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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. Reviewers really like the price and design. The performance and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size and viewfinder, while comments about the focus and flash are mixed.

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 : 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

Expert review by : Amy Davies (t3.com)

Sony ZV1 review

 

With a range of video-friendly specs, is the Sony ZV1 the ultimate vlogging camera?

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Sony ZV-1 review: Vlogging champ

 

Designed with vloggers in mind, this compact camera has great video and sound tools. Is it the camera to up your YouTube game?

180-degree flip-out screen ; Video processing is impressive ; Fast autofocus and real-time tracking ; Great sound recording potential

Battery life could be better ; No viewfinder ; Battery/SD card door is inconvenient for tripod use ; Short zoom range

Sony's latest camera is nimble, lightweight and powerful. With its advanced processing capabilities, fast auto focus and real-time tracking combined with the impressively clear audio capture and the useful flip-out screen, it really is a great option...

May, 2020

Expert review by : Thomas Deehan (recombu.com)

Sony ZV-1 Review

 

The Sony ZV-1 is Sony's first attempt at creating a dedicated camera for vloggers, operating as the next step up from smartphones but with the same accessibility that has made them so popular with content creators.

­– bokeh mode, high-end microphone and solid autofocus

What we didn’t like – occasional overheating and convoluted menus

If you’re looking for a compact all-in-one vlogging camera, then look no further than the Sony ZV-1. While the device might not be up to scratch for indoor filming, it’s an absolute beast when taken outside, thanks to its unbelievable mic quality and...

Oct, 2020

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony ZV-1 review

 

Sony's after the vloggers

Great stills, video, and audio ; ND filter ; No record time limit

Touch screen limitations ; Battery/card inaccessible if mounted ; Narrow field-of-view

After reviewing it, we bought one for our on-the-go video… ‘nuff said

Jun, 2020

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Sony ZV-1 Review

 

The Sony ZV-1 is designed to be the perfect compact camera for vloggers, with 4K video recording, a vari-angle screen that faces the front, and a number of features specifically for vloggers. Let's find out how it performs.

Jul, 2020

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
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