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ZV-E1 full-frame vlog camera



Introducing the Sony ZV-E1, with a unique set of features designed for cinematic content creation and demanding video shooters looking for the best shooting experience.

This is a compact camera that includes a large and high performance full-frame sensor capable of 4K 60p recording, a unique AI-based Autofocus with multiple object recognition, and professional audio quality. It also packs Sony’s own set of vlogging features, such as Product showcase or the direct to streaming camera solution in 4K, aimed at making content creation easier.

For the first time, record your adventures with a cinematic look thanks to a unique Cinematic Vlog settings and professional picture profile S-CINETONE. Keep your shots extremely stable with the new frame stabiliser and in-body stabilisation.

Get the ultimate content creation experience with the Sony ZV-E1 and shoot your content like a pro.

Professional Grade Full-Frame Quality

Shoot cinematic content with the professional sized full-frame 4K 60p image quality for unlimited creative expression, even in the dimmest light situations. Made easy for video content creation, benefit from the cinematic look of S-CINETONE and Cinematic Vlog profiles. The Sony ZV-E1 is also capable of cinematic 4K 120p slow-motion inherited from professional cameras via a free firmware update.

Powered By A.I.

Equipped with a dedicated AI chip, this vlogging camera is capable of advanced Autofocus features detecting human eyes, pets, and a variety of objects, so your footage is always in focus. Additionally, it includes new features such as auto-framing and framing stabilisation to keep your subject stable and centred in the frame.

Made For Content Creation

The ZV-E1 includes features designed for content creation such as a Bokeh switch that blurs the background and a Product showcase mode for reviewers who want to ensure objects are in focus when shown to the camera. Paired with a swivel, fully touch capable screen and a tally lamp, it has never been easier to vlog and focus on your content.

Made For Filmmaking

The features on this 4K camera pack a punch for serious filmmaking. Sony's latest Focus breathing compensation feature eliminates any breathing when focusing at different distances (only compatible with Sony lenses), you can import your own LUT to get a full preview of the end result, and more.

Hare With The World

Pair your Sony vlogging camera seamlessly with your smartphone using the latest app and transfer high quality clips straight to your phone. Additionally, this camera is streaming ready at up to 4K 30p or Full HD 60p without the need for a capture card or extra software.

Expand Your Content Creation

As part of Sony's extensive system, enjoy different angles of view with 60+ full-frame lenses available and capture sound like never before with the series of ECM digital microphones.


