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ZV-E1 full-frame vlog camera

Model: ZV-E1
RM 9,049.00
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  • Features
    Expressive imagery that emphasises your subject

    Expressive imagery that emphasises your subject

    Sony's cutting-edge technologies answer the demands of vloggers for uncompromising image expression. The CMOS Exmor Rโ„ข full-frame sensor delivers wide latitude, low noise, gorgeous full-frame bokeh, and high sensitivity. And with up to 8x more processing power, the latest BIONZ XRโ„ข performs extremely fast real-time image processing and supports 4K 60p, 120p-upgradable recording, with improvements in gradation rendering, colour reproduction and low-noise imaging.

    Choose from a variety of lenses to express yourself

    Choose from a variety of lenses to express yourself

    Because it features Sonyโ€™s E-mount, the ZV-E1 can be used with all E-mount lenses including the superlative G Master series with stunning resolution and world-class bokeh. A choice of focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 1200 mm gives users comprehensive creative control.

    Natural skin tones, Soft Skin Effect and background bokeh

    Natural skin tones, Soft Skin Effect and background bokeh

    The colours and textures of human skin and foliage are rendered consistently, even in challenging lighting conditions. Improved gradation rendering produces better skin tones and highlight roll-off in portraits, while the Soft Skin Effect smoothes out small wrinkles and blemishes and adds clarity around the eyes and mouth. When you want to emphasise your main subject, a press of the Bokeh Switch creates impressive full-frame bokeh in the background.

    Create memorable imagery with Cinematic Vlog Setting

    Create memorable imagery with Cinematic Vlog Setting

    Cinematic Vlog Setting provides an intuitive way to create scenes that look like feature movies. By choosing a Look, Moodย and AF transition speed, anyone can create cinematic vlog footage that ideally matches the scene and creative intent. The Cinematic Vlog Setting includes "Look" options such as S-Cinetone that can enhance skin tones, "Mood" options that can emphasise specific colours, and the AF transition speed that determines how quickly autofocus will switch between subjects. The overall cinematic feel is further enhanced by the use of a 24 fps frame rate and the widescreen Cinemascope aspect ratio (2.35:1) with black bands above and below the image.

    Dynamic active Mode stabilisation

    Dynamic active Mode stabilisation

    A high-precision stabilisation unit and gyro sensors built into the camera, plus optimised image stabilisation algorithms, allow advanced electronic stabilisation to work in conjunction with the cameraโ€™s 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation system in a new Dynamic active Mode. The Dynamic active Mode is approximately 30% more effective than the Active Mode provided in previous models. This makes it easier than ever to shoot smooth, stable vlog footage while moving around for bold, dynamic expression.

    Framing Stabilizer maintains a constant subject position

    Framing Stabilizer maintains a constant subject position

    The Framing Stabilizer feature automatically keeps the subject's position in the frame constant, which can be particularly useful when walking alongside the subject. Advanced AI-based subject recognition technology works with the camera's Dynamic active Modeย image stabilisation to reliably keep the subject in the frame during handheld shooting.

    AI-based Auto Framing for movies

    AI-based Auto Framing for movies

    Using AI-based subject recognition technology, the Auto Framing feature automatically crops the frame to keep the subject in a prominent position when shooting movies. The framing is continually adjusted so that the recorded footage looks like the subject was being followed by an experienced camera operator, even though the camera is mounted on a tripod. In addition to the camera automatically recognising a subject and initialising tracking, any other subject can be selected for tracking by touching it on the cameraโ€™s monitor or the Creators' App on a smartphone.

    AI plus leading technology achieves precision focus

    AI plus leading technology achieves precision focus

    With its innovative AI processing unit, the ZV-E1 can accurately recognise a subject to focus on. In addition to people, animals and birds, the AI unit now makes it possible to recognise insects, cars, trains, and airplanes as subjects. With Real-time Tracking, the recognised subject can be tracked in real time at high speed.

    Tenacious Real-time Tracking

    Tenacious Real-time Tracking

    The ZV-E1's AI-based Real-time Tracking will leave you free to concentrate on framing and composition. Subject recognition performance has improved greatly, offering higher tracking reliability from the moment the function is initiated and making it more useful in a wider range of shooting situations. Even people wearing helmets or masks, or animals facing away from the camera, can be accurately detected and tracked in real time.

    Suppress image shifts while focusing

    Suppress image shifts while focusing

    The ZV-E1 includes a Breathing Compensation function that minimises focus breathing โ€“ changes in angle of view caused by changes in the lens's focus โ€“ that can occur when focusing while recording movies. Sony's original Clear Image Zoom technology is used to automatically maintain a consistent angle of view when focusing, making it possible to achieve smooth, dramatic focusing effects.

    Product Showcase Setting for product review videos

    Product Showcase Setting for product review videos

    The Product Showcase Setting makes it easy to shoot product review videos. The camera will smoothly switch focus from your face to a product held in front of the lens and then back to your face when the product is moved away. Product Showcase Setting can be turned on or off simply by pressing the dedicated button provided.

