Sony today officially announced the new Sony ZV-1F Pocket-Sized Vlogging Camera for vloggers and online video creators.
Priced at just $500, it’s slotted below the $700 ZV-1 compact and $750 mirrorless ZV-E10 (with a kit lens), and has a Type-1 Exmor 20.1-megapixel sensor, 4K video, and features that help novice users get up to speed quickly.
Sony ZV-1F with Vlogger Accessory Kit (Black): $646 at B&H.
Specifically designed with vloggers and online content creators in mind, the ZV-1F is a pocket-sized camera with a large 1-inch sensor and wide angle 20mm F2.0 lens, ideal for capturing more in the scene – even at arm’s length, and excellent in low-light situations. It’s packed with easy-to-use features, including Sony’s acclaimed Eye-AF and autofocus tracking with simplified Background Defocus function, Face Priority AE (auto exposure) and Product Showcase setting, plus a new touchscreen interface, making it easier to use.
While using a similar Type-1 sensor to the ZV-1, it trades that models 24-70mm zoom for a wide-angle, 20mm equivalent prime lens. That extra field of view, plus the fully-articulating display, could actually make it better for vlogging or selfies than the ZV-1 — allowing folks to better fit themselves into the frame.
Sony ZV-1F Key Features:
- Ultra-wide 20 mm lens gets it all in the frame, even at arm’s length
- Large 1″ sensor and F2 lens, for low-light and defocusing backgrounds
- Stay focused with Eye-AF and autofocus tracking technology
- Side-articulating touchscreen LCD for easy to compose selfie shots
- Clear Voice with directional 3-Capsule mic and wind screen accessory
- Easy touchscreen operation for frequently used features, zoom and more
- High quality 4K movie and 20.1 megapixel still photos
- Bokeh button easily switches between two modes of background defocus
Sony Electronics Expands Vlogging Line-Up with New ZV-1F Camera
A perfect first compact camera with a fast wide-angle lens and many of the advanced camera technology known to Sony’s ZV cameras
SAN DIEGO, CA – October 13, 2022 – Today Sony Electronics Inc. announced the newest addition to its popular ZV lineup – the ZV-1F compact vlog camera. The ZV-1F is designed for content creators stepping up to a compact camera that packs advanced video and still capabilities with easy-to-use features, advanced connectivity, and a focus on sustainability.
“We’re thrilled to add the new ZV-1F to our very popular ZV camera lineup,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “With the rise of vertical video and new platforms that make it easier than ever to become a content creator, the ZV-1F is an all-in-one camera solution that delivers superior quality with easy-to-use features and wireless sharing. This is the perfect solution for content creators looking to improve their video quality.”
High-Quality Stills, Video, and Audio
The ZV-1F was designed for vloggers and content creators to capture high-quality content in a compact form factor. These features and technologies include:
- Ultra-wide 20mm1 F2.0 prime lens, perfect for selfie-style recording
- Background bokeh in both stills and video to make the subject easily stand out
- Compact and lightweight, weighing approximately 8.1 ounces2 (229 grams)
- Face Priority AE (auto exposure) that automatically adjusts the brightness based on the subject’s face, even in situations with large changes in lighting.
- High precision focusing and Eye AF (autofocus) for humans and animals3, with touchscreen operation
- Directional 3-Capsule Mic and wind screen provide clear voice recording and reduced background noise in windy or loud conditions
- Steady and smooth footage with Active Mode4 image stabilization
- S&Q mode5 to shoot in both slow motion at 5x slower speed6 and quick motion at 60x faster7 hyperlapse speed
Designed for Easy Content Creation
The ZV-1F was developed for content creators of all levels, including those who may be stepping up to a compact camera for the first time. The camera is designed with a handful of features for easy content creation and streamlined editing, including:
- Vari-Angle LCD touch screen to easily change features and settings, including zoom8
- Background Defocus Function to quickly blur the background, even while recording video
- Product Showcase Setting to automatically and seamlessly shift focus between a face and products
- Self-timer9 for both stills and video
- Recording lamp and red frame on the screen to indicate when recording has started and stopped
- Ten preset Creative Look options to automatically add a specific look
- ‘Soft Skin Effect’ feature to add skin smoothing options as desired
- Compatible with the GP-VPT2BT10 Shooting Grip/tripod with Wireless Bluetooth™ control
- Accessory shoe11 to easily attach an external microphone
- Remote camera control capabilities and simple file transfer for sharing to popular social media platforms with Sony’s new Imaging Edge Mobile Plus™12 smartphone application
- Shot Mark13 to efficiently reference key clips or cut out and transfer specific 15, 30, or 60 second14 marked clips to their smartphone and post directly to social without editing.
- High-quality live-streaming device or web camera, with appropriate video streaming, conference application or similar software, when connected to a computer or smartphone via USB15
Supporting a Sustainable Future
The ZV-1F was designed with features and technology for sustainable future in mind. Recycled materials16 including SORPLASTM are used in both the camera body and bundled accessories like the newly-developed wind screen17 that have been adapted to maintain performance. Plant-based non-woven fabrics are used for product bags to reduce disposable plastic packaging.
Pricing and Availability
The new ZV-1F will be available in late October for approximately $500 USD and $650 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.
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A product video on the new ZV-1F can be viewed HERE.
Exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the new ZV-1F and Sony’s other imaging products can be found at www.alphauniverse.com, a site created to educate and inspire all fans and customers of Sony α – Alpha brand.