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Sony ZV-E1 Full-frame Interchangeable-lens Vlog Camera with FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens The ZV-E1 is an interchangeable-lens vlog camera with a high-performance 35mm full-frame image sensor. It gives creative vloggers who want to deliver the highest quality content all the advantages of Sony’s most... read more

Sony ZV-E1 Full-frame Interchangeable-lens Vlog Camera with FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens 

The ZV-E1 is an interchangeable-lens vlog camera with a high-performance 35mm full-frame image sensor.

It gives creative vloggers who want to deliver the highest quality content all the advantages of Sony’s most advanced technology.

  • 12.1 MP1 full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R image sensor
  • Advanced BIONZ XR image processing engine
  • An AI processing unit for wider, more accurate subject recognition
  • Compact, lightweight full-frame camera with interchangeable lenses
  • Intelligent 3 Capsule Microphone

Expressive imagery that emphasises your subject

Sony's cutting-edge technologies answer the demands of vloggers for uncompromising image expression. The CMOS Exmor R™ full-frame sensor delivers wide latitude, low noise, gorgeous full-frame bokeh, and high sensitivity. And with up to 8x more processing power12, the latest BIONZ XR™ performs extremely fast real-time image processing and supports 4K 60p, 120p-upgradable13 recording, with improvements in gradation rendering, colour reproduction and low-noise imaging.

Natural skin tones, Soft Skin Effect and background bokeh

The colours and textures of human skin and foliage are rendered consistently, even in challenging lighting conditions. Improved gradation rendering produces better skin tones and highlight roll-off in portraits, while the Soft Skin Effect smoothes out small wrinkles and blemishes and adds clarity around the eyes and mouth. When you want to emphasise your main subject, a press of the Bokeh Switch creates impressive full-frame bokeh in the background.

Create memorable imagery with Cinematic Vlog Setting

Cinematic Vlog Setting provides an intuitive way to create scenes that look like feature movies. By choosing a Look, Mood16 and AF transition speed, anyone can create cinematic vlog footage that ideally matches the scene and creative intent. The Cinematic Vlog Setting includes "Look" options such as S-Cinetone that can enhance skin tones, "Mood" options that can emphasise specific colours, and the AF transition speed that determines how quickly autofocus will switch between subjects. The overall cinematic feel is further enhanced by the use of a 24 fps17 frame rate and the widescreen Cinemascope aspect ratio (2.35:1) with black bands above and below the image.

Dynamic active Mode stabilisation

A high-precision stabilisation unit and gyro sensors built into the camera, plus optimised image stabilisation algorithms, allow advanced electronic stabilisation to work in conjunction with the camera’s 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation system in a new Dynamic active Mode. The Dynamic active Mode is approximately 30% more effective than the Active Mode20 provided in previous models. This makes it easier than ever to shoot smooth, stable vlog footage while moving around for bold, dynamic expression.

Framing Stabilizer maintains a constant subject position

The Framing Stabilizer21 feature automatically keeps the subject's position in the frame constant, which can be particularly useful when walking alongside the subject. Advanced AI-based subject recognition technology works with the camera's Dynamic active Mode19 image stabilisation to reliably keep the subject in the frame during handheld shooting.

AI-based Auto Framing for movies

Using AI-based subject recognition technology, the Auto Framing feature automatically crops the frame to keep the subject in a prominent position when shooting movies. The framing is continually adjusted so that the recorded footage looks like the subject was being followed by an experienced camera operator, even though the camera is mounted on a tripod. In addition to the camera automatically recognising a subject and initialising tracking, any other subject can be selected for tracking by touching it on the camera’s monitor or the Creators' App on a smartphone.

AI plus leading technology achieves precision focus

With its innovative AI processing unit, the ZV-E1 can accurately recognise a subject to focus on. In addition to people, animals and birds, the AI unit now makes it possible to recognise insects, cars, trains, and airplanes22 as subjects. With Real-time Tracking, the recognised subject can be tracked in real time at high speed.

Multiple Face Recognition

With this feature the camera will automatically adjust bokeh and focus on multiple recognised faces in group shots, so you don't have to worry that only people in the foreground are in focus while the faces of people in the back are out of focus. No manual aperture adjustment is required, so you can go with the flow of the moment to capture natural expressions.

Creative zoom control

The zoom lever located on top of the grip not only controls compatible powered zoom lenses, but also allows Clear Image Zoom to be used with unpowered zoom and prime lenses with less image degradation. Real-time Recognition AF, Real-time Tracking, and focus area settings remain active while zooming digitally or with Clear Image Zoom, ensuring that the full precision and speed of the camera’s phase-detection AF system is realised even during digital zoom operations.

Slow and Quick Motion

For astonishing slow motion, S&Q modes30 record every detail using bit rates up to 600 Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit, XAVC S-I 60p), or up to 240 fps capture (Full HD) for 10x slower playback. S&Q modes let you capture fresh new perspectives on dynamic sport and other action.

