Sony releases the ZV-1 – M3 flight camera

Sony has introduced its new compact camera ZV 1. The camera has a 20.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor and a non-replaceable 24-70mm f / 1.8-2.8 zoom lens and is designed primarily for low-fogers that are not capable of advanced DSLR cameras.

Instead, the ZV-1 offers a more streamlined experience with preset modes. A bokeh button automatically causes the foreground to be sharp and the background blurred, autofocus with face recognition through the eyes keeps track of the sharpness and there is also a mode for filming products so they quickly come into focus.

The camera also has a rotatable LCD screen, a large clear recording button, front recording lamp and a custom grip. The camera also adjusts automatically to different skin colors and has a soft skin effect that can be adjusted for a smoother look. There are also image stabilization, automatic lighting conditions and recording modes such as slow motion, miniature, partial color and illustration.

Three built-in microphones are used to record sound in front of the camera, and a supplied puff guard can be used for better sound when blowing outdoors. External microphones are also supported via a 3.5-millimeter audio input.

The camera has no viewfinder or pop-up flash.

The Sony ZV-1 will start shipping to customers starting June 11th. Price is $ 799.99, which would be equivalent to about SEK 8,000 excluding local supplements such as VAT.

The ZV-1 can also be upgraded for $ 150 with a wireless grip and tripod that can be connected via Bluetooth and used to control the camera.

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