Sony ZV-1 Compact Vlogging Camera To Likely Launch In India On 24th July
Vlogging may not be the first thing that comes to a content creator’s mind as we battle through a global pandemic, but Sony India could be gearing up to launch a camera that could well be the perfect compact solution for frequent vloggers.
A reliable source tells Mashable India that Sony will launch an “all-in-one” compact camera for vloggers that’ll debut on 24th July. Although the source hasn’t explicitly revealed the name of the product, its anyone’s guess that the compact camera in question is likely the XV-1 — a camera that Sony announced globally in the end of May 2020.
There hasn’t been any hint from Sony India’s regarding an upcoming product launch on its social media channels just yet, but considering the launch is only a few days away, details should be available soon.
Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera: Specifications and Key Features
From what we gather the global launch of the ZV-1, the camera gets its design from the RX-100 V5 and V7, but it’s lighter and can easily be held in your hand. In fact, Sony emphasizes a grip that makes it easy to hold while shooting a selfie, even when the screen is flipped to face you.
Content creators will appreciate that flip-out screen, as you can quickly check while filming and see that it’s keeping you both in frame and in focus. It also eliminates the need for a costly display accessory. In addition, a recording indicator light is built into the front that glows red when shooting.
It has a 20MP sensor that uses the same lens as the RX100 V and the processor from the RX100 VII. There’s also a Zeiss lens like we’ve seen in the past with Sony devices. There’s also no aperture ring around the lens, as the cameras can automatically handle focus and exposure. You won’t need to rock the ring back and forth while shooting in an attempt to properly focus or light the shot.
The ZV-1 records video at up to 4K at 30 frames per second and HD at up to 120 frames per second. It supports both HLG and HDR (two core dynamic range standards for video), along with built-in steady-shot optimization. You can choose between optical or electronic stabilization.
Sony’s also packed a lot of smart features into the ZV-1. Advanced auto focus on the ZV-1 aims to always keep you in the shot and clear with real-time eye detection.
It looks at multiple parts of the face, scans and picks up movement. It can handle you popping in and out of the frame so it can quickly focus on the background as you give a quick peek and then refocus once you’re back in the frame.
The ZV-1 includes background de-focus, similar to the popular Portrait Mode effect on the iPhone, and even video for Galaxy phones. You simply tap a custom button and have it blur out the background. Additionally, you can watch all this in real time on the flip-out screen.
There’s a large grille on the top of the ZV-1 that houses a three-capsule microphone array that should be better than a typical setup of other point and shoots. Sony is also including a detachable windscreen that should help with outdoor recording.