Sony's VLOG mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera 'VLOGCAM ZV-E10' review with interchangeable lenses and APS-C sensor for more specialized video recording

The 'VLOGCAM ZV-E10 ' will appear on September 17, 2021 (Friday) as a successor model to Sony's Vlog camera '

VLOGCAM ZV-1' that specializes in video recording. Unlike the ZV-1, which was a compact digital camera, the ZV-E10, which is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, is equipped with an APS-C size image sensor and its lens can be exchanged. I tried using such ZV-E10 ahead of time.

VLOGCAM ZV-E10 / E10L | Digital Single-lens Camera α (Alpha) | Sony

The cosmetic box of the zoom lens kit 'VLOG CAM ZV-E10L' looks like this.

ZV-E10 main unit and warranty card, instruction manual, strap, battery, USB Type-A / USB Type-C charging cable, microphone windshield fur, charging adapter.

A front view of the ZV-E10. The 'α' logo is on the upper right. The zoom lens attached to the body is the Sony E-mount standard zoom lens '

SELP1650 E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS '.

I removed the lens. In the back is a 23.5mm x 15.6mm

APS-C size Exmor CMOS sensor with 24.2 million effective pixels.

The external dimensions of the ZV-E10 are width 115.2 mm x height 64.2 mm x depth 44.8 mm. The weight of the body with the lens removed was 354g, including the battery and SD memory card. If you take it with the lens attached, it may be a little heavy to hold with one hand for a long time.

The top of the ZV-E10 looks like this.

By attaching the attached windshield fur to the accessory shoe, the microphone part next to it will be covered with fur.

To the right of the top, there is a power switch, shooting mode button, zoom adjustment lever and shutter button, record button, background blur switching button, and dial. Unlike the ZV-1, the shutter button moves to the protruding grip part. Furthermore, the power on / off that was a button on the ZV-1 has been changed to a slide switch.

Right side of ZV-E10

3.5mm audio input terminal to which a plug-in power type external microphone can be connected.

USB-Type C port and microHDMI port compatible with USB 3.2, 3.5mm audio output terminal that can monitor audio during recording.

The ZV-E10 can be charged with a USB Type-C cable, and the indicator under the USB Type-C port glows orange while charging.

Left side of ZV-E10

And the back is like this.

Next to the accessory shoe is the model number of 'ZV-E10' and the letters '4K'.

When the rear monitor is opened

The rear monitor is a vari-angle type and can be turned to the front side.

There is a grip on the right side of the back, and there are menu buttons, function buttons, operation dial and enter button, preview button, and trash can button.

The bottom of the ZV-E10 looks like this, with screw holes for fixing the battery box and accessories.

When you open the lid of the battery box, it looks like this. The SD card slot is right next to the battery box.

A tripod or monopod with 1/4 inch screws can be fixed in the screw holes. For example, the shooting grip '

GP-VPT28T ' that was used during the ZV-1 review can be fixed.

With the addition of grips and the battery box closer to the edge, and the screw holes being misaligned than the ZV-1, the ZV-E10 interferes with the opening and closing of the battery box even if the accessory is fixed to the bottom. Almost disappeared. Since the battery is exhausted when shooting movies, it is often the case that you are forced to replace the battery of the camera during shooting, but because there is a screw hole right next to the battery box, it interferes with the ZV-1, so if you attach a tripod Could not open the battery box. However, with the ZV-E10, you can replace the battery as it is without removing it from the tripod.

Since the ZV-E10 is an interchangeable lens, we have also prepared a Sony E-mount APS-C dedicated single focus lens '

SEL35F18 E 35mm F1.8 OSS' as an interchangeable lens.

◆ I tried shooting with ZV-E10
The operation of ZV-E10 is simple, you can record by simply pressing the record button on the top. You can also start recording with the shutter button depending on the settings. The shooting resolution is 2 of 'XAVC S 4K (30p / 24p)' that can shoot in 4K of 3840 x 2160 pixels and 'XAVC S HD (120p / 60p / 30p / 24p)' that can shoot in full HD of 1920 x 1080 pixels. pattern.

Of course, you can also shoot still images by switching the shooting mode to still images and pressing the shutter button. The following is a picture taken in 'Random Auto' mode, leaving the detailed settings to the camera. The original photo resolution is 6000 x 4000 pixels and the file size is over 10MB, which is very large, so the image after clicking has been reduced to 33% with

lanczos3 after removing the EXIF information. If you are browsing on your smartphone, please be careful about the amount of communication.

Bean sprout abura soba (SELP1650 E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)

Pink potted plant that gets wet in the rain (SELP1650 E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)

Stone statue in the shape of a Chinese military commander (SELP1650 E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)

Ramen (SEL35F18 E 35mm F1.8 OSS)

Pink flower (SEL35 F18 E 35mm F1.8 OSS)

Plastic model (SEL35F18 E 35mm F1.8 OSS)

And the movie actually shot with ZV-E10 is below. In shooting, I replaced the SELP1650 E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS and EL35 F18 35mm F1.8 OSS, and shot from exactly the same distance and direction.

