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Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera Content Creator Kit

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Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera Content Creator Kit
Key Features
  • ECM-G1 Shotgun Microphone
  • Vlogger Accessory Kit
Start your vlogging journey with the Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera Content Creator Kit, from B&H, which pairs the vlogging-optimized ZV-1 compact camera with the ECM-G1 Shotgun Microphone and Sony's own Vlogger Accessory Kit.
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Sony ZV-1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera (Black)
  • 3Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone
  • 4Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip
  • 5Sony 64GB SF-E Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card

Start your vlogging journey with the Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera Content Creator Kit, from B&H, which pairs the vlogging-optimized ZV-1 compact camera with the ECM-G1 Shotgun Microphone and Sony's own Vlogger Accessory Kit.

Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera (Black)

Vloggers and influencers rejoice, the Sony ZV-1 is a purpose-built compact camera blending the proven imaging capabilities of the RX100-series platform with an updated physical design for more efficient content creation.

Featuring a side flip-out 3.0" touchscreen and a directional 3-capsule microphone that are perfect for front-facing recording, the ZV-1 also caters to this crowd with the Product Showcase Setting, Background Defocus function, Soft Skin Effect, and Face Priority Auto-Exposure.

Despite its sleek and lightweight design, the ZV-1 is also characterized by its large right-hand grip that is ideal for one-handed recording in conjunction with a front tally lamp, larger REC button on the top plate, and a Multi Interface Shoe for attaching accessories. An impressive ZEISS 24-70mm-equivalent standard zoom lens, with a bright f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture range, is also featured and, suiting recording while walking, Active SteadyShot image stabilization helps to steady footage and reduce the appearance of camera shake for smoother takes.

Inside, the ZV-1 has some familiar imaging attributes in the form of a 20.1MP 1"-type Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor, with front-end LSI, which contributes to impressively fast performance along with wide-ranging sensitivity to suit working in a variety of conditions. The processing capabilities avail Real-Time Eye AF and Real-Time Tracking for quick and precise focusing and subject tracking. In terms of video specs, UHD 4K recording at 30p is supported for extended takes and a micro-HDMI port can be used to conjunction with an external recorder or monitor if desired. Footage is also benefitted by Sony's S-Log3/2 and HLG picture profiles that match up with their professional cine cameras for refined color, dynamic range, and detail when recording.

Content Creator and Vlogging Features
  • Rear 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD touchscreen features a side flip-out design that is ideal for filming yourself or taking selfies in a natural and intuitive manner.
  • Since the screen flips out to the side, the top plate has been redesigned to incorporate a directional 3-capsule microphone that is specifically designed for forward-directional audio recording. Also, a dedicated wind screen for the built-in mic is included to help achieve cleaner audio when working outdoors.
  • Firmware version 2.00 enables camera livestreaming by simply connecting the camera to a computer via USB, allowing the ZV-1's video and audio capabilities to be used for live social media and video conferencing. UVC and UAC standards are supported for improved picture and sound quality during streaming. In addition, this firmware update provides compatibility between the ZV-1 and Sony's Xperia smartphones for livestreaming on the go, by using the smartphone as a hot spot and as a secondary display for monitoring the live feed and reading comments.
  • Both a 3.5mm microphone port and a Multi Interface Shoe are also featured for greater accessory compatibility.
  • Compact and lightweight body design is complemented by an easy-to-hold right-hand grip that makes one-handed operation more comfortable and efficient. There is also a large REC button for quick recognition.
  • Front tally lamp serves as a visual indicator for when recording is occurring.
  • Product Showcase setting is ideal for vlogging and product showcases and allows for quick and smooth focus transitions between a subject's face and an object placed in front of the lens.
  • Background Defocus lets you immediately switch to the maximum aperture setting (f/1.8-2.8), using a custom button function, for isolating your subject using shallow depth of field and bokeh. A built-in ND filter benefits using this mode in bright lighting conditions by controlling overexposure.
  • Face-Priority AE detects the subject's face and adjusts the exposure to ensure the face is depicted in an ideal brightness, even if walking from a bright place into shade. The AE technology also suppresses abrupt changes in exposure if the subject quickly turns away from the frame to eliminate unexpected blown-out or extremely dark shots.
  • Refined color science helps to optimize skin tones for any subject, in both still and video modes, in order to achieve a healthy and natural look that is inclusive of different ages, genders, and ethnicity.
  • Soft Skin Effect can be used to soften and smooth wrinkles or blemishes on a subject's face to create a natural, smooth complexion. The default setting is Mid and can be adjusted to Off, Low, or Hi.
  • For longer takes, extended continuous video recording is available when setting the Auto Power OFF Temp. function to High.
  • Active SteadyShot is an advanced image stabilization mode that ensures steady video while moving, even when handheld shooting while walking. This mode combines optical and electronic stabilization methods for more effective results—when recording HD video with Active mode, camera shake is reduced by up to 11 times more than with standard SteadyShot; when recording 4K video with Active mode, camera shake is reduced by up to 8 times more than with standard SteadyShot.
20.1MP 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor & BIONZ X Image Processor
Utilizing an advanced stacked structure with an integrated DRAM chip, the 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor is able to deliver outstanding image quality from ISO 100-12800 with incredibly fast performance. This sensor stacks the pixel area, a high-speed signal processing circuit, and memory in order to increase data throughput and deliver features such as Single Burst Shooting, an Anti-Distortion shutter, UHD 4K video, and more. This 1" sensor also has 315 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast detection areas for faster, more precise focusing.

