Sony Digital Vlog Camera ZV-1
Vlogging is one of the biggest trends of current times. Almost everyone desires to create and share their videos online with friends and followers. While there are all sorts of cameras available in the market, finding a dedicated digital vlog camera is still a challenge for many.
This is especially the case when you want a vlog camera that can record in high quality and has a series of advanced features. This is where Sony has launched its new digital camera to fill up the gap.
Sony Digital Vlog Camera ZV-1
Sony has launched the ZV-1, an all-in-one digital vlog camera. It allows you to create content with its intuitive selfie-friendly multi-angle LCD screen. It features a recording lamp, a body grip, and a unique directional 3-cpsule mic having a windscreen. There are many features that make the ZV-1 a desirable digital camera for every serious vlogger.
Explore the key features of the Sony ZV-1 that make it special.
Vari-Angle LCD Screen
Selfie-videos are an integral part of vlogs. The ZV-1 features a flip-out LCD screen ensures picture-perfect recording without any restrictions from accessories such as microphones.
The camera allows you to capture easy and quick vlog videos. The ergonomically designed grip plays a big role in enabling stable selfie shots.
High-Quality Image Capture
Picture quality is at the core of any vlogging project’s success. This camera comes equipped with 1.0-type Exmor RSTM CMOS sensor that is massive for its size and design.
- Captures high quality pictures even in low or difficult lighting
- Produces professional-like picture quality
- Produces pictures with blurred background bokeh
- High-speed data readout to produce 4K picture
- Extremely slow motion video capture
Sony ZV-1 comes with Product Showcase Setting which allows you to create stunning reviews, just one push of a button. This feature is perfect for product reviews in video.
It widens the angle of view and switches the focus to the object instantly, so you don’t need to wait for the focus to shift, or place your hand behind the product to shift the focus to it.
Stunning Defocused background Bokeh
Creating background bokeh effect has always been a challenge for vloggers. Sony has simplified the task by providing a special Bokeh Switch. There is no need to go through the complex processes of balancing exposure and depth of field control.
Just press a button and determine whether the background should be blurred with a professional touch or put everything into focus.
Advanced Audio Recording
Noise-free audio recording has been another major challenge for vloggers. The ZV-1 is equipped with a multi-directional 3-capsule mic and a wind screen. There are many benefits of this feature:
- Records voice with high clarity in outdoor conditions
- Employs spatial filtering to prevent ambient sounds that may otherwise cause distraction
- Clip-on wind screen makes outdoor shooting more effective
Quick Focus Shift
The advanced focal plane, phase-detection AF sensor allows quick and precise focusing. The Fast Hybrid AF and the use of 315 phase-detecting focus points to switch instantly between subjects.
This camera makes it a breeze to take selfies and switch the focus between your face and the background. And the focus is quite accurate and sharp.
Enhanced Color Science for Natural Skin Tones
The enhanced color science from Sony produces natural and vivid imagery. The result is elegant and natural skin tones. This feature is active on both video recording and photo capture. The ‘soft skin’ feature allows you to smoothen any blemishes just like a professional.
Smart Auto-Exposure Algorithm
Have you ever had to record videos in different lighting conditions? As you transition from one lighting condition to another, exposure has always been a challenge. Sony ZV-1’s smart Auto-Exposure algorithm addresses this challenge.
This tech ensures that there is quick exposure adjustment under changing lighting conditions, for example from sunlight to shadow areas. Besides, this feature focuses on the faces and ensures that they are not invisible, even in the worst of lighting conditions.
Dynamic Super Slow Motion Recording
You can easily add super slow motion effects to your recordings to create a more dramatic effect.
- Record videos at a maximum of 960 fps
- Capture any moment
- Adjustable playback rates let you get slow motion from 4x to 40x
Advanced Image Stabilization
Vlogging takes you places and you have to record videos on different types of terrains. You may have to record videos while walking, riding, driving, or while engaging in some other forms of activities such as trekking. The Sony SteadyShot feature ensures that you will always capture stable and smooth videos.
It ensures shake-free and blur-free shots. This also you to focus solely on framing and recording and not worry about holding still.
High-Quality Photo Capturing
When it comes to capturing photos, the ZV-1 can shoot pictures at 20.1 megapixels. The powerful combination of ZEISS 24-70mm 20 lens and 1.0-type Exmore RS CMOS sensor allow you to capture extremely high quality still photos. It produces professional-quality pictures due to the above-mentioned and following features:
- Much wider F1.8-2.8 aperture lens
- Large sensor
- Advanced BIONZ X processor
It deliver high performance in all conditions, including low lighting.
Additional Outstanding Features
There are many more features that make the new Sony ZV-1 a must have camera in the kit of all serious vloggers.
- Real-time tracking and focusing
- Time-lapse feature using Imaging Edge Desktop PC software for cinematic presentation of the passage of time
- Creative Style and Picture Effect helps produce artistic imagery
- Add meta tags and upload videos to mobile-friendly platforms
- Advanced touch-based operation for all functions
- Movie Edit add-on to make edits to your vlogs
The ZV-1 allows you to capture 4K video just like a professional. This is made possible because of:
- Advanced sensor LSI
- Full-pixel readout
- Reassemble of 1.7x the pixels for 4K
This Sony vlog camera ZV-1 also supports many movie functions that are available only professional equipment. It has so many features bundled into a single camera, that you will not find any other alternative making more sense. All the functions are available on your fingertips.
The ergonomic grip design makes it the perfect camera to carry along anywhere. All the features mentioned above ensure that you can focus all your energies on recording videos and shooting pictures instead of on other things. No matter where you are and what lighting conditions you have, the ZV-1 can adjust and adapt to ensure high-quality picture recording.