Compact body and a video-forward design.
Take a look at Sony’s new ZV-1 camera – a new compact and portable digital camera that offers the photo and video performance that’s perfect for vloggers, or if you’re aspiring to be one. I initially thought the ZV-1 is part of the RX100 series since it bears similarity in design.
Sony says that the ZV-1 is lighter than the RX100 series, and even includes a grip that lets you easily use it when shooting a front-facing selfie or video. There’s also a flip-out screen with an indicator light built into the front so you know it’s recording.
Let’s get to the technical aspects – the Sony ZV-1 features a 20-megapixel imaging sensor. The sensor is the same one found on the RX100 V while it uses the processor of the RX100 VII. The Zeiss lens is also present, along with autofocus and exposure support so you’d always be in focus when shooting your vlog.
The camera can record up to 4K at 30 fps and even at slow motion at up to 960 fps. There’s also HDR and HLG support plus optical or electronic stabilization. It even has background defocus, where you can use it to immediately apply a bokeh effect similar to what smartphones do nowadays.
The Sony ZV-1 will also come with various accessories made for vlogging, which includes a shooting grip with a wireless remote plus a 64GB memory card. There is also an external microphone for improved audio recordings.
Sony hasn’t revealed the price for the ZV-1 but has confirmed it will arrive in the UAE by July 2020.