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Sony ZV-1 II Digital Camera (Black)

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Sony ZV-1 II Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • For Vloggers and Content Creators
  • 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Wide-Angle 18-50mm-Equiv. f/1.8-4 Lens
  • UHD 4K30p Video w/ HLG & S-Log3/2 Gammas
Developed and designed for carefree, effortless creation, the ZV-1 II from Sony delivers high-quality content in a compact body that handles with ease.
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Sony ZV-1 II Overview

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Developed and designed for carefree, effortless creation, the ZV-1 II from Sony delivers high-quality content in a compact body that handles with ease.

The ZV-1 II's 18-50mm-equivalent f/1.8-4 wide-angle zoom lens has expanded the frame for content creators. Sleek and lightweight at nine ounces, the camera is ideal for one-handed shooting and also accommodates front-facing video for small groups. The upgraded autofocus features multiple face recognition, ensuring everyone is in focus. The new format also works well with narrow interiors or as a dynamic accent to everyday scenes.

Inside, the ZV-1 II has some familiar imaging attributes in the form of a 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor which contributes to impressively fast performance, ISO sensitivity from 125 to 12800 for video and stills, and large bokeh. The processor powers the Real-Time Eye AF and Real-Time Tracking features for quick and precise focusing and subject tracking, along with an Active Mode image stabilization to steady footage and reduce the appearance of camera shake for smoother takes.

The side flip-out 3" touchscreen makes front-facing composition and operation a breeze by putting manual and automatic controls at your fingertips. The camera features a suite of automatic touch specialty functions such as Touch AE, Touch Tracking, Touch Focus, and Touch Shutter. The ZV-1 II also features Product Showcase Setting, Background Defocus function, Soft Skin Effect, and Face Priority Auto-Exposure.

Elevated content is easier to produce with the camera's Cinematic Vlog setting, Slow & Quick shoot mode, and its intelligent built-in microphone. The Cinematic Vlog setting triggers a fixed 2.35:1 aspect ratio and 24 fps frame rate while offering a selection of "Looks" and "Moods" to refine the image aesthetic. Slow & Quick mode allows you to apply frame rate adjustments in camera , up to 5x slower and 60x faster, from a single, simple screen. The built-in, three-capsule microphone is multidirectional and, when used in auto mode, uses the camera's face- and object-recognition software to select the best direction for the microphone. A 3.5mm microphone jack and a multi-interface shoe allow compatibility with external microphones, and the camera comes with a windscreen to ensure clear sound when you're shooting outdoors.

Extended, UHD 4K video recording at 30p is supported and a USB-C port can be used to record while charging or in 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
  • The rear LCD touchscreen features a side flip-out design ideal for filming yourself or taking selfies in a natural and intuitive manner.
  • A multidirectional three-capsule microphone orients the microphone toward computer-recognized faces and objects when in auto mode. Also, a dedicated wind screen for the built-in mic is included to help achieve cleaner audio when working outdoors.
  • The camera supports live streaming and webcam use by simply connecting the camera to a computer via USB-C, 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.
  • Both a 3.5mm microphone port and a Multi Interface Shoe offer greater accessory compatibility.
  • The 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.
  • The Product Showcase setting is ideal for vlogging, product displays, and for quick and smooth focus transitions between a subject's face and an object placed in front of the lens.
  • A Bokeh Switch lets you immediately switch to the maximum aperture setting (f/1.8-4), using a custom button function, for isolating your subject using shallow depth of field and bokeh. A built-in, 3-stop 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 the 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 ethnicities.
  • The 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 High.
  • For longer takes, extended continuous video recording is available when setting the Auto Power OFF Temp. function to High.
  • An advanced image stabilization mode 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 120-12800 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 Real Time Tracking, Real Time Eye AF, Touch AE, 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 which dramatically improves 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.
UPC: 027242928053

