The Canon EOS M10 offers a DSLR-grade APS-C sensor that comes in a package for those who have absolutely no photographic knowledge except to click on the shutter button to produce images.
Canon EOS M10 Provides Casual Photography for Anyone Who Would Just Like to Shoot and Share
Looking at the design of the Canon EOS M10, it looks quite similar to that of the EOS M3, which is Canon’s lead system camera. However, the M10 has no main manual controls. The M10 has an incredibly simple design, which provide much of the accessibility in terms of being a point-and-shoot model.
The mode dial up on top is missing which, for most cameras, will switch the mode from manual to aperture priority mode and so on. Instead, the EOS M10 will give you a stills and video button, and a switch that will select from video, stills, and Auto. You can’t be any more simple than that.
For an entry-level compact camera, the build quality is what you would expect. The M10 is made of plastic material but it feels sturdy to the grip and touch. However, users should know that the device is not waterproof. It is advised not to take the camera out on the rain.
It also has a collapsible design which means it take up very little room when not in use. It can even fit inside your pocket to allow for easier storage. It weighs only 150-grams. The focal length of the lens is 15 to 45-millimeters (which equates to 24 to 72-millimeters for the usual 35-millimeter standard). This is acceptable for landscape, portrait, and street photography.
As what you would expect from a basic kit lens, it is not particularly fast. The maximum aperture is from f/3.5 to f/6.3 which can give you decently crisp images. However, if you’re looking for that creamy background blur, you’re not going to get it here.
The camera’s rear screen can turn back a full 180-degrees on a single hinge. It allows to take selfies pretty easily. What’s more is that Canon may have already thought of this feature to be made for the selfie-eccentric as it will enter the “Selfie Mode” automatically when the hinge is twisted into the right position.
The Canon EOS M10 produces a good range of flexibility even for an over-simplified compact digital camera. This is clearly made for people who do not want any fancy dials and switches, and just want to point and shoot.