    Multiple Face Recognition

    Multiple Face Recognition

    With this feature the camera will automatically adjust bokeh and focus on multiple recognised faces in group shots, so you don't have to worry that only people in the foreground are in focus while the faces of people in the back are out of focus. No manual aperture adjustment is required, so you can go with the flow of the moment to capture natural expressions.

    Creative zoom control

    Creative zoom control

    The zoom lever located on top of the grip not only controls compatible powered zoom lenses, but also allows Clear Image Zoom to be used with unpowered zoom and prime lenses with less image degradation. Real-time Recognition AF, Real-time Tracking, and focus area settings remain active while zooming digitally or with Clear Image Zoom, ensuring that the full precision and speed of the cameraโ€™s phase-detection AF system is realised even during digital zoom operations.

    Slow and Quick Motionย 

    Slow and Quick Motionย 

    For astonishing slow motion, S&Q modes record every detail using bit rates up to 600 Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit, XAVC S-I 60p), or up to 240 fps capture (Full HD) for 10x slower playback. S&Q modes let you capture fresh new perspectives on dynamic sport and other action.

    Intelligent 3 Capsule Microphone

    Intelligent 3 Capsule Microphone

    The ZV-E1 features a high-performance 3-capsule microphone with variable directivity that is capable of picking up clear audio in outdoor situations where wind and environmental noise can be a problem. The microphone is designed to clearly capture the voice of your main subject, and depending on your shoot you can set the microphone's directivity to Front, Rear, All Directions or Auto.

    Advanced movie recording modes: 10-bit 4:2:2

    Advanced movie recording modes: 10-bit 4:2:2

    The ZV-E1 can record 10-bit 4:2:2 video internally when using Long GOP or All Intra compression, making it possible to grade for fuller, more natural gradations while providing greater editing freedom.

    S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3

    S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3

    S-Log3 offers enhanced reproduction of shadow to mid-tone (18% grey) gradations. Colour spaces include S-Gamut3, with even better colour reproduction than S-Gamut, and S-Gamut3.Cine, a colour space that has been designed to provide a look similar to scanned cinema film. The combination of S-Gamut3.Cine, which has a slightly wider colour gamut than DCI-P3 digital cinema, and S-Log3 allows easier colour grading for the DCI-P3 or 709 video colour space.

    Picture Profile with imported LUT files

    Picture Profile with imported LUT files

    Custom user LUT files (.cube format) can be imported into the camera and assigned to Picture Profiles. This makes it easy to use LUTs to create specific looks when shooting in modes other than preset looks. The look is recorded in-camera, so colour correction in post processing can be minimised or eliminated altogether.

    Flexible ISO for greater exposure setting freedom

    Flexible ISO for greater exposure setting freedom

    Flexible ISO is an S-Log3 shooting mode that allows ISO sensitivity to change according to the brightness of the scene, while aperture and shutter speed are set manually. ISO can be set to AUTO or manually set between 640 and 102400 (160 and 409600 in expanded ISO mode) as required for optimum exposure.

    Smallest and lightest in the world in its class

    Smallest and lightest in the world in its class

    The ZV-E1 is the world's most compact, lightweight vlog camera with a full-frame CMOS sensor and lens interchangeability. Its small size and light weight make it ideal for handheld shooting as well as for gimbal and drone mounting, for extraordinary mobility that gives vloggers new capabilities for creative expression.

    Simple operation for stress-free shooting

    Simple operation for stress-free shooting

    The side-opening vari-angle LCD screen and the positioning of major controls have been designed for convenient shooting of selfies and vlogs. The LCD screen makes it easy to check framing while shooting from just about any angle, while the REC button, Still/Movie/S&Q selector, custom buttons and other controls on the camera's top panel are laid out for easy access and operation.

    Intuitive touch operations

    Intuitive touch operations

    Swiping the left or right edge of the monitor display reveals touch function icons at the top that control the shooting mode, Cinematic Vlog Setting, and more. Additionally, the function (Fn) menu can be displayed by swiping up on the monitor. Other refinements include exposure compensation and white balance touch-control icons that have been added to the existing F-stop, shutter speed, and ISO icons at the bottom of the monitor display.

    Quick access to frequently used menu items

    Quick access to frequently used menu items

    The ZV-E1 provides quick access to frequently used items such as frame rate, shutter speed and other essential shooting parameters via a list-style main menu. Display of this menu can be assigned to a custom button so that parameters can be quickly checked and edited prior to shooting. Separate main menus optimised for movies and stills are available.

    Dust- and moisture-resistant design

    Dust- and moisture-resistant design

    Sealing is provided around all buttons and dials, while all body seams incorporate a tongue-and-groove structure for double protection. Effective sealing throughout the body contributes to outstanding resistance to dust and moisture in challenging outdoor conditions.

    Z-series battery

    Z-series battery

    The ZV-E1 uses Sonyโ€™s high-capacity Z battery. For even better power performance the image processing engine, image sensor, and related circuitry have been designed to optimise power economy under all shooting conditions.

