It became Sony’s first compact camera with an LCD touch screen that opens sideways and pivots
As expected, Sony introduced the ZV-1 camera yesterday. According to the manufacturer, this lightweight and compact video recorder are designed for content creators and video bloggers.
With dimensions of 105.5 x 60.0 x 43.5 mm, the camera weighs approximately 294 g. Convenient control with one hand is provided by a well-thought-out arrangement of controls and indicators, and a tripod handle, which is purchased separately.
The ZV-1 uses an Exmor RS image sensor with a 1-inch optical resolution of 20.1 megapixels with built-in DRAM. The image on its surface is built with a fast Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T * 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens.
Sony ZV-1 camera is addressed to video bloggers
A proprietary autofocus system provides quick focus and tracking of the subject with high accuracy. The latest generation Bionz X processor is busy with image processing.
The ZV-1 was the first compact Sony camera with an LCD touch screen that opens to the side and rotates, which is very convenient when a person takes pictures of himself.
Especially for video bloggers, the ZV-1 camera was also endowed with other features, including the Bokeh button at the top of the camera, which quickly changes the aperture, increasing or decreasing blur the background, without losing focus.
Product Showcase Setting provides quick and smooth focus movement from the face to the object in front of the lens and vice versa. There are also features to detect the face and eyes in the frame and track them.
The Face-Priority autoexposure (AE) auto-exposure function automatically adjusts exposure by the face and maintains it at the same level, compensating for sudden changes in the ambient light.
The same function prevents a sharp change in exposure when the subject quickly leaves the frame. Based on the application in the Sony ZV-1, colour reproduction has been optimized to accurately display skin tones.
Since quality sound is important in video blogs, the camera is equipped with a built-in directional three-capsule microphone, which is designed to record sound in front of the camera.
It highlights a person’s voice in front of the lens, reducing background noise. In addition, there is a standard connector (3.5 mm) and a Multi Interface Shoe (MI-shoe), which allows you to connect external microphones. Windproof nozzle included.
The camera implements optical and electronic image stabilization.
The camera supports shooting video encoded in MP4 / XAVC S with UHD 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) and a frame frequency of 23.976, 25, 29.97 fps or with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and a frame frequency of 23.976. 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 100, 119.88 fps. When encoding in AVCHD / MP4, Full HD resolution is available at a frame rate of 50 and 59.94 fps with interlaced scanning.
Hybrid Log-Gamma (HDR), S-Gamut3.Cine / S-Log3 and S-Gamut3 / S-Log3 are supported.
Mention should also be made of the functions of timelapse, burst, and shooting at speeds of up to 1000 frames per second to create the Super Slow-Motion effect.
For live broadcasting, the ZV-1 can be connected to a computer using the USB port.
As removable media, you can use SD, SDHC, SDXC or Memory Stick Duo cards (one universal slot).
The camera is equipped with HDMI, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi IEEE802.11b / g / n interfaces.
In the US, the camera costs $ 798 and will go on sale on June 11.