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Sony ZV-1F Camera for Content Creators and Vloggers

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Camera: ZV1F/B, Battery: NP-BX1, Microphone Windscreen

The ZV-1F compact vlog camera. The ZV-1F is designed for content creators stepping up to a compact camera that packs advanced video and still capabilities with easy-to-use features, advanced connectivity, and a focus on sustainability.

High-Quality Stills, Video, and Audio

The ZV-1F was designed for vloggers and content creators to capture high-quality content in a compact form factor. These features and technologies include:

  • Ultra-wide 20mmi F2.0 prime lens, perfect for selfie-style recording
  • Background bokeh in both stills and video to make the subject easily stand out
  • Compact and lightweight, weighing approximately 8.1 ouncesii (229 grams)
  • Face Priority AE (auto exposure) that automatically adjusts the brightness based on the subject's face, even in situations with large changes in lighting.
  • High precision focusing and Eye AF (autofocus) for humans and animalsiii, with touchscreen operation
  • Directional 3-Capsule Mic and wind screen provide clear voice recording and reduced background noise in windy or loud conditions
  • Steady and smooth footage with Active Modeiv image stabilization
  • S&Q modev to shoot in both slow motion at 5x slower speedvi and quick motion at 60x fastervii hyperlapse speed
Designed for Easy Content Creation

The ZV-1F was developed for content creators of all levels, including those who may be stepping up to a compact camera for the first time. The camera is designed with a handful of features for easy content creation and streamlined editing, including:

  • Vari-Angle LCD touch screen to easily change features and settings, including zoomviii
  • Background Defocus Function to quickly blur the background, even while recording video
  • Product Showcase Setting to automatically and seamlessly shift focus between a face and products
  • Self-timerix for both stills and video
  • Recording lamp and red frame on the screen to indicate when recording has started and stopped
  • Ten preset Creative Look options to automatically add a specific look
  • 'Soft Skin Effect' feature to add skin smoothing options as desired
  • Compatible with the GP-VPT2BTx Shooting Grip/tripod with Wireless Bluetooth™ control
  • Accessory shoexi to easily attach an external microphone
  • Remote camera control capabilities and simple file transfer for sharing to popular social media platforms with Sony's new Imaging Edge Mobile Plus™xii smartphone application
  • Shot Markxiii to efficiently reference key clips or cut out and transfer specific 15, 30, or 60 secondxiv marked clips to their smartphone and post directly to social without editing.
  • HhHigh-quality live-streaming device or web camera, with appropriate video streaming, conference application or similar software, when connected to a computer or smartphone via USBxv

Elevate your vlogging

Easy-to-use and with dazzling image quality, the ZV-1F is the ideal next step for content creators and vloggers. A pocket-sized camera with a large 1-inch sensor, wide angle 20mm1lens and packed with easy-to-use features, specifically designed for vloggers and online video creators.

Fit everything in frame

With the ZV-1F, you can truly capture it all - it allows you to snap a group selfie along with an expansive view of the background scenery. Since the camera's ultra-wide-angle 20 mm1 lens captures a wider field of view than the human visual field, you can take images with eye-popping depth and perspective, even in narrow spaces, both indoors and outdoors.

Beautiful skin tones for everyone

Look your best any time you're shooting. Without any special settings, the ZV-1F will accurately capture your skin tone, ensuring you a healthy and natural look. There's also a Soft Skin Effect selectable to OFF/ Low/ Mid/ High to adjust your skin smoothness.

Sharp autofocus, bright face

Using Eye AF, the camera automatically recognizes human faces and eyes, making sure you stay in focus in front of the lens. Switching the focus to another subject is easy - just touch the screen. There's no need to worry about lighting either, as Face Priority AE (autoexposure) will automatically brighten your face.

Stunning Visuals

Impressive colors to match your style

Capture beautiful images to match your personal stye. Chose form one of 10 available Creative Style presets for pro-level footage - without worrying about complicated editing. Creative Styles can instantly enhance contrast, highlights, shadows, fade, saturation, sharpness and clarity.

Slow motion or speed at the touch of a button

Capture those touching moments in slow motion or ramp up the energy for dramatic scenes- all without any editing. With the ZV-1F, you can adjust the footage speed just by pressing the S&Q (Slow & Quick)2 button. Shoot smooth video at speeds up to 5x slower, or use hyper-lapse shooting to make the video up to 60x faster and bring your vision to life.

Easy bokeh at the push of a button

Get beautiful defocused backgrounds like a pro, with just a press of the Bokeh Switch. The camera's large 1-inch (1.0-lype) image sensor and wide F2.0 aperture lens allows for true optical bokeh. Select (Defocus) to make the main subject stand out against the defocused background bokeh, or (Clear) to keep the entire image in focus.