    Convenient features for confident shooting

    Convenient features for confident shooting

    Shoot with confidence while the ZV-E1 backs you up with a range of helpful features. These include a recording lamp on the front of the camera, so you can clearly see when recording is in progress. There is also a self-timer for movie shooting, with a countdown indicator prominently displayed in the centre of the screen, making it easier to record only required footage.

    Optional accessories to make the most of vlogging

    Optional accessories to make the most of vlogging

    You can boost your vlog's sound with an optional external microphone, attached easily to the ZV-E1's microphone jack. And smooth, one-handed operation is yours with the optional GP-VPT2BT Shooting Grip with Wireless Remote Commander. The grip features easily accessible zoom and still/movie shooting controls, and it can also be used as a tripod.

    Easy, stable smartphone connectivity

    Easy, stable smartphone connectivity

    Connection stability when transferring images from the camera to the Creatorsโ€™ App on a smartphone has been greatly improved, as transfers continue in the background even if the smartphone display sleeps or a different app is launched. Workflow from shooting to sharing has been notably improved overall.

    High-quality live streaming

    High-quality live streaming

    The ZV-E1 makes it possible to do live streaming at 4K 30p, with UVC/UAC support. Connected to a personal computer or smartphone via USB, the camera can function as a 4K (2160p) webcam. Add a new dimension to online meetings, live events or even simple conversations with family and friends, as you take advantage of features like narrow depth of field, optical zoom, theย Intelligentย 3 Capsule Microphone, Face Priority AE and Eye AF.

    Environment-friendly packaging

    Environment-friendly packaging

    The outer packaging of the ZV-E1 employs Sonyโ€™s "Original Blend Material" consisting of bamboo, sugar cane, and recycled paper. It contains no plastics. This special material produces recyclable packaging of high quality and durability that has low environmental impact.

    Recycled materials

    Recycled materials

    No non-recyclable resources are used in our repeatedly recyclable, durable, high quality SORPLASโ„ข material. SORPLAS and other recyclable materials are used in camera bodies as much as possible, reducing stress on the environment without compromising performance or functionality in any way.ย 

    Upgrade from 4K 60p to 4K 120p

    Upgrade from 4K 60p to 4K 120p

    The ZV-E1 offers in-camera 4K recording at up to 120 frames per second. Extraordinarily smooth 5x (max.) slow-motion imagery at QFHD resolution with autofocus provides new expressive capability. 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.

  • Specifications

    General

    CAMERA TYPE

    Interchangeable lens digital camera

    Lens Mount

    E-mount

    Camera Section

    TYPE

    35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor

    NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)

    Still images: Approx. 12.1 megapixels max. , Movies: Approx. 10.1 megapixels max.

    OPTICAL LOW PASS FILTER

    Yes

    COLOR TEMPERATURE RANGE

    2500 K - 9900 K

    ANTIโ€DUST FUNCTION

    Yes

    Recording system (Still Image)

    Recording Format

    JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)

    Image Size (pixels) [3:2]

    35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2832 (12 M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1 M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3.0 M)

    Image Quality Modes

    RAW, JPEG, HEIF(4:2:0 / 4:2:2), RAW+JPEG, RAW+HEIF

    14bit RAW

    Yes

    Recording system (Movie)

    VIDEO COMPRESSION

    XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265

    AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT

    LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit), LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 24 bit), LPCM 4ch (48 kHz 24 bit)

    MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC HS 4K)

    3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 23.98p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps / 30 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps), 23.98p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps)

    MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S 4K)

    3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (150 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps), 29.97p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 23.98p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (200 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps), 29.97p (140 Mbps ), 25p (140 Mbps ), 23.98p (100 Mbps )

    MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S HD)

    1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.): 119.88p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 59.94p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 29.97p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 23.98p (50 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (50 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps), 29.97p (50 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps), 23.98p (50 Mbps)

    MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S-I 4K)

    3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (600 Mbps), 50p (500 Mbps), 29.97p (300 Mbps), 25p (250 Mbps), 23.98p (240 Mbps)

    MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S-I HD)

    1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (222 Mbps), 50p (185 Mbps), 29.97p (111 Mbps), 25p (93 Mbps), 23.98p (89 Mbps)

    Movie Functions

    SLOW & QUICK MOTION (S&Q)

    Yes

    PROXY RECORDING

    Yes

    TC / UB

    Yes

    RAW OUTPUT

    -

    Recording System

    Memory Card Slot

    Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card

    Focus System

    TYPE

    Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)

    FOCUS POINT

    Still images: Max. 759 points (phase-detection AF), Movies: Max. 627 points (phase-detection AF)

    SENSITIVITY RANGE

    EV-6 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

    RECOGNITION TARGET (STILL IMAGES)

    Human, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car, Train, Airplane

    RECOGNITION TARGET (MOVIES)

    Human, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car, Train, Airplane

    OTHER FEATURES

    AF Track Sens. (Still), AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Switch V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist.,Circ. of Focus Point, Focus Map (Movie), AF Assist (Movie)

    AF ILLUMINATOR

    -

    Exposure Control

    METERING TYPE

    1200-zone evaluative metering

    METERING SENSITIVITY

    EV-3 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

    EXPOSURE COMPENSATION

    +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)

    ISO SENSITIVITY

    Still images: ISO 80-102400 (expandable to ISO 40 - 409600), AUTO (ISO 80-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 80-102400 equivalent (expandable to ISO 40 - 409600), AUTO (ISO 80-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

    ANTI-FLICKER SHOOT.

