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Sony ZV-1 Launched In India At Rs 77,990

It sports steady shot, an active mode for advanced image stabilization even when shooting hand-held while walking.

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Sony ZV1

Sony India has announced the ZV-1, a new pocket-sized digital camera designed and developed for creating high-quality, versatile content. A lightweight, compact “all-in-one” style camera, it combines video-forward design and compact body, along with easy-to-use functionalities packed with uncompromising advanced imaging technology, making it a perfect tool designed especially for the content creators and vloggers on the go.

“Designed to fulfill the needs of video creators of this generation, Sony’s new ZV-1 is created to offer ultimate shooting and vlogging experience across scenarios,” said Mukesh Srivastava, Business Head – Digital Imaging, Sony India. “Incorporating direct feedback from our extended community, we have ensured content creation is made simple without any tricky setup. Featuring an innovative design with many new technologies such as the selfie-friendly vari-angle LCD screen, body grip, and a recording lamp with various settings and modes, it will allow creators to make content in ways they have never been able to before with less effort.”

The ZV-1 is designed keeping the vloggers and content creators in mind. This compact, lightweight (approx. 294g / 105.5mm x 60.0mm x 43.5mm) camera is the first Sony camera with a side-opening Vari-angle LCD screen, allowing creators to simplify their setup. Vloggers can comfortably operate the ZV-1 with just one hand, thanks to the easy-to-hold comfortable grip and a large movie REC button which is located on the top of the camera for quick access to video recording. It also comes with a recording lamp on the front of the camera that indicates active recording. Steady shot, active mode for advanced image stabilization even when shooting hand-held while walking, the company said.

The ZV-1 offers advanced image stabilization, ensuring steady video even with hand-held shooting while walking. When recording in HD mode, optical and electronic stabilization methods are combined to reduce shaking up to 11 times whereas while shooting a 4K video using Optical Steady Shot mode, there is an improvement in stabilization effect to up to 8 times, compared to that of standard Steady Shot. The ZV-1 is coming with the GP-VPT2BT Shooting Grip with Wireless Remote Commander, offering additional stability and comfort combined with cable-free connectivity.

The ZV-1 is well-equipped to produce just that with reliable and versatile audio options. The ZV-1’s onboard mic features Sony’s latest Directional 3-capsule Mic, designed for forward-directional audio recording allowing to capture the subject’s voice clearly with less wind noise. For added flexibility, the ZV-1 also features a standard 3.5mm mic jack (3.5mm) and Multi-Interface Shoe™ (MI shoe) making it much easier to connect a wide range of external microphones, it added.

The ZV-1 features advanced color science re-engineered to optimize skin tones. To enhance emphasis on the subject’s face – especially when shooting in selfie mode – the ZV-1 creates a smooth and natural complexion, while also maintaining sharp images of the mouth and eyes in both videos and stills.

The ZV-1 offers a simple solution to easily switch between two levels of background bokeh while recording. The new Bokeh Switch function enables the vlogger to rapidly adjust the optical aperture between more and less background, defocusing blur without losing focus on the subject. Located on top of the camera, this Bokeh button is easily accessible and makes the selfie-shooting operation a breeze. The large 1.0-type CMOS sensor and wide-aperture lens deliver images with professional background bokeh, as well as clear detail even in challenging low-light conditions.

Despite the small form factor, there is a multitude of pro-level movie-making capabilities, including:

· 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in high bit rate XAVC S™ codec.1

· Industry standard 3.5mm microphone input

· Hybrid Log-Gamma (HDR)2 / S-Gamut3.Cine / S-Log3, S-Gamut3 / S-Log3

· Interval Shooting3 for stunning time-lapse videos4

· Super Slow Motion5 recording at up to 960fps6

Compatibility with ‘Movie Edit add-on7’ from the “Imaging Edge™” mobile application for image stabilization while editing8 Highlight ability to edit aspect ratios for IG etc.

The new ZV-1 comes loaded with accessories meeting the needs of today’s content creators. The vlogger kit accessory incudes a GP-VPT2BT Shooting Grip with Wireless Remote Commander and 64GB Ultra-High-Speed Media Card & an additional Battery NP-BX1.

Price and Availability

ZV-1 camera carries a price tag of Rs 77,990  in India and will be exclusively available on Amazon from 6th August 2020 onwards.


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