Sony Unveils ZV-1 II, the Newest Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Vlogging Camera The ZV-Series Camera Opens Up Opportunities for a Wider Range of Content Creators

Sony has announced the release of the second generation camera in the ZV series, the ZV-1 II. This vlogging camera incorporates highly requested and popular features, offering vloggers a wider angle and attractive image quality for engaging storytelling.

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The ZV-1 II features a 1.0-type Exmor RS image sensor with approximately 20.1 effective megapixels, a BIONZ X image processing engine, and a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 18-50mm F1.8-4​1 lens. These sophisticated capabilities make it suitable for creators of all skill levels. The 18-50mm​2 wide-angle lens enables capturing a variety of scenes, from group selfies to dynamic recordings of everyday moments. The Multiple Face Recognition​3 ensures that all faces remain sharp and clear when taking selfie shots with two or three people.

Sony ZV-1 II Mic

Yasufumi Machitani, Director of the Digital Imaging Division at Sony Electronics Asia Pacific, expressed excitement about the ZV-1 II, stating that it will be the go-to camera for content creators, including vloggers, social media influencers, and short-form video creators. Sony has incorporated user feedback into the ZV series, and the ZV-1 II reflects those improvements.

The ZV-1 II boasts several features that enhance vlogging and video content creation:

  • Ultra-wide angle and Zoom: The 18mm2 wide angle of view captures attractive images, and the 18-50mm optical zoom allows for changing the angle of view while maintaining image quality.
  • Bokeh Switch: This feature creates beautiful bokeh by defocusing the background with a single touch.
  • Intelligent 3-capsule microphone: The camera automatically switches the microphone direction to capture audio from the front or all directions, depending on the shooting mode. It also supports external microphones.
  • Cinematic Vlog Setting: With a single tap, this function sets a CinemaScope size (2.35:1)​6 and a frame rate of 24 fps​7, giving videos a cinematic look. Five LOOKs and four MOODs are available for further customization.
  • Creative Look: Offers 10 preset looks​8 to suit different creative preferences.
  • Face Priority AE and Soft Skin Effect: These features optimize facial brightness and smooth skin and facial features when filming.
  • Fast Hybrid AF System: The camera’s AF system ensures sharp images in high-definition 4K, with AF Transition Speed and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity options. Real-time Eye AF tracks focus on humans or animals for both stills and videos.
  • Product Showcase Setting: Enables smooth focus transitions from the user’s face to the highlighted item in product review videos.
  • S&Q shoot mode​9: Allows for slow-motion or quick-motion recording, adding impact to everyday scenes.
  • ISO sensitivity from 125 to 12800: Records sharp images with low noise, even in low-light conditions.
  • Active Mode electronic image stabilization: Helps capture stable footage while walking or in motion.
  • Built-in ND filter: Reduces exposure by three stops, enabling beautiful background bokeh even in bright situations.

The ZV-1 II is compact and lightweight, making it highly portable. It supports different filming styles with a vari-angle screen for selfies, a user-friendly control layout, and a recording indicator on the front face. It can be easily connected to a PC or smartphone for high-quality live streaming. The camera’s design incorporates sustainable materials, such as recycled plastics and recyclable packaging. It also includes accessibility features for individuals with visual impairments, such as screen reader functionality.

The ZV-1 II will be available in Malaysia from July 2023 at a suggested retail price of MYR 3,999. For more detailed specifications and information, please visit here!