Sony ZV-1 Compact Vlogger Camera

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The Sony ZV-1 Vlogger Camera is a 20.1 megapixel premium compact camera specifically designed for vloggers and content creators. It features a 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor (as found in the acclaimed Sony RX100 IV) and super-fast AF for high quality images and 4K video. The 24-70mm zoom lens is perfect for both portraits and wide-angle shooting and the adavanced Image stabilisation helps to keep your photos and videos blur free. It has an ergonomic, comfortable grip plus a 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen along with a recording lamp which makes selfie-shooting very easy.

The ZV-1 includes a built-in 3-directional capsule mic with attachable wind shield for clear professional quality sound recording. Also featured on this camera is sony's real-time Eye AF technology which locks on and tracks people's eyes, even when shooting 4K movies. Soft skin, natural skin tones and optimised brightness for faces effects are included and there is bokeh switch so you can easily get that lovely blurred background. There is a multi Interface Shoe for an external mic and 3.5mm jack if additional microphones need to be added. The optional Sony GP-VPT2BT Grip offers outstanding comfort & stability as well as bluetooth connectivity and is perfect for vlogging. We love this camera because it provides great quality stills, HD movies and sound a must for any Vlogger.

Vari-angle LCD screen, for selfie shooting
The flip-out LCD screen lets you check your framing for vlogs and selfies without the view being restricted by accessories like microphones. The touch panel control makes intuitive adjustment of focus, shutter and other settings simple, even during selfie shooting.

Intuitive touch operation
The ZV-1’s touch screen makes selection of focus and tracking points, as well as other settings simple, even with the display flipped for selfies and vlogging—no more fumbling behind the camera for dials and navigation sticks.

Directional 3-capsule mic and a bundled wind screen
Record your voice clearly, even in a crowd, with the built-in three capsule microphone. The unique design and structure uses spatial filtering to capture clear audio in front of the camera with fewer distracting ambient sounds. The included wind screen can also be attached to shoot outdoors, even in windy conditions, with confidence.

Optimised for easy selfies
The ZV-1 is designed for quick and easy vlogging, with an ergonomic grip for stable selfie shooting, and a bright recording lamp so you’ll never forget to hit record again.

Compatible with all-in-one Bluetooth® grips
The ZV-1 is compatible with our range of shooting grips, including the GP-VPT2BT with Bluetooth® wireless technology, for easy remote control of recording, zoom and even assignable custom controls, without cables. The ideal accessory for vlogging, our grips offer stable and flexible shooting, and also expand into a mini tripod for compact, handsfree capture anywhere.

High image quality with 1.0-type Exmor RSTM CMOS sensor
Despite its pocket-friendly design, the ZV-1 is equipped with a large 1.0-type Exmor RSTM CMOS sensor, for high quality images even in dim or challenging lighting conditions. In addition, the large sensor delivers professional-looking images, with a blurred background bokeh, along with high-speed data readout for stunning 4K and super slow motion video capture.

Zeiss lens and 20.1MP still image capture
Capture high-quality still images thanks to the 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor and ZEISS® 24-70mm lens. The large sensor and wide F1.8-2.8 aperture lens, along with the latest-generation BIONZ X™ processor, deliver professional-quality images—with exceptional performance even in low light, and stunning background bokeh for portraits.

Shoot 4K video like a pro
Capture all the beauty and detail of the world—and yourself—with 4K (QFHD 3840 x 2160) video recording. Thanks to its high-speed sensor LSI, the ZV-1 uses a full-pixel readout, resampling around 1.7x the number of pixels required for 4K, to condense astonishing detail into each and every frame.

Powerful image stabilisation
Even while walking with the camera, you can get smooth, highly stable imagery thanks to the SteadyShot™ joint optical and electronic stabilisation system. It's specifically designed for handheld shots and vlogging with a shooting grip so you’ll enjoy the confidence of blur- and shake-free shots. Instead of holding still, you can concentrate fully on your presentation and framing.

New software update makes it easy to use the ZV-1 camera as a high-quality video and audio camera
Connecting your ZV-1 with UVC/UAC over a USB cable to a PC allows you to conduct livestreaming/online communication with high video and audio quality.
Connect your ZV-1 to a Sony’s Xperia smartphone for on-the-go livestreaming with high video and audio quality.

Live Streaming with the ZV-1 and Imaging Edge Webcam
The Imaging Edge Webcam application makes it easy to use your Sony camera as a high-quality webcam, with wide compatibility, for impressive live streaming and conferencing. click here for details

Beautiful defocused background bokeh
Capture expressive selfies with the professional look of a soft-focus background. The unique Bokeh Switch (C1 button) bypasses all the complexity of exposure balancing and depth-of-field control, and replaces it with a single button. Simply press to switch between having everything in focus, or blurring the background to expertly feature your subject.

Beautiful and natural skin tones for everyone
Sony’s enhanced colour science ensures lively, natural imagery and is especially strong across the diverse range of skin tones. It is available for both movie and still image capture, and is supported with a Soft Skin option to smooth blemishes.

Built in ND filters for precise exposure control
A built-in neutral-density filter ensures your exposure is always optimal, without throwing out any of the creative intentions in your shutter angle or F-stop. A staple in all professional video environments, the adjustable ND filter lets you capture blurred motion and expressive bokeh, where it would otherwise be impossible, such as in daylight conditions up to EV19.

The ZV-1 features an interval shooting mode ideal for creating cinematic time-lapse movies with the aid of our Imaging EdgeTM Desktop PC software. The adjustable shooting interval (from 1–60 seconds) and full manual camera control allows spectacular shots of flowing clouds, streaming headlights and more, across up to 9,999 shots. Add a mobile battery, thanks to the convenient USB power input, and you can capture scenes worry-free for hours at a time.

Dynamic super slow motion
Capture moments from the decisive to the everyday in epic super slow motion to easily add drama and magic to your videos. With recording frame rates as high as 960fps, almost any moment can be captured, while adjustable playback rates let you slow down the action anywhere from 4x to 40x.

Create artistic imagery with Creative Style and Picture Effect
With Creative Style and Picture Effect settings, the ZV-1 offers a wide range of looks to add interest and individuality to your video. Creative Style let you adjust image parameters like contrast and colour, while Picture Effect adds amazing new character to your images, including a chic monochrome and a charming miniature effect, among others.

Key features:
- 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor
- 24-70mm zoom lens
- 20.1 megapixels
- Professional sound quality
- 3 directional capsule mic and wind shield
- Horizontal flip touch screen
- Natural skin tone and Soft Skin Effect
- 0.03-sec fast AF
- 4K HDR (HLG) video recording
- Real-time Eye AF
- Multi Interface Shoe for external mic and microphone jack
- Optical and electronic Image stabilisation


4K Video Recording Yes
MegaPixel (Effective Resolution) 20.1 mgapixels
Battery NP-BX1
Touchscreen Yes
Wi-Fi connectivity Yes
Vari-angle monitor Yes
Model ZV-1
Optical Zoom Banding 0 - 10
Megapixel Banding 20 - 30
Optical Zoom 2.7x
Lens Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equiv) for Digital Compact Cameras/Lenses 24-70mm
Storage for Digital Compacts SDXC, SD Card, SDHC
Supplied Card None
Monitor Size 3.0"
Optical Viewfinder No
Built-in Flash No
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) No
Image Sensor 1.0-type
Dimensions (WxHxD) 105.4 x 60.0 x 44.0mm
Weight (g) 294g