The Sony ZV-E1 is a compact and lightweight mirrorless vlog camera that features a unique set of features designed for cinematic content creation. The ZV-E1 includes a large and high performance 12.2MP full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor capable of 4K 60p recording, a unique AI-based Autofocus with multiple object recognition and professional audio quality.
It also has Sony’s own set of vlogging features, such as Product Showcase mode or the direct to streaming camera solution in 4K, aimed at making content creation easier. Record your adventures with a cinematic look thanks to our unique Cinematic Vlog settings and professional picture profile S-CINETONE. Keep your footage stable with the frame stabiliser and in-body stabilisation.
Professional grade full frame quality
Shoot cinematic content with the professional sized full-frame 4K 60p image quality for unlimited creative expression,
even in the dimmest light situations. Made easy for video content creation, benefit from the cinematic look of S-CINETONE and
Cinematic Vlog profiles. The Sony ZV-E1 is also capable of cinematic 4K 120p slow-motion inherited from professional
cameras via a free firmware update.
Full-frame, back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R™ sensor
The ZV-E1 is Sony's first dedicated vlog camera with a 12.1 MP back-illuminated full-frame CMOS image sensor, delivering 15+ stops of latitude, low noise, high sensitivity and gorgeous bokeh.
BIONZ XR image processing engine
With up to 8x more processing power, the BIONZ XR image processing engine boosts high sensitivity, precise gradation rendering and colour reproduction, and low-noise performance.
Advanced AF powered by A.I.
Equipped with a dedicated AI chip, this vlogging camera is capable of advanced autofocus features detecting human eyes, pets,
and a variety of objects, so your footage is always in focus. Additionally, it includes new features such as
auto-framing and framing stabilisation to keep your subject stable and centred in the frame.
AI-based Auto Framing for movies
Using AI-based subject recognition technology, the Auto Framing feature automatically crops the frame to keep the subject in a
prominent position when shooting movies. The framing is continually adjusted so that the recorded footage looks like the subject was being followed by an experienced camera operator, even though the camera is mounted on a tripod. In addition to the camera automatically recognising a subject and initialising tracking, any other subject can be selected for
tracking by touching it on the camera’s monitor or the Creators App on a smartphone.
The ZV-E1's AI-based Real-time Tracking will leave you free to concentrate on framing and composition. Subject recognition performance has improved greatly, offering higher tracking reliability from the moment the function is initiated and making it more useful in a wider range of shooting situations. Even people wearing helmets or masks, or animals facing away from the camera,
can be accurately detected and tracked in real time.
Dynamic active Mode stabilisation
A high-precision stabilisation unit and gyro sensors built into the camera, plus optimised image stabilisation algorithms,
allow advanced electronic stabilisation to work in conjunction with the camera’s 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation system in a new Dynamic active Mode. The Dynamic active Mode is approximately 30% more effective than the Active Mode provided in previous models.
This makes it easier than ever to shoot smooth, stable vlog footage while moving around for bold, dynamic expression.
Multiple Face Recognition
With this feature the camera will automatically adjust bokeh and focus on multiple recognised faces in group shots,
so you don't have to worry that only people in the foreground are in focus while the faces of people in the back are out of focus.
No manual aperture adjustment is required, so you can go with the flow of the moment to capture natural expressions.
Made for content creation
The ZV-E1 includes features designed for content creation such as a Bokeh switch that blurs the background and a
Product showcase mode for reviewers who want to ensure objects are in focus when shown to the camera. Paired with a swivel,
fully touch capable screen and a tally lamp, it has never been easier to vlog and focus on your content.
Upgrade from 4K 60p to 4K 120p
The ZV-E1 offers in-camera 4K recording at up to 120 frames per second. Extraordinarily smooth 5x (max.) slow-motion imagery at QFHD
resolution with autofocus provides new expressive capability. When using the XAVC S format, up to 10x slow motion with Full HD resolution
is possible at 240 fps (24p recording), providing fresh perspectives on dynamic sports and other types of action.
Advanced movie recording modes: 10-bit 4:2:2
The ZV-E1 can record 10-bit 4:2:2 video internally when using Long GOP or All Intra compression, making it possible to grade for fuller,
more natural gradations while providing greater editing freedom.
Cinematic Vlog Setting
Cinematic Vlog Setting provides an intuitive way to create scenes that look like feature movies. By choosing a Look,
Mood and AF transition speed, anyone can create cinematic vlog footage that ideally matches the scene and creative intent.
The Cinematic Vlog Setting includes "Look" options such as S-Cinetone that can enhance skin tones, "Mood" options that can emphasise specific colours, and the AF transition speed that determines how quickly autofocus will switch between subjects. The overall cinematic feel is further enhanced by the use of a 24 fps frame rate and the widescreen Cinemascope aspect ratio (2.35:1) with black bands above and below the image.
S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3
S-Log3 offers enhanced reproduction of shadow to mid-tone (18% grey) gradations. Colour spaces include S-Gamut3,
with even better colour reproduction than S-Gamut, and S-Gamut3.Cine, a colour space that has been designed to provide a look
similar to scanned cinema film. The combination of S-Gamut3.Cine, which has a slightly wider colour gamut than DCI-P3 digital cinema
and S-Log3 allows easier colour grading for the DCI-P3 or 709 video colour space.
Intelligent 3 Capsule microphone
The ZV-E1 features a high-performance 3-capsule microphone with variable directivity that is capable of picking up clear audio in outdoor
situations where wind and environmental noise can be a problem. The microphone is designed to clearly capture the voice of your main subject, and depending on your shoot you can set the microphone's directivity to Front, Rear, All Directions or Auto.
Intuitive touch operations
Swiping the left or right edge of the monitor display reveals touch function icons at the top that control the shooting mode,
Cinematic Vlog Setting, and more. Additionally, the function (Fn) menu can be displayed by swiping up on the monitor.
Other refinements include exposure compensation and white balance touch-control icons that have been added to the existing F-stop,
shutter speed, and ISO icons at the bottom of the monitor display.
Dust and moisture-resistant design
Sealing is provided around all buttons and dials, while all body seams incorporate a tongue-and-groove structure for double protection.
Effective sealing throughout the body contributes to outstanding resistance to dust and moisture in challenging outdoor conditions.
No non-recyclable resources are used in Sony's repeatedly recyclable, durable, high quality SORPLAS™ material40. SORPLAS and other
recyclable materials are used in camera bodies as much as possible, reducing stress on the environment without compromising
performance or functionality in any way.
Share with the world
Pair your Sony vlogging camera seamlessly with your smartphone using our latest app and transfer high quality clips straight to your phone.
Additionally, this camera is streaming ready at up to 4K 30p or Full HD 60p without the need for a capture card or extra software.