Capture the world the way you want. The ZV-1 II is an ideal all-round vlog camera that streamlines shooting on the go, allowing you to capture amazing quality video and audio without any complex setup. Compact and portable, it features a wide-angle 18-50mm zoom lens for versatile framing, a 1.0-type (1-inch) image sensor for great image quality, and an intelligent microphone for clear audio recording.
Elevate Your Vlogging
The ZV-1 II is an ideal all-round vlog camera. Compact and portable, it features a wide-angle zoom lens for versatile framing, a 1.0-type (1-inch) image sensor for great image quality, and an intelligent microphone for clear audio recording.
Frame it all
With the vlog camera ZV-1 II, you can shoot everything from group selfies to sprawling cityscapes. The wide-angle 18-50mmnnn zoom lens can capture a wide field of view from 18mm, so you can easily fit everyone or everything in the frame to beautiful portraits at 50mm. Whether you're indoors or out, the wide-angle lens turns everyday scenes into dynamic footage.
No experience is needed to make an impressive vlog with all the right visuals from the outset. My Image Sty1e2 lets you simply tweak brightness and color while viewing what you plan to shoot-all without having to wade through menus. For shots with more creative color and mood, Creative Look offers ten presets so simply select one that matches your vision.
Add a dramatic touch
Just tap the screen to turn everyday moments into cinematic imagery, all without post-production editing. With the Cinematic Vlog Setting, the camera automatically shoots in a Cinemascope aspect ratio at 24 fps - the film industry standard. You can also change the color of your footage simply by selecting from five LOOKs and tour MOODs for instant, professional results.
Built-in mic for clear voice recording
With the ZV-1 II, capturing high quality audio is even easier. In [Auto] mode, the new built-in Intelligent 3-Capsule Mic switches the direction of the built-in mic from [All Directions] to [Front] when the camera recognizes a human face in the frame. Or you can switch manually from [Auto] to [Front] for selfies or [Rear] when shooting with narration. Attach a supplied windscreen to reduce wind noise and capture clearer audio outdoors.
Small and lightweight, the vlog camera ZV-1 II is designed to be taken out anywhere - just like your smartphone. Weighing just 10.3 oz. (292g), capture everyday life with ease and grab content on the go.
Simple, Intuitive Control
Even first-time vloggers can jump straight into shooting with the ZV-1 II; there's no need to study complex settings. Touch function icons like recording, self-timer and the Product Showcase Setting are displayed on the screen for easy control. These are also great for shooting selfies or in other situations when you can't reach the physical buttons on the camera.
Focus on you
The ZV-1 II automatically makes sure you always stay in focus with Touch Tracking. It recognizes human faces and eyes, so it keeps track of the main subject without wandering off. Just tap the subject on the screen to activate the feature. Eye AF can even be set to track animal faces and eyes.
Focus on what you want
Activate Real-time Tracking to follow a subject of your choice. The camera recognizes colors, brightness, and subject distance, as well as facial information to keep track of the subject so you can concentrate on grabbing the best angles. Just tap the subject on the screen to activate Touch Tracking for precise focus tracking.
Powerful Image Stabilization
Shaky footage can ruin the best of vlogs, but the ZV-1 II is built to let you capture great footage even while you're walking and shooting handheld. Active Mode helps to minimize camera blur, giving you steadier shots without the need for any post-shoot editing.
Stand out with just a tap
The ZV-1 II is designed for easier content creation. Activate the Product Showcase Setting and the camera will automatically focus on the product you're holding with no additional gestures needed. Or use the Bokeh Switch to get a softly blurred background - simply select [Defocus] to make the subject stand out, or [Clear] to keep the entire image in focus.
Selfies made simple
Let the ZV-1 II work for you to capture great group moments. When taking selfies in iAUTO mode with two or three people, the camera automatically adjusts the setting to keep everyone's faces sharp and clear.
Always look your best
Look your best anytime you're shooting. Without any special settings, the ZV-1 II accurately captures your skin tone, ensuring a healthy and natural look. Face Priority AE automatically brightens your face so there's no need to worry about lighting either. There's also a Soft Skin Effect selectable to OFF/ Low/ Mid /High to adjust your skin smoothness.
