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Gear Nikon’s Z30: An Affordable Camera for Auto and Moto Content CreatorsFuture vloggers, streamers, and creators who want to upgrade from their smartphones will gain access to a slew of easy-to-use functions for just over $700.

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The Nikon Z30 has its target users in mind: vloggers, streamers, and content creators. So if you’re in the market to upgrade your pics and vids from a smartphone or action cam, this portable unit is worth considering.

The lightweight (350 grams or .77 pounds) APS-C mirrorless camera is a user-friendly option that removes the guesswork. For example, you can easily set it up to blur backgrounds for streams and video interviews or product review videos; there’s quality auto-focus to capture 20.9 MP photos and 4K video; and there’s an incredibly useful tool that keeps focusing on a subject in frame by tracking the subject’s eyes. 

The LED touchscreen folds out to serve as a reference monitor when you’re shooting solo. And if you don’t have a fancy lighting setup, the Z30’s low-light capabilities ensure you won’t look like you’re filming with the lens cap on.

As for cost, it’s priced to move. The Z30 body will cost $709.95. But you can snag one or two lenses for $850 and $1,100, respectively (photos below).

Here are more highlights from the Z30: 

  • 20.9 megapixels 
  • 4K UHD video at 30p; 1080 Full HD up to 120p
  • Full HD live streaming 
  • 125 minutes of continuous recording time
  • Articulating touchscreen LED
  • Smart connectivity (control it and view media on your smartphone)
  • Built-in stereo mic (you can add an external mic as well)
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Eye-and-face tracking autofocus; auto repositioning when you want to do a close-up (if you’re showing off a riding boot or helmet, for example)
  • A folding LCD screen for selfie vids/testimonials
  • Self-timer for photos

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