Sony’s new camera is “designed from the ground up for vlogging and vloggers,” and aims to provide content creators with a blend of beginner-friendliness, top-notch video, and compactness for a uniquely effective shooting experience.
While Sony already offers a vlogging camera, the ZV-1, the ZV-E10 aims to keep the best of the former model while improving upon it in a number of ways. Most notably, the ZV-1 is a fixed-lens camera, while the ZV-E10 is compatible with Sony’s range of E-mount glass. The ZV-E10 also outperforms the ZV-1 in terms of image quality, thanks to its powerful APS-C, 24 MP sensor.
And when it comes to video, the ZV-E10 brings the goods. You get 4K/24p shooting with no crop and no pixel binning (4K/30p with a crop factor), not to mention 1080p up to 120 fps, mic and headphone jacks, an excellent inbuilt mic, S-Log recording, and top-notch autofocus. Plus, the high-resolution LCD swivels to the side, so you can preview your video while vlogging:
Sony has even packed in several video-focused features designed for vloggers and other video beginners, such as a “Background Defocus” option, which instantly widens the lens aperture for a beautiful background blur effect. You also get a “Product Showcase Setting,” which tells the camera to focus on products rather than faces.
In other words, if you’re a beginner vlogger, you can get started with pro-looking videos from the get-go.
The ZV-E10 will also perform well as a beginner stills (or hybrid) camera. The 24 MP sensor comes straight from the highly regarded a6100 and works alongside Sony’s class-leading Real-Time Eye AF and Real-Time Tracking. You can expect an impressive 11 frames-per-second continuous shooting, plus touchscreen autofocusing – making the ZV-E10 an excellent option for action photography, fast-paced walkaround shooting, and more.
The ZV-E10 will begin shipping on August 24th, though it is currently available for preorder. Prices start at $698 USD (body only), though you can also grab the ZV-E10 as part of a camera-lens kit.
If you’re a vlogger or a content-creation beginner and you’re looking for a standout option, the ZV-E10 is not only a powerful camera, but also very reasonably priced. Sony’s first interchangeable-lens vlogging model is bound to be a hit – so grab it next week!
Now over to you:
What do you think of the ZV-E10? Are you impressed? Would you buy it? Or is it missing features you’d like to see in a vlogging camera? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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