New year, new gadget; it’s seems to be a nice slogan. Gadget geeks is on the look-out for something new to go with the new year. And if you’re a mirrorless camera lover, then this new Canon EOS M10 mirrorless camera would definitely be in your shortlist.
It is the newest addition to the EOS M range of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras which just came to the Philippines barely 2 months ago. Pairing superior image quality associated with an EOS DSLR with the convenience of a point-and-shoot compact, the chic design and light weight (approximately 301 grams) of the EOS M10 makes it the perfect companion for Filipinos today who love creativity while keeping everything in style.
The EOS M10 is paired with the new, compact EF-M15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens. Equipped with a tilt-type LCD touchscreen that extends to 180 degrees, the EOS M10 has an intuitive user interface that also enables selfies from different angles. Photographers also benefit from an enhanced user experience with its Creative Assist editing capabilities and connectivity features.
The intuitive and user-friendly 3.0’’ touchscreen LCD enables quick and direct access to functions, allowing users to change camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture at the tap of the screen. The EOS M10 introduces features that enhance image quality for taking creative and convenient self-portraits. When the LCD screen is angled to 180 degrees, a shortcut option to activate the self-portrait mode enables quick adjustments to parameters for taking the best selfies – brightness, smooth skin effect, background defocus, flash and self-timer.
Have fun with the EOS M10’s Creative Assist feature, consisting of a series of six sliders such as Blur /Sharpen (Aperture), Darker/Brighter (Exposure), Cool/Warm (White Balance) that enables even the new photographer creative control of their pictures and the fun of experimenting. Users can easily make adjustments and see the effect of these settings on the images, providing amateur photographers with a keener appreciation for photography.
“Canon takes the imaging experience of smartphone camera users to a new level with the new EOS M10,” said Vinchy Sanchez, Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc.’s Director for Consumer Group. “As straightforward and convenient as a smartphone, EOS M10 goes with anyone’s lifestyle and taste. Canon brings the experience a notch higher with superior image quality that only comes from Canon’s latest DLSR technology. Moreover, its compatibility with the wide range of EF lenses, connectivity and Creative Assist features bring forth a bigger world of creative possibilities to its users, too.”
High performance, Slim Form
Modern technology has made waves with the advent of mobile devices that we carry around for daily organization. The EOS M10 complements this lifestyle with Canon’s imaging technology to deliver superior quality images, which may be challenging to achieve with non-dedicated imaging devices.
Powered by the advanced Canon DIGIC 6, the processor handles images quietly at swift speed and ensures high speed processing with low power consumption. Paired with the 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution and clarity in images will stand out. Even in dim lighting, the high ISO speed performance from 100 – 12800 on the EOS M10 will capture rich colors and details.
The enhanced Hybrid CMOS AF II system uses a combination of phase-difference detection AF and traditional Contrast AF for focusing and tracking subjects with precision. The EOS M10 uses an APS-C sized sensor, commonly used in the EOS DSLR range of cameras. The larger sensor size powerfully captures more light during exposure, ensuring higher image quality typically associated with DSLR cameras.
Connectivity Without Boundaries
Wi-fi connectivity on the EOS M10 facilitates speedy sharing to social media platforms via online cloud storage, Canon iMAGE GATEWAY (CiG). After a one-time registration on CiG, users whose cameras are connected to any Wi-Fi service, may post their photos and videos directly to Facebook and YouTube.
With NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity, remote operation of the camera via a smart device offers users convenience and versatility. Once connected via the Camera Connect app, the EOS M10’s live view from the LCD screen is beamed to the smart device’s screen in real-time. A variety of shooting modes, different aspect ratios, focus selection, self-timer and more can be adjusted – all from the smart phone while shooting superior quality images from the EOS M10. The remote shooting feature is ideal for taking group portraits or shooting at unusual angles, allowing easy control of the self-timer and shutter release.
New EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
The new EOS M10 features three lens kits, offering users more options and access into the world of EOS interchangeable lenses. All three kits feature the new EF-M15-45mm f/3.5 – 6.3 IS STM lens available in Graphite and Silver.
With a lens retraction mechanism, the EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM is the lightest, most portable, and compact standard EF-M zoom lens at just about 130 grams. With a focal length equivalent to 24mm – 72mm on a full frame, it produces high quality images favorable for travel, landscape, and even everyday moments. The Stepping Motor (STM) technology ensures silent and smooth AF especially during movie recording.
Canon EOS M10 Product Specifications
- Image sensor: 18.0 mega-pixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- Imaging processor: DIGIC 6
- ISO speed: 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600)
- Continuous shooting speed: 4.6 fps
- Maximum video quality: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
- AF: Hybrid CMOS AF II
- LCD: 180 / 45 degrees tilt type touch screen, approx. 1.04 million dots
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, NFC-enabled
- Dimensions: 108 mm in length, 66.6 mm in breadth and 35.0 mm in depth
- Weight: Approx. 301 g (CIPA standard)
EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens
- Focal length: 15-45mm
- Maximum aperture: f/3.5-6.3
- Minimum focusing distance: 0.25m
- Maximum magnification: 0.25x Lens
- Construction: 10 elements in 9 groups
- Filter Size Dimension: 49mm
- Aperture blades: 7
- Dimensions: 44.5mm in length, 60.9mm in width
- Weight: Approx. 130g
A Sleeker EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens in Silver
The second bundle includes the reintroduction of the EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens for telephoto coverage, which will feature a sleek, silver finish.
The third bundle features the EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and the ultra compact moderate wide-angle EF-M22mm f/2 STM pancake lens for landscape photography.
Canon EOS M10 Mirrorless Camera Price
In the Philippines, the Canon EOS M10 Mirrorless Camera is priced at Php 20,998.
In the same press conference, other Canon products such as printers and more cameras were also showcased. Tune-in to Gadget Gambit for future features on these.