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Introduction

The EOS M10 is the newest compact system camera from Canon. The entry-level EOS M10 has an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, a touch-screen interface, Hybrid CMOS AF II 49-point AF system, Full 1080p HD Movie mode, ISO 100-25600, a 3-inch 1,040,000-dot LCD monitor that tilts up to 180 degrees, integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, 4.6fps burst shooting, RAW support, and a built-in pop-up flash. The Canon EOS M10 is available body only for £309.99/€449.99 or with the new EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM collapsible standard zoom lens for £399.99/€589.99.

Ease of Use

Initial impressions of the Canon EOS M10 camera are largely favourable. Despite its all-plastic construction and being one of the smallest compact system cameras on the market, the EOS M10 feels fairly solid, measuring 108 x 66.6 x 35 mm and weighing 301g. Unlike a DSLR and most CSCs, we did manage to squeeze the EOS M10 with the new new EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM collapsible standard zoom lens attached into a jacket pocket, despite it not being particularly comfortable to do so. Our black version also had a slightly roughened non-slip feel to its surface, subconsciously recalling a pro-grade DSLR, although there’s no proper handgrip as on the more expensive EOS M10, which makes it more difficult to use with larger, heavier lenses.

The EOS M10 has an APS-C sized sensor pumping out 18 megapixel images, with the choice of shooting in 14-bit Raw as well as JPEG, or both in combination. Choose any Raw option though and you miss out on the ability to automatically apply digital filter effects in-camera – those options are simply de-selected on the EOS M10’s on-screen tool bar.

The LCD on the back of the Canon tilts up 180 degrees,, although it cannot be tilted down or swiveled to the side. The LCD is three inches in size and boasts a high 1040K dot resolution. Furthermore it’s a touch screen, though you wouldn’t automatically know it from looks alone, as we also get the basic physical controls ranged alongside it. When tilted to the maximum 180 degrees, the camera automatically launches the Self Portrait Mode for easier selfies, which you may or may not find appealing.

One other major thing that the Canon M10 has going for it is that it is an ‘EOS’ camera. This means in theory that users can utilize any of its manufacturer’s 70+ EF lenses and accessories, the former screwed into place with the aid of an adapter ring, albeit with a resultant ‘front heavy’ appearance. There’s also the fact that said adapter costs an additional £160. Also shared with EOS DSLRs in the Digic 6 processor that makes up the guts of the EOS M10, and the fact that sensor cleaning takes automatically place upon powering down the camera, not something typically witnessed with competing CSCs.

There is also a pop-up flash built into the EOS M10’s body, which will please the beginner target audience, although there’s no flash hotshoe as on the EOS M3. The EOS M10’s pop-up flash is convenient, but only has a weak guide number of 5, along with a recycle time of 3 seconds.

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Front of the Canon EOS M10

From the front then, the EOS M10 more closely resembles a PowerShot camera than an EOS DSLR, rounded corners stopping it looking completely boxy and in fact going one further and imbuing it with a smidgeon of style. The form factor is compact enough that the EF-M lens mount swallows up roughly half of the faceplate, with a porthole for a self-timer/AF assist lamp located top right, and beneath that a springy lens release button.

On top the shutter release button is encircled by the only control dial. Alongside is the small video record button. As one might expect, there are several video quality selections to choose from, running the gamut from the Full HD 1920×1080 pixels at a maximum 30 frames per second, stepping down to the industry standard 25fps and 24fps as our next options, and then on to 1280×720 pixels at a cinematic 50fps as a further choice. The lowest resolution video option is a bog-standard 640×480 pixels, though again at 25fps.

