Let’s be honest. Almost any imaging device is good enough for content creation and vlogging. But that does not stop camera makers like Sony and now Nikon from selling creators and vloggers a camera designed specifically for video content creation, vlogging, and streaming. Nikon’s pitch for content creators is the Nikon Z 30.

Nikon Z 30 Mirrorless Camera

Billed as the lightest Z-series camera yet, the new Nikon Z 30 mirrorless camera boasts a 20.9 APS-C/DX-format CMOS sensor for capturing beautiful, sharp video of up to 4K UHD at 30p and FHD slow-mo at up to 120p.

The sensor also touts super low light performance with video ISO as high as 25600 and 51200 for photos. It further features a 3.0-inch flip-out vari-angle touchscreen display, and a long 125-minute video recording time so you can get it all in one take.

Nikon Z 30 Mirrorless Camera

Other highlights include reliably fast and sharp autofocus, Eye Detection AF, built-in stereo microphones, additional input for exterior mic, records on SD cards, ability to run on an external USB-C power source, always connected to your phone, and REC lamp at the front of the camera so that you know that it is recording.

Perhaps most importantly for vloggers, the Z 30 is super lightweight, tipping the scales at 12.4 oz. or about 350g. And it is compact too, measuring 5.1 inches by 2.9 inches and 2.4 inches (128 x 73.5 x 59.5 mm).

Nikon Z 30 Mirrorless Camera will be available in mid-July 2022 in a variety of kit configurations, including body-only for US$709.95 SRP, with a NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 lens for US$849.95, and as a two-lens kit with the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 lens for US$1,199.95. It is also available with the NIKKOR Z DX 18-140 mm f/3.5-6.3 lens for US$1,149.95. But that will only be available starting in November.

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Additionally, Nikon will be selling a Creators Accessory Kit (pictured below) for US$149.95, which will include a SmallRig Tripod Grip, the Nikon ML-L7 Bluetooth remote control, and the Rode VideoMicro Microphone. That is not it. There is an optional hot shoe-mounted Wind Muff (US$9.95.) for the built-in microphone too.

Nikon Z 30 Mirrorless Camera

Images: Nikon.

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