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Sony ZV-1 Battery Guide – Everything You Need To Know

What Batteries Does the Sony ZV-1 Take?

The Sony ZV-1 uses the NP-BX1 rechargeable battery pack and you will receive one in the box with the camera when you buy the Sony ZV-1.

If you need a replacement battery or if you would like a spare you can check the links below for both the official Sony battery as well as a third party replacement option.

How Long Does the Sony ZV-1 Battery Last?

The battery life for the NP-BX1 varies depending on how you are using your Sony ZV-1.

For still images, the battery in a Sony ZV-1 lasts for approximately 260-410 shots.

For video recording, the battery should last approximately 45-75 minutes. 

Both of the above estimates are based on CIPA rating standards. 

How Do You Charge a Sony ZV-1 Battery With an AC Adaptor?

To charge the battery while it is inserted into the camera do the following:

  1. Turn the power off and make sure the battery pack is inserted into the camera.
  2. Connect the camera to an AC adaptor using the micro USB cable which is supplied with the camera. The micro USB side will go into the camera.
  3. Connect the AC adaptor to a wall socket to give it power.

*NOTE* You won’t receive an AC adaptor along with the camera so you will have to use one that you already have or you will have to purchase one for yourself.

The AC adaptor should be at least 1.5A or higher.

Here is an example of an AC adaptor you could use.

If you have lost the micro USB cable that comes with your Sony ZV-1 you may want a replacement like the one below.

How Do You Charge a Sony ZV-1 Battery By Connecting to a Computer?

To charge the battery using a computer do the following:

  1. Turn off the camera.
  2. Make sure your computer is turned on with power.
  3. Connect the camera to a computer using the micro USB cable which is supplied with the camera. The micro USB side will go into the camera.
  4. The orange charging light should light up on the Sony ZV-1 to show that it is charging.

How Do I Know If My Sony ZV-1 Is Charging?

The Sony ZV-1 has an orange charging light which will let you know whether the camera is charging or not.

While Charging:

While the battery is charging the orange charging light will be lit (not flashing). 

Fully Charged: 

When the battery is fully charged the orange charging light will go off. For example, if the light turns on briefly and turns straight off then it suggests that the camera battery is already fully charged. 

Flashing Error:

If the charging light is flashing then that means there is either a charging error or the camera has stopped charging temporarily due to being at the wrong temperature.

The recommended temperature range for charging is 10°C to 30°C (50ºF to 86ºF).

If you know that the battery is not fully charged and you received the flashing error then a common fix is to remove the battery and USB cable from the camera and then re-insert them both.

How Long Does the Sony ZV-1 Take to Fully Charge?

The charging times below are based on a completely depleted battery charging at a temperature of 25 °C (77 °F), so your charging time can vary depending on the situation. 

Charging time with an 1.5A AC adaptor 


The charging time for a full charge is approximately 150 minutes when using an AC adaptor with a rated output of 1.5A. 

Charging time using a computer 


The charging time for a full charge is approximately 285 minutes when using a computer to charge the battery.

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