Sony Cyber-shot ZV-1 Content Creator Vlogger 20.1MP 2.9x Optical Zoom Digital Camera - White

Model Number: DCZV1/W
Web Code: 15062892

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If you're a vlogger or a creative looking to create high quality content, the Sony Cyber-shot ZV-1 camera will be your ideal companion. Driven by an Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine, this stunning, state-of-the-art digital camera offers a convenient flip-out LCD screen, incredible 20.1MP shots, amazing 4K video, and super-slow-motion HFR movie clip recordings.
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If you're a vlogger or a creative looking to create high quality content, the Sony Cyber-shot ZV-1 camera will be your ideal companion. Driven by an Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine, this stunning, state-of-the-art digital camera offers a convenient flip-out LCD screen, incredible 20.1MP shots, amazing 4K video, and super-slow-motion HFR movie clip recordings.
  • Flip-out LCD screen lets you check your framing for vlogs and selfies without being restricted by accessories such as microphones
  • Directional 3-capsule mic and the bundled wind screen capture clear audio by filtering ambient sounds even in windy conditions
  • Designed for content creation, the 20.1MP back-illuminated 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor with DRAM chip keeps you awash in unreal high-quality shots and footage
  • 2.9x optical zoom lens offers an incredible zoom range and captures with less noise
  • 3" (7.5cm) Xtra Fine/TFT LCD screen (3.0 type at 4:3 aspect ratio) gives you a clear and an actual representation of your focused subject
  • ZEISS 24-70mm lens with large F1.8-2.8 aperture allows you to shoot top-quality images and video with defocused background bokeh, and reduces ghosting and flare
  • BIONZ X image processing engine and front-end LSI offer up to 24fps continuous shooting, stunning 4K video, and super-slow-motion HFR (High Frame Rate) movie clip recordings of up to 960fps
  • Advanced Optical SteadyShot with active-mode image stabilization reduces shake when shooting video with a combination of optical image and electronic stabilization
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth quickly transfer all your photos and videos to compatible devices
  • Compatibility with Sony's Imaging Edge Mobile and Imaging Edge Desktop apps means you can transfer all your high-quality images and videos to your smartphone or computer with ease
  • Compact, lightweight body with a stable grip makes the ZV-1 easy to handle
  • Easy-to-push record button with front-facing tally light provides maximum convenience for shooting quick stories
  • 4K and 1080p video recording modes deliver pro-grade footage suitable for vlogging
  • HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) and S-Log 3/2 modes offer improved dynamic range while recording to give you professional-quality footage
  • Interval Shooting mode treats you to incredibly creative time-lapse videos
  • Sony ARW 2.3 format (RAW) uses no compression, resulting in lossless formats for optimal results
  • AI-based real-time AF Tracking and Eye-AF technologies ensure your images are sharply focused at all times
  • Face/Eye Priority in AF automatically focuses on human subjects so you can capture all the people in your life
  • Selfie shooting mode offers soft-skin effect to produce a smooth, natural complexion that'll have you looking like a star
  • Numerous other preset shooting modes offer a world of options without the need for post-production filters

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Video Features

Video Modes
Movie Recording Modes: NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode AVCHD: 24M FX (1,920x1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920x1,080/50i), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M (3,840x2,160/25p) / 25p 60M (3,840x2,160/25p), XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 50p 25M (1,920x1,080/50p) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 25p 16M (1,920x1,080/25p) / 100p 100M (1,920x1,080/100p) / 100p 60M (1,920x1,080/100p)
Special Video Modes
Interval Shooting for stunning time-lapse videos6
Max Video Resolution-24 fps Minimum
3840 x 2160
Sound Quality
AVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator)


Internal Memory
Digital Storage Media
SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or higher, Class 4 or higher); Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro; micro SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Included Storage Medium Size
Still Image File Formats
JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.31,MPF Baseline compliant); RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Movie File Formats
XAVC S; AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible
Image Quality Modes
High; Standard
Resolution - Highest Quality Mode
5472 x 3648
Resolution - Medium Quality Mode
3888 x 2592
Resolution - Lowest Quality Mode
2736 x 1824


Image Playback Modes 1
BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI); 9/25-Frame Index View; Auto Orientation; Slide Show; Forward; Rewind (Movie); Delete; Protect; Motion Shot Video; Beauty Effect; Photo Capture; Rating
Movie Playback Modes
BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI); 9/25-frame index view; Auto Orientation; Slide Show; Forward; Rewind (Movie); Delete; Protect; Motion Shot Video; Beauty Effect; Photo Capture; Rating


Computer Interface
Multi/Micro USB Terminal; Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0); Micro HDMI; Microphone jack (3.5mm Stereo mini jack); Multi Interface Shoe
Video Output
Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Audio Output
Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Other Connection Type


AC Adapter
Battery Type & Quantity
Sony NP-BX1 Rechargeable Battery Pack
Auto Off Function
Shooting Capacity
Not Applicable
Playback Time
260 min

