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A dream camera for Self-Filming Vloggers: Sony’s ZV-E10

The market demands influence new products. Is there anything more trendy today than the fabulous content presented by the fascinating vloggers? They are many and their world is really competitive.  While they mainly focus on bringing quality content, it is becoming evident that audio-visual perfection is indeed a bonus for more viewing. Here is a dream for the vloggers. A year after introducing its first camera for vloggers (the fixed-lens ZV-1), Sony has announced the ZV-E10, an interchangeable lens APS-C camera. With a larger sensor and the ability to swap lenses, Sony believes this camera steps up what the ZV-1 started. The Sony ZV-E10 will be available in either black or white and be priced at around Rs. 52000/- for the body only. There is a kit option available that comes with the Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens that will cost app. Rs. 59000/-. However, vloggers in India have to wait, for there is still no news about the International availability of this new camera.

It primarily supports video creation, with a swing-out screen to self-monitor from in front of the lens.  Sony has removed the electronic viewfinder which has made the camera even more lightweight and compact. It has a directional three-capsule microphone for good audio pickup without adding an external microphone, and a one-touch mode button that replaces the dial to switch from stills for video. Inside, it uses a 24.2-megapixel sensor. The camera does not have sensor-shift image stabilization, but it does have digital stabilization for video by way of a small crop. The lens mount accepts any of Sony’s 50-plus E-mount lenses, not to mention countless third-party offerings.

The ZV-E10 can record video up to 4K 30p and also do slow motion in camera in 1080p up to 120 frames per second. Both of these do a maximum bitrate of 100 Mbps. There’s also Real-time Eye AF, face detection, and touch tracking while recording video. On the stills side, there’s subject recognition for humans and animals. Some of the new tools for vlogging include a variable soft skin effect, background defocus button for one-touch change of aperture, and a product showcase setting where the object closest to the camera will pick up focus with a smooth transition.

Also, what would a YouTuber be without livestreaming? The ZV-E10 can simply plug into a computer or compatible smartphone to work as a webcam. It uses USB Video Class (UVC) and USB Audio Class (UAC) standards for quick plug-and-play compatibility. The new mirrorless camera uses the Sony NP-FW50 battery and takes a single UHS-I SD memory card through the battery door. Connectivity options include a microphone jack, headphone jack, USB-C port for file transfer and charging, and a micro HDMI port out.

By Tulsi Swarna Lakshmi | Published on July 31, 2021


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