SONY ZV-1F Vlog camera

The ZV-1F is designed as your first vlogging camera with a selfie-friendly ultra-wide-angle 20 mm lens, body grip, and a recording lamp. A directional 3-capsule mic with wind screen picks up your voice clearly with less wind noise; and the Bokeh switch and Product Showcase Setting help you effortlessly make videos more visually interesting.

  • Ultra-wide-angle 20 mm prime lens, ideal for group selfies and background scenery
  • Vari-angle LCD for selfies
  • 425 contrast-detection AF frame points for high-precision focusing
  • Wind screen for Clear Voice Recording outdoors
  • Built-in Directional 3-Capsule Mic for high quality audio




Elevate your vlogging

Elevate your vlogging

Take a ZV-1F tour

Easy-to-use and with dazzling image quality, the ZV-1F is the ideal next step for content creators and vloggers. Find out more.

Dazzling visuals

Take your best shot


Fit everything in frame

With the ZV-1F, you can truly capture it all—it allows you to snap a group selfie along with an expansive view of the background scenery. Since the camera’s ultra wide-angle 20 mm lens captures a wider field of view than the human visual field, you can take images with eye-popping depth and perspective, even in narrow spaces, both indoors and outdoors.


Beautiful skin tones for everyone

Look your best any time you’re shooting. Without any special settings, the ZV-1F will accurately capture your skin tone, ensuring you a healthy and natural look. There’s also a Soft Skin Effect selectable to OFF/Low/Mid/High to adjust your skin smoothness.


Sharp AF, bright face

Using Eye AF, the camera automatically recognizes human faces and eyes, making sure you stay in focus in front of the lens. Switching the focus to another subject is easy—just touch the screen. There’s no need to worry about lighting either, as Face Priority AE will automatically brighten your face.

Stunning visuals

Easy bokeh at the push of a button

Get beautiful defocused background like a pro with just a press of the Bokeh Switch. The camera’s large 1.0-type image sensor allows for true optical bokeh. Select [Defocus] to make the main subject stand out against the bokeh background, or [Clear] to keep the entire image in focus.

Impressive colors to match your style

Shoot beautifully colored images from the get-go without worrying about editing. With the ZV-1F, you don’t need a fancy crew for fancy color—just choose from 10 available presets for pro-level footage that matches the scene and your style.

Slow or speed at the touch of a button

Capture those touching moments in slow motion or ramp up the energy for dramatic scenes—all without any editing. With the ZV-1F, you can adjust the footage speed just by pressing the S&Q button. Shoot smooth video at speeds up to 5x slower, or use hyperlapse shooting to make the video up to 60x faster and bring your vision to life.

Designed for every shooting style

Superb shots whether moving or stationary

Steady footage even when walking

Showing your viewers the world around you makes engaging content, but shaky footage can be a bit distracting. The ZV-1F allows you to capture video clearly even while walking. Active Mode image stabilization helps to minimize image blur from handheld shooting for steadier shots.

Ideal for product-review videos

Put your products on center stage with a single touch. Just set the Product Showcase Setting, and simply hold a product in the center of the frame. The camera will automatically focus on it—with no additional gestures needed. Let your viewers concentrate on what counts, when it counts.

Clear audio, anytime, anywhere


Designed for clear voice recording

Indoors or outdoors, the ZV-1F is designed to always capture your voice clearly no matter where you’re shooting. The built-in Directional 3-Capsule Mic collects sound from the front area of the camera, giving you high quality audio, so you can put your energy into creativity, instead of worrying about the sound while recording.

Clear sound even on windy days

When you’re shooting outdoors and battling the wind, the ZV-1F can still record your voice clearly, thanks to a supplied wind screen that drastically reduces wind noise.

Made for easy vlogging

Goes great with your smartphone


Vertical video made simple

Shoot vertical videos for social media just like on your smartphone. The ZV-1F also gives you the option of rotating horizontal video in-camera with no extra editing required. What’s more, vertical videos are automatically tagged so you can transfer them straight to your smartphone, letting you quickly get your content out to the world.


Connect to your smartphone to do more

Transfer all your recorded images and videos to your smartphone over Wi-Fi through the Creators’ App. It also turns your phone into a remote control for remote shooting.


Select the best scenes

Only transfer the scenes you need, saving time and smartphone storage space. By adding a Shot Mark while shooting or replaying a video, you can cut out a 15, 30, or 60 second clip to send straight to your smartphone. Shot Marks also allow you to later easily find the scenes you want to use, cutting down on time searching through footage.

Keeping it simple


Simple, intuitive control

Even first-time camera users can jump straight into shooting with the ZV-1F. There’s no need to study complex settings. Control icons are displayed on the screen and are easily adjustable with just a touch.


Never forget to press record

Say goodbye to accidentally missing the action. When you press record, the recording lamp glows red and a red frame appears on the screen, letting you know instantly that you’re capturing what counts.


Effortlessly portable

Small and lightweight, the camera is designed to be taken out and about—just like your smartphone. Capture everyday life with ease, and grab content on the go.

Next level vlogging

Grow your content and creativity


Use a shooting grip for easy vlogging

Vlogging is simpler and more comfortable with the GP-VPT2BT shooting grip, which enables you to grab stabler shots, and also doubles as a tripod. The zoom lever and the recording button are on the grip side, so you don’t have to stretch around the camera body to reach key buttons.


