Sony ZV-1 II Vlog Camera for Content Creators and Vloggers (Black)


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Sony ZV-1 II Vlog Camera for Content Creators and Vloggers (Black)

  • Sony ZV-1 II Vlog Camera for Content Creators and Vloggers (Black)
  • Sony ZV-1 II Vlog Camera (ZV1M2/B)
  • Battery (NP-BX1)
  • Microphone
  • Wind Screen
  • Wind Screen Adaptor
  • Setup Guide

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Sony ZV-1 II Vlog Camera for Content Creators and Vloggers (Black)

Elevate your vloggingThe ZV-1 II is an ideal all-round vlog camera. Compact and portable, it features a wide-angle zoom lens for versatile framing, a 1.0-type (1-inch) image sensor for great image quality, and an intelligent microphone for clear audio recording.

Frame it all

With the vlog camera ZV-1 II, you can shoot everything from group selfies to sprawling cityscapes. The wide-angle 18-50mm1 zoom lens can capture a wide field of view from 18mm, so you can easily fit everyone or everything in the frame to beautiful portraits at 50mm. Whether you're indoors or out, the wide-angle lens turns everyday scenes into dynamic footage.

Creative colors

No experience is needed to make an impressive vlog with all the right visuals from the outset. My Image Sty1e lets you simply tweak brightness and color while viewing what you plan to shoot-all without having to wade through menus. For shots with more creative color and mood, Creative Look offers ten presets so simply select one that matches your vision.

Add a dramatic touch

Just tap the screen to turn everyday moments into cinematic imagery, all without post-production editing. With the Cinematic Vlog Setting, the camera automatically shoots in a Cinemascope aspect ratio at 24 fps - the film industry standard. You can also change the color of your footage simply by selecting from five LOOKs and tour MOODs for an instant, professional results.

Built-in mic for clear voice recording

With the ZV-1 II, capturing high-quality audio is even easier. In [Auto] mode, the new built-in Intelligent 3-Capsule Mic switches the direction of the built-in mic from [All Directions] to [Front] when the camera recognizes a human face in the frame. Or you can switch manually from [Auto] to [Front] for selfies or [Rear] when shooting with narration. Attach a supplied windscreen to reduce wind noise and capture clearer audio outdoors.

Effortlessly portable

Small and lightweight, the vlog camera ZV-1 II is designed to be taken out anywhere - just like your smartphone. Weighing just 10.3 oz. (292g), capture everyday life with ease and grab content on the go.

Simple, intuitive control

Even first-time vloggers can jump straight into shooting with the ZV-1 II; there's no need to study complex settings. Touch function icons like recording, self-timer and the Product Showcase Setting are displayed on the screen for easy control. These are also great for shooting selfies or in other situations when you can't reach the physical buttons on the camera.

Focus on you

The ZV-1 II automatically makes sure you always stay in focus with Touch Tracking. It recognizes human faces and eyes, so it keeps track of the main subject without wandering off. Just tap the subject on the screen to activate the feature. Eye AF can even be set to track animal faces and eyes.

Focus on what you want

Activate Real-time Tracking to follow a subject of your choice. The camera recognizes colors, brightness, and subject distance, as well as facial information to keep track of the subject so you can concentrate on grabbing the best angles. Just tap the subject on the screen to activate Touch Tracking for precise focus tracking.

Powerful image stabilization

Shaky footage can ruin the best of vlogs, but the ZV-1 II is built to let you capture great footage even while you're walking and shooting handheld. Active Mode helps to minimize camera blur, giving you steadier shots without the need for any post-shoot editing.

Stand out with just a tap

The ZV-1 II is designed for easier content creation. Activate the Product Showcase Setting and the camera will automatically focus on the product you're holding with no additional gestures needed. Or use the Bokeh Switch to get a softly blurred background - simply select [Defocus] to make the subject stand out, or [Clear] to keep the entire image in focus.

Selfies made simple

Let the ZV-1 II work for you to capture great group moments. When taking selfies in iAUTO mode with two or three people, the camera automatically adjusts the setting to keep everyone's faces sharp and clear.

Always look your best

Look your best anytime you're shooting. Without any special settings, the ZV-1 II accurately captures your skin tone, ensuring a healthy and natural look. Face Priority AE automatically brightens your face so there's no need to worry about lighting either. There's also a Soft Skin Effect selectable to OFF/ Low/ Mid /High to adjust your skin smoothness.

Sony's cloud services

Log in to the Creators’ Cloud11 to make the most of Sony production support tools. Creators' Cloud is a platform that supports creative work from shooting to production by combining advanced Sony camera technology with cloud-based AI. It's also a place for discovery and collaboration with other creators around the world. Explore web, mobile, and PC-based apps providing efficient solutions that integrate cameras with shooting and production apps and services including Ci Media Cloud14 for collaborative production.

High-quality imagery

The ZV-1 II packs powerful specs in its compact body, offering impressive image quality. Its large 1.0-type image sensor means it can capture professional-level footage, shooting in XAVC S format up to 30p and in 4K, and up to 120p in Full HD for up to 5x slow motion. It also supports simultaneous proxy recording15 for efficient post­production workflow.

Grows with your creativity

With the ZV-1 II, it's easy to take the next steps towards boosting your videography skills. Just like Sony’s professional Cinema Line or Alpha series cameras, the ZV-1 II supports S-Log3 and S-Gamut3. Cine picture profiles, giving you even greater flexibility for post-production.


Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus


Sensor Resolution21.1 Megapixels
Maximum Resolution1.0-type L: 5472 x 3648 (20 M), M: 3888 x 2592 (10 M), S: 2736 x 1824 (5.0 M)
Image StabilizationYes
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1 inch

Exposure Control

Shutter SpeedStill images: 1/32000 to 1/4 s, Movies: 1/12800 to 1 s
ISO SensitivityStill images: ISO 125 - 12800 (expandable to ISO 80 - 12800), AUTO (ISO125-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 125 - 12800 equivalent, AUTO (ISO125-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Metering RangeEV0 to EV24 (at ISO100 equivalent)
Metering MethodMetering Type: 120-zone evaluative metering
Continuous ShootingYes Battery Life (Movies, Continuous Recording): Approx. 75 min (LCD Monitor) (CIPA standard)


Recording LimitBattery Life (Movies, Actual Recording): Approx. 45 min (LCD Monitor) (CIPA standard) Battery Life (Movies, Continuous Recording): Approx. 75 min (LCD Monitor) (CIPA standard)
Video Resolution1280 x 720
Recording ModesMOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K): 29.97p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 23.98p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps) MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD): 119.88p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 59.94p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 29.97p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 23.98p (50 Mbps), 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps)


Flash Compensation+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
Flash ConnectionHot Shoe


Memory Card SlotSD


BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
SeriesZV Series
Mount Type1/4"-20 Female


Monitor Size7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT Screen with Adjustable Angle (Opening Angle: Approx. 176°, Rotation Angle: Approx. 270°)


Camera Features
  • Touch Screen
  • Wifi
  • Water Resistant


Focal Length18-50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum ApertureF4.0
Focus RangeApprox. 5 cm (0.17 ft) to infinity

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