This sensor is paired with a revised BIONZ X image processor and front-end LSI, which dramatically improve the speed and throughput of the entire imaging system, enabling blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 24 fps with continuous AF/AE calculations being performed at 60 times per second. The front-end LSI and enhanced sensor performance also improve overall image quality, especially at higher sensitivities, by reducing noise and offering higher perceived resolution and color definition.
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm Lens
Spanning a useful 24-70mm equivalent range, the integrated ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens suits working in a wide range of situations. Despite its compact, retractable form factor, the lens still retains a bright f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture range that benefits working in low-light conditions as well as isolating subject matter using shallow depth of field techniques. The optical design incorporates a series of specialized elements to reduce aberrations and distortions, in order to achieve high sharpness and accurate rendering, and a ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to suppress reflections and glare for improved contrast and color fidelity.

The flexible reach is complemented by Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake to suit handheld shooting in low-light conditions.
UHD 4K Video Recording
Able to record UHD 4K video at 30/24 fps, the ZV-1, is capable of producing movies with exceptional clarity. By using a full pixel readout without binning, the camera collects about 1.7x the information needed for 4K output. This oversampling helps to increase clarity while reducing the impact of moiré and jaggies. Benefitting sharper recording, an Active SteadyShot mode can be used for recording that prioritizes smoothness when reducing the appearance of camera shake. Fast Hybrid AF is available during movie shooting for ensuring accurate, fast tracking using phase-detection AF points. The camera also offers Sony's advanced XAVC S format for recording a high bit rates up to 100 Mb/s. In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling.

Affording extensive customizable color and gamma controls, the ZV-1 allows users to adjust the gamma, black level, knee, color level, and more. Also, users can use the same S-Log2 Gamma Curve that is found on high-end Sony Cinema cameras that squeezes up to 1300% more dynamic range into the video signal then traditional REC709, for increased post-production flexibility. HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support is also available, along with the BT.2020 color space, for recording within a wide color gamut and, in addition to S-Log2, S-Log3 is also available for producing an effective 14-stop dynamic range with increased grading control in the shadow to mid-tone regions of the image.

Speed is also a huge advantage of the ZV-1, and, in video, users will benefit from advanced High Frame Rate shooting and super slow motion. In Full HD, shooters will have access to a standard 120 fps setting that will enable outstanding slow motion when placed in editing software. In addition to this, the camera also offers a dedicated HFR mode that boosts the camera's frame rate to up to 960 fps.

