Ted's - Canon EOS M10 Review

16 Jun 2016 1:40:07 PM

About This Video

Meet James from Ted's Cameras, as he talks about the Canon EOS M10.

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"Hi I'm James and welcome to Get Teducated."

I'm here talking about the Canon EOS M10, Canon's entry-level mirrorless compact system camera.

Now when I mention Compact System Cameras to my customers, I find they can be a little apprehensive about the idea because for the most part these cameras are at a higher price point, or offer too many control dials and custom function buttons, which can be off putting for someone who wants a simple point and shoot camera but still demands a high image quality.

Canon have really nailed it with the EOS M10 though. They already have a solid reputation for their DSLR cameras, and the M10's 18 Megapixel APS-C sensor is the same as what we find in Canon DSLR's, so image quality is assured. The great thing about it though is that if we take a look at the controls here, you'll notice it's actually even simpler than an entry-level IXUS compact camera. Yet despite the simplicity of the controls, this is still a camera that will deliver superior image quality to almost ANY compact camera AND isn't even as expensive as the cameras it outperforms.

While this camera is aimed towards the point-and-shoot crowd, it still offers the more enthusiast photographers the usual range of manual modes including Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Full Manual. Should you consider yourself as having a bit of an eye for photography, but don't want to stray too far from the safety of the Auto mode, you can take advantage of Canon's Creative Assist mode. Using this mode you can simply tell the camera if you want the background blurred or sharp, if you want the image to be brighter or darker, or the colours to be cooler or warmer, without needing any knowledge of what settings need to change to create that effect. If you're playing around and find a particular look you really like, you can also save it as a custom preset so it's ready to use at any time.

The standard 15-45mm lens is effectively a 3x optical zoom, which is generally fine for landscapes, buildings, group shots of people, and at the longer end of the zoom you can get a decent portrait photo as well. If you did want a little more out of it though, Canon do offer a range of lenses specially designed for the mirrorless system. This EF-M line includes lenses like a wide-angle 11-22mm lens to improve your landscapes and interior architecture type photos, a telephoto zoom 55-200mm lens for a bit more reach when you're needing to get in close to a distant subject, and more recently a 28mm Macro lens which, impressively, has a macro light built right into the lens. If you can't find what you're looking for in the EF-M range, the EF Mount Adapter will allow you to fit ANY of Canon lenses to your EOS M10, giving you enormous choice.

While you're out and about taking photos, the Canon Camera Connect app which is available for both Android and iOS, allows wireless remote control with live view so you can set the camera up on a tripod or just on a bench and be able to use your smartphone or tablet to see the picture you're about to take, making it super easy to get brilliant travel photos where you're actually in the photo. It also means you can download images direct from the camera to your smart device, so your snaps are ready to share immediately. It's also compatible with the Canon Connect Station CS100 for quick and easy backup and storage.

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