Nikon has this Thursday announced its Z 30 camera where the company is aiming its newest device squarely at vloggers.
With the smallest and lightest design among the Z-series line of Nikon, the new Z 30 camera offers many vlogger-friendly features, including a tilting touch screen, 4K UHD video, eye and face tracking, a built-in stereo microphone, an external microphone input, and up to 125 minutes of video recording time. continuous video. The device works with a range of different lenses and will also conveniently function as a webcam for live streaming using Nikon’s free Webcam Utility software.
The new Z 30 camera also packs a 20-megapixel APS-C-sized/DX-format cropped image sensor, and if you want to use it like a regular snapper, it can deliver 330 shots per charge via its EN-EL25 battery.
“A real camera with interchangeable lenses is a great leap in the personal evolution of a creator”, said Nikon executive Jay Vannatter in a statement announcing the new camera. “We want to support creators by taking the guesswork out of how to get the best production value, helping them push their creativity further and grow their communities.”
The Nikon Z 30 will hit stores in mid-July. For the camera body, you’ll only have to shell out $710. If you want some glass included, Nikon offers the Z 30 with a Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 lens for $850. An additional lens fit The Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 will give you excellent telephoto range, with the body and two-lens package costing $1,200. Later in the year, Nikon will also offer the Z 30 with the NIkkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 lens for $1,150.
And if you’re diving into vlogging for the first time, Nikon hopes to have another $150 to spare for its Creators Accessory Kit, which includes a SmallRig tripod grip, Nikon ML-L7 Bluetooth remote, and a Rode VideoMicro microphone.