Steady footage even when walking

Showing your viewers the world around you makes engaging content, but shaky footage can be a bit distracting. The ZV-1F allows you to capture video clearly even while walking. Active Mode image stabilization3 helps to minimize image blur from handheld shooting for steadier shots.

Ideal for product-review videos

Put your products on center stage with a single touch. Just set the Product Showcase setting, and simply hold a product in the center of the frame. The camera will automatically focus on it - with no additional gestures needed. Let your viewers concentrate on what counts - when it counts.

Clear Audio Anytime, Anywhere

Designed for clear voice recording

Indoors or outdoors, the ZV-1F is designed to always capture your voice clearly no matter where you're shooting. The built-in Directional 3-Capsule Mic collects sound from in front of the camera, giving you high quality audio, so you can put your energy into creativity instead of worrying about the sound while recording.

Clear sound even on windy days

When you're shooting outdoors and battling the wind, the ZV-1F can still record your voice clearly, thanks to a supplied wind screen that drastically reduces wind noise.

Great for sharing content on smartphones

Vertical video made simple

Shoot vertical videos6 for social media - just like on your smartphone. The ZV-1F also gives you the option of rotating horizontal video in-camera with no extra editing required*4. What's more, vertical videos are automatically tagged so you can transfer them straight to your smartphone, letting you get your content out to the world quickly.

Connect to your smartphone to do more

Transfer all your recorded images and videos to your smartphone over W i-Fi through the Imaging Edge Mobile Plus™ app5 It also turns your phone into a remote control for remote shooting.

Select the best scenes

Only transfer the scenes you need, saving time and smartphone storage space. By adding a Shot Mark while shooting or replaying a video, you can cut out a 15, 30 or 60 second6 clip to send straight to your smartphone7. Shot Marks also allow you to easily find the scenes you want to use, cutting down on time searching through footage later.

Grow your Content and Creativity

Use a shooting grip8 for easy vlogging

Vlogging is simpler and more comfortable with the GP-VPT2BT shooting grip8, which enables you to grab more stable shots, and also doubles as a tripod. The grip can easily rotate to have the zoom lever and recording button on either side, so you don't have to stretch around the camera body to reach key buttons.

Next level audio quality

Raise your vlog's audio quality even further through connecting external microphones. Attach the ECM-G1 vlog microphone8 to dearly capture sound directly in the front of the camera - cutting down on unwanted noise from elsewhere - or record your voice from a distance with the ECM-W2BT wireless microphone8.

Simple streaming with a single cable

Transform the ZV-1F into a high-quality web camera by simply connecting a compatible device via USB. The 1-inchb (1.0-type) image sensor and Creative Look ensure vibrant visuals, while the Directional 3-Capsule Mic will give you excellent audio.

Keep your subjects in focus

High precision focusing makes sure your subject stays razor sharp. The 425 contrast- detection AF points14 are arranged to cover a wide area of the captured image. What's more, Eye AF track faces without getting diverted by other subjects.

Capture the details, even in dim light

Thanks to its 20.1 million15 pixel Exmor RS™ 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory, the ZV-1F can capture clear video with little noise even when shooting in dimly lit locations. While shooting in Intelligent Auto mode, you can now shoot video with the background blurred to the maximum possible extent, allowing the main subject to be captured more clearly and giving your videos extra impact.

Touch-controlled step zoom

With just a touch of the LCD panel, you can easily zoom in to the view of your preference. You can select from 1.0x/1.5x/2.0x/4.0x16 to quickly change the angle of view to make sure you capture your best side.

Dedicated media for worry-free shooting

Capture it all without worrying about running out of storage space on your smartphone. The ZV-1F can record to removable SD or SDXC media8, giving you the freedom to shoot as much as you want.

Shoot for longer with a USB-chargeable battery

With the ZV-1F, you can enjoy shooting on the go without worrying about running out of battery power. The camera can be charged via its USB Type-C® port, as well as from a mobile battery, giving you plenty of options for powering on through a shoot.

Start the shoot with a timer

From dance videos to action shots, the ZV-1F lets you start shooting when you're ready without a panic. The large self-timer countdown appears in the center of the screen17 so you can clearly see when it's time to begin.

