New Sony ZV-1 Compact 4K Video Camera Packs Hot Shoe & Portrait Mode

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Sony ZV-1 vlogging camera launched

Famend for its prowess with video and stills, the Sony RX-100 has been reincarnated with the ZV-1. Regardless of bearing a putting resemblance to the previous, the Sony ZV-1 brings an entire suite of video-centric features.

Sony ZV-1 audio enhancements

Upon first look, the highest plate of the Sony ZV-1 appears to be the largest indicator of the modifications remodeled the RX-100 sequence cameras.

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Proper smack within the centre is a grille that covers the improved microphones, whereas the pop-up flash has been changed with a sizzling shoe that negates the majority of a further chilly shoe adapter or cage for mounting equipment.

Although directional three-capsule microphone gained’t isolate in addition to a shotgun microphone, it should give loads of voice readability, some environmental noise and wire-free comfort. The Sony ZV-1 comes with a local lifeless cat for windy environments.

Wind screen for outdoor shooting
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Video enhancements

Additionally on the highest plate is a big devoted document button, once more cluing in on the ZV-1’s target market. Bodily, the camera is barely thicker and wider, and has a shorter focal vary of 24-70mm as in comparison with 24-200mm. It does, nonetheless, have a brighter max aperture of f1.8-2.8 as in comparison with the f2.8-4.5 of the RX100 VII.

Whereas it's splendid as a run-and-gun camera for filmmakers, the ZV-1’s facet fold-out display (a rarity on a Sony) will certainly enchantment particularly to vloggers restricted by the flip-up screen on the RX-100. This fashion, the ZV-1 can higher accommodate accent lights and microphones.

It additionally brings again the ND filter that the RX100 VII omitted for the primary time, although it stays an on/off option. It has the identical 20-megapixel sensor, together with the identical real-time AF, monitoring and Eye AF – all nice news.

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Software program enhancements

For video decision, it data 4K at 30 frames per second, and HD at as much as 120 frames per second. It helps Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and HDR to protect the dynamic vary, together with improved stabilisation.

Because it focuses on vloggers, the ZV-1 additionally packs pores and skin tone changes for extra pure on-screen. It additionally has a product showcase mode that shortly refocuses on merchandise positioned within the centre of the body with out having to wrestle with looking autofocus.

Shoot great video, wherever you go
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Most uniquely, it has a defocus mode, which basically emulates the portrait modes seen on smartphones and allows you to blur out the background with a faucet of a button.

Ought to I get the Sony ZV-1?

At USD 800/EUR 800 (SGD 1,135), the Sony ZV-1 is the perfect video-centric camera for these eyeing a compact and devoted running a blog set-up. Ergonomic, audio, video and software enhancements make the ZV-1 a price proposition towards comparable stills-centric cameras just like the RX100 sequence.

Native pricing and availability of the Sony ZV-1 in Singapore have but to be introduced. Conversions are based mostly on charges on the time of publishing.

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