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Sony ZV-E1: The Perfect Camera for Content Creators

We're thrilled to introduce the newest member of the Sony family: the Sony ZV-E1. This cutting-edge camera takes the extraordinary image quality and creative tools of the Alpha and Cinema Line range and tailors them to the needs of content creators. Small, powerful and incredibly intuitive, the ZV-E1 helps you bridge the gap between your creative vision and the final product.

With a 12.1 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, BIONZ XR Processor with AI Processing Unit, and strong video stabilisation, the ZV-E1 offers exceptional video performance in the smallest-ever Sony full-frame body. Its Cinematic Vlog Mode, stabiliser, and auto framing make it possible to shoot without assistants or bulky additional gear making it ideal for cinematographers, vloggers and filmmakers.

Serious Content Creation, Made Simple

The Sony ZV-E1 takes the extraordinary image quality and creativity tools pioneered in the Alpha and Cinema Line range of cameras and reimagines them as the ultimate tool for today's emerging content creators. Small, powerful and remarkably intuitive to use, the ZV-E1 makes it easier than ever to remove the gap between your creative vision and the final product.

Thanks to the use of a full-frame image sensor, the ZV-E1 can offer both cinema-level expressive control and extraordinarily powerful production tools like Dynamic Active Stabilisation and Automatic Subject Framing, expanding the range of scenarios that can be shot without assistants or bulky additional gear. Not only can you do more with a single camera than ever before, but the ZV-E1 is also extraordinarily compact, weighing in more than 0.200Kg lighter than the Alpha 7SM3, and a half-kilo lighter than some competing full-frame models.

A Tiny Video Production Powerhouse

Inheriting the sensor, processor and core image processing pipeline of the Alpha 7S III and FX3 cameras, the ZV-E1 fits seamlessly into an existing Sony workflow or makes an ideal first step into serious full-frame video production. In addition, its compact size and clean silhouette make it ideal as a practical or crash camera on larger productions.

Workflow-Friendly Design

In addition to its outstanding core image quality and design, the ZV-E1 is compatible with Sony workflow tools like S-Log and enables users to upload custom LUTs to the camera for consistent results across multiple cameras.

Cinematic Vlog Mode

Cinematic Vlog Mode adjusts a wide host of camera settings to achieve a truly cinematic look, in-camera. S-Cinetone, 15+ in-camera presets and a 21:9 aspect ratio all contribute to the creation of a film quality that might otherwise require hours of work in post, all at the push of a button.

Powerful AI-based Features

The new Framing Stabiliser and the revolutionary Auto Framing tool open up a huge range of options for solo shooters and small crews, providing automatic tracking of subjects in the frame with deep customisation.

Dynamic Active Stabilisation

The ZV-E1's full-frame sensor is also used to enhance image stabilisation for situations where hardware stabilisation is impractical or not desired. Building upon the existing Active Stabilisation, Dynamic Active Stabilisation provides extraordinary levels of stabilisation, making it possible to capture footage in-camera that would previously have required a gimbal.

Improved Time Lapse Shooting

Incorporated into the ZV-E1's S&Q mode, the new Time Lapse feature allows the ZV-E1 to capture finished time-lapse movies in-camera, without the need for assembly in post. This feature combines powerfully with Dynamic Active Stabilisation for hyper-lapse-like effects.

Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Overview

Premier Portrait Prime

A perfect pairing for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, the Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens offers excellent resolution and a bright f/1.8 aperture for photographers looking for a high-performing normal-length prime.

ZEISS Optical Design

  • Based on the ZEISS Sonnar optical concept, this lens uses a design with seven elements in five groups that helps achieve the large maximum aperture of f/1.8 while simultaneously reducing flare and improving contrast.
  • Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture allows users to create images with shallow depth of field and work in low-light conditions with relative ease.
  • Three aspherical elements, including two double-sided, are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • ZEISS T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and Colour fidelity.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

Autofocus and Design

  • Linear autofocus motor and internal focus design provide quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.

Sony ECM-G1 Overview

Vloggers and content creators can elevate their camera's audio with the Sony ECM-G1, an ultracompact, camera-mount shotgun microphone optimized for capturing clear and intelligible speech for video. Whether you're shooting interviews, outdoor street scenes, or just quick updates for social media, the ECM-G1's highly directional supercardioid pickup pattern focuses audio capture narrowly on the subject directly in front of the camera, helping to reject unwanted background sound from the sides and rear. The large 14.6mm mic capsule delivers a full-range sound, rivaling that of a dedicated professional audio recorder like the Sony PCM-D100.

The ECM-G1 offers a 3.5mm output jack for use with a wide variety of DSLR and mirrorless cameras (3.5mm audio cable included). And, of course, the mic is compatible with Sony's Multi-Interface (MI) shoe, which provides Sony shooters with a cable-free connection for powering and in-camera audio recording. A furry windscreen is included for outdoor shoots.

Small Enough to Stay Out of Your Way, Even on Gimbals

  • With a weight of only 0.034 kg ounces and a length of only 4.8 cm, you can leave the ultracompact ECM-G1 attached to your camera all the time, so you don't have to sacrifice audio quality on a spur-of-the-moment take.
  • The unobtrusive design ensures the mic stays out of the way of both the viewfinder and your framed shot, even with wide-angle lenses, making it ideal for tight vlogging shots.
  • The back of the microphone won't touch your forehead when you're looking through the viewfinder and setup is easy, even with gimbals and grips.

