Sony announced via Twitter the launch for a compact vlogging camera, which is top perfect for YouTubers and vloggers.

On its Alpha Twitter account, Sony marked the event to happen on May 26 at 10:00 a.m. ET (3:00 p.m. BST or midnight of May 27 EST).

Aside from these, Techradar reports that there are no other details huge included on the invite, but a silhouette of a compact camera with a side-flipping screen and what appears to be a microphone.

However, it is rumored to be a promising ZV-1.

As leaks from Nokishita and Sony Alpha Rumors have shown, the event looks likely to be the launch for the new Sony ZV-1. Nokishita, who has been consistent in providing reliable camera rumors, describes Sony ZV-1 as "designed for vloggers and content creators." This camera can shoot 4K video, which is surprising for its one-inch frame.

If Nokishita's leak is correct, the ZV-1 will have a 3-capsule microphone as well as a 3.5mm input jack for those who want to connect an external microphone.

This will apparently have a 24-70mm zoom lens, which is the same as earlier RX100 cameras like the Sony RX100 Mark V, plus image stabilization and a flapping screen, which the silhouette in the Sony's event tweet shows.


A vlogger's delight

While waiting for the official announcement on May 26, here is a roundup of the specs and features of the new Sony ZV1 camera. It is basically a successor to RX100VII, specifically made for vloggers.

 Sony ZV1 camera features:

  •  Looks similar to anRX100VII camera
  •  Features fully articulating screen on the side, which is the same as Canon EOS-RP
  •  Provides better grip than current RX100 cameras
  •  Huge video record button
  •  Has integrated ND filter
  •  With 20MP 1-inch sensor
  •  24-70mm F1.8 to 2.8 lens
  •  Includes autofocus features like EyeAf
  •  One-touch Bokeh feature
  •  Automated Object detect

The leaked image from Nokishita is similar to those earlier leaked by Sony Alpha Rumors. Both images are similar to the Sony RX100 series, with only a few significant changes like the huge button for recording video. It also features the side-flipping screen, which is more suitable for vlogging, compared to the vertical flip-screen on Sony RX100 VII.

  Overall, this feature sets would make the ZV-1 an excellent compact vlogging camera. This will excite fans of the RX100 VII and Real-time Eye AF for video. Moreover, if ZV-1 has 28-70mm f/1.8 to f/2.8 lens, then it could be a great combination for anyone looking to level up their vlogging from their smartphone.

Sony is again taking the potentials of vlogging by a notch after RX100 VII break away from the smartphone vlogging. Sony's idea of creating a high-end compact camera that produces much better images than smartphones is a highly-welcomed by Millenials.

The first RX100 was launched in 2012, and it was a landmark camera that led other brands like Canon and Panasonic to create similar cameras like the PowerShot G7 X II and Lumix LX10 / LX15

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