Adobe DNG Converter 12.4 Beta Released (Adds Support for Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, Nikon Z5, Panasonic G100, Sony ZV1)

Adobe has released the new DNG Converter 12.4 Beta to add the support  for Canon EOS R5, Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z5, Panasonic G100 and Sony ZV1.

Download link: Adobe DNG Converter 12.4 Beta

Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras. Continue reading “Adobe DNG Converter 12.4 Beta Released (Adds Support for Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, Nikon Z5, Panasonic G100, Sony ZV1)”

Sony ZV1 Video Review: The Ultimate Vlogging Camera?

Here is an in-depth Sony ZV1 Video Review. Designed specifically for content creators and vloggers, the Sony ZV-1 is a purpose-built compact camera blending the proven imaging capabilities of the RX100-series platform with an updated physical design for more efficient content creation.

Sony ZV-1 is built around a 1″-type 20MP stacked CMOS sensor and the 24-70mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens from the RX100 III, IV and VA, but it uses a fully articulating touchscreen and reworked ergonomics to allow for selfie-style operation.

Is the Sony ZV1 the ultimate vlogging camera? Chris and Jordon at DPReview TV vlog their way through an episode to find out. Check it out! Continue reading “Sony ZV1 Video Review: The Ultimate Vlogging Camera?”

Sony ZV-1 Sample Videos

Let’s take a look at Sony ZV-1 sample videos covering new features inside the camera.

Sony say that 73% of Vloggers use a smartphone, so the ZV-1 is designed to help them getter better video quality, with a more professional look, thanks to the use of a 1inch sensor.

Sony ZV-1 is built around a 1″-type 20MP stacked CMOS sensor and the 24-70mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens from the RX100 III, IV and VA, but it uses a fully articulating touchscreen and reworked ergonomics to allow for selfie-style operation.

Sony ZV-1 camera has a “Bokeh” button (C1) which lets you switch between the background being in focus or defocused for better subject separation. There’s also a “Product focus” setting, to quickly allow the focus to switch to products held up to the camera.

Sony ZV-1 Content Creator Camera For Vloggers.

$50 off on Sony ZV-1: $748 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$100 off on Sony ZV-1 With Vlogger Accessory Kit: $846 at B&HAdoramaAmazon.

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Sony ZV-1 Vlog Camera Announced, Price $798

Sony ZV-1 Content Creator Camera For Vloggers.

Vloggers and influencers rejoice, the Sony ZV-1 is a purpose-built compact camera blending the proven imaging capabilities of the RX100-series platform with an updated physical design for more efficient content creation.

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$50 off on Sony ZV-1: $748 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$100 off on Sony ZV-1 With Vlogger Accessory Kit: $846 at B&HAdoramaAmazon. Continue reading “Sony ZV-1 Vlog Camera Announced, Price $798”

Sony ZV1 Specs, Images and Press Text, Announcement on May 26th

Full Sony ZV1 specs, images and press text have been leaked on the web ahead of the official announcement.

Sony ZV-1 is made for vloggers and will be officially announced on May 26, 2020.

Sony ZV1 will have a bigger grip and the fully articulating screen on the side. The design generally looks like the company’s RX100 VII model. Check out the full Sony ZV1 press text below.

The Sony ZV-1 is a 20.1MP digital camera specifically designed for vloggers and content creators. It features a 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor and super-fast AF for high quality images and 4K video. The 24-70mm zoom lens is perfect for both portraits and wide-angle shooting. The Image stabilisation helps to keep your photos and videos blur free. It has an ergonomic, comfortable grip plus a 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen with recording lamp, which makes selfie-shooting very easy.

The ZV-1 is designed around the needs of vloggers and content creators, and focusses on intuitive controls for vlog & video creation. The vari-angle screen ensures selfie-shooting is easy enabling you to check your framing while shooting. The grip provides a comfortable and secure way of holding the camera.

A directional 3-capsule Microphone utilises technology from Sony’s advanced video camera systems to deliver high quality sound capturing performance and noise reduction in full-stereo. In addition, a wind screen that greatly reduces wind noise in outdoor conditions is supplied. A 3.5mm input jack is also onboard in case additional mics need to be added.

Get leading-edge movie AF for vlogging. Developed for the interchangeable-lens camera Alpha series, Real-time Eye AF locks on and tracks subjects with high accuracy and speed. It uses AI-based subject recognition technology to detect eye information in real-time, allowing people’s eyes to be recognised and tracked, even when shooting 4K movies.

Soft Skin Effect enables you to reduce skin wrinkles and marks while ensuring you preserve skin-tones and the sharpness of eyes and mouths. Skin tones are optimised for both movies and stills to deliver ideal subject emphasis when using your vlogging camera for YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms. Finally, an original face priority AE algorithm – detects the face and adjusts the exposure to ensure it is depicted at optimal brightness, even during selfie-shooting scenes with large light-dark changes.

By simply pressing the Bokeh Switch (C1), even without a deep knowledge of cameras and video, you can obtain the blurred background effect. Another simple operation – Product Showcase Setting – enables the focus to shift rapidly from your face to a product or object being held up to the lens without having to hide your face. Easy to use this can be abled by the press of a single button (C2). Perfect for product review videos.

In addition, Sony will have a major product announcement in June 2020 and Sony is going to announce a new full frame E-mount mirrorless camera (probably Sony a7S III) and several new E-mount lenses on that event in June.

Read more: Best Lenses for Sony a7R IV.

Sony Upcoming Cameras 2020

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Read more Sony Camera Rumors here. See also Sony A7 Mark IV and A7s Mark IV Rumored Specs

Sony ZV1 Rumored Specs, to be Announced on May 26th

Sony is rumored to announce a new compact camera soon. The product in question is the Sony ZV1 and it is made for vloggers and will be officially announced on May 26, 2020.

Sony ZV1 will have a bigger grip and the fully articulating screen on the side. The design generally looks like the company’s RX100 VII model. Check out the first Sony ZV1 Specs below. Continue reading “Sony ZV1 Rumored Specs, to be Announced on May 26th”