About the Sony Alpha ZV-E10 Vlog Camera (no lens included)
Pro-quality photos and video for online content and more
Portable and powerful, the Sony Alpha ZV-E10 makes it easy to capture great footage on the move and share it online (lens sold separately).
Pro-quality photos and video for online content and more
Want to give your vlogs a boost in quality? The Sony Alpha ZV-E10 delivers smooth 4K video and sharp 24.2-megapixel stills that are way better than most smartphones could ever produce. It's also compact and has intuitive touchscreen controls that make it easy to snag great footage.
The camera's much larger sensor (upwards of 10X as big as your phone's) means you're getting better sensitivity, control over your depth of field, and reduced noise. Whether you're creating online content or just looking for a high-quality, user-friendly camera — the ZV-E10 has you covered.
Updated with enhanced power and flexibility
The ZV-E10 is based on Sony's ZV-1 point-and-shoot vlogging camera, with expanded features added from their Alpha mirrorless series. It boasts an APS-C sensor that's 3X as large as its predecessor's, providing superior image quality and low-light performance. It also takes interchangeable lenses so you can use just the right one for the job at hand.
Choose from an awesome lens lineup
This camera body is designed to pair with Sony's excellent collection of E-mount lenses. There are a ton of great options, and it never hurts to have a few different lenses on hand during a shoot. You might need to take a few portraits early in the day, then turn around and capture a sweeping sunset in the evening. If you need help picking out the right lens for the job, head over to our article on how to choose a camera lens.
Perfect for vlogging
The ZV-E10 has a variety of features and modes that allow it to excel when capturing a single front-facing subject, making it an obvious pick for vloggers, streamers, and other online content creators. Real-time Eye AF lets you focus in on human (or animal) eyes for sharp-looking portraits, prioritizing either the left or right with a half-press of the shutter. You can also highlight a subject with the press of a button by using Background Defocus, which isolates your subject with a shallow depth of field and smooths over the background. Or you can use Product Showcase to help you smoothly transition from one subject to another, making it easier to create video product reviews.
Streaming made simple
You can connect a computer or mobile device to the ZV-E10 via USB or HDMI, so you can hop into your next video conference or live stream on services like Twitch with crystal-clear 4K video. The camera also has a three-capsule directional mic with a helpful windscreen to capture detailed audio without picking up distracting noise while you're outside. The camera can also accommodate other mics with its multi-interface shoe.
Using the built-in Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, you can also connect wirelessly to transfer footage and share it online. You can even get a live view of the camera's feed and control it remotely with a connected mobile device.
Shoot on the go
A comfortable grip lets you grab the camera from a variety of angles to match the 3" LCD touchscreen, which you can flip out and rotate to monitor your video feed or get that selfie just right. Be on the look out for a lens that offers image stabilization to make the most of your mobility, like the 16-50mm lens included with the kit version of the ZV-E10.
Want to keep your footage from being blown out or getting too dark when you're panning or moving across different backgrounds? Face-Priority AE automatically detects faces and adjusts the exposure to present your subject in the best light in real-time, even if they're moving from brightly lit areas to shady ones.
- 24.2-megapixel APS-C Exmor™ CMOS sensor
- BIONZ X image processor for high-resolution, low-noise photos and videos
- compatible with Sony E-mount lenses E-mount lenses
- 3" high-resolution (921,600-dot) LCD touchscreen flips out and rotates at a wide range of angles
- comfortable grip designed for one-handed applications
- 425-point Fast Hybrid AF with phase and contrast detection for fast, accurate focus throughout the frame
- focuses in .02 seconds
- up to 11 fps in continuous shooting mode
- program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
- ISO range: 100-32,000 (expandable up to ISO 51,200)
- 4K Ultra HD and Full HD video recording
- supports HDR movie production with S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma curves and HLG picture profile
- full pixel readout with 6K oversampling for fine detail and reduced moiré
- uncompressed, clean HDMI output supports 4K and Full HD
- built-in options let you customize color, gamma, black level, knee, and more
- three-capsule directional mic with included windscreen
- digital audio interface lets you use compatible external shoe-mounted mics (sold separately)
- S&Q (slow and quick) mode lets you capture HD at steps between 1 and 120 fps, then speed up or slow down the footage
- Background Defocus isolates a subject with shallow depth of field and smooths over the background
- Product Showcase lets you smoothly transition between two subjects in front of the screen
- Face Priority AE detects faces and adjusts exposure to suppress abrupt changes in brightness
- Real-time Eye AF focuses on human (or animal) eyes for portraits
- real-time tracking recognizes and follows moving subjects
- Soft Skin Effect softens blemishes to create a smooth, natural complexion
- colors are optimized to make sure skin tones look healthy, with adjustments that are inclusive to different ages, genders, and ethnicities
File formats and storage:
- built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi lets you transfer photos and video to smartphones and tablets for easy image sharing
- connected mobile devices can display a live view image
- records in RAW and JPEG formats
- movie file format: XAVC S with MP4 wrapper
- front tally lamp and LCD touchscreen display visual indicators when recording
- no recording limit for movie recordings lets you shoot uninterrupted for longer
- video recordings can be tagged with metadata to indicate vertical orientation for playback on smartphone apps
- compatible with Sony's Imaging Edge™ desktop and mobile apps for shooting, editing, and sharing images
- memory card slot accepts SD, SDHC, SDXC cards and Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
General info and connections:
- includes rechargeable NP-FW50 lithium ion battery
- 125 minutes of recording per charge (approx. 440 shots)
- includes shoulder strap and lens cap
- USB-C port for fast data transfer, charging, and tethered shooting
- includes USB-A to USB-C cable
- 3.5mm mic input and 3.5mm headphone jack
- micro HDMI-D (micro) output (cable not included)
- hot shoe connection for an external flash (sold separately)
- can also be powered with optional AC-PW20AM AC adapter (sold separately)
- compatible with the GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip (sold separately
- operating temperature: 32 to 104°F
- 4-15/16"W x 2-5/8"H x 1-7/8"D
- weight: 12.1 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # ILCZVE10/B
What's in the box:
- Digital camera body (black)
- Body cap (installed)
- NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (7.2V 1020mAh 7.3Wh)
- 24" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and USB-C on other end)
- AC-UUD12 AC adapter with USB-A output (DC output: 5.0V 1.5A 7.5W)
- Wind screen
- Neck strap
- Startup Guide (English)
- Startup Guide (French)
- Warranty card (US + Canada)
- Reference Guide
- Lenses & Accessories sheet
- Photoregister page
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Features & specs
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||None included|
|Live Stream Capable||Y|
|Memory Stick||PRO Duo, PRO-HG Duo|
|SD Cards||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Image Stabilization||With OSS lens|
|Highest Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Video Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||12.1|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
Play And Print Functions
Overview: The Sony ZV-E10 (ILCZVE10/B) Alpha Series Interchangeable Lens Mirrorless Vlog camera takes your vlogging to the next level with features such as a wide lens selection, 4K movie shooting, and a 3-capsule directional microphone with a windscreen. The camera comes with a rechargeable battery, adjustable neck strap, and USB cable. The ZV-E10 has an APS-C sized image sensor, and is compatible with Sony E-mount lenses. With the LA-EA4 Mount Adapter, the camera can also use Sony A-mount lenses. No lenses are included in this "body only" kit.
3" Flip-out LCD Screen: The ZV-E10 uses a 3" LCD screen with 921,600 dots. You can open the LCD approximately 176° and rotate it approximately 270° for make the screen easily viewable from any angle, and shoot from any position. The touch screen provides convenient touch focusing, touch tracking, and touch shutter. The brightness of the LCD monitor can be adjusted in 5 steps from -2 to +2, plus a Sunny Weather setting dramatically increases the display's visibility in bright daylight.
Display Options: You can choose how much information appears in the LCD monitor while shooting or viewing photos. There are five options: Display All Info, No Display Info, Histogram, Level, and Graphic Display.
Live View: The ZV-E10's Live View lets you use the LCD screen to frame your photos as you shoot. When the Live View display is set to "Setting Effect On", the LCD or viewfinder will provide an accurate preview of your photo, including the white balance, exposure compensation, creative style or picture effect. With the "Setting Effect Off", you can check the image composition without the effects of the exposure settings.
SteadyShot: When an "OSS" (optical SteadyShot) lens is attached, the ZV-E10 allows you to turn on SteadyShot to help reduce blur caused by camera shake when shooting still images. For movies, you can select "Standard" SteadyShot to reduce camera shake when using an "OSS"-equipped lens. When using a 200mm focal length lens (or more), you can use "Active" SteadyShot, which electronically narrows the angle of view to compensate for camera shake.
Image Sensor: The ZV-E10 features a 24.2 MP, APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6 mm). It has approximately 25.0 total megapixels and 24.2 effective megapixels. The sensor is coupled with the fast BIONZ X processor for excellent sensitivity and fast auto-focusing.
Still Image Recording Formats: The ZV-E10 can shoot still images in 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratios in large, medium, and small image sizes. Still images are recorded in JPEG file format in Standard, Fine, and Extra Fine compression rates. You can also record still images using a compressed RAW format. RAW images must be transferred to a computer for processing, editing, and printing using the downloadable Imaging Edge Desktop software. You can select the following image sizes:
|3:2 Aspect Ratio||4:3 Aspect Ratio||16:9 Aspect Ratio||1:1 Aspect Ratio|
|Large||24M: 6000 x 4000 pixels||21M: 5328 x 4000 pixels||20M: 6000 x 3376 pixels||16M: 4000 x 4000 pixels|
|Medium||12M: 4240 x 2832 pixels||11M: 3776 x 2832 pixels||10M: 4240 x 2400 pixels||8.0M: 2832 x 2832 pixels|
|Small||6.0M: 3008 x 2000 pixels||5.3M: 2656 x 2000 pixels||5.1M: 3008 x 1688 pixels||4.0M: 2000 x 2000 pixels|
|RAW||24M: 6000 x 4000 pixels||21M: 5328 x 4000 pixels||20M: 6000 x 3376 pixels||16M: 4000 x 4000 pixels|
Movie Recording Formats: The ZV-E10 can record 4K and Full HD movies in XAVC S (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with 2-channel LPCM audio). The camera has a dedicated, and easy to press, button for starting the movie recording. A front-facing Recording tally light makes it easy to tell when you're recording. You can choose from the following file formats and bit rates:
XAVC S 4K:
|30p 100M |
|Approx. 100 Mbps||3840 x 2160 (30p) |
3840 x 2160 (25p)
|30p 60M |
|Approx. 60 Mbps||3840 x 2160 (30p) |
3840 x 2160 (25p)
|24p 100M||Approx. 100 Mbps||3840 x 2160 (24p)|
|24p 60M||Approx. 60 Mbps||3840 x 2160 (24p)|
XAVC S HD:
|60p 50M |
|Approx. 50 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (60p) |
1920 x 1080 (50p)
|60p 25M |
|Approx. 25 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (60p) |
1920 x 1080 (50p)
|30p 50M |
|Approx. 50 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (30p) |
1920 x 1080 (25p)
|30p 16M |
|Approx. 16 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (30p) |
1920 x 1080 (25p)
|24p 50M||Approx. 50 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (24p)|
|120p 100M |
|Approx. 100 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (120p) |
1920 x 1080 (100p)
|120p 60M |
|Approx. 60 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (120p) |
1920 x 1080 (100p)
Built-in Microphone: The camera is equipped with a built-in 3-capsule directional microphone on the top of the camera body. If the built-in mic is picking up wind noise, you can clip on the included "fuzzy" wind screen. Other audio recording options include optional external microphones that attach to the camera's Multi-Interface Shoe, or plug in a mic into the provided 3.5mm microphone jack.
Livestreaming Video and Audio: You can connect the ZV-E10 to a computer via the include USB cable and use the camera's video and audio for livestreaming or web-conferences. No extra hardware or software are needed.
Interval Shooting: You can automatically shoot a series of still images at a preset shooting interval and number shots that you set in advance. You can create a time-lapse movie from the resulting still images using the free downloadable Imaging Edge Desktop (Viewer) software. Parameters you can set before shooting include: Shooting Start Time (1 second to 99 minutes 59 seconds), Shooting Interval (1 second to 60 seconds between shots), Number of Shots (1 to 9999 shots), and AE Tracking Sensitivity (High, Mid, Low). You can also choose whether you want to perform silent shooting, and whether or not to prioritize the shooting interval when the exposure mode is Program Auto or Aperture Priority, and the shutter speed becomes longer than the shooting interval time.
Dual Media Options: The ZV-E10 accepts two types of media: Memory Stick (PRO Duo and PRO-HG Duo) and SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards. SDHC/SDXC (U3) cards are recommended for 4K 100 Mbps and HD 100 Mbps recording. For 4K 60 Mbps, HD 60 Mbps, and HD 50 Mbps, you should use SDHC/SDXC Class 10 or U1 or faster cards, or Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo.
Product Showcase Setting: The camera settings are configured for situations such as movie shooting for product reviews. The camera tends to focus on objects that are closer to it. The Product Showcase setting can be turned on to provide optimal settings for product reviews, and naturally transistions from face to objects as you present the product review.
Background Defocus: By simply pressing the Background Defocus button the background becomes defocused to make the subject stand out. Turning off the Background Defocus mode automatically returns the setting to a clear background.
Focus Modes: The ZV-E10's Fast Hybrid auto focus system utilizes both phase detection (425 points) and contrast detection (425 points) to focus approximately two times faster than the α7RII under dim lighting conditions. You can choose from the following Auto/Manual Focus Modes:
- AF-S (Single-shot AF): The camera focuses and the focus is locked when you press the shutter button halfway down. Recommended for use with motionless subjects.
- AF-A (Automatic AF): Single-shot and Continuous AF are switched according to the movement of the subject. If the subject is motionless, the camera locks the focus. If the subject is in motion, the camera continues to focus.
- AF-C (Continuous AF): The camera continues to focus when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down. Recommended for use when the subject is in motion.
- DMF: After focusing automatically, you can make fine focusing adjustments manually (Direct Manual Focusing).
- Manual Focus: When it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode, you can adjust the focus manually. This mode allows you to set the distance of a subject by rotating the focusing ring to achieve a sharp focus.
AF (Auto focus) Area: You can select between 5 settings:
- Wide: The camera focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the image.
- Zone: You can select a zone (consisting of 9 focus areas) on the monitor on which to focus.
- Center: The camera uses the AF area located in the center area exclusively.
- Flexible Spot: You can change the size of and move the focusing area in order to focus on a small subject or narrow area.
- Expand Flexible Spot: If you cannot focus on a single selected point, you can use focus points around the flexible spot as a secondary priority area for focusing.
Eye AF: The new Eye AF function can be assigned to a customizable button. When Eye AF is selected, the camera focuses on a person's eyes for extremely sharp focusing of the face.
Face Detection: The camera can detect human faces, and adjusts the focus, exposure, performs image processing and adjusts flash settings for best results. Faces can be registered, and priority given to those faces over others in the frame. Up to 8 faces can be detected and/or registered.
Focus Lock: If a subject is off-center and outside of the AF area, you can lock the focus of the camera.
Drive Modes: The camera offers the following shooting modes:
- Single Shooting: Default setting for standard picture taking.
- Continuous Shooting: You can take photos continuously while the shutter button is held down. In Hi+ shooting mode up to 11 images per second can be taken, 8 fps in Hi, 6 fps in Mid, and 3 fps in Lo.
- Self-Timer: You can set the camera to four different self-timers:
- 10 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 10 seconds later. This is convenient when the photographer wants to appear in a photo.
- 5 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 5 seconds later. This is convenient when the photographer wants to appear in the photo.
- 2 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 2 seconds later. This is convenient to reduce camera-shake.
- Continuous: The camera records 3 or 5 images continuously after a pre-selected delay of 10, 5, or 2 seconds. You can choose the best shot from the shots taken.
- Bracket Shooting: The camera is capable of shooting
multiple images, each with a different setting. You can choose from the
following Bracket options:
- Continuous Bracket: Shoot 3 or 5 images, each with different degrees of brightness (0.3EV, 0.5EV, 0.7EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV or 3.0EV). The images are taken as you press and hold the shutter button.
- Single Bracket: Same as Continuous Bracket above, except that the shutter button is pressed for each image.
- WB Bracket: The camera records three images, each with different color tones, according to the selected settings of white balance, color temperature, and color filter. You can select Low (small changes in white balance) or High (large changes in white balance).
- DRO Bracket: The camera records three images, each with different degree of D-Range Optimizer. You can select Low (small changes in DRO) or High (large changes in DRO).
Shooting Modes: The top-mounted Mode Dial lets you select from the following shooting modes:
- Auto Mode: (Intelligent Auto or Superior Auto): These modes allow easy shooting with settings adjusted automatically.
- Program Auto: For shooting with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value), while allowing you to adjust other settings manually.
- Aperture Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually, letting the camera set the appropriate shutter speed. This mode gives you greater control over the depth of field.
- Shutter Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually, letting the camera set the appropriate aperture. With a high shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it is frozen on the image. With a slow shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it were flowing.
- Manual Exposure: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) manually.
- Memory Recall (1, 2, 3): You can register often-used camera settings (including Shooting Mode, Aperture, Shutter speed) in one of three memory positions on the Mode Dial for easy recall.
- Sweep Panorama: Lets you create a single panoramic image from multiple images shot while panning the camera. You can pan left, right, up, or down.
- Scene Selection: This mode lets you shoot with preset settings based on the scene. You can choose from: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, and Anti-motion Blur.
Picture Effect: In Intelligent Auto or Superior Auto mode, you can select Picture Effect to get one the following effect filters to achieve more impressive and artistic expression: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
Creative Style: The Creative Style function lets you select the desired image processing. You can adjust exposure (shutter speed and aperture) as you like with Creative Style. You can choose from: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, or Sepia. You can also adjust Contrast, Saturation, and Sharpness.
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure) The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5.0 EV in 1/3-step or 1/2-step increments in the menu. When shooting movies, the exposure can be adjusted in a range of +/-2.0 EV.
Metering Mode: A 1200-zone evaluative sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions. You can select the method for measuring the brightness of a subject from the following five methods:
- Multi: This method uses the whole screen divided into 1200 zones to measure light.
- Center: While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this method measure the average brightness of the entire screen.
- Spot: This method measure light only in the spot metering circle in the center of the frame.
- Entire Screen Average: Measures the average brightness of the entire screen.
- Highlight: Measures the brightness while emphasizing the highlighted area on the screen.
White Balance: You can adjust the color tones according to the lighting conditions. You can choose from the following WB options: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Flash, Underwater Auto, Color Temperature, Color Filter, and Custom.
Color Temperature/Color Filter: You can adjust the white balance further by selecting Color Temperature or Color Filter in the Custom White Balance option. With Color Temperature, the higher the number, the more reddish the image, and the lower the number, the more bluish the image. Color Filter achieves the effect of Color Compensation filters for photography. Based on the set color temperature as the standard, the color can be compensated to Green (G) or Magenta (M).
ISO Settings: ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. The camera's ISO can be set manually or automatically, between 100 and 32,000, depending upon the exposure mode. When the Expanded ISO range is turned on, sensitivity can be set as low as ISO 50, or as high as 51,200. For Movies, the sensitivity is set between ISO 100 and 32,000.
Multi-Interface Shoe: The ZV-E10 does not have a built-in flash, but is equipped with the Multi-Interface Shoe, allowing you to use an external flash, such as the HVL-F20M, HVL-F43M, HVL-F45RM, or HVL-F60RM. The ECM-B1M shotgun microphone and ECM-XYST1M stereo microphone are also compatible.
Flash Features: When an optional external flash is attached, the camera offers several Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, and Wireless. You can adjust the amount of flash light in a range of -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV with the Flash Compensation feature.
Wireless Overview: The Sony ZV-E10 lets you connect wirelessly with your mobile phone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth (ver. 4.1) or Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz) through the Imaging Edge Mobile app.
Imaging Edge Mobile: To interface with the Sony ZV-E10, your smartphone/tablet must have the Imaging Edge Mobile application. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 13.7 or later. It is also compatible with Android smartphones and tablets with the Android 7.0 and up operating environment.
Bluetooth: When connected via Bluetooth, the camera can acquire location data from the mobile device and record that data onto the still images and movies. Using the Imaging Edge Desktop application on your personal computer, you can organize and view your images on a map.
Wi-Fi Functions: The following wireless functions can be performed with the ZV-E10 and Imaging Edge Mobile:
- Controlling the Camera: You can use a smartphone as a remote controller for the camera. Your device can be used as a shutter release and a viewfinder. You can connect via NFC (Android only), SSID, or QR Codes.
- Send to Smartphone: You can transfer still images to a smartphone for viewing. Images can be transferred in its original image size, or resized to 2M or VGA. RAW images are converted to JPEG format before being transferred.
- Send to Computer: You can transfer images stored on the camera's memory card to a computer connected to a wireless access point or wireless broadband router in order to easily make backup copies.
- View on TV: Images can be viewed on a network-enabled TV. While connected, you can playback images in a slideshow. You can choose from a short or long interval between slides, and select HD or 4K playback. Some BRAVIA TVs have special effects which can be selected for a slideshow.
Playback Screen: You can view your photos back as a single image on the LCD monitor, as an Index or as a Slide Show. During Image Index mode, you can view 9 (3 x 3) or 25 (5 x 5) images at once.
Auto Review: After an image is recorded, you can have the camera automatically display it on the LCD monitor for two, five or 10 seconds. You can also turn off auto review.
Image Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. This can be done manually or automatically.
Slide Show: You can automatically play back still images continuously in a slide show. You can set the interval to 1, 3, 5, 10, or 30 seconds.
View Mode: There are four View Modes to choose from for playing back images and movies: Date View, Folder View (Still), XAVC S HD View, and XAVC S 4K View.
D-Range Optimizer/Auto HDR: The camera allows you to correct the brightness and contrast of an image automatically, using the D-Range Optimizer (DRO) and Auto High Dynamic Range functions. The DRO optimizes the gradations of a recorded image in each area of the image; you select the optimal level from Lv1 (weak) and Lv5 (strong). When Auto HDR is selected, the camera shoots three images with different exposures, then overlays them to create one image with the correct exposure and an overlaid image.
BRAVIA Sync: When connecting the camera to a Sony TV with BRAVIA Sync via HDMI, you can control the camera with the TV's remote control.
Protect Images: You can protect all images on your memory card or select only certain images to be protected from accidental erasure.
Printing Options: The camera offers the following printing options.
- DPOF Compatible: Using the camera, you can specify the images and the number of images to print before you print images at a photo-shop or with your printer.
- Memory Card: You can print images with a Memory Stick or SD card compliant printer.
- Computer: You can copy images to a computer using the available downloadable software and print the images.
Microphone Jack: The 3.5mm microphone jack lets you connect an external microphone. If the external microphone has plug-in power, the power for the microphone is supplied by the camera through this jack. When an external mic is connected, the built-in microphone is turned off automatically.
Headphone Jack: You can connect headphones to the camera through this stereo 3.5mm headphone jack. This allows you to listen to audio as it's being recorded, or as the movie file is being played back.
HDMI: The camera has a Micro HDMI (Type D) jack for connecting the camera to an HDMI-equipped TV or video recorder.
USB-C: The ZV-E10 is equipped with a USB 5Gpbs (USB 3.2) USB-C port. SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 1 enables blazing fast file transfers (up to 5 Gbps), compared to USB 2.0 (480 Mbps maximum). This extra speed is especially useful when you're performing PC-tethered shooting, allowing you to quickly review your images on your PC monitor without having to wait for the images to load.
Multi Interface Shoe: The top-mounted Multi Interface Shoe is a single-point connection for multiple Sony accessories, such as flash units, video lights, and microphones.
InfoLithium Battery: The ZV-E10 is powered by the supplied, high-capacity NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery (7.2V 1020mAh 7.3Wh). The battery communicates data to the camera, so that the percentage of battery power remaining can be displayed. The battery life specs are as follows:
|Function||Battery Life||Number of Images|
|Shooting Still Images||---||Approx. 440 images|
|Recording Movies |
|Approx. 80 min||---|
|Recording Movies |
|Approx. 125 min||---|
Charging: The NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery requires approximately 150 minutes to reach a full charge in the camera, using the supplied AC-UUD12 AC adapter.
Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the camera to switch to Power Save mode. You can set the interval to 10 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes. Once the camera goes into Power Save mode, you can return to the shooting mode by pressing the shutter button halfway.
Downloadable Software: The ZV-E10 does not include software in the box. Instead, Sony offers software for Windows- and Mac-compatible computers for importing still images and movies recorded with the camera to your computer. The software is compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, as well as Mac OS X v10.11, and macOS 10.14-10.15 and macOS 11 operating systems. You can download the software to your computer using the appropriate URL provided in the downloadable Help Guide. The following downloadable software is compatible with the camera:
- Imaging Edge Desktop: With Imaging Edge Desktop, you can view your images, and use various convenient features to enhance the images you have shot. Imaging Edge Desktop is required for importing XAVC S movies to your computer.
- Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit: The new Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit) software lets you remotely operate the camera from your computer. You can make precise adjustments to the focus and composition, using the grid, guide, and overlay functions, and view images live on the large computer screen. You can also perform confirmation, selection, image-quality adjustment, and RAW development on your computer.
Sony Catalyst: You can also use Catalyst Browse (free software) for previewing clips and recorded movie files, and to view and edit media metadata, and apply image stabilization using metadata. You can also apply color calibration, copy to the local hard drive, and transcode to a variety of formats. Catalyst Prepare (paid software) adds to the functions of Catalyst Browse, allowing you to organize clips using bins, perform basic timeline editing with storyboards, etc. Catalyst Browse requires Windows 10 or macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave), or 10.15 (Catalina).