Digital Camera ZV-1

When a thousand words is not enough

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Digital Camera ZV-1

ZV-1
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RM 3,399.00

Designed for casual videography
Recreate the world in your image
Shoot then share easily
Lightweight, compact, easy-to-use
Shoot like a pro
Go beyond a picture of a thousand words
Designed for casual videography

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
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
Let the camera catch your eye

With AI 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 to highlight your favourite things

Product Showcase Setting allows you to switch with just a single button press to settings that are perfect to show small objects in clear focus. 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 it.

Shoot great video, wherever you go
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.

Designed for even better audio
Designed for even better audio

You can capture clear vocals even when shooting in a crowd. The camera’s unique directional 3-capsule mic gathers clear sound from in front of the camera, ideal for movie shooting. 

Wind screen for outdoor shooting
Wind screen for outdoor shooting

The supplied wind screen reduces wind noise for worry-free outdoor shooting. As well as achieving premium sound quality, that also means you’ll spend less time re-shooting and editing footage affected by wind noise.

Use your favourite mic for the sound you want
Use your favourite mic for the sound you want

With a microphone jack and MI shoe, you can pick from your choice of mics, to get exactly the sound you want.

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 motion
Dynamic video through slow motion

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
Time-lapse for that cinematic effect

Interval shooting mode 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 well as video
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® 24-70mm 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
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
Instantly transfer movies to your smartphone

The free Imaging EdgeTM Mobile app for iOS and Android lets you simply transfer, edit and upload images shot on the ZV-1 instantly to social media platforms, from wherever you are.

A perfect fit for any platform
A perfect fit for any platform

Use the Movie Edit add-on to apply enhanced stabilisation for especially shaky shots, or reframe and crop video to suit popular social media aspect ratios.

Easily shoot vertical-position movies for mobile
Easily shoot vertical-position movies for mobile

With automatic tagging of vertically oriented videos, you can upload content custom-made for smartphone screens.

Lightweight, compact, easy to use

An enjoyable shooting experience starts with a pocketable camera. Compact and lightweight, the ZV-1 truly grants this process of fuss-free video shooting anywhere.

See yourself at your best

The vari-angle LCD touch screen flips out horizontally, making it perfect for selfies. It allows for precise framing and fluid operation even while in front of the camera.

Know at a glance whether you're recording
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
Optimised grip for selfies

The deeper, shaped grip is more comfortable for conventional shooting, and offers a stable handhold to reduce fatigue for selfie shots.

Works with wireless control grips
Works with grips

Get great shots wherever you go with this compact, lightweight shooting grip. Adjustable shooting angles and instant conversion to a mini-tripod for creative and stable shoot and selfies. The MULTI terminal connection means capture and zoom controls are right on the grip, comfortable for both right- or left-handed.

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 4K HDR movie functions
Professional 4K HDR 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-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
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.

Imaging Edge Desktop
Imaging Edge Desktop™

Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge Desktop applications. Use ‘Remote’ to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; ‘Viewer’ to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and ‘Edit’ to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.

Capture One for Sony
Capture One for Sony

Capture One Express (for Sony) is free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) is available for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.

Specifications & Features

The ZV-1 is designed for casual videography with a selfie-friendly vari-angle LCD screen, body grip and a recording lamp. A directional 3-capsule mic with wind screen picks up your voice clearly with less wind noise; and the Bokeh switch and Product Showcase Setting make videos more interesting with less effort.
  • Large 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS image sensor

  • BIONZ XTM image processing engine

  • 4K movie recording

  • Directional 3-capsule mic with wind screen

  • Vari-angle LCD screen, body grip and recording lamp

Sensor Type
1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
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/ 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
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