Sony Unveils the ZV-1F Video Focused Point-and-Shoot Camera

Sony has just unveiled the ZV-1F tiny vlog camera, the newest member of its well-liked ZV range. The ZV-1F is made for content makers who want to upgrade to a tiny camera with superior video and still capabilities, easy-to-use features, cutting-edge connectivity, and an emphasis 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.”

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 20mm 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 ounces (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 animals, with touchscreen operation
  • Directional 3-Capsule Mic and windscreen provide clear voice recording and reduced background noise in windy or loud conditions
  • Steady and smooth footage with Active Mode image stabilization
  • S&Q mode to shoot in both slow motion at 5x slower speed and quick motion at 60x faster hyper-lapse speed

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 zoom
  • 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-timer 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-VPT2BT Shooting Grip/tripod with Wireless Bluetooth control
  • Accessory shoe 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 smartphone application
  • Shot Mark to efficiently reference key clips or cut out and transfer specific 15, 30, or 60-second 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 USB

Sony’s new ZV-1F is expected to be available on October 24 for $500.

More info on Sony’s website.

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