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Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera

Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera


The Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera is the perfect companion for vloggers and influencers as its built for creation. The camera builds on a large 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS Image Sensor and a 20.1MP BIONZ X Image Processing Engine to ensure the best of image capture and professional UHD 4K video wherever you go.

Its built to vlog all thanks to its amazing design that incorporates a 3.0 vari-angle touchscreen and a directional 3-capsule microphone making it ideal for front-facing recording and shooting in crowds. The main aim to this stylish and compact ZV-1 camera from Sony is that is destine to record superior video all thanks to incredible technology built in such as UHD 4K video recording at 30 fps; an impressive ZEISS 24-70mm-equivalent standard zoom lens, with a bright f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture range; Active SteadyShot image stabilisation that helps you achieve steady footage and also to reduce the appearance of camera shake for improved shots; effects such as Soft Skin that can be used to soften and smooth wrinkles or blemishes on a subjects face to create a natural, smooth complexion.

Other features to the Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera include an incredible ISO of ISO 100-12800, designed to perform well in low-light conditions and create outstanding image quality; a high-speed signal processing circuit, and memory in order to increase data swiftly for features such as Anti-Distortion shutter, UHD 4K video, and Single Burst Shooting. Autofocusing is so much enhanced as the 1 sensor features 315 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast detection areas for faster, and more accurate focusing. All thanks to its powerful system, the Sony ZV-1 now also has blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 24 fps with continuous AF/AE calculations being performed at 60 times per second; instantly transfer movies and photos to your smartphone via the free Imaging Edge Mobile app for iOS and Android; and an optimise grip that features a much deeper, shaped design thats more comfortable for conventional shooting.

Purchase this item between the 10th of June to 31st July 2021 and you can claim back R2500 of your purchase. To claim your cashback simply visit Sony's promotional website here.
Please note that the Winter Cashback Promotion is on a claim basis done through Sony South Africa. Please see the link for more terms and conditions

  • 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • ZEISS 24-70mm-Equiv. f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
  • 3.0" Side Flip-Out Touchscreen LCD
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Brand Sony

Large and Powerful 20.1MP 1 Exmor RS CMOS Sensor & BIONZ X Image Processor

The Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera builds on a large and powerful 20.1MP, 1 Exmor RS CMOS Sensor & BIONZ X Image Processor to ensure that you always create superior image quality as well as impeccable 4K video quality. The sensor is designed to deliver outstanding image quality from an impressive ISO 100-12800; and it stacks the pixel area with a high-speed signal processing circuit, and memory in order to increase data swiftly for features such Anti-Distortion shutter, UHD 4K video, Single Burst Shooting, and more. Autofocusing is so much enhanced as the 1 sensor features 315 phase-detection AF points and 425 contrast detection areas for faster, and more accurate focusing.
All thanks to its powerful BIONZ X Image Processor system, the Sony ZV-1 now also has blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 24 fps with continuous AF/AE calculations being performed at 60 times per second; instantly transfer movies and photos to your smartphone via the free Imaging Edge Mobile app for iOS and Android; and an optimise grip that features a much deeper, shaped design thats more comfortable for conventional shooting.

Outstanding UHD 4K Video Recording

A camera thats built to record superior video quality and create the perfect vlogs, is the elegant Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera. Youll be able to take your camera wherever you go and create stunning video content, as its able to record UHD 4K video at 30 fps, along with exceptional clarity that wont disappoint. With advanced technology built in such as oversampling that helps to increase clarity while reducing the impact of moir and jaggies; much sharper video recording; Fast Hybrid AF thats available to ensure accurate, fast tracking by using the phase-detection AF points; advanced XAVC S format for recording high bit rates up to 100 Mb/s; uncompressed HDMI output that enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K video recording with 4:2:2 sampling.
It also offers a variety of video functions with Dynamic video through slow motion for a more cinematic effect with a playback at up to 40x slower than real time; timelapse recording for that cinematic effect; S-Log2 and S-Log3 gamma controls thats available for camera matching and flexibility in colour grading, along with a range of picture profile settings to create your very own personalised aesthetic; and it also incorporates a built-in Neutral Density filter that opens creative possibilities via video exposure control, enhancing depth-of-field as well as enabling magical slow-shutter portrayal over light, motion and water.

