• Key specifications
• 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor
• Highly reliable AF system with face and eye detection
• 4K/24p video capture with no crop (4K/30p is cropped)
• 1080/120p capture for slow-motion footage (cropped)
• Built-in directional 3-capsule microphone with windscreen
• Fully articulating touch-sensitive display
• 3.5mm headphone and microphone ports
• Livestream-capable via USB-C connection
• 440 shots per charge, 80 mins continuous record per charge
• Capable of shooting vertical video
The Sony ZV-E10 is a 24MP APS-C mirrorless interchangeable lens camera aimed at vloggers. It features an articulating selfie screen with touch capability, 4K video capture, headphone and microphone ports and a variety of add-on accessories to assist in video capture, including the handgrip seen in the photo above (sold separately) and a range of sophisticated microphones. Specification-wise, the ZV-E10 is familiar: everything from its sensor to its AF system to its video capability is the same as Sony's entry-level a6100. But design and feature-wise, some significant differences set them apart. The ZV-E10 essentially the spirit of Sony's ZV-1 vlogging compact scaled up as an entry-level APS-C ILC
Wide and dynamic footage
With a wide-angle lens it's easy to capture dynamic footage, spotlighting both you and your location when you're taking selfies. Capture more of the city or the natural backdrop, and bring your viewers along with you in a shared experience.
A fixed focal length lens makes it easy to shoot a vlog that grabs the viewer's attention. This type of lens creates a smooth, natural background blur that lets the subject stand out. It's also useful when you want a brighter image in a dimly lit setting.
Super close-ups highlight the details
Unlike other types of lenses, a macro lens can get you closer to your subject, allowing you to capture the small details at a bigger size than with normal lenses. Whether it's an accessory you're wearing or a meal you're preparing, a macro lens can pull in very close to your subject and show off every glorious detail.
With a telephoto lens, you can shoot far-off objects, scenery or action with clear detail, whether you're vlogging while travelling or just shooting everyday life. Zooming in and out can also add an extra dynamic element to your story.
Expand your vlogging with over 60 lenses
Sony's lens line-up can add an extra dimension to the vlogs you make with the ZV-E10. Sony offers more than sixty lenses that are ideally designed for Sony cameras, including lenses that are tailored to moviemaking. Select from a unique line-up of lenses, and explore your powers of self-expression.
One-touch control of background blurring
There's no need for complicated manual adjustments - just press a single button to turn background blurring (bokeh) on and off. Select “Defocus” for a professional-looking blurred background to draw attention to the main subject, or “Clear” to show the entire scene in sharp focus.
Add drama with slow and quick motion1
With the ZV-E10's Still/Movie/S&Q button, you can easily access S&Q mode to shoot slow-motion video1 at a speed 4x slower than real time2 3. Or, by changing the setting, you can shoot quick motion1 3 up to 60x faster. These can be shot without post-editing on a PC, with clear Full-HD quality.
Ideal for product-review videos
Eliminate the frustration of recording product review videos. When the Product Showcase Setting is activated, the camera will quickly and automatically shift focus from your face to a product held in front of the camera, without the need to place your hand behind the product to shift the focus to it.
Natural and smooth skin tones
Without any special settings, the ZV-E10 will capture your skin tone with a natural look. There's also a Soft Skin Effect to smooth your skin's appearance, which is adjustable to OFF/ Low/ Mid /High4 depending on your preference.
High-quality video even when you're moving
The ZV-E10's image stabilisation system can shoot smooth, clean video footage even when you're walking5. Another feature, Face Priority Auto Exposure (AE), will automatically brighten the lighting of your face. Even when you're walking, it automatically detects your face and makes adjustments to keep it brightly lit as you move from indoors to outdoors, through light or shadow.
Automatic, precise focus
Without any settings, the ZV-E10 can automatically track your face and eyes to keep a steady focus without wandering off onto other subjects. When you do want to shift focus, just touch the LCD monitor and the camera will track the subject you choose with AI-enabled6 Real-time Tracking7.