    -

    Viewfinder

    TYPE

    -

    LCD Screen

    TYPE

    7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT

    Touch Panel

    Yes

    NUMBER OF DOTS (TOTAL)

    1 036 800 dots

    Adjustable Angle

    Opening Angle: Approx. 176 ยฐ, Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 ยฐ

    Other Features

    OTHER FEATURES

    Product Showcase Set, Background Defocus, Soft Skin Effect, Creative Look, Custom function, Picture Profile, Time-lapse, Cinematic Vlog Setting, Auto Framing, Framing Stabilizer, My Image Style

    Clear Image Zoom

    STILL IMAGES

    Approx. 2x,

    MOVIES

    Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)

    Shutter

    Shutter Type

    Electronic shutter

    Shutter Speed

    Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s, Movies: 1/8000 to 1 s

    Flash Sync. Speed

    1/30 s (35mm full frame), 1/60 s (APS-C)

    Flash

    TYPE

    -

    CONTROL

    Pre-flash TTL

    FLASH COMPENSATION

    +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

    EXTERNAL FLASH

    Sony ฮฑ System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe

    Drive

    SPEED (APPROX. MAX.)

    Hi+: 10 fps

    NO. OF FRAME RECORDABLE (APPROX.)

    JPEG Extra fine L: over 1000 frames, JPEG Fine L: over 1000 frames, JPEG Standard L: over 1000 frames, RAW: over 1000 frames, RAW & JPG: 416 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed): over 1000 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed) & JPEG: 92 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 85 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 57 frames

    Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

    -

    Playback

    Modes

    Enlarged display mode, Protect,Rating, Shot Mark (Movie), Divider Frame,Crop, Photo Capture

    Accessibility

    FUNCTIONS

    Screen Reader, Focus Magnifier, Focus Map (Movie), Peaking Display, Subject Recognition in AF, Touch Focus, Touch Tracking, Touch Shutter, Touch AE, Vari-angle LCD screen, Custom function

    Interface

    Interfaces

    Yes (SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible)

    NFC

    -

    SYNC. TERMINAL

    -

    Interface

    PC Interface

    Mass-storage / MTP

    Multi / Micro USB Terminal

    -

    WIRELESS LAN (BUILT-IN)

    Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz band/5 GHz band))

    Bluetooth

    Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.2 (2.4 GHz band))

    HDMI CONNECTOR

    HDMI micro connector (Type-D), 3840 x 2160 (59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94p / 50p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94i / 50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 10bit / RGB 8bit

    Multi Interface Shoe

    Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)

    Mic Terminal

    Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

    Headphone Terminal

    Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

    REMOTE CONTROL (WIRELESS)

    Yes (Bluetooth remote control)

    LAN Terminal

    -

    FUNCTIONS

    Send to smartphone, Remote control via smartphone, PC Remote

    USB Streaming

    VIDEO DATA FORMAT

    MJPEG, YUV420

    VIDEO RESOLUTION

    3840 x 2160 (15p / 30p), 3840 x 2160 (12.5p / 25p), 1920 x 1080 (30p / 60p), 1920 x 1080 (25p / 50p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 1280 x 720 (25p)

    AUDIO DATA FORMAT

    LPCM 2ch (16bit 48 kHz)

    Audio

    Microphone

    Built-in, stereo

    Speaker

    Built-in, monaural

    Lens Compensation

    LENS COMPENSATION

    Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Breathing (Movie)

    Power

    BATTERY

    One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100

    STILL IMAGES

    Approx. 570 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

    MOVIES (ACTUAL RECORDING)

    Approx. 95 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

    MOVIE (CONTINUOUS RECORDING)

    Approx. 140 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

    Internal Battery Charge

    Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)

    USB Power supply

    Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)

    Power Consumption

    WITH LCD SCREEN

    Still images: Approx. 3.5 W (with FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens attached), Movies: Approx. 7.0 W (with FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens attached)

    Others

    Operating Temperature

    0 - 40 โ„ƒ / 32 - 104 ยฐF

    Weight

    WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD INCLUDED

    Approx. 483 g

    WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD INCLUDED (OZ. )

    Approx. 1 lb 1.1 oz

    BODY ONLY

    Approx. 399 g

    BODY ONLY (OZ. )

    Approx. 0 lb 14.1 oz

    Dimensions

    DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)

    Approx. 121.0 x 71.9 x 54.3 mm (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR)

    DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) (IN.)

