Vlog Camera ZV-1 II

Vlog Camera ZV-1 II

The vlog camera ZV-1 II is an ideal all-round camera for vloggers. Featuring a wide-angle zoom lens from 18 mm to 50 mm1, it delivers excellent image quality that will make your vlog stand out from the crowd. The built-in Intelligent 3-Capsule Mic and supplied windscreen also ensure your footage is matched with great audio.
Vlog Camera ZV-1 II

Versatile framing

From selfies and portraits to landscapes and snapshots, the vlog camera 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 mm1 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 colors

No experience is needed to make an impressive vlog with all the right visuals from the outset. My Image Style2 lets you simply tweak brightness and color while viewing what you plan to shoot-all without having to wade through menus. For shots with more creative color and mood, Creative Look offers 10 presets so simply select one that matches your vision.

Give your vlog a dramatic touch

Skip post-production editing-just tap the screen to turn everyday moments into cinematic imagery. With the Cinematic Vlog Setting3, the camera automatically shoots in a Cinemascope aspect ratio4 at 24 fps5-the film industry standard. Then, you can add the perfect touch of color to your footage simply by selecting from five LOOKs and four MOODs for instant, professional results. Use AF Transition Speeds to choose from three levels of focusing speed, allowing you to bring your subject into focus at the perfect pace for adding some drama.

Shoot like a pro

The ZV-1 II is both compact and lightweight, but there's no compromise on image quality. Its large 1.0-type image sensor means it can capture professional-level footage, shooting in XAVC S format in 4K resolution at up to 30p or, for expressive slow motion, up to 120p6 in Full HD resolution. It also supports simultaneous proxy recording7 for efficient post-production workflows.

Impressive image quality

The ZV-1 II's compact body is equipped with a large 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS image sensor developed by Sony. This stacked image sensor also includes a DRAM memory chip for ultra-fast data processing of the approximately 20.1 effective megapixels. It all adds up to supremely high-resolution and high-sensitivity imaging that far exceeds that of a typical smartphone.

Real-time Tracking

Focus on what you want. Activate Real-time Tracking to follow a subject of your choice. The camera recognizes colors, brightness, and subject distance, as well as facial information to keep track of the subject so you can concentrate on grabbing the best angles. Just tap the subject on the screen to activate Touch Tracking for precise focus tracking.

Accurate autofocus

The ZV-1 II automatically makes sure you always stay in focus. It recognizes human faces and eyes, so it keeps track of the main subject without wandering off onto other subjects. The Eye AF feature can even be set to track animal faces and eyes.

Always look your best

Look your best any time you're shooting. Without any special settings, the ZV-1 II will accurately capture your skin tone, ensuring a healthy and natural look. Face Priority AE will automatically brighten your face so there's no need to worry about lighting either. There's also a Soft Skin Effect selectable to OFF/Low/Mid/High to adjust your skin smoothness.

Powerful image stabilization8

Shaky footage can ruin the best of vlogs, but the ZV-1 II is built to let you capture great footage even while you're walking and shooting handheld. Active Mode8 helps to minimize camera blur, giving you steadier shots without the need for any post-shoot editing.

Built for clear voice recording

With the ZV-1 II, capturing high-quality audio is even easier. In [Auto] mode, the new built-in Intelligent 3-Capsule Mic switches9 the direction of the built-in mic from [All Directions] to [Front] when the camera recognizes a human face in the frame. Or you can switch manually to [Front] for selfies or [Rear] when shooting with narration. There's also the option of attaching the supplied windscreen to reduce wind noise and capture clearer audio outdoors.

Vast range of audio options

Raise your audio quality even further by connecting external microphones. For example, the ECM-G110 compact shotgun microphone clearly captures sound in front of the camera and can be seamlessly attached without a cable. Or take your pick from Sony's extensive line-up of microphones, designed to suit a broad range of applications and enable you to take your vlog to the next level11.

Grows with your creativity

With the ZV-1 II, it's easy to take the next steps toward boosting your videography skills. Just like professional Cinema Line or α series cameras, the ZV-1 II supports S-Log3 and S-Gamut3.Cine picture profiles, allowing you to maximize your captured dynamic range and giving you even greater flexibility for post-production.

Built-in ND filter

The ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 18–50 mm1 F1.8–4 zoom lens is specifically designed for vlogging on the go. It has a built-in neutral density (ND) filter to control light exposure by three stops, to give images greater expressiveness in bright light. The lens maintains sharpness throughout the zoom range, allowing you to take capture all the shots you need to bring your vlog to life.

Effortlessly portable

Small and lightweight, the camera is designed to be taken out anywhere-just like your smartphone. Weighing just 10.3 oz12, capture everyday life with ease and grab content on the go.

Simple, intuitive control

Even first-time camera users and vloggers can jump straight into shooting with the ZV-1 II; there's no need to study complex settings. Touch function items, such as recording, self-timer and the Product Showcase Setting, are displayed on the main screen and are easily adjustable. This is also great for shooting selfies or other situations when you can't reach the physical buttons on the camera.

Selfies made simple

Let the ZV-1 II do the work for you to capture great group moments. When taking selfies in iAUTO mode with two or three people, the camera automatically adjusts the setting to keep everyone's faces sharp and clear13.

Always know when you're recording

Say goodbye to accidentally missing the action. When you press the MOVIE button or the record icon on the LCD screen, the recording lamp glows red and a red frame appears on the screen, letting you know instantly that you're capturing what counts. The rotatable screen means you can also track recording while shooting from any angle.

