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Sony ZV-E10L with 16-50mm Lens camera kit

(25 customer reviews)
Sony
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video
  • 3.0″ Side Flip-Out Touchscreen LCD
  • 425-Point Fast Hybrid AF
  • Up to 11-fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000
  • Real-Time Eye AF and Tracking
  • Background Defocus & Face Priority AE
  • Directional 3-Capsule Mic and Windscreen
  • Headphone and Microphone Ports
  • E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
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Perfect for vloggers, the Sony ZV-E10 pairs a large APS-C sensor and mirrorless versatility with a specialized feature-set built just for content creators. Improving upon the ubiquitous smartphone, the ZV-E10 is an Alpha camera that brings improved image quality, greater choice of lenses, and increased control to up your creativity when shooting.

Taking a concept that originated with the ZV-1, the ZV-E10 is the mirrorless continuation of this idea of a camera built around the concept of vlogging. It’s a highly capable and portable camera but incorporates a series of design choices and shooting modes that are ideal for single-person productions. A vari-angle screen lets you accurately frame up shots, the integrated directional mic is purpose-built for recording more accurate sound from front-facing subjects, and shooting modes like Background Defocus and Product Showcase help you highlight specific subjects with ease.

In terms of specs, the ZV-E10 revolves around a 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor, which enables UHD 4K video recording up to 30p, Full HD recording at 120p, and stills shooting up to 11 fps. Sensitivity ranges from 100-32000 for working in a variety of lighting conditions and the sensor’s design also integrates a 425-point Fast Hybrid AF system for accurate tracking and detection of subjects.

The body design is reminiscent of Sony’s other Alpha E-mount cameras and features an intuitive control layout along with the functional 3.0″ vari-angle touchscreen LCD for intuitive settings control and framing. With audio being a main concern of vlogging and creative content, the ZV-E10 focuses on this aspect of recording by including a 3-capsule directional mic into the camera design as well as incorporating both 3.5mm mic and headphone ports and having the top Multi Interface shoe support a digital audio interface for improved audio quality.

Vlogging Features

Optimized Camera Design

  • Rear 3.0″ 921.6k-dot touchscreen LCD features a side flip-out design that is ideal for filming yourself or taking selfies in a natural and intuitive manner.
  • Side-opening screen allows for a redesigned top plate, which incorporates a directional 3-capsule microphone that is specifically designed for forward-directional audio recording. Also, a dedicated wind screen for the built-in mic is included to help achieve cleaner audio when working outdoors.
  • Both 3.5mm microphone and headphone ports are also featured for more advanced audio recording, and the Multi Interface Shoe also benefits audio recording capabilities. This accessory shoe supports a digital audio interface that helps to achieve lower noise during recording and also eliminates cable clutter and the need for external power when working with compatible shoe-mounted mics.
  • Front tally lamp serves as a visual indicator for when recording is occurring. Also, the LCD can display a red border frame to further serve as an additional recording indicator.
  • Live streaming is possible directly from the camera simply by connecting the camera to a computer or compatible mobile device via USB, allowing the camera’s video and audio capabilities to be used for live social media and video conferencing. UVC and UAC standards are supported for improved picture and sound quality during streaming.

Specialized Shooting Modes

  • Product Showcase setting is ideal for vlogging and product review or demonstration videos and allows for quick and smooth focus transitions between a subject’s face and an object placed in front of the lens.
  • Background Defocus lets you immediately switch to the maximum aperture setting of the attached lens, using a custom button function, for isolating your subject using shallow depth of field and bokeh.
  • Face-Priority AE detects the subject’s face and adjusts the exposure to ensure the face is depicted in an ideal brightness, even if walking from a bright place into shade. The AE technology also suppresses abrupt changes in exposure if the subject quickly turns away from the frame to eliminate unexpected blown-out or extremely dark shots.
  • Refined color science helps to optimize skin tones for any subject, in both still and video modes, in order to achieve a healthy and natural look that is inclusive of different ages, genders, and ethnicity.
  • Soft Skin Effect can be used to soften and smooth wrinkles or blemishes on a subject’s face to create a natural, smooth complexion. The default setting is Mid and can be adjusted to Off, Low, or Hi. For longer takes, extended continuous video recording is available when setting the Auto Power OFF Temp. function to High.
  • Movie footage can be tagged with specific metadata to indicate vertical recording orientation for direct playback in smartphone apps or for other instances when vertical video playback is needed.
  • Active SteadyShot is an advanced image stabilization mode that ensures steady video while moving, even when handheld shooting while walking.

