Sony China Teases New Vlogging Camera, Launching on May 26th

May 19, 2020 | Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras | Comment |

Sony China have posted a very short 6-second video teasing a brand new camera for vloggers. The as yet unnamed device looks suspiciously like an RX100-series camera with a fully articulating flip-out LCD, something that SonyAlphaRumors have seemingly already confirmed, along with the official name - the Sony ZV-1.

The new vlogging camera from Sony China is officially scheduled for its full reveal in one weeks time on 26th May 2020, so not too long to wait to see exactly what Sony have up their sleeves (and if it will be released globally or not).

Sony UK have now also confirmed "Coming soon… An exciting new compact camera announcement from Sony" on Twitter, with the same launch date and times.

Meanwhile, Nokishita have published what they claim is the official press release for the Sony ZV1, along with some product shots:

"The Sony ZV-1 is a 20.1MP digital camera specifically designed for vloggers and content creators. It features a 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor and super-fast AF for high quality images and 4K video. The 24-70mm zoom lens is perfect for both portraits and wide-angle shooting. The Image stabilisation helps to keep your photos and videos blur free. It has an ergonomic, comfortable grip plus a 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen with recording lamp, which makes selfie-shooting very easy.

The ZV-1 is designed around the needs of vloggers and content creators, and focusses on intuitive controls for vlog & video creation. The vari-angle screen ensures selfie-shooting is easy enabling you to check your framing while shooting. The grip provides a comfortable and secure way of holding the camera.

A directional 3-capsule Microphone utilises technology from Sony's advanced video camera systems to deliver high quality sound capturing performance and noise reduction in full-stereo. In addition, a wind screen that greatly reduces wind noise in outdoor conditions is supplied. A 3.5mm input jack is also onboard in case additional mics need to be added.

Get leading-edge movie AF for vlogging. Developed for the interchangeable-lens camera Alpha series, Real-time Eye AF locks on and tracks subjects with high accuracy and speed. It uses AI-based subject recognition technology to detect eye information in real-time, allowing people’s eyes to be recognised and tracked, even when shooting 4K movies.

Soft Skin Effect enables you to reduce skin wrinkles and marks while ensuring you preserve skin-tones and the sharpness of eyes and mouths. Skin tones are optimised for both movies and stills to deliver ideal subject emphasis when using your vlogging camera for YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms. Finally, an original face priority AE algorithm - detects the face and adjusts the exposure to ensure it is depicted at optimal brightness, even during selfie-shooting scenes with large light-dark changes.

By simply pressing the Bokeh Switch (C1), even without a deep knowledge of cameras and video, you can obtain the blurred background effect. Another simple operation - Product Showcase Setting - enables the focus to shift rapidly from your face to a product or object being held up to the lens without having to hide your face. Easy to use this can be abled by the press of a single button (C2). Perfect for product review videos."

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