Sony was expected to announce its new ZV-E10 APS-C E mount vlogging camera on July 7th but the launch event was cancelled over backlash from China due to the date – which coincided with the anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. Well, after recovering from that little snafu, Sony has set a new announcement date. July 27th. Yup, tomorrow.
Sony had scheduled an announcement via YouTube streaming event for July 7th, but that event has now been postponed over what is rumoured to be “inappropriate” timing for people in China. July 7th marks the anniversary of the “Marco Polo Bridge Incident” in 1937. No official reason, however, has been mentioned by Sony.
The previously scheduled stream has been removed from their YouTube channel and Sony posted the simple 10-second video (above) in its place, noting the postponement. A new date has not yet been announced, although it’s expected to come soon.
Sony has scheduled an upcoming event to YouTube to begin on July 7th at 10am Eastern (3pm in the UK and 11pm JST). The event, it seems will be to announce a new camera, believed to be the Sony ZV-E10 – the follow up to their surprisingly popular ZV-1 vlogging camera released in 2020.
The main reason I think people suspect it will be the ZV-E10 is because of the similar-looking fluffy microphone shield shown in the thumbnail for the video. It was also part of their advertising for the ZV-1, so it makes sense. But it looks like somebody’s already leaked an image of the camera via Sony Alpha Rumors, a week ahead of the official announcement.
The folks at Sony Alpha Rumors say they’ve seen the Sony new APS-C camera and that they’ve been able to discern some solid details from it. Like, the fact that it’ll be a 24-megapixel sensor (and not the rumoured 32-megapixel sensor), and the general overall design of the system.
From what they describe, it sounds a lot like the camera that the Canon EOS M50 should have been – You know an APS-C camera with flippy out LCD that shoots 4K video – but without a stupid crop in 4K mode, that they still have with the Mark II. Except, I expect the Sony will have better autofocus.
Even before the whole global pandemic thing, vlogging was on the rise. This last year, though, seems to have caused a significant boost in the number of vloggers out there and many have taken to doing it on their smartphones.
We’re on lockdown again here in Scotland and getting out with a bunch of camera gear to shoot videos isn’t exactly possible right now. So, I’ve been testing out some smartphone vlogging gear over the last few weeks during my daily exercise to see how well they hold up.
Rode has launched a new range of Vlogger Kits aimed at vloggers and smartphone filmmakers. The kit comes in three flavours. There’s a Lightning-equipped iPhone kit, a Type-C USB based Android kit, or a universal kit that works with both (although you’ll need your headphone jack adapter cable).
Each kit includes a mini tripod, a phone bracket, microphone, windshield, light, lighting gels, and all the extra cables and bits you need to get up and running quickly. As mentioned, though, if you get the universal kit, you’ll need your Lightning or Type C USB to TRRS headphone jack cable. While you might prefer to go with a kit specific to your device, the universal one is handy if you use different types of phone (or camera) and want to be able to switch between them.
Although Japan Industrial Partners has essentially come out and said that it’s business as usual for Olympus as a camera brand and that it has big plans (particularly with video) for the Micro Four Thirds system in the future, many MFT shooters are still in doubt about what may come under the brand’s new ownership.
A report on 43Rumors today, also suggests that Panasonic isn’t all that confident in MFT’s future, either. They say that Panasonic doesn’t see a lot of potential for Olympus shooters to switch to Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds products, suspecting that they’ll just stick with what they or move over to an APS-C or full-frame system.
GoPro Hero 9 has been officially announced. Now we can finally confirm what we saw in leaked photos and unboxing video: yes, it does have a color selfie screen and it’s capable of shooting 5K video at 30 fps. But there are some other improvements over its predecessor, such as a 23.6 MP sensor. So, let’s check out what the new and improved Hero 9 brings to the table.
It seems that Sony isn’t the only company finally seeing vloggers as a serious market. With the rise in vloggers on YouTube over the past few years, and particularly in the last few months as many are stuck at home, it was only a matter of time before companies finally started giving them what they really wanted.
Sony’s new ZV-1 vlogging camera seems to have been met with a very warm reception and now Panasonic’s apparently getting in on the action with the G100, according to 43Rumors, with an official announcement expected on June 24th.
Although pretty much everything was revealed through leaks already, Sony has now officially announced their new Sony ZV-1 compact camera. Essentially, it’s a Sony RX100 V, but with design changes and features that make it particularly suited to vloggers and YouTubers – a not-insignificant chunk of customers for cameras like the Sony’s RX100 series and its competitors.
Hoping to draw some of those customers away from the likes of Canon’s G7X Mark III, the 20-megapixel Sony ZV-1 has a flippy out LCD (not flippy up or down), minimised button layout and improved internal microphone, but with a hotshoe on top and a 3.5mm socket to plug in an external microphone.