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Canon EOS M10

18MP APS-C, 4½ FPS, Flip Touch LCD

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Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10 (10.6 oz./301 g with battery and card) and Canon EF-M 15-45mm. bigger. Sells as a kit with 15-45mm lens; $599 with 15-45mm lens, also in silver & white, and also at B&H and at B&H in silver & white)

New: Canon EF-M 55-200mm (also at B&H).

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The Canon EOS M10 is an inexpensive mirrorless camera from Canon.

It is smaller and lighter than the original EOS M.

These have much larger sensors than a Sony RX100 Mk IV, but no viewfinder.



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Lenses and Adapters

Canon EOS EF-EF-M Adapter

Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M on an EOS-M. