Sony ZV-E10

Sony ZV-E10 front
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Expand to 51200)
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 343g - 115 x 64 x 45mm
  • Released July 2021
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  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Sony ZV-E10 summary

Sony ZV-E10 is Sony's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally introduced on July of 2021. It includes a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 6000 x 4000.

The ZV-E10 places at #1 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and overall #45 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please check our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your customized requirements.

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Sony ZV-E10 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Sony ZV-E10 based on criterias that are oftentimes regarded as crucial in a camera.

boasts touch to focus
connects via bluetooth
delivers RAW formats
good battery life (440 CIPA)
good high ISO (32,000)
good minimum ISO (100)
good MP (24 megapixels)
has manual focus
high res video (3840 x 1920 resolution)
includes HDMI support
includes headphone jack
includes microphone jack
NFC connection
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
screen articulates fully
screen has good resolution (920 k dot)
selfie friendly screen
sensor has phase detect autofocus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports face detect autofocus
supports tracking focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
touchscreen functionality
does not have image stabilization
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Sony ZV-E10 Sensor features

The spec of the sensor in the Sony ZV-E10 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor is able to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 - 32000. The ISO can also be expanded digitally to a maximum of 51200. RAW files are saved which means that the user has more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below displays the ZV-E10's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The ZV-E10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.

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To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Sony ZV-E10 dimensions

Sony ZV-E10 is 0.76 pounds (343g or 12.10 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 115mm x 64mm x 45mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.8"). The weight of average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327g so the Sony ZV-E10 is similar when compared with other rivals.

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Below is a pic of the Sony ZV-E10 alongside a softdrink so you can have a sense of its size.

Sony ZV-E10 dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button design on the ZV-E10.

Sony ZV-E10 topview buttons dials

Sony ZV-E10 Lens features

The ZV-E10 uses the Sony E mount and has 170 lenses to select from. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the ZV-E10.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-100-400mm-F5-6.3-DG-DN-OS-Sony-FE lensSigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS100-400mmf/5-6.3 1135g
Sigma-18-50mm-F2.8-DC-DN-Contemporary-E-Mount lensSigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary18-50mmf/2.8 290g
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Fujinon-MK-18-55mm-T2.9 lensFujinon MK 18-55mm T2.918-55mmf/2.8980g
Sony-FE-600mm-F4-GM-OSS lensSony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS600mmf/4 3040g
Sony-E-18-200mm-F3.5-6.3 lensSony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.318-200mmf/3.5-6.3 524g
Tamron-150-500mm-F5-6.7-Di-III-VC-VXD-FE-Mount lensTamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD150-500mmf/5-6.71724g
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Sony-E-55-210mm-F4.5-6.3-OSS lensSony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS55-210mmf/4.5-6.3 345g
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Sony ZV-E10 Connectivity

The ZV-E10 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can send photos and sometimes adjust camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.

A few apps also give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Sony ZV-E10 Video features

The highest possible video resolution in the Sony ZV-E10 is 3840 x 1920 and it can save in MPEG-4, XAVC S and H.264 format. 1920p is a outstanding resolution for video. You will be able to downsample to 1080p in order to get cleaner video. Be mindful of the considerable file sizes and make sure you own decent SD cards with good write speed. The camera does have both headphone and microphone jack making it really useful whilst capturing sound.

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Sony ZV-E10 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing in the Sony ZV-E10 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.

Sony ZV-E10 Display and Viewfinder

The Sony ZV-E10 includes a 3" fully articulated screen with a resolution of 920k dots.

It has a selfie friendly display to get self portraits and group photos when required. Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means that you will be able to switch focus point and adjust settings with your fingers.

Sony ZV-E10 screen and viewfinder 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

The View Finder specifications regarding Sony ZV-E10 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are quite useful during bright outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.

Sony ZV-E10 Shutter features

Sony ZV-E10 continuous shooting speed is 11.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Sony ZV-E10 Flash and Hot shoe features

Sony ZV-E10 boasts external flash support but is without integrated flash.

Sony ZV-E10 Autofocus features

Sony ZV-E10 boasts both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and accurate than Contrast Based focusing. The camera includes Face detect which is handy for portraits.

It includes 425 focus points to select from. Sony ZV-E10 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to shift where you focus. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Sony ZV-E10 boasts manual focusing if required during low light scenarios or you need to have more accurate focusing control.

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Sony ZV-E10 Battery life

The battery life (NP-FW50) in the Sony ZV-E10 is made to last for 440 photos with respect to the CIPA standards which is above standard when compared to its category. The average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini has the best (650) battery life within this category of cameras.

Listed below is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the strongest battery life:

Sony ZV-E10 for different kinds of photography

The following chart provides a rundown of the Sony ZV-E10 for different kinds of photography. To see more, check out the specific section below.

Sony ZV-E10 Portrait photography information

The Sony ZV-E10 has a rating of 83 which is impressive, meaning that it is a tremendous choice to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files along with the flexibility to use external flash.

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focusing manually
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes face detect focus
exports RAW formats

Sony ZV-E10 Street photography highlights

Having a superb rating of 82, the Sony ZV-E10 is a awesome pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
boasts focus via touch
above average ISO range (32,000)
lack of image stabilization

Sony ZV-E10 Sports photography info

A exceptional sports photography points tally of 77 suggests the Sony ZV-E10 is a terrific choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have excellent focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
good battery pack (440 per charge)
has phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization

Sony ZV-E10 Travel photography highlights

Size is extremely critical when choosing a camera for travel. Over-all, the Sony ZV-E10 gets a outstanding 88 as a travel camera which is a wonderful choice to buy for your journeys.

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great battery (440 CIPA)
supports bluetooth
includes touch focus
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly display

Sony ZV-E10 Landscape photography info

For anyone who is looking to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony ZV-E10 with it's fantastic grade of 81 for a landscape camera is a terrific choice amongst it's competitors.

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focusing manually
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
decent sized screen (3")
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
very good ISO range (32,000)
delivers RAW files
better than average battery life (440 CIPA)
does not have image stabilization

Sony ZV-E10 Vlogging details

A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving display screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Considering every thing, the Sony ZV-E10 is a wonderful pick for vlogging as it receives a awesome rating of 82.

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selfie friendly screen
built-in touchscreen
supports face detection autofocus
great video quality (3840 x 1920 pxls)
has external microphone port
lack of image stabilization

Sony ZV-E10 Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to the ZV-E10, here is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The diagram down below shows you an overview of the ZV-E10 versus it's top ranking competitors shown earlier.

There are more cameras you may take a look at as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Sony ZV-E10
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW support
Highest native ISO
Highest enhanced ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points
Lens mount type
Sony E
Available lenses
Crop factor
Display type
Fully Articulated
Display size
3 inches
Resolution of display
920k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash settings
no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
343g (0.76 lbs)
Physical dimensions
115 x 64 x 45mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.8")
Battery life
440 pictures
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots
Price at release