Sony launches its new ZV-E10, an E-mount camera for vloggers

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Sony has announced the ZV-E10, an APS-C interchangeable lens camera that will appeal to the needs of vloggers. It brings many features from the fixed-lens ZV-1 into a bigger sensor format, including shortcuts to focus and exposure settings. Being a bigger camera, there are also some significant benefits, like a headphone jack, better battery life, and a larger sensor with more depth-of-field flexibility. And at $799 with a 16-50mm kit lens, it’s a pretty good deal. Also, the ZV-E10 only offers electronic stabilisation. It also includes the ability to record gyro sensor data in metadata that can be utilised when applying stabilisation in post-processing. The ZV-E10 offers a 24.2-megapixel sensor with a native ISO range of 100-32,000 equipped with the excellent eye and subject-tracking AF that both the ZV-1 and Sony’s recent interchangeable-lens cameras offer. It also includes the vlogger-friendly Bokeh Switch mode, which toggles the aperture to blur your background or bring it into focus, as well as a Product Showcase mode to apply AF settings best suited for presenting products on camera. The ZV-E10 claims up to 80 minutes of video recording on a single battery charge. It will go on sale in August for $699 body-only or $799 with a 16-50mm kit lens.

Realme becomes the first to bring magnetic wireless charging to Android

Realme has teased a new device called the Realme Flash, which it claims will be the first Android phone to use magnetic wireless charging. While it looks to be the company’s take on Apple’s MagSafe system for the iPhone 12 range, Realme is taking a somewhat different approach with the initial hardware. Realme will release a magnetic wireless charger called MagDart that’s far bulkier than Apple’s MagSafe puck. Charging speeds are said to exceed the 15W that MagSafe reaches, making it the fastest magnetic charger in the world, but the tradeoff is that the device is much thicker and requires an active cooling fan. Realme is also working on a slimmer MagDart charger that looks much more like Apple’s MagSafe puck, Gizmochina reported. The Realme Flash will be a flagship phone with a Snapdragon 888 processor. A leaked render of the phone shows that at least one model will have 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. Realme has never included wireless charging in any of its phones before, though it does sell Qi wireless chargers that work with accessories like earbuds.