Sony digital camera ZV-1

Sony digital camera ZV-1

The ZV-1 is designed for content creation with a selfie-friendly vari-angle LCD screen, body grip, and a recording lamp. A directional 3-capsule mic with wind screen picks up your voice clearly with less wind noise; and the Bokeh switch and Product Showcase Setting make videos more interesting with less effort.
Sony digital camera ZV-1

Vari-angle LCD screen, for selfie shooting with confidence

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.

Directional three-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.

Optimized for easy and natural 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, hands-free capture anywhere.

Beautiful and natural skin tones for everyone

Sony's enhanced color 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.

High image quality and easy advanced effects

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 capture1.

Leave the focusing work to the camera with Real-time Tracking

Just turn your face to the camera, and the camera will recognize color, patterns (brightness), subject distance (depth) and face/eye information and automatically snap into precise focus tracking. In addition, when the camera recognizes eyes, faces, or subjects, a frame is displayed on each target so you can make sure that the subject is in focus and shoot without worrying.

Quickly shift focus between subjects

The high-performance focal plane phase-detection AF sensor enables high-speed and high-precision focusing with Fast Hybrid AF. The sensor uses 315 phase-detection focusing points across a full 65% of the screen area to quickly switch between subjects without hunting. When taking a selfie, the camera can switch focus with just a touch from your face to the background and back again, so sharp and accurate focus comes easy.

Beautiful defocused background bokeh, with ease

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.

Make your reviews stand out with Product Showcase Setting

Take your product reviews to a new level of professionalism with the Product Showcase Setting, for fast and precise focus transitions from you to your featured product. The C2 custom button activates Product Showcase Setting by default, deprioritizing your face for focusing and widening the field of view. Simply holding a product up in front of the camera will switch the focus point from your face, so there's no more autofocus frustration and you can efficiently shoot video reviews with ease.

Powerful image stabilization

Even while walking with the camera, you can get smooth, highly stable imagery thanks to the SteadyShot joint optical and electronic stabilization 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.

Smart auto-exposure (AE) transitions, optimized for faces

The kind of erratic, in-the-moment shooting that makes for compelling vlogging also presents a huge challenge for most cameras. The ZV-1's clever AE transition algorithm, however, makes rapid exposure adjustments even as lighting conditions change dramatically, through shadow and sunlight, indoors and out. And by prioritizing faces, it ensures your video subjects always look their best, even when the lighting is far from ideal.

Attach professional accessories with the MI Shoe

Our unique Multi Interface (MI) Shoe offers incredible flexibility to add lights, microphones and much more. Not only does it support standard cold-shoe accessories and flashes, but the interface also allows you to add high-performance audio adaptors such as the ECM-XYST1M stereo microphone, with power available direct from the camera.

Dynamic super slow motion

Capture moments from the decisive to the everyday in epic super slow motion1 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.

Time-lapse adds cinematic expression to the passage of time

The ZV-1 features an interval shooting mode2 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.

High quality 20.1 MP still image capture

Capture high-quality still images thanks to the 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor and ZEISS® 24–70 mm3 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.

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 videos. Creative Style let you adjust image parameters like contrast and color, while Picture Effect adds amazing new character to your images, including a chic monochrome and a charming miniature effect.

Send videos to your smartphone anywhere with Imaging Edge Mobile

You shouldn't need to wait until you're in front of your PC to share your video and stills with the world. Imaging Edge Mobile4, free for Android and iOS devices, lets you remotely view and control your ZV-1, and wirelessly backup and transfer images to your smartphone even with the camera turned off. With Imaging Edge Mobile your images can be shared from anywhere, without needing to suffer the compromised image quality of your phone camera5.

Movie Edit add-on4 trims movies and extends image stabilization

Get your shots social-media ready right in the field with the Movie Edit add-on4. Available free for iOS and Android devices alongside Imaging Edge Mobile, this simple app lets you edit your videos, and crop their aspect ratio to suit a range of social platforms-with automatic reframing of your subject. An enhanced image stabilization tool also further suppresses any shake from your videos, for butter-smooth motion.

Vertical video tagging for easy sharing

The ZV-1 can add meta tags to vertically recorded video6, allowing immediate uploading to mobile-friendly platforms - no PC rotation or cropping required7.

