Full Specifications & Features



F1.8 - F4.0
f = 6.9 - 17.6 mm
18 - 50 mm
Approx. 5 cm (0.17 ft) to infinity


Digital camera

Camera Section

Sensor Type
1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Still images: Approx. 20.1 megapixels , Movies: Approx. 16.8 megapixels max.
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 21.0 megapixels
ND (1/8 ND)
2500 K - 9900 K

Recording (still images)

Recording Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format)
Image Size (pixels) [3:2]
1.0-type L: 5472 x 3648 (20 M), M: 3888 x 2592 (10 M), S: 2736 x 1824 (5.0 M)
Image Quality Modes

Recording System (movie)

29.97p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 25p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 23.98p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps)
119.88p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 59.94p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 29.97p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps), 23.98p (50 Mbps), 100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps), 50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps), 25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps)

Recording (movie)

LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit)

Movie Functions


Recording System

Memory Card Slot
Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory card

Focus System

Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus Point
Still images: Max. 315 points (phase-detection AF), Movies: Max. 273 points (phase-detection AF)
Focus Type
Human, Animal
Focus Type
Human, Animal
Other Features
AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Circ. of Focus Point

Exposure Control

Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensitivity
EV0 to EV24 (ISO 100 equivalent)
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
ISO Sensitivity
Still images: ISO 125 - 12800 (expandable to ISO 80 - 12800), AUTO (ISO 125 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 125 - 12800 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 125 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Anti-flicker Shoot.


Viewfinder Type

LCD Screen

Monitor Type
7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT
Touch Panel
Number of Dots
921 600 dots
Adjustable Angle
Opening Angle: Approx. 176 °, Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 °

Other Features

Cinematic Vlog Setting, My Image Style, Creative Look, Product Showcase Set., Background Defocus, Soft Skin Effect, Custom function, Picture Profile
Clear Image Zoom
Approx. 2x


Shutter Type
Electronic shutter
Shutter Speed
Still images: 1/32000 to 1/4 s,Movies: 1/12800 to 1 s
Flash Sync. Speed
1/100 s

Image Stabilization

Movie: Active / Off


Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
External Flash Compatibility
Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe


Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
Hi: 24 fps
No. of recordable frames (approx.)
JPEG Extra fine L: 170 frames, JPEG Fine L: 188 frames, JPEG Standard L: 189 frames, RAW: 80 frames, RAW & JPG: 78 frames


Enlarged display mode, Protect, Rating, Shot Mark (Movie), Divider Frame, Photo Capture


Screen reader, Focus Magnifier, Peaking Display, Subject Recognition in AF, Touch Focus, Touch Tracking, Touch Shutter, Touch AE, Vari-angle LCD screen, Custom function


PC Interface
Mass-storage / MTP
Yes (Hi-Speed USB 480 Mbps (USB 2.0) compatible)
Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.2 (2.4 GHz band))
HDMI micro connector (Type-D) 3840 x 2160 (30p / 25p / 24p) / 1920 x 1080 (60p / 50p / 24p) / 1920 x 1080 (60i / 50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit / RGB 8bit
Multi Interface Shoe
Mic Terminal
Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, PC Remote

USB Streaming

1280 x 720 (30p)
LPCM 2ch (16bit 48 kHz)


Built-in, stereo
Built-in, monaural


Supplied Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 290 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (Movie, actual recording)
Approx. 45 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording)
Approx. 75 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Internal Battery Charge
USB Power supply
Power consumption with LCD screen
Still images: Approx. 1.9 W, Movies: Approx. 3.6 W

Operating temparature

Operating Temperature
0 - 40 ℃ / 32 - 104 °F

Size & Weight

Weight (with battery and memory card included)
Approx. 292 g (10.3 oz.)
Approx. 266 g (9.4 oz.)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 105.5 x 60.0 x 46.7 mm (4 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches)

Supplied Accesory

Rechargeable Battery NP-BX1, Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor

Colour Options


What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery NP-BX1, Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor


Images of selfie, portrait, close up of flower, cityscape

Versatile framing

From selfies and portraits to landscapes and snapshots, the vlog camera ZV-1 II lets you frame your shots exactly how you want, thanks to its wide-angle zoom lens. 18 mm is great for selfies, while 50 mm is ideal for portraits and snapshots. What’s more, the maximum apertures of F1.8 with the wide-angle and F4 with the telephoto give a smooth background bokeh, adding all the atmosphere you need.