Included Software

Computer Compatibility
System Requirements

Physical Features

Action/Body mounted camera
Clip-on Camera
360 Camera
Body Construction
Metal; Aluminum; Plastic; Glass
Dimensions - Width
10.55 cm
Dimensions - Height
6 cm
Dimensions - Depth
4.35 cm
Weight (with Batteries)
294 g
Short Camera Model
Sony ZV-1
Advanced Compact

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
Stacked Back Illuminated Exmor RS CMOS Sensor with DRAM
Sensor Size
13.2 mm x 8.8 mm
Total Pixels
21.0 MP
Image Processor
BIONZ X With Front-End LSI


Optical Zoom
Focus Range
5 cm to Infinity
Focus Lock
Focal Length
9.4 mm - 25.7 mm
35mm Equivalent
24-70 mm
Autofocus System
Fast Hybrid AF (Phase-Detection AF/Contrast-Detection AF)
Wide Angle Lens
Film Required

Viewfinder & Monitor

Viewfinder Type
LCD Monitor
3-Inch LCD
LCD Monitor Resolution
921600 Pixel
Brightness Adjustment
5 Steps
Swivel LCD


Built-in Flash
Auto Flash Mode
Red-Eye Reduction Flash Mode
Flash On/Off Mode
Fill-in Flash Mode
Slow Synchro
Flash Exposure Compensation
Not Applicable

Aperture & Exposure

Aperture Range
f/1.8 - f/2.8
Shutter Speed Range
4 - 1/2000
Evaluative Metering Mode
Centre-Weighted Average Metering Mode
Spot Metering Mode
Other Metering Modes
Multi Pattern; Center Weighted; Spot; Entire Screen Avg; Highlight
ISO Sensitivity
100 - 12800
Exposure Compensation
±3.0 EV in 1/3 EV Steps
Image Stabilization
Advanced Optical SteadyShot with Active mode
White Balance Modes 1
Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluor.: Warm White; Fluor.: Cool White; Fluor.: Day White; Fluor.: Daylight; Flash; C.Temp./Filter; Custom

Still Image Features

Auto Mode
Manual Modes
Portrait Mode
Night Mode
Macro Mode
Number of Preset Scene Modes
Portrait; Sports Action; Macro; Landscape; Sunset; Night Scene; Handheld Twilight; Night Portrait; Anti Motion Blur; Pet Mode; Gourmet; Fireworks; High Sensitivity
Face Detection
2 s; 5 s; 10 s
Continuous Shooting - Highest Quality
24 fps
Continuous Shooting - Medium Quality
10 fps
Continuous Shooting - Lowest Quality
3.0 fps

In-Camera Effects

Red-Eye Removal
Black & White
Other In-Camera Effects
Toy camera; Pop Color; Posterization; Retro Photo; Soft High-key; Partial Color; High Contrast Mono; Soft Focus; HDR Painting; Richtone Monochrome; Miniature; Watercolor; Illustration; Creative Style (Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Black & White, Sepia);


Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
  • DCZV1/W (White) Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Wind Screen
  • Wind Screen Adaptor
  • Instruction Manual

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Reviewer Recommendation


Of the 38 reviewers who responded, 26 would recommend this product.

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  • Amazing Camera!!
    Reviewed by CLehmann - December 17, 2020

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This camera has exceeded all of my expectations! The compact design is great for on the go recording. The software that runs the camera is very versatile and the camera can be used for different applications! The out of box set up is ready to go for vloggers. I was able to change a few settings and use it for birthday party pictures and videos! this camera is awesome!! The movable screen on is perfect for all types of photography and videography. I use It for everything from work to personal life including vlogs for my family and HDR photography. The tripod handle makes it easy to switch from first person view to selfies in a blink of an eye!

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  • Compact VLoger Camera for all to use.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by MeeH - January 2, 2021

    Great compact stylish camera for short timing VLogers. It is really simple to use and the quality if very good for VLogers. I am not a profession VLoger but I do have to upload videos from time to time and this simple to use camera will help me do that. I also bought the small sony tripod that was suggest to accompany this camera and they work beautifully together. The cons of this camera is that it only last 20 minutes before you need to change the battery. I don't think any Vlog should be longer than 20 minutes so for me this is perfect. Also this is really not meant to use as a camera but you certainly can use it as one. I think you will find complete satisfaction with this little beauty of a camera,

    Review originally posted on

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Great pictures and videos and obvious weakness
    Reviewed by wogo - October 20, 2020

    I took pictures a videos with this camera for a couple of months. It is easy to carry with it's compact body. And the pictures and videos are so beautiful, even as good as many top range camera. The audio quality of build in mic phone is fantastic too. It included Sony the most lately technologies. But, It has some obvious weakness. Such as short battery working time. You can use it just for about 1.5-2 hours. The most terrible thing is overheated. If you keep the camera power on for about more than 20 minutes, It will more likely stop working because of over heating.

    Review originally posted on

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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