Sony’s ZV-E10 is a dedicated vlogging camera, designed to produce professional-level video content that will engage with your audience, be it on Youtube, Twitch or Facebook. The camera is equipped with a powerful 24.2 Megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor that offers 4K (up to 30p) and Full HD slow motion (up to 120P) video capture, and with the option to pair with 60+ compatible premium Sony lenses, you’ll be able to capture some truly stunning content. The camera is equipped with a range of intuitive and useful features that lend themselves to vlogging such as, a vari-angle touch screen, a high-quality integrated directional microphone and the use of Sony’s highly regarded Real-Time Eye AF that will ensure focus is maintained whilst you’re vlogging.
Sony ZV-E10 Digital Camera Body Key Features:
- It’s compact, lightweight and designed for vlogging
- Powerful 24.2 Megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor
- Ideal for streaming to Youtube, Twitch, Facebook & more
- Records 4K (up to 30p) & Full HD slow motion (up to 120P)
- Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF & contrast-detection AF)
- 425 points (phase-detection AF) & 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
- 3” Vari-angle Touch Screen allows touch focus, tracking & shutter
- Real-time Eye Autofocus, perfect for pro-grade vlogging
- Stunning audio from directional microphone & windshield
- The versatile Sony-E mount is compatible with 60+ lenses
- Impressive ISO range from 100-32000 equivalent
Expanded Sony ZV-E10 Digital Camera Body Key Features:
This camera has been designed with vloggers in mind with every aspect of the camera lending itself to those who want to produce professional content for their followers online, be it Youtube, Facebook or Twitch. The camera itself is compact and lightweight which is ideal for handheld on-the-fly shooting, as well as being small enough that you can easily mount it on a gimbal or tripod/stand. It is equipped with useful and intuitive vlogging functions that will make any stream or record easier such as the 3” Vari-angle touch screen, tally light, face auto-exposure function and a bokeh switch that will blur the background around your face.
The ZC-E10 is fitted with a powerful 24.2 Megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor that packs a visual punch with extremely high-quality 4K (up to 30p) and Full HD slow motion (up to 120P) video footage. The camera has impressive low-light performance, offering a wide ISO range from 100-32000 equivalent that when combined with the face auto-exposure function, will keep you and/or your subjects face lit up even when the light begins to dim. Adding to this is its Sony-E lens mount and with 60+ premium sony lenses, you can explore a wide range of video and photographic shooting techniques to elevate your content.
With a camera that is designed as a vlogging camera, it is imperative that the unit has an enhanced autofocus system so that you can have confidence that your footage is as high-quality as possible while you’re filming. For this, the ZV-E10 offers an impressive Fast Hybrid AF with 425 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection AF points. This wide AF field results in fast and accurate focusing, and this is enhanced with the addition of Sony’s world-renowned Real-time Eye AF that can be configured to individual eyes and will maintain constant focus for the entirety of your recording. In addition, you can utilise the vari-angle touch monitor for on-the-fly touch focus, touch tracking and touch shutter.
What Our Experts Say:
Why we love the Sony ZV-E10:
Sleek and compact, high quality build. Keeping a small form factor for discreet video shooting, as well as being lightweight enough to behave as your everyday camera.
1080p HD and UHD 4K video recording formats. Up to 120fps in S&Q mode.
Serves as an E-Mount variant of the Sony ZV-1 vlogging camera. This adds more creativity when pairing with the vast range of E-Mount compatible lenses out there!
The real-time AF system in this camera is brilliant for everyday vlogging and focus tracking. It even has Human Face Tracking as well as Animal Face Tracking making it super versatile.
Bokeh Switch Mode enables users to access a shallow depth of field at the touch of a button, making it super easy for users to gain a more cinematic look.
Product Showcase Mode has the real-time AF system shift priority from a vlogger/presenter’s face to an item/product that is raised up into the frame. Perfect for those sponsored product segments!
Unlimited compatibility with microphones: The onboard microphone is a 3-capsule mic that prioritises the vlogger as they speak. Not only that, but there is also a 3.5mm input for alternative microphones as well as the hot shoe mount on top of the camera being fully compatible with the Sony XLR adapter!
This means you can rig up this camera to utilise up to two XLR-based microphones.
Professional Picture Profiles: The ZV-E10 contains the usual range of picture profiles for its users, such as S-Log2 and S-Gamut.
Use this camera for:
Vlogging with the Sony ZV-E10 is a dream. The real-time AF combined with the various sound recording options makes this a pick-up and go, any day of the week, powerhouse.
Live Streaming! Simply by going into the menu settings and activating the USB Live Streaming mode, you can connect this camera via USB-C to your computer and run the ZV-E10 as your webcam.
Content Creation. The E-Mount sensor allows you to use any E or FE mount lenses to capture cinematic shots with a shallow depth of field. Combine that with the XLR adapter and you have a mighty looking camera build that can be broken down to fit in a backpack.
Photography for anyone who is starting out in photography and would like an extremely versatile camera with a bunch of other features. Then this is the camera to be looking into.
Look and feel:
Small and compact as per its purpose. It can fit in your pocket and keep a low profile when in public.
Just the right number of buttons and dials to keep things simple yet accessible.
Lightweight and sturdy to help those wanting to minimalise the bulkiness of their equipment without sacrificing durability.
Is it better:
If referring to whether the ZV-E10 is better than the ZV-1, it is very apparent that the ZV-E10 does offer a huge amount more potential.
The interchangeable lens and sound recording options offer a much higher level of control to vloggers and live streamers.
We can’t wait to test:
Webcamming with a more cinematic picture quality! Grab your favourite E or FE lens and “wow” your clients and work colleagues during your online meetings.
Vlogging on our travels! With such a small form factor with a huge amount of potential, we can’t wait to see the globe trotters of the world getting creative during their adventures!
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Sony ZV-E10 Digital Camera Body
- 1 x Rechargeable Battery NP-FW50
- 1 x AC Adaptor
- 1 x Shoulder strap
- 1 x USB-A to USB-C cable (USB 2.0)
- 1 x Wind Screen
- 1 x Wind Screen Adaptor
- 1 x Body Cap
- 1 x Power Cord
Sony ZV-E10 Digital Camera Body Product Video:
Sony ZV-E10 | Vlogging around London! | Camera review
Introducing the Sony ZV-E10 Interchangeable-lens Vlog Camera
Can I charge the battery in-camera?
The ZV-E10 offers both internal battery charging and a USB power supply.
Do I need an external microphone?
Whilst you can attach an external audio device via the microphone jack and take advantage of the ZV-E10’s digital interface, you can also use the high-quality integrated directional microphone that comes with an included windshield. For this, you can make use of the jack phone jack so you can monitor the audio you record.
Can I use the Animal autofocus in video recording?
The Animal autofocus is limited to stills. However, you can still make use of the Human left/right eye select AF.
Are there any in-camera effects?
You can make use of all 13 camera effects to which include, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Pop Colour, Posterization (Colour, B/W), Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-tone Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Miniature, Watercolor and Illustration.
Can I use this camera to Livestream my content?
You can use the ZV-E10 to stream to almost all platforms e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and Youtube. It’s easy to set up but simply connecting your camera to your computer's USB port - You don’t even need a capture card (UVC/UAC standard).
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