Canon M10 summary
Canon M10 is Canon's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally released on October of 2015. The camera includes a 18MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5184 x 3456.
The M10 places at #28 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over all #200 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please check out our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your personal requirements.
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Canon M10 family
The Canon M10 has a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can see all previous and more recent models along with important features.
Canon M10 Gallery
You can check the M10 from different angles in the gallery below.
Canon M10 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Canon M10 based on features that are normally regarded as useful in a camera.
Canon M10 Sensor details
The Canon M10 features the DIGIC 6 chip. The size of the sensor in the Canon M10 is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 5184 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor has 18 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. This ISO can be expanded digitally to a high of 25600. RAW photos are supported which means that the user has wider margin for error.
The picture below illustrates the M10's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The M10 sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon M10 dimensions
Canon M10 weighs around 0.66 lb (301 gr or 10.62 oz) & the measurement of the camera is 108mm x 67mm x 35mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4"). The weight of average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323 gr so the Canon M10 is similar when compared with other rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Listed below is a visual of the Canon M10 beside a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view below will show you the button arrangement on the M10.
Canon M10 Lens specs
The M10 works with the Canon EF-M mount and has 23 lenses on the market today. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the M10.
Canon M10 Connectivity
The M10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and at times adjust settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
A few applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon M10 Video specs
The highest possible video quality in the Canon M10 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance between quality and file sizes but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to crop. The camera does not offer a microphone or headphone socket which means you have little control over the sound. It is perhaps best to find a different camera if you want decent sound for your video clips.
Canon M10 Weather Sealing
Canon M10 does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions can easily damage the camera.
Canon M10 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon M10 includes a 3" tilting display screen supporting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
It has got a selfie friendly display to take self portraits and group photos when necessary. Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can shift focus point and adjust settings using your fingertips.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder details for Canon M10 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders can be pretty helpful.
Canon M10 Shutter specs
Canon M10 has the capability to shoot continuously at 4.6 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Canon M10 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon M10 comes with only built in flash with no external flash support.
Canon M10 Autofocusing specs
Canon M10 comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and exact when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera includes Face detect which is handy for taking photos of people.
The AF system includes 49 focus points to pick from. Canon M10 has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to shift where you focus. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Canon M10 boasts manual focusing if required during low light conditions or you require more precise focusing control.
Canon M10 Battery life
The battery life (LP-E12) on the Canon M10 is made to last for 255 photographs based on the CIPA measurements making it lower when compared to it's competition. The average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini has got the best (650) battery life within this category of cameras.
Below is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that come with the best battery life:
Canon M10 for varying forms of photography
The following diagram indicates a rundown of the Canon M10 for varying forms of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Canon M10 Portrait photography info
The Canon M10 receives a points total of 71 which is above average, meaning that it is a respectable pick for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files and capability to utilize external lighting.
Canon M10 Street photography info
Having a impressive points tally of 80, the Canon M10 is a wonderful fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon M10 Sports photography details
A decent sports photography score of 60 indicates the Canon M10 is reasonably adequate for shooting sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon M10 Travel photography factors
Portability is pretty important in picking a travel camera. In general, the Canon M10 gets a nice 74 for a travel camera which makes it a fine option to buy for your journeys.
Canon M10 as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Canon M10 with it's above average grade of 67 as a landscape camera is a good pick among it's rivals.
Vlogging with Canon M10
A vlogging camera ought to have a moving display screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Canon M10 is a respectable pick for vlogging as it receives a above average rating of 74.
Canon M10 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the M10, here is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The graph underneath will give you an overview of the M10 compared to it's highest scoring competitors shown earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you may have a look at as alternative options. To browse through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.