While premium smartphones offer excellent recording tools, content creators might find that something like the Sony ZV-1F vlogging camera can help elevate their videos. I was surprised by how easy Sony''s new camera made filming high-quality content in the few days I spent testing it out.
I say high-quality as a relevant term. I know this vlogging camera can''t compete with the Sony A7C or Canon EOS R6, some of the best cameras there. In addition, it isn''t intended to be a replacement for other Sony ZV vlogging cameras, such as the Sony ZV-1 and Sony ZV-E10, but it is also intended to display video that''s significantly higher than your smartphone. In essence, the ZV-1F will be your first proper vlogging
Although I''m an expert in a variety of technology fields, cameras aren''t one of them. That said, I am the Sony ZV-1F''s target audience a Gen Z-er who has experience vlogging from a smartphone, but is keen to take my videos to the next level.
The Sony ZV-1F is your first proper vlogging camera.
While Sony''s legendary auto-focus improved the frame, the Face Priority and Eye auto-focus enabled me to get a sharp shot. For selfie videos, I don''t want to constantly focus on what I''m saying.
Being able to carry my luggage for a few days added little extra bulk to my bags. It even fit in my small side purse that I used in the evenings. I''ve been reluctant to upgrade to even the best cameras for vlogging, attempting to limit the amount of equipment I schlep around, but the Sony ZV-1F is quite compact.
Although it''s still an additional thing to carry, compared to my all-in-one iPhone. That''s why I can envision scenarios where I pick and choose what I want my recording device to be. If I want to go on a quick rant on TikTok, film some funny unfolding around my friends or capture spontaneous moments, my iPhone is unbeatable.
I''ve discovered that the Sony ZV-1F has a lot to share with my iPhone, so I''m able to share content through Wi-Fi and those clips easily. I consider this kind of connectivity a must for those who want a dedicated camera to complete their video on their smartphone.
We''d need to spend longer testing the Sony ZV-1F to see if it''s really a great addition to the ZV line up, which includes the Sony ZV-1 and Sony ZV-E10, in terms of performance. But from its first impressions, the ZV-1F appears to have exactly what eager content creators want at the right price.