    Approx. 4 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR)

    Operating temparature

    OPERATING TEMPERATURE

    0 - 40 โ„ƒ / 32 - 104 ยฐF

    Supplied Accesory

    KIT LENS

    -

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORY

    Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100, Shoulder strap, Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap

  • Support
  • features
    • Features
      Expressive imagery that emphasises your subject

      Expressive imagery that emphasises your subject

      Sony's cutting-edge technologies answer the demands of vloggers for uncompromising image expression. The CMOS Exmor Rโ„ข full-frame sensor delivers wide latitude, low noise, gorgeous full-frame bokeh, and high sensitivity. And with up to 8x more processing power, the latest BIONZ XRโ„ข performs extremely fast real-time image processing and supports 4K 60p, 120p-upgradable recording, with improvements in gradation rendering, colour reproduction and low-noise imaging.

      Choose from a variety of lenses to express yourself

      Choose from a variety of lenses to express yourself

      Because it features Sonyโ€™s E-mount, the ZV-E1 can be used with all E-mount lenses including the superlative G Master series with stunning resolution and world-class bokeh. A choice of focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 1200 mm gives users comprehensive creative control.

      Natural skin tones, Soft Skin Effect and background bokeh

      Natural skin tones, Soft Skin Effect and background bokeh

      The colours and textures of human skin and foliage are rendered consistently, even in challenging lighting conditions. Improved gradation rendering produces better skin tones and highlight roll-off in portraits, while the Soft Skin Effect smoothes out small wrinkles and blemishes and adds clarity around the eyes and mouth. When you want to emphasise your main subject, a press of the Bokeh Switch creates impressive full-frame bokeh in the background.

      Create memorable imagery with Cinematic Vlog Setting

      Create memorable imagery with Cinematic Vlog Setting

      Cinematic Vlog Setting provides an intuitive way to create scenes that look like feature movies. By choosing a Look, Moodย and AF transition speed, anyone can create cinematic vlog footage that ideally matches the scene and creative intent. The Cinematic Vlog Setting includes "Look" options such as S-Cinetone that can enhance skin tones, "Mood" options that can emphasise specific colours, and the AF transition speed that determines how quickly autofocus will switch between subjects. The overall cinematic feel is further enhanced by the use of a 24 fps frame rate and the widescreen Cinemascope aspect ratio (2.35:1) with black bands above and below the image.

      Dynamic active Mode stabilisation

      Dynamic active Mode stabilisation

      A high-precision stabilisation unit and gyro sensors built into the camera, plus optimised image stabilisation algorithms, allow advanced electronic stabilisation to work in conjunction with the cameraโ€™s 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation system in a new Dynamic active Mode. The Dynamic active Mode is approximately 30% more effective than the Active Mode provided in previous models. This makes it easier than ever to shoot smooth, stable vlog footage while moving around for bold, dynamic expression.

      Framing Stabilizer maintains a constant subject position

      Framing Stabilizer maintains a constant subject position

      The Framing Stabilizer feature automatically keeps the subject's position in the frame constant, which can be particularly useful when walking alongside the subject. Advanced AI-based subject recognition technology works with the camera's Dynamic active Modeย image stabilisation to reliably keep the subject in the frame during handheld shooting.

      AI-based Auto Framing for movies

      AI-based Auto Framing for movies

      Using AI-based subject recognition technology, the Auto Framing feature automatically crops the frame to keep the subject in a prominent position when shooting movies. The framing is continually adjusted so that the recorded footage looks like the subject was being followed by an experienced camera operator, even though the camera is mounted on a tripod. In addition to the camera automatically recognising a subject and initialising tracking, any other subject can be selected for tracking by touching it on the cameraโ€™s monitor or the Creators' App on a smartphone.

      AI plus leading technology achieves precision focus

      AI plus leading technology achieves precision focus

      With its innovative AI processing unit, the ZV-E1 can accurately recognise a subject to focus on. In addition to people, animals and birds, the AI unit now makes it possible to recognise insects, cars, trains, and airplanes as subjects. With Real-time Tracking, the recognised subject can be tracked in real time at high speed.

      Tenacious Real-time Tracking

      Tenacious Real-time Tracking

      The ZV-E1's AI-based Real-time Tracking will leave you free to concentrate on framing and composition. Subject recognition performance has improved greatly, offering higher tracking reliability from the moment the function is initiated and making it more useful in a wider range of shooting situations. Even people wearing helmets or masks, or animals facing away from the camera, can be accurately detected and tracked in real time.

      Suppress image shifts while focusing

      Suppress image shifts while focusing

      The ZV-E1 includes a Breathing Compensation function that minimises focus breathing โ€“ changes in angle of view caused by changes in the lens's focus โ€“ that can occur when focusing while recording movies. Sony's original Clear Image Zoom technology is used to automatically maintain a consistent angle of view when focusing, making it possible to achieve smooth, dramatic focusing effects.

      Product Showcase Setting for product review videos

      Product Showcase Setting for product review videos

      The Product Showcase Setting makes it easy to shoot product review videos. The camera will smoothly switch focus from your face to a product held in front of the lens and then back to your face when the product is moved away. Product Showcase Setting can be turned on or off simply by pressing the dedicated button provided.

      Multiple Face Recognition

      Multiple Face Recognition

      With this feature the camera will automatically adjust bokeh and focus on multiple recognised faces in group shots, so you don't have to worry that only people in the foreground are in focus while the faces of people in the back are out of focus. No manual aperture adjustment is required, so you can go with the flow of the moment to capture natural expressions.

