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Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera

Sony has taken the compact form factor content creators desire and combined it with the full-frame imaging pipeline that cinematographers love. The result is the impressive ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera. A creator-focused vlogging machine, the ZV-E1 features the same 12MP full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor found in the a7S III and FX3 for exceptional image quality up to UHD 4K at 120 fps (via a future firmware update).

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It also provides a wide dynamic range of 15+ stops along with S-Log3 and S-Cionetone color modes. That isn’t all. Since it's a ZV-series camera, it packs plenty of extra tools—now assisted by AI—to make the creation process even easier, including a new framing assist mode and in-camera time lapse.

Dedicated AI Processing Unit

Built into the ZV-E1 is a dedicated AI processing unit for next-generation subject recognition and tracking via human pose estimation. With this unit comes three new AI-based modes that improve your camera’s stabilization, autofocus, and auto-framing capabilities. Dynamic Active Mode engages internal 5-axis optical stabilization and provides 30% more effective stabilization for faster, unexpected movements while shooting casual day-in-the-life scenes. Framing Stabilizer combines AI recognition and stabilization to allow you to dictate where your tracked subject should be positioned in the frame while maintaining smooth movements.

AI-based Auto Framing automatically crops the frame so your subject remains the predominant focus even when the camera is mounted on a tripod. Adjust the framing tracking speed to follow your subject slowly or quickly, depending on your preference. You can even dictate whether the framing begins immediately or with delay. The ZV-E1’s autofocus can also be equally customized to compensate for focus breathing, perform rack focus transitions, or be sensitive to subject shifting.

Create Distinctive Cinematic Looks

Import LUT files to your ZV-E1 and record in S-Log3 to achieve custom color-grading for a cohesive look while reducing time spent in post-production. This type of customization doesn’t need to be reserved for short films or photography, and with the Cinematic Vlog Setting, it doesn’t have to be. By turning Cinematic Vlogs on, you can adjust cine-oriented settings from one intuitive menu to achieve a specific look in your vlogging content. Select between five “looks” of varying contrast and saturation, as well as four “moods” of varying color tone.

Other New Modes and Features

Besides aesthetic control, the ZV-E1 offers additional modes and features for recording customization. If you’re looking to bridge the gap between auto and manual control, look no further than the “My Image Style” setting. You can customize specific style parameters from background defocus, brightness, color, and creative look presets, while the remaining settings remain automatically operated. Multiple Face Recognition automatically adjusts your bokeh and focus when another subject enters the frame. For smaller adjustments, the bokeh switch near the Record button widens or reduces your aperture by a single stop.

ilming an unboxing segment or haul and don’t want to worry about your focus settings? The "Product Showcase" setting is for you. Just press a single button and have the autofocus tracking automatically shift from your face to a featured object. For creative, dynamic cutaways for your vlogs, the ZV-E1 has in-camera Time-Lapse capabilities with adjustable frame rate and internal times from one second to one minute.

Creator-Focused Design Components and Connectivity

The ZV-E1 comes equipped with an internal 3-capsule microphone. You can change the direction of its audio pickup from the front, rear, or all around your camera. This directionality becomes automatically selected when tracking statuses like subject recognition are engaged. An included windscreen attaches to the multi-interface camera shoe to reduce wind-noise distortion. If you’d like to add your own audio interfaces, no problem―the ZV-E1 has a 3.5mm input jack to do just that. The previously mentioned multi-interface shoe can transfer compatible digital audio directly without the need for cables.

A side-opening, vari-angle LCD screen can be easily adjusted for selfie shooting or framing high- and low-angle shots. Intuitive touch operation makes control, playback, and menu navigation a breeze.

UVC/UAC protocols via USB connection can turn the ZV-E1 into a webcam for livestreaming up to UHD 4K video using your personal computer or even your smartphone with a compatible cable. The ZV-E1 can connect to the Creator’s Cloud via mobile app, streamlining your shooting-to-editing workflow. Manage and edit your video from the cloud while connecting with other creators globally. If you’re looking for a mirrorless camera with dedicated, cinema-grade video, the ZV-E1 has got you covered. 