Always know when you're recording
Say goodbye to accidentally missing the action. When you press the MOVIE button or tap the record icon on the LCD screen, the recording lamp glows red and a red frame appears on the screen, letting you know instantly that you're capturing what counts. The rotatable screen means you can also track recording while shooting from any angle
Shooting grip for easy vlogging
Vlogging is simpler and more comfortable with the optional GPVPT2BT wireless shooting grip, which enables you to grab more stable shots and doubles as a tripod. The zoom lever and recording button are on the grip side, so you don't have to stretch around the camera every time to reach key control buttons.
Simple smartphone connection
Connecting your camera and smartphone has never been easier thanks to the Creators' App mobile application. Data transfers continue in the background even if the smartphone display sleeps or a different app is launched. You can also tum your smartphone or PC into a remote control to operate the camera from a distance.
Select the best scene with Shot Mark
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-second clip to send straight to your smartphone. Shot Marks also allow you to easily find the scenes you want to use later, cutting down on time searching through footage.
Simple streaming with a single cable
Transform the ZV-1 II into a high-quality web camera just by connecting a compatible device via USB. The large 1.0-type (1-inch) image sensor and Creative Look presets ensure vibrant visuals.
Sony'c cloud services
Log in to the Creators' Cloud to make the most of Sony production support tools. 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 including Ci Media Cloud for collaborative production.
High quality imagery
The ZV-1 II packs powerful specs in its compact body, offering impressive image quality. Its large 1.0-type image sensor means it can capture professional-level footage, shooting in XAVC S format up to 30p and in 4K, and up to 120p in Full HD for up to 5x slow motion. It also supports simultaneous proxy recording for efficient postproduction workflow.
Grows with your creativity
With the ZV-1 II, it's easy to take the next steps towards boosting your videography skills. Just like Sony's professional Cinema Line or Alpha series cameras, the ZV-1 II supports S-Log3 and S-Gamut3. Cine picture profiles, giving you even greater flexibility for post-production.
The ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 18-50mm F1.8-4.0 zoom lens has a built-in neutral density (ND) filter to control light exposure by three stops, giving images greater expressiveness in bright light. The lens maintains sharpness throughout the zoom range, allowing you to capture all the shots you need to bring your vlog to life.
Next level audio quality
Raise your vlog audio quality even further by connecting external microphones. For example, the ECM-G1 clearly captures sound in front of the camera and can be attached without a cable. Or take your pick from Sony's extensive line-up, designed to suit a broad range of applications.
Impressive image quality
The ZV-1 ll's compact body is equipped with a large 1.0-type Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor developed by Sony. This backside illuminated stacked image sensor also includes a DRAM memory chip for ultra-fast data processing of the approximately 20.1 effective megapixels. It all adds up to supremely high-resolution and high-sensitivity imaging that far exceeds that of a typical smartphone.
Road to zero
Inspired by the beauty of the world, Sony is doing its part to help preserve the Earth, while still allowing creators to produce even more beautiful and creative imagery. With a goal of achieving a zero environmental footprint across the entire Sony Group by the year 2040, we are accelerating numerous initiatives to reduce our environment footprint from the packaging to materials used for the camera and supplied wind screen.
Non-plastic outer packaging
The outer packaging of the ZV-1 II does not contain plastic, but instead uses Sony's Original Blended Material, consisting of bamboo, sugar cane, and recycled paper. This unique blend not only produces high quality and durable packaging, but it is also recyclable for an even lower environmental impact.
Recyclable non-plastic packaging materials
Sony is working towards the use of non-plastic packaging materials, while still providing ample protection during shipping. We are also using plant-based non-woven fabrics for product bags. All of this helps to minimize our environmental impact.
Using recycled plastic
SORPLAS™ is a Sony-developed durable and repeatedly recycled material. We use it in conjunction with other recycled materials to manufacture camera bodies without compromising performance and functionality. Approximately 379 tons of virgin plastic have been replaced by recycled plastics in our digital cameras and digital video cameras over the past ten years.
Wind screen using recycled polyster
The fibers used in the windscreen provided with the ZV-1 II are made exclusively from recycled PET bottles20. Extensive testing was carried out to ensure that sound quality and wind noise reduction performance were fully up to our standards, achieving environmental impact reduction without compromising functionality.
Enhanced accessibility with screen reader
The screen reader function enables text on menu screens to be read aloud. It's easy to activate by navigating to the [Setup] tab and turning the [Screen Reader] function ON. Screen reader volume can be adjusted via the [Sound Options] settings.