April 5, 2023
Coimbatore : Sony today announced the new vlog camera ZV-1F. Packed with creative power, easy-to-use vlogging functions, advanced connectivity, and eco-friendly features, it is the new go-to camera for vloggers and creators who want to capture stunning stills and video. The pocket-size camera has been optimised for vlogging with Sony’s latest technology to make content stand out.
“ZV-1F is a compact camera designed to elevate the vlogging experience of next-gen content creators. With ever-increasing demand for high-quality content, creators need an all-in-one camera that delivers superior quality output whilst being easy to use and designed specifically for wireless content sharing. We have also incorporated eco-friendly features in the ZV-1F with an aim to achieve a zero environmental footprint as sustainability is one of the key focus areas for Sony” said Mukesh Srivastava, Head of Digital Imaging Business, Sony India.
1.1. Ultra-wide-angle 20 mm[i] prime lens, ideal for group selfies and background scenery
The ZV-1F has been designed to let the subject shine in any scene with an ultra-wide 20mm prime lens for optimum selfie shooting and wide field of view to capture more background. The vlog camera also offers background bokeh in both stills and video to further highlight the subject or create a softer look.
2. 2. Vari-angle LCD for selfies
The ZV-1F has been designed for total ease of use, so that vloggers can focus on content capture and intuitively use the camera without difficulty. Weighing only approx. 229g[ii] it is compact and lightweight enough for everyday use and can be carried everywhere. It also features a Vari-Angle LCD touch screen with features and settings changed by touch, including the ability to zoom[iii], so operation is instinctive. The new vlog camera includes a Bokeh Switch button to allow users to quickly switch between background bokeh when they want to highlight the face and without, even whilst recording video. It also features a Product Showcase setting to allow users to seamlessly shift focus between face and products – perfect for reviews. The ZV-1F also features a self-timer[iv] and recording lamp to make video content even easier to capture.
3. ZV-1F accurately captures your skin tone, ensuring you a healthy and natural look
With the ‘Soft Skin Effect’ option the camera smooths and reduces wrinkles when shooting video and creates a natural skin tone effect for stills. Face Priority AE automatically adjusts the brightness when shooting so that faces can be captured with optimal brightness, even in situations where the light changes.
4. 4. 425 contrast-detection AF frame points for high-precision focusing
The ZV-1F also boasts high precision focusing and Eye AF for both humans and animals[v] which allows the autofocus to fix tenaciously on the face and eyes without getting diverted by other subjects. Users can easily change subjects via the camera’s touchscreen. What’s more, when shooting video, image stabilisation is available in Active Mode[vi] (electronic) to ensure footage is steady and smooth when walking. The newly available Creative Look function gives users several preset options to create desired atmospheres in both stills and video with differences in tone, brightness, colour depth and more. A total of 10 modes are available to enhance creativity and allows users to share content immediately with no need for editing. The ZV-1F also features S&Q mode[vii] to shoot in both slow motion at 5 x slower speed[viii] and quick motion at 60 x faster[ix] hyper lapse speed to achieve a desired effect.
5. 5. Wind screen for clear voice recording outdoors
In addition to stills and video, high-quality sound is vital to capture perfect content. Wind screen provides clear voice recording and reduced noise in windy outdoor conditions.
6. 6. Built-in Directional 3-Capsule Mic for high quality audio
ZV-1F has an in-built Directional 3-Capsule Mic which ensures high quality sound for your videos.
7. 7. Connectivity and Accessories
The new vlog camera, ZV-1F, has been optimised for use with a smartphone. Sony’s new smartphone app Imaging Edge Mobile Plus™ [x] allows users to connect to the camera via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and transfer images and video. Content captured can be easily transferred to a smartphone and then uploaded to social platforms. Users can even mark shots for posting on social using shot marks[xi] during shooting or on the camera. Additionally, users can cut out and transfer specific 15, 30, or 60 second[xii] marked clips to their smartphone and post directly to social without the need to edit the length to suit the platform. The Imaging Edge Mobile Plus™ app also allows users to control many of the camera’s settings like date, time and area as well as software updates and support guides. It can also operate the ZV-1F remotely and display battery level and remaining storage capacity. Users can even use the ZV-1F as a high-quality live-streaming device[xiii]. With an appropriate video conference application or similar software, the ZV-1F can function as a high-performance web camera when connected to a computer or smartphone via USB[xiv].
The ZV-1F is compatible with the GP-VPT2BT[xv] Shooting Grip with Wireless Remote Commander which offers cable-free control of zoom, recording and more, and expands into a mini-tripod for stable hands-free shots. An external microphone can also be easily attached to the accessory shoe[xvi] for clear sound recording.
8. 8. Supporting a Sustainable Future
The ZV-1F was designed with environmentally friendly features and technology to ensure a sustainable future. Recycled materials[xvii] including SORPLASTM[xviii] are used in both the camera body and bundled accessories like the newly developed wind screen[xix] that have been adapted to maintain performance. Plant-based non-woven fabrics are used for product bags to reduce plastic packaging.
Price and Availability
The ZV-1F will be available across all Sony Center, Alpha Flagship stores, Sony authorized dealers, ecommerce websites (Amazon and Flipkart) and major electronic stores across India from 6th April 2023 onwards.
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