• Designed for content creation: vari-angle LCD screen, body grip and recording lamp
• Directional 3-capsule mic with wind screen
• Large 1.0-type Exmor RSTM CMOS image sensor and ZEISS® 24-70mm1 lens
Designed for creators to love
No experience is necessary to capture great looking videos. The ZV-1 is designed to capture amazing videos of you and your world, without any tricky setup.
Beautiful and natural skin tones for everyone
The ZV-1 makes all skin colours look vibrant, natural and healthy. There’s also an optional Soft Skin Effect mode for a smoother look.
Background bokeh for a professional touch
The large 1.0-type CMOS sensor and wide-aperture lens deliver images with professional background bokeh, as well as clear detail even in challenging low-light conditions.
Let the camera catch your eye
With AI1 technology you can rely on the autofocus sticking firmly to your face and eyes without wandering to other subjects. When you want to focus on another subject, just touch it on the screen and let the camera do the focusing.
Fast and precise focus transitions
The ZV-1’s Fast Hybrid AF system lets you simply and quickly switch focus from a face to the background, for more stylistic and watchable videos.
Pro-quality bokeh control with one touch
By just pushing the Bokeh switch, you can switch background bokeh on and off – no need for complex manual adjustments. Now it’s easy to simply select a professional-looking defocused background, or keep the entire scene in focus, with just the press of a button.
Product Showcase Setting, ideal for product review videos
Product Showcase Setting allows you to switch with just a single button press to settings that are perfect for product reviews. 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 it2.
Shoot great video, wherever you go
The ZV-1 is built to get great shots while you’re moving. With amazing image stabilisation, you can shoot smooth video when walking and, as the lighting changes shadow to sun, or outdoors to in, the automatic exposure (AE) tracks faces and makes sure they always appear well-lit.
Recreate the world in your image
The ZV-1 is designed to bring together simplicity and power, opening up creative opportunities as wide as your imagination.
Dynamic video through slow motion3
Make every movement more cinematic with Super Slow Motion video, capturing the most fleeting of moments for playback at up to 40x slower than real time.
Time-lapse for that cinematic effect
Interval shooting mode4 automatically captures sequences of images from 1 – 60 seconds apart, from which cinematic time lapse videos can be created on a PC, where clouds flow past like water and whole days pass in seconds.
Take amazing pictures as well as video
The ZV-1 has everything you need to capture images that really shine in your timeline and video thumbnails. The pin-sharp ZEISS® 24-70mm5 lens focuses light to a large 1.0-type Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor, with it all coming together in the powerful BIONZ X™ image processor.
Express yourself with creative effects
Picture Effects and Creative Styles allow for near-limitless visual possibilities – from simple monochrome and partial colour effects, right through to complex miniature effects.
Shoot then share easily
There’s no longer a need to compromise your images with your smartphone camera just to share content quickly. The ZV-1 delivers both stunning images and seamless connectivity, for better and easier posting.
Instantly transfer movies to your smartphone
The free Imaging EdgeTM Mobile app for iOS and Android6 lets you simply transfer, edit and upload images shot on the ZV-1 instantly to social media platforms, from wherever you are7.
A perfect fit for any platform
Use the Movie Edit add-on6 to apply enhanced stabilisation for especially shaky shots8, or reframe and crop video to suit popular social media aspect ratios.
Easily shoot vertical-position movies9 for mobile
With automatic tagging of vertically oriented videos10, you can upload content custom-made for smartphone screens9.
Built to vlog
The ZV-1 design makes creating outstanding selfie and vlog content easy. Right down to the last detail, the ZV-1 is all about empowering you to make inspirational content.
See yourself at your best
The vari-angle LCD touch screen flips out horizontally, making it perfect for selfies and vlogging. Clear of ports, microphones and mounting shoes, it allows for precise framing and fluid operation even while in front of the camera.
Know at a glance whether you're recording
It’s easy to know when you’re recording with a clear recording lamp on the front of the camera – and it’s easy to switch off if you prefer. You’ll never accidentally forget to hit the record button again.
Optimised grip for selfies
The deeper, shaped grip is more comfortable for conventional shooting, and offers a stable handhold to reduce fatigue for vlogging or selfie shots.
Works with wireless control grips
The ZV-1 is compatible with the Sony Bluetooth® wireless shooting grip GV-VPT2BT, which offers cable-free control of zoom, recording and more, and expands into a mini-tripod for stable hands-free shots.
Shoot like a pro
Carry professional quality video along in your pocket, with stunning 4K HDR detail and powerful exposure tools for content guaranteed to impress.
Professional 4K11 HDR12 movie functions
The ZV-1 records immensely detailed 4K HDR video through 1.7x pixel resampling so you can capture reality without any compromise.
S-Log gamma for professional workflows
S-Log2 and S-Log3 gamma controls are available for camera matching and flexibility in colour grading, along with a range of picture profile settings to create your perfect aesthetic.