Extremely Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Phase-Detection Points

As the camera is built to create stunning video and photo quality, it also improves on a variety of technology in the camera such as its Autofocus, where it offers an extremely Fast Hybrid AF System to ensure that a moment is never missed again. The Hybrid System uses 315 phase-detection points that cover approx. 65% of the frame along with a 425-area contrast-detection system to provide accurate, fast focusing in a range of environments. The focusing system is also designed to lock onto subjects really quickly and can use Real-time tracking for AI-based tracking on moving subjects, being suitable for both human and animals.

Wireless Connectivity for Instant Transfer

The Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera doesnt only just capture brilliant and remarkable images or record just impressive video quality, but you can also instantly transfer your videos and photos over to your smartphone all via the free Imaging Edge Mobile app thats designed for both iOS and Android devices. The app will allow you to simply transfer, edit and upload images thats been shot on your camera instantly to social media platforms.

Other Outstanding Features:

  • The Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera incorporates large rear 3.0 921.6k-dot LCD touchscreen that features a flip-out design, making it ideal for vloggers, and taking the perfect selfies. The design of the flip-out screen also ensures that it can now incorporate a directional 3-capsule microphone for forward-directional audio recording. Additionally, with a dedicated wind screen included for the microphone, it will ensure much cleaner audio when recording outdoors.
  • The camera is extremely light in weight, making it so much easier to take wherever you go and to create superior image and video quality without any strain on you. The design also features an optimise grip that features a much deeper, shaped design thats more comfortable for conventional shooting.
  • The camera also features a front tally lamp that serves as visual indicator to notify you when you are recording.
  • Pro-Quality Bokeh Control with a simple click of a button, which will allow you to quickly switch the background bokeh on and off, without having to do manual adjustments.
  • Fast and Precise Focus Transitions all thanks to the Sony ZV-1s Fast Hybrid AF system that allows you to simply and swiftly switch focus from a face to the background, for more stylistic and watchable videos.
  • Product Showcase Setting which is ideal for product review videos. The setting simply allows you to easily switch with just a single button press to settings thats ideal for product reviews. It simply widens the angle of view and switches the focus to the object instantly without having to wait a while for the focus to shift.
  • Quality is definitely top priority when recording video or capturing beautiful photos. The Sony ZV-1 camera makes all skin colours look vibrant, natural and healthy at all times. It also provides an optional Soft Skin Effect mode for a much smoother look.
In the box
  • Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera
  • Sony NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Wind Screen
  • Wind Screen Adapter
  • Strap
Pixels Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1"
Image File Format JPEG, Raw
Image Stabilization Digital, Optical
Focal Length 9.4 to 25.7mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 70mm)
Optical Zoom 2.7x
Digital Zoom 16.3x Maximum (44x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperture f/1.8 to 2.8
Focus Range 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
30 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
Optical Design 10 Elements in 9 Groups
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 12800 (Extended: 64 to 25600)
Shutter Speed Mechanical Shutter
1/2000 to 30 Second
Bulb Mode
1/2000 to 4 Second in Auto Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 30 Second
1/32000 to 4 Second in Auto Mode
Metering Method Average, Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Up to 24 fps at 20.1 MP
Interval Recording Yes
Self-Timer 2/5/10-Second Delay
Special Options Panorama
Recording Modes MP4/XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [16 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
Recording Limit None
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)
Audio File Format AC3, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Viewfinder and Monitor
Monitor Size 3"
Monitor Resolution 921,600 Dot
Monitor Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Flash No
Flash Modes Auto, Flash On, Off, Rear Sync, Slow Sync
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory Card Slot Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
Connectivity 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
Wireless Bluetooth
Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C
Battery 1 x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh (Approx. 260 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 105.5 x 60 x 43.5 mm
Weight 294 g (Body with Battery and Memory)

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