Sony ZV-1 digital camera launched for vloggers, company’s first with side-opening LCD screen

The ZV-1 is available in the US region only at a special introductory price of approximately $749 (roughly 56,600).

| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 21:12 IST
Sony ZV-1
Sony ZV-1 (Sony/YouTube)
Sony ZV-1
Sony ZV-1 (Sony/YouTube)

Since most users have started making videos from home during the lockdown, Sony is using the situation to its advantage by expanding its camera portfolio with the ZV-1. Sony's pocket sized digital camera is aimed at video content creators (or vloggers). “Designed from the ground up for content creators and vloggers, the ZV-1 combines easy-to-use features with uncompromising imaging technology, making this the perfect tool for any content creator at all skill levels,” says Sony.

Sony ZV-1 price and availability

The ZV-1 is available in the US region only at a special introductory price of approximately $749 (roughly 56,600) until June 28. Post that the cost will rise to roughly $799 (roughly 60,000). It will be available in Canada as well at around $999 CAD (roughly 54,700). There is no word as to when this will be coming to India.

Sony ZV-1 specifications and features

Sony's new compact camera weighs 294 grams and is also Sony's first compact camera with a flip-out, tiltable LCD screen. It has a MI (Multi Interface) Shoe as well to attach external microphones without using a mounting bracket. While recording a video in the HD (Active mode), the camera uses both optical and electronic stabilization methods to deliver up to 11 times more stable video. However, while shooting a 4K video using Optical SteadyShot (Active mode), the stabilisation is said to improve 8 times, as per Sony.

The Sony ZV-1 has a 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T large-aperture lens. Besides subject tracking and fast autofocus, it also includes the latest-generation BIONZ X image processor with front-end LSI, both of which work in tandem to deliver images with low noise. Adding to this is the easy switching between two modes of background bokeh while recording a video.

As for the audio, the compact camera has Sony's latest Directional 3-capsule Mic, made specially for selfie mode. It is possible to use the standard 3.5mm mic jack and MI Shoe.

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First Published Date: 27 May, 09:06 IST