How many times has it happened to you that you want to make a video of your favorite recipe but you do not have a camera that gives it that professional touch you want? Have you ever tried to record your exercise routine outdoors but when you see your video you only hear the noise of the wind?

Well, Sony has just launched a camera designed for the needs of people who generate video content, this is the ZV-1 has a wonderful design, a very compact size and advanced imaging technology and easy to use.

We had the opportunity to be in the virtual launch and here we tell you the highlights of this technological toy:

If you create content, this is what you need

Control focus: Quick swap between foreground (Bokeh background) and depth of field

Located on top of the camera, the dedicated Bokeh button is easy to access and makes taking selfies a breeze. With the use of the new Bokeh Switch function, the user can quickly adjust the optical aperture between more or less blurred background without losing focus.

Product Reviews: Always focus on the desired subject

With the ZV-1 it's easier than ever to shoot for product reviews and similar video content. The new Product Showcase function allows quick and easy focus transitions between the subject's face and the object in front of the lens.

Capture Attention: Face Prioritization

Extreme changes in lighting, like taking a walk on a sunny day or suddenly changing from a bright location to a shady one, are not a problem for the ZV-1 thanks to the new Face Priority auto-exposure (AE) feature, which detects and prioritizes the individual's face and adjusts the exposure to ensure the face is always displayed at an ideal level.

 Natural colors

To enhance the emphasis on the subject's face, especially when recording in selfieThe ZV-1 creates a smooth and natural mix, keeping sharp images of the mouth and eyes in both video and still images.


Highest quality audio

Clear, high-quality audio is required to achieve the best content, and the ZV-1 is well equipped to do just that with reliable and versatile audio options. The ZV-1's built-in microphone features Sony's latest 3-capsule directional microphone that was designed to capture audio forward, allowing clear capture of the subject's voice while minimizing background noise, especially when it operates in mode selfie. For added flexibility, the ZV-1 also features a standard 35mm (3.5mm) microphone input and Multi Interface Shoe ™ connectivity (MI adapter) making it easy to connect a wide variety of external microphones. The ZV-1 also comes integrated with a wind filter that enters the MI adapter to minimize wind interference.

Optimized design and functionality for vloggers

This compact and lightweight camera (approximately 294g / 105.5mm x 60.0mm x 43.5mm) is Sony's first compact device with a side-opening Vari-angle LCD screen, allowing creators to simplify their setup by using the adapter. MI for optional external microphones without the need to add a stand. The above along with the new grip design and front recording video notification light ensure users focus on content creation.

The ZV-1 camera also includes advancements in image stabilization when walking. When shooting with Optical SteadyShot Active mode in HD, the optical and electronic methods are combined to reduce vibration up to 11 times and in 4K video, there is improvement in the stabilization effect of up to 8 times compared to the standard SteadyShot ™ function , respectively.

Your Lives much better with ZV-1

The ZV-1 can be transformed into a webcam when connected to a PC via USB, allowing content creators to interact with their followers in real time while using advanced imaging technology and the unique features of ZV-1. This new Sony PC software will be available in July 2020.

Would you buy it?

About Fernando Garzón

Colombian journalist, passionate about technology and entrepreneurship, father of a family and an amateur soccer player.

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