Built-in ND filter
A Neutral Density (ND) filter opens creative possibilities via video exposure control, enhancing depth-of-field and enabling magical slow-shutter portrayal of water, light and motion.
|1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2|
|NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)|
|Approx. 20.1 Megapixels|
|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)|
|Auto / On (3 steps) / Off|
|ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM FORMAT EQUIVALENT)|
|84 deg. - 34 deg.（24-70mm)1|
|FOCUS RANGE (FROM THE FRONT OF THE LENS)|
|AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.17 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 30cm (0.99 ft.) to Infinity)|
|CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM (STILL IMAGE)|
|20M Approx. 5.8x / 10M Approx. 8.2x / 5.0M Approx. 11x / VGA Approx. 44x|
|CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM (MOVIE)|
|4K: 4.35x,HD: Approx. 5.8x|
|DIGITAL ZOOM (STILL IMAGE)|
|20M Approx.11x / 10M Approx.16x / 5.0M Approx.23x / VGA Approx.44x|
|DIGITAL ZOOM (MOVIE)|
|Digital Zoom Approx.11|
|7.5cm (3.0 type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD|
|Opening Angle:approx. 176 deg., Rotation Angle:approx. 270 deg.|
|DISPLAY SELECTOR (FINDER/LCD)|
|MF ASSIST MAGNIFICATION|
|IMAGE PROCESSING ENGINE|
|Yes (BIONZ X)|
|STEADYSHOT (STILL IMAGE)|
|Yes (Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type)|
|Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)|
|Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus|
|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)|
|[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|
|+/- 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/ 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/2560023|
|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)|
|iAuto (4" - 1/2000) / Program Auto (30" - 1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30" - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (30" - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30" - 1/2000)4|
|iAuto (4" - 1/32000) / Program Auto (30" - 1/32000) / Manual (30" - 1/32000) / Aperture Priority (30" - 1/32000) / Shutter Priority (30" - 1/32000)|
|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))|
|Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Color Space (sRGB / Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW / RAW & JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard) / JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)|
|Long exposure NR: On/Off, available of 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 (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step))|
|AUTO (Intelligent Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) [body 3 sets / memory card 4 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|
|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 fps567|
|10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable|
|Single, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer(cont.), Cont.-bracketing8, Single-bracketing8, White balance bracketing8, DRO bracketing8|
|Yes (1-60 sec. interval, 1-9999 shots, AE lock/AE tracking (High/Mid/Low))9|
|[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.|
|Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Black & White, Sepia|
|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 RECOGNISED 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)|
|Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off|
|COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA|
|[XAVC S (100Mbps)] SDXC/SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or higher); [XAVC S (60Mbps/50Mbps)] 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 Micro10, Memory Stick Micro(Mark2)10, SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), micro SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)1011|
|[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)|
|COLOUR SPACE (STILL)|
|sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|STILL IMAGE NUMBER OF RECORDED PIXELS (IMAGE SIZE)|
|3:2 mode: 20M (5,472×3,648) / 10M (3,888×2,592) / 5M (2,736×1,824), 4:3 mode: 18M (4,864×3,648) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA, 16:9 mode: 17M (5,472×3,080) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 4.2M (2,720×1,528), 1:1 mode: 13M (3,648×3,648) / 6.5M (2,544×2,544) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (12,416×1,856/5,536×2,160), Standard (8,192×1,856/3,872×2,160)|
|MOVIE RECORDING MODE (NTSC)|
|NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] AVCHD: 24M FX (1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M (3,840x2,160/30p) / 30p 60M (3,840x2,160/30p) / 24p 100M (3,840x2,160/24p) / 24p 60M (3,840x2,160/24p), XAV C S HD:60p 50M (1,920x1,080/60p) / 60p 25M (1,920x1,080/60p) / 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/30p) / 30p 16M (1,920x1,080/30p) / 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/24p) / 120p 100M (1,920x1,080/120p) / 120p 60M (1,920x1,080/120p)|
|MOVIE RECORDING MODE (PAL)|
|NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode AVCHD: 24M FX (1,920x1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/50i), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M (3,840x2,160/25p) / 25p 60M (3,840x2,160/25p), XAVC S HD: 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 50p 25M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 25p 16M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 100p 100M (1,920x1,080/100p) / 100p 60M (1,920x1,080/100p)|
|Recording: NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode XAVC S HD: 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps), NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) Sensor Readout Number of effective pixels: Quality Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,824x1,026), 480fps/500fps (1,824x616), 960fps/1000fps (1,244x420)/ Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,824x616), 480fps/500fps (1,292x436), 960fps/1000fps (912x308)|
|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)|
|Yes (1280 x 720 (Approx. 9Mbps))|
|INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS|
|Multi/Micro USB Terminal*15, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Microphone jack (3.5mm Stereo mini jack), Multi Interface Shoe|
|Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))|
|Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band))|
|DC3.6V (supplied battery)|
|Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1|
|POWER CONSUMPTION (CAMERA MODE)|
|Approx. 2.1W with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)|
|USB CHARGE/USB POWER SUPPLY|
|Yes (Shooting, Playback)|
|BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES)(CIPA)|
|Monitor: Approx. 260 / Approx. 130min., Monitor (When Auto Monitor off is set to 2sec): Approx. 410 / Approx. 205min.12|
|BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES ACTUAL SHOOTING)(CIPA)|
|Monitor: Approx. 45min.131415|
|BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES CONTINUOUS SHOOTING)(CIPA)|
|Monitor: Approx. 75min.1314|
|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|
|BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), 9/25-frame index view, Auto Orientation, Slide Show, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Motion Shot Video, Beatuty Effect, Photo Capture, Rating, Automatic Image Rotation|
|4K IMAGE OUTPUT|
|0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.|
|Exif Print,PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)|
|Size & Weight|
|DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (APPROX.)|
|105.5 x 60.0 x 43.5 mm (4 1/4in. × 2 3/8 in. × 1 3/4 in.)|
|WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT)|
|Approx. 294g (10.4oz.)(Battery and Memory Card are included) / Approx. 267g (9.5oz.)(Body Only)|
|What's In The Box|
|Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1), Micro USB cable, Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor, Instruction Manual|