered coating of the optical elements.


Focal Length 16-50mm
Type of Mount Nikon Z mount
Focal Length Scale (mm) 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm
Filter Diameter 46mm
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.2x
Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups
(including 1 ED lens element and 4 aspherical elements)
Closest Focus Distance 16mm: 0.82' (9.84")
24mm: 0.66' (7.92")
35mm: 0.76' (9.12")
50mm: 0.99' (11.88")
Focusing Method Internal Focusing System
Diaphragm Rounded 7-blade
Aperture Range 16mm: f/3.5 - f/22
50mm: f/6.3 - f/40
Angle of View 83° - 31°30' (DX image area)
Dimensions Diameter 2.762" Length 1.498" (2.143" w/lens caps)
Weight 4.8 ounces
Included Accessories

Creator's Kit Accessories: This Nikon Z30 Creator's Kit includes the following accessories that can enhance your web streaming, vlogging, and web conferencing activities:

  • RØDE VideoMicro™ II: The new RØDE VideoMicro II is a compact on-camera microphone that is ideal for filmmaking and vlogging. It mounts to the camera's accessory shoe, and plugs into the camera's 3.5mm microphone input with the included dual mono cable. The mic requires no batteries -- it receives it power from the camera's mic input (plug-in power). Included with the VideoMicro II is the innovative HELIX™ mount, which provides superior isolation from handling noise, and foam and furry wind shields to prevent wind noise when recording outdoors.
  • Specifications:
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
    • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
    • Signal-to-Noise: 79dB
    • Dynamic Range: 95dB
    • Max SPL: 110dB SPL
  • Nikon ML-L7 Remote: The Nikon ML-L7 remote control uses Bluetooth (version 4.1) instead of infrared to connect with the camera. It has a range of approximately 33 feet. The remote is powered by the supplied CR2032 Lithium coin cell battery. The battery life is approximately one year. The ML-L7 has the following buttons: Zoom, Movie Record, Shutter Release, Multi-Selector, Function (Fn1, Fn2), and Power.
  • SmallRig Tripod Grip: The SmallRig Tripod Grip 3070 is designed to support the Nikon ML-L7 Bluetooth Remote Control. You can use it as a grip for selfies or shooting your personal vlog, or open the legs to use is as a tripod. The Tripod Grip has a 1-3/16" x 3-1/4" compartment specifically for the ML-L7 to give you fingertip control of the camera while you shoot. The remote is held in place by a magnet embedded in the compartment. The head pans 360° and tilts 180°. A compartment is provided in the handle to store a spare SD memory card.


  • ML-L7 Remote: Width 1.375", Height 3.125", Depth 0.3125"; Weight: 0.6 ounces
  • Video Microphone: Diameter 0.87", Length 3.15"; Weight 0.85 ounces (1.38 ounces with isolation mount)
  • Tripod Grip:
    • Closed: Width 1.58", Depth 1.321", Length 6.665"
    • Open: Width 5.5", Height 5.125", Depth 5.875"
    • Weight: 4.55 ounces

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