Sony ZV-1 II

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    Highlights

    • 20.1 MP 1-inch Stacked CMOS Sensor
    • 125 - 12,800 Native ISO
    • 315 Focus Points
    • 3.0" 922k dot Fully Articulated Screen
    • 24.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
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    Overview

    Sony ZV-1 II was announced in 2023 and is a 1-inch (13.2 x 8.8 mm) Advanced Compact camera with 20.1 Megapixel Stacked CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 125 to 12,800 and expands to 80 - 25,600 in boosted mode. The camera has a Fully Articulated 3.0" screen with 922k dot resolution.

    Sony ZV-1 II can capture video up to 3840 x 2160 resolution with no recording time limit.


    Here is the Sony ZV-1 series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Sony ZV-1 series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Sony ZV-1 II May
    2023
    20.1 MP
    1-inch
    125 - 12,800 Articulated 3.0"
    922k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Sony ZV-1F October
    2022
    20.1 MP
    1-inch
    125 - 12,800 Articulated 3.0"
    922k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Sony ZV-1 May
    2020
    20.1 MP
    1-inch
    125 - 12,800 Articulated 3.0"
    922k dot
    Touchscreen

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Sony ZV-1 II vs ZV-1F vs ZV-1.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Sony ZV-1 II.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Stacked CMOS Sensor
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   315 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Digital Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 24.0 fps
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording
    •   IP Streaming
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Light - 292 g (0.64 lb / 10.3 oz)
    •   USB Charging

    CONS

    •   Small Sensor
    •   125 Lowest Native ISO
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/2000 sec
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/100 sec
    •   No Built-in Microphone
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 260 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Sensor Resolution - 20.1 Megapixel
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 922k dot

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Sony ZV-1 II to its predecessor ZV-1 and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Sony ZV-1 II vs Sony ZV-1
    Reaches Wider Angle 18 mm vs 24 mm
    Lighter 292 g (0.64 lb / 10.3 oz) vs 294 g (0.65 lb / 10.37 oz)
    DOWNGRADES Sony ZV-1 II vs Sony ZV-1
    Reachs More Telephoto 50 mm vs 70 mm
    Less Optical Zoom 2.8x vs 2.9x
    Maximum Aperture at Tele End f/ 4.0 vs f/ 2.8
    Image Stabilization vs
    Built-in Microphone vs Stereo

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Sony ZV-1 II vs ZV-1.

    Screen

    Fully Articulated Touchscreen

    Sony ZV-1 II has a 3.0" Fully Articulated touchscreen with 922k dot resolution. Fully articulated screen makes this camera selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting.

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    Sony ZV-1 II with Fully Articulated screen

    Sensor

    Stacked CMOS Sensor

    Sony ZV-1 II features a 20.1 megapixel 1-inch Stacked CMOS sensor with dimensions of 13.2 x 8.8 mm and a total area of 116.2 mm2. Its native ISO range is 125 - 12,800 and expands to 80 - 25,600 in boosted mode.

    The camera has Stacked CMOS sensor. The key feature of such sensor is its three-dimensional structure, which consists of multiple layers of semiconductor material and circuitry stacked on top of each other. This allows the sensor to have dedicated layers for image capture and signal processing. This separation allows for faster data readout, reducing rolling shutter effects and enabling high-speed shooting and video recording. It is also more power-efficient.

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with Bionz X processor and can take pictures up to 5472 x 3648 resolution.


    No Image Stabilization

    The camera does not have an image stabilization.

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    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    NFC

    Sony ZV-1 II has Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which simplifies the process of pairing it with other NFC-enabled devices like smartphones or tablets. It allows to quickly transfer photos and videos or remotely control the camera from compatible device. NFC can also be used for authentication and security purposes. It can verify your identity before accessing certain features or transferring sensitive data. It can be used with NFC-enabled accessories as well, such as lenses, flashes and GPS devices.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Sony ZV-1 II has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is an HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Sony ZV-1 II comes with NP-BX1 battery pack with battery life of 260 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo card slot.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Sony ZV-1 II's shutter speed can go up to 1/32000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/2000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 24.0 fps.


    Exposure

    Camera's exposure metering ranges from 0 to +24 EV and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±2 range. You can also do exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment.


    Flash

    Sony ZV-1 II has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Shoe Mount. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/100 sec.

    Physical Parameters

    Sony ZV-1 II has dimensions of 106 x 60 x 47 mm (4.17 x 2.36 x 1.85"). It weighs 292 g (0.64 lb / 10.3 oz), so it is a lightweight camera.

    106 mm (4.17")

    60 mm (2.36")

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    60 mm (2.36")

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    47 mm (1.85")

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    Sony ZV-1 II dimensions

    Sony ZV-1 II for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Sony ZV-1 II is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    AVERAGE
    66

    Sony ZV-1 II gets a score of 66 and is AVERAGE choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 922k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    76

    Sony ZV-1 II gets a score of 76 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   315 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 922k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 24.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 260 shots

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    75

    Sony ZV-1 II gets a score of 75 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   315 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 922k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 24.0 fps
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 260 shots

    Portrait Photography

    GOOD
    81

    Sony ZV-1 II gets a score of 81 and is GOOD choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   315 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 922k dot
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/100 sec

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    86

    Sony ZV-1 II gets a score of 86 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   315 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 922k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 292 g (0.64 lb / 10.3 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    86

    Sony ZV-1 II gets a score of 86 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 922k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 292 g (0.64 lb / 10.3 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 260 shots

    Sony ZV-1 II Evaluation

    We evaluate Sony ZV-1 II and give score of 79 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    79

    Sensor

    GOOD
    79

    We give Sony ZV-1 II a score of 79 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Stacked CMOS Sensor
    •   Small Sensor
    •   Sensor Resolution - 20.1 Megapixel
    •   125 Lowest Native ISO
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    AVERAGE
    68

    We give Sony ZV-1 II a score of 68 for Photo parameters.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/2000 sec
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 24.0 fps
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/100 sec

    Video

    GOOD
    77

    We give Sony ZV-1 II a score of 77 for Video parameters.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording

    Focusing

    EXCELLENT
    92

    We give Sony ZV-1 II a score of 92 for Focusing parameters.

    •   315 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection

    Screen and Viewfinder

    GOOD
    84

    We give Sony ZV-1 II a score of 84 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 922k dot
    •   No Viewfinder

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    89

    We give Sony ZV-1 II a score of 89 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   IP Streaming
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Built-in Microphone
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    POOR
    42

    We give Sony ZV-1 II a score of 42 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 292 g (0.64 lb / 10.3 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 260 shots


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