Vloggers will find the Sony ZV-E10, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with 24 megapixels and an APS-C sensor, very useful. It captures 4K video, has ports for headphones and microphones, and comes with a variety of add-on accessories to help with video capture, such as the handgrip seen in the photo above (which is sold separately) and a range of sophisticated microphones. It also has an articulating screen for taking selfies, which is touch-enabled, and can capture 4K video.
Everything about the ZV-E10, including its sensor, AF system, and video capability, is identical to that of Sony’s entry-level a6100 camera. This includes both the sensor and the name of the company. However, in terms of design and features, there are considerable distinctions between the two. The ZV-E10 is simply Sony’s ZV-1 vlogging small camera reimagined as an entry-level APS-C interchangeable lens camera (ILC). At the end of August, consumers will be able to purchase the Sony ZV-E10 in either black or white for a price of $700.00 for the body only. In addition, for an additional $100, you can have one that comes included with the Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Power Zoom lens.
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The ZV-E10 is capable of recording oversampled 4K video at both 24 and 30 frames per second. When filming in 24p mode, there is no crop, however there is a significant crop when shooting in 30p mode (1.23x, the same as the a6100).
The ZV-E10, in contrast to the a6100, is equipped with Sony’s Cinema Picture Profiles, of which there are ten distinct variations to choose from. These profiles make it possible to shoot with a low contrast appearance, which may then be graded in post-production. In addition, the camera is capable of capturing in both S-Log 2 and 3, as well as HLG. Bear in mind, however, that this is an 8-bit camera; hence, S-Log 3 and HLG video will more likely break apart a bit when graded as opposed to footage shot with a 10-bit camera.
Additionally, the ZV-E10 is capable of filming at high speeds of up to 1080/120p, which enables a slow-motion effect equivalent to four times its normal pace (with a 1.14x crop).
Whether you plan to use the camera’s built-in microphone or an additional microphone that you attach to the camera, this camera is well-equipped to record audio that is pleasing to the ear.
Digital audio may be recorded via the multi-interface shoe located on the top left of the camera body. In addition, Sony offers a wide variety of microphones that are compatible with its patented method of connection. These microphones include the recently introduced ECM-W2BT wireless microphones, in addition to various shotgun-style alternatives.
Those who want to avoid buying extra accessories may save money thanks to the camera’s built-in directional 3-capsule microphone. This microphone delivers audio of reasonably acceptable quality (when vlogging in selfie mode), making it ideal for those who want to avoid buying other accessories. In addition to that, the ZV-E10 comes standard with a windshield that has a hot-shoe attachment and is also referred to as a “dead cat.”
The ZV-E10 comes equipped with a 3.5mm microphone connector in addition to a headphone socket for audio monitoring, making it possible for users to connect a microphone that is not unique to the device.
Electronic shake reduction is present in the ZV-E10, and optical image stabilization may be achieved by using lenses that are compatible with Sony’s OSS technology. The ZV-E10 does not include sensor-shift image stabilization. During the process of video capture, customers have the option of selecting between the “Active” or “Standard” mode for the device’s stabilization. The first option, which is the one that is selected by default, makes use of both the digital and optical IS systems to smooth things out, but it comes with a significant crop factor of 1.44x.
The basic IS mode uses just optical stabilization (which is less effective), but it does not have a crop factor, which might be beneficial if you are attempting to keep a broad field of vision when you are vlogging.
When it is linked to a device that supports WiFi through its USB-C port, the ZV-E10 has the ability to broadcast live audio and video. It is compatible with UVC and UAC standards and can provide a stream of up to 720p resolution depending on the device to which it is attached. You may also set up a livestream with Sony’s Imaging Edge software, which is accessible for desktop computers as well as mobile devices; however, the quality of the video will be slightly diminished (576p).
The ‘Background Defocus’ function may be turned on and off by pressing and holding the ‘C1’ button, which is located on the top of the Sony ZV-E10. When used, this function simply pushes the aperture all the way open. It is designed specifically for novice users. Unfortunately, this will frequently cause the camera to utilize a quick shutter speed in order to compensate for the intense light. As a result, the video clip will appear to be rather choppy and jarring. Because there is an exposure “flutter” when the button is hit, you will not want to turn on this feature while the picture is being taken because it would be counterproductive.
The Soft Skin effect has been available from Sony for some time now, and it performs precisely the same function as its name suggests it would. The impact may be adjusted by the user to be low, medium, or high (or off). The two lower levels do a very good job at smoothing one’s face without making it seem artificial, although the high setting is a touch excessive in this regard.
Sony ZV-E10 Specifications
|MSRP||$700 (body only), $800 (w/16-50 lens)|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||25 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-51200)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||10|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Extra fine, fine, standard|
|File format||JPEG (Exif v2.31)Raw (Sony ARW)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||425|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Exposure modes||ProgramAperture priorityShutter priorityManual|
|Scene modes||PortraitSports ActionMacroLandscapeSunsetNight SceneHand-held TwilightNight PortraitAnti Motion Blur|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/160 sec|
|Drive modes||Single shootingContinuousSelf-timerBracketing|
|Continuous drive||11.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|Format||MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264|
|Modes||3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo|
|USB||USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth|
|Battery description||NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||440|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||343 g (0.76 lb / 12.10 oz)|
|Dimensions||115 x 64 x 45 mm (4.53 x 2.52 x 1.77″)|
The ZV-E10 appears to have a lot to offer as a platform for vlogging because it is capable of shooting oversampled 4K/24p video using the full width of its sensor, it has a selfie touchscreen, a good built-in directional microphone, headphone/microphone ports, and is the best in its class when it comes to video autofocus. In addition, the camera’s battery life is the best in its class, and it comes ready to broadcast right out of the box. It is unfortunate that the capturing of 4K video results in a jarring ‘jello effect,’ especially for videos that contain segments with movement and/or quick action. And when compared to the competitors, Full HD video has a poor ability to catch fine details.
- Serves as a webcam via USB.
- Clear microphone built into the camera
- Add-on microphone and headphone monitoring are supported.
- LCD display that is bright and facing front
- Autofocus that is the best in its class
- Excellent 4K video at 24 or 30fps
- There is no recording in 4K60.
- In-camera charging that is inconveniently sluggish for usage on the fly
- Cropping is added to the video thanks to digital stabilization Limited touch controls
- 1080p resolution is the maximum for slow motion.
- Battery drains rapidly