Smooth, professional focus transition
With the ZV-E10, focus speed can be customised to fit the mood, for a more impressive look. The camera lets you choose from seven different speeds8, from a quick transition to a more leisurely one. Watch the video below for inspiration on its use.
Shooting grip for smoother vlogging
The optional GP-VPT2BT9 makes it even easier to take selfies and shoot from high or low angles. You can also access controls on the grip without reaching for the camera's buttons while shooting. With these controls you can start and stop recording, handle zoom operations and set the Bokeh Switch to “Defocus” or “Clear”.
The larger sensor makes a difference in quality
The ZV-E10's impressive images are the result of the camera's large APS-C sized image sensor – the same kind found in cameras all the way up to professional cinema models. The sensor is more than ten times larger10 than ones you would find in a typical smartphone, so it collects far more light and more image data, in order to create beautiful images and evocative bokeh effects.
 APS-C  1-inch  1/2.3~1/3.4 inch
Professional-looking bokeh at your command
The ZV-E10 makes it easy to shoot impressive images with a softly blurred background, like the kind you see in movies. The camera's large-size sensor makes this possible, allowing you to take striking shots where the subject really stands out against the background.
Impressive 4K movies11
Making high-resolution 4K movies11 is as easy as pressing the MOVIE button12, and the ZV-E10's large image sensor enables a beautiful range of colours. For maximum detail, the image sensor records 2.4x13 the volume of data needed for 4K11, then condenses the data to produce the final recording.
Clean footage in dim lighting
Even when you're shooting in poorly lit settings, the ZV-E10 delivers beautifully detailed images with minimal noise. Once again, it's all thanks to the large size of the camera's image sensor, which maximises light collection. The result is clear, clean images even when shooting indoors with dim lighting or outdoors at night.
Built for Clear Voice Recording
The ZV-E10 makes it easy to clearly record your voice without any worries. The internal Directional 3-Capsule Mic is optimised to capture sound from in front of the camera, recording your voice clearly even when you're in a crowd.
Clear sound recording even outdoors in the wind
The ZV-E10 comes with a wind screen that reduces wind noise when you're shooting outdoors. Just attach the wind screen for worry-free shooting, and you won't have to adjust noise levels after shooting.
For even higher audio quality
Unlike with conventional analog audio transmission, you'll never need to worry about cable signal interference. Just pair the ZV-E10 with any microphone from Sony that supports a Digital Audio Interface via a Multi Interface (MI) Shoe for clear, low-noise, all-digital audio.
|Lens Mount||Sony E|
|Sensor Type||23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS|
|Sensor Resolution||Actual: 25 Megapixel|
|Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)|
|Aspect Ratio||1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9|
|Image File Format||JPEG, Raw|
|Image Stabilization||Digital (Video Only)|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100 to 32000 (Extended: 50 to 51200)|
|Shutter Speed||Mechanical Shutter|
|1/4000 to 30 Second|
|1/4000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode|
|Metering Method||Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority|
|Exposure Compensation||-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)|
|Metering Range||-2 to 20 EV|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 116 Frames (JPEG) / 46 Frames (Raw)|
|Recording Modes||XAVC S 4:2:0 8-Bit|
|UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s]|
|Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [16 to 100 Mb/s]|
|External Recording Modes||4:2:2 8-Bit|
|UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 29.97p|
|Recording Limit||Unlimited for UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97p|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Microphone (Stereo)|
|External Microphone Input (Stereo)|
|Audio File Format||Linear PCM (Stereo)|
|Focus Type||Auto and Manual Focus|
|Focus Mode||Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 425|
|Contrast Detection: 425|
|Autofocus Sensitivity||-3 to +20 EV|
|Display Type||Articulating Touchscreen LCD|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Fill Flash, Off, Rear Sync, Slow Sync|
|Maximum Sync Speed||1/160 Second|
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)|
|Dedicated Flash System||TTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Media/Memory Card Slot||Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)|
|Connectivity||3.5mm Microphone, 3.5mm Headphone, USB Type-C (USB 3.1), HDMI D (Micro)|