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Sony ZV-1F

Sony ZV-1F
alaScore 96

17 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony ZV-1F. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the exposure and design. The price and usability also get good opinions. Reviews about the lens and performance are different. The reliability and sensor get negative views.

portability, usability, price, design, exposure

focus, shutter, battery, sensor, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony ZV-1F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Sony ZV-1F Review


The Sony ZV-1F ($499.99) is the third entry in its vlog-first ZV camera family, and the most affordable to date. Like the original ZV-1, it uses a Type 1 image sensor for 4K30 video and sports a quality in-camera microphone, a swing-out LCD, and some...

4K video with effective digital stabilization Strong in-camera audio Sharp wide-angle lens Type 1 sensor and f/2 optics do well in dim light Tally lamp and video-minded feature set

Distracting focus flutter hurts video quality Bright screen setting disabled in 4K Doesn't support Raw photos Underwhelming battery life

The Sony ZV-1F's wide lens, digitally stabilized 4K, and quality audio should appeal to vloggers, but distracting, fluttering autofocus make it difficult to recommend.

Jan, 2023

Expert review by : Richard Butler, Jordan Drake (

Sony ZV-1F review


The Sony ZV-1F is a compact vlogging camera with a Type 1 (13.2x8.8mm) sensor and a fixed 20mm equivalent lens. This is a camera clearly aimed at vloggers, and features a three-capsule mic and fully articulating screen for facing-the-camera video...

Extremely compact Intuitive interface with the latest Sony menus ‘Product Showcase’ mode works well Good built-in microphones, with mic jack to expand your options Sharp, ultrawide prime lens Filter thread for ND use or creative filters

Slow sensor readout leads to ‘jello’ rolling shutter artifacts Contrast detect autofocus can sometimes ‘flutter’ when recording video No raw capture for photos Fiddly controls when using more manual settings No headphone jack No optical stabilization

The ZV-1F is a camera aimed at vloggers and others who want to film themselves. It features vlog-friendly features such as a wide, 20mm equivalent lens, a good microphone with a detachable wind screen, and Sony's 'product showcase' mode, which...

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : dpreview staff (

DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1F review for vloggers Gear in this story


Sony has just released the ZV-1F, its most affordable vlogging camera. Chris and Jordan have been shooting with it vlogging style and tell you what you need to know.

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Sony ZV-1F Review


The Sony ZV-1F is a more affordable version of 2020's ZV-1, with both being a compact vlogging camera designed for creators. Aimed at smartphone owners who want a more capable video camera without breaking the bank, the ZV1F looks and feels very much...

The Sony ZV-1F is a more affordable version of 2020's ZV-1, with both being a compact vlogging camera designed for creators. Aimed at smartphone owners who want a more capable video camera without breaking the bank, the ZV1F looks and feels very much...

Mar, 2023

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The Sony ZV-1F is Sony's most affordable ZV vlogging camera yet


Sony's ZV series of cameras – the Z is for generation Z, and the V is for vlogging – are designed for, you guessed it, vlogging. The APS-C ZV-E10 sits at the top of the ZV pyramid thanks to its interchangeable lens design, offering users more...

Expert review by : Gareth Bevan (

Sony ZV-1F review


Compact vlogging cameras sit in a weird place in the market. There are many small and affordable mirrorless camera(opens in new tab)s out there for video makers serious about their video quality, with interchangeable lenses offering the freedom to grow...

Lightweight and compact Very easy to use Accurate eye detect autofocus

Poor active stabilization mode Average still image quality

If you are looking to step up from your phone to a dedicated vlogging camera but don't have much to spend, then the Sony ZV-1F is an excellent choice. Offering a better image quality than the latest phones, excellent auto-exposure, and a freeing...

Jan, 2023

Expert review by : Hannah Davies (

Sony ZV-1F Review


Since then, the company has introduced two more cameras to the series. It added the ZV-E10 with an interchangeable lens mount in 2021 and, more recently, it announced its most beginner-friendly model yet, the ZV-1F. As with every camera in this series,...

Bright 4K video Beginner-friendly touch controls Useful vlogging features Small, lightweight body

4K is only supported at 30p Limited zoom

The Sony ZV-1F is a great entry-level vlogging camera capable of producing sharp and vibrant 4K videos out of the box with very little effort. However, I wouldn’t recommend the camera to anyone looking to expand beyond the simple controls and fixed lens.

Dec, 2022

Expert review by : Kimberley Lane (

Sony ZV-1F review: vlogging simplified


The Sony ZV-1F is designed for anyone who wants to create quality video content, but doesn't perhaps have the most advanced camera knowledge. It's neat, fits easily into a pocket, and offers great 4K video footage, making it a brilliant choice for...

Very lightweight and portable Easy to get going quickly Impressive image and video quality for such a small camera

Settings aren’t as easily accessible as they would be on a bigger camera Most users will need to buy the additional grip Limited photography capabilities

The Sony ZV-1F is a fast and intuitive camera, ideal for grab-and-go vloggers while also still offering great photo capabilities. It has Sony’s impressive SteadyShot stabilization tech for smooth 4K video footage, along with the brand’s...

Feb, 2023

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Sony ZV-1F review: For the content creators


Sony's latest compact vlogger camera has a lot of neat tricks, but is its best one that it can be an easy webcam?

Small and lightweight ; Wide field of view ; Effective auto-exposure and object tracking ; Proper flip-out touchscreen ; Easy plug and play webcam

Fixed lens ; Focus hunting at times ; Not much to grip on to ; Battery life could be better

The ZV-1F is that is a camera built for aspiring content creators. Whether you have your eye on TikTok or Youtube, or you want to try your hand at live-streaming from a desktop gaming PC, the ZV-1F is a gateway into those worlds, without needing to...

Nov, 2022

Expert review by : Sam Kieldsen (

Sony ZV-1F review: vlog on


A pocketable vlog machine for aspiring content creators, the Sony ZV-1F has features galore - but maybe not ones to please pros

Good quality 3-capsule mic ; Small and lightweight build ; Impressive video quality for a compact

No dedicated headphone socket ; Autofocus is contrast detect only

A fine pocketable vlogging camera for newbies, but you’ll get more mileage from its pricier Sony sibling

Jan, 2023

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