Sony ZV-1 Hands On Demo Compact 4K Camera For Vloggers Review

Hands On Demo Compact 4K Camera For Vloggers reviewed by Kai Wong. During the testing of the new Sony ZV-1 Kai drops it and also damages the camera he is filming with.

Kai compares the Sony ZV-1 vlogging camera to the RX100 series still photography camera.

Inside the Sony ZV-1 is a 1-inch type 20.1Mp stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor which has 315 phase detection AF sensors and is capable of outputting 4K video (as well as stills).

Around the front, there’s a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 9.4-25.7mm f/1.8-2.8 lens that’s equivalent to a 24-70mm lens on a full-frame camera. That’s a nice everyday focal length range with the width that’s required for arm’s-length vlogging.

Sony has changed the shape of grip in comparison to its RX100 cameras and made it more comfortable to hold in the selfie-shooting position. In addition, the 3-inch touchscreen is mounted on a vari-angle hinge so it can be viewed from in front of the camera.

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Sony ZV-1 Specs:
Camera type: Compact
Announced: 26th May 2020
Sensor: 20.1Mp 1-inch type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS
Lens: Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 9.4-25.7mmm (24-70mm equivalent) f/1.8-2.8
Autofocus: 315 focal-plane phase-detection AF points
Video: 4K in-body movie recording with full pixel readout and no binning, Log & Gamma options, slow-mo at up to 1000fps
Viewfinder: No
Screen: Vari-angle 3-inch touchscreen
Hotshoe: Multi-interface (can connect an XLR mic via an adapter)
Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Weight: 294g


You can buy the Sony ZV-1 at a fair price here.