The only other controls on top of the EOS M10 are the shooting mode dial which encircles the tiny Power On/Off button. Rather than cram this shooting mode dial with eight or 10 settings, Canon has pared it back to what can barely be described as the ‘essentials’. There are three settings – two for stills, and one for video – and that’s it. The two photo settings are, firstly, for ‘Scene Intelligent Auto’ – the camera’s default setting which, as it sounds, is pretty much point-and-shoot all the way, the EOS M10 recognizing common scenes and subjects – which it does consistently and reliably – and optimizing the results for you. The second setting on the dial, manual controls looking conspicuously absent at this stage, is for ‘Creative Auto’.

This mode is actually where the program, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual options are ‘hidden’, though the first thing we’re presented with on selecting Creative Auto is a range of digital filter effects. It seems that, with the EOS M10, as with the original EOS M, Canon is really attempting to ensnare the mass consumer market and those trading up from a pocket snapshot or a smartphone wanting better quality shots, rather than its photo enthusiast heartland per se. At first glance the EOS looks and feels unthreatening, and that is deliberately so.

Press the ‘Q Set’ button at the centre of this backplate pad and via the on-screen options you can choose the AF method – either face recognition/subject tracking, multi zone or single point AF – and select image quality and compression level. The latter ranges from Large compression level, full resolution JPEG through to Small 720×480 pixels JPEG, along with Raw and JPEG plus Raw capture options. You can also select the flash options, though these are limited to auto flash, forced fill-in flash, or off. There’s additionally the ability to blur the background of a shot selectively using an incremental four stage on-screen slider to determine the degree of de-focusing.

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Rear of the Canon EOS M10

Next up at the bottom of the same on-screen toolbar are the seven creative filters, which admittedly are fun and effective in smaller doses. Provided here are a grainy B&W option, the self-explanatory soft focus, the perspective warping fish eye effect, a vivid ‘art bold’ effect, a washed out ‘water painting’ effect that is rather insipid, a ‘toy camera’ Lomo-like vignetting effect, and the ubiquitous tilt and shift lens ape-ing miniature effect, which provides a narrow band within which the image is sharply focused. Users can shift this focus area selector up or down the screen, thereby biasing a particular portion of the shot.

It’s only after playing with the camera for a little while that it becomes apparent that a finger tap of the ‘CA’ mode icon in the top left of the LCD screen reveals a hidden cornucopia of further shooting modes.

At first those revealed are rather uninspiring scene mode-type icons for portrait or landscape shots, close up images, sports, night portrait, handheld night scene, plus a backlight adjustment/HDR feature which takes three consecutive shots to even up otherwise tricky exposures. It’s only when you come to the end of tabbing through these options with successive finger prods that the hands-on quartet of manual, aperture priority, shutter priority and program finally reveal themselves. Apart from the obvious, it’s only in these modes that we appear to be able to manually adjust the likes of ISO, and again this is with a finger tap of an on-screen icon rather than the press of any ‘hard’ control. Here light sensitivity runs incrementally from ISO100 through to ISO12800, which isn’t a bad range by any consumer camera standards. There’s even a faster boosted setting of ISO 25600 buried deep within the menu system.

In the above modes we’re also entrusted with an on-screen slider for adjusting exposure, the options running +/- 3EV. A press of the actual ‘Q.Set’ button on the backplate, or the small ‘Q icon top right of screen in the above modes, and we’re also presented with a range of ‘Picture Style’ settings familiar from Canon DSLRs, for in-camera adjustment of shots pre-capture.

The ‘Picture Style’ selection comprises Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, plus three further user definable settings. Sharpness, contrast, saturation and colour tone can be individually adjusted for each. White balance and metering modes can further be manually selected if the user has chosen one of the P,A,S,M modes. Metering options comprise evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, and centre weighted average.

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Top of the Canon EOS M10

A press of the top plate on/off button, which is recessed level with the bodywork, powers the camera up for action in around two seconds. Squeeze the shutter release button and the EOS M10 focuses in under 1/2 second, much quicker than the original EOS M. Whether you’re shooting a highest resolution JPEG or JPEG and Raw in combination, there’s barely a noticeable difference in the time it takes to commit either to removable media – here an SD card of every description, now more conveniently housed in its own compartment on the side of the camera, rather than with the rechargeable lithium-ion battery at the base.

