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Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera (Black)

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Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • Designed for Content Creators
  • 12MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K 120p / FHD 240p / 10-Bit 4:2:2
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Designed as a professional photo+cinema camera for content creators to up their game, the ultra-compact black Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera provides cinematic looks to your vlogs, interviews, and product demonstrations. With an even smaller form than the EV-10 and the cinema-style inner-workings of the a7S III, the ZV-E1 features a full-frame 12MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ XR image processor to offer stunning cinema looks in a tiny, mobile form. Its full-frame E-mount makes it one of the smallest cameras with an interchangeable lens mount around. Some of the benefits of the ZV-E1 include a cinematic bokeh, 15+ stops of dynamic range, 5-axis stabilization, AI-based auto-framing, AF assist, multiple mic options, USB streaming, a dust and moisture resistant housing, and more.
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Sony ZV-E1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The Ultimate Vlog Camera for Content Creators
  • 312MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor + BIONZ XR Processor + AI
  • 4Video Recording
  • 5Autofocus and Image Stabilization
  • 6Vlogging Features
  • 7Body Design and Connectivity
By B&H Photo's
The Ultimate Vlog Camera for Content Creators
Designed as a professional photo+cinema camera for content creators to up their game, the ultra-compact black Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera provides cinematic looks to your vlogs, interviews, and product demonstrations. With an even smaller form than the EV-10 and the cinema-style inner-workings of the a7S III, the ZV-E1 features a full-frame 12MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ XR image processor to offer stunning cinema looks in a tiny, mobile form. Its full-frame E-mount makes it one of the smallest cameras with an interchangeable lens mount around. Some of the benefits of the ZV-E1 include a cinematic bokeh, 15+ stops of dynamic range, 5-axis stabilization, AI-based auto-framing, AF assist, multiple mic options, USB streaming, a dust and moisture resistant housing, and more.
12MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor + BIONZ XR Processor + AI
With 2.5x the image size of APS-C, the 12.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor features a back-illuminated Exmor R design, an updated BIONIC XR image processor, and a new, dedicated AI processing unit. Together, the camera provides capture of low-light images with its impressive ISO 80-102,400 with an extended ISO 80-409,600 range, 15+ stops of dynamic range, and a beautiful, cinematic bokeh for photo stills and video.
Video Recording
UHD 4K 120p | FHD 240p, 10-Bit 4:2:2 Internal Recording
  • UHD 4K recording is possible with frame rates up to 120p and full HD recording up to 240p, using full 1:1 pixel readout without binning. Internal 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling is also possible in all recording modes.
  • The camera supports All-Intra (All-I) and XAVC S-I, which are intraframe codecs for consistent performance and quality at bitrates up to 600 Mb/s.
Note:
Check with Sony to make sure you have the proper firmware updates to support 4K120 recording.
Recording Flexibility
  • The high-speed, 120 fps recording enables slow-motion movie recording, or, if moving down to Full HD resolution, an effective 240 fps frame rate is also available for even greater motion control.
  • Suiting long-form recording, the ZV-E1 does not have any recording time limits to allow for unlimited clip lengths. The camera's physical design also features an improved heat-dissipating structure to promote longer possible recording times, up to an approximate 60-minute recording time at 4K60p.
  • The Cinematic Vlog setting provides cinematic settings with one touch. You can set all your cinema settings right on one screen, including aspect ratio, frame rate, look mode, mood, and AF modes.
Advanced Color Control
  • S-Cinetone can be used to deliver distinct colors and healthy-looking skin tone rendering that matches the a7S III, FX9, and FX6 cameras and is based on technology from the professional Cinema Line cameras, such as the VENICE. This color profile offers natural mid-tones, soft colors, and especially well-controlled highlights.
  • Affording extensive customizable color and gamma controls, you can adjust the gamma, black level, knee, color level, and more. Also, users can use the same S-Log3/S-Gamut3.Cine Gamma Curve that is found on high end Sony Cinema cameras for increased post-production flexibility.
  • Users can import and apply their own LUTs for additional gamma and image profile options
Autofocus and Image Stabilization
Fast Hybrid AF
The Autofocus feature provides multiple features including focus breathing compensation, customizable AF transition speed settings, and AF subject shift sensitivity settings. It provides a focus map and AF assist functions to provide fast, accurate focusing.
AI Processing Unit
Its dynamic active mode stabilization using the AI recognition and tracking system creates auto-cropping to focus in on a subject, and the framing location is fully customizable. The camera's bokeh switch provides custom adjustment for the level of bokeh.

