LCD and Viewfinder
Sony ZV-1 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 922k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting selfies, self or group photos, Sony ZV-1 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
screen. Another group of users who will take advantage of ZV-1's LCD screen is Vloggers.
ZV-1 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Large sensor compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony ZV-1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 24.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
. ZV-1 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/32000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately ZV-1 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Sony ZV-1 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 315 points to choose from. Sony ZV-1 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony ZV-1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S formats. This means that Sony ZV-1 provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video. Except some exotic 6K and 8K video recording cameras, 4K is the new standard in consumer video world.It is also a big step up from its predecessor
which has a max video resolution of only. If you are thinking of upgrading your and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of ZV-1.
ZV-1 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Sony ZV-1 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony ZV-1 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11ac + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Sony ZV-1's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our ZV-1. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect ZV-1 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony ZV-1 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 260 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large sensor compact type cameras is 300 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Sony ZV-1 vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony ZV-1 Features Compared to Main Competitors