Canon has released details of its new PowerShot V10 vlogging camera. which marks the start of a completely new series of compact PowerShots targeted at content creators.

The PowerShot V10 makes vlogging easy for everyday content creators. (Source: Canon.)

The PowerShot V10 is Canon’s first compact camera to be designed specifically for vlogging. Weighing only 211 grams, it has a sturdy vertical body that measures 63.4 x 90.0 x 34.3 mm and will be offered in all-black and black and silver colours. Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, its design allows it to be operated almost completely single-handedly, with the large record button on the front panel providing straightforward control of video and stills recording. Features include a built-in folding stand and a tilt-up, 2-inch LCD touchscreen with 460,000-dot resolution, which can be used for direct-to-camera presentations. An auto display inversion setting lets users set the screen display to match the camera’s orientation, making it easy to record vertical videos.

Auto display inversion allows trouble-free recording of vertical videos. (Source: Canon.)  

The camera’s 12.8 x 9.6 mm CMOS sensor has an effective resolution of 15.2 megapixels for stills or 13.1 megapixels for video. Image data is processed by a DIGIC X processor. Fourteen colour filter effects are provided along with a Smooth Skin mode, auto ND filter and Face-tracking AF. Two large, low-noise microphones capture high-quality stereo audio. The 6.6mm lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and a focal length equivalent to 18mm for stills or 19mm in video mode. Three digital zoom settings are provided, giving 1.5x, 2x and 3x magnification options for shooting close-ups. The lens design contains eight elements in seven groups and includes three aspherical and one UD elements. The camera’s shutter is fully electronic and offers a shutter speed range of one to 1/2000 second for stills or 1/25 to 1/4000 second for movies. The ISO sensitivity range is 125 to 12800 for stills, with a top ISO setting of 3200 for 4K movies or 6400 for FHD video recordings.

Two views of the PowerShot V10 showing the alternative colour options. (Source: Canon.)

The PowerShot V10 comes with a single media slot for UHS-1 compatible microSD cards. Stills images are recorded as JPEGs only, while video is recorded in the MP4 format with two rates of IPB compression and a top resolution of 4K/30p. Full HD video can be recorded at 60p, 30p and 23.98p frame rates. The Movie Digital IS mode enables steady handheld videography. Overheating control is provided for movie recording.

Communications interfaces are provided for Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) and low-energy Bluetooth. The camera also sports a USB-C port that can be used for connecting the device to a computer for file transfers and to allow the V10 to be used as a webcam. It is fully compatible with Canon Camera Connect app and includes built-in integration for temporary cloud storage, which can be used to directly transfer images to social media platforms. Dedicated menu options are provided for live streaming on YouTube and Facebook An HDMI Type D port is also included, along with an external microphone terminal with 3-channel noise cancellation.

The PowerShot V10 is supplied in plastic-free packaging. (Source: Canon.)

The built-in battery has a rated capacity of approximately 290 shots/charge or two hours of video recording or vlogging. It is charged via a compatible USB-C cable (but no charger is supplied). The PowerShot V10 is sold in plastic-free packaging. It will be available in Australia in June 2023 at an RRP of AU$699.

Image sensor: 12.8  x 9.6 mm CMOS sensor with  effective resolutions of 13.1 megapixels for movie recording or 15.2 megapixels for stills
Image processor: DIGIC X
Lens:  6.6mm (19mm equivalent in 35mm format); 8 elements in 7 groups, including 3 double-sided aspherical and 1 UD elements
Maximum aperture: f/2.8 (Full HD recording)
Movie digital zoom: 1.5x, 2.0x, 3.0x
Image formats: Stills – JPEG  ; Movies – MP4
Image Sizes: Stills – 4502 x 3376 mm ; Movies – 4K UHD at 30p / 23.98p or Full HD at 60p / 30p / 23.98p with IPB Standard or Light compression
Shutter / speed range
: Electronic shutter / 1-1/2000 sec. for stills; 1/25 to 1/4000 sec. for movies (1/8 second exposures available in movie M mode)
Image Stabilisation: Movie digital IS only with Auto level
Autofocus: One-Shot AF, Servo AF, Movie Servo AF,  Face tracking AF / Face+Tracking;  Subject detection AF for people only
Focus area selection:  Specified frame AF / 1 point AF; 31 areas (corners not available).
Exposure control:  Auto Lighting Optimizer Yes (direct menu selection not available)
Shooting modes: Stills – Auto photo (A+); Movies – Auto movie (P) / Movie IS mode / Manual exposure movie mode / Smooth skin movie mode
Display setting (EVF and LCD screen: Display simulation, Recording emphasis, Aspect marker
ISO range: ISO125-12800 for stills; ISO 125-3200 for normal and 4K movies; ISO 125-6400 for normal and Full HD movies; movie auto ND filter provided
White balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (x3), Daylight, Flash, Colour Temperature, Filter, Custom; WB adjustments: G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps)
Storage Media: Single slot for microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC  UHS-1 compatible cards
LCD screen:   2.0-inch, Tilting (approx. 180o upward) LCD, 460,000 dots. brightness adjustment, auto display inversion to match camera orientation
Playback: View from last seen
Interface terminals: USB Type C, HDMI Type D. external microphone input
Communications functions: Built-in Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) IEEE 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth Ver.4.2; WPA3 Personal support, Remote control shooting with BR E1 (Bluetooth connection), Streaming services (wireless LAN connection), Video calls/streaming (USB connection); /Canon Photo Upload Service (wireless LAN); Camera Connect
Power supply:  Built-in battery pack (~290 shots/charge) plus PD-E1 AC power source; USB power support, overheatign warning
Dimensions (wxhxd): 63.4 x 90.0 x 34.3 mm
Weight: 211 grams (with battery and memory card)

RRP:  AU$699
Distributor: Canon Australia