Specifications

Sensor
Sensor Type 1.0"-type (0.52" x 0.35") Exmor RS® CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective) Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
Lens
Lens type ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens, 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspheric elements including AA lens)
F-number (Maximum Aperture) F1.8 (W) – 2.8 (T)
ND Filter Auto/On (3 steps)/Off
Focal length (f=) f = 9.4–25.7 mm
ANGLE OF VIEW (35 MM FORMAT EQUIVALENT) 84 deg.–34 deg. (24–70 mm)11
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens) AF (W: Approx. 0.17 ft (5 cm) to Infinity, T: Approx. 0.99 ft (30 cm) to Infinity)
Optical Zoom 2.7x
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image) 20 M Approx. 5.8x / 10 M Approx. 8.2x / 5.0 M Approx. 11x / VGA Approx. 44x
Clear Image Zoom (Movie) 4K: 4.35x, HD: Approx. 5.8x
Digital Zoom (Still Image) 20 M Approx. 11x/10 M Approx. 16x/5.0 M Approx. 23x/VGA Approx. 44x
Digital Zoom (Movie) Digital Zoom Approx. 11
Screen
Screen Type 7.5 cm (3.0 type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Adjustable Angle Opening angle: approx. 176 deg., Rotation Angle: approx. 270 deg.
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd) -
MS Assist Magnification 5.3x, 10.7x
Touch Panel Yes
Camera
Image Processing Engine Yes (BIONZ X)
STEADYSHOT (STILL IMAGE) Optical
STEADYSHOT (MOVIE) Yes (Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti-Rolling type)
Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus Mode Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide (315 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot, Tracking (Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
OBJECT TRACKING Yes (Tracking)
EYE AF [Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal, [Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select)
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern, Center-Weighted, Spot, Entire Screen Avg, Highlight
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index) Auto (ISO100–12800, selectable with upper/lower limit), 100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendable to ISO64/80), Multi-Frame NR: Auto (ISO100–12800), 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/2560012, 13
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto (ISO125 Level–ISO12800 Level, selectable with upper/lower limit), 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Underwater Auto, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
WB Micro Adjustment Yes (G7 to M7, 57 step) (A7 to B7, 29 step)
Shutter Speed iAuto (4"–1/2,000)/Program Auto (30"–1/2,000)/Manual (Bulb, 30"–1/2,000)/Aperture Priority (30"–1/2,000)/Shutter Priority (30"–1/2,000)14
Electronic Shutter iAuto (4"–1/32,000) / Program Auto (30"–1/32,000) Manual (30"–1/32,000) / Aperture Priority (30"–1/32,000) / Shutter Priority (30"–1/32,000)
Aperture iAuto (F1.8/F11(W)) / Program Auto (F1.8/F11(W)) / Manual (F1.8/F11(W)) / Shutter Priority (F1.8/F11(W)) / Aperture Priority (F1.8/F11(W))
Image Control Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Color Space (sRGB/Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW/RAW & JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)/JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec., high ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off, Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100–25600
Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0–6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Shooting Mode AUTO (Intelligent Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) [body three sets/memory card four sets], Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Movie AUTO (Intelligent Auto), HFR Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels) Continuous Shooting Hi: approx. 24 fps, Continuous Shooting Mid: approx. 10 fps, Continuous Shooting Low: approx. 3.0 fps15, 16, 17
Self-Timer 10 s / 5 s / 2 s / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 s 5 s or 2 s delay selectable/Bracketing shots with 10 s 5 s or 2 s delay selectable
Drive Modes Single, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing18, Single-bracketing18, White-balance bracketing18, DRO bracketing18
INTERVAL REC Yes (1–60 sec. interval, 1-9,999 shots, AE lock/AE tracking (High/Mid/Low))19
Panorama (Shooting) Sweep Panorama
Picture Effect [Still image] Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration, [Movie] Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Black & White, Sepia
Picture Profile off/PP1-PP10 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1–2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1, HLG2, HLG3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Number of Recognized Scenes Still Image: iAuto: 33, Movie: off/PP1–PP10 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1–2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1, HLG2, HLG3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Flash
Flash Mode Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
Flash Type -
AF Illuminator -
Bracketing -
Recording
Compatible Recording Media [XAVC S (100 Mbps)] SDXC/SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or higher); [XAVC S (60 Mbps/50 Mbps)] SDXC/SDHC Memory Card (Class 10 or higher); [AVCHD/Still image] Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro20, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)20, SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), micro SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)20, 21
Recording Format [Still image] JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), [Movie] XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible
Recording Format (Movie Audio) XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator)
Color Space (Still) sRGB, Adobe® RGB
DCF/DPOF DCF/DPOF/EXIF/MPF
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) 3:2 mode: 20 M (5,472 x 3,648)/10 M (3,888 x 2,592)/5 M (2,736 x 1,824), 4:3 mode: 18 M (4,864 x 3,648)/10 M (3,648 x 2,736)/5 M (2,592 x 1,944)/VGA, 16:9 mode: 17 M (5,472 x 3,080)/7.5 M (3,648 x 2,056)/4.2 M (2,720 x 1,528), 1:1 mode: 13 M (3,648 x 3,648)/6.5 M (2,544 x 2,544)/3.7 M (1,920 x 1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (12,416 x 1,856/5,536 x 2,160), Standard (8,192 x 1,856/3,872 x 2,160)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC) NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] AVCHD: 24 M FX (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 17 M FH(1,920 x 1,080/60i), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100 M (3,840 x 2,160/30p) / 30p 60 M (3,840 x 2,160/30p) / 24p 100 M (3,840 x 2,160/24p) / 24p 60 M (3,840 x 2,160/24p), XAV C S HD: 60p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 60p 25 M (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 30p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/30p) / 30p 16 M (1,920 x 1,080/30p) / 24p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/24p) / 120p 100 M (1,920 x 1,080/120p) / 120p 60 M (1,920 x 1,080/120p)
Movie Recording Mode (PAL) NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode AVCHD: 24 M FX (1,920 x 1,080/50i) / 17 M FH (1,920 x 1,080/50i), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100 M (3,840 x 2,160/25p) / 25p 60 M (3,840 x 2,160/25p), XAVC S HD: 50p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/50p) / 50p 25 M (1,920 x 1,080/50p) / 25p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/25p) / 25p 16 M (1,920 x 1,080/25p) / 100p 100 M (1,920 x 1,080/100p) / 100p 60 M (1,920 x 1,080/100p)
HFR Recording: NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode XAVC S HD: 50p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/250fps), 50p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/500fps), 50p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/1,000fps) / 25p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/250fps), 25p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/500fps), 25p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/1,000fps), NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode XAVC S HD: 60p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/240fps), 60p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/480fps), 60p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/960fps) / 30p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/240fps), 30p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/480fps), 30p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/960fps) / 24p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/240fps), 24p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/480fps), 24p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/960fps) Sensor Readout Number of effective pixels: Quality Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,824 x 1,026), 480fps/500fps (1,824 x 616), 960fps/1,000fps (1,244 x 420)/ Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,824 x 616), 480fps/500fps (1,292 x 436), 960fps/1,000fps (912 x 308)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie 16:9 mode: 17M (5,472 × 3,080) / 7.5M (3,648 × 2,056) / 4.2M (2,720 × 1,528)
Proxy Recording Yes (1,280 x 720 (Approx. 9 Mbps))
Interface
Input and Output Terminals Multi/Micro USB Terminal*15, High-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Microphone jack (3.5-mm Stereo mini jack), Multi Interface Shoe
NFC -
WI-FI Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n [2.4 GHz band])
Interfaces -
Bluetooth Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))
Power
Power Source DC 3.6 V (supplied battery)
Battery System Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1
Power Consumption (Camera Mode) Approx. 2.1 W with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply Yes (Shooting, Playback)
BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES)(CIPA) Monitor: approx. 260/approx. 130 min., Monitor (when Auto Monitor off is set to 2 s): approx. 410/approx. 205 min.22
BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES ACTUAL SHOOTING)(CIPA) Monitor: Approx. 45 min.23, 24, 25
BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES CONTINUOUS SHOOTING)(CIPA) Monitor: Approx. 75 min.23, 24
Others
PlayMemories Camera Apps -
Shooting Functions Product Showcase Set, Background Defocus, Face Detection, Face Registration, Still Image Recording (during movie recording), Smile Shutter, Grid Line, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), WB Bracket, DRO Bracketing, MF Assist, Peaking (Display: Off/On) (Level: High/Mid/Low) (Color: Red/Yellow/Blue/White), Zebra, Marker Display, Audio Rec Level, Audio Level Display, Step Zoom/Quick Zoom, Self-Portrait Timer, TC/UB, PC Remote Control, Gamma Disp. Assist, [Mov] AF Tracking Sensitivity, [Mov] AF Drive Speed, Set File Name, Touch Shutter/Touch Focus/Touch Tracking, My Menu, Soft Skin Effect
Playback Functions BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), 9/25-frame index view, Auto Orientation, Slideshow, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Motion Shot Video, Beauty Effect, Photo Capture, Rating, Automatic Image Rotation
TRILUMINOS Color Yes26
4K image output Yes
Operating Temperature 0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.
Print
Print Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (APPROX.) 4-1/4" x 2-3/8" x 1-3/4" (105.5 x 60.0 x 43.5 mm)
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT) Approx. 10.4 oz (294 g) (Battery and Memory Card are included) / Approx. 9.5 oz (267 g) (Body Only)

What's in the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1), Micro USB Cable, Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor, Instruction Manual