      Creative zoom control

      Creative zoom control

      The zoom lever located on top of the grip not only controls compatible powered zoom lenses, but also allows Clear Image Zoom to be used with unpowered zoom and prime lenses with less image degradation. Real-time Recognition AF, Real-time Tracking, and focus area settings remain active while zooming digitally or with Clear Image Zoom, ensuring that the full precision and speed of the cameraโ€™s phase-detection AF system is realised even during digital zoom operations.

      Slow and Quick Motionย 

      Slow and Quick Motionย 

      For astonishing slow motion, S&Q modes record every detail using bit rates up to 600 Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit, XAVC S-I 60p), or up to 240 fps capture (Full HD) for 10x slower playback. S&Q modes let you capture fresh new perspectives on dynamic sport and other action.

      Intelligent 3 Capsule Microphone

      Intelligent 3 Capsule Microphone

      The ZV-E1 features a high-performance 3-capsule microphone with variable directivity that is capable of picking up clear audio in outdoor situations where wind and environmental noise can be a problem. The microphone is designed to clearly capture the voice of your main subject, and depending on your shoot you can set the microphone's directivity to Front, Rear, All Directions or Auto.

      Advanced movie recording modes: 10-bit 4:2:2

      Advanced movie recording modes: 10-bit 4:2:2

      The ZV-E1 can record 10-bit 4:2:2 video internally when using Long GOP or All Intra compression, making it possible to grade for fuller, more natural gradations while providing greater editing freedom.

      S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3

      S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3

      S-Log3 offers enhanced reproduction of shadow to mid-tone (18% grey) gradations. Colour spaces include S-Gamut3, with even better colour reproduction than S-Gamut, and S-Gamut3.Cine, a colour space that has been designed to provide a look similar to scanned cinema film. The combination of S-Gamut3.Cine, which has a slightly wider colour gamut than DCI-P3 digital cinema, and S-Log3 allows easier colour grading for the DCI-P3 or 709 video colour space.

      Picture Profile with imported LUT files

      Picture Profile with imported LUT files

      Custom user LUT files (.cube format) can be imported into the camera and assigned to Picture Profiles. This makes it easy to use LUTs to create specific looks when shooting in modes other than preset looks. The look is recorded in-camera, so colour correction in post processing can be minimised or eliminated altogether.

      Flexible ISO for greater exposure setting freedom

      Flexible ISO for greater exposure setting freedom

      Flexible ISO is an S-Log3 shooting mode that allows ISO sensitivity to change according to the brightness of the scene, while aperture and shutter speed are set manually. ISO can be set to AUTO or manually set between 640 and 102400 (160 and 409600 in expanded ISO mode) as required for optimum exposure.

      Smallest and lightest in the world in its class

      Smallest and lightest in the world in its class

      The ZV-E1 is the world's most compact, lightweight vlog camera with a full-frame CMOS sensor and lens interchangeability. Its small size and light weight make it ideal for handheld shooting as well as for gimbal and drone mounting, for extraordinary mobility that gives vloggers new capabilities for creative expression.

      Simple operation for stress-free shooting

      Simple operation for stress-free shooting

      The side-opening vari-angle LCD screen and the positioning of major controls have been designed for convenient shooting of selfies and vlogs. The LCD screen makes it easy to check framing while shooting from just about any angle, while the REC button, Still/Movie/S&Q selector, custom buttons and other controls on the camera's top panel are laid out for easy access and operation.

      Intuitive touch operations

      Intuitive touch operations

      Swiping the left or right edge of the monitor display reveals touch function icons at the top that control the shooting mode, Cinematic Vlog Setting, and more. Additionally, the function (Fn) menu can be displayed by swiping up on the monitor. Other refinements include exposure compensation and white balance touch-control icons that have been added to the existing F-stop, shutter speed, and ISO icons at the bottom of the monitor display.

      Quick access to frequently used menu items

      Quick access to frequently used menu items

      The ZV-E1 provides quick access to frequently used items such as frame rate, shutter speed and other essential shooting parameters via a list-style main menu. Display of this menu can be assigned to a custom button so that parameters can be quickly checked and edited prior to shooting. Separate main menus optimised for movies and stills are available.

      Dust- and moisture-resistant design

      Dust- and moisture-resistant design

      Sealing is provided around all buttons and dials, while all body seams incorporate a tongue-and-groove structure for double protection. Effective sealing throughout the body contributes to outstanding resistance to dust and moisture in challenging outdoor conditions.

      Z-series battery

      Z-series battery

      The ZV-E1 uses Sonyโ€™s high-capacity Z battery. For even better power performance the image processing engine, image sensor, and related circuitry have been designed to optimise power economy under all shooting conditions.

      Convenient features for confident shooting

      Convenient features for confident shooting

      Shoot with confidence while the ZV-E1 backs you up with a range of helpful features. These include a recording lamp on the front of the camera, so you can clearly see when recording is in progress. There is also a self-timer for movie shooting, with a countdown indicator prominently displayed in the centre of the screen, making it easier to record only required footage.