Included in box



Camera type Interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens mount E-mount
Camera Section
Image sensor 35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective) Still images: Approx. 12.1 megapixels max.
Movies: Approx. 10.1 megapixels max.
Number of Pixels (total) Approx. 12.9 megapixels
Optical low pass filter Yes
Color temperature range 2500 K - 9900 K
Anti-Dust function Yes
Recording System (Still Image)
Recording Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 4.0 format
Image Size (pixels) [3:2] 35mm full frame L: 4240 x 2832 (12 M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1 M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3.0 M)
Image Quality Modes RAW, JPEG, HEIF (4:2:0 / 4:2:2), RAW+JPEG, RAW+HEIF
RAW Output Yes
Recording System (Movie)
Video Compression XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit), LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 24 bit)[[F_DI0176]], LPCM 4ch (48 kHz 24 bit)
Movie Recording Format (XAVC HS 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit) (Approx.) 59.94p (150Mbps / 75Mbps / 45Mbps)
50p (150Mbps / 75Mbps / 45Mbps)
23.98p (100Mbps / 50Mbps / 30Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.) 59.94p (200Mbps / 100Mbps)
50p (200Mbps / 100Mbps)
23.98p (100Mbps / 50Mbps)
Movie Recording Format (XAVC S 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.) 59.94p (150Mbps)
50p (150Mbps)
29.97p (100Mbps / 60Mbps)
25p (100Mbps / 60Mbps)
23.98p (100Mbps / 60Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.) 59.94p (200Mbps)
50p (200Mbps)
29.97p (140Mbps)
25p (140Mbps)
23.98p (100Mbps)
Movie Recording Format (XAVC S HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit) (Approx.) 119.88p (100Mbps / 60Mbps)
100p (100 Mbps / 60 Mbps)
59.94p (50Mbps / 25Mbps)
50p (50 Mbps / 25 Mbps)
29.97p (50Mbps / 16Mbps)
25p (50 Mbps / 16 Mbps)
23.98p (50Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.) 59.94p (50Mbps)
50p (50 Mbps)
29.97p (50Mbps)
25p (50 Mbps)
23.98p (50Mbps)
Movie Recording Format (XAVC S-I 4K)
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.) 59.94p (600Mbps)
50p (500Mbps)
29.97p (300Mbps)
25p (250Mbps)
23.98p (240Mbps)
Movie Recording Format (XAVC S-I HD)
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit) (Approx.) 59.94p (222 Mbps)
50p (185Mbps)
29.97p (111 Mbps)
25p (93Mbps)
23.98p (89 Mbps)
Movie Function
Slow and Quick Motion (S&Q) Yes
Proxy Recording Yes
RAW Output -
Recording System
Memory Card Slot Slot for SD (UHS-I/II compliant) memory card
Focus System
Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus Point Still images: Max. 759 points (phase-detection AF)
Movies: Max. 627 points (phase-detection AF)
Sensitivity Range EV-6 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
RecognitionN Target (Still Images) Human
RecognitionN Target (Movies) Human
Other Features AF Track Sens. (Still)
AF Subject Shift Sens. (Movie)
AF Transition Speed (Movie)
Switch V/H AF Area
AF Area Regist.
Circ. of Focus Point
Focus Map (Movie)
AF Assist (Movie)
AF Illuminator -
Exposure Control
Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensitivity EV-3 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure Compensation +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Still images: ISO 80 - 102400 (expandable to ISO 40 - 409600), AUTO (ISO 80 - 12800,
selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 80 - 102400 equivalent (expandable to ISO 80 - 409600), AUTO (ISO 80 - 12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Anti-Flicker Shoot. -
LCD Screen
Type 7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT
Touch Panel Yes
Number of Dots 1 036 800 dots
Adjustable Angle Opening Angle: Approx. 176 °, Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 °
Other Features Product Showcase Set
Background Defocus
Soft Skin Effect
Creative Look
Custom function
Picture Profile
Cinematic Vlog Setting
Auto Framing
Framing Stabilizer
My Image Style
Clear Image Zoom
Still Images Approx. 2x
Movies Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)
Type Electronic shutter
Speed Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s
Movies: 1/8000 to 1 s
Flash Sync. Speed 1/30 s (35mm full frame), 1/60 s (APS-C)
SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilization)
Type Image sensor-shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation (compensation depends on lens specifications)
Compensation Effect 5.0 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens mounted.)
Mode Still images: On / Off
Movie: Dynamic active / Active / Standard / Off
Type -
Control Pre-Flash TTL
Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
External Flash Compatibility Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-
lock accessory shoe
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.) Hi+: 10 fps
No. of recordable frames (approx.) JPEG Extra fine L: over 1000 frames
JPEG Fine L: over 1000 frames
JPEG Standard L: over 1000 frames
RAW: over 1000 frames
RAW & JPG: 416 frames
RAW (Lossless Compressed): over 1000 frames
RAW (Lossless Compressed) & JPEG: 92 frames
RAW (Uncompressed): 85 frames
RAW (Uncompressed) & JPG: 57 frames
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting -
Modes Enlarged display mode
Shot Mark (Movie)
Divider Frame
Photo Capture
Functions Screen Reader
Focus Magnifier
Focus Map (Movie)
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
Multi / Micro USB Terminal -
USB Type-C Terminal Yes (SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible)
Sync. Terminal -
Wireless LAN (Built-In) Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz band/5 GHz band)
Bluetooth Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.2 (2.4 GHz band)
HD Output HDMI micro connector (Type-D)
3840 x 2160 (59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94p / 50p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94i / 50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 10bit /
RGB 8bit
Multi-Interface Shoe Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)
Mic Terminal Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Headphone Terminal Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Remote Control (Wireless) Yes (Bluetooth remote control)
LAN Terminal -
Function Send to smartphone
Remote control via smartphone
PC Remote
USB Streaming
Video Data Format MJPEG
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 (15p / 30p)
3840 x 2160 (12.5p / 25p)
1920 x 1080 (30p / 60p)
1920 x 1080 (25p / 50p)
1280 x 720 (30p)
1280 x 720 (25p)
Audio Data Format LPCM 2ch (16bit 48 kHz)
Microphone Built-In Stereo
Speaker Built-In Monaural
Lens Compensation
Setting Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Breathing (Movie)
Supplied Battery One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
Battery Life (Still Images) Approx. 570 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (Movie, Actual Recording) Approx. 95 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (Movie, Continuous Recording) Approx. 140 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Internal Battery Charge Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)
USB Power Supply Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)
Power Consumption
Power Consumption with LCD Screen Still images: Approx. 3.5 W (with FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens attached)
Movies: Approx. 7.0 W (with FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens attached)
Weight With Battery and Memory Card Included (grams) Approx. 483 g
Weight With Battery and Memory Card Included (oz.) Approx. 1 lb, 1.1 oz
Body Only (grams) Approx. 399 g
Body Only (oz.) Approx. 14.1 oz
Dimensions (W x H x D) - Grams Approx. 121.0 x 71.9 x 54.3 mm (From Grip to Monitor)
Dimensions (W x H x D) - in. Approx. 4 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches (From Grip to Monitor)
Operating Temperature 0 - 40 ℃ / 32 - 104 °F