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The Sony ZV-E1 is a compact full-frame mirrorless camera for vloggers, with interchangeable lenses and a great price – Sony

The Sony ZV-E1 is a compact full-frame mirrorless camera for vloggers, with interchangeable lenses and a great price – Sony

Sony announced a compact, full-frame mirrorless camera that accepts the company’s E-mount lenses and impresses with its capabilities in such a compact body.

Among its exciting features, one can find 4K/60p video recording, 4:2:2 10-bit all-intra and SDHC/SDXC memory cards, which are of particular interest to filmmakers and content creators (mainly vloggers). The 3-inch multi-angle LCD screen opens to the side for easy viewing and offers touch functionality while recording, as well as a layout and control knob optimized for vlogging.

It features a fully 35mm back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R sensor with approximately 12.1 active megapixels, which delivers high sensitivity, low noise, and impressive bokeh. With up to 8 times more processing power than previous models, the BIONZ XR image processor “significantly enhances high-sensitivity performance, grading performance, color reproduction, low-noise performance and more.” The large amount of data produced by the image sensor can be processed in real time, even when shooting 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) material at 120p. The BIONZ XR processor also makes a significant contribution to improving autofocus speed and accuracy.

The ZV-E1 features S-Cinetone which is based on Sony’s Cinema Line technology. Provides the natural midtones necessary to make skin tones look good for a cinematic quality.

The camera also includes a high-performance 3-capsule omnidirectional microphone that can pick up clear audio outdoors where wind and environmental noise can be a problem, and it comes with a protective housing that can greatly reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors. environments. Auto, front, all orientation, and back orientation settings are available to suit different environments, and it automatically switches to an orientation according to face recognition so that users can easily make perfect recordings.

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It also has a flexible ISO, which can be set to AUTO or manually between 640 and 102400 (160 and 409600 in the extended ISO mode) and an image profile with a customizable lookup table so users can create specific looks when shooting in modes other than one from the preset one. recording modes.

Another feature of Sony’s new camera is AI-based automatic video framing, ideal for recording interviews, music performances, and cooking. Using AI-based subject recognition technology, Auto Framing automatically crops the frame to maintain focus when shooting video. Even without moving the camera, the frames are constantly adjusted to smoothly track the subject, which will also come in handy for a single-person shooting mode. The target to be tracked can be easily selected via the camera’s sensitive touchscreen or the Creator app on the smartphone.

The new ZV-E1 will be available in May 2023 in Greece, at a price of 2,700 euros for the body and 3,000 euros for the package.