Good news! Sony has announced a firmware update that will make Animal eye AF available in video mode as well as when shooting stills on the Sony ZV-E10.
At launch the Sony ZV-E10 was capable of detecting and focusing on human or animal eyes in stills mode, but when recording video, only human eyes can be detected. This changes with firmware Version 2.00, which is available immediately.
Follow the link to download the free Sony ZV-E10 firmware upgrade.
In case you’re not familiar with the Sony ZV-E10, it’s a dinky little 24.2Mp APS-C format camera that accepts interchangeable lenses with the Sony E mount. It’s specifically aimed at vloggers and features a vari-angle touchscreen for composing and reviewing shots. It’s capable of recording video at up to 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution in 4:2:0 8-bit at up to 30p. For more information, take a look at our Sony ZV-E10 review.
- Camera type: Mirrorless
- Announced: 27th July 2021
- Sensor: 24.2Mp APS-C format (23.5mm x 15.6mm) Exmor CMOS
- Sensitivity range: Stills: ISO 100-32,000 expandable to ISO 50-51,200, Video: ISO 100-32,000
- Autofocus: 425 phase-detection AF points, 425 contrast-detection AF points, Eye AF: Humans or Animal (stills and video)
- Burst Mode: Hi+: 11fps, Hi: 8fps, Mid: 6fps, Low: 3fps
- Video: 4K 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit, NTSC) 30p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit, NTSC) 24p (100Mbps / 60Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8bit, PAL) 25p (100Mbps / 60Mbps)
- Viewfinder: No
- Screen: Vari-angle 3-inch 921,600-dot touchscreen
- Stabilisation: Electronic for video – SteadyShot Standard or SteadyShot Active
- Hotshoe: Multi-interface
- Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 115.2 x 64.2 x 44.8 mm / 4 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1 13/16 inches from grip to monitor
- Weight: 343g / 12.1oz with battery and SD card