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Nikon Z 30 Video Recording Limits

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The Nikon Z 30 has a maximum video recording time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, but only for some formats. That limit is also dependent upon multiple factors like camera settings, media storage size, camera power, and internal camera temperature. See details and notes below for more information.


Maximum continuous video recording times for the Nikon Z 30
Format Limit

1If the recording time reaches 124 minutes, 59 seconds, recording may stop automatically.

2If the recording time reaches 2 minutes, 59 seconds, recording will stop automatically.

Normal Frame Rates (60 fps or less) 2 hours, 5 minutes1
High Frame Rates (120 or 100 fps) 3 minutes2


  • If you use a memory card that has a capacity over 32GB, you can record up to the maximum length with one video recording. For memory cards 32GB or less, you can record up to the maximum length, but the video may be divided between up to 8 files. Each divided file may be up to 4GB in size. The number of files and the length of each file vary with the options selected for frame size, frame rate, and video quality.
  • An increase of the camera’s internal temperature may cause recording to stop before the maximum recording time is reached.


  1. Nikon Z 30 Reference Guide (English) - pages 172-174
  2. Nikon Z 30 Product Page (