ZV-1F Vlogging Camera

ZV-1F Vlogging Camera

The ZV-1F vlogging camera expands the YouTuber line for Sony. It’s a more affordable version than the ZV-1 and launched in time for gift giving. Even at a lower price of $500 (pre-order now from B&H), the ZV-1F vlogging camera packs all the features you expect from Sony.

The fixed lens compact is designed for content creators stepping up their video and image quality.

Of note, is a focus on sustainability. Plant-based non-woven fabrics are used for product bags to reduce disposable plastic packaging. Recycled materials, including SORPLAS, are used in the camera body and bundled accessories like the newly-developed wind screen.

ZV-1F Vlogging Camera
ZV-1F Vlogging Camera with grip.

ZV-1F Vlogging Camera Specs

  • Ultra-wide 20mm1 F2.0 prime lens
  • Background bokeh in stills and video
  • Compact and lightweight at 8.1 ounces
  • Face Priority AE (auto exposure) automatically adjusts brightness based on the subject’s face
  •  Eye AF for humans and animals
  • 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 Mode image stabilization
  • S&Q mode for slow and quick motion


  • Vari-Angle LCD touch screen
  • 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-timer 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-VPT2BT10 Shooting Grip/tripod with Wireless Bluetooth control
  • Accessory shoe 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 smartphone application
  • Shot Mark to efficiently reference key clips or cut out and transfer specific 15, 30, or 60 second marked clips to their smartphone and post directly to social without editing.
  • High-quality live-streaming device or web camera, with appropriate video streaming, conference application or similar software, when connected to a computer or smartphone via USB.

The ZV-1F is also available in white.

ZV-1F in white
ZV-1F in white

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