Sony has announced the all-new second generation camera to the ZV-1 in the vlog camera ZV series, the ZV-1 II, which includes highly requested and popular market-leading features. With a wider-angle lens than ZV-1, the ZV-1 II helps vloggers make more engaging storytelling with attractive photogenic image quality.
With the 1.0-type Exmor RS™ image sensor with 20.1 effective megapixels, BIONZ X™ image processing engine, and newly developed ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 18-50 mm F1.8-4i lens, the ZV-1 II allows for creators of many skill levels to produce intriguing vlogs at good cost. From the 18-50mmii 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 recognizes multiple faces and automatically adjusts to keeps 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.
The new ZV-1 II will be available in June 2023 at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers, for an estimated retail price of $900 USD.
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From the Sony Alphaverse website, videos of the new ZV-1 II can be viewed HERE.
This camera is the latest release in a trend of vlogging cameras that has been released by a number of makers recently. Camera makers appear to be pivoting toward this trend to cater to a growing desire of people to take high-quality social media photos and videos, and for up-and-coming influencers to afford a good quality camera without spending too much money. The explosion in popularity of short-form videos on Instagram and TikTok is also one of the reasons why Sony, Canon, and other companies making vlogging cameras have included vertical resolution functions.