Image Quality, Autofocus, and 4K Video

24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Processor

  • A revised APS-C-format 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor realizes smooth, nuanced image quality with minimal noise and high sensitivity from ISO 100-32000, which can further be expanded to ISO 51200 for working in low-light conditions.
  • The sensor dimensions are approximately 3x larger than a 1″ sensor, and up to 10x larger than some smartphone sensors, enabling greater sensitivity, reduced noise, and improved control over depth of field.
  • The sensor and BIONZ X processor combination also avails a top continuous-shooting rate of 11 fps with AF and AE and permits 14-bit raw file output for a wide tonal and color scale.

425-Point Fast Hybrid AF

  • The sensor’s design incorporates a 425-point Fast Hybrid AF system, which blends both phase-detection and contrast-detection methods to achieve focusing performance that is fast, natural, and accurate.
  • The on-chip focusing system covers 84% of the sensor field and is capable of achieving focus in as little as 0.02 sec.
  • Real-time Eye AF can prioritize focusing on human or animal eyes for ensured sharpness when making portraits. When selected, this function is activated by half-pressing the shutter button and you can further choose to prioritize either the right or left eye.
  • Real-time tracking utilizes AI-based algorithms to automatically recognize and track moving subjects. If Face/Eye Priority AF is on, this tracking method will further track a subject’s eye or face in real time with seamless changing depending on the status of the moving subject.

4K Video Recording

  • UHD 4K video recording is possible up to 30p and uses full pixel readout with 6K oversampling to yield greater detail with reduced moiré and aliasing. Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps, and both resolutions utilize the 100 Mb/s XAVC S format contained within an MP4 wrapper with 4:2:0 sampling. In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling.
  • Slow & Quick (S&Q) mode allows shooters to capture Full HD video at specified steps between 1-120 fps. These settings will allow you to slow down action as well as speed up a slow-moving scene.
  • No recording limit for movie recording, allowing for longer takes and uninterrupted shooting of live events.
  • Affording extensive customizable color and gamma controls, the ZV-E10 allows users to adjust the gamma, black level, knee, color level, and more. Use the same S-Log2 Gamma Curve that is found on high-end Sony Cinema cameras, which squeezes up to 1300% more dynamic range into the video signal then traditional Rec. 709, for increased post-production flexibility. HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support is also available, along with the BT.2020 color space, for recording within a wide color gamut and, in addition to S-Log2, S-Log3 is also available for producing an effective 14-stop dynamic range with increased grading control in the shadow to mid-tone regions of the image.
  • Interval shooting mode is ideal for creating time-lapse movies with the aid of Imaging Edge software. Intervals can be selected between 1-60 seconds for recording up to 9999 sequential free. Also, in-camera battery charging is possible via the USB port using a portable battery to benefit long interval shooting sessions.

Physical Design and Wireless Connectivity

Camera Body Design

  • Built for portable applications and one-handed use, the camera incorporates a large right-hand grip and intuitive physical control layout.
  • Grip design, along with the vari-angle LCD, also suits working from front-facing angles, such as when vlogging or taking selfies.
  • Integrated zoom lever surrounds the shutter button and works in conjunction with select Power Zoom lenses.
  • Vari-angle screen can be closed against the body, with the screen facing inward, to automatically power off the camera even when the power switch is set to ‘On’.
  • Dedicated Movie Record, Background Defocus, Product Showcase, and S&Q buttons provide direct access to common features used by vloggers.
  • Included NP-FW50 battery is rated for up to 440 shots or approximately 125 minutes of recording per charge. Power can also be supplied to the camera through the USB Type-C port or by using the optional AC-PW20AM AC adapter.

Wireless and Sharing

  • Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity enables instant transferring of imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and, using Smart Remote Control, remotely control the camera’s shutter release.
  • The ZV-E10 is also compatible with the Movie Edit add-on from the Imaging Edge mobile app.
  • Bluetooth connectivity enables connecting to the optional GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip for efficient camera control.

E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

  • The included E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens is a 24-75mm-equivalent zoom characterized by its versatile range and sleek, retractable design. Helping to deliver excellent optical quality throughout the range are an extra-low dispersion element and four aspherical elements to combat various aberrations and improve contrast. The lens also incorporates Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and a power zoom mechanism, both of which will help you capture smooth and steady stills and video. Additionally, it has an internal focus design, a minimum focus distance of 9.8″, and uses a seven-blade circular aperture for smooth bokeh.
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Imaging
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)
Crop Factor 1.5x
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Image Stabilization Digital (Video Only)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 32000 (Extended: 50 to 51200)
Shutter Speed Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Second
Bulb Mode
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)
Interval Recording Yes
Self-Timer 2/5/10-Second Delay
Video
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
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)
Audio File Format Linear PCM (Stereo)
Live Streaming Yes
Webcam Functionality Yes
Focus
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
Monitor
Size 3.0″
Resolution 921,600 Dot
Display Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In Flash No
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
Interface
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)
Wireless Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPS No
Environmental
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Physical
Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh (Approx. 440 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.8″ / 115.2 x 64.2 x 44.8 mm
Weight 12.1 oz / 343 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
Kit Lens
Focal Length 16 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture f/22 to 36
Angle of View 83° to 32°
Close-Up Magnification 0.21x
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84″ / 25 cm
Optical Design 9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Size 40.5 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 2.55 x 1.18″ / 64.7 x 29.9 mm
Weight 4.09 oz / 116 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.585 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 5.6 x 4.6″

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  1. Siltone

    Another superb camera from SONY! 📷

    In my opinion, you can’t go far wrong with a Sony camera, their reputation for building serious, top-notch camera’s is beyond dispute. Over a period of many years, my photography buddies and I have bought many Sony cameras, as well as their lens’s and accessories, and have always been impressed with the quality and durability of their products. This new addition to their range, the Alpha ZV-E10L, continues to reinforce my belief in Sony because it’s a cracking camera to use. It looks good, has a lovely balance and feel to it, and generally performs very well indeed. In the box you get everything you would expect to receive in order to get this baby up and running fairly soon after unboxing. As per usual, you’ll have to slip in the supplied battery, and use the included USB lead to fully charge it up, this initially took me just over an hour. There is an instruction booklet, which illustrates the parts of the camera, and explains the basic functions. For a more in-depth understanding, you can view the full manual online.In operation, this was a joy to use. There was smooth focus between vlog and props. The quality of the video was generally excellent, with natural skin tones, and realistic colours. The sound quality was up there with the best. If I was being picky (and I usually am) I would add that I did get some slight blurring when the camera was subjected to excessive movement. As regards transitioning from movie to stills mode, it’s just a matter of simply operating a switch on top of the camera. Close up shots focus really well, and produce super quality images. Telephoto is sharp, although there is a small amount of colour bleed. Also, there is very little adjustment you can do without having to go through various menu’s. So, I would say this is a very good point and shoot camera, but has limited functionality for the serious stills photographer.To sum up in a few words, I would say that this is an excellent quality vlogging camera (especially for beginners) but it’s more than adequate as a stills camera too! It’s also worth mentioning that like any other camera, it pays to do some experimenting, and take on board some professional guidance in order to make the most of your camera’s capabilities. So often we can find ourselves disappointed with a technical piece of kit, only to find out that by taking simple measures, we can eradicate what we considered was a problem. With those thoughts in mind, I would point potential buyers in the direction of YouTube. Invest just a few minutes on that channel checking out various hands-on reviews, where you’ll actually view video’s produced by people using this camera – you’ll then see how good it actually is, and learn a few useful tips and tricks along the way. I’ll sign off now by thanking you for checking out my review, I do hope you found it of use. 

    Siltone

  2. amcl94

    A fantastic camera for both beginners and pros

    Unboxing the Sony Alpha ZVE10L is a straightforward experience. It comes in a small cardboard box with all of the manuals and attachments inside.Inside the box : – Sony Alpha ZV-E10L + Lens- UK and EU power lead and USB C charging cable.- Sony neck strap.- Camera battery.- Manuals and extended warranty card.The camera is a beautifully crafted piece of tech, it feels completely solid in hand with its rugged metal and rubber build and it has a really nice weight to it. It also has a lot of upgrade options down the line, you can add your own mic and all most of Sony’s lenses will universally work with this. You can also buy a tripod to attach to the base of it.Setting it up was simple. You insert the battery, turn it on and go through the date & time settings and you are pretty much good to go, just insert your own SD Card and your good to start taking shots.The camera performs really highly in my testing both on static shots and video, even slow motion looks crisp and great. The zoom that the lens lets you do is pretty great also. I especially love the product showcase mode for taking pictures of objects and blurring out the background all through the camera software.The built on screen is able to fold outward and face the front of the camera if you want to see what your selfie will look like and the screen is bright and easy to see indoor and outdoor.2 things that I dislike are the lack of stabilisation when shooting video and that the SD Card slot is alongside the battery making switching SD’s on the go a bit more awkward.Overall a fantastic camera for beginners and pros. It is perfect for streamers, beginner photographers and even pros. A brilliant camera. 