      Optional accessories to make the most of vlogging

      Optional accessories to make the most of vlogging

      You can boost your vlog's sound with an optional external microphone, attached easily to the ZV-E1's microphone jack. And smooth, one-handed operation is yours with the optional GP-VPT2BT Shooting Grip with Wireless Remote Commander. The grip features easily accessible zoom and still/movie shooting controls, and it can also be used as a tripod.

      Easy, stable smartphone connectivity

      Easy, stable smartphone connectivity

      Connection stability when transferring images from the camera to the Creatorsโ€™ App on a smartphone has been greatly improved, as transfers continue in the background even if the smartphone display sleeps or a different app is launched. Workflow from shooting to sharing has been notably improved overall.

      High-quality live streaming

      High-quality live streaming

      The ZV-E1 makes it possible to do live streaming at 4K 30p, with UVC/UAC support. Connected to a personal computer or smartphone via USB, the camera can function as a 4K (2160p) webcam. Add a new dimension to online meetings, live events or even simple conversations with family and friends, as you take advantage of features like narrow depth of field, optical zoom, theย Intelligentย 3 Capsule Microphone, Face Priority AE and Eye AF.

      Environment-friendly packaging

      Environment-friendly packaging

      The outer packaging of the ZV-E1 employs Sonyโ€™s "Original Blend Material" consisting of bamboo, sugar cane, and recycled paper. It contains no plastics. This special material produces recyclable packaging of high quality and durability that has low environmental impact.

      Recycled materials

      Recycled materials

      No non-recyclable resources are used in our repeatedly recyclable, durable, high quality SORPLASโ„ข material. SORPLAS and other recyclable materials are used in camera bodies as much as possible, reducing stress on the environment without compromising performance or functionality in any way.ย 

      Upgrade from 4K 60p to 4K 120p

      Upgrade from 4K 60p to 4K 120p

      The ZV-E1 offers in-camera 4K recording at up to 120 frames per second. Extraordinarily smooth 5x (max.) slow-motion imagery at QFHD resolution with autofocus provides new expressive capability. 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.

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      General

      CAMERA TYPE

      Interchangeable lens digital camera

      Lens Mount

      E-mount

      Camera Section

      TYPE

      35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor

      NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)

      Still images: Approx. 12.1 megapixels max. , Movies: Approx. 10.1 megapixels max.

      OPTICAL LOW PASS FILTER

      Yes

      COLOR TEMPERATURE RANGE

      2500 K - 9900 K

      ANTIโ€DUST FUNCTION

      Yes

      Recording system (Still Image)

      Recording Format

      JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format compliant)

      Image Size (pixels) [3:2]

      35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2832 (12 M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1 M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3.0 M)

      Image Quality Modes

      RAW, JPEG, HEIF(4:2:0 / 4:2:2), RAW+JPEG, RAW+HEIF

      14bit RAW

      Yes

      Recording system (Movie)

      VIDEO COMPRESSION

      XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265

      AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT

      LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit), LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 24 bit), LPCM 4ch (48 kHz 24 bit)

      MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC HS 4K)

      3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps / 75 Mbps / 45 Mbps), 23.98p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps / 30 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps / 100 Mbps), 23.98p (100 Mbps / 50 Mbps)

      MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S 4K)

      3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (150 Mbps), 50p (150 Mbps), 29.97p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 23.98p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (200 Mbps), 50p (200 Mbps), 29.97p (140 Mbps ), 25p (140 Mbps ), 23.98p (100 Mbps )

      MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S HD)

      1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.): 119.88p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 59.94p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 29.97p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 23.98p (50 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (50 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps), 29.97p (50 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps), 23.98p (50 Mbps)

      MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S-I 4K)

      3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (600 Mbps), 50p (500 Mbps), 29.97p (300 Mbps), 25p (250 Mbps), 23.98p (240 Mbps)

      MOVIE RECORDING FORMAT (XAVC S-I HD)

      1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.): 59.94p (222 Mbps), 50p (185 Mbps), 29.97p (111 Mbps), 25p (93 Mbps), 23.98p (89 Mbps)

      Movie Functions

      SLOW & QUICK MOTION (S&Q)

      Yes

      PROXY RECORDING

      Yes

      TC / UB

      Yes

      RAW OUTPUT

      -

      Recording System

      Memory Card Slot

      Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card

      Focus System

      TYPE

      Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)

      FOCUS POINT

      Still images: Max. 759 points (phase-detection AF), Movies: Max. 627 points (phase-detection AF)

      SENSITIVITY RANGE

      EV-6 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

      RECOGNITION TARGET (STILL IMAGES)

      Human, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car, Train, Airplane

      RECOGNITION TARGET (MOVIES)

      Human, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car, Train, Airplane

      OTHER FEATURES

      AF Track Sens. (Still), AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Switch V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist.,Circ. of Focus Point, Focus Map (Movie), AF Assist (Movie)

      AF ILLUMINATOR

      -

      Exposure Control

      METERING TYPE

      1200-zone evaluative metering

      METERING SENSITIVITY

      EV-3 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

      EXPOSURE COMPENSATION

      +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)

      ISO SENSITIVITY

      Still images: ISO 80-102400 (expandable to ISO 40 - 409600), AUTO (ISO 80-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 80-102400 equivalent (expandable to ISO 40 - 409600), AUTO (ISO 80-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

      ANTI-FLICKER SHOOT.