A Photo Capture function is built directly into the camera, allowing shooters to quickly save an 8.29MP still from their UHD 4K movies. Full HD can also benefit from this feature, where users will be able to pull a 2MP still. Additionally, the camera is NTSC/PAL switchable, making it usable around the world, vertical videos can be recorded with embedded metadata to correct for the vertical orientation during playback.
Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Phase-Detection Points
The ZV-1 is equipped with an on-sensor phase-detection AF system that dramatically improves autofocus speed for both stills and video. The camera uses a hybrid system with 315 phase-detection points that cover approximately 65% of the frame along with a 425-area contrast-detection system to provide fast, accurate focusing in a range of situations. It is able to lock onto subjects quickly and can use Real-time Tracking for AI-based tracking on moving subjects. Real-time Eye AF, suitable for both humans and animals, also ensures critical sharpness when shooting portraits.
Wireless Connectivity
Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity enables instant transferring of imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and, using Smart Remote Control, remotely control the camera's shutter release. Additionally, connection to a smartphone using a QR code is also possible and the ZV-1 is also compatible with the Movie Edit add-on from the Imaging Edge mobile app. Bluetooth connectivity also enables connecting to the optional GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip for efficient camera control.
Other Camera Features
  • Interval shooting mode is ideal for creating time-lapse movies with the aid of Imaging Edge software. Intervals can be selected between 1-60 seconds for recording up to 9999 sequential free. Also, in-camera battery charging is possible via the USB port using a portable battery to benefit long interval shooting sessions.
  • Anti-Distortion electronic shutter can enable completely silent shooting as well as the ability to work at shutter speeds as fast as 1/32000 second. This shutter also keeps rolling shutter effects to an absolute minimum and enables photographers to work in bright light with wider apertures.
  • The Fn menu can be accessed and edited immediately after continuous shooting, while data writing is still in progress.
  • File name setting allows users to change the first three characters of the file name from DSC to three characters of their choice. Additionally, images shot in continuous mode can also be displayed, reviewed, and deleted in the groups they were shot for faster operation.
  • Step Zoom lets you quickly change between five common focal lengths (24, 28, 35, 50, or 70mm) by rotating the control ring.
  • Users can set a minimum shutter speed when using ISO AUTO to help minimize shutter blur.
  • Creative Style settings: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, and Style Box.
  • Picture Effect modes: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-Key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
  • Picture Profile parameters: Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1, HLG2, HLG3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Depth, Color Phase, Detail, Copy and Reset.
UPC: 027242920552
Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone

Vloggers and content creators can elevate their camera's audio with the Sony ECM-G1, an ultracompact, camera-mount shotgun microphone optimized for capturing clear and intelligible speech for video. Whether you're shooting interviews, outdoor street scenes, or just quick updates for social media, the ECM-G1's highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern focuses audio capture narrowly on the subject directly in front of the camera, helping to reject unwanted background sound from the sides and rear. The large 14.6mm mic capsule delivers a full-range sound, rivaling that of a dedicated professional audio recorder like the Sony PCM-D100.

The ECM-G1 offers a 3.5mm output jack for use with a wide variety of DSLR and mirrorless cameras (3.5mm audio cable included). And, of course, the mic is compatible with Sony's Multi-Interface (MI) shoe, which provides Sony shooters with a cable-free connection for powering and in-camera audio recording. A furry windscreen is included for outdoor shoots.

Small Enough to Stay Out of Your Way, Even on Gimbals
  • With a weight of only 1.2 ounces and a length of only 1.9", you can leave the ultracompact ECM-G1 attached to your camera all the time, so you don't have to sacrifice audio quality on a spur-of-the-moment take.
  • The unobtrusive design ensures the mic stays out of the way of both the viewfinder and your framed shot, even with wide-angle lenses, making it ideal for tight vlogging shots.
  • The back of the microphone won't touch your forehead when you're looking through the viewfinder and setup is easy, even with gimbals and grips.
MI Shoe Connectivity for Sony Cameras
Cable-free connection:

  • No cables are required for connection to a wide range of Sony cameras equipped with an MI shoe. The absence of connecting cables means that no noise can be transmitted to the microphone mechanically via cables and connectors, and that no cable gets in the way of your shoot.

Battery-free operation:

  • Power is supplied via the MI shoe in compatible cameras, so you don't have to worry about microphone batteries running out during a shoot.
3.5mm Jack Connectivity for DSLR/Mirrorless Cameras
  • The ECM-G1 also comes with a 3.5mm audio-output jack and cable for use on compatible DSLR/mirrorless cameras and recording devices equipped with a 3.5mm audio-input jack.
  • In this configuration, the mic runs on internal battery power.
Designed to Minimize Shock and Vibration Noise
  • The ECM-G1 features a vibration-suppressing design to effectively minimize reduce minor bumps and mechanical noise—such as when focusing or zooming—which can degrade audio quality.
Supplied Windscreen
  • The ECM-G1 comes with a furry windshield that's easily detachable and effective with reducing wind noise for capturing crisp audio on outdoor shoots.
UPC: 027242923980
Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip

Helping to improve shooting stability, the Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip is a convenient tool that serves as both a larger grip for handheld shooting as well as a sleek tabletop tripod. Compatible with select Sony cameras featuring Bluetooth connectivity, this grip offers wireless control over select shooting controls, via built-in shutter release and video record buttons, a zoom rocker switch, and a customizable C1 button. Beyond serving as just an accessory grip, the grip itself can be splayed into three legs and function as a tripod for hands-free shooting. The integrated head can tilt upward 80° (40° when setup as a tripod), downward 90°, and rotate 360° for easier positioning. Additionally, the grip is dust and moisture-resistant to suit its use with select weather-sealed cameras.