I tried shooting 4K video with two lenses with the interchangeable lens type mirror lens single lens 'Sony ZV-E10' for Vlog --YouTube

The product review settings that were also installed on the ZV-1 are also installed on the ZV-E10. This is a feature for Vloggers who want to do a product review right in front of the camera, where when you bring an object closer to the lens, the focus is automatically adjusted to the object.

You can see how you can shoot with the product review setting turned on by watching the following movie. If you stick the figure in front of the camera, the figure will automatically focus and the background will be slightly blurred. By focusing only on the figure, it is possible to make only the object you want to project stand out.

I tried using the product introduction mode of ZV-E10, a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera for Vlog --YouTube

Furthermore, it is this background blur switching button that allows you to switch the background blur during shooting. There are two types of background blur, 'clear' and 'blurred', and you can easily switch between them by simply pressing.

The following movie was recorded while actually switching the background blur by pressing the background blur switching button with the 'SEL35F18 35mm F1.8 OSS' attached. If you set the background blur to 'blurred', only the background will be blurred while the person in the center is in focus, making it possible to make the person in the center stand out.

It looks like this when switching the background blur while shooting with Sony VLOGCAM ZV-E-10. --YouTube

In addition to 'video' and 'still image', 'S & Q (slow & quick)' has been added to the shooting mode, making it easier to shoot slow motion video and quick motion video than the ZV-1. I did. The maximum recording frame rate is 120 fps, and there are three types of recording settings: 24 fps, 30 fps, and 60 fps. You can shoot slow motion video up to 5 times slower and quick motion video up to 60 times faster. The following movie actually shot the moment when the water balloon was broken at 5 times slower than the ZV-E10.

When I shoot a 5x slow motion shot of breaking a water balloon with a Sony ZV-E10, it looks like this-YouTube

And the ZV-E10 is equipped with a 'picture profile'. Picture profile is a function that allows you to save and recall the gradation and color development settings of the image. By switching between the 10 types of profiles registered in the preset, you can easily change the color of the image according to the situation. ..

Since it is a Vlog camera, you can take a selfie while checking the composition by using a vari-angle rear monitor. Also, if you use a mini tripod such as GP-VPT28T, you can shoot stably at hand.

However, when turning the vari-angle rear monitor toward the front, the monitor must be turned approximately 180 degrees before it can be turned upside down. Therefore, if you point the camera down and the monitor up to take a picture of your hand as shown below, the image on the monitor will be upside down, and you should take a picture of your work while looking at the screen composition. It's a pity that it gets a little difficult. You can also use the Xperia1 II as a monitor by connecting it to a

Sony smartphone 'Xperia1 II ' with a USB Type-C cable.

It is said that the ZV-E10 is equipped with electronic camera shake correction (active), so this time I took a picture while walking with the GP-VPT28T as a grip.

The following is a picture taken while walking around a nearby shrine while holding the GP-VPT28T attached to the ZV-E10. Even though the electronic image stabilization is turned on, the impression is that the image is not at the level where the gimbal is unnecessary and the image is jerky. In addition, the angle of view will be slightly narrower than expected because the image will be cropped considerably by electronic camera shake correction. Therefore, if you want to shoot smoothly while walking, it is recommended to prepare a separate gimbal or stabilizer. The windshield fur was on, so even though the wind was blowing to some extent, the noise wasn't there.

I took a picture while walking with Sony 'VLOG CAM ZV-E10' --YouTube

When I actually used the ZV-E10, I thought that the interchangeable lenses made it possible to shoot movies with much more expressive power than the ZV-1. Until now, it was common for individuals to use smartphones and home camcorders to shoot movies, but since the ZV-E10 has interchangeable lenses, it is possible to use different telephoto lenses, wide-angle lenses, single-focus lenses, etc. It creates a wide range of video expression. In addition, the lens mount uses Sony E-mount, which is compatible with APS-C sensors and has a relatively large number of lens types, so if you are using Sony's NEX series or α series, you can leave the lens as it is. A nice point to use. In addition, even beginners of the camera can quickly get used to the operation with the ZV-E10 because they can take it out quickly and take pictures easily without worrying about detailed settings and operations.

The battery can shoot 400 still images per battery (when using an LCD monitor), and the continuous video shooting time is about 125 minutes. It's a little uncomfortable to shoot for a whole day, and when shooting 4K video, the battery drains quickly, so if you are interested, it is a good idea to purchase a spare battery. There are some other points that are out of reach of itchy areas, such as the angle of the vari-angle monitor, the performance of image stabilization, and the high crop rate of the image, but it is simple to use and easy to use like a professional. Since it can take images, the ZV-E10 can be said to be a camera that meets the needs of 'I want to capture and keep high-quality videos of everyday records and memories of my trip' with high cost performance.

The VLOGCAM ZV-E10 is available in two colors, black and white, and will be available on September 17, 2021. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is an open price, and at the time of writing the article on, jp, only the body is 78,100 yen including tax, and the power zoom lens kit with Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Can be reserved for 81,826 yen including tax. Sony Interchangeable Lens VLOGCAM ZV-E10 B Body Black Vlog Camera Cinematic Vlog Cinematic: Home Appliances & Cameras Sony Interchangeable Lens VLOGCAM ZV-E10L B Power Zoom Lens Kit Black Vlog Camera Cinematic Vlog Cinematic (Body + Kit Lens: E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS): Home Appliances & Camera

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