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Attention content creators and vloggers! - Sony ZV-E1 Review

28-06-2023 By Budgetcam Reviews

(For the terms and conditions of the Sony ZV-E1 promotion, please refer to the bottom of this article.)

The ultimate (vlog) camera for content creators is here! The Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera (E-mount) in a stylish black design is designed as a professional photo & cinema camera to take your content to the next level. With a compact and portable design, this camera provides a cinematic look to your vlogs, interviews, and product demonstrations.

Image Quality

Thanks to the combination of a full-frame 12MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and a powerful BIONZ XR image processor, the ZV-E1 delivers stunning cinematic images with breathtaking bokeh. With over 15 stops of dynamic range and 5-axis stabilization, you're ensured of beautiful shots even under challenging conditions.

AI Autofocus

The ZV-E1, like the Sony A7R5, is equipped with AI Autofocus. This advanced autofocus can not only detect people but also animals, cars, and planes. The camera's autofocus works exceptionally well and can even recognize people when filmed from behind.

Dynamic Active-Mode

With the ZV-E1, you have access to the new 'Dynamic Active Mode' image stabilization, which is 30% more effective than the previous SteadyShot Active Mode. Walking smoothly can even give the impression that you used a gimbal, earning it the nickname "the gimbal mode" among some users.

Framing Stabilizer

The Framing Stabilizer feature of the ZV-E1 camera automatically keeps the subject's position in the frame constant, which is particularly useful when walking alongside the subject. Advanced AI-based subject recognition technology works with the camera's Dynamic Active Mode image stabilization to reliably keep the subject in the frame, even during handheld shooting.

Multiple Face Recognition

Furthermore, the camera features Multiple Face Recognition. This allows the camera to automatically adjust focus and depth of field as soon as a second person enters the frame. This prevents problems where only the faces in the front are in focus, while others further back are out of focus.

Cinematic Vlog

With the Cinematic Vlog settings of the ZV-E1, you can create high-quality content with a cinematic look. You get natural mid-tones, soft colors, and smooth highlights, as well as improved skin tones. The camera also offers specific color accents with the 'Moods' function. Additionally, you get a true cinematic feel with a frame rate of 24 fps and the widescreen Cinemascope aspect ratio (2.35:1) with black bars at the top and bottom of the frame. For a professional cinematic look, S-Cinetone, based on Sony's Cinema Line technology, ensures your videos look natural and cinematic.

4K 100fps Function

After activating a special license, it's possible to record in 4K at 100fps. However, please note that the camera is less suitable for extended 4K recordings as there's a risk of overheating.


The Sony ZV-E1 is an impressive camera that complements the needs of vloggers and content creators. With its excellent image quality, advanced video features, and user-friendly design, the ZV-E1 is a reliable camera for creating professional video content.


Take advantage of 1 day free rental now! Test out the new Sony ZV-E1 body low-key and while placing the reservation, use coupon code VLOGGINGWITHSONY to apply the free rental day:


  • OP=OP, available for the first 40 reservations (1 per customer).
  • Promotion is valid until December 31st, 2023.
  • The free rental day is valid only on the Sony ZV-E1 body, lenses can be rented for an additional fee.
  • Not in combination with other promotions.

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