Canon releases an entry-level mirrorless camera


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  • Friday, 04 Dec 2015

Compact camera: the EOS M10 is a fairly small mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that can accept Canon's sizable collection of lenses via an adapter.

Despite a slow start getting into the mirrorless interchangeable camera market, Canon now seems to be building up its stable of mirrorless models with the 24.2-megapixel  EOS M3 and the latest, the EOS M10.

The design is pretty similar to every EOS M series mirrorless camera with a minimalist, compact design and the EF-M lensmount.

Available in black or white, the EOS M10 features a lower resolution 18-megapixel APS-C sensor compared to the M3, but with image processing handled by the same Digic 6 processor.

With the modern processing engine, the EOS M has a claimed normal ISO range from 100 to 12,800, expandable to ISO25,600 in boost mode.

The sensor has a new Hybrid CMOS II with built-in phase-detect autofocus pixels which cover more of the total image capture area – expanded to 49 points over the 31 on the older M2 which this model replaces.

Funky cover: the EOS M10 comes in black or white, but you can add a touch of colour with one of these optional covers
Funky covers: The EOS M comes in either black or white, but you can add a touch of colour with the optional body covers.
 

There is no viewfinder and all shooting is done via the live view 3.0in touchscreen LCD on the back which has a resolution of 1.04-million dots.

The LCD can also be tilted to face forward for easy selfie shooting.

As for video, the EOS M10 shoots Full HD 1080p video at up to 30-frames-per-second in MP4 format.

Rounding off the features are the now common NFC (near field communication) chip and WiFi, which makes it easy to connect the camera up to an Android device.

iOS devices are also supported of course, although connection is not as easy since iOS devices do not support NFC chips in this way.

The EOS M10 comes bundled with a new EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens (equivalent to 24-72mm in 35mm film format) which collapses into a smaller package when not in use.

While there aren't that many EF-M lenses currently available, the M10 will accept Canon EF and EF-S lenses via an optional adapter.

The EOS M10 is available now with the kit lens for RM1,999.


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