Image Sensor

Sensor Type

1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2

Number of Pixels (Effective)

Approx. 20.1 Megapixels

Number of Pixels (Gross)

Approx. 21.0 Megapixels


Lens Type

ZEISS Tessar T* Lens, 6 elements in 6 groups

ND Filter


Filter Diameter


F-number (Maximum Aperture)


Focal length (f=)

f=7.6 mm

Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)

Approx. 5 cm (0.17 ft) to Infinity

Optical Zoom


Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)

20M Approx. 2x / 10M Approx. 2.8x / 5.0M Approx. 4x

Clear Image Zoom (Movie)

4K: 1.5x HD: Approx. 2x

Digital Zoom (Still Image)

20M Approx.4x / 10M Approx.5.6x / 5.0M Approx.8x

Digital Zoom (Movie)


Angle of View (35MM Format Equivalent)

94°(20 mm)


Screen Type

7.5 cm (3.0type)(4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD

Adjustable Angle

Opening Angle:approx. 176 deg., Rotation Angle:approx. 270 deg.

Touch Panel


MF Assist Magnification

1.6x, 4.0x


Image Processing Engine




Focus Type

Contrast-detection AF

Focus Mode

Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus

Focus Area

Wide (425 points(contrast-detection AF)), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot

Exposure Compensation

+/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step

ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)

Auto (ISO125-6400),125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendable to ISO80/100)

ISO Sensitivity (Movie)


White Balance Modes

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Underwater Auto, C.Temp./Filter, Custom

WB Micro Adjustment

Yes (G7 to M7,57-step) (A7 to B7,29-step)

Electronic Shutter

Program Auto (1/4" - 1/32000) / Manual(1/4" - 1/32000) / Aperture Priority(1/4" - 1/32000) / Shutter Priority(1/4" - 1/32000)


Program Auto (F2/F8) / Manual(F2/F8) / Shutter Priority(F2/F8) / Aperture Priority(F2/F8)

Image Control

Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative look, Color Space, Quality (JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard))

Noise Reduction

high ISO NR:Normal/Low/Off

Dynamic Range Functions

Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5)

Shooting Mode

Auto (Intelligent Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, Movie Auto (Intelligent Auto)), S&Q Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, S&Q Auto(Intelligent Auto))

Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)

Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 16 fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 3.5 fps


10 sec. / 5 sec. / 2 sec. / self timer(movie)


Single, Continuous shooting, Self-timer

Panorama (Shooting)


Picture Profile

off/PP1-PP10 (Black Level, Gamma(Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1, HLG2, HLG3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)

Light Metering Mode

Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot, Entire Screen Avg, Highlight


Yes (Tracking)


[Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal; [Movie] Human


Yes (1-60 sec. interval, 1-9999 shots, AE lock/AE tracking(High/Mid/Low))

Slow & Quick Motion (S&Q)

Image frame rate

NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps / PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps


Power Source

DC3.6V(supplied battery)

Battery System

Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1

Power Consumption (Camera Mode)

Approx. 1.5W with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)

USB Charge/USB Power Supply

Yes (Shooting, Playback)

Battery Life (CIPA) (Still Images)

Monitor: Approx. 360 / Approx. 180min., Monitor (When Auto Monitor off is set to 2sec):Approx. 540 / Approx. 270min.

Battery Life (CIPA) Movies (actual shooting)

Monitor: Approx. 60min.

Battery Life (CIPA) Movies (continuous shooting)

Monitor: Approx. 90min.


Filter Diameter


Linear Focus


Scan System

Progressive scan

Color filter

R,G,B primary color mosaic filters


Active Mode


Focusing type

Contrast-detection AF


EV 0 to 20 (at ISO100 equivalent)

ISO Sensitivity(REI) - Auto Controll Range

Auto(ISO125-6400),125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendable to ISO80/100)

Face Detection Mode

Face Priority inAF(On/Off), Face Priority in Multi Metering(On/Off), Regist. Faces Priority(On/Off)

Face Detection - Face Registration

New Registration / Order Exchanging / Delete / Delete All

Face Detection - Maximum number of detectable faces

8 faces

Proxy Recording

Yes (1280 x 720(Approx.9Mbps))

Program shift AE


AE locked when focus is loked


Flash Bracketing


Flash compensation


Flash Sync. Speed


Flash - Recycling Time Control


External flash


Flash Type


Red Eye Reduction


Auto Orientation

On only

Monitor, Viewfinder2

MF Assist Magnification



Recording Format

Still Images: JPEG ( DCF, Exif, MPF Baseline ) compliant

Memory Stick Duo


Memory Stick Micro


SD Memory Card


microSD Memory Card


Microphone / Speaker

Built-in Microphone




Volume Setting

16 steps

Wind Noise Reduction

Off / On


Single Image Cue - Review (Movie)


Single Image Cue - Slow Playback (Movie)


Image Index

9 / 25 images

Display as Group


Slide Show - Video Out


Slide Show - Movie


Slide Show Settings

Image: All Interval: 1 / 3 / 5 / 10 / 30 sec. Repeat: On / Off

Zoom Magnification of Playback Mode


Automatic Image Rotation


Auto Orientation(Auto pict rotation in response to camera position in playback)



