Even if its launch was postponed, we now have the Sony ZV-E10 specs, more leaked images, and much more. Here’s the best news I’ve selected for “The Photography News Show”!
Sony ZV-E10 Specs
In the last few episodes, I’ve shared with you some rumors and leaked images of the Sony ZV-E10. The camera was supposed to be released on July 7th, but the launch event was canceled with very short notice.
Sony Europe said this is caused by the lack of components, but the real reason seems to be a political one.
July 7th is, in fact, the anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China, and after receiving a lot of criticisms via social media, Sony China posted an apology statement.
It looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer for this camera, but at least we have new, better quality, leaked images, as well as all the specs.
The Sony ZV-E10 specs are the following:
- 24 megapixel APS-C sensor
- 4K video up to 30P
- Color profiles: S-Log2, S-Log3, and HLG (no S-Cinetone)
- Similar features to the ZV-1, such as the background defocus.
- x1 Hearphone jack
- x1 Mic jack
- x1 SD card slot
- Unspecified battery, but apprarently not the NP-FZ100
This can work great as a first camera if you want to get more serious with videos, or as a secondary camera if you already have a Sony Alpha, especially because you’ll be able to use the same lenses on both cameras.
We basically know everything about this camera already, so we just have to wait for a new launch date, one that hopefully will not create any diplomatic incident
Panasonic 25-50mm f/1.7 Announced
Panasonic has announced a new Micro Four Thirds lens, Lumix Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1.7 which equals 50-100mm on a full-frame sensor.
That’s an ideal all-around lens for portrait & street photography, and it can surely be used for some macro work thanks to its maximum magnification ratio of 0.42X.
It’s available for pre-order at $1,800 (click here to pre-order), and it will perfectly pair with the 10-25mm f/1.7, providing a complete solution for Micro Four Thirds shooters that are looking for excellent quality lenses.
Nikon Partnership With Unistellar (Telescopes!)
This week Nikon has officially announced a master joint with Unistellar, with the goal of improving the development of consumer telescopes.
Unistellar is a fairly new company that has put on the market digital telescopes that use advanced technology and patents to deliver high-quality standards.
As of now, their telescopes start from $2,500, but the goal of this partnership is also to make them more accessible. I’m really curious to see what this joint venture will bring to the market, so, let’s keep an eye out for new telescopes in the future!
Peak Design Straps – New Colors
Peak Design is a San Francisco-based company known for its accessories that make it easier to carry your camera around.
One of its most famous products is the Anchor Links, which is a system that allows you to quickly attach & detach the camera strap from your camera.
I’ve been using it for many years and it’s a MUST HAVE if you have multiple cameras or if you often shoot on a tripod.
This week the company has launched new colors for all its camera straps to better adapt to any style.
The new colors are “Midnight” and “Sage”, while the classic colors are “Ash” and “Black”.
Get your new Peak Design camera strap here.
PICTURES OF THE WEEK
Audubon Photography Awards
This week we have the winning photos of the Audubon Photography Awards, which is a contest run by The National Audubon Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitat. These are some of the prize-winning shots that capture different bird species in a variety of scenarios.
Sigma 150-600mm Mirrorless Lens
If you like long telephoto lenses, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Sigma 150-600mm lens, which is the best lens in that category, offering a wide choice of focal length, making it great if you need a lot of versatility, such as when shooting sport or wildlife. This lens is only available for Canon EF and Nikon F, so it’s not made for mirrorless.
This week’s rumor comes in fact from Sigma, which is supposedly working on a mirrorless version of this lens. It’s not clear which mounts it will be compatible with, but it would make sense for it to be made for all the major mounts such as Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and L Mount.
So, let’s wait and see!