The Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera is Sony's first vlogging camera with a Full-Frame 12.1 MP Exmor R image sensor that is optimized for 4k and delivers 15+ stops of latitude, low noise, high sensitivity, and gorgeous full-frame bokeh. The ZV-E1 can record 4K movies with direct pixel readout, 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 color sampling using Long GOP or All Intra compression, making it possible to grade for fuller, more natural gradations while generally providing greater editing freedom.
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 emphasize specific colors, and 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.
With its innovative AI processing unit, the ZV-E1 uses subject form data to accurately recognize movement, providing an improvement of approx. 60% in human eye recognition7. Human pose estimation technology recognizes body and head position, so even people wearing helmets or masks, or animals facing away from the camera, can be accurately detected and tracked in real time.
A compact, precision stabilization unit and gyro sensors plus optimized algorithms achieve up to 5.0-step anti-shake compensation. Newly developed Dynamic active Mode features advanced electronic stabilization working in conjunction with the camera’s 5-axis in-body image stabilization system to achieve approximately 30% more effective compensation 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. The Framing Stabilizer feature automatically keeps the subject's position in the frame constant, which can be particularly useful when walking alongside the subject. Advanced AI-based subject recognition technology works with the camera's Dynamic active Mode image stabilization to reliably keep the subject in the frame even while in motion during handheld shooting.
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. Even though the camera is stationary, framing is continually adjusted so that recorded footage looks as if the subject was being followed by an experienced operator. In addition to the camera automatically recognizing a subject and initializing tracking, any other subject can be selected for tracking by touching it on the camera’s monitor or the Creators' App on a smartphone. AI based subject recognition determines the number of faces in the frame and automatically adjust focus and aperture when recording selfies or group portraits. This feature can continuously adjust aperture for the depth of field required to keep all faces in focus while minimizing depth of field if all faces are at the same distance – or only one face is in the frame. This ensures accurate focus and full use the camera’s artistic bokeh even when several people are entering or leaving a scene. No manual adjustment is required – the camera automatically and smoothly adjusts aperture as needed so the user can shoot in the flow of the moment to capture natural expressions.
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. In Auto mode, [Front] or [All Directions] directivity is automatically selected according to the current subject recognition and tracking status. Because it features Sony's E-mount system, the ZV-E1 can be used with all E-mount lenses, including the superlative G Master series with its stunning resolution and world-class bokeh. A choice of focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 1200 mm2 gives users outstanding creative control.
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.
Impressively compact and versatile, the Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 is a wide-angle to long-normal zoom characterized by its retractable design and sleek profile. Its svelte design makes this lens ideal for walkaround, everyday shooting, and the flexible focal length range benefits a wide range of subject types, from street shooting to portraiture to travel photography. Small size and lightweight design is what this lens is all about, meaning it's the perfect companion for casual shooting days when a single, versatile, and portable lens is most desirable. Retractable design maintains an especially compact profile when not in use, measuring just 1.8" long. Weighing 5.9 oz, its featherweight stature pairs well with compact full-frame or APS-C bodies. Dust- and moisture-resistant design suits working in inclement weather conditions. Three aspherical elements help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range for improved sharpness and accurate rendering. Linear motor, along with an internal focusing mechanism, promotes fast, precise, and quiet focusing performance to suit both stills and video applications. In addition to the variety afforded by the 28-60mm focal length range, this lens also has a versatile 11.8" minimum focusing distance that enables working with close-up subjects. Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
In the Box
- Designed for Content Creators
- 12MP Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor
- UHD 4K 120p / FHD 240p / 10-Bit 4:2:2
- 5-Axis SteadyShot Image Stabilization
- 15+ Stops Dynamic Range, AI Auto-Framing
- Multi-Face Recognition, Time-Lapse
- Product Showcase Setting
- S-Log3, S-Gamut3, S-Cinetone, User LUTs
- Extended ISO 80-409,600
- Internal Mic + Inputs, USB Streaming
- Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 E-Mount Lens
- Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera with 28-60mm Lens | Black
- Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera (Black)
Sony NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (2280mAh)
Sony BC-QZ1 Battery Charger
Sony ALC-B1EM Body Cap for E-Mount Cameras
USB-C to USB-A Cable
Accessory Shoe Cap
Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
- Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Lens
Sony ALC-F405S 40.5mm Front Lens Cap
Sony ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
Limited 1-Year Warranty