    amcl94

  3. JK.Chan

    Probably the best budget camera

    The lack of an evf is quite annoying (though the flip out screen is great and it’s mostly visible in direct sunlight). I am unable to use the camera to upgrade my lens’ firmware, which is kinda annoying since the lens I have really needs the new firmware for it’s improved AF. As a vlog camera, it’s amazing. Light and easy to use. Plug and play for use as a webcam is a great feature too. For the price I think it’s the best camera you can get. 

    JK.Chan

  4. Jan Jebsen

    Value for money

    Cheapest and newest apsc sensor of sony. With the right lens you’re in for a treat. 

    Jan Jebsen

  5. Anastasiia ratledzh

    Best streaming camera

    After Sony alpha 5100 to jump to this one ! I am using same lenses so I am happy but !!! That video :). I am told every day that I have best streaming view on the site and we do have over 100 000streamers online daily I am buying now lots of tools for my new Sony and I am getting to addicted now 😁:)) 

    Anastasiia ratledzh

  6. Mevi

    Rolling shutter

    If you are buying this to “vlog” handheld, and want to avoid collecting lenses like a camera nerd, consider the ZV1 instead. The rolling shutter on the ZV-E10 is very wobbly.Hands on and comparing footage from both the image is pretty similar from both. You’ll need to shop for a fast lens to beat it in low light too.

    Mevi

  7. Mohamed

    Amazing value for Money Camera for all purpose

    Youtube, Vlogging, picture, videos,….. anything this camera can simply do easly with it’s HUGE advantage of exchangeable lenses

    Mohamed

  8. J&Co

    An excellent camera

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     I have not yet had a chance to test this camera to the fullest, but being a total newby in this, I still managed to get the camera working and the instructions are so easy to read and follow, you cannot go wrong. There are basic buttons that won’t overwhelm even the most excitable of people and it has an excellent recording performance. It is quite lightweight and refocuses easily. I will try and make several videos to demonstrate what this camera can do since I am not particularly digitally savvy. But the functions are all there, all easy to find so you don’t have to change settings, etc. The super easy basic instructions take up 1 and a half page in the booklet to get you shooting. Stress-free and it makes perfect, professional-looking videos. Mine arrived with the lens on already, so I was not worried I might break something while assembling it. For a vlog, this is a perfect thing to have. UPDATE: see the video and the last 2 photos for refocusing function.

    J&Co

  9. PashTech

    great for content creators that are new to dlsr cameras!

    I’m a youtube newbie and this is a great camera to get started with and has great upgrade paths! 

    PashTech

  10. Ludo

    Bundle not necessary

    Hey, you! Wanting to bundle up your camera with to the mic and the tripod?Don’t! Not so worth it. Save up for better lens to mount on the machine. The stock one is not so great.Loved the purchase until now btw. Highly recommended if you plan to use lens, otherwise PLEASE just take the ZV-1 which you can easily put in your pocket – can’t say the same for the ZVE10 

