Sony has announced a brand new vlogging camera called the Sony ZV-1 that starts at a price of $799.
Since it’s designed for vloggers, the weighs a tad bit less than 300 grams and comes with an emphasized grip that makes it easier to hold with a single hand. It also makes use of a flip-out screen that can rotate and help users frame a shot.
The Sony ZV-1 is a compact camera that’s optimized for shooting videos and sitting at its heart is a 1” 20MP CMOS sensor along with a 24-70mm ZEISS lens that can shoot up to 4K videos at 30 frames per second. It is also equipped with EIS and OIS for stability during shooting. The camera supports 1080p up to 60fps and also has support for slow-motion videos at 240, 480, and 960 frames per second.
The Sony ZV-1 also has a built-in ND filter to make it easier to shoot in bright sunlight conditions.
The ZV-1 also has support for both HLG and HDR. To help with focus, Sony has bundled in reliable eye-autofocus that should help in quickly focussing. Unfortunately, there’s no aperture ring to help with manual focus. Users will have to make use of a smart dial on the back of the camera.
Another improvement on the ZV-1 is a three-capsule microphone that should help capture some good-sounding audio. There’s also a detachable wind guard that Sony bundles with the camera. If you still prefer to use your own mic, there’s also a mic-in port. In terms of connectivity, the ZV-1 has a microUSB port and support for WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1