Sony ZV-1 II Vlog 4K Camera for Content Creators and Vloggers – White ZV-1M2/W


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Capture the world the way you want with the ZV-1 II

Capture the world the way you want. The ZV-1 II is an ideal all-round vlog camera that streamlines shooting on the go, allowing you to capture amazing quality video and audio without any complex setup. Compact and portable, it features a wide-angle 18-50mm 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.

Product Highlights:

– Ultra-wide 18-50mm zoom lens gets it all in the frame

– Large 1.0-type sensor for professional results even in low-light

– Wide aperture F1.8-4.0 lens for beautifully defocused backgrounds

– Clear audio with directional 3-Capsule mic and wind screen accessory

– Stay in focus with Realtime autofocus tracking and Eye-AF

– Side-articulating touchscreen LCD for easy to compose selfie shots

– Easy touchscreen operation for frequently used features and more

– My Image Style lets you easily adjust brightness and color

– Add a dramatic touch with the Cinematic Vlog Setting

– Creative Look offers ten presets to match your style

– Bokeh button easily switches between two modes of background defocus

– Product Showcase Setting transitions focus from face to object

– Face priority AE keeps faces bright in backlit or dim situations

– High quality 4K movie and 20.1 megapixel still photos

– Active mode image stabilization reduces shake even while walking

– S and Q (Slow and Quick) for stunning slow motion and hyper-lapse videos

– Zoom lever and intuitive touch screen zoom with step feature

– Multi-interface shoe and 3.5mm mic. jack for external microphones

– Creators’ App for camera control, file transfer and cloud service

– Optimized color with enhanced skin-tone reproduction

– Soft Skin Effect can enhance face appeal for still and movie

– Easy-to-push REC (record) button with easy to see Rec. light

– Self-timer for video, 3, 5 or 10 sec. selectable

Product Features:

Elevate your vlogging

The 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 Style2 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 Setting3, the camera automatically shoots in a Cinemascope aspect ratio4 at 24 fps5 – the film industry standard. You can also change the color of your footage simply by selecting from five LOOKs and tour MOODs for 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 direction6 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) 7, 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 Mode8 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 clear9.

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.

Always know when you’re recording

Say goodbye to accidentally missing the action. When you press the MOVIE button or tap the record icon on the LCD screen, the recording lamp glows red and a red frame appears on the screen, letting you know instantly that you’re capturing what counts. The rotatable screen means you can also track recording while shooting from any angle.

Simple smartphone connection

Connecting your camera and smartphone has never been easier thanks to the Creators’ App mobile application11. Data transfers continue in the background even if the smartphone display sleeps or a different app is launched12. You can also tum your smartphone or PC into a remote control to operate the camera from a distance.

High quality imager

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.

Product Specifications:


  • F-Number (Maximum Aperture): F1.8 – F4.0
  • Focal Length: f = 6.9 – 17.6 mm
  • Angle of View (35MM Format Equivalent): 18 – 50 mm
  • Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens): Approx. 5 cm (0.17 ft) to infinity

Camera Section

  • Sensor Type: 1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor
  • Number of Pixels (Effective): Still images: Approx. 20.1 megapixels, Movies: Approx. 16.8 megapixels max.
  • Number of Pixels (Total): Approx. 21.0 Megapixels
  • Built-in ND Filter: ND (1/8 ND)
  • Color Temperature Range: 2500K – 9900K

Recording (still images)

  • Recording Format: JPEG ( DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format)
  • Image Size (Pixels) [3:2]: 1.0-type L: 5472 x 3648 (20 M), M: 3888 x 2592 (10 M), S: 2736 x 1824 (5.0 M)
  • Image Quality Modes: RAW, RAW+JPEG, JPEG

Recording (movies)

  • Video Compression: XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Audio Recording Format: LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit)

Recording System (movie)

  • Movie 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)

Movie Function

  • Slow & Quick Motion (Shooting Frame Rate): Yes
  • Proxy Recording: Yes
  • TC/UB: Yes