With two tiny holes for the stereo microphone rounding off the top plate features, the rest of the controls on the backplate of the EOS M10 likewise look familiar – or will do so to anyone used to a digital snapshot camera of any description. The Menu button calls up a series of folders covering both basic camera operation and set up.

Sitting beneath we have the multi-directional control dial. Ranged around this are Exposure Compensation, Flash, Info and AE Lock options. At the very centre is the ‘Q.Set’ button for implementing the various changes applied throughout the course of handling the camera, and exploring the options offered within, again as previously described above.

The EOS M10’s wi-fi capabilities allow you to share images during playback via the dedicated button on the side of the camera. Simply enter a nickname for the camera and five more icons then appear, connecting the EOS M10 to another camera, a smartphone, a computer, a printer and the Internet respectively. Setup is relatively straight-forward for each scenario, although you’ll need a basic understanding of the protocols involved. Note that you need to install the dedicated and free Canon CameraWindow app to connect the EOS M10 to an iOS or Android device.

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Tilting LCD Screen

The EOS M10’s wi-fi functionality is employed to tag your images with GPS data recorded by your smartphone ( latitude, longitude, altitude and shooting time) via the Canon CameraWindow app, which effectively replaces a more conventional built-in GPS system. We actually prefer having GPS built-in to the camera rather than having to sync it with an additional device, so in this regard the EOS M10 doesn’t compare well with rivals that offer this feature, although it does side-step the issue of negatively affecting battery life. The EOS M10 also features NFC (Near Field Communication) technology (the same technology that’s used for mobile payments), which allows you to connect it to a compatible Internet enabled device or another NFC-enabled camera by simply tapping them together.

The Info button toggles through the various display modes on the LCD screen, including a useful control panel that, as the camera is touch-sensitive, makes it easy to quickly change the key settings.

With METAL lugs for attaching a camera strap provided either side of the EOS M10, on the left hand flank – if viewing the camera from the back as the user will be doing when engaged in operation – we find an expected AV/USB output and a HDMI port. Above is a switch for popping-up the built-in flash, and underneath is the new memory card slot. Over on the right flank is the aforementioned Wi-fi button and a discreet logo denoting the EOS M10’s NFC connectivity.

The base of the camera meanwhile features a screw thread located directly behind the lens mount for the attachment of a tripod, and, over to one edge we naturally get the compartment for the battery, which offers a lifespan of 255 shots. Unlike an increasing number of compact system cameras, we do actually get a standalone mains charger with the EOS M10, so the battery can be removed and charged independently of the body, which means that if you do sensibly invest in a spare, the camera isn’t tied up each time you need to re-charge.

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Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 18 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 6Mb.

The Canon EOS M10 produced images of excellent quality during the review period. This camera produces noise-free JPEG images from ISO 100 all the way up to ISO 1600, with noise first appearing at ISO 3200. The faster settings of 6400 and 12800 display relatively little noise, certainly suitable for small prints and web images. We wouldn’t advise using the expanded setting of ISO 25600 though. The JPEG images were a little soft straight out of the camera using the default Picture Style and ideally require some further sharpening in an application like Adobe Photoshop, or you can change the in-camera setting. The built-in flash worked well indoors, with no red-eye and good overall exposure. The night photograph was very good, with the maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds and the Bulb mode allowing you to capture enough light in all situations. The different Picture Styles and the ability to create your own are a real benefit, as are the extensive range of digital filter effects, all of which can be previewed before you take the shot.

Noise

ISO sensitivity can be set between ISO 100 and ISO 25600 in full-stop increments. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting, with JPEG on the left and the RAW equivalent on the right.

