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LIVE camera launch! Watch the Sony ZV-1 II announcement

Sony just launched a brand new camera: the Sony ZV-1 II. Watch the announcement right here

Sony teaser for new vlogging camera
(Image: © Sony)

IT’S OFFICIAL: The Sony ZV-1 II camera has just been announced, with a brand-new 18-50mm f/1.8-5 lens with a range of new modes to make vlogging easier and better. Check out the full Sony ZV-1 II specs and details!

You can watch the launch via the embedded YouTube video below, and read our live play-by-play of the event as it happened! 


We're just a few hours away from today's Sony camera launch! And there's already some interesting chatter on the YouTube announcement page.

"Sony needs to give us more features that are missing on iPhones. TBH cameras on phones are getting much bigger updates every year than ZV1" says commenter Kim. 

We're just a few minutes from showtime! 

Very interesting that a few commenters have been asking for an EVF – which seems a rather strange thing to want on a vlogging camera. 

Folks have also asked for a lens with a filter thread, as the original ZV-1 didn't have the ability to attach filters (without using an adhesive / stick-on solution), which we would also love to see.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand HERE WE GO!

All for vlogging, with a vlog-oriented design that suits a variety of scenes "to capture your emotions wider"

(Image credit: Sony)

"Breathtaking 4K detail" with a vari-angle screen and touch control – a FULLY CAPABLE touchscreen, unlike previous models

Cinematic Vlog Settings are new here, with five Looks and four Moods to choose from

Intelligent three-capsule microphone that works in all directions

Sony is pushing the Active mode stabilization, which hopefully is a bit more stable than before

Want S-Log3 and S-Gamma3? You got it!

"Made from recycled plastic and less waste", says Sony, which is on a big green initiative right now

In short… 

New features:

Short and sweet! That's it from the Sony announcement. The Sony ZV-1 II looks to have addressed some of the limitations of the original camera, while adding a slew of useful features for vloggers – but, crucially, not the content creation features that make the recently announced Sony ZV-E1 so exciting for that audience. 

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