Single / Select / All but This


Image / Folder / Date / Group


Select / Folder / Date / Group

Still image capture (from movie from 16:9Movie to Still Image Size)

XAVC S 4K : 8.3M(3840×2160) XAVC S HD : 2.1M(1920×1080)

PC Link2

PlayMemories Home


Menu, Indicator

Function Guide - Histogram Indicator


Function Guide - Beep



NFC - One-touch remote


NFC - One-touch sharing


Wi-Fi - Ctrl with Smartphone(Single)


Wi-Fi - Send to Smartphone

Yes (Select on This Device / Select on Smartphone)


Print Order Mark (DPOF)


Video Out

HDMI - 2D (Auto)


HDMI Info. Display - HDMI Info. Display


Video Out Mode - Video Out Mode



USB Connect - Mass Storage


USB Connect - MTP


LUN Settings (Multi/Single)

Multi / Single

Optional Accessory Capability

Tripod Receptacle


Power, Others

Supplied Battery - Maximum Voltage


Supplied Battery - Nominal Voltage


Supplied Battery - Capacity for Shooting


AC Adaptor (supplied) - Power Requirements


AC Adaptor (supplied) - Output voltage


AC Adaptor (supplied) - Dimensions (WxHxD)


AC Adaptor (supplied) - Mass


Body Material

Aluminium and plastic

Operating Temperature

0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.

Storage Temperature

-20 degrees C. - +55 degrees C. / -4 degrees F. - +131 degrees F.

Operating Speed

Shutter Release Time Lag

Approx. 0.007 sec.

Continuous Shooting (Maximum number of recoded pixels)

Approx.0.06 sec


Video (resolution and frame rates)

4k (3840X2160) 24P, 30P, FHD (1920X1080) 24p, 30p, 60p, 120p

Photo (resolution and formats)

Approx. 20.1 megapixels (JPEG)

Fast/Slow Motion

S&Q (5x slow motion, 60x time-lapse)



Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band))


Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n [2.4 GHz band])

Mobile App

Imaging Edge Mobile Plus


Image Stabilization

Active mode electronic stabilization


3 capsule directional mic built-in

Microphone Input

3.5mm Stereo mini jack

Headphone Terminal



USB Terminal Type-C (USB2.0)


Micro HDMI

Accessory Shoe

Cold Shoe

LCD Screen

Vari-angle 3" Advaned Touchscreen

What's in the Box

Camera: ZV1F/B, Battery: NP-BX1, Microphone Windscreen

Battery Life

Movie Rec time: Approx. 60 min.


40.5mm filter thread on lens


Approx (4 1/4in. × 2 3/8 in. × 1 7/8 in.)

Weight (Body Only)

Approx. 229g (8.1oz.)


Screen Reader

Yes (Language: English, Speed: 7 steps, Volume:16 steps)


Screen Type/Number of Dots



Exif Print


PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)



Flash Type




External Flash Mode






Yes(IEEE802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))


Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band))

Input and Output Terminal

USB Terminal Type-C (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Microphone jack (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)




PlayMemories Camera Apps




4K image output


Other Shooting Functions

Shot Mark (Movie)

InCamera Guide


Other Playback Function


Operating Speed

Start-up Time (Approx. 1.2 sec.) / Shooting Time Lag (Approx. 0.15 sec.) / Shooting Interval (Approx. 0.44 sec.)

Digital Level Gauge

Yes (Pitch and roll)


(4 1/4in. × 2 3/8 in. × 1 7/8 in.)


Approx. 256g (9.1oz.)(Battery and Memory Card are included) / Approx. 229g (8.1oz.)(Body Only)

Supplied Accessory

Instruction Manual

Other functions

Power Saving

1min / 2min / 5min / 30min

Clock Function,Setting


Area Setting


Demo Mode


REC Lamp


NTSC/PAL switchover


Focus system

AF (auto focus) Type

Contrast AF

Eye-AF (auto focus)

Eye AF

At a Glance


20mm F2.0 Wide-angle Prime lens

Sensor size/type

1” Exmor RS CMOS sensor


BIONZ X Processor


Live Streaming

Yes (UVC/UAC) via USB-C

Product Showcase


Background defocus (Bokeh) button


Face Priority AE (Auto Exposure)


Preset Looks

10x Creative Looks (7x adjust.)


Yes (Off/On:Low, Med, High)


Compatible Recording Media

[XAVC S(100Mbps)] SDXC/SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or higher); [XAVC S(60Mbps/50Mbps)] SDXC/SDHC Memory Card (Class 10 or higher); [Still image] Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro(Mark2), SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), micro SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)

Recording Format (Movie Audio)


Color Space (Still)

sRGB, Adobe RGB



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