    Ludo

  11. James Westlake

    Amazing budget camera for vlogging and self tapes

    I got send this camera to review recently, and have been using it for a little while now. I work as a cinematographer, so I’m used to working with much more expensive cameras, however I’m not going to be trying to compare it with them as it’s a very different thing!This camera is very much aimed at vloggers, I got mine with the kit lens (16-50mm) which is about right for filming yourself when it’s set to its widest, but also allows for more flattering portraits set to 50mm. However, it’s an interchangable lens camera, so I also tried it using an adapter to use my set of vintage Canon FD lenses, photos attached. One thing I’d advise if you’re vlogging is going for a more expensive lens with built in stabilisation, as that will get you a much steadier imageAutofocus is fantastic, this has always been something Sony has absolutely nailed! It’s able to detect eyes with insane accuracy, and will perfectly track you without the hunting for focus some other cameras have. This is especially useful for vloggers, as you’ll be able to trust that the camera will always keep you sharp even if you use lenses with wider apertures. This even seems to work pretty well in relatively low light, which I was surprised about!Audio is another area where this camera surprisingly really shines. The inbuilt mic works really well and the included furry windshield is also brilliant if you’re filming outdoors. For vloggers or for actors doing self tapes, you probably won’t feel the need to use an external microphone, as you’ll get very similar quality from the built in one!The screen is pretty sharp and easy to see focus on, and the included focus peaking feature is good if you do intend to use vintage lenses without autofocus. There’s a very obvious red outline to indicate it’s recording, which gives you peace of mind when you are vlogging that you’re not going to think it’s recording when it isn’t. The screen also flips out so you can film yourself more easily. I’d highly recommend getting the optional Sony bluetooth hand grip if you do want to vlog though, it’s much easier to hold with that!The camera also works as a webcam, so you can plug it directly into your comnputer/laptop and use it for a really high quality image on video calls, which is also useful for actors doing auditions over zoom for example! However, the battery does slwoly drain even while it’s plugged in, so that’s something to be aware of if you expect it to be a long call!Now, the downsides! There is a half hour record limit, which is common for mirrorless cameras, but can be frustrating if you want to film a longer event. The other big downside is the camera overheats after an hour or so of recording, needing to be turned off for a while to cool down before it’ll record again. So while it would be an obvious choice for filming gigs, that sadly makes it not ideal.So in conclusion, it is ideal for certain people, and the incredibly small size means you’ll never be without it! But it does have limitations compared with Sony’s more expensive offerings. 

    James Westlake

  12. pai__ya

    Impressive

    Good quality

    pai__ya

  13. Misha the Penguin

    A very versatile and easy to use camera

    On opening the box my heart sank initially as we got to the quick start guide straight away and the realisation that the manual was online. In my experience this makes them hard to access and get what you want and this was no exception. Once I had completed a quick trawl through the on line manual I felt I was well enough informed to start using the camera. That’s not to say the quick start guide won’t get you going – it will in automatic mode but I wanted to test the camera using more of the priority modes. More of which later.The one thing missing from the box is an SD card so remember to order one of those if you don’t have one. Whilst checking out the online manual I put the camera on charge – I like the way this is arranged. No removing the battery and using a separate charger, the cable plugs straight into the camera reducing the items you need to carry whilst out and about.All of the controls are clearly marked and it was quite straight forward to getting into videos using automatic mode as well as still images. The images are very crisp and are a credit to the sensor and camera software. One thing though was it tool some wading through the manual to find how to set the manual mode on the camera. I prefer to take still photos using aperture priority and it took a while to get to the controls that enabled me to do this.Once this had been sorted I tried a number of shots using this mode. I was a little disappointed by the results – particularly when trying to blur the background of shots manually. I suspect this may have something to do with the automation and the software used in the camera for the bokeh effect and so a little more digging around the settings is probably in order. I was impressed however by the range of manual functions available.Video is a doddle – simply press the record button and away you go. The camera screen helpfully flips around and allows you to see yourself for selfie filming which is useful. The video function is practical and is clearly geared to the content producer as it does have some limitations in terms of output quality. Overall though for the content producer or the enthusiastic amateur it does work well when filming. A nice touch is the effective microphone wind protector which does have a noticeable effect on sound.The accessories are limited – a functional screen cap and strap along with the aforementioned microphone protector. The great thing is that you can change the lens – though given the Sony range has around 60 lenses I’m not sure how many would be useful for the vlogger market. That said, this is providing me with a very useful video camera I can use alongside my SLR and 360 camera without having to change their functions – very useful when on the go!The unit is very easy to use having a number of controls that are to hand very easily and that are accessible however you use the camera. I like that some of these are very simple allowing quick and easy transformation between modes.The obligatory smartphone app helps you to use the camera remotely and also add items such as geolocation tags to videos and photos. There are editing features within the camera which are helpful but which I think generally lead to some samey images / videos being produced. Not a problem associated with this camera but with camera equipment in general!So- did I like this camera? I did – it is a reasonably priced camera with a great sensor, easy to use and the selection of lenses available means that it is incredibly versatile. I intend to continue to use it for dedicated video alongside my SLR when out and about as it is ideal, not just for vlogging, but for capturing spontaneous video when out and about. Overall a great camera!