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RAW

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

Sharpening

The out-of-camera JPEGs are quite soft and at the default sharpening setting and benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop. You can also change the in-camera sharpening level to suit your tastes via the Picture Style options.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

   

File Quality

The Canon EOS M10 has 2 different image quality settings available, with Fine being the highest quality option. Here are some 100% crops which show the quality of the various options, with the file size shown in brackets.

18M Fine (6.19Mb) (100% Crop) 18M Normal (3.98Mb) (100% Crop)
   
18M RAW (22.7Mb) (100% Crop)  
 

Flash

The flash settings on the EOS M are Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, and Red-Eye Reduction. These shots of a white coloured wall were taken at a distance of 1m.

Flash Off – Wide Angle (24mm)

Flash On – Wide Angle (24mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64
   

Flash Off – Telephoto (72mm)

Flash On – Telephoto (72mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are a couple of portrait shots. As you can see, neither the Flash On setting nor the Red-Eye Reduction option caused any amount of red-eye.

Flash On

Flash On (100% Crop)
   

Red-eye Reduction

Red-eye Reduction (100% Crop)

Night

The Canon EOS M10’s maximum shutter speed is 30 seconds and there’s a Bulb mode for even longer exposures, which is excellent news if you’re seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 30 seconds at ISO 100.

Night

Night (100% Crop)

Picture Styles

Canon’s Picture Controls, similarly to Nikon’s Picture Styles, are preset combinations of different sharpness, contrast, saturation and colour tone settings. The six available Picture Controls are shown below in the following series, which demonstrates the differences. There are also three User Defined styes so that you can create your own look.

Standard

Portrait

   

Landscape

Neutral

   

Faithful

Monochrome

Creative Filters

The Creative Filters shooting mode contains 8 different options to help spice up your images.

HDR

Fish-eye

   

Art Bold

Water Painting

   

Miniature

Toy Camera

   

Soft Focus

Grainy B/W

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Canon EOS M10 camera, which were all taken using the 18 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

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The Canon EOS M10 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We’ve provided some Canon RAW (CR2) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

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Sample Movie

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 1920×1080 pixels at 25 frames per second. Please note that this 14 second movie is 41.8Mb in size.

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Product Images

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Front of the Canon EOS M10 / Pop-up Flash

 
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Rear of the Canon EOS M10 / Turned On

 
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Rear of the Canon EOS M10 / Main Menu

 
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Tilting LCD Screen

 
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Memory Card Slot

 
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Battery Compartment

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Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type

22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 18.0 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 18.5 megapixels

Aspect Ratio

3:2

Low-Pass Filter

Built-in/Fixed

Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 6

LENS

Lens Mount

EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation

Enable/Disable Image Stabilizer on compatible lens
Dynamic IS available with compatible lenses

FOCUSING

Type

Hybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor [18]

AF System/ Points

49 AF points (Maximum) [15]

AF working range

EV 1-18 (at 23°C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)

AF Modes

One-Shot AF and Servo AF

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection (Face+Tracking), Manual selection (1-point AF)

Selected AF point display

Indicated on LCD monitor

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or customisable AE Lock Button

AF Assist Beam

via LED assist beam

Manual Focus

Available in camera menu, MF & AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot).
MF Peaking available

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Real-time metering from the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering
(2) Partial metering at center
(3) Spot metering
(4) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (at 23°C, ISO 100)

AE Lock

Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE Lock Button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation

‘+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ISO Sensitivity (8)

AUTO(100-12800), 100-12800 in 1/3 stop increments [8]
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop increments)

SHUTTER

Type

Electronically controlled focal-place shutter

Speed

30-1/4000 sec in 1/3 stop increments (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type

Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings

AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered

LCD MONITOR

Type

Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots.

