Sony ZV-E10 Overview
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The Sony ZV-E10 is an E-mount mirrorless camera with a 24MP APS-C sensor. The camera is designed for vlogging and features a fully articulating touchscreen, product showcase feature and soft skin features, a three-capsule microphone, and sockets for an external mic and headphones. It also has Sony's top-notch autofocus system, which tracks eyes and faces with ease. While it can capture 4K video, there's a hefty crop at 30p, but not at 24p. The ZV-E10 can live stream video (using UVC/UAC standards) over its USB-C connection.
On the stills side, image quality is very good, bursts can be taken at 11 fps with continuous autofocus and battery life is best-in-class. While it lacks a mode dial, the camera is quite customizable.
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-51200)|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
|Focal length mult.||1.5×|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Format||MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo|
|USB||USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|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″)|
As a vlogging platform, the ZV-E10 seemingly has a lot to offer: it shoots oversampled 4K/24p video using the full width of its sensor, features a selfie touchscreen, a good built-in directional microphone, headphone/microphone ports and class-leading video autofocus. Battery life is also top of its class and the camera is livestream ready, out of the box. Unfortunately, 4K video capture results in a distracting 'jello effect' for clips with movement and/or fast action. And Full HD video shows poor detail capture compared to the competition.
Good for: Vloggers and filmmakers shooting mostly static shots.
Not so good for: Any form of vlogging that involves movement or capturing fast action. Stills shooters who want a viewfinder.
11:35 (27 Jul, 2021)
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