Sony introduces the ZV-E10, its new camera for vlogging is perfect for content creators. That the photographic world has moved to video is palpable at a glance. We have seen it with the launch of cameras like the GH5 II or the Canon EOS R5 and R6. But it is in the video where Sony seems to have a special interest, and it shows it again by launching its new camera: the ZV-E10, a body designed for vlogs and content creation.
You may be familiar with the name, as it reminds you of the Sony ZV1, a compact camera that made quite a lot of noise for being a great option precisely for the same purpose; vlogging, content creation at the consumer level, and so on. This ZV-E10 is an evolution of that camera, inheriting some of the best features of the Sony Alpha.
Specifically, this camera has as its main virtue the ability to mount interchangeable lenses using the Sony E-mount, as is the case with the Sony Alpha 6000 range. Thus, it goes from being a compact camera to an APS-C mirrorless camera with an almost total focus on video.
Sony ZVE-E10 specs and features
The features of this camera are strongly reminiscent of other Sony models. We have a 24.2-megapixel Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor, powered by the BIONZ X processor. It weighs just 343 grams (body only) and has a varied angle LCD screen, very similar to that found on cameras like the Sony A7S III.
While the ZV1 mounted a one-inch sensor with a non-interchangeable zoom lens, this time Sony has chosen to include the E-mount, allowing the ZV-E10 to incorporate interchangeable lenses compatible with this mount. Both Full Frame and APS-C lenses can be attached.
In terms of connectivity and performance, the battery is capable of 440 shots or 125 minutes of recording. As it has USB-C, we can connect it to external power sources to charge it and continue recording. There is also a microphone and headphone jack for audio monitoring.
The ZV-E10 is a camera designed almost exclusively for video, so this is the most important point of the device. It allows 1080p recording up to 120p and 4K recording at up to 30 fps per second, with the possibility of downscaling to 25 or 24p. It incorporates the latest autofocus technologies, with an AF that stands out for its speed and precision, as we have seen in other Sony cameras.
It has internal 4K recording through pixel reading without grouping, XAVs codec with a bit rate of 100 Mbps in 4K and 50 in Full HD and integrates recording profiles such as Hybrid Log-Gamma, S-Log 3, S-Gamut3, or S-Gamut3.Cine.
The camera body integrates additions specifically designed for video, such as a button that allows you to switch between Still, Movie, Slow, and Quick Motion modes, allowing you to change the shooting mode without having to go to the camera settings. On the body, it incorporates light to indicate the recording status, and in the LCD frame, there is a red light to let us know when we are recording.
The autofocus is another of the camera’s big hits; it features Sony’s latest focusing technologies, such as Fast Hybrid AF and Real-time Eye AF, which translate into real-time face and eye-tracking. It has touchscreen focusing and uses electronic stabilization for shots in which we are walking or moving a lot.
This autofocus also integrates other new features, such as an automatic exposure function based on the subject’s face; the camera detects the subject’s face in the image and adjusts the exposure automatically, keeping it in the middle ground at all times.
By the way, the ZV-E10 also has something to say in the audio section; it has an internal 3-capsule directional microphone and a small windshield, as in the case of the ZV1, to reduce wind noise. It has a digital audio interface through the hot shoe with multiple interfaces.
Finally, the ZV-E10 is also sold as a camera for streamers. It can be connected to a PC or smartphone to be used as a camera for online live performances, supporting USB Video Class and USB Audio Class standards.
Because it can be connected to external power sources, we can connect it via USB to a power source. And of course, it allows via Sony software to transfer all content to our smartphone via Bluetooth.
Sony ZV-E10 price and release date
The ZV-E10 will be available for purchase at the end of August this year, for around $800 body only. This camera will be marketed with a kit lens, a 16-50 F3.5 – 5.6 stabilized for around $900.