Compact, user-friendly and powerful, the EOS M10 is one of Canon’s latest entry-level mirrorless camera that is perfect for the everyday photographer. With its 18-megapixel APS-C sensor, fast autofocus system, face detection, creative filters and 180-degree tilting LCD touchscreen, the shooting possibilities are endless with this one. See what went down when we gave the camera to a creative professional for a day.
I am a writer working in the creative industry, but I’m an oddity as I tend to think in pictures, which is why having a compact camera that doesn’t compromise on image quality is very important to me. I shoot almost every day in search of inspiration for my work, but my DSLR can sometimes feel a little too heavy. So when I learnt about the compact EOS M10, and decided to try it out for a day, this is what happened.
I was inspired by some work I saw online and decided to try and shoot my own interpretation of it. I wanted an effect where the subject in focus would be the flower, and my model (and background) in a beautiful blur. The EOS M10’s EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens with its low aperture allowed me to achieve this image easily.
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EOS M10, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/4, ISO125, 19mm, 1/60sec
The camera’s 180 tilt screen allowed me to achieve this super cool “Inception-esque” selfie. It was an awkward position to be holding the camera in, so the fast Autofocus system really helped here. I love how it got everything in focus right the first time, even though there were so many things happenings in the image.
Learn how the EOS M10 could be suitable for you in EOS M10 – Lightweight Mirrorless Camera Suitable for All Users.
EOS M10, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/4.5, ISO1600, 24mm, 1/250ssec
I don’t really use filters, but I thought the EOS M10’s ‘Toy Camera’ filter was pretty cool. The vignette allows me to draw focus to the center of the image, and as someone who isn’t familiar with image editing software (I’m a writer), it’s brilliant that I can “edit” images in-camera.
EOS M10, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/4.5, ISO100, 24mm, 1/320sec
This camera is small, but it packs a punch when it comes to image quality thanks to its 18-megapixel sensor. The original was actually a wider shot, but I cropped in because I thought the composition looked better (as above) and despite the tight crop, the image still remained sharp. I also love that the camera managed to capture details like the sunlight glinting off her hair and her eyelashes.
Intrigued? Here’s a brief introduction on the Canon’s Creative Filters.
EOS M10, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/6.3, ISO250, 45mm, 1/60sec
I think the camera’s WiFi and NFC capabilities are particularly handy for someone who is constantly on-the-go. Via the Canon Camera Connect App, I could effortlessly transfer images from the camera to my smartphone for instant Instagram or Facebook uploading (can’t wait to bring this camera on my next vacation).
Find out more about the Wi-Fi and NFC functions in: Smartphone Pairing Made Easy.
We also have the Canon SELPHY printer in our office, and I connected it via WiFi to print out some of my snaps for my personal mood board. The printed images looked as good as in-camera and turned out perfect – and all that took was hitting a few buttons! Both devices have a very intuitive interface that didn’t require checking the manual to figure out basic functions, which was a plus point for someone who isn’t particularly “tech savvy”.
EOS M5, EF-M18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, f/3.5, ISO200, 18mm, 1/250sec
For more inspiration, also see how shooting from a different perspective can dramatically change an image.
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