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of five levels

Display Options

Switchable via INFO. Button
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Liveview image no information
(3) Liveview image full info
(4) Liveview image basic info

Depth of field preview

Yes, via customisable Movie Button

FLASH

Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)

5

Built-in Flash Coverage

up to 15mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 24mm)

Built-in Flash recycle time

Approx. 3 seconds

Modes

On (Auto FE), On (Manual), Slow Synchro, Off

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

X-sync

1/200 sec

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2EV in 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

SHOOTING

Modes

Scene Intelligent Auto mode (Stills and Movie), Creative Assist (Stills and Movie), Hybrid Auto, Self Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Handheld Night Scene, Food, HDR, Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Miniature Effect (Stills and Movie), Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual
Movie modes: Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space

sRGB

Image Processing

Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR)
Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration

Creative Assist:
Background Blur (5 settings)
Brightness (19 levels)
Contrast (9 levels)
Saturation (9 levels)
Color Tone (19 levels)
Monochrome (Off/ BW/ S (Sepia)/ B (Blue)/ P (Purple)/ G (Green))

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, custom)

Continuous Shooting

Max. Approx. 4.6 fps for approx. 1000 JPEG images, 7 images RAW [16][19]

LIVE VIEW MODE

Coverage

Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Focusing

Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen plus MF Peaking) Autofocus: Hybrid CMOS AF II (Face + Tracking, 1-point AF)

Display Options

Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, Multi aspect ratios

FILE TYPE

Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording

Yes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible

Image Size

RAW: (3:2) 5184 x 3456, (4:3) 4608 x 3456, (16:9) 5184 x 2912, (1:1) 3456 x 3456
JPEG 3:2: (L) 5184 x 3456, (M) 4320 x 2880, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 2304 x 1536, (S3) 720×480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608 x 3456, (M) 3840 x 2880, (S1) 2560 x 1920, (S2) 2048 x 1536, (S3) 640×480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184 x 2912, (M) 4320 x 2432, (S1) 2880 x 1616 (S2) 1920 x 1080, (S3) 720 x 408
JPEG 1:1: (L) 3456 x 3456, (M) 2880 x 2880, (S1) 1920 x 1920, (S2) 1536 x 1536, (S3) 480 x 480

Movie Type

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

Movie Size

Full HD – 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
HD – 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
VGA – 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
Miniature Effect – HD, VGA – (6, 3, 1.5 fps)
Hybrid Auto – HD – (30 fps)

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB

Folders

New folders can be automatically created monthly or daily

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions

5 Custom Functions with 13 settings including 3 customisable buttons/controls

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Playback zoom

1.5x – 10x enabled in 10 steps

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (Customisable with 6 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) Index display (6/12/42/110 images)
(4) Jump Display

Slide Show

Playback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Transition Effects: Off, Fade

Histogram

Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert

Yes

Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images
Protection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x5)
(2) Playback menu (x4)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x5)
(2) Playback menu (x4)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu

Menu Languages

25 Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware Update

Update possible by the user.

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)

Other

Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [17]
HDMI output (Type-C/Mini compatible)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

STORAGE

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 [20]
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10

For Wi-Fi connection to a PC via Image Transfer Utility:
Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10

SOFTWARE

Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional

Other

Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E12

Battery life

Approx. 255 shots (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) [5]
Approx. 210 shots (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Battery Indicator

4 levels

Power saving

LCD monitor turns off after 10, 20, 30 sec or 1, 2, 3 mins.
Auto Power Off
ECO mode

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-E12, Battery charger LC-E12E

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

108 x 66.6 x 35 mm

Weight (body only)

Approx. 301g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps

Body Jacket EH28-CJ
Face Jacket EH28-FJ
Neck Strap EM-E2

Lenses

EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

Other

Interface cable IFC-400PCU
HDMI Cable HTC-100

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Conclusion

The Canon EOS M10 has a lot more in common with the original EOS M from 2012 than last year’s more enthusiast-focused EOS M3, sharing the same 18 megapixel sensor and simplified control layout as Canon’s first compact system camera. Thankfully, it also inherits some of the EOS M3’s key improvements, including a much faster AF system and wi-fi/NFC connectivity. We can also pardon the omission of a viewfinder, flash hotshoe, second control dial, exposure compensation dial and handgrip, given the camera’s entry-level status. Perhaps the biggest step forward is the inclusion of the new EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM collapsible standard zoom lens, which makes the overall package much more compact than before. The result is a relatively cheap and very cheerful camera that’s well suited to its target beginner audience, although more serious photographers will inevitably want to look elsewhere…

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4
Ease-of-use 3.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 4

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Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon EOS M10.

