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The ZV-1 II is an outstanding versatile vlog camera. It features a wide-angle zoom lens for adaptable framing, a 1.0-type image sensor for superb image quality, and a smart microphone for clear audio recording.
Frame it all with 18-50mm1 Wide-Angle Zoom
The ZV-1 II vlog camera can capture everything from group selfies to expansive cityscapes. The 18mm is good for selfies, while the 50mm is ideal for portraits and photos, allowing you to easily fit everyone or everything into the frame. The wide-angle lens transforms everyday scenes into intriguing indoor or outdoor footage.
Selfies made easier with greater focus
Let the ZV-1 II 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 clear.
Soft skin effect
There’s also a soft skin effect, which minimizes the appearance of facial fine lines, blemishes, and dullness while brightening the eyes and mouth for flawless skin. To modify the smoothness of your skin, select the OFF/Low/Mid/High quality.
Face priority AE
When snapping selfies outside and transitioning from sun to shade, faces appear dark. The ZV-1 II identifies faces instantly and immediately and adjusts the exposure to optimize facial brightness.
“Intelligent”, 3-capsule built-in microphone
Auto Mode: With the ZV-1 II, capturing high-quality audio is even easier. In [Auto] mode, the new built-in Intelligent Three-Capsule Mic switches the direction of the built-in mic from [All Directions] to [Front] when the camera recognises a human face in the frame.
“Cinematic vlog setting” for striking images
With the Cinematic Vlog Setting, the camera automatically shoots in a Cinemascope aspect ratio at 24fps—the film industry standard. You can also change the colour of your footage simply by selecting from five LOOKs and four MOODs for instant, professional results.
Powerful image stabilisation
The ZV-1 II is designed to capture outstanding footage even while walking and filming handheld, thanks to Active Mode, which reduces camera blur and gives you steadier shots without the need for post-production editing.
Built-in ND filter
Easily shoot in low or bright light. ZV-1 II 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 capture all the shots you need to bring your vlog to life.
The ZV-1 II automatically ensures that you always maintain focus. Since it knows human faces and eyes, it stays focused on the core topic and avoids straying into unrelated subjects. Even animal faces and eyes can be tracked using the Eye AF feature.
Express yourself with “My image style”
My Image Style lets you simply tweak brightness and colour while viewing what you plan to shoot—all without having to wade through menus. For shots with more creative colour and mood, Creative Look offers 10 presets so simply select one that matches your vision.
The vlog camera ZV-1 II is made to be portable and lightweight, just like your smartphone. With a weight of only 292g, you can easily capture everyday life and create content on the go.
Product showcase setting
Make your product reviews stand out by selecting the ‘Product Showcase Setting,’ where the camera will automatically focus on the product, you’re holding with no additional gestures required.
Intuitive touch operation
You can toggle settings by swiping from the main screen's left and right sides using the touch function icons, such as REC or Cinematic Vlog. To easily reach the shooting menu (Fn menu), swipe up from the bottom. Touch operation can be used to modify the F-number, shutter speed, ISO, exposure correction, and white balance.
AF transition speed/AF subject shift sensitivity
During video recording, the AF transition speed is utilised to choose the focusing speed, and the AF subject shift sensitivity manages the focus stickiness according to the subject’s movement and environment.
Sony's cloud services
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)3, which uses camera metadata and cloud AI to efficiently create rough movie edits, saving you valuable time. Or use Ci Media Cloud3 to make team collaboration on production simpler and smoother.