Canon EOS M10 Review: Pocket-sized shooter

Intro

What if you had your DSLR? What if you kept it’s sensor size at APS-C? And what if this camera was the size of the palm of your hand? Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s not, as we discovered. Read on to find out how we felt about the bite-sized Canon interchangeable-lens camera! 

What are its key features?

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First off, as stated above, it is absolutely tiny. It is just 108mm long, 67mm tall, and 35 mm wide. It also weighs just 301g, inclusive of the batteries. Despite this size, it has an 18.0 Megapixel APS-C sensor, similar to the ones found in Canon’s larger DSLRs, all the way from the 750D to the 70D. The ISO range, however, has seen no surprises with a minimum of ISO 100 and a maximum of 12800.

The 7D Mark II utilises 2 of the DIGIC 6 processors
The 7D Mark II utilises 2 of the DIGIC 6 processors

In terms of the image processor, it runs a single DIGIC 6, two of which power the 7D Mark II. This, and the hybrid CMOS AF II technology, allow it to shoot at a very respectable burst speed of 4.6 FPS. The AF points have also seen a jump over the M2, going from 31 to 49 points. While it does have a 1000 JPG image buffer, it’s RAW buffer is somewhat more limited at just 7 images.

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It has a 3 inch tilt-type (180º up) touchscreen display, with approximately 1,040,000 dots. Video production is limited to 1080p resolution (Full HD), at either 24 or 30 progressive FPS in the MP4 format. With Canon’s EF to EF-M adapter, it can also support the huge EF and EF-S lens library alongside its modest EF-M lenses. You can store all this on an SD card, as well as transfer it to your devices using NFC or WiFi.

If you’d like to have a look at it’s full specifications, you’re welcome to go over to the last page. Else, let us dive into the review proper!

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