Sony ZV-1 Compact Digital Camera for Vlogging
Sony ZV-1 Compact Digital Camera for Vlogging
EAN / UPC : 5013493389571 | Brand : Sony | SKU : ZV1BDI.EU
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Sony's Vlog Camera ZV-1 - designed for vlogging and content creation - provides professional image quality with its 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor.
The vari-angle LCD screen combined with the newly added grip to the body provides safe and solid holding, making selfie-shooting easy. Soft Skin Effect allows for natural skin tones and optimised brightness for faces. A directional 3-capsule mic and wind shield is supplied with this camera for recording high sound quality.
The ZV-1 vlog camera comes with a Product Showcase Setting for perfect product review videos and Bokeh Switch for easy background blur control, and can be used with Sony's Imaging Edge Webcam Software for Livestreaming. Also featuring Sony's innovative Real-time Eye AF technology, the ZV-1 camera locks on and tracks people's eyes, even when shooting 4K movies.
With the vari-angle screen, selfie-shooting is easy on the ZV-1, and you can check the framing while shooting. Because it is side-opening, it doesn't interfere with an external mic attached to the Multi Interface Shoe when shooting selfies. The newly added grip to the body provides safe and solid holding, and for selfies, you can comfortably hold the grip using your thumb. A recording lamp also features on the front face of the body - the lamp glows while recording, providing an at-a-glance indication of movie recording and eliminating the possibility of accidentally failing to record.
Soft Skin Effect is effective on this ZV-1 premium camera, even when movie shooting. The Soft Skin Effect reduces skin wrinkles and marks while preserving the sharpness of eyes and mouths, and can be selected from the four settings OFF / LO / MID / HI according to your desired level of smooth skin effect. In addition, based on wide-ranging investigations of skin tones, hues are reproduced that make the subject look healthy and natural, irrespective of age, gender, or ethnicity. Skin tones are optimised for both movies and stills to deliver ideal subject emphasis when using your vlogging camera for YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms. Finally, an original face priority AE algorithm - capable of rapid AE transitions - detects the face and adjusts the exposure to ensure it is depicted at optimal brightness, even during selfie-shooting scenes with large light-dark changes.
The high sound quality recording technology nurtured on Sony's advanced video camera models is deployed on the Vlog Camera ZV-1. Improved sound gathering performance and noise reduction are realised by 3 mic capsules for clear sound recording at high density. Recorded sound is of high quality - close to the original - with fantastic stereo impression. In addition, a genuine wind screen that greatly reduces wind noise is supplied. Attaching this wind screen to the MI shoe reduces noise in windy outdoor conditions to allow clear recording of the speaker's voice.
By simply pressing the Bokeh Switch (C1), a fully-open or F5.6 can be switched on, so even without a deep knowledge of cameras and video, you can obtain the blurred background effect you desire on this Sony camera. Another simple operation - Product Showcase Setting - enables the focus to shift rapidly from your face to a product. This is assigned by default to the C2 custom button, so the appropriate settings can be recalled and applied with just one touch for convenient creation of product review videos.
Get leading-edge movie AF for vlogging! Developed for the interchangeable-lens camera Alpha series, Real-time Eye AF locks on and tracks subjects with high accuracy and speed. It uses AI-based subject recognition technology to detect eye information in real-time, allowing people’s eyes to be recognised and tracked, even when shooting 4K movies.
|Sensor||Type||CMOS (Exmor RS)|
|Size / Pixels||1.0-type / 20.1|
|*35mm format equivalent|
|Optical image stabiliser||Yes|
|AF||System||Contrast & Phase Detection|
|Coverage (Phase detection)||65%|
|Eye AF||Still||Human (right/left eye select) / Animal|
|Movie||Human (right/left eye select)|
|Continuous shooting||With AF/(AE)||24fps|
|Movie||Resolutions/ Frame rate||4K: 30p/24p|
|Format||XAVC S, AVCHD|
(Super slow motion)
|Resolutions/ Frame rate||FHD: 60p/30p/24p|
|Articulated LCD||Vari-angle, Opening 176 deg. Rotation 270 deg.|
|LCD||45 min./260 shots|
|Size & weight||Dimensions||105.4 x 60.0 x 44.0mm|
|Weight (inc. battery & media)||294g|
Sony Solution for Easy, High-quality Live Streaming and Video Calls
Compatible with 35 Sony Camera Models at Launch
In August 2020 Sony announced the release of a new Desktop application, ‘Imaging Edge™ Webcam’, that allows users to easily transform their Sony digital camera[i] into a high-quality webcam by simply connecting it to a PC[ii] or Mac[iii] via USB[iv], free of cost. ‘Imaging Edge Webcam’ allows users to live stream and video conference in one easy step while also taking full advantage of Sony’s advanced imaging technology, such as industry-leading autofocus, high resolution picture quality and additional unique features of each compatible camera. The new ‘Imaging Edge Webcam’ desktop application is available to download HERE, and you can find full instructions on how to connect HERE.
Following a firmware upgrade certain cameras (starting with the ZV-1) can also connect directly with selected Xperia™ smartphones[iv] for on-the-go livestreaming with high video and audio quality.
"We will continue to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of our customers. Their voice is critical to everything that we do in this industry” said Yann Salmon-Legagneur, Director of Product Marketing, Digital Imaging, Sony Europe. "Given the growing demand for live streaming and video communication, we’re excited to share a new application that give so many loyal Sony’s customers the ability to quickly and easily transform their camera into a highly effective webcam for live streaming, video calls and so much more."
Some cameras, including the ZV-1 (with v2.0 firmware or later), are also support UVC/UAC and capable of being connected directly to certain Sony Experia mobile phones for streaming.
‘Imaging Edge Webcam’ was compatible with 35 Sony camera models when it launched, including: A9 II, A7R IV, A7R III, A7R II, A7R, A7S III, A7S II, A7S, A7 III, A7 II, A6600, A6400, A6100, RX100 VII, RX100 VI, RX0 II, RX0, and ZV-1. For the full current list of compatible models CLICK HERE.
[i] Please refer to the website for a full list of compatible models. Firmware must be updated on cameras to ensure compatibility.
[ii] Windows 10 64bit required.
[iii] macOS 10.13 - 10.15 or macOS 11 required (Excluding Macs with Apple silicon).
[iv] Charges select Sony Camera models while connected via USB. Please refer to the website for a full list of compatible models.
[v] Xperia 1 II or Xperia 5 II required, upgraded to Android 11.
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