  • Designed for Content Creators
  • 102MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K 120p / FHD 240p / 10-Bit 4:2:2
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 15+ Stops Dynamic Range, AI Auto-Framing
  • Multi-Face Recognition, Time-Lapse
  • Product Showcase Setting
  • S-Log3, S-Gamut3, S-Cinetone, User LUTs
  • Extended ISO 80-409,600
  • Internal Mic + Inputs, USB Streaming
    Lens Mount Sony E
    Sensor Resolution Effective: 12.9 Megapixel (4240 x 2832)
    Sensor Type 35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
    Image Stabilization Digital, 5-Axis
    Built-In ND Filter None
    Capture Type Stills & Video

    Shutter Type Electronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
    Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 Second
    1/8000 to 1 Second in Movie Mode
    ISO Sensitivity Photo
    80 to 102,400 (Extended: 80 to 409,600)
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
    Metering Range 3 to 20 EV

    Image Sizes 3:2
    12 MP (4240 x 2832)
    5.1 MP (2768 x 1848)
    3 MP (2128 x 1416)
    Image File Format HEIF, JPEG, Raw
    Bit Depth 10-Bit

    Internal Recording Modes RawXAVC HS 4:2:0 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50/59.94 fps [45 to 150 Mb/s]
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98 fps [30 to 100 Mb/s]
    RawXAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
    3840 x 2160 at 50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s]
    3840 x 2160 at 23.98 fps [50 to 100 Mb/s]
    RawXAVC S 4:2:2 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s]
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25/29.97 fps [140 Mb/s]
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98 fps [100 Mb/s]
    RawXAVC S 8-Bit
    1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps [60 to 100 Mb/s]
    1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94 fps [25 to 50 Mb/s]
    1920 x 1080p at 25/29.97 fps [16 to 50 Mb/s]
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98 fps [50 Mb/s]
    RawXAVC S 10-Bit
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
    RawXAVC S-I 10-Bit
    3840 x 2160 at 59.94 fps [600 Mb/s]
    3840 x 2160 at 50 fps [500 Mb/s]
    3840 x 2160 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
    3840 x 2160 at 25 fps [250 Mb/s]
    3840 x 2160 at 23.98 fps [50 Mb/s]
    1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps [222 Mb/s]
    1920 x 1080p at 50 fps [185 Mb/s]
    1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps [111 Mb/s]
    1920 x 1080p at 25 fps [93 Mb/s]
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98 fps [89 Mb/s]
    External Recording Modes None
    Fast-/Slow-Motion Support Yes
    Recording Limit None
    Broadcast Output NTSC/PAL
    IP Streaming None
    Built-In Microphone Type Stereo

    Media/Memory Card Slot Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
    Video I/O None
    Audio I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
    Power I/O 1 x USB-C Input
    Other I/O 1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
    1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Control
    Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
    Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
    Mobile App Compatible Yes
    *As of March, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
    Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.) None
    Size 3.0"
    Resolution 1,036,800 Dot
    Display Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Automatic, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
    Autofocus Points Photo
    Phase Detection: 759
    Phase Detection: 627
    Autofocus Sensitivity 6 to +20 EV

    Built-In Flash No
    External Flash Connection Intelligent Hot Shoe
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Battery Type 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 570 Shots)
    Power Consumption ≤7 W
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1 x 1/4"-20 Female
    Accessory Mount 1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x 2.8 x 2.1" / 121 x 71.9 x 54.3 mm
    Weight 14.1 oz / 399 g (Body Only)
    1.1 lb / 483 g (With Battery, Recording Media)


    • Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera (Black)
    • Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh)
    • Shoulder Strap
    • Wind Screen
    • Wind Screen Adapter
    • Body Cap
    • Accessory Shoe Cap
    • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty

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