Sony ZV-1 Review

Overall Score

66

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-70 mm (2.9×) F1.8 - 2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • 24 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 105 x 60 x 44 mm, 294g.
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Sony ZV-1 Overview


First introduced in May, 2020, Sony ZV-1 is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Sony ZV-1 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony ZV-1 Sony ZV-1 2020 20MP 125 - 12800 294g 105 x 60 x 44mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Sony RX100 VII 2019 20MP 125 - 12800 302g 102 x 58 x 43mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) Sony RX100 VA 2018 20MP 125 - 12800 299g 102 x 58 x 41mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Sony RX100 VI 2018 20MP 125 - 12800 301g 102 x 58 x 43mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Sony RX100 V 2016 20MP 125 - 12800 299g 102 x 58 x 41mm

Proc and Cons of Sony ZV-1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony ZV-1 with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
922kk dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
1/s Electronic Shutter Speed
Timelapse Recording
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Bluetooth Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
24.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
2.8 Lens at Tele
Microphone Port
315 Focus Points
±5 EV AE Bracketing Range
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F1.8
Low Battery Life: 260 shots
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Tele: F 2.8
Type Scores

Sony ZV-1 has an Overall Score of 66/100 and ranked #29 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #232 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony ZV-1 Scores
Imaging score
50
Features score
74
Value for money score
77
Portability score
92
Overall score
66
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
59

Physical Dimensions of Sony ZV-1


Sony ZV-1 weighs 294g and has external dimensions of 105 x 60 x 44mm (4.13 x 2.36 x 1.73"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 389g, Sony ZV-1 is 95 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony ZV-1 is less by 10mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony ZV-1
294g
Average weight
389g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
1040g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony ZV-1
44mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
122mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony ZV-1 with the dimensions:

Sony ZV-1

Specifications of Sony ZV-1


General
Brand Sony
Model ZV-1
Announced May, 2020
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5cm
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fully Articulated
Screen Resolution 922kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 315
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/ sec
Continuous Shooting 24.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±±5 EV EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 80
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 294 g
Physical Dimensions 105 x 60 x 44 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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