Intelligent 3 Capsule Microphone

The ZV-E1 features a high-performance 3-capsule microphone with variable directivity that is capable of picking up clear audio in outdoor situations where wind and environmental noise can be a problem. The microphone is designed to clearly capture the voice of your main subject, and depending on your shoot you can set the microphone's directivity to Front, Rear, All Directions or Auto33.

S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3

S-Log3 offers enhanced reproduction of shadow to mid-tone (18% grey) gradations. Colour spaces include S-Gamut3, with even better colour reproduction than S-Gamut, and S-Gamut3.Cine, a colour space that has been designed to provide a look similar to scanned cinema film. The combination of S-Gamut3.Cine, which has a slightly wider colour gamut than DCI-P3 digital cinema, and S-Log3 allows easier colour grading for the DCI-P3 or 709 video colour space.

Intuitive touch operations

Swiping the left or right edge of the monitor display reveals touch function icons at the top that control the shooting mode, Cinematic Vlog Setting, and more. Additionally, the function (Fn) menu can be displayed by swiping up on the monitor. Other refinements include exposure compensation and white balance touch-control icons that have been added to the existing F-stop, shutter speed, and ISO icons at the bottom of the monitor display35.

Quick access to frequently used menu items

The ZV-E1 provides quick access to frequently used items such as frame rate, shutter speed and other essential shooting parameters via a list-style main menu. Display of this menu can be assigned to a custom button so that parameters can be quickly checked and edited prior to shooting. Separate main menus optimised for movies and stills are available.

Convenient features for confident shooting

Shoot with confidence while the ZV-E1 backs you up with a range of helpful features. These include a recording lamp on the front of the camera, so you can clearly see when recording is in progress. There is also a self-timer for movie shooting37, with a countdown indicator prominently displayed in the centre of the screen, making it easier to record only required footage.

Easy, stable smartphone connectivity

Connection stability when transferring images from the camera to the Creators’ App38 on a smartphone has been greatly improved, as transfers continue in the background even if the smartphone display sleeps or a different app is launched. Workflow from shooting to sharing has been notably improved overall.

High-quality live streaming

The ZV-E1 makes it possible to do live streaming at 4K 30p, with UVC/UAC support. Connected to a personal computer or smartphone40 via USB, the camera can function as a 4K (2160p) webcam. Add a new dimension to online meetings, live events or even simple conversations with family and friends, as you take advantage of features like narrow depth of field, optical zoom, the Intelligent 3 Capsule Microphone, Face Priority AE and Eye AF.

Upgrade from 4K 60p to 4K 120p

The ZV-E1 offers in-camera 4K recording at up to 120 frames per second. Extraordinarily smooth 5x (max.) slow-motion imagery42 at QFHD resolution with autofocus provides new expressive capability. When using the XAVC S format, up to 10x slow motion with Full HD resolution is possible at 240 fps (24p recording), providing fresh perspectives on dynamic sports and other types of action.

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Sony ZV-E1 Full-frame Interchangeable-lens Vlog Camera with FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens Specification

  • Aperture priority: Yes
  • Battery Life (CIPA): 570
  • Custom white balance: Yes
  • Effective pixels (megapixels): 12
  • External flash: Yes
  • Focal length multiplier: 1
  • Headphone port: Yes
  • ISO: Auto, 80 - 102400 (expands to 40 - 409600)
  • JPEG quality levels: Extra fine, fine, standard
  • Live view: Yes
  • Manual exposure mode: Yes
  • Maximum ISO: 102400
  • Maximum ISO (boosted): 409600
  • Manual focus: Yes
  • Microphone port: Yes
  • Minimum ISO: 80
  • Minimum ISO (boosted): 40
  • Number of focus points: 759
  • Number of white balance presets: 7
  • Orientation sensor: Yes
  • Processor: BIONZ XR
  • Screen dots: 1036800
  • Self-timer: Yes
  • Shutter priority: Yes
  • Sensor photo detectors (megapixels): 13
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • WB Bracketing: Yes
  • Power: NP-FZ100 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Dimensions, body only from grip to monitor: 12.1W x 7.19H x 5.43D cm
  • Weight, body only: 399 g

What's in the Box?

  • Sony ZV-E1 Full-frame Interchangeable-lens Vlog Camera with FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens
  • NP-FZ100 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Wind Screen
  • Wind Screen Adaptor
  • Lens Cap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap


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Product Summary

  • Full-Frame - The ZV-E1 packs a large full-frame sensor, providing the best image quality.  
  • Powered by A.I. - With a built-in AI chip, this vlogging camera is capable of advanced autofocus features detecting human eyes, pets, and objects, as well as auto-framing and framing stabilisation.  
  • Vlogging made easy - 4K video, a bokeh switch for background blur and product showcase mode are just some of the amazing video tools on offer.  
  • Class leading - The 12mp BSI CMOS sensor provides best in class low-light performance.  
  • Wide dynamic range - 15 stops of dynamic range provides incredible detail.  
  • EXPAND YOUR CONTENT CREATION - Part of Sony's extensive system, enjoy different angles of view with 70+ full-frame lenses available and capture sound like never before with our ECM digital microphones.  
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