Vlog camera ZV-1F

Vlog camera ZV-1F

The ZV-1F is designed as your first vlogging camera with a selfie-friendly ultra-wide-angle 20 mm1 lens, 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 help you effortlessly make videos more visually interesting.
Vlog camera ZV-1F

Keep your subjects in focus

High-precision focusing makes sure your subject stays razor sharp. The 425 contrast-detection AF points2 are arranged to cover a wide area of the captured image. What's more, Eye AF track faces without getting diverted by other subjects.

Capture the details, even in dim light

Thanks to its 20.1 million3 pixel Exmor RS 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory, the ZV-1F can capture clear video with little noise even when shooting in dimly lit locations. While shooting in Intelligent Auto mode, you can now shoot video with the background blurred to the maximum possible extent, allowing the main subject to be captured more clearly and giving your videos extra impact.

Touch-controlled step zoom

With just a touch of the LCD panel, you can easily zoom in to the view of your preference. You can select from 1.0x/1.5x/2.0x/4.0x4 to quickly change the angle of view to make sure you capture your best side.

Start the shoot with a timer

From dance videos to action shots, the ZV-1F lets you start shooting when you're ready without a panic. The large self-timer countdown5 appears in the center of the screen so you can clearly see when it's time to begin.

Dedicated media for worry-free shooting

Capture it all without worrying about running out of storage space on your smartphone. The ZV-1F can record to removable SD or SDXC media5, giving you the freedom to shoot as much as you want.

Shoot for longer with a USB-chargeable battery

With the ZV-1F, you can enjoy shooting on the go without worrying about running out of battery power. The camera can be charged via its USB Type-C® port, as well as from a mobile battery, giving you plenty of options for powering on through a shoot.

