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Sony ZV-1

Sony ZV-1
alaScore 98

23 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Sony ZV-1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the price and design are overall positive. The performance and screen are also appreciated. Reviews about the focus and flash are mixed. The size and viewfinder get critical comments.

portability, screen, performance, design, price

zoom, battery, lens, viewfinder, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony ZV-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony ZV-1 review: A powerful, portable vlogging camera

 

The ZV-1 is Sony's first RX100-series camera designed specifically for vlogging. It does that job well thanks to a lightweight body, built-in high-quality microphone, flip-out display, best-in-class autofocus and excellent image quality. The 24-70mm...

Small and lightweight ; Fast autofocus with reliable face/eye tracking ; Built-in high-quality microphone ; Fully articulating screen ; Good video quality

Lens needs to be wider ; No headphone port ; Limited touch screen functions

That amounts to nit-picking, though. It’s honestly incredible what Sony has packed into this tiny vlogging camera, like the superb autofocus, flip-out screen, high-quality microphone and more. It should make a particularly good step-up camera for...

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : dpreview staff (dpreview.com)

Best cameras for vlogging in 2021

 

Whether you're just sharing clips with friends or you're launching an online on-camera career, vlogging matters. We looked at cameras with selfie-friendly screens, wide-angle lenses, microphone inputs and great video quality, and selected the best.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony ZV-1 Review

 

Compact form factor ; Flip-out touch screen ; Bright, sharp zoom lens ; Excellent in-camera audio ; External mic and flash support ; 4K video capture

A wider-angle lens would be welcome ; Limited touch features ; Face detection struggles when wearing protective mask ; Underwhelming battery life ; No in-camera flash

The Sony ZV-1 is a pocketable camera with strong still image quality and features geared specifically toward vloggers.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Richard Sibley (photographyblog.com)

Sony ZV-1 Review

 

The Sony ZV-1 is a new compact camera that's been built from the ground up for vlogging, with a vari-angle screen, fast auto-focusing, three-capsule direction microphone, and a wealth of vlogger-friendly shooting modes. Is this the ultimate camera for...

Jul, 2020

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

The Sony ZV-1 is a tailor-made RX100-style camera for video creators

 

Are you a YouTuber, a vlogger, an independent video creator, or even just a casual video shooter? What camera do you typically grab for shooting video? These days, the options are nearly endless, with all sorts of different types and styles of cameras....

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (tomsguide.com)

Sony ZV-1 review

 

The Sony ZV-1 could be the dream camera for vloggers on a budget, thanks to its excellent quality and clever video features.

Powerful yet easy-to-use features ; Relatively inexpensive ; Very good quality video and stills ; Excellent AF ; Very good quality audio ; Can be used as a webcam

May not be versatile enough for advanced vloggers ; Image stabilization could be better ; Streaming and webcam features not available on macOS Big Sur

That aside, I think this small, very smart camera will be a valuable asset for many vloggers — and even more so now that it can stream as a webcam, too.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Manas-Tiwari (indiatoday)

Sony ZV-1 review: Near-perfect video camera for vloggers, self-shooters

 

Priced at Rs 59,990, the Sony ZV-1 brings the ease of shooting on table with its highly compact form factor and accessories that reduce your dependency on others. Is it worth spending on? Let's find out in our Sony ZV-1 review.

Compact form factor ; Rotating touch screen ; Advanced features

Absence of viewfinder ; Single lens ; Average stabilization

The Sony ZV-1 addresses several pain-points for vloggers and self-shooters. While I am not one, I spent most of the pandemic shooting videos from home for it is part of my job. And, the experience was bizarre often due to the lack of equipment. The...

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Nicole LaJeunesse (videomaker.com)

Sony ZV-1 review: Vlogging made easy - Videomaker

 

It is nice to see these pro features included on this beginner-friendly camera. It is nice to see these pro features included on this beginner-friendly camera.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (digitalcameraworld.com)

Sony ZV-1 review

 

How often do we see a genuinely new camera? The Sony ZV-1 isn't just new, it's designed specifically for its vlogging audience

Vari-angle rear screen ; Clip on wind shield ; Brilliantly fast AF

Minimum focus distance changes with zoom ; Stabilization seems pretty jerky ; Why a 3:2 screen and not 16:9?

Some might dismiss the ZV-1 as yet another Sony RX100 variant, but it’s much more than that. The sensor and lens might be familiar, but the body, the controls, the audio and the rear screen are all new and different and optimised brilliantly for vlogging.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Thomas Deehan (trustedreviews.com)

Sony ZV-1 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

The ZV-1 is Sony's first all-in-one camera designed specifically for vloggers, but does it do enough to attract people away from their smartphones?

Unbelievable mic quality;Top-tier autofocus;Instant bokeh mode

Can overheat indoors;Convoluted menus that are a pain to use;Micro-USB rather than USB-C

Aug, 2020
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