Sony’s ZV-1 vlogging camera has been revealed

Sony ZV1

The Sony ZV-1 compact digital camera, which has been designed for content creators and vloggers, will be available in South African stores from 2 August 2020 at a recommended retail price of only… well, a whopping R16 999.00.

The ZV-1 features a 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and 24-70m F1.8-2.8 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T large-aperture lens creating beautiful background bokeh (background blur). The bokeh button is located on top of the camera, making it easily accessible when taking selfies.

The ZV-1’s Product Showcase Setting allows quick and smooth focus transitions between the subject’s face and the object in front of the lens, while anew Face Priority auto-exposure (AE) function ensures the subject’s face is depicted at an ideal brightness in any environment. The camera features advanced colour science re-engineered to optimise skin tones and enhance selfies. 

The ZV-1 is well equipped to produce clear, excellent audio quality, with reliable and versatile audio options. An on-board mic features Sony’s latest Directional 3-capsule Mic designed for forward-directional audio capture. The camera also features a standard mic jack (3.5mm) and Multi Interface Shoe (MI shoe), making it easy to connect a wide range of external microphones. 

So for a whopping R16 999.00. you can vlog in style… But if you don’t have the cash, well, you can look at a pretty pic of it on Tech IT Out much like we are doing.

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By: Darryl Linington
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