Sensor Type 1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective) Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
Lens type ZEISS Tessar T* Lens, 6 elements in 6 groups
F-number (Maximum Aperture) F2.0
ND Filter -
Focal length (f=) f = 7.6 mm
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens) Approx. 0.17 ft (5 cm) to Infinity
Optical Zoom -
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image) 20M Approx. 2x / 10M Approx. 2.8x / 5.0M Approx. 4x
Clear Image Zoom (Movie) 4K: 1.5x HD: Approx. 2x
Digital Zoom (Still Image) 20M Approx. 4x / 10M Approx. 5.6x / 5.0M Approx. 8x
Digital Zoom (Movie) Approx. 4x
Filter Diameter φ40.5
Screen Type 7.5 cm (3.0 type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Adjustable Angle Opening angle: approx. 176 deg., Rotation Angle: approx. 270 deg.
MS Assist Magnification 1.6x, 4.0x
Touch Panel Yes
Screen Type/Number of Dots -
Image Processing Engine Yes (BIONZ X)
Focus Type Contrast-detection AF
Focus Mode Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide (425 points(contrast-detection AF)), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot
EYE AF [Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal; [Movie] Human
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern, Center-Weighted, Spot, Entire Screen Avg, Highlight
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index) Auto (ISO 125–6400),125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendable to ISO 80/100)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto:(ISO 125 Level–ISO 6400 Level),125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Underwater Auto, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
WB Micro Adjustment Yes (G7 to M7, 57 step) (A7 to B7, 29 step)
Electronic Shutter Program Auto (1/4"–1/32000) / Manual (1/4"–1/32000) / Aperture Priority (1/4"–1/32000) / Shutter Priority (1/4"–1/32000)
Aperture Program Auto (F2/F8) / Manual (F2/F8) / Shutter Priority (F2/F8) / Aperture Priority (F2/F8)
Image Control Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative look, Color Space, Quality (JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard))
Noise Reduction high ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5)
Shooting Mode Auto (Intelligent Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, Movie Auto (Intelligent Auto)), S&Q Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, S&Q Auto (Intelligent Auto))
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels) Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 16fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 3.5fps7, 8
Self-Timer 10 s / 5 s / 2 s / self timer(movie)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous shooting, Self-timer
INTERVAL REC Yes (1–60 s interval, 1–9,999 shots, AE lock/AE tracking(High/Mid/Low))9
Panorama (Shooting) -
Picture Profile off/PP1-PP10 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1, HLG2, HLG3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Flash Type -
Bracketing -
External Flash Mode -
Compatible Recording Media [XAVC S (100 Mbps)] SDXC/SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or higher); [XAVC S (60 Mbps/50 Mbps)] SDXC/SDHC Memory Card (Class 10 or higher); [Still image] Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro10, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)10, SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), micro SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)10, 11
Recording Format [Still Image]: JPEG(DCF Ver. 2.0,Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), [Movie]: XAVC S
Recording Format (Movie Audio) XAVC S:LPCM 2ch
Color Space (Still) sRGB, Adobe® RGB
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) 3:2 mode: 20M (5472 x 3648) / 10M (3888 x 2592) / 5M (2736 x 1824), 4:3 mode: 18M (4864 x 3648) / 10M (3648 x 2736) / 5M (2592 x 1944) / 16:9 mode: 17M (5472 x 3080) / 7.5M (3648 x 2056) / 4.2M (2720 x 1528),1:1 mode: 13M (3648 x 3648) / 6.5M (2544 x 2544) / 3.7M (1920 x 1920)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC) NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] XAVC S 4K: 30p 100 M (3840 x 2160/30p)/30p 60 M (3840 x 2160/30p)/24p 100 M (3840 x 2160/24p)/24p 60 M (3840 x 2160/24p), XAVC S HD: 60p 50 M (1920 x 1080/60p)/60p 25 M (1920 x 1080/60p)/30p 50 M (1920 x 1080/30p)/30p 16 M (1920 x 1080/30p)/24p 50 M (1920 x 1080/24p)/120p 100 M (1920 x 1080/120p)/120p 60 M (1920 x 1080/120p)
Movie Recording Mode (PAL) NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode XAVC S 4K: 25p 100 M (3840 x 2160/25p)/25p 60 M (3840 x 2160/25p), XAVC S HD: 50p 50 M (1920 x 1080/50p)/50p 25 M (1920 x 1080/50p)/25p 50 M (1920 x 1080/25p)/25p 16 M (1920 x 1080/25p)/100p 100 M (1920 x 1080/100p)/100p 60 M (1920 x 1080/100p),
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie XAVC S 4K: 8.3M (3840 x 2160) XAVC S HD: 2.1M (1920 x 1080)
Proxy Recording Yes (1280 x 720 (Approx. 9 Mbps))
Input and Output Terminals USB Terminal Type-C (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI, Microphone jack (3.5 mm Stereo mini jack)
WI-FI Yes(IEEE802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))
Interfaces -
Bluetooth Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))
Power Source DC 3.6 V (supplied battery)
Battery System Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1
Power Consumption (Camera Mode) Approx. 1.5 W with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply Yes (Shooting, Playback)
BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES)(CIPA) Monitor: Approx. 360 / Approx. 180 min, Monitor (When Auto Monitor off is set to 2 s): Approx. 540 / Approx. 270 min,12
PlayMemories Camera Apps -
Shooting Functions Shot Mark, Screen Reader, Soft Skin Effect, Product Showcase Set, Background Defocus, Step Zoom, Face Detection, Face Registration, Grid Line, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), Peaking (Display: Off/On) (Level: High/Mid/Low) (Color: Red/Yellow/Blue/White), Zebra, Marker Display, Audio Rec Level, Audio Level Display, PC Remote Control, Gamma Disp. Assist, Set File Name, Touch Shutter/Touch Focus/Touch Tracking, My Menu
Playback Functions BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), 9/25-frame index view, Auto Orientation, Slide Show, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete Protect, Photo Capture, Rating, Automatic Image Rotation,
4K image output Yes
Operating Temperature 0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.
Print Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (APPROX.) 4.15" x 2.36" x 1.83" (105.5 mm x 60.0 mm x 46.4 mm)
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT) Approx. 9.1 oz (256 g) (Battery and Memory Card are included) / Approx. 8.1 oz (229 g) (Body Only)
Supplied Accessory
WHAT'S IN THE BOX Lens cap, Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1), Type-C USB cable (USB 2.0), Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor, Instruction Manual

  • Lens cap, Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1), Type-C USB cable (USB 2.0), Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor, Instruction Manual