Sony ZV-E10 review: powerful, affordable beginner camera for content creators

A camera focused on content creation and vlogging, the Sony ZV-E10 has plenty of features that make it worth the price tag.

A photo of the Sony ZV-E10 camera on a wooden desk with some plants
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Our Verdict

The Sony ZV-E10 is a fantastic addition to any content creator's setup. It's easily portable, has a comfortable build and sits at an affordable price point for those just getting into camera work.

For

  • Excellent beginner camera
  • Affordable yet high-end option
  • Perfect for content creators

Against

  • Included lens may not be for everyone

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Sony ZV-E10: Key specs

Type: Digital SLR
Max Resolution: 6000 x 4000
Pixels: 24.2 megapixels
Sensor: APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
Lens: E-mount
ISO: Auto, 100-32,000
Viewfinder: Yes, electronic
Monitor: 7.5cm TFT
Face detection: Face/Eye Priority in AF, Face Priority in Multi Metering, Regist. Faces Priority
Storage: Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo / SD memory card
Format: JPEG, RAW, XAVC S
Battery: Rechargeable battery with USB-C charging
Weight: 343 grams
Size: 115.2 x 64.2 x 44.8 mm

The Sony ZV-E10 is specifically marketed towards vlogging, content creation and video work. It features fantastic customisation options, interchangeable lens compatibility and beautiful 4K video capture. It's similar to its vlogging predecessor, the Sony ZV-1, but features some welcome improvements to make it more beginner friendly and build upon some loved features to better them. I'll happily admit I am still rather new to the world of 'high-end' cameras, and the idea of learning the UI of the ZV-E10 was rather daunting. But as soon as I started poking around in menus and learning what each mode was capable of, I quickly got into the flow.

Spec-wise, the camera has a 24MP APS-C sensor and is powered by Sony's NP-FW50 batteries. The max image size is 6,000 x 4,000px, and the ZV-E10 captures 4K video at up to 30fps. I found both footage and photos to overall be crisp and beautiful quality that was perfectly suited for my basic vlogging and content creation. Is there any surprise that we consider this among our top three picks for the best camera for YouTube?

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The Verdict
4.5

out of 10

Sony ZV-E10

The Sony ZV-E10 is a fantastic addition to any content creator's setup. It's easily portable, has a comfortable build and sits at an affordable price point for those just getting into camera work.

Abi Le Guilcher
Ecommerce Writer

Abi Le Guilcher is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. With a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design for Game and Film, Abi enjoys almost anything creative and will either be found crafting or gaming in her spare time. Her previous experience as a retail assistant at CeX means she has a wide range of knowledge in both technology and media and loves to keep up to date with the latest tech. Abi is an avid cosplayer and has most recently worked with PlayStation and Santa Monica Studio on a promotional campaign for the release of God of War Ragnarök.