Sony has launched its second vlogger pleasant digicam in its ZV sequence, the ZV-1F. In comparison with the ZV-1, the ZV-1F drops a bunch of options for a cheaper price and easier operation.
The ZV-1F options the identical 20.1MP 1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor has the ZV-1. As an alternative of a variable zoom lens, the ZV-1F has a 20mm (35mm equal) f2.0 mounted prime lens. This supplies a big area of view, even bigger than the widest focal size on the ZV-1, making it appropriate for hand-held vlogging situations as you now not must stretch your arm to accommodate your self and others within the body. It additionally supplies a extra attention-grabbing focal size for issues like avenue pictures.
The ZV-1F is able to recording 4K video at as much as 30fps. Sony has quite a lot of image profiles accessible, together with S-Log2, S-Log3 and HLG but it surely’s value noting that the ZV-1F can solely report in 8-bit 4:2:0, so it isn’t the very best quality footage for making heavy colour grading. It’s, nevertheless, appropriate to report and add straight utilizing a wi-fi smartphone connection. The ZV-1F also can report vertical movies, making it best for Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube Shorts.
The digicam has a built-in directional 3-capsule microphone with a bundled windscreen. You may join an exterior microphone by way of the three.5mm mic jack however there isn’t a hotshoe. You additionally get micro HDMI and the microUSB on the ZV-1 has been changed with USB-C.
Different options borrowed from earlier Sony cameras embrace SteadyShot digital picture stabilization, which is the one sort of stabilization accessible on this digicam, Eye AF, object monitoring, Product Showcase mode for shortly and mechanically switching focus between your face and an object in your hand, Delicate Pores and skin Impact, and the identical 7.5cm 921,600 dots articulating touchscreen show.
The Sony ZV-1F is priced at $500 and will likely be accessible late October.