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.
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.