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Sony ZV-1 vlogging camera gets better with new webcam firmware update

By Zachary Chan - on 10 Feb 2021, 1:21pm

Sony ZV-1 webcam

Sony just updated their excellent ZV-1 vlogging camera with a firmware update that enables webcam functionality when you connect the camera to the PC via via USB cable. It supports the UVC/UAC5 standards for video and audio communication in this mode, so you shouldn't need to have any other drivers installed. Just connect the ZV-1 to your PC (after the firmware update of course), and you should be able to use the camera as well as its built-in mic as a video and audio source for livestreaming or videoconferencing.

In addition, if you have a Sony Xperia 1 II or Xperia 5 II smartphone (upgraded to Android 11), you can also connect the ZV-1 and livestream on-the-go, using the Xperia phones as a secondary display.

You can download the new firmware here for Windows, or Mac

If you want to know more about the Sony ZV-1, you can also check out our hands-on video below

And if you want to buy the ZV-1, it normally retails for S$999, but is currently going for S$949 at Sony's own online store, as well as its Lazada flagship store.

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