    Misha the Penguin

  14. Meg

    Decent camera

    I used to create YouTube videos a few years ago, with an inexpensive camera, but recently have been wanting to get back into it. This camera is definitely much better than me attempting to film with my iPhone!It’s not a large bulky camera, which is great as I’m filiming whilst out and about on travels. The video quality is great, again much better than me using my phone.Not too difficult to use, I’m not an expert on cameras like these but I managed to grasp the basics quite easily, so definitely a good option for beginners like me.Overall I’m quite impressed, and really enjoying making videos using this.

    Meg

  15. Pah

    Brilliant little YouTube friendly camera for talking head videos

    I was recommended this by many on YouTube and with sigma 1.4 lens it does not disappoint 

    Pah

  16. Ash

    Somewhere in middle …

    I decided to go for a compact full frame camera (A7C) instead of this model.

    Ash

  17. Aleksandrs Lubinskis

    Very good camera for stream.

    Aleksandrs Lubinskis

  18. Imad Mounir

    Good camera with good quality

    Works Fine with good quality thank you Sony

    Imad Mounir

  19. Noah

    An outstanding camera, ideal for its target audience!!!

    I already have a few Sony video cameras, which I use regularly for creating YouTube material, but this is my first DSLR. The first thing I notice was how good this feel in my hand – I love the balance and the sense that it is exactly where I need it to be; this is of course with the supplied lens, and things might be different with a heavier, larger one.In the box was a rechargeable battery, a charger and two mains leads to plug into it – a British one and a European one. Then there is a USB cable – USB-A to USB-C which connects the charger to the camera. The first job I had was to insert the battery into the camera and I was slightly surprised to find that it had been shipped flat, as most batteries arrive partly charged these days. Plugging in using USB-C to the socket under the side flap, quickly allowed the camera to be used whilst being charged, but I chose to leave it alone. In about 90 minutes the battery seemed to show full charge, and I began to put it through its paces.There was a Sony carry strap supplied which took just over a minute to fit and gives a sense of security to the wearer. A multilingual instruction book is supplied but this is marked with a QR code which takes you immediately to an on-line version, which to be fair is easier to use. An essential lens cap is supplied although much to my surprise there was no security cord with it.The back of the camera is based around a large and clear colour video display, which can be folded out to the left of the camera (looking from the back), and can be angled up. The menu button opens up a range of sub menus and frankly every feature that I could anticipate was there. On first use it prompted me to choose English as language and to set the date and time – the earliest year offered on the menu was 2021 which encouraged me that this wasn’t old stock.There is a hot shoe on top which comes supplied with an external mike with built in wind protection, and s quite effective. There is a powered zoom in and zoom out control and a rapid change from still to video to timelapse/slow motion.Overall, in terms of the performance of this camera, I have to say that I am impressed – it handles well, it does all that I would have expected but it does all these things really well. Zoom is smooth, controlling the camera from in front of it is straight forward and the amount of processing that the camera can do “Up-front” is quite impressive.This feels like an expensive camera in the hand and its output is in keeping with its price, yet it isn’t huge, doesn’t weigh me down round my neck and is great to use on a tripod for video work. I am quite overwhelmed with the quality and once again it makes me remember that Sony are masters of this art.A brilliant product that I am thrilled to use everyday! 

    Noah

  20. Mr S.

    Ya know what? Not bad!

    I’m a YouTuber. I “retired” 2 years ago in order to have a family and I sold all my filmmaking gear. Since then, I’ve had an urge to make stuff again and so I tried using my phone to do so and it was RUBBISH. It took way too long and the image quality was pretty naff.I did not want to fork out thousands replacing my old gear because it’s just for fun… So I went for this and it was a remarkable upgrade from my phone and although the image quality isn’t quite what it used to be on my channel, I’m plenty happy with the image I get from this.I will say though that I shoot on a tripod… Using this for moving around? Not so great. 

    Mr S.

  21. Sky

    Possibly the best value I’ve ever seen in a camera!

