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Vlog on with this Sony ZV-1F camera deal

Healthy discounts on other Sony cameras too

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Sony has some cracking discounts on its compact and mirrorless cameras at the moment, headlined by 18% off the ZV-1F vlogging camera. It’s available for £449, down from £549. In the US you can pick one up for $394, down from $500 – a $106 saving.

The fixed-lens compact is purpose-built for vloggers, content creators and aspiring YouTube personalities. The 20.1MP 1in sensor is good for 4K/30 and 1080p/60 video recording, with a 20mm lens that’s wide enough to get you and a friend in frame at once. There’s a flip-out touchscreen to make framing your shots that bit easier, and Sony’s familiar, fast eye tracking autofocus should keep each clip looking crisp.

You also get seamless smartphone pairing for uploading clips for editing while on the move, and the omnidirectional mic is protected by a fluffy windshield to ensure the only recorded audio is what you actually wanted to capture. We gave the ZV-1F four stars back in January, saying if it was slightly less expensive “it’d be very easy to recommend this to aspiring vloggers taking their first steps into the content creation world”. Well, now it is – so recommend it we do.

More advanced filmmakers might be more interested in the Sony Alpha ZV-E10, which swaps a fixed lens for an interchangeable E-mount lens system. Having previously been on sale for £679, you can now snap one up for £499 – a 27% saving. The ZV-E10 has a larger 24.2MP APS-C sensor than the ZV-1F, so should cope better in low light conditions, and has the flexibility of supporting Sony’s extensive selection of lenses.

Recording still tops out at 4K/30p, but real-time eye-tracking AF should ensure faces both human and animal always stay sharp. There’s a flip-out touchscreen, fluffy windshield, and support for livestreaming via USB.

Just keep in mind you’ll also need to supply your own lens, as there’s not one included with the camera at this price.

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