Sony, with the new ZV-1, starts a new family of advanced compact cameras for videobloggers, with features adapted to their needs.
Among those features are a side-folding touch screen, a fairly fast autofocus system with a 28-70mm lens that starts with an f/1.8 aperture, and an improved microphone with wind filter.
In addition, it features a 20 MP Exmor 1-inch CMOS sensor, BIONZ X image processor, ND filter, 100-12,800 sensitivity range, shooting speed of up to 24 fps, and the ability to make video recordings at up to 4K resolution at 30 fps or FullHD at 120 fps, with the contents being saved as XAVC S and AVCHD files.
The video has different modes, such as Timelapse and Stop motion, as well as advanced features such as SLog 3 curve.
Thanks to its hot shoe, you can include any flash or other lighting accessory. And speaking of accessories, this camera can also be attached to a specific handle, which should be adquired separately, and which integrates a series of buttons that will help creators to carry out their recordings without the need for a tripod. Also supports remote control via Bluetooth connectivity.
Its design is quite similar to the well-known RX100, although there are also quite a few differences, such as the fact that its chassis is made of plastic instead of magnesium alloy, so it looks less professional, and its manual focus must be done on a separate wheel instead of on a lens ring, among other features.
This interesting model will arrive at the shops next June at a price of 750 dollars.