Canon launches EOS M10 compact system camera

Compact System Cameras

EOS M10 is a budget mirrorless option from Canon
Entry-level CSC: the EOS M10 is a budget mirrorless option from Canon

Canon has launched a new entry-level model in its EOS M range, the EOS M10.

The M10 is a compact systems camera based around an APS-C sensor, and Canon’s EOS M mount.

Unlike DSLRs and mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic GH4 and the Sony A7 series, the EOS M10 has no EVF, relying instead on a single LCD touchscreen. The screen, though, can be flipped through 180 degrees, for “selfies” but also for pieces to camera.

The new camera uses an 18-megapixel sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor. For videographers, though, the key update is likely to be inclusion Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF II, which should give much-improved autofocus in movie mode. The system supports 49 AF points and Canon says, allows for continuous focusing during filming.

The EOS M10 also includes WiFi and supports wireless remote control from a smartphone or tablet. The camera supports ISOs up to 12,800 (or boosted to 25,600). In video mode, the M10 supports 1080p up to30 frames per second. The camera has full manual controls, including focus peaking. The M10 has HDMI out, on a mini C connector, but no microphone input.

Canon also announced a new lens to accompany the M10; the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM covers the equivalent of a 24-72mm focal length on a 35mm camera. The EOS M10 can, though, use EOS EF-S and EF lenses via an adapter.

The EOS M10 sits below the “enthusiast” EOS M3 in Canon’s growing compact systems camera line-up; the M3 has a more powerful, 24 megapixel sensor, and a 3.5mm mic input.

The M10 costs £309 body only, or £399.99 with the kit lens.