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Canon EOS M10 CSC Camera Quick Review

The Canon M series has just got that little bit bigger with the introduction of the Canon EOS M10 CSC camera.

|  Canon EOS M10 in Mirrorless Cameras
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Canon EOS M10 Black

The Canon M series, which was born way back in 2012, has got a new family member and this one's called the Canon EOS M10 - it is introduced with a new Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens with built in optical image stabilisation. 


Canon EOS M10 Compact System Camera Features

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The Canon EOS M10 is Canon's latest mirrorless compact system camera and features an 18 Megapixel sensor with Hybrid CMOS AF II system. The camera features a tilting touch screen, plus a built-in flash Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC connectivity. The Canon EOS M3 is available for £309.99 (body only) with a new EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens. You'll be able to get your hands on the new EOS M family member from November in two colours: black and white. 

When the EOS M10 is used with the new lens, Dynamic IS stabilises camera shake when capturing stills or movies, plus the Hybrid CMOS AF II and a 49-point AF system onboard the EOS M10 means that movies can be captured with continuous focus without any problems. 


Canon EOS M10 Key Features

  • 18.0 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • EF-M lens mount
  • 49 point Hybrid CMOS AF II system
  • Phase detection pixels built into the sensor
  • 3inch tilting touch-screen, 1040k dots
  • ISO100-25600 (extended)
  • 4.6fps continuous shooting
  • FullHD video at 30,25,24fps, stereo sound
  • Creative assist, Hybrid Auto
  • Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Remote shooting
  • 255 shot battery life


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On the back you'll find a 3inch touchscreen that's tiltable up to 180 degrees and selfie fans will be happy to hear that the camera automatically launches a Self Portrait Mode when the screen is tipped to its maximum angle.


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Controls are actually very minimalistic (there's a lot less than the M3 sports), giving the camera body a very slick and clean finish. There is, however, a front dial that's easily accessible and provides quick access to advanced settings such as shutter speed and aperture. For those who aren't as custom to using manual settings, the Creative Assist Mode makes a return which removes all the photography jargon less-experienced photographers may find confusing to make it easy for the user to adjust commonly changed settings. Menus are easy to navigate and are also customisable.


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Those who download the EOS Canon Camera Connect app can take advantage of wireless remote shooting with full manual control when using the M10 and Wi-Fi can be used for transferring and storing images. 

The EOS M10 is a very stylish camera that has a very modern feel to it, the white version is particularly eye-catching. Controls are kept to a minimum and there's a well-positioned and useful grip to the right of the screen. The camera fits well in the hand and doesn't feel bulky or unbalanced even when a longer lens is fitted to it. The camera is simple to use, even more so with the built-in Creative Assist Mode, and the menu systems are easy to navigate.

The Canon EOS M10 is capable of producing bright and colourful images, with good colour, as you would expect from a Canon camera, and it's also available at a competitive price point for under £300 including the 15-45mm lens.


Canon EOS M10 Sample Photos

Canon EOS M10 Lens test images

View more Canon EOS M10 Sample Photos here.

New Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

The Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM is rather lightweight weighing just 130g and it's the new kit lens shipping with the EOS M10. The lens features a 3.5 stop optical Image Stabiliser, fast auto focusing and includes STM technology for smooth and very quiet focusing whilst filming.

 EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

The EOS M10 with or without the 15-45mm lens will be available from November with the following RRPs:

  • EOS M10 + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM  - £399.99
  • The EOS M10 body only - £309.99


Key Features – EOS M10 

  • Compact system camera with DSLR performance
  • Simple controls
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Easy to use movie controls 

Key Features – EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM key benefits:

  • Light, collapsible, stylish design
  • Easily record smooth and steady movies
  • Optical Image Stabiliser
  • Fast AF 


For more information on the cameras, visit ePHOTOzine's news section: Canon Unveils The EOS M10 Compact System Camera

You may also be interested in reading about Canon's new G-series cameras: G5 X and G9 X


Canon EOS M10 Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels18Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6000
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)22.3mm
Sensor Size (height)14.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1040k
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting4.2fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
Video FPS30, 25, 24fps
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17
Battery Life (CIPA rating)255shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data

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Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Specifications

Lens Mounts
  • Canon EOS M
Focal Length15mm - 45mm
Angle of ViewNo Data
Max Aperturef/3.5 - f/6.3
Min Aperturef/22 - f/40
Filter SizeNo Data
35mm equivalent24mm - 72mm
Internal focusingNo Data
Maximum magnificationNo Data
Min Focus25cm
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data

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MaziPhoto 8 3 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2015 8:43AM
Still sony a6000 better as this Canon.
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2015 9:06AM
It looks good although I don't think I'd ever make the mistake of buying a camera without a viewfinder again.

alan53 13 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2015 10:03AM
Say “aye” if you can use a 300mm equivalent lens hand held without a viewfinder
ChrisV Plus
13 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2015 10:14AM
I was surprised the original EOS M didn't have the hybrid AF sensor this [apparently] has - it had been developed way back then. This seems almost like a late and grudging arrival to the party. It's keenly priced and should compete against the likes of the Panasonic GFs, Olympus PENs and other VF-less CSCs. For someone moving up from a compact who doesn't mind the bulk of the lenses but wants a step up in quality, I guess it's OK.

I can't help but think however, this is a camera designed very much not to step on any toes in the Canon portfolio and therefore is a very compromised piece of equipment.
josa 8 25 Czech Republic
13 Oct 2015 12:42PM
They tried real hard not to succeed...Sad
mikesavage 18 299 2 England
13 Oct 2015 4:25PM
I bought a Panasonic GF2, used but in mint condition, not long ago for £100. I also bought a used EVF1 for £67. They work perfectly with my Panasonic, Olympus & Sigma lenses. I wouldn't pay a lot for a camera like this that didn't have, or couldn't take, an EVF.

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