    I’m already past the amount of time I have to write this review and really feel like I haven’t had enough time to use this camera to its fullest so I will be editing this review over the next few months.Right out of the box I knew this was a very high quality product, It’s not heavy but still feels extremely well made and sturdy, at first I was worried about taking care of the screen but luckily since it flips around there’s no way it’ll get scratched when not in use as long as I put it away properly, my 1300D screen is always exposed and that bothered me a lot.Speaking of the screen, WOW, it is so good! It is definitely the best screen I have seen on a handheld device, absolutely perfect for looking over your photos and videos before you get the chance to move them over to your computer, I often video myself opening products at my table, before when I used to use my 1300D or my phone I wouldn’t be able to see the screen while recording, on this camera I can and it allows me to see the audio levels so I know for certain my voice is being recorded.The screen also has touch, there’s 3 options in the settings for the touchscreen, “Shutter, Focus, and Tracking”, mine was set to tracking by default but I have changed it to focus, I don’t use it much though since I don’t want to get the screen all nasty.There is a built in mic with this and it is actually pretty good, it does pick up a lot of noise around it which is what I like when in a quiet area, but when I’m out n about I sometimes want just my voice to be heard, luckily there is a microphone port hidden on the side just behind the screen, plug a lav mic into there and you’re good to go, if you’re not using the built in mic you can also shove a rode wireless go on the top instead of the wind filter.Taking videos on this is a great experience, and so intuitive, with the included lens there’s multiple ways to zoom, you can use the wheel on the lens itself or you can use the little nub near the shutter button, using the nub allows me to have a really smooth zoom and that makes recording videos a lot easier to get right, on top of that this camera has smoothing which does crop quite a lot out but I personally think it’s worth it to remove the extreme amount of shaking these cameras give.There are multiple options for taking videos, 4K and 1080p both with Sony’s own XAVC format, with HD there’s 6 options from 25fps 16Mb/s all the way up to 100fps 100Mb/s, with 4K you only get 2 options, 25fps 60Mb/s and 25fps 100Mb/s, you can get the fps higher by setting the camera to NTSC mode but I personally just use PAL to avoid any issues. If you want to use the 100Mb/s modes you will need a fancy (and expensive) UHS-I U3 or UHS-II U3 SD card, I don’t have one of these so didn’t get to use the 100Mb/s modes but I am perfectly fine with 50.This camera has a slow mo mode if you couldn’t tell by the high FPS options, 100fps (or 120 in NTSC mode) will allow you to get 4 times slow motion, I used it a bit and it’s cool but I don’t really have a use for it personally, I can see it being super useful for some kinds of filming though.If you want to change up the look of your video there’s a few built in effects that you can add straight to the recording, no messing around in after effects needed, I really like the “Retro Photo” effect, it adds some heavy noise and makes it a little more saturated which really does pull off the style quite well, I like to use it when recording my synthesizer playing since that’s usually got a retro feel to it.A feature I really like about this camera is the “Proxy Recording” option, it records 2 separate files, one at full quality and another at a low bitrate, this is super useful to me since it saves time in editing, no need to render your own proxy when the camera can just do it for you.There’s another cool function that allows you to send your photos over to your phone wirelessly, this comes in handy when I want to take a photo and quickly send it to a friend or something although I mostly just use my phone’s built in camera for that.The amount of customisation on this camera really is awesome, you can change just about everything to your liking, if you get this definitely have a go through the settings and change it all up to what you feel most happy with, it’s definitely worth it.A pretty big feature for this camera is the changeable lenses, this isn’t something you usually find on video cameras in this price range, sadly I don’t have any sony lenses (or the money to buy one) so can’t say much about using this with different lenses, but it’s a very cool feature even if you don’t plan on using it day one.As a vlog camera I’d say it does pretty well, the mic picks up quite a lot so this plus a lavalier mic and a grip should do perfectly for vlogging, I’m not a vlogger myself though so can’t say what would make a camera better for that kind of video.On the side there are 4 ports, USB-C, Micro-HDMI, audio out, and audio in, the USB C port is where you charge the camera and transfer videos, I am extremely happy that this charges over USB C, my previous camera used battery packs and it was a massive pain charging those separately and then having to carry with me, with this camera I can just use my phone charger.The audio out port can be used with headphones or earbuds for monitoring the sound, I used this a few times but usually I just rely on the meters that show on screen while recording to tell if it can hear my voice.If you want to go beyond the built in screen you can connect the camera to a computer using USB-C and use the “Imaging Edge” software to control your camera remotely, it has all of the controls you need to use your camera and get a good video with it, I believe this can also be used as a webcam but I haven’t tried that yet since I already have a decent webcam for my PC.I really enjoyed reviewing this camera and will definitely be using it a lot in the future, certainly the best item I’ve ever had the pleasure to review, it’s perfect for both casuals and professionals and super easy to learn on, absolutely recommend!Thank you very much for reading my review!

