Vlogging cameras have boomed in recent times, with Sony pushing the idea, and the likes of Panasonic and Nikon throwing their hats into the ring. Now Canon has entered the market with a very completely different providing, the Canon Powershot V10.
It’s packing what is basically the identical 1-inch sensor as within the Canon Powershot G7 X III from 2019, with 4K/30p and Full HD 60p video recording, plus 20MP JPEG photos. However that’s the place the similarities finish – as certainly do comparisons with most ‘common’ cameras. What we’ve got here’s a distinctive design idea that can polarize opinion, however one that’s unashamedly a vlogging digicam.
Having had some transient hands-on time with the Canon Powershot V10, I’ve discovered there’s quite a bit that is smart by way of the way it operates. It’s a stripped-back and easy expertise – this can be a digicam that’s meant to be prepared on the push of a button to make vlog content material. Let’s unpack the highlights of the cutesy V10.
Worth and availability
The Canon Powershot V10 is on the market from June 2023, priced at $399 / £429 / AU$699 for the vlogging equipment which features a rubber lens cap made by SmallRig, and magnetic windshields for the stereo mics on the highest of the digicam.
In Europe solely there’s additionally a complicated vlogging equipment, which moreover features a SmallRig cage, priced at £459. We had been informed that this was the primary time Canon had partnered with the equipment maker forward of a product launch to supply appropriate equipment.
A brand new idea
Sony dominates our greatest vlogging cameras information, and not too long ago it upped the ante with the full-frame Sony ZV-E1 – a digicam that’s overkill for most individuals, however which inadvertently grew to become the most cost effective technique to get Sony’s greatest full-frame sensor for 4K video.
Most vlogging cameras in our purchasing information pack the most recent tech and have the likes of a vari-angle display, tally lamp and multi-directional built-in stereo mics to make life simpler for vlogging, but additionally work as common cameras too. The V10 does issues a little bit otherwise, and goes all-in on vlogging. This isn’t a digicam that’s designed to double up for stills images, although it does shoot 20MP JPEG-only photos.
No, the idea right here is small and pocketable. The V10 matches within the palm of your hand, and is fast to arrange for hands-free video, with a built-in fold-out stand. No messing round with a tripod, or precariously balancing your digicam to seize the spur of the second. Recording is initialized utilizing the massive fats button.
The menus are stripped again; the truth is, you wont have to delve into the menu as a result of the 2-inch flip-up touchscreen features a quick lower for 4 video report modes that cowl most conditions, together with stabilized video.
The ultra-wide fastened 18mm lens (19mm for images) is a smart focal size selection, as a result of the V10 is made to be held at arm’s size, or positioned beside you on its stand when you go about sharing your content material. Extremely-wide additionally provides you the additional room within the body, which is useful given the small crop when digital picture stabilization is employed for run-and-gun movies.
There are two giant stereo omnidirectional mics, a 3.5mm stereo jack, and an auto wind filter. Wi-fi Dwell streaming to Youtube and Fb is promised to be a comparatively headache-free course of through Canon’s app, or the BR-E1 distant.
We’re not speaking groundbreaking tech within the V10, but it surely does tick quite a lot of the sensible bins.
There’s no getting away from the truth that the tech within the Powershot V10 is dated, as in a minimum of 4 years previous, going again to the Powershot G7 X III; it even data to microSD card, with no inside reminiscence. And it isn’t low cost contemplating that the tech inside has primarily been recycled. However there’s something a little bit charming concerning the V10, plus I like the way it’s purpose-built for the job, and straightforward to make use of.
You’ll find out extra concerning the V10 in our upcoming hands-on overview.
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