Next level audio quality

Raise your vlog’s audio quality even further through connecting external microphones. Attach the ECM-G1 to clearly capture sound directly in the front of the camera—cutting down on unwanted noise from elsewhere—or record your voice from a distance with the ECM-W2BT wireless microphone.


Simple streaming with a single cable

Transform the ZV-1F into a high-quality web camera by simply connecting a compatible device via USB. The 1.0-type image sensor and Creative Look ensure vibrant visuals, while the Directional 3-Capsule Mic will give you excellent audio.

Toward a better, more sustainable world

Reducing our environmental footprint


Newly developed wind screen using recycled polyester

At Sony, we’ve extended the use of recycled materials beyond the camera body to include accessories as well. Through careful testing of sound quality performance and wind protection efficacy, we have developed a wind screen using fibers made exclusively from recycled polyester, lessening our environmental impact while maintaining performance.


Using recycled plastic

Over the past ten years, we’ve used 379 tons of recycled plastic in our digital cameras and digital video cameras. This is thanks to SORPLAS™, a recycled plastic that offers both sustainability and high performance. The ZV-1F uses SORPLAS on the camera body to reduce its environmental impact.


Reducing plastic packaging

To eliminate our use of plastic in packaging, we’re now using plant-based non-woven fabric or paper bags to wrap our products while maintaining the protective and high cushioning properties of plastic.


Aiming to achieve a zero environmental footprint

Inspired by the beauty of the world, Sony is doing its part to help preserve the Earth, while still allowing creators to produce even more beautiful and creative imagery. With a goal of achieving a zero environmental footprint across the entire Sony Group by the year 2040, we are accelerating numerous initiatives for the environment.


Sensor Type:
1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2

Number of Pixels (Effective):
Approx. 20.1 Megapixels

Lens type:
ZEISS Tessar T* Lens, 6 elements in 6 groups

Optical Zoom:

Screen Type:
7.5 cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD

MS Assist Magnification:
1.6x, 4.0x

Screen Type/Number of Dots:

Image Processing Engine:

Electronic Shutter:
Program Auto (1/4"–1/32000) / Manual (1/4"–1/32000) / Aperture Priority (1/4"–1/32000) / Shutter Priority (1/4"–1/32000)

Flash Type:

External Flash Mode:

Compatible Recording Media:
[XAVC S (100 Mbps)] SDXC/SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or higher); [XAVC S (60 Mbps/50 Mbps)] SDXC/SDHC Memory Card (Class 10 or higher); [Still image] Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro5, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)5, SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), micro SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)5 6

Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size):
3:2 mode: 20M (5472 x 3648) / 10M (3888 x 2592) / 5M (2736 x 1824), 4:3 mode: 18M (4864 x 3648) / 10M (3648 x 2736) / 5M (2592 x 1944) / 16:9 mode: 17M (5472 x 3080) / 7.5M (3648 x 2056) / 4.2M (2720 x 1528),1:1 mode: 13M (3648 x 3648) / 6.5M (2544 x 2544) / 3.7M (1920 x 1920)

Input and Output Terminals:
USB Terminal Type-C (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI, Microphone jack (3.5 mm Stereo mini jack)


Power source:
DC 3.6 V (supplied battery)

Monitor: Approx. 360 / Approx. 180 min, Monitor (When Auto Monitor off is set to 2 s): Approx. 540 / Approx. 270 min,7

PlayMemories Camera Apps:

Yes 10

Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)

105.5 x 60.0 x 46.4 mm (4.15 in × 2.36 in × 1.83 in)

Approx. 256 g (9.1 oz)(Battery and Memory Card are included) / Approx. 229 g (8.1 oz) (Body Only)

Lens cap, Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1), Type-C USB cable (USB 2.0), Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor, Instruction Manual


Keep your subjects in focus

High-precision focusing makes sure your subject stays razor sharp. The 425 contrast-detection AF points11 are arranged to cover a wide area of the captured image. What's more, Eye AF track faces without getting diverted by other subjects.

Capture the details, even in dim light

Thanks to its 20.1 million12 pixel Exmor RS™ 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with integral memory, the ZV-1F can capture clear video with little noise even when shooting in dimly lit locations. While shooting in Intelligent Auto mode, you can now shoot video with the background blurred to the maximum possible extent, allowing the main subject to be captured more clearly and giving your videos extra impact.

Touch-controlled step zoom

With just a touch of the LCD panel, you can easily zoom in to the view of your preference. You can select from 1.0x/1.5x/2.0x/4.0x13 to quickly change the angle of view to make sure you capture your best side.

Start the shoot with a timer

From dance videos to action shots, the ZV-1F lets you start shooting when you're ready without a panic. The large self-timer countdown14 appears in the center of the screen so you can clearly see when it's time to begin.

Dedicated media for worry-free shooting

Capture it all without worrying about running out of storage space on your smartphone. The ZV-1F can record to removable SD or SDXC media14, giving you the freedom to shoot as much as you want.

Shoot for longer with a USB-chargeable battery

With the ZV-1F, you can enjoy shooting on the go without worrying about running out of battery power. The camera can be charged via its USB Type-C® port, as well as from a mobile battery, giving you plenty of options for powering on through a shoot.

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie15.

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