      -

      Viewfinder

      TYPE

      -

      LCD Screen

      TYPE

      7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT

      Touch Panel

      Yes

      NUMBER OF DOTS (TOTAL)

      1 036 800 dots

      Adjustable Angle

      Opening Angle: Approx. 176 ยฐ, Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 ยฐ

      Other Features

      OTHER FEATURES

      Product Showcase Set, Background Defocus, Soft Skin Effect, Creative Look, Custom function, Picture Profile, Time-lapse, Cinematic Vlog Setting, Auto Framing, Framing Stabilizer, My Image Style

      Clear Image Zoom

      STILL IMAGES

      Approx. 2x,

      MOVIES

      Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)

      Shutter

      Shutter Type

      Electronic shutter

      Shutter Speed

      Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s, Movies: 1/8000 to 1 s

      Flash Sync. Speed

      1/30 s (35mm full frame), 1/60 s (APS-C)

      Flash

      TYPE

      -

      CONTROL

      Pre-flash TTL

      FLASH COMPENSATION

      +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

      EXTERNAL FLASH

      Sony ฮฑ System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe

      Drive

      SPEED (APPROX. MAX.)

      Hi+: 10 fps

      NO. OF FRAME RECORDABLE (APPROX.)

      JPEG Extra fine L: over 1000 frames, JPEG Fine L: over 1000 frames, JPEG Standard L: over 1000 frames, RAW: over 1000 frames, RAW & JPG: 416 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed): over 1000 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed) & JPEG: 92 frames, RAW (Uncompressed): 85 frames, RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 57 frames

      Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

      -

      Playback

      Modes

      Enlarged display mode, Protect,Rating, Shot Mark (Movie), Divider Frame,Crop, Photo Capture

      Accessibility

      FUNCTIONS

      Screen Reader, Focus Magnifier, Focus Map (Movie), Peaking Display, Subject Recognition in AF, Touch Focus, Touch Tracking, Touch Shutter, Touch AE, Vari-angle LCD screen, Custom function

      Interface

      Interfaces

      Yes (SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible)

      NFC

      -

      SYNC. TERMINAL

      -

      Interface

      PC Interface

      Mass-storage / MTP

      Multi / Micro USB Terminal

      -

      WIRELESS LAN (BUILT-IN)

      Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz band/5 GHz band))

      Bluetooth

      Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.2 (2.4 GHz band))

      HDMI CONNECTOR

      HDMI micro connector (Type-D), 3840 x 2160 (59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94p / 50p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94i / 50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 10bit / RGB 8bit

      Multi Interface Shoe

      Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)

      Mic Terminal

      Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

      Headphone Terminal

      Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)

      REMOTE CONTROL (WIRELESS)

      Yes (Bluetooth remote control)

      LAN Terminal

      -

      FUNCTIONS

      Send to smartphone, Remote control via smartphone, PC Remote

      USB Streaming

      VIDEO DATA FORMAT

      MJPEG, YUV420

      VIDEO RESOLUTION

      3840 x 2160 (15p / 30p), 3840 x 2160 (12.5p / 25p), 1920 x 1080 (30p / 60p), 1920 x 1080 (25p / 50p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 1280 x 720 (25p)

      AUDIO DATA FORMAT

      LPCM 2ch (16bit 48 kHz)

      Audio

      Microphone

      Built-in, stereo

      Speaker

      Built-in, monaural

      Lens Compensation

      LENS COMPENSATION

      Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Breathing (Movie)

      Power

      BATTERY

      One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100

      STILL IMAGES

      Approx. 570 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

      MOVIES (ACTUAL RECORDING)

      Approx. 95 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

      MOVIE (CONTINUOUS RECORDING)

      Approx. 140 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)

      Internal Battery Charge

      Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)

      USB Power supply

      Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)

      Power Consumption

      WITH LCD SCREEN

      Still images: Approx. 3.5 W (with FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens attached), Movies: Approx. 7.0 W (with FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens attached)

      Others

      Operating Temperature

      0 - 40 โ„ƒ / 32 - 104 ยฐF

      Weight

      WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD INCLUDED

      Approx. 483 g

      WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD INCLUDED (OZ. )

      Approx. 1 lb 1.1 oz

      BODY ONLY

      Approx. 399 g

      BODY ONLY (OZ. )

      Approx. 0 lb 14.1 oz

      Dimensions

      DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)

      Approx. 121.0 x 71.9 x 54.3 mm (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR)

      DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) (IN.)

      Approx. 4 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR)

      Operating temparature

      OPERATING TEMPERATURE

      0 - 40 โ„ƒ / 32 - 104 ยฐF

      Supplied Accesory

      KIT LENS

      -

      SUPPLIED ACCESSORY

      Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100, Shoulder strap, Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap

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