Product Description

Sony Vlog Camera ZV-1 - vlogging and content creationVlog camera ZV-1 provides professional image quality with its 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor. The vari-angle LCD screen combined with the newly added grip to the body provides safe and solid holding, making selfie-shooting easy. Soft Skin Effect allows... read more

Sony Vlog Camera ZV-1 - vlogging and content creation

Vlog camera ZV-1 provides professional image quality with its 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor.

Creating vlog content

The vari-angle LCD screen combined with the newly added grip to the body provides safe and solid holding, making selfie-shooting easy. Soft Skin Effect allows for natural skin tones and optimised brightness for faces. A directional 3-capsule mic and wind shield is supplied with this camera for recording high sound quality. The ZV-1 vlog camera comes with a Product Showcase Setting for perfect product review videos and Bokeh Switch for easy background blur control. Also featuring Sony's innovative Real-time Eye AF technology, the ZV-1 camera locks on and tracks people's eyes, even when shooting 4K movies.

fashionable selfies

With the vari-angle screen, selfie-shooting is easy on the ZV-1, and you can check the framing while shooting. Because it is side-opening, it doesn't interfere with an external mic attached to the Multi Interface Shoe when shooting selfies. The newly added grip to the body provides safe and solid holding, and for selfies, you can comfortably hold the grip using your thumb. A recording lamp also features on the front face of the body - the lamp glows while recording, providing an at-a-glance indication of movie recording and eliminating the possibility of accidentally failing to record.

getting made up - make up

Soft Skin Effect is effective on this ZV-1 premium camera, even when movie shooting. The Soft Skin Effect reduces skin wrinkles and marks while preserving the sharpness of eyes and mouths, and can be selected from the four settings OFF / LO / MID / HI according to your desired level of smooth skin effect. In addition, based on wide-ranging investigations of skin tones, hues are reproduced that make the subject look healthy and natural, irrespective of age, gender, or ethnicity. Skin tones are optimised for both movies and stills to deliver ideal subject emphasis when using your vlogging camera for YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms. Finally, an original face priority AE algorithm - capable of rapid AE transitions - detects the face and adjusts the exposure to ensure it is depicted at optimal brightness, even during selfie-shooting scenes with large light-dark changes.

Vlog Camera with tripod

The high sound quality recording technology nurtured on Sony's advanced video camera models is deployed on the Vlog Camera ZV-1. Improved sound gathering performance and noise reduction are realised by 3 mic capsules for clear sound recording at high density. Recorded sound is of high quality - close to the original - with fantastic stereo impression. In addition, a genuine wind screen that greatly reduces wind noise is supplied. Attaching this wind screen to the MI shoe reduces noise in windy outdoor conditions to allow clear recording of the speaker's voice.

new defocus mode customised to C1 button

By simply pressing the Bokeh Switch (C1), a fully-open or F5.6 can be switched on, so even without a deep knowledge of cameras and video, you can obtain the blurred background effect you desire on this Sony camera. Another simple operation - Product Showcase Setting - enables the focus to shift rapidly from your face to a product. This is assigned by default to the C2 custom button, so the appropriate settings can be recalled and applied with just one touch for convenient creation of product review videos.

Using the bokeh switch

Get leading-edge movie AF for vlogging! Developed for the interchangeable-lens camera Alpha series, Real-time Eye AF locks on and tracks subjects with high accuracy and speed. It uses AI-based subject recognition technology to detect eye information in real-time, allowing people’s eyes to be recognised and tracked, even when shooting 4K movies. 

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Barcode: 5013493389571

Sony ZV-1 Compact Vlog Camera Specification


  • Sensor Resolution: Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
  • Sensor Type: 1'-Type CMOS
  • Image Stabilization: Digital
  • Optical in Integrated Lens


  • Focal Length: 9.4 to 25.7mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 70mm)
  • Optical Zoom: 2.7x
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8 to 2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/11
  • Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity (Wide) / 72 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
  • Optical Design: 10 Elements in 9 Groups

Exposure Control

  • ISO Sensitivity Range: 100 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 64 to 25,600)
  • Metering Method: Average, Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
  • Exposure Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
  • Exposure Compensation: -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
  • White Balance: Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
  • Continuous Shooting: Up to 24 fps at 20.1 MP
  • Interval Recording: Yes
  • Self-Timer: 2/5/10-Second Delay
  • Special Options: Panorama


  • Media/Memory Card Slot: Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
  • Video I/O: 1 x Micro-HDMI Output
  • Audio I/O: 1 x 1/8' / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Input
  • Power I/O: 1 x Micro-USB Input
  • Other I/O: 1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
  • Wireless: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.): No


  • Display Size: 3.0'
  • Resolution: 921,600 Dot
  • Display Type: Articulating Touchscreen LCD


  • Built-In Flash/Light: No
  • Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Off, Rear Sync, Slow Sync
  • External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe


  • Operating Temperature: 0 to 40°C


  • Power: NP-BX1 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Dimensions, 10.54W x 5.99H x 4.34D cm
  • Weight: 294 g

What’s in the Box?

  • Sony ZV-1 Compact Vlog Camera
  • NP-BX1 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Cable
  • Wrist Strap


Barcode: 5013493389571


 The Sony ZV-1 can be set up as a Webcam.  See this info-graphic for more details.



New software update makes it easy to use the ZV-1 camera  as a high-quality video and audio camera.

Enables livestreaming with only a USB cable connection

  • Connecting your ZV-1 with UVC/UAC over a USB cable to a PC allows you to conduct livestreaming/online communication with high video and audio quality.
  • Connect your ZV-1 to a Sony’s Xperia™ smartphone* for on-the-go livestreaming with high video and audio quality.

* Xperia 1 II or Xperia 5 II upgraded to Android  11. Update availability varies by region. (as of February 2021)




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Customer Reviews

By PhilClifford on 1st July 2021
"Wow, brilliant little camera. Great service and helpful advice. "
Star Rating 5

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Product Summary

  • 20.1MP Digital Vlogging Camera.  
  • Designed for Vloggers and Content Creators.  
  • 4K image stabilised video.  
  • 3 inch Vari-Angle LCD screen.  
  • 24-70mm equivalent Zoom Lens.  
  • Rapid Autofocus.  
  • 1 Inch CMOS Sensor.  
  • Easily set up as a WebCam for instant streaming.  
  • Requires a USB C lead (not supplied) and charger (not supplied) to re-charge the battery

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