MI Shoe Connectivity for Sony Cameras

Cable-free connection:

  • No cables are required for connection to a wide range of Sony cameras equipped with an MI shoe. The absence of connecting cables means that no noise can be transmitted to the microphone mechanically via cables and connectors, and that no cable gets in the way of your shoot.

Battery-free operation:

  • Power is supplied via the MI shoe in compatible cameras, so you don't have to worry about microphone batteries running out during a shoot.

3.5mm Jack Connectivity for DSLR/Mirrorless Cameras

  • The ECM-G1 also comes with a 3.5mm audio-output jack and cable for use on compatible DSLR/mirrorless cameras and recording devices equipped with a 3.5mm audio-input jack.
  • In this configuration, the mic runs on internal battery power.

Designed to Minimize Shock and Vibration Noise

  • The ECM-G1 features a vibration-suppressing design to effectively minimize reduce minor bumps and mechanical noise such as when focusing or zooming which can degrade audio quality.

Supplied Windscreen

  • The ECM-G1 comes with a furry windshield that's easily detachable and effective with reducing wind noise for capturing crisp audio on outdoor shoots.

Sony GP-VPT2BT Overview

Helping to improve shooting stability, the Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip is a convenient tool that serves as both a larger grip for handheld shooting as well as a sleek tabletop tripod. Compatible with select Sony cameras featuring Bluetooth connectivity, this grip offers wireless control over select shooting controls, via built-in shutter release and video record buttons, a zoom rocker switch, and a customizable C1 button. Beyond serving as just an accessory grip, the grip itself can be splayed into three legs and function as a tripod for hands-free shooting. The integrated head can tilt upward 80° (40° when setup as a tripod), downward 90°, and rotate 360° for easier positioning. Additionally, the grip is dust and moisture-resistant to suit its use with select weather-sealed cameras.


Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 12.9 Megapixel (4240 x 2832)
Image Sensor
35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital, 5-Axis
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Shutter Type
Electronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 Second
  1/8000 to 1 Second in Movie Mode
ISO Sensitivity
  80 to 102,400 (Extended: 80 to 409,600)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Metering Range
3 to 20 EV
Image Sizes
  12 MP (4240 x 2832)
  5.1 MP (2768 x 1848)
  3 MP (2128 x 1416)
Image File Format
Bit Depth
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC HS 4:2:0 10-Bit
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50/59.94 fps [45 to 150 Mb/s]
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98 fps [30 to 100 Mb/s]
  XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit
  3840 x 2160 at 50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s]
  3840 x 2160 at 23.98 fps [50 to 100 Mb/s]
  XAVC S 4:2:2 8-Bit
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s]
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25/29.97 fps [140 Mb/s]
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98 fps [100 Mb/s]
  XAVC S 8-Bit
  1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps [60 to 100 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94 fps [25 to 50 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p at 25/29.97 fps [16 to 50 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p at 23.98 fps [50 Mb/s]
  XAVC S 10-Bit
  1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
  XAVC S-I 10-Bit
  3840 x 2160 at 59.94 fps [600 Mb/s]
  3840 x 2160 at 50 fps [500 Mb/s]
  3840 x 2160 at 29.97 fps [300 Mb/s]
  3840 x 2160 at 25 fps [250 Mb/s]
  3840 x 2160 at 23.98 fps [50 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps [222 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p at 50 fps [185 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps [111 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p at 25 fps [93 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p at 23.98 fps [89 Mb/s]
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Broadcast Output
Built-In Microphone Type
Media/Memory Card Slot Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O 1 x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
  1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O 1 x USB-C Input
Other I/O 1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1)
Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
  1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Control
Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Mobile App Compatible Yes: Android & iOS
Display Size
1,036,800 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Autofocus Points
  Phase Detection: 759
  Phase Detection: 627
Autofocus Sensitivity
6 to +20 EV
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Battery Type 1 x NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 570 Shots)
Shoe Mount 1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread 1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions (W x H x D) 12.1 x 7.19 x 5.43 cm
Weight 0.399 kg (Body Only)
  0.483 kg (With Battery, Recording Media)
SONY SONNAR T* FE 55mm F/1.8 ZA  
Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
1.64' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification
Optical Design
7 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
6.452 x 7.061 cm
0.281 kg
Form Factor
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice Over
Sound Field
1 x Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Windsock/Windjammer (Included)
Camera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
Dimensions H: 5.08 x W: 2.79 x L: 4.83 cm
Weight 0.034 kg
Load Capacity
3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
Tilting Angle Adjustment
As Grip: +80°, -90°
  As Tripod: +40°, -90°
Panning Angle
Bluetooth v4.2 (2.4 GHz)
1 x CR2032 Lithium-Ion Battery
Operating Conditions
14-122°F / -10-50°C
Storage Conditions
-4-140°F / -20-60°C
Dimensions With Legs Folded: 4.95 × 17.3 × 4.2 cm
  With Legs Unfolded: 14.65 × 13.35 × 16.3 cm
Weight 0.215 kg

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera - Black
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100
  • Shoulder strap
  • Wind Screen
  • Wind Screen Adaptor
  • Body cap
  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
  • Sony ALC-SH131 Lens Hood
  • Sony ALC-F49S 49mm Front Lens Cap
  • Sony ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Pouch
  • Sony ECM-G1 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Vlogger Shotgun Microphone
  • Furry Windscreen
  • 3.5mm TRS Audio Cable
  • Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip (Black)
  • CR2032 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Carrying Pouch


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