The Multiple Face Recognition setting allows the camera to automatically track multiple subjects within the frame. It facilitates framing stabilization and automatically tracks your subject in frame, to make sure the subject stays within the frame.

The Product Showcase Setting provides an AF tracking switch between your product and subject, to maintain the same bokeh on different subjects.

5-Axis Image Stabilization
The ZV-E1 incorporates a next-gen 5-axis optical image stabilization system, which compensates for five different types of camera shake encountered during handheld shooting of stills and video. This allows users to confidently use any lens, even adapted lenses, for critical imaging without encountering blur from camera shake.

Optical active mode that increases image stabilization when walking with the camera, and dynamic active mode adds electronic stabilization that is even more effective when using fast movements and longer focal lengths.

Creative Zoom Operation
The ZV-E1 also features smooth zooming with your zoom lens using the zoom lever, or by using digital Clear Image Zoom for stepped zooming from 1.0x, 1.5x in 4K, 2.0x in FHD, or 4.0x in FHD.
Vlogging Features
Time-Lapse
The camera supports instant time-lapse settings with framerate, recording, light, and interval customization.
Slow and Quick Motion
When directly replaying movies in slow or quick motion in S&Q mode while using the XAVC S-I format at 60p, a maximum bit rate of 600 Mb/s (4:2:2 10-bit, H.264, All-I) delivers outstanding image quality. When using the XAVC S format, up to 10x slow motion with Full HD resolution is possible at 240 fps (24p recording), providing fresh perspectives on dynamic sports and other types of action.
Audio and Pro Video Features
The camera features an internal three-capsule mic, a mic jack, and you can also utilize a digital audio interface via the Multi-interface (MI) shoe. It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack. A windscreen is included to protect the internal mic.

For use in professional situations, the camera features a tally lamp, a custom video control layout, an integrated shooting grip, and a self timer.

Connectivity and Streaming
The camera can connect to the Creators' Cloud central cloud platform using a smartphone app for sharing and storing media, editing in the cloud, and collaboration tools. You can utilize USB output using UVC/UAC control via a computer for streaming applications and broadcasts, and the USB output supports up to 4K30 video.

You can also livestream with the camera with its webcam function using a computer. You can output up to 4K30 video (or 1080p60 video) via USB-C to a computer and utilize the camera to live stream via a computer app. It supports UVC/UAC control protocol standards.

Body Design and Connectivity
Sony E Lens Mount
The E mount supports all E-mount lenses, including full-frame FE lenses.
Intuitive Touchscreen LCD
The side-opening, vari-angle display benefits working from high and low angles as well as a front-facing position for vlogging or other self-recording needs. It provides intuitive touchscreen shooting control, playback, and menu navigation.
Versatile and Durable Design
  • A tally lamp provides an indicator for your subject to show when the camera is recording
  • The housing is dust and moisture resistant for reliable operation in harsh weather conditions
  • Accepts the high-capacity Z battery rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which provides approximately 570 stills/120 minutes of video recording per charge

