Our favourite Sony vlogging camera just dropped to its lowest ever Aussie price

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If you're keen on starting a vlogging career on YouTube or planning on shooting some high-quality TikTok videos, you'll want the best camera for vlogging. And currently, we think the Sony ZV-E1 is just that.

In our Sony ZV-E1 review, we said it was "vlogging on steroids" and we meant it. It can capture crisp 4K footage at 60fps in any lighting conditions, thanks to the full-frame sensor it borrows from the absolutely excellent Sony A7S III hybrid camera.

Full-frame cameras admittedly don't come cheap. The ZV-E1 launched in 2023 with a massive price tag of AU$3,799 for the body alone. The current street price has since dropped to AU$3,099, but if you head on over to Amazon, you can snap up the white colourway for an even lower AU$2,844.58 – that's a 25% drop on the official RRP, and the cheapest Aussie price yet. And making this deal even sweeter, you can score an additional AU$250 cashback from Sony via redemption. That brings your total savings to a whopping AU$1,204.42!

While we're not sure what the end-date is on this Amazon deal is, we'd note that the cashback offer from Sony does end on June 30, 2024 – so get a wriggle on if you don't want to miss out.

Sony ZV-E1 (body; white)|AU$3,799|AU$2,594.58 on Amazon

Sony ZV-E1 (body; white)|AU$3,799|AU$2,594.58 on Amazon (save AU$1,204.42 after cashback)

From YouTube and TikTok videos to basically any live streaming needs you might have, the Sony ZV-E1 is the perfect camera to shoot your vlogs. It's next level with stunning 4K video up to 120fps. Be sure to claim the AU$250 cashback from Sony after you make the purchase to get the full saving.

Prefer the black colourway? CameraPro has the black Sony ZV-E1 discounted to AU$2,878 with cashback also available.

While the Sony ZV-E10 might suit tighter budgets – currently discounted to AU$939 for the body at CameraPro – we think the ZV-E1 is the better investment if you're truly planning on taking your videography to the next level.

Designed as a professional photo and cinema camera for content creators, the ultra-compact Sony ZV-E1 can provide a cinematic look to your vlogs, interviews and product demos in stunning 4K at up to 120fps. It really does show off what that 12MP Exmor R CMOS full-frame sensor of Sony's can do.

Importantly, there's in-body image stabilisation available, which performs impressively we should add, producing smooth handheld footage that could make investing in a gimbal unnecessary.

To make shooting your videos easier, there are some AI smarts that get the footage look just right in-camera, so there may not even be the need to spend time fixing the clips in post-production. Our favourite is the Auto Framing feature that reliably tracks a subject across the frame.

As a camera dedicated to video, there are multiple mic options on board, plus USB streaming possibilities too. Other features include 15+ stops of dynamic range, cinematic bokeh for beautiful depth-of-field effects, AF assist, and dust and moisture resistance.

While it might be more expensive than the aforementioned ZV-E10, it's actually smaller, which could be a boon for solo vloggers who are constantly on the move.

It's a fantastic camera with a great price right now – if you're a vlogger, you won't want to miss this opportunity.

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, Sharmishta's main priority is being TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor, looking after the day-to-day functioning of the Australian, New Zealand and Singapore editions of the site, steering everything from news and reviews to ecommerce content like deals and coupon codes. While she loves reviewing cameras and lenses when she can, she's also an avid reader and has become quite the expert on ereaders and E Ink writing tablets, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about these underrated devices. Other than her duties at TechRadar, she's also the Managing Editor of the Australian edition of Digital Camera World, and writes for Tom's Guide and T3.