Sony Alpha ZV-E10: Now add your lenses of choice!

August 1, 2021

Sony has quietly been creating a massive presence amongst the vlogging community, with great devices like last year’s ZV-1, a well specced compact camera for both stills and videos which included a flip out screen, background defocusing and support for 4K video.

Compact cameras tend to be associated with a fixed lens, so the Sony’s taken the road less tread with the Alpha ZV-E10 interchangeable lens camera. So a bigger 24 megapixel APS-C sensor aside, you also have support for interchangeable lenses in Sony’s E-Mount.

At its core, the Alpha ZV-E10 features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine to produce high-quality imagery with high-sensitivity, detailed texture depiction and beautiful natural bokeh. Additionally, the Alpha ZV-E10 includes the acclaimed video-specific features favored in the popular digital camera ZV-1 including “Background Defocus”  that can smoothly switch between a blurred and sharp background, as well as the “Product Showcase Setting”  mode that allows the camera to automatically shift focus from the subject’s face to an object being highlighted.

The Alpha ZV-E10 features a video-first design in a lightweight form factor (343g) and includes the popular side-opening Vari-angle LCD Screen that allows creators to connect external mics on top of the camera.

The new camera also includes advanced video features such as 4K video shooting and Slow Motion with high picture quality (FHD 120p). Electronic image stabilisation with Active Mode is also available and delivers stable video recording even while walking and shooting hand-held. Further, the Alpha ZV-E10’s advanced AF (autofocus) technology provides fast, precise AF with excellent tracking performance, as well as high quality audio for clear sound recording.

Sony’s industry-leading AF technology enables the user to leave the focusing duties to the camera so that they can concentrate on composing their shot. The Alpha ZV-E10 includes Fast Hybrid AF and Real-time Eye AF for video, Real-time Tracking  that allows the camera to keep track of the subject’s face and eyes for fast and precise autofocusing even while shooting on-the-go and in challenging environments.

Sony’s leading technology enables the Alpha ZV-E10 to capture crystal clear sound recording that clearly captures the speaker’s voice, thanks to its internal Directional 3-Capsule Mic and the supplied wind screen to greatly reduce wind noise. For expanded audio options, the Alpha ZV-E10 includes a Digital audio interface via Multi Interface (MI) Shoe Cap and a mic jack to connect an external mic.

Video Features:

  • Internal 4K movie recording through full pixel readout without pixel binning
  • High bit rate XAVC S codec at 100Mbps when recording 4K Slow & Quick Motion
  • High-speed full HD recording at 120 fps
  • Interval Shooting for stunning time-lapse videos
  • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HDR) / S-Gamut3.Cine / S-Log3, S-Gamut3 / S-Log3

Users can comfortably operate the new Alpha ZV-E10 thanks to its easy-to-hold body grip and large Movie button that is conveniently located on top of the camera. When paired with the optional Shooting Grip with Wireless Remote Commander (GP-VPT2BT, sold separately), one-handed shooting is simplified with easy to access zoom, record and a customisable button. A recording lamp (tally light) is also provided on the front face of the body for an at-a-glance indication of recording status.

The Alpha ZV-E10 features long battery performance with enough power to capture up to 125 minutes  or 440 images  on a full charge so the user can record for long periods without worry.  When shooting indoors, AC power supplies like the optional AC-PW20AM can supply power, so the user can continue to record without worrying about battery consumption.  Power can also be supplied through a USB Type-C connector, allowing external batteries to power the camera for extended battery life when shooting on the go.

The Alpha ZV-E10 can also be used as a high-quality webcam or live streaming camera by simply connecting it to a PC or smartphone for increased mobility while streaming with no additional software needed. Alpha ZV-E10 supports standards used for USB cameras like UVC (USB Video Class) / UAC (USB Audio Class). The Alpha ZV-E10 also allows users to connect to a power supply via USB cable while livestreaming for longer usage.

The Sony Alpha ZV-E10 will be available in black and white in in the Middle East & Africa from August 2021. A new kit featuring the Alpha ZV-E10 camera and E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS power zoom lens will also be available from August 2021 in the region.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.