The new ZV-1 II will be available in the UAE from the week of June 5, 2023.
Sony Middle East and Africa has announced the all-new second-generation camera to the ZV-1 in the vlog camera ZV series, the ZV-1 II. With a wider angle than ZV-1, the ZV-1 II helps vloggers make more engaging storytelling with photogenic image quality.
With the 1.0-type Exmor RS image sensor (approximately 20.1 effective megapixels), BIONZ X image processing engine, and ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 18-50mm F1.8-4 lens, the ZV-1 II allows for creators of many skill levels to enjoy capabilities. From the 18-50mm wide angle lens which can frame everything from group selfies to narrow interiors or dynamic recordings of everyday scenes to the Multiple Face Recognition, which recognises multiple faces and automatically adjusts to keep all faces sharp and clear when taking selfie shots that include two or three people, the ZV-1 II is the advanced vlogging camera packed into a travel-size.
Sajeer Shamsu, Head of Digital Imaging at Sony Middle East and Africa, said: “The ZV-1 II is an exciting chapter for content creators and will be the go-to camera for many, including vloggers, social media influencers and short-form video creators in the Middle East and Africa region. With the newest vlog camera in the ZV series, we have taken requests from various users and included features that matter most to vloggers. We are striving to take feedback from our community to continue to expand and elevate our ZV series and the ZV-1 II does just that.”
The 18-50mm optical zoom and the Clear Image Zoom enlarge images while minimising loss of image quality to create a variety in videos by changing the angle of view.
Intelligent 3-capsule microphone – In Auto mode, the camera recognises human faces or objects and automatically switches the direction of the built-in microphone ([Front] or [All Directions]). In Manual mode, you can select [Front] for selfies, [Rear] when shooting with narration or [All Directions]. The supplied windscreen ensures a clear recording of the speaker when outdoors.
Cinematic Vlog Setting function responds to the demands to easily take ambient images using a vlog camera. Simply tap the on-screen function icon and the camera will automatically set a CinemaScope size (2.35:1) and a frame rate of 24 fps, the same as for a cinema movie. Then finish off the work with the on-screen buttons to select from five LOOKs and four MOODs.
The camera is equipped with AF Transition Speed to select the focusing speed during video recording, and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity to control the focus in line with the subject’s movement and environment. In addition, the Real-time Eye AF can accurately keep the focus on humans or animals for both stills and movies.
ISO sensitivity spanning from 125 to 12800– allows the camera to record sharp images with less noise, even in low lighting.
Its compact and lightweight design can be easily carried in a pocket or small bag, even with its optical wide zoom lens. The ZV-1 II supports different filming styles with the vari-angle screen suitable for selfies, easy-to-hold body grip (or with an optional GP-VPT2BT grip), user-friendly key and control layout and the recording indicator on the front face of the body.
For high-quality live streaming, simply connect the ZV-1 II to a PC or smartphone with a commercially available USB cable (not included) to use it as a webcam.
In addition to Sony’s commitment to a sustainable future with global initiatives like Road to Zero and the 2030 renewable energy goal, the ZV-1 II has been specifically developed with sustainability in mind. Recycled materials, including SORPLASTM, are actively used for the camera body, reducing environmental impact without sacrificing functionality.
The ZV-1 II includes accessibility features that facilitate operation in several ways, including screen reader functionality for people with visual impairments. Accessibility features allow anyone to enjoy shooting and playback. When the screen reader function is activated, text on the menu screens is read aloud. The screen reader function can be activated by turning the [Screen Reader] function in the [Setup] tab ON. Screen reader volume can be adjusted via the [Sound Options] settings. In addition to the above, the ZV-1 II includes a number of functions that assist in achieving pinpoint focus on a variety of subjects. The Real-time Eye AF can automatically recognise and focus on [Human] or [Animal], or the Real-time Tracking function.
Customers can get a free wireless shooting grip (GP-VPT2BT) on pre-booking now. The new ZV-1 II will be available in the UAE from the week of June 5, 2023.