Stand out with just a tap

The ZV-1 II is designed for easier content creation. Just tap to activate the Product Showcase Setting and the camera will automatically focus on the product you're holding with no additional gestures needed. Or use Bokeh Switch to get a softly blurred background-simply select [Defocus] to make the subject stand out, or [Clear] to keep the entire image in focus.

Select the best scene

Only transfer the scenes you need, saving time and smartphone storage space. By adding a Shot Mark while shooting or replaying a video, you can cut out a 15-, 30-, or 60-second14 clip to send straight to your smartphone15. Shot Marks also allow you to later easily find the scenes you want to use, cutting down on time searching through footage.

Simple smartphone connection

Connecting your camera and your smartphone has never been easier thanks to the Creators' App mobile application16. Data transfers continue in the background even if the smartphone display sleeps or a different app is launched17. You can also turn your smartphone or PC into a remote control to operate the camera from a distance.

Simple streaming

Transform the ZV-1 II into a high-quality web camera by simply connecting a compatible device via USB18. The large 1.0-type image sensor and Creative Look function ensure vibrant visuals.

Sony production support

Log in to the Creators' Cloud to make the most of Sony production support tools. This gives you access to cloud services like Master Cut (Beta)19, which uses camera metadata and cloud AI to efficiently create rough movie edits, saving you valuable time. Or use Ci Media Cloud19 to make team collaboration on production simpler and smoother.

Reducing our environmental footprint

From packaging to materials used for the camera and supplied wind screen, we have launched several initiatives to reduce our environment footprint.20, 21.

Enhanced accessibility with screen reader

The screen reader function enables text on menu screens to be read aloud. It's easy to activate by navigating to the [Setup] tab and turning the [Screen Reader] function ON. Screen reader volume can be adjusted via the [Sound Options] settings.

FOCAL LENGTH f = 0.27–0.69"
FOCUS RANGE (FROM THE FRONT OF THE LENS) Approx. 0.17 ft (5 cm) to infinity
CAMERA TYPE Digital camera
Camera Section
Sensor Type 1.0-type (0.52 x 0.35") Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective) Still images: Approx. 20.1 megapixels22, Movies: Approx. 16.8 megapixels max.23, 22
Number of Pixels (total) Approx. 21.0 megapixels
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: 5,472 x 3,648 (20 M), M: 3,888 x 2,592 (10 M), S: 2,736 x 1,824 (5.0 M)
Image Quality Modes RAW, RAW+JPEG, JPEG
Recording System (movie)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K) 29.97p (100/60 Mbps), 25p (100/60 Mbps), 23.98p (100/60 Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD) 119.88p (100/60 Mbps), 59.94p (50/25 Mbps), 29.97p (50/16 Mbps), 23.98p (50 Mbps), 100p (100/60 Mbps), 50p (50/25 Mbps), 25p (50/16 Mbps)
Recording (movie)
Movie Functions
Slow & quick motion (shooting frame rate) Yes
Recording System
Memory Card Slot Multi-slot reader for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory card
Focus System
Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Human, Animal
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
Exposure Control
Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensitivity EV0 to EV24 (ISO 100 equivalent)
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
ISO Sensitivity Still images: ISO 125–12,800 (expandable to ISO 80–12,800), AUTO (ISO 125–12,800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 125–12,800 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 125–12,800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Anti-Flicker Shoot. -
Viewfinder Type -
LCD Screen
Monitor Type 2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Touch Panel Yes
Number of Dots 921 600 dots
Adjustable Angle Opening Angle: Approx. 176 °, Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 °
Other Features
OTHER FEATURES Cinematic Vlog Setting, My Image Style, Creative Look, Product Showcase Set., Background Defocus, Soft Skin Effect, Custom function, Picture Profile
Clear Image Zoom Approx. 2x
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 s24
Image Stabilization
TYPE Electronic
MODE Movie: Active/Off
Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
External Flash Compatibility Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.) Hi: 24fps25
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 frames25
Modes Enlarged display mode, Protect, Rating, Shot Mark (Movie), Divider Frame, Photo Capture
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
PC Interface Mass-storage / MTP
USB TYPE-C TERMINAL Yes (Hi-Speed USB 480 Mbps (USB 2.0) compatible)
WIRELESS LAN (BUILT-IN) Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))26
Bluetooth® Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.2 [2.4 GHz band])
HDMI CONNECTOR HDMI micro connector (Type-D) 3,840 x 2,160 (30p/25p/24p) / 1,920 x 1,080 (60p/50p/24p) / 1,920 x 1,080 (60i/50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit
Multi Interface Shoe Yes
Mic Terminal Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
FUNCTIONS View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, PC Remote
USB Streaming
VIDEO RESOLUTION 1,280 x 720 (30p)
AUDIO DATA FORMAT LPCM 2ch (16 bit 48 kHz)
Microphone Built-in, stereo
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Supplied Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Battery Life (Still Images) Approx. 290 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)27
Battery Life (Movie, actual recording) Approx. 45 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)28
Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording) Approx. 75 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Internal Battery Charge Yes
USB Power Supply Yes
Power consumption with LCD screen Still images: Approx. 1.9 W, Movies: Approx. 3.6 W
Operating temperature
Operating Temperature 0–40 °C/32–104 °F
Size & Weight
Weight (with battery and memory card included) Approx. 10.3 oz (292 g)
BODY ONLY (OZ. ) Approx. 9.4 oz (266 g)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 4.25 x 2.38 x 1.88" (105.5 x 60.0 x 46.7 mm)
Supplied Accessory
WHAT'S IN THE BOX Rechargeable Battery NP-BX1, Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor

  • Rechargeable Battery NP-BX1, Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor