Sony Electronics announces the ZV-E10 II and E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS II lens kit

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Sony ZV-E10 II

Sony Electronics launched the ZV-E10 II, the second generation of the mirrorless ZV-E10 camera. The ZV-E10 II maintains all the features creators love about the original, such as Creative Looks, Product Showcase Setting, Background Defocus function, and the vari-angle flip screen and adds an upgraded 26-megapixel (MP) (approx. effective) Exmor R CMOS sensor and adoption of Sony’s latest BIONZ XR image processing engine. A few additional updates to this model include improved autofocus and video capturing capabilities: Cinematic Vlog Setting , a new vertical format user interface (UI); an upgraded large-capacity Sony Z battery for improved stamina; and improved connectivity for easy live streaming and data transfer.

The ZV-E10 II will be available at the end of July 2024 for a suggested retail price of $999 USD ($1,399 CAD) for the camera body only, and $1,099 USD ($1,499 CAD) for the kit. The E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS II in black will be available in August 2024 for a suggested retail price of $299 USD ($399 CAD).

In addition, the E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS II (SEL1650/2) is announced, a compact APS-C power zoom lens which will be available separately or as part of the ZV-E10 II’s camera kit.

“From the beginning, the goal of the Sony ZV line was to create cameras that produced high-quality results while being extremely easy to use. Today, the ZV line continues to uphold that standard, but we’re taking it a step further,” says Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “Our aim with the advancements of the ZV-E10 II is to inspire creators to develop or recreate their own unique style through features like personalized Creative Looks and Cinematic Vlog Setting. We are continually evolving our technology to help creators of all skill levels bring their visions to life.”

The ZV-E10 II features two key functions designed to produce premium-looking content straight from the camera, Creative Looks and Cinematic Vlog Setting. When shooting both stills and videos, users can instantly enhance their images by selecting any of the ten Creative Look options: Standard (ST), Portrait (PT), Neutral (NT), Vivid (VV), Vivid 2 (VV2), Film (FL), Instant (IN), Soft Highkey (SH), Black & White (BW), and Sepia (SE). Each of these looks are further customizable and can be edited through eight different parameters, allowing creators to fine-tune their content.

The ZV-E10 II allows creators to produce premium, cinematic video content with a single touch using the Cinematic Vlog Setting. This feature automatically adjusts the aspect ratio, frame rate, and AF transition speed to optimal settings for cinematic video capture. Additionally, creators can enhance their footage by selecting from five “Looks”, such as S-Cinetone™ that enhances skin tones, and applying one of four “Moods”, that emphasize specific colors, offering extensive options to maximize creative expression.

Other key features:

  • 759-point Focal Plane Phase-detection AF with Real-time Eye AF for Human/Animal/Bird and Real-time Tracking
  • Backside illuminated 26MP Exmor R CMOS sensor offering an ideal combination of high sensitivity and low noise with an ISO range from 100 to 32000
  • APS-C interchangeable lens camera compatible with over 70 Sony E-mount lenses
  • High-speed readout, 5.6K oversampling compresses a vast amount of information into stunning 4K footage at up to 60p
  • Active Mode electronic image stabilization employs a precision gyroscope and advanced algorithm to accurately measure and compensate for camera shake, providing highly effective stabilization without sacrificing mobility, even when shooting 4K
  • Upgraded large-capacity Z battery (NP-FZ100), allowing continuous movie recording for up to 195 minutes per charge
  • New Vertical User Interface (UI) that auto rotates from horizontal to vertical orientation to streamline vertical content creation. When paired with the vari-angle LCD monitor, users can create and view their content from any angle
  • With 4K 60p capture and up to 120p capture in clear XAVC-S Full HD quality, the user can record stunning motion sequences using the S&Q mode at 5x slow motion (24p playback)
  • Product Showcase Setting which delivers convenient shooting of product review videos with smooth focus transitions from your face to the item being highlighted
  • Background Defocus Function to adjust the depth of field and create bokeh within the background with a single touch
  • Face Priority Auto-Exposure immediately detects faces and adjusts the exposure to optimize facial brightness, even while actively recording in changing lighting scenarios
  • ‘Soft Skin Effect smooths the appearance and reduces blemishes on the subject’s skin

The ZV-E10 II camera body is made from recycled materials, including SORPLAS, reducing environmental impact without sacrificing functionality.

The E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS II is Sony’s 75th E-mount lens. With a minimum focusing distance of 9.8 inch (0.25 m) (wide)/ 11.8 inch (0.30 m) (tele) and maximum magnification of 0.215x, the E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS II offers versatile close-up performance to capture details.