Sony presents the new ZV-E10 system camera today, which is supposed to be tailored to the needs of vloggers, just like the ZV-1. It can also be used as a webcam or livestreaming camera, for example. It has a larger sensor, because an Exmor CMOS sensor in APS-C size with effectively 24.2 megapixels is installed, as for example in the Alpha 6600. Filming can be done like there in 4K/UHD with max 30fps, whereby a higher sensor resolution is used (up to 2.4 times the resolution). How high the oversampling turns out depends on the frame rate and whether the electronic image stabilization is active. In FullHD, the slow motion reaches up to 120p.
The recordings are compressed with the XAVC S codec at a data rate of up to 100 Mbit/s, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HDR) as well as image profiles such as S-Gamut3.Cine / S-Log3, S-Gamut3 / S-Log3 are also available. Image stabilization is electronic (incl. Active Mode), but lenses with an optical stabilizer can of course also be connected via the E-bayonet.
Focusing is via Hybrid AF, optionally with real-time eye detection for still images and with real-time tracking for video recordings. Also a Touch Focus function is also included for fast focus shifting. As with the ZV-1, a product presentation mode can also be set, which then automatically refocuses on objects held up to the camera. An artificial background blur can be switched on at the touch of a button, or the camera can quickly switch to slow motion/time lapse mode.
Sony ZV-E10, top side
A small zoom switch is integrated into the top of the housing, which can be used to operate the optical zoom for power zoom lenses and even an (electronic) clear image zoom for fixed focal lengths. There are eight settings to choose from for zoom speed.
Audio is recorded with an integrated directional 3-capsule microphone, for which a windscreen is included to reduce wind noise. For advanced audio options, the ZV-E10 offers a digital audio interface via the Multi Interface (MI) accessory shoe cap and a microphone jack for connecting an external microphone. A headphone jack is also provided. The timing of the audio output can be set for live or lip sync.
For image preview, there is a 7.5cm touch display that can be opened (about 176 degrees) and rotated about 270 degrees. During shooting, a red frame appears on the LCD (a shooting light on the front of the camera then lights up as well). The ZV-E10 weighs 343 grams.
One battery charge is said to be enough to record up to 125 minutes of video; alternatively, the camera can be powered by an optional AC adapter or an external battery can be connected via USB Type-C cable. Sony's Imaging Edge Mobile app can be used to send selected images and video files to a mobile device via Wi-Fi.
Sony's ZV-E10 costs €749 (body only) or €849 in a kit with the E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS power zoom lens (SELP1650).