Level Up Your Vlogs With This Compact Point-And-Shoot Camera


Everyone’s a content creator these days—just have your smartphone in tow and you’re set. No fuss, no muss. But if you want to up your multimedia game, a trusty camera’s still the best way to go. DSLRs and mirrorless shooters are admittedly heavy to lug around, so we suggest investing in a compact point-and-shoot model that’s still more appropriate for video and photography than your iPhone or Android driver. 

Meet the Sony ZV-1. Word around the grapevine is that it’s one of the best compact vlogging cameras you can buy. At only 294 grams (with battery and memory card), it’s got bright built-in lens, a notable auto-focus function, and a side-flipping screen that makes it powerful pocket all-rounder in its weight class. 

Lights, camera, action!

The Sony ZV-1 takes the best video features of the Sony RX100 series, such as its topnotch auto-focus (AF) system, and combines them with design upgrades that are ideal for creators and influencers always on the move. 

One of its main selling points is its 20.1-megapixel one-inch sensor, which is larger than those you can find in today’s smartphones. The result are high-quality vlogs with a background blur and consistent focus. 

It also sports a 3.5mm microphone port, allowing you to add good-quality audio to match your content, while its hot shoe (mounting point atop the camera) lets you place a shotgun mic or LED light without having to shop for a separate bracket to support such external accessories. 

Great AF

Sony has fine-tuned its AF system to the ZV-1’s market. Its Real-Time Eye AF tracking’s so precise and fast that re-focusing’s such a breeze—making you look like a pro at documenting moving subjects.

What about stills? Well, the Sony ZV-1’s pretty good at those, too. While you won’t get the extended zoom and the onboard electronic viewfinder found in the latest RX100 units, the ZV-1 still delivers rich colors and natural-looking snaps and offers enough focus to give a sense of depth and distance. 

Best for vlogging

Our verdict? The Sony ZV-1’s truly optimized for vlogging—shooting smartphone-beating 4K content, while also easily slipping into your pocket. It packs more power and video features (including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) than any other shooters in its category, making it the perfect take-anywhere camera for your YouTube channel or any other social media platform you’re on. 

Shop the Sony ZV-1 for P3,000 less (now only P39,990 from P42,999) or get the Sony ZV-1 bundle with a Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip at PP42,999 from P45,999 at Sony outlets in select SM malls until the 31st. 

For more tech finds (that get the job done) at great bargains, make sure to regularly hit up SM Deals