Sony ZV-E1 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.9 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel (4240 x 2832)
Image Sensor
35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
80 to 102,400 (Extended: 80 to 409,600)
Continuous Shooting
Up to 10 fps at 12.9 MP for up to 1000 Frames (JPEG) / 1000 Frames (Raw)
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC HS 4:2:2/4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/50/59.94 fps [30 to 150 Mb/s VBR]
XAVC S 4:2:2/4:2:0 8/10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [60 to 200 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [89 to 222 Mb/s VBR]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 570 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.9 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel (4240 x 2832)
Image Sensor
35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1x
Additional Modes: 1.5x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 Second
1/8000 to 1 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
80 to 102,400 (Extended: 80 to 409,600)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-3 to 20 EV
White Balance
Presets: ATW, AWB, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting
Up to 10 fps at 12.9 MP for up to 1000 Frames (JPEG) / 1000 Frames (Raw)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/5/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 Raw
12 MP (4240 x 2832)
3:2
12 MP (4240 x 2832)
5.1 MP (2768 x 1848)
3 MP (2128 x 1416)
4:3
11 MP (3776 x 2832)
4.6 MP (2464 x 1848)
2.7 MP (1888 x 1416)
16:9
10 MP (4240 x 2384)
4.3 MP (2768 x 1560)
2.6 MP (2128 x 1200)
1:1
8 MP (2832 x 2832)
3.4 MP (1840 x 1840)
2 MP (1408 x 1408)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
HEIF, JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
10-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC HS 4:2:2/4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/50/59.94 fps [30 to 150 Mb/s VBR]
XAVC S 4:2:2/4:2:0 8/10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [60 to 200 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s VBR]
XAVC S-I 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [240 to 600 Mb/s VBR]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [89 to 222 Mb/s VBR]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
S Cinetone, Sony S-Log 3
Recording Limit
No
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
MPEG4: 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Creators' App
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,036,800 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Autofocus Points
Photo
Phase Detection: 759
Video
Phase Detection: 627
Autofocus Sensitivity
6 to +20 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Maximum Sync Speed
1/30 Second
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 131°F / -20 to 55°C
General
Battery Type
1x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 570 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.8 x 2.8 x 2.1" / 121 x 71.9 x 54.3 mm
Weight
14.1 oz / 399 g (Body Only)
1.1 lb / 483 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.535 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.9 x 5.8 x 4.8"

Sony ZV-E1 Reviews

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Does it support 4k video out via HDMI?

Does it support 4k video out via HDMI?
Asked by: parvez
Yes Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera (Black) has 4k video out via HDMI.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-03-31

Does autofocus function while recording 4K @ ...

Does autofocus function while recording 4K @ 120fps?
Asked by: karl
Yes the autofocus works on the Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera (Black) while you are recording 4k @ 120fps
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2023-07-26

What are the base iso or isos of this camera? If ...

What are the base iso or isos of this camera? If there are any.
Asked by: James
The Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera base ISO for photo is 100 and 1,600. For video in Slog it is 640 and 12,800. ISO range is between 80 to 409,600.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2024-05-02

Do we know what the FPS is for stills?

Do we know what the FPS is for stills?
Asked by: Scott
Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera (Black) is maximum 10 fps in stills.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-05-10

If A6600's resolution is higher than this ZV-E1 ...

If A6600's resolution is higher than this ZV-E1 (i.e. 24.2MP vs 12MP), then pictures from A6600 will be sharper than ZV-E1?
Asked by: Johnny
This camera is definitely not designed with photography in mind, and yes, photos like more pixels.
Answered by: Adil
Date published: 2023-08-29

Which (Sony) lens will provide the FASTEST and ...

Which (Sony) lens will provide the FASTEST and most accurate autofocus (for portraits/people) with the ZV-E1?
Asked by: Jessyel
Hi Jessyel, Sony commitment to customer satisfaction is our top priority. We have a wide range of lenses both zoom and prime that can provide fast and accurate autofocus for portraits/people.   Regards, Larry Sony Imaging PRO Support
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2023-05-20

Would I be able to transfer files from the memory ...

Would I be able to transfer files from the memory card to the computer with the camera alone?
Asked by: Mute
Yes, the Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera offer pic-bridge functionality and will allow end-users to do so.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-04-16

Is USB streaming plug and play or do you need a ...

Is USB streaming plug and play or do you need a special card?
Asked by: Steve
The Sony ZV-E1 has plug and play streaming. No special card is needed.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-03-29
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