Canon EOS M10 Review

Preview posted 10/12/2015 by William Chambers
Full review posted 03/14/2016 by Josh Fate

Quick Take
  • iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations
  • Overall image quality is good, with a little added sharpness
  • Optical image stabilization built into most Canon lenses
  • High resolution, 180 degree tilting LCD screen
  • Full 1080p video recording is ready at the touch of a button
  • Fantastic selection of lenses, especially with optional adapter
  • Good Battery Life if using the ECO mode
  • Very affordable for an ILC
  • HDMI output
  • Built-in WiFi with NFC for easy connection to Smartphone
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery with portable charging unit
  • Default shooting settings in iAuto and Program were not as sharp as we hoped
  • Highest ISO settings are not usable
  • No hot shoe for accessories
  • No wireless flash control to add a more powerful flash unit
  • No Audio input to increase audio quality
  • Below average battery life in normal operating modes
Bottom Line
The Canon EOS M10 is a great introductory ILC, perfect for anyone looking to upgrade from a point-n-shoot. Very similar to an EOS Digital Rebel, the M10 is much smaller and easier to carry, but will need an adapter to use the full selection of Canon EF and EF-S lenses. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
In late 2015, Canon USA updated their EOS M-series of mirrorless ILCs with the addition of the EOS M10. The second generation M-series ILC from Canon, the M-10 offers improved image quality and shooting performance, thanks to its DIGIC 6 processor and 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor. This combination allows the M10 to offer reduced noise levels over its predecessor, with a quoted 2 stop improvement; meaning the EOS M10 has about the same level of noise at ISO 1600 as the M2 had at ISO 400.

Other appealing features that Canon has packed into this new camera include a 3" tilting touchscreen LCD with 1.04million dots of resolution, Touch Focus and Touch shutter options, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, their newer Hybrid CMOS AF2 autofocus system (which offers 49-points versus the M2's 31-points), various creative filters, a full range of exposure programs (PSAM), and continuous capture rates up to 4.6FPS; to name a few.

All of this is packed into a compact body that measures 4.2x2.6x1.3 inches, and is available in Black, White, or Gray.

Canon EOS M10 Features:
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Image Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 image processor
  • EF-M lens mount system
  • 3.0" tilting touchscreen LCD with 1.04 Million dots
  • ISO 125 - 12,800, expandable to 25,600
  • Wi-Fi & NFC
  • Compatible with Canon Camera Connect App
  • Full 1080p HD Video Recording @ 24, 25, or 30p
  • Star Mode
    • Stair Trails
    • Star Time-Lapse Movie
  • Built-in flash
  • Full range of exposure programs, PSAM
  • RAW + JPEG image capture

The Canon EOS M10 is available in three colors (Black, White, or Gray), with a suggested retail price of $599.99. This includes the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens. To see current online pricing, see our best price box in the upper right hand corner of this page.

What's in the box?:
  • EOS M10 Body
  • 15-45mm IS Lens
  • Neck Strap
  • Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Cable




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