Sony ZV-1 II Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital (Video Only)
Focal Length
6.9 to 17.6mm (35mm Equivalent: 18 to 50mm)
Optical Zoom
2.7x
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 to 4
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
125 to 12,800 in Manual Mode (Extended: 80 to 12,800)
125 to 12,800 in Auto Mode
Video
125 to 12,800 in Manual, Auto Mode
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [60 to 100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s]
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
Wireless
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Display Size
3"
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Battery Type
1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC (Approx. 290 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.15 x 2.4 x 1.84" / 10.55 x 6 x 4.67 cm
Weight
10.3 oz / 292 g (With Recording Media)
9.4 oz / 266 g (Body Only)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital (Video Only)
Lens
Focal Length
6.9 to 17.6mm (35mm Equivalent: 18 to 50mm)
Optical Zoom
2.7x
Digital Zoom
4x Maximum
1.5x Optimized
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 to 4
Focus Range
2" to / 5 cm to (Wide)
5.9" to / 15 cm to (Telephoto)
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 1/4 Second
Bulb/Time Mode
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
125 to 12,800 in Manual Mode (Extended: 80 to 12,800)
125 to 12,800 in Auto Mode
Video
125 to 12,800 in Manual, Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes
Auto, Manual
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range
0 to 24 EV
White Balance
2500 to 9900K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
Up to 24 fps for up to 189 Frames (JPEG) / 80 Frames (Raw)
Interval Recording
Yes
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [60 to 100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s]
Recording Limit
No
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
Yes
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
Internal Memory
No
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Creator's App
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3"
Resolution
921,600 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 131°F / -20 to 55°C
General
Battery Type
1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC (Approx. 290 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.15 x 2.4 x 1.84" / 10.55 x 6 x 4.67 cm
Weight
10.3 oz / 292 g (With Recording Media)
9.4 oz / 266 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.88 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2"

Sony ZV-1 II Reviews

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Can you exchange lenses on this camera or is it a ...

Can you exchange lenses on this camera or is it a fixed lens camera?
Asked by: Alexander
The Sony ZV-1 II Digital Camera (Black) is a point and shoot camera. The lens does not come off it.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2023-05-25

Is FHD at 120 fps with audio? thanks

Is FHD at 120 fps with audio? thanks
Asked by: E
Yes, the Sony1 is capable of pushing out the following resolutions. 1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s]
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-08-06

Is the image stabilization the same as the first ...

Is the image stabilization the same as the first version? Or is it upgraded?
Asked by: Matthew
No, it has not been improved. Note, the ZV1 Mark II only has digital stabilization. And the older version ZV1 has both digital and optical stabilization.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2023-07-04

Is it able to stream at 1080p?

Is it able to stream at 1080p?
Asked by: Rodolfo
Yes, Sony ZV-1 II Digital Camera is able to steam at 1280x720 resolution at 30 fps.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2023-05-24

Hi BH and Sony. You both rock.! What is the ...

Hi BH and Sony. You both rock.! What is the microphone input? USB C? Can I use a splitter to charge and use mic at the same time
Asked by: Richard
The microphone input port on the Sony ZV-1 II Digital Camera (Black) is a standard 3.5mm connection.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2023-06-01

Is there a crop in 4K? Is the crop on the HDMI ...

Is there a crop in 4K? Is the crop on the HDMI output too?
Asked by: Cale
The Sony ZV-1 II Digital Camera has no crop when recording in 4k. When you are using the active stabilization mode, there is a small crop.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2024-01-24

Does usb-c double as headphone port?

Does usb-c double as headphone port?
Asked by: Jose
I am trying to find out what the Mic input is. Some mics have a headphone jack built in so you can use your headphone to monitor. 1. Shure MV-88+ 2. Many of the Rode Microphones have a headphone jack. R. BH alumni from floor lighting Circa 2000
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-06-01

What is the specs for using as a webcam?

What is the specs for using as a webcam?
Asked by: Scott
Sony ZV-1 II Digital Camera offers 1280x720 resolution at 30 fps when used as a webcam.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2023-05-31
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