Nokia is marketing its new mirrorless APS-C camera Z30 especially for vlogging applications. Compared to the Z 50, you have to do without a viewfinder with the Z 30, but you get the same 20.9 megapixel sensor that supports 4K recordings at 24-30 fps (max. 35 minutes).
In FullHD, a maximum of 120 fps with up to 125 minutes of continuous recording time should be possible. Recording is done in MOV/MP4 with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC. In addition to two internal microphones, an external microphone can also be connected via mini-jack for audio recording. However, there is no headphone output.
The camera can also be supplied with live power via the USB-C connection. It can also be used to charge the internal battery. However, use as a webcam does not seem to be intended as an application for the Z 30.
The 3-inch touch display with around 1 million pixels can be swivelled and rotated. The HDMI output is designed as a micro-connector, and there is Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n for wireless connectivity.
As an interchangeable lens camera, the Nikon Z 30 is compatible with all Nikkor Z lenses. In addition, the numerous available DSLR F-mount lenses can also be used via an FTZ II bayonet adapter (not included).
Only with the Z-mount lenses, however, should the new hybrid autofocus including face, eye and animal detection also work quickly and smoothly.
The Z 30 is quite compact (12.8 x 7.35 x 5.95 cm) without the viewfinder of the Z50. It weighs just under 400 grams including battery and memory card.
The body will be available in stores from mid-July for 799 euros. Kits are also available:
Z 30 + Z DX 16-50mm VR for 959 euros.
Z 30 + Z DX 16-50 mm VR + Z DX 50-250 mm VR for 1,219 euros.
In addition, a special Vlogging Kit (Z 30 + Z DX 16-50mm VR + SmallRig tripod grip incl. remote control ML-L7 + SmallRig windscreen) will go on sale for 999 euros.