Camera Compatibility
  • a9 II, a7R IV, a6600, a6100, RX100 VII, ZV-1
  • a9, a7R III, a7 III, a6400, RX0 II compatible once updated to latest firmware
UPC: 027242919143
Sony 64GB SF-E Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card

The 64GB SF-E Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card from Sony features a storage capacity of 64GB and takes advantage of the UHS-II bus to support advanced DSLR functions such as continuous shutter bursts and rapid shooting, as well as raw and JPEG captures. This card is also well-suited for video capture, including 4K, 3D, HFR, and Full HD video, and can achieve maximum read speeds of up to 270 MB/s and maximum write speeds of up to 70 MB/s. Thanks to its V30 speed class rating, minimum write speeds are guaranteed not to drop below 30 MB/s.

UHS-II media achieves its speed through an extra row of pins and while this card has been designed for cameras that are UHS-II / V30 compatible, it may be used in devices that do not support UHS-II / V30. However, bear in mind that this card will then default to your device's speed class and bus rating. When used in a UHS-I device, this card will deliver read speeds of up to 95 MB/s and write speeds of up to 70 MB/s.

As with most Sony cards, this memory card is resistant against water, dust, drops, temperature, UV light, and X-rays and. Should the card's data become compromised, you also benefit from the option to download File Rescue software for free to help recover deleted content.

General Features
Fast Card to Computer Transfers
With read speeds of up to 270 MB/s, you can quickly transfer large media files to your computer with a UHS-II SD card reader. Spend less time waiting and more time doing.
File Rescue
Never fear. Even when things go wrong, you can avoid disaster with downloadable rescue software that recovers photo and video files that have been accidentally deleted or that cannot be played back.
Built to Last
With an IP57 rating, this SD card is durable and resistant. Designed to survive drops of up to 4.92', waterproof for 30 minutes at a depth of 3.28', and able to operate in temperatures ranging from -13 to 185°F, the SF-E Series UHS-II SD Card will last.
Fast Performance
Fast write speeds of up to 70 MB/s support the stable burst shooting of high-resolution photos, as well as 4K video and beyond with V30 Video Speed Class support.
Supporting Interface
For maximum performance, the UHS-II interface is supported. This card is also backward compatible with UHS-I devices.
UPC: 027242918269

Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera (Black) Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Sensor Type1"-Type CMOS
Image StabilizationDigital
Optical in Integrated Lens
Lens
Focal Length9.4 to 25.7mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 70mm)
Optical Zoom2.7x
Digital Zoom16.3x Maximum (44x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8 to 2.8
Minimum Aperturef/11
Focus Range1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
11.81" to Infinity / 72 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
Optical Design10 Elements in 9 Groups
Exposure Control
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/2000 to 30 Seconds
1/2000 to 30 Seconds in Bulb Mode
1/2000 to 4 Seconds in Auto Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 30 Seconds
1/32000 to 4 Seconds in Auto Mode
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity100 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 64 to 25,600)
Metering MethodAverage, Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous ShootingUp to 24 fps at 20.1 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/5/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsPanorama
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Video Capture
Internal Recording ModesMP4/XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [60 to 100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/ fps [16 to 100 Mb/s]
AVCHD/MP4
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [17 to 24 Mb/s]
Recording LimitNone
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
IP StreamingMJPEG
1280 x 720 at 25p, 29.97p
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AC-3 Audio
2-Channel LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Input
Power I/O1 x Micro-USB Input
Other I/O1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution921,600 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, Flash On, Off, Rear Sync, Slow Sync
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Battery Type1 x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh (Approx. 260 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.15 x 2.36 x 1.71" / 10.54 x 5.99 x 4.34 cm
Weight10.37 oz / 294 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.94 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 4.7 x 2.9"

Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsPodcast, Web-Streaming, Audio for Video
Form FactorCamera-Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Speech/Voice Over
Sound FieldMono
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternSupercardioid
High-Pass FilterNone
WindscreenWindsock/Windjammer (Included)
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
DimensionsH: 2 x W: 1.1 x L: 1.9" / H: 50.8 x W: 27.9 x L: 48.3 mm
Weight1.2 oz / 34 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.32 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.8 x 3.4 x 2.7"

Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip Specs

Load Capacity3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
Tilting Angle AdjustmentAs Grip: +80°, -90°
As Tripod: +40°, -90°
Panning Angle360°
ConnectivityBluetooth v4.2 (2.4 GHz)
Attachment1/4"-20
MaterialPlastic
Power1 x CR2032 Lithium-Ion Battery
Operating Conditions14-122°F / -10-50°C
Storage Conditions-4-140°F / -20-60°C
DimensionsWith Legs Folded: 2 x 6.8 x 1.7" / 49.5 × 173 × 42 mm
With Legs Unfolded: 5.8 x 5.3 x 6.4" / 146.5 × 133.5 × 163 mm
Weight7.6 oz / 215 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.735 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.45 x 3.35 x 3.1"

Sony 64GB SF-E Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card Specs

Quantity1
Card TypeSDXC
Storage Capacity64 GB
Bus TypeUHS-II
Speed Class10
UHS Speed ClassU3
Video Speed ClassV30
Read SpeedMaximum: 270 MB/s
Write SpeedMaximum: 70 MB/s
Minimum: 30 MB/s
DurabilityDustproof, Shockproof, Temperature Extremes, UV Light Resistant, Waterproof, X-Ray Proof
Operating Temperature-13 to 185°F / -25 to 85°C
Built-in Write-Protect SwitchYes
Wireless CapabilityNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.02 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.3 x 3.3 x 0.1"

Sony ZV-1 Reviews

Nice v-logging camera

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-02

I bought this for a friend and she is very happy with it. I bundled it with the Sony v-logging handle/control.

Small Camera that packs a punch!

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-24

Great size, great quality capture, good photo and video recording. If you're looking for a reasonably priced camera that does all you need at a midrange level this is the one for you. Light weight and easy to travel with, this camera can go anywhere and do pretty much everything too!

Overheating

By Jarvis
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-23

While I'm amazed at the quality this little camera puts out in extremely frustrated with it as well. The camera continuously overhears about 2 min 30 into recording. I have to turn off for a minute and begin recording again. Not what I expected at all. I gave the camera 4 stars due to everything else about it. The output is extremely nice even at higher iso

Significant Audio Problems

By Simon
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-08

I read many glowing reviews of this camera, and by the spec sheets it is ideal for my purposes. However, I had major audio problems, that turn out to be described by others online (eg YouTube). The first version I purchased the internal microphone was extremely quiet, even at the highest level of camera amplification (31). With an external microphone attached (Rode videomic pro) it was great, but after using it, the internal microphone was almost inaudible (even set at 31 level). Unusable for vlogging purposes. B/H was very helpful and I got an exchange. With the exchanged version, again on the internal mic, the audio was quiet and levels would vary noticeably while recording, as if it were adjusting levels on the fly in a particularly bad way. Needless to say, this made for erratic audio Again B/H was very helpful. As I poked around on the internet, I found others with similar issues, though the main reviews were absolutely glowing. Frustrating, as the feature set is ideal, and there is no real equivalent camera out there at the price. Perhaps this is an issue with a subset of cameras, and I was just unlucky.

AMAZING!!

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-12

Great quality camera for content creation incredibly easy to use clear picture I couldn't be happier with my purchase

Sharp as can be!

By Jared
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-04

Love this little guy! I got it because I need a vlog camera that can stream, doesn't have an internal timer, and has an amazing autofocus and this does the trick!

Sony the one and only for a point and shoot

By Charles D
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-04

Sony the one and only for a point and shoot. ZV-1 has an outstanding picture quality, very fast auto-focus, face detection works well. Ease of set up, audio quality is great, it's small and compact. Low light is awesome, the over all quality of video and audio for the price can not be beat and I'm a Canon and Panasonic man for videography. I started out using Sony Beta and 3/4 equipment back in the 80's.

Works great!

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-28

I use it for self recording I'm still learning all features but it has crisp video and amazing still photos

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