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Touted as the “world’s smallest” and “lightest” full-frame lens camera, Sony’s ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera is equipped with a whopping 12 megapixels and serves up cinema-grade video content in up to 4K UHD.
The ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera, which became available for pre-order on Thursday (March 30), retails for nearly $2,200 by itself and $2,499.99 for the camera and 28-60mm zoom lenses. The camera will hit shelves in May.
Smaller than Sony’s a7S III Mirrorless Camera and EV-10 Mirrorless Vlog Camera, the ZV-E1 features a full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor along with the latest Sony BIONZ XR high-speed processor with up to eight times more processing power to support 4K 60p, 120p upgradable recording.
Additional features include an intuitive AI processing unit to stabilize frames and auto framing, 5-axis image stabilization for stable recording, up to 10x slow motion with full HD resolution, an Intelligent 3 Capsule Microphone that captures clear audio and LED touch screen operation to adjust shooting mode, Cinematic Vlog Setting and other capabilities.
According to Sony, the camera has improved gradation rendering to better capture skin tones, Soft Skin Effects to smooth out wrinkles and blemishes and enhance clarity around the eyes and mouth, and a Bokeh Switch to emphasize the main shooting subject and create “impressive full-frame bokeh in the background.”
The ZV-E1 camera is available in black and white colorways and can record 10-bit 4:2:2 video with direct pixel readout. The dust and moisture-resistant camera is compatible with all Sony E-mount lenses and has a high-capacity Z battery. The camera connects to your computer through USB and offers seamless image transfer to your phone via the Creators’ App.
Pre-order the Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera below.