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Sony ZV-E1 Video Recording Limits

Sony ZV-E1 (ILCZVE1)

The Sony ZV-E1 has a maximum video recording time of 13 hours for all formats. That limit is dependent upon multiple factors like camera settings, media storage size, camera power, and internal camera temperature. See details and notes below for more information.


Maximum continuous video recording times for the Sony ZV-E1
Format Limit

1Duration is approximate and is a product specification limit.

All Formats & Frame Rates 13 hours1

CAUTION: The ZV-E1 is a small full frame camera with little thermal management. Therefore, overheating during movie recording should be expected in most environments, especially while recording higher quality formats like 4K or S&Q. If you need assurance that the camera will not overheat during longer recording times, we highly recommend choosing another camera.


  • [Auto Power OFF Temp.] must be set to [High] to achieve continuous recording in most formats.
  • The Sony ZV-E1 records video in a variable bitrate, which automatically adjusts image quality depending on the shooting scene. Therefore, recording times will vary depending on the content you are shooting and the shooting conditions.
  • Alternate Model Names: ILCZVE1


  1. Gerald Undone - Sony ZV-E1 Review - Overheating & Record Modes (
  2. Sony ZV-E1 Product Page (