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What is the pixel pitch of the Sony ZV-E10?

The Sony ZV-E10 provides 24 megapixels from an APS-C sensor. This pixel density gives rise to a size of the individual pixel of 3.91µm.

The pixel size or pixel pitch can be calculated by dividing the sensor area by the pixel count and then taking the square root. In particular, the sensor in the Sony ZV-E10 measures 23.5mm in width and 15.6mm in height, so that the total imaging area of the sensor amounts to 367 mm2. Moreover, the ZV-E10 has 6 000 horizontal pixels and 4 000 vertical pixels, for a total of 24 megapixels. Then, the size (height or width) of each individual pixel can be calculated as the square root of the ratio of the sensor area (367 mm2) to the MP count (24 000 000).

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Larger pixels provide advantages with respect to gathering light, particularly in low-light situations. Large pixels notably have a better signal to noise ratio, meaning that they can better differentiate between incoming photons and the noisy signals that the internal processes of the camera create. As a result, big pixels are particularly helpful to the photographer when shooting with high ISO settings.

Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Sony ZV-E10 to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Sony ZV-E10 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.213.8213485
2.
 
Canon M50 Mark II APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p24.013.6193983
3.
 
Fujifilm X-E4 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p24.213.7208585
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.113.6199184
5.
 
Panasonic G110 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.313.2139176
6.
 
Sony ZV-1 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.212.666966
7.
 
Sony A6100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.113.6194784
8.
 
Sony A5100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.812.7134780
9.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.1134782
10.
 
Sony RX100 III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.412.349567
11.
 
Sony A3000 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.712.8106878
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.
Further information on the sensor in the Sony ZV-E10 and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the ZV-E10 was initially launched in July 2021 at a price of $699.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Sony ZV-E10
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date July 2021
    Launch Price USD 699
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 367 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6 000 x 4 000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.91 μm
    Pixel Density 6.55 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 32 000 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 51 200 ISO
    Image Processor BIONZ X
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 11 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium MS or SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.2
    HDMI Port micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs
    Battery Type NP-FW50 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)440 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 115 x 64 x 45 mm
    (4.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 in)
    Camera Weight 343 g (12.1 oz)

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