All for vlogging
Capture your world the way you want. The vlog camera ZV-1 II streamlines shooting on the go, allowing you to capture amazing quality video and audio without any complex setup.

The ZV-1 II is an ideal all-round vlog camera. Compact and portable, it features a wide-angle zoom lens for versatile framing, a 1.0-type image sensor for great image quality, and an intelligent microphone for clear audio recording.

Frame it all
With the vlog camera ZV-1 II, you can shoot everything from group selfies to sprawling cityscapes. The wide-angle 18 mm lens can capture a wider field of view than the human eye, so you can easily fit everyone or everything in the frame. Whether you’re indoors or out, the wide-angle lens turns everyday scenes into dynamic footage.

Versatile framing
The ZV-1 II lets you frame your shots exactly how you want, thanks to its wide-angle zoom lens. 18 mm1 is great for selfies, while 50 mm is ideal for portraits and snapshots. What’s more, the maximum apertures of F1.8 with the wide-angle and F4 with the telephoto give a smooth background bokeh, adding all the atmosphere you need.

Creative colours
No experience is needed to make an impressive vlog with all the right visuals from the outset. My Image Style lets you simply tweak brightness and colour while viewing what you plan to shoot – all without having to wade through menus. For shots with more creative colour and mood, Creative Look offers ten presets so simply select one that matches your vision.

Add a dramatic touch
Just tap the screen to turn everyday moments into cinematic imagery, all without post-production editing. With the Cinematic Vlog Setting, the camera automatically shoots in a Cinemascope aspect ratio at 24 fps — the film industry standard. You can also change the colour of your footage simply by selecting from five LOOKs and four MOODs for instant, professional results.

Built-in mic for clear voice recording
In [Auto] mode, the new built-in Intelligent 3-Capsule Mic switches the direction of the built-in mic from [All Directions] to [Front] when the camera recognises a human face in the frame. Or you can switch manually to [Front] for selfies or [Rear] when shooting with narration. Attach a supplied windscreen to reduce wind noise and capture clearer audio outdoors.

Specifications

Camera Section

Sensor Type

1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor

Number of Pixels (Effective)

Still images: Approx. 20.1 megapixels, Movies: Approx. 16.8 megapixels max.

Number of Pixels (total)

Approx. 21.0 Megapixels

Color Temperature Range

2500K – 9900K

Built-in ND Filter

ND (1/8 ND)

Recording (still images)

Recording Format

JPEG ( DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format)

Image Size (pixels) [3:2]

1.0-type L: 5472 x 3648 (20 M), M: 3888 x 2592 (10 M), S: 2736 x 1824 (5.0 M)

Image Quality Modes

RAW, RAW+JPEG, JPEG

Recording (movies)

Video Compression

XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio Recording Format

LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit)

Movie function

Proxy Recording

Yes

TC/UB

Yes

SLOW & QUICK MOTION (SHOOTING FRAME RATE)

Yes

Recording System

Memory Card Slot

Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory card

Focus system

FOCUS POINT

Still images: Max. 315 points (phase-detection AF), Movies: Max. 273 points (phase-detection AF)

Other Features

AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Circ. of Focus Point

Recognition Target (Still images)

Human, Animal

Recognition Target (Movies)

Human, Animal

Focus Type

Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast detection AF)

Exposure control

METERING SENSITIVITY

EV0 to EV24 (at ISO100 equivalent)

Metering Type

120-zone evaluative metering

Exposure Compensation

+/- 3.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)

ISO Sensitivity

Still images: ISO 125 – 12800 (expandable to ISO 80 – 12800), AUTO (ISO125-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 125 – 12800 equivalent, AUTO (ISO125-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit).

Anti-flicker Shoot

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type

LCD Screen

Monitor Type

7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT

Touch Panel

Yes

Number of Dots

921600 dots

Adjustable Angle

Opening Angle: Approx. 176°, Rotation Angle: Approx. 270°

Shutter

Shutter Type

Electronic shutter

SHUTTER SPEED

Still images: 1/32000 to 1/4 s, Movies: 1/12800 to 1 s

Flash Sync. Speed

1/100 s

Images Stabilization

type

Electronic

Mode

Movie: Active / Off

Flash

Flash compensation

+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)

Control

Pre-flash TTL

type

External Flash Compatibility

Sony Alpha System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe

USB Streaming

VIDEO DATA FORMAT

MJPEG

Video Resolution

1280 X 720 (30p)

AUDIO DATA FORMAT

LPCM 2ch (16bit 48 kHz)

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 105.5 x 60.0 x 46.7 mm ( 4 1/4 x 2 3/8 x1 7/8 inches)

Other Features

Clear Image Zoom

Approx. 2x

Other Features

Cinematic Vlog Setting, My Image Style, Creative Look, Product Showcase Set., Background Defocus, Soft Skin Effect, Custom function, Picture Profile

Drive

Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

Hi: 24 fps

No. of recordable frames (approx.)

JPEG Extra fine L: 170 frames, JPEG Fine L: 188 frames, JPEG Standard L: 189 frames, RAW: 80 frames, RAW & JPG: 78 frames

Operating temperature

Operating Temperature

0 – 40 °C / 32 -104 °F

Audio

Microphone

Built-in, stereo

Speaker

Built-in, monaural

Interface

Multi Interface Shoe

Yes

PC Interface

Mass-storage / MTP

Wireless LAN (Built-In)

Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))

Bluetooth

Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.2 (2.4 GHz band))

Mic Terminal

Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

HDMI connector

HDMI micro connector (Type-D) 3840 X 2160 (30P / 25P / 24P) / 1920 X 1080 (60p / 50p / 24p) / 1920 X 1080 (60i / 50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit

USB Type-C Terminal

Yes (Hi-Speed USB 480 Mbps (USB 2.0) compatible)

Function

View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, PC Remote

Recording system (movie)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K)

29.97p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 23.98p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps)

MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD)

119.88p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 59.94p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 29.97p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 23.98p (50 Mbps), 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps)

Playback

Modes

Enlarged display mode, Protect, Rating, Shot Mark (Movie), Divider Frame, Photo Capture

Power

USB Power Supply

Yes

Supplied Battery

Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1

Battery Life (Still Images)

Approx. 290 shots (LCD Monitor) (CIPA standard)

Internal Battery Charge

Yes

Power consumption with LCD screen

Still images: Approx. 1.9 W, Movies: Approx. 3.6 W

Battery Life (Movies, Actual Recording)

Approx. 45 min (LCD Monitor) (CIPA standard)

Battery Life (Movies, Continuous Recording)

Approx. 75 min (LCD Monitor) (CIPA standard)

Lens

F-number (Maximum Aperture)

F1.8 – F4.0

Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)

Approx. 5 cm (0.17 ft) to infinity

Angle of View (35MM Format Equivalent)

18 – 50 mm

Focal Length

f = 6.9 – 17.6 mm

Weight

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

Approx. 292 g (10.3 oz.)

Body only (oz.)

Approx. 266 g (9.4 oz.)

Accessibility

Functions

Screen reader, Focus Magnifier, Peaking Display, Subject Recognition in AF, Touch Focus, Touch Tracking, Touch Shutter, Touch AE, Vari-angle LCD screen, Custom function

What’s In The Box

Supplied Accessory

ZV-1 II Vlog Camera: ZV-1M2, Battery: NP-BX1, Microphone Wind Screen: [part number: 5-017-217-01], Wind Screen Adaptor: Wind Screen Adaptor, Documents: Setup Guide

General

CAMERA TYPE

Digital Camera

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