Recording System

  • Memory Card Slot: Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory card

Focus System

  • Focus Type: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast detection AF)
  • Focus Point: Still images: Max. 315 points (phase-detection AF), Movies: Max. 273 points (phase-detection AF)
  • Recognition Target (Still Images): Human, Animal
  • Recognition Target (Movies): Human, Animal
  • Other Features: AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Circ. of Focus Point

Exposure Control

  • Metering Type: 120-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV0 to EV24 (at ISO100 equivalent)
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
  • ISO Sensitivity: Still 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)
  • Anti-Flicker Shoot: –

LCD Screen

  • Monitor Type: 7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT
  • Touch Panel: Yes
  • Number of Dots: 921600 dots
  • Adjustable Angle: Opening Angle: Approx. 176°, Rotation Angle: Approx. 270°

Other Features

  • Other Features: Cinematic Vlog Setting, My Image Style, Creative Look, Product Showcase Set., Background Defocus, Soft Skin Effect, Custom function, Picture Profile
  • Clear Image Zoom: Approx. 2x


  • Shutter Type: Electronic shutter
  • Shutter Speed: Still images: 1/32000 to 1/4 s, Movies: 1/12800 to 1 s
  • Flash Sync. Speed: 1/100 s

Images Stabilization

  • Type: Electronic
  • Mode: Movie: Active / Off


  • Type: –
  • Control: Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
  • External Flash Compatibility: Sony Alpha System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe


  • No. of Recordable Frames (Approx.): JPEG Extra fine L: 170 frames, JPEG Fine L: 188 frames, JPEG Standard L: 189 frames, RAW: 80 frames, RAW & JPG: 78 frames
  • Continuous Drive Speed (Approx. Max.): Hi: 24 fps


  • Modes: Enlarged display mode, Protect, Rating, Shot Mark (Movie), Divider Frame, Photo Capture


  • Functions: Screen reader, Focus Magnifier, Peaking Display, Subject Recognition in AF, Touch Focus, Touch Tracking, Touch Shutter, Touch AE, Vari-angle LCD screen, Custom function


  • PC Interface: Mass-storage / MTP
  • USB Type-C Terminal: Yes (Hi-Speed USB 480 Mbps (USB 2.0) compatible)
  • Wireless LAN (Built-in): Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
  • Bluetooth: Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.2 (2.4 GHz band))
  • HDMI Connector: HDMI micro connector (Type-D) 3840 X 2160 (30P / 25P / 24P) / 1920 X 1080 (60p / 50p / 24p) / 1920 X 1080 (60i / 50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit
  • Multi Interface Shoe: Yes
  • Mic Terminal: Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
  • Function: View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, PC Remote

USB Streaming

  • Video Data Format: MJPEG
  • Video Resolution: 1280 X 720 (30p)
  • Audio Data Format: LPCM 2ch (16bit 48 kHz)


  • Microphone: Built-in, stereo
  • Speaker: Built-in, monaural


  • Camera Type: Digital Camera


  • Supplied Battery: Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • Battery Life (Still Images): Approx. 290 shots (LCD Monitor) (CIPA standard)
  • Battery Life (Movies, Actual Recording): Approx. 45 min (LCD Monitor) (CIPA standard)
  • Battery Life (Movies, Continuous Recording): Approx. 75 min (LCD Monitor) (CIPA standard)
  • Internal Battery Charge: Yes
  • USB Power Supply: Yes
  • Power Consumption with LCD Screen: Still images: Approx. 1.9 W, Movies: Approx. 3.6 W

Operating Temperature

  • Operating Temperature: 0 – 40 °C / 32 -104 °F

Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 105.5 x 60.0 x 46.7 mm ( 4 1/4 x 2 3/8 x1 7/8 inches)


  • Weight (With Battery and Memory Card Included): Approx. 292 g (10.3 oz.)
  • Body Only (oz.): Approx. 266 g (9.4 oz.)