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What’s all about the Sony ZV-1 II (in Malaysia)?

Sony has recently launched their latest vlogging camera, the ZV-1 II and will be heading to Malaysia. However, what’s make this Sony vlogging camera so special for normal user and content creator? Let’s find out more at below.

A wider view of field

The ZV-1 II now uses a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 18-50mm F1.8-4 lens, allowing for easy to capture attractive photogenic image with the entire scene – especially when shooting selfies at arm’s length. The combination between the 18-50mm optical zoom and the Clear Image Zoom delivers zoom in shots with minimized loss of image quality.

Sony’s greatness in a small form compact camera

ZV-1 II will be powered by the 1.0-type Exmor RS™ image sensor (approximately 20.1 effective megapixels) and BIONZ X image processing engine. The setup is good for users to shoot up to 4K 30fps videos, perfect for those wants a high resolution video. The camera also has Face Priority AE and Soft Skin Effect that automatically and immediately detects faces and adjusts the exposure to optimise facial brightness, no matter the lighting. Soft skin effect smooths skin and facial features when filming.

Sony also adds Fast Hybrid AF system on the ZV-1 II, which has been available in α series cameras. The camera is equipped with AF Transition Speed to select the focusing speed during video recording, and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity to control the focus in line with the subject’s movement and environment. In addition, the Real-time Eye AF can accurately keep focus on human or animals for both stills and movies.

ZV-1 II has ISO sensitivity spanning from 125 to 12800– allows the camera to record sharp images with less noise, even in low lighting. Together with Active Mode electronic image stabilisation, you will get stabilised photo and video to share on social media. The camera also has built in ND filter to reduce exposure by three stops and allow for beautiful background bokeh even in the brightest situation.

Ready for content creation

For those who loved to create content, the ZV-1 II offers a host of features to help elevate your content. There is a Bokeh Switch which provides bokeh by defocusing the background with a single touch.

This time, Sony adds the Cinematic Vlog Setting function. offering impressive imagery at a touch. Simply tap the on-screen function icon and the camera will automatically set a CinemaScope size (2.35:1) and a frame rate of 24 fps, the same as for a cinema movie. Then finish off the work with the on-screen buttons to select from five LOOKs and four MOODs. Sony also includes Creative Look which brings 10 preset looks to suit your creative preferences and pro-level imaging features.

For those who are planning to make product review, the Product Showcase Setting feature will offer smooth focus transitions from your face to the item you are highlighting.

S&Q shoot mode offers a selection up to 5x slow or up to 60x quick motion to add impact to everyday scenes. The combination of shooting and recording frame rates can now be set on a single screen. 

Compact and Lightweight for Easy Portability, Operability, Connectivity

The ZV-1 II has a compact and lightweight design that can be easily carried in a pocket or small bag, even with its optical wide zoom lens. The ZV-1 II supports different filming styles with the vari-angle screen suitable for selfies, easy to hold body grip (or with an optional GP-VPT2BT grip), user-friendly key and control layout and the recording indicator on the front face of the body. The monitor display has been redesigned with a bold, clearly visible red frame that makes it obvious when recording is in progress. Power charge easily via a USB Type-C connector. 

You can now easily use ZV-1 II as a webcam by simply connect the ZV-1 II to a PC or smartphone with a commercially available USB cable (not included), Faces will appear clearer and brighter (Face Priority AE) and the eyes will be kept in focus (Real-time Eye AF). 

For easy high-quality live streaming, simply connect the ZV-1 II to a PC or smartphone with a commercially available USB cable (not included) to use it as a webcam. Make your video more attractive in online meetings and live streaming by using Creative Look to improve the skin’s appearance and adjust the hue. Faces will appear clearer and brighter (Face Priority AE) and the eyes will be kept in focus (Real-time Eye AF). 

Pricing and Availability in Malaysia

Sony Malaysia has confirmed that ZV-1 II will be available in Malaysia from July 2023 with a SRP of RM3,999.

For a full list of specs and information, please visit: https://www.sony.com.my/electronics/compact-cameras/zv-1m2

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