(Pocket-lint) – Sony has unveiled one other vlogging-focused digicam in its ZV vary, and this one’s designed a bit in a different way to the opposite two.
It is known as the ZV-1F and encompasses a mounted, prime, ultrawide lens and is designed particularly for individuals who wish to movie themselves. The concept being that you could seize your self and likewise get a whole lot of background in on the similar time.
You’ll be able to zoom digitally if you wish to, and nonetheless get 4K decision whilst you transfer between focal lengths utilizing a expertise that Sony calls Clear Picture Zoom, which primarily crops into the 20.1-megapixel CMOS sensor.
It nonetheless options most of the instruments that made the earlier ZV fashions superb for content material creators. The background bokeh swap stays, permitting you to shortly swap on a pure depth impact with the flick of a button.
You additionally get the product showcase setting which routinely and shortly focuses on an object when you maintain it as much as the digicam, and switches again to your face if you take away it from the scene.
For taking pictures whereas transferring there’s an energetic mode which electronically stabilises footage to maintain it easy whereas working/strolling and – similar to so many different Sony cameras – you get eye autofocusing that works on people and animals.
The digicam has a correct flip-out display too, and Sony has reimagined the person interface to make it extra intuitive for individuals used to taking pictures with their smartphones. Meaning you may contact to zoom and management a whole lot of the settings with out touching any buttons.
It is designed with a extra accessible worth level in thoughts, to tempt smartphones customers to modify to a ‘correct’ digicam, and – in so doing – has misplaced a couple of of the options of the costlier fashions.
Meaning you get simply distinction autofocus, not part detection. You additionally solely get 4K taking pictures as much as 30 frames-per-second (no 60fps right here). It does have as much as 5x sluggish movement and 60x velocity hyperlapse within the S&Q settings although.
Its physique is just about the identical measurement because the ZV-1, but it surely weights 40 grams much less, and encompasses a tally mild to point out if you’re recording, which is joined by a crimson body across the show if you press file.
When you’re finished, you may shortly switch the footage over to your telephone for sharing on social media utilizing the Sony Imaging Edge Cell Plus app. And the digicam is aware of when it is in vertical or horizontal orientation, and rotates the footage to match. And – if you wish to – you need to use it as a webcam. Simply plug it into your laptop computer, and use it as a better high quality digicam to your Zoom and Groups calls.
The Sony ZV-1F might be in the stores this month and can value round €650 in Europe, making it the most cost effective digicam in Sony’s ZV lineup.
Writing by Cam Bunton.