    Sky

  22. Joel

    My First Mirrorless Camera

    This has been my first Mirrorless camera. And while it has taken alot of research and playing about, I can report the ZV-E10 can take some incredible photos and professional looking videos. For its price point, if you are planning to be a hybrid shooter this is a great place to start.If for any reason you are planning to take more pictures than videos, I would personally advise to get a camera with a view finder. Other than that, this little and light camera is a gem. 

    Joel

  23. Professor Farnsworth

    Good for vloggers or beginners, but has some downsides

    This is like a cut-down Sony A6400 (which I own). In comparison it feels a bit cheaper in terms of construction quality (and to be fair it IS cheaper). It’s not bad by any means, but the difference is noticeable. It uses the same sensor and very similar menus so it felt very familiar to me right away.This camera is obviously aimed at vloggers and I think it ticks most of the right boxes for that purpose such as flip screen, built in mic shield, etc. However I think the lack of in body optical image stablisation is a bit of a limiting factor. It does have electronic stabilisation, but that causes it to crop in quite a bit on the image coming from the lens, making it feel a bit too tight for vlogging. So then you’d need to go for a fairly wide angle lens to compensate, which might start to introduce some unwanted distortion. Really I think optical stablisation would have been better. The included lens (16-50 in my case) does have optical stablisation, but it doesn’t seem to help as much as I had hoped. Mounting it on a small gimbal would no doubt work really well and solve the stabilisation issue, but of course that adds to the cost and complexity of the setup so might not be a desirable solution for a beginner.I had read in reviews that the ZV-E10 suffers from rolling shutter so I tested it for myself and it’s true. If you pan quickly from side to side it can become quite pronounced, but to be fair at more sensible panning speeds it’s much less noticeable. Still it’s something worth being aware of if you plan on using it for anything fast moving or if you anticipate lots of fast horizontal panning.Audio quality is so important for any video work and vlogging is obviously no exception. The built in mic on the ZV-E10 is better than those you find on many cameras and the wind shield does a good job, but an external mic will still be better at capturing good quality audio. A small shotgun or a lavalier mic doesn’t necessarily cost much and would be a better solution than relying on the built in one in my opinion. However it’s definitely good enough to get you started.As you’d expect from a Sony camera, especially one that shares the same sensor as the A6400, the image quality is excellent and overall I find it easy to use. Sony’s menus aren’t necessarily to everyone’s taste but I’ve never had a problem with them, but then I’ve used several Sony cameras for years so I’m used to them. There’s no PASM mode dial on the top like you’d find on most cameras, which contributes to its “beginner” feel. In fact it’s quite light on buttons generally. However all the modes are available from the menu so it’s perfectly usable for both video and stills. Note that there’s no viewfinder though so you’re limited to using the screen only. It is a touch screen but all you can use it for is touch focus. You can’t operate the menu with it. Again not something that bothers me but definitely worth being aware of in case you were hoping it would be as easy to use as a smartphone. It isn’t.Despite the niggles I’ve mentioned above you can get some really great results from it and I think it’s a solid camera for it’s target market, which would be someone who wants to capture some good quality video of themselves with a minimum of fuss and without spending a fortune. It could also serve quite well as a general beginner’s camera with the advantage that if / when you do decide to upgrade then any lenses you’d bought for this would also work on other Sony E-mount APS-C cameras like the A6000 range.

    Professor Farnsworth

  24. Emanuel Shkambi

    Beast .

    Monster little camera easy to use for beginners like me . Just wow .

    Emanuel Shkambi

  25. A.S

    Just the perfect camera in terms of picture and video quality and sleek design!

    If you are looking for a sleek camera with the best 4k video quality, then this is the perfect choice available. I have been using Nikon dslr for many years. And while switching to this camera, I was a bit skeptical. But after using it for a month. I can safely say that I will never go back. This camera is handy, and the video quality is unbeatable. The touch screen is really easy to use and scroll around. this camera focuses on vlogging, but being a passionate photographer, I can say that this camera is for anybody who loves to make high quality video and capture moments. This camera proofs that you can get quality and design together. The battery time is pretty good. I have downloaded the app and it makes it so easy to transfer the photos and video directly to my mobile. So, now I don’t have to wait to transfer the pictures to a laptop and then delete the memory. I can literally transfer the pictures and video in my mobile anytime and anywhere. It’s super convenient!

    A.S