The Canon EOS M10 is one of two Canon M-Mount cameras currently available. It supports the new line of lenses that have been specifically designed for these cameras. With an optional adapter, all of your other EF/EF-S lenses will also work. Inside the camera you will find an 18-Megapixel, APS-C CMOS imaging sensor and a powerful DIGIC 6 image processor. Together they work to decrease noise within your images and allow you to capture photos at up to 4.6fps (according to Canon).
The EOS M10 kit comes with this EF-M 15-45mm (24-72mm - 35mm equivalent) lens with built-in optical image stabilization. A stepping motor provides smooth and quiet autofocus that is great for continuous AF during video recording. Canon currently has a collection of 5 EF-M lenses available.
Assisting with your low-light images is a compact pop-up flash unit. Capable of covering approx. 5 meters at ISO 100, its compact but has a good amount of power for shooting up close. This is the only flash option available, since the M10 does not feature a hot shoe for an external unit.
Composing and viewing your images is accomplished with the 3.0-inch, 1.04-Million dot Touch LCD screen. The screen Tilts a full 180° up over the top of the camera. This is great for shooting at difficult angles and not having to guess when capturing "selfies". 5 levels of brightness allow you view the screen with ease in any lighting conditions.
Looking just like the top of a simple point-n-shoot camera, the M10 controls will not intimidate anyone. On top you have the power button, coupled by the shooting mode switch. Next is the shutter release button coupled by the command dial, allowing for easy control and setting selection. At the far right is the dedicated video recording button for instant recording of video with just one touch.
The back of the camera is just as simple. The MENU and playback buttons surround the 4-way controller. The 4-way controller itself acts as shortcuts to some of the more common shooting settings: exposure compensation, flash, LCD Info, and AE Lock. It also allows you to search the camera menu. Inside the 4-way controller is the SET/Quick menu button.
On the left side of the camera you will find the two Input/Output ports. On the left is the High Speed USB port that allows you to transfer images to a computer or printer. On the right is the HDMI output, allowing you view your images and videos on any HDTV with an optional cable. Above the I/O ports is the pop-up switch for the flash.
Under the I/O ports is the SD card slot. The camera accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC format memory cards. With HD video and high speed still capture, you will want to use a high speed card. We recommend a UHS-1 or faster card to make sure you do not have recording issues. The camera is shown here with the SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-1 8GB SDHC memory card that was used to test the camera.
Powering the EOS M10 is a 7.2V, 875mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery. This battery is capable of capturing up to 255 images on a single charge, or up to 360 images if the camera is set to Eco Mode. Also included with the camera is a portable charging unit that allows you to keep your battery and an extra or two charged and ready to go at all times.