Sony has released details of the anticipated Alpha ZV-E10 interchangeable lens APS-C camera, which has been designed for ‘content creators’.

Front view of the new Alpha ZV-E10, equipped with the E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS power zoom lens and microphone wind screen. (Source: Sony.)

Equipped with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine, the Alpha ZV-E10 features a video-first design and supports 4K video shooting plus Slow Motion with high picture quality (FHD 120p). Hybrid Log-Gamma (HDR), S-Gamut3.Cine,  S-Log3, S-Gamut3 and S-Log3 are provided in the video settings. Electronic image stabilisation with Active Mode is also available to ensure stable video recording even while walking. Advanced AF technology provides fast, precise AF with excellent tracking performance, while the built-in microphone can record high quality audio. 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. Users can also customise the camera’s AF settings, such as AF Transition Speed and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity.

A new Still/Movie/Slow and Quick motion button is located on the top of the camera to allow quick switching between shooting modes, while the popular side-opening Vari-angle LCD screen supports touch controls, including touch AF, and also allows users to monitor recording in selfie shooting mode and from high and low angles. The camera boasts an internal Directional 3-Capsule Mic and comes with a wind screen that greatly reduces wind noise. For expanded audio options, the Alpha ZV-E10 includes Digital Audio Interface via Multi Interface (MI) Shoe Cap and a mic jack to connect an external mic. The inclusion of a headphone jack allows the user to connect headphones to accurately monitor sound recordings. Audio output timing can also be set for Live or Lip Sync.

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. It also supports standards used for USB cameras like UVC (USB Video Class) / UAC (USB Audio Class) and allows users to connect to a power supply via USB cable while live streaming for longer usage. GPS data logging is available when the camera has been paired to the Imaging Edge Mobile app and users can transfer files from an SD card in the camera to a smartphone via Bluetooth even if the camera is powered OFF.

Together with this announcement, Sony will host the Sony Vlog Challenge that encourages participants to create a vlog that highlights something that they are the most passionate and enthusiastic about. The application period will start on July 28, 2021 and is open to video creators worldwide. Find the full terms and contest rules here.

The Alpha ZV-E10 and the ZV-E10 Single Lens Kit, featuring the E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS power zoom lens will be available in black or white from August 2021. The camera body has an RRP of AU$1249, while the camera and lens kit is priced at AU$1449. Click here for full details.