I am still a novice when it comes to photography. So for all my products shots, they are being taken by my Canon PowerShot S95 point and shoot camera. The S95 has been with me for more than 11 years. Both the battery and the LCD screen started to show signs of aging. So I decided to retire it.
I then switch to my Sony NEX-3N which I bought seven years ago in 2014. However, the moment I turned it on after being left untouched for a few years (I stored it with the battery removed), the LCD screen showed multiple red lines. I mean, it is still usable, but it isn’t very pleasant to use it. I might also retire it eventually.
Hence, Li Xiang decided to buy me a new camera. Since I can reuse the battery (NP-FW50) and lens that I have for the Sony NEX-3N’s like the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 Kit Lens, and 30mm F3.5 Macro Lens, the new camera has to be a Sony camera that supports E-mount lens, her budget is about S$1,000.
So I narrowed it down to Sony Alpha 5100 (S$999), Sony Alpha 6000 (S$1,099), Alpha 6100 (S$1,029), and Sony ZV-E10 (S$999). Despite Sony ZV-E10 is being marketed as a vlog camera, the features are on par with the Sony Alpha 6400, which retails for S$1,299. The only thing that Sony ZV-E10 is missing is the electronic viewfinder (EVF) and built-in flash. I can live without both because I will be using the LCD screen and shooting with plenty of sunlight in the day. If I need to use flash, I can always get a separate flash and mount it on the hot shoe.
I consider the Sony ZV-E10 to be more value for money than the rest of my selected Sony Alpha cameras, so I picked it.
Li Xiang bought the Sony ZV-E10 from Click! Cameras on Lazada for S$799, and it comes with two 64GB SD Card and a Sony camera bag. After all the 11/11 discount, she paid S$680.
The box contents are simple and I am not sure why they included so many power cords inside.
- 1x UK Power Cord
- 1x EU Power Cord
- 1x AU Power Cord
- 1x AC Adaptor
- 1x USB-A to USB-C cable (USB 2.0)
- 1x Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
- 1x Shoulder strap
- 1x Wind Screen
- 1x Body Cap
- 1x Sony ZV-E10
Will be using the Sony ZV-E10 mainly with the Sony 30mm F3.5 Macro Lens.