Image of a sunset shot on the ZV-1 II using the My Image Style

Creative colours

No experience is needed to make an impressive vlog with all the right visuals from the outset. My Image Style lets you simply tweak brightness and colour while viewing what you plan to shoot — all without having to wade through menus. For shots with more creative colour and mood, Creative Look offers ten presets so simply select one that matches your vision.

Image of a person lying on the sofa, shot on the ZV-1 II using the Cinematic Vlog Setting

Give your vlog a dramatic touch

Skip post-production editing — just tap the screen to turn everyday moments into cinematic imagery. With the Cinematic Vlog Setting, the camera automatically shoots in a Cinemascope aspect ratio at 24 fps — the film industry standard. Then, you can add the perfect touch of colour to your footage simply by selecting from five LOOKs and four MOODs for instant, professional results. Use AF Transition Speeds to choose from three levels of focusing speed, allowing you to bring your subject into focus at the perfect pace for adding some drama.

Portrait of a person in a city with buildings in the background, shot on the ZV-1 II

Shoot like a pro

The ZV-1 II is both compact and lightweight, but there’s no compromise on image quality. Its large 1.0-type image sensor means it can capture professional-level footage, shooting in XAVC S format in 4K resolution at up to 30p or, for expressive slow motion, up to 120p in Full HD resolution. It also supports simultaneous proxy recording for efficient post-production workflows.

Exmor RS logo

Impressive image quality

The ZV-1 II’s compact body is equipped with a large 1.0-type Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor developed by Sony. This stacked image sensor also includes a DRAM memory chip for ultra-fast data processing of the approximately 20.1 effective megapixels. It all adds up to supremely high-resolution and high-sensitivity imaging that far exceeds that of a typical smartphone.

Image shot on the ZV-1 II of a person skateboarding

Real-time Tracking

Focus on what you want. Activate Real-time Tracking to follow a subject of your choice. The camera recognises colours, brightness, and subject distance, as well as facial information to keep track of the subject so you can concentrate on grabbing the best angles. Just tap the subject on the screen to activate Touch Tracking for precise focus tracking.

Selfie image shot on the ZV-1 II of a person

Accurate autofocus

The ZV-1 II automatically makes sure you always stay in focus. It recognises human faces and eyes, so it keeps track of the main subject without wandering off onto other subjects. The Eye AF feature can even be set to track animal faces and eyes.

Images of two men and two women each taking a selfie

Always look your best

Look your best any time you're shooting. Without any special settings, the ZV-1 II will accurately capture your skin tone, ensuring a healthy and natural look. Face Priority AE will automatically brighten your face so there's no need to worry about lighting either. There's also a Soft Skin Effect selectable to OFF/ Low/ Mid /High to adjust your skin smoothness.

Image in which a person shooting vlog handheld

Powerful image stabilisation

Shaky footage can ruin the best of vlogs, but the ZV-1 II is built to let you capture great footage even while you’re walking and shooting handheld. Active Mode helps to minimise camera blur, giving you steadier shots without the need for any post-shoot editing.

Illustration showing the Intelligent 3-Capsule Mic

Built for clear voice recording

With the ZV-1 II, capturing high quality audio is even easier. In [Auto] mode, the new built-in Intelligent 3-Capsule Mic switches the direction of the built-in mic from [All Directions] to [Front] when the camera recognises a human face in the frame. Or you can switch manually to [Front] for selfies or [Rear] when shooting with narration. There’s also the option of attaching the supplied windscreen to reduce wind noise and capture clearer audio outdoors.

Image of ZV-1 II with ECM-G1 attached

Vast range of audio options

Raise your audio quality even further by connecting external microphones. For example, the ECM-G1 compact shotgun microphone clearly captures sound in front of the camera and can be seamlessly attached without a cable. Or take your pick from Sony’s extensive line-up of microphones, designed to suit a broad range of applications and enable you to take your vlog to the next level.

Learn more about microphones

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Grows with your creativity

With the ZV-1 II, it’s easy to take the next steps towards boosting your videography skills. Just like professional Cinema Line or α series cameras, the ZV-1 II supports S-Log3 and S-Gamut3.Cine picture profiles, allowing you to maximise your captured dynamic range and giving you even greater flexibility for post-production.

Image of a model with a cityscape in the background, shot on the ZV-1 II

Built-in ND filter

The ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 18-50mm F1.8-4 zoom lens is specifically designed for vlogging on the go. It has a built-in neutral density (ND) filter to control light exposure by three stops, to give images greater expressiveness in bright light. The lens maintains sharpness throughout the zoom range, allowing you to take capture all the shots you need to bring your vlog to life.

Image of a person taking out the ZV-1 II from the pocket

Effortlessly portable

Small and lightweight, the camera is designed to be taken out anywhere — just like your smartphone. Weighing just 292 g, capture everyday life with ease and grab content on the go.

Image of a person controlling the ZV-1 II with touch control

Simple, intuitive control

Even first-time camera users and vloggers can jump straight into shooting with the ZV-1 II; there’s no need to study complex settings. Touch function items, such as recording, self-timer and the Product Showcase Setting, are displayed on the main screen and are easily adjustable. This is also great for shooting selfies or other situations when you can’t reach the physical buttons on the camera.

Image of three models shooting selfie

Selfies made simple

Let the ZV-1 II do the work for you to capture great group moments. When taking selfies in iAUTO mode with two or three people, the camera automatically adjusts the setting to keep everyone’s faces sharp and clear.

Product image of ZV-1 II while recording, with a red frame on the screen and recording lamp glown red

Always know when you’re recording 

Say goodbye to accidentally missing the action. When you press the MOVIE button or the record icon on the LCD screen, the recording lamp glows red and a red frame appears on the screen, letting you know instantly that you’re capturing what counts. The rotatable screen means you can also track recording while shooting from any angle.

Close-up image of the [Defocus] and [Clear] buttons on the camera body

Stand out with just a tap

The ZV-1 II is designed for easier content creation. Just tap to activate the Product Showcase Setting and the camera will automatically focus on the product you’re holding with no additional gestures needed. Or use Bokeh Switch to get a softly blurred background — simply select [Defocus] to make the subject stand out, or [Clear] to keep the entire image in focus.

Product image of ZV-1 II using the Shot Mark to transfer the best scene

Select the best scene

Only transfer the scenes you need, saving time and smartphone storage space. By adding a Shot Mark while shooting or replaying a video, you can cut out a 15-, 30-, or 60-second clip to send straight to your smartphone. Shot Marks also allow you to later easily find the scenes you want to use, cutting down on time searching through footage.

Image in which a person transferring the data from camera to a smartphone

Simple smartphone connection

Connecting your camera and your smartphone has never been easier thanks to the Creators’ App mobile application. Data transfers continue in the background even if the smartphone display sleeps or a different app is launched. You can also turn your smartphone or PC into a remote control to operate the camera from a distance.

Image in which a person using the ZV-1 II as a webcam

Simple streaming 

Transform the ZV-1 II into a high-quality web camera by simply connecting a compatible device via USB. The large 1.0-type image sensor and Creative Look function ensure vibrant visuals.

MTC logo

Sony production support

Log in to the Creators’ Cloud to make the most of Sony production support tools. This gives you access to cloud services like Master Cut (Beta), which uses camera metadata and cloud AI to efficiently create rough movie edits, saving you valuable time. Or use Ci Media Cloud to make team collaboration on production simpler and smoother.

Image of consisting of bamboo, sugar cane, and recycled paper and the package of the ZV-1 II

Reducing our environmental footprint

From packaging to materials used for the camera and supplied wind screen, we have launched several initiatives to reduce our environment footprint.

Image of a Menu section for screen reader of ZV-1 II

Enhanced accessibility with screen reader

The screen reader function enables text on menu screens to be read aloud. It’s easy to activate by navigating to the [Setup] tab and turning the [Screen Reader] function ON. Screen reader volume can be adjusted via the [Sound Options] settings.