We’re yet to deliver our final verdict on Sony’s all-new vlogging camera, but after spending some time getting familiar with the ZV-E10, we’re pretty impressed. It could be Sony’s best APS-C camera yet – as long as you’re not a stills photographer – and could be one of the best vlogging cameras to date.
But what makes the Sony ZV-E10 worth considering is its price. In its press release, Sony listed an MSRP of AU $ 1,249 for the body alone and AU $ 1,449 for the kit with the PZ 16-50mm lens. This makes it one of the cheapest cameras Sony has made.
If that price wasn’t tempting enough, Australian camera retailer CameraPro is offering the little snapper for pre-order at a lower price than Sony. Right now, you can order the ZV-E10 body for just AU $ 1,099 from CameraPro, while the single lens kit costs just AU $ 1,298.
With the ZV-E10, Sony has made vlogging more common. This camera is pocket size, both in terms of size and cost, and it has the capabilities to outperform some of the competition.
Just look at the video specs and you’ll know why – Upsampled 4K / 30p video capture from 6K, Full HD (1080p) at 120 fps, Sony S-Log for wide dynamic range and color for those who do the job of post-production, and a portrait mode for vertical shooting.
Want to get creative behind closed doors? There is a Bokeh switch to blur the background and a product showcase when you want to show an object. Then there’s an active mode for smoother footage as you walk around.
No special software is needed to use the ZV-E10 as a webcam, and you can live stream via a USB cable to a PC.
While it’s clear that this camera was designed for YouTubers and content creators, photographers have not been forgotten. There is a burst rate of 11 frames per second with a JPEG buffer of 116. The autofocus system consists of 425 phase detection points and 425 contrast detection points for a combined coverage of 84 %.
It offers an AF speed of 0.002 seconds (not Sony’s fastest, but pretty fast nonetheless), with both real-time autofocus and real-time tracking. There’s even Touch Tracking if you want to use the rear screen.
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