Canon EOS M

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The Canon EOS M is a new compact system camera that boasts 18 megapixels, full 1080p high-definition videos with continuous auto-focusing, and a touch-screen interface. Other key features of the EOS M include a 3-inch LCD screen with 1,040k dot resolution, ISO range of 100-25,600, and a flash hotshoe. Is Canon’s new mirrorless model a real contender? Read our Canon EOS M review to find out…

Canon EOS M3

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The Canon EOS M3 is a new compact system camera that offers 24 megapixel resolution, full 1080p high-definition videos, a faster auto-focusing system, and a touch-screen interface. Other key features of the EOS M3 include a tilting 3-inch LCD screen, ISO range of 100-12,800, wi-fi and NFC connectivity, and a built-in flash. Is Canon’s new mirrorless model finally a real contender? Read our Canon EOS M3 review to find out…

Fujifilm X-T10

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The Fujifilm X-T10 is a new mid-range compact system camera that inherits most of the key features of the flagship X-T1 model. Does the X-T10 cut too many corners to hit its aggressive £499 / $799 price-tag, or does it offer a compelling blend of features, performance and price? Read our in-depth Fujifilm X-T10 review to find out…

Nikon 1 J5

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The Nikon 1 J5 is the latest mid-range model in Nikon’s compact system camera line-up. The Nikon J5 offers 20 megapixels, 20fps burst shooting with continuous autofocusing, 4K and Full HD 60p video capture, a tilting LCD touchscreen, and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. Read our in-depth Nikon 1 J5 review now…

Olympus E-PL7

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The Olympus E-PL7 is a new compact system camera aimed at the discerning fashionista. Also known as the PEN Lite, the EPL7 boasts a 3 inch 180-degree tilting LCD display, full 1080p HD movies, and an extensive range of creative filters. Read our in-depth Olympus E-PL7 review to find out if it offers both substance and style…

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a tiny interchangeable lens camera complete with an electronic viewfinder and a flash hotshoe. Can the Panasonic GM5 challenge the likes of the Samsung NX Mini and the Sony A5100? Read our full Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review, complete with full-size JPEG and RAW sample images to find out…

Panasonic Lumix GF7

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The Panasonic Lumix GF7 is a new entry-level compact system camera that focuses on taking better “selfies”. The tiny GF7 has a range of selfie modes, a 180-degree tilting LCD screen, built-in wireless and NFC connectivity, a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, 1080p HD video, and a touchscreen interface. Read our Panasonic Lumix GF7 review, complete with full-size JPEG and RAW sample images…

Sony A5100

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The Sony A5100 is an exciting new mid-range compact system camera. The Sony A5100 certainly packs quite a punch, featuring a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor, Fast Hybrid AF system, 1080p HD movies with XAVC S support, 3 inch tilting touch-screen, 6fps burst shooting, built-in wif-fi/NFC connectivity, and a pop-up flash. Read our in-depth Sony A5100 review, complete with sample JPEGs, RAW files and movies…

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Review Roundup

Reviews of the Canon EOS M10 from around the web.

uk.pcmag.com »

Despite being a class leader in the SLR segment, Canon is well behind the curve in the mirrorless space, waiting until 2013 to release its first model, the EOS M. And while Canon has had three years to improve, its latest effort, the EOS M10 ($599.99 with 15-45mm lens), only shows modest gains. It’s an entry-level model, but it’s priced like it’s midrange, and its sluggish autofocus system lags behind our favorite inexpensive mirrorless camera, the Editors’ Choice Olympus PEN E-PL6.
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