Sony ZV-1F Loves Vloggers (and the planet)
Posted on Oct 14, 2022 by Samara Husbands
The eco-friendly ZV-1F camera sits nicely in Sony’s existing line-up and is perfect for Gen-Z vloggers
Expanding its reach, Sony’s ZV-1F is small enough to fit into a pocket while being a dream to use. Simplicity as focus, it has been designed to harness the users’ creative power.
Boost Your Creative Power
An ultra-wide 20mm prime lens and wide field of view are perfect for selfies and capturing more background. Beautiful background bokeh in both stills and video highlight the subject or create a softer look, while skin tone is optimised with a ‘Soft Skin Effect’ option that smooths and reduces wrinkles. Face Priority AE automatically adjusts the brightness so that faces can be captured with optimal brightness, even in situations where the light changes. The ZV-1F boasts high precision focusing and Eye AF for both humans and animals which allows the autofocus to fix tenaciously on the face and eyes avoiding being distracted by other subjects. Users can easily change subjects via the camera’s touchscreen. Image stabilisation is available in Active Mode electronic) to ensure footage is steady and smooth when walking.
The Creative Look function gives users preset options to create desired atmospheres with differences in tone, brightness, colour depth and more. 10 modes are available to enhance creativity and allows users to share content immediately with no need for editing.
Shoot in both slow motion at 5 x slower speed and quick motion at 60 x faster hyper lapse speed to achieve a desired effect with S&Q mode. High-quality sound is vital to capture perfect content. A Directional 3-Capsule Mic and wind screen provide clear voice recording and reduced noise in windy outdoor conditions.
The ZV-1Fhas been designed for intuitive use, focusing on content capture. Lightweight – at approx. 229g – it is compac enough for everyday use and convenience. It also features a Vari-Angle LCD touch screen with features and settings, including the ability to zoom – operation is instinctive.
A Bokeh Switch button allows users to quickly switch between background bokeh when they want to highlight the face and without, even whilst recording video. Seamlessly shift focus between face and products with Product Showcase setting – perfect for reviews.
The ZV-1F self-timer and recording lamp make video content even easier to capture.
Connectivity and Accessories
Sony’s new smartphone app Imaging Edge Mobile Plus™ allows users to connect to the camera via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and transfer images and video. Content is easily transferred to a smartphone and then uploaded to social platforms. Users can even mark shots for posting on social using shot marks during shooting or on the camera. Cut out and transfer specific 15, 30, or 60 second 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. 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. The ZV-1F is compatible with the GP-VPT2BT 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 for clear sound recording.
Supporting a Sustainable Future
Taking a step towards reducing its footprint on the planet, Sony designed the ZV-1F with environmentally friendly features and technology to ensure a sustainable future. Recycled materials including SORPLASTM are used in both the camera body and bundled accessories like the newly developed wind screen that have been adapted to maintain performance. Plant-based non-woven fabrics are used for product bags to reduce plastic packaging.
The ZV-1F camera is available October 2022 at a variety of Sony’s authorised dealers, for an estimated retail price of €650.
The new ZV-1F will be available in October 2022 at a variety of Sony’s authorised dealers, for an estimated retail price of €650 EUROS. For detailed product information, head to the Sony website.
A product video of the new ZV-1F can be viewed here.