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Sony ZV-E1 Full-Frame Mirrorless Vlog Camera Body (White)

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Product Variants

  • Full-frame 12.1MP Exmor R sensor, optimized for 4K, sensitivity and speed
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 recording with direct pixel readout, Long GOP or All Intra formats
  • Create memorable imagery with ease with Cinematic Vlog Setting
  • Dedicated AI Processor and Real-time Recognition for accurate subject tracking
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization and Dynamic active Mode for stable recording
  • AI-based Framing Stabilizer maintains a constant subject position within the frame
  • AI-based Auto Framing automatically adjusts the framing to highlight your subject
  • Multiple Face Recognition automatically optimizes depth of field for selfies or groups
  • Picture Profile with support for imported LUT files for monitoring and recording
  • Intelligent 3 Capsule internal microphone with variable directivity
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount lenses for comprehensive creativity
  • Upgrade from 4K 60p to 4K 120p internal recording for up to 5x slow motion
  • Natural skin tones, Soft Skin Effect and one-touch background bokeh control
  • My Image Style directly adjusts 4 key parameters to create expressive imagery
  • Product Showcase Setting focuses on highlighted items for product reviews
  • S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3 color science
  • Flexible ISO Log shooting mode for greater exposure setting freedom
  • Breathing Compensation function suppresses image shifts while focusing
  • In-camera Time-lapse creation to capture unforgettable moments
  • Creative, versatile zoom control by conveniently accessed zoom lever
  • Multi Interface (MI) shoe with digital audio interface for external microphones
  • Easy, stable smartphone connectivity
  • High-quality live streaming
  • Simplified, intuitive touch operations on LCD panel
  • Quick access to frequently used menu items
  • Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting
  • Convenient features for confident shooting
  • High-capacity Z series battery
  • Optional accessories to make the most of vlogging
  • Dust and moisture resistant design for use in challenging conditions
  • The world's smallest, lightest full-frame interchangeable lens vlog camera
  • Accessibility features that facilitate operation
  • Recycled materials in Digital Cameras
  • Environment-friendly packaging and non-plastic materials

Sony's Alpha ZV-E1 with Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera with 28-60mm Lens features a full-frame image sensor with extraordinary sensitivity and wide dynamic range together with advanced color science captures expressive, cinematic imagery. Innovative AI powered functions enable a solo creator to capture footage that would otherwise require a separate camera operator. ZV-E1's unique combination of performance and convenience takes your creativity to the next level.

Expressive imagery that emphasizes the subject
Working with the ZV-E1's 12.1 MP full-frame sensor, the latest BIONZ XR™ engine provides high-speed processing to support 4K 60p, 120p upgradable recording, while an AI processing unit improves subject-recognition capabilities for advanced vlogging applications.

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

Intuitive Cinematic Vlog Setting
By using Cinematic Vlog Setting and choosing a Look and Mood, you can create cinematic vlog footage that matches the scene and your creative intent. 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.

Rely on stable camera work
A compact, precision stabilization unit and gyro sensors plus optimized algorithms achieve up to 5.0-step stabilization. Dynamic active Mode further improves stability by up to 30% compared to previously, while the Framing Stabilizerautomatically maintains the subject's position in the frame, using Dynamic active Mode and AI-based subject recognition.

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. Even though the camera is mounted on a tripod, framing is continually adjusted so that recorded footage looks like the subject was being followed by an experienced camera operator.

Real-time Recognition AF
With its innovative AI processing unit, the ZV-E1 uses subject form data to accurately recognize movement, providing an improvement of approx. 60% in human eye recognition. Human pose estimation technology recognizes body and head position, so you can even track a subject facing away from the camera or wearing a mask.

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 Mbps (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

Creative zoom control
The zoom lever on top of the grip controls compatible powered zoom lenses and also enables Clear Image Zoom for unpowered zoom and prime lenses, which can reduce the number of lenses required for a shoot.

Record your main subject's voice clearly, whatever the setting
he Intelligent 3 Capsule Microphone captures clear audio, including the voice of your main subject. Depending on your shoot, you can set the microphone's directivity to Front, Rear, All Directions or Auto.

10-bit 4:2:2 in-camera recording
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 generally providing greater editing freedom.

S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3
S-Log3 offers enhanced reproduction of shadow to mid-tone (18% grey) gradations. Color spaces include S-Gamut3, with even better color reproduction than S-Gamut, and S-Gamut3.Cine, a color space that has been designed to provide a look similar to scanned cinema film.

Import and use custom LUT files
User LUT files (.cube format) can be imported and assigned to picture profiles to create a specific look. The look is recorded in-camera, so color correction in post processing can be minimized or eliminated.

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.

The world's smallest, lightest, full-frame interchangeable lens vlog camera
The ZV-E1 is the world's most compact, lightweight vlog camera with a full-frame CMOS sensor and lens interchangeablity, making it ideal not only for handheld shooting, but also for gimbal or drone mounting

Accessible controls
The side-opening vari-angle LCD screen and the positioning of the Still/Movie/S&Q selector, REC button and other controls make it easy to shoot selfies and vlogs.

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.

Z-series battery and optimized power performance
Drawing on Sony's high-capacity Z battery, the ZV-E1's new image processing engine, image sensor, and related circuitry have been designed for optimal power economy under all shooting conditions.

Dust-and moisture-resistant design
A wide variety of accessories are available to support vloggers during shoots, from high-quality external microphones to an easy-to-handle grip for smooth, one-handed operation.

Convenient features for confident shooting
Shoot with confidence while the ZV-E1 assists with a range of helpful features, including a recording lamp on the front of the camera, a self-timer for movies, and a prominent recording indicator on the monitor.

Accessories to support your shooting needs
A wide variety of accessories are available to support vloggers during shoots, from high-quality external microphones to an easy-to-handle grip for smooth, one-handed operation.

Easy and stable smartphone connectivity
Connection stability when transferring images from the camera to the Creators' App on a smartphone has been greatly improved, with stable transfers continuing in the background. Shot Marks help make uploading clips easier and more efficient.

Stream top-quality live content
Connected to a personal computer or smartphone via USB, the ZV-E1 can function as a high-quality webcam for live events or online meetings. Take advantage of narrow depth of field, stunning bokeh and advanced AF to create unique imagery.

Creators' Cloud platform
Creators' Cloud is a platform that supports creative work from shooting to production by combining advanced Sony camera technology with cloud-based AI. It's also a place for discovery and collaboration with other creators around the world. Explore web, mobile, and PC-based apps providing efficient solutions that integrate cameras with shooting and production apps and services.

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

RAW Output

14bit RAW: Yes

Recording system (movie)

Video Compression


Audio Recording Format

LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit), LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 24 bit), LPCM 4ch (48 kHz 24 bit) *[When using accessories that support 4ch output / 24 bits with the Multi Interface Shoe.]

Movie Recording Format (XAVC HS 4K)

3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit) (Approx.)

59.94p (150Mbps / 75Mbps / 45Mbps), 50p (150Mbps / 75Mbps / 45Mbps), 23.98p (100Mbps / 50Mbps / 30Mbps)

3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.)

59.94p (200Mbps / 100Mbps), 50p (200Mbps / 100Mbps), 23.98p (100Mbps / 50Mbps)

Movie Recording Format (XAVC S 4K)

3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.)

59.94p (150Mbps), 50p (150Mbps), 29.97p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 25p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 23.98p (100Mbps / 60Mbps)

3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.)

59.94p (200Mbps), 50p (200Mbps), 29.97p (140Mbps), 25p (140Mbps), 23.98p (100Mbps)

Movie Recording Format (XAVC S HD)

1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.)

119.88p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 59.94p (50Mbps / 25Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 29.97p (50Mbps / 16Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 23.98p (50Mbps)

1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.)

59.94p (50Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps), 29.97p (50Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps), 23.98p (50Mbps)

Movie Recording Format (XAVC S-I 4K)

3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.)

59.94p (600Mbps), 50p (500Mbps), 29.97p (300Mbps), 25p (250Mbps), 23.98p (240Mbps)

Movie Recording Format (XAVC S-I HD)

1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.)

59.94p (222 Mbps), 50p (185Mbps), 29.97p (111 Mbps), 25p (93Mbps), 23.98p (89 Mbps)

Movie function

Proxy Recording


RAW Output


Slow & Quick Motion (S&Q)


Movie Functions

TC/UB: Yes

Recording System

Memory Card Slot

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

Focus system


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


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

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


Focus 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

Exposure control


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

Metering Type

1200-zone evaluative metering

Exposure Compensation

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

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

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 80 - 409600), AUTO (ISO 80 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Anti-Flicker Shoot.



Viewfinder Type


LCD Screen

Touch Panel


Number of Dots

1 036 800 dots

Adjustable Angle

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


7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT


Shutter Type

Electronic shutter


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

Flash sync. speed *[With compatible Sony external flash]

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

SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilization)


Image sensor-shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)


5.0 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens mounted.)


Still images: On / Off, Movie: Dynamic active / Active / Standard / Off


Flash compensation

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


Pre-flash TTL



External Flash Compatibility

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

USB Streaming


MJPEG, YUV420 *[When [Resolution] is set to [HD(720p)], [MJPEG] is only available.]

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)


LPCM 2ch (16bit 48 kHz)


Body only

Approx. 399 g

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

Approx. 1 lb 1.1 oz

Body only (oz.)

Approx. 0 lb 14.1 oz


Pixel Shift Multi Shooting


Continuous drive speed (approx., max.) *[Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used]

Hi+: 10 fps

No. of frame recordable (approx.) *[Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used]

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

Lens Compensation


Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Breathing (Movie)


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 temperature

Operating Temperature

0 - 40 ℃ / 32 - 104 °F

Clear Image Zoom

Clear Image Zoom

Still images: Approx. 2x, Movies: Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)



Built-in, stereo


Built-in, monaural

Camera Section

Number of Pixels (total)

Approx. 12.9 megapixels


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

Number of Pixels (effective) *[Number of effective pixels varies depending on attached lenses and camera settings.]

Still images: Approx. 12.1 megapixels max. Movies: Approx. 10.1 megapixels max. *[When "SteadyShot" is set to "Standard" or "Off".]

Optical Low Pass Filter


Color Temperature Range

2500 K - 9900 K

Anti-Dust function



HD Output

HDMI micro connector (Type-D), HDMI connector: 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

PC Interface

Mass-storage / MTP



Wireless LAN (Built-In)

Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz band/5 GHz band)) *[(Configuration method/Access method) WPS or manually /infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK/WPA3-SAE)] *[Models sold in some countries/regions support IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) wireless LAN only.]


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

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


USB Type-C® Terminal

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


Send to smartphone, Remote control via smartphone, PC Remote

Multi / Micro USB Terminal *[Supports Micro USB compatible device.]


Sync. Terminal


Multi Interface Shoe *[Sony accessories for the Accessory Shoe can be attached.]

Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)



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

Power Consumption

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)


USB Power Supply

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

Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)

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

Internal Battery Charge

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


One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100

Battery Life - Still images *[The LCD screen is turned on, shot once every 30 seconds, operate zoom alternately between W and T ends, flash strobe once every two times, turn power off and on once every ten times.]

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

Battery Life - Movies (actual recording) *[Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom , stand-by and power off.]

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



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

What's In The Box

Kit Lens


Supplied Accessory

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



Interchangeable lens digital camera

Lens mount


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

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