Let’s outline the main points WHY it is so:
1. Comlicated functions made easy
The ZV-E10 features several great functions which are extremely useful for a creator. For example:
In bigger cameras you’d need to do several things in order to get the sweet bokeh (adjust the aperture, shutter speed). In ZV-E10 however this can be done with just one click of a button. So whenever you want to separate your subject from the background you can do it easily.
So usually cameras try to track and keep the focus on your face, but for a reviewer’s videos this is often an inconvenience because cameras don’t want to acknowledge that you are holding something important in front of it and focus on it. Well.. no more of that. With on click of a custom button the ZV E10 will know that it needs to shift focus from your face to an object held in front of your face. Like this:
This is huge…
For convenience and portability you can, of course, use the kit lens (16-50mm f/3.5-5.6). Buuuuuuuuuuuuut you can now mount on the ZV E10 something ridiculous like 100-400mm or a 24-70mm or anything with an E-Mount.
This is by no means a Pro level camera. It’s 24Mpix sensor will handle any E-mount lens without a doubt though, and it’s good to have such a variety of lenses available. Still… this camera is aimed (mostly) at folks who want to shoot something on the go or on a budget.
But wait, there are a few compact lenses by other brands that are also made for APS-C Sony cameras and they are quite affordable. Something like Sigma’s 30mm and 16mm lenses:
So anyway.. You have a choice now 🙂
3. Other killer features
Like a capsule mic that records crisp and clean audio even outdoors (with a dead cat attached). Check out this sound comparison video by Sony to feel the difference:
Then there’s plug and play functionality that finally lets you use this camera as a webcam for your Zoom meetings or for a personal call or for Live streaming to Twitch or something. Quite useful.
And of course, there’s a tilty flippy screen. For that type of camera that is quite obvious and not that remarkable you might say, and yes you are correct. Personally I’m quite excited about it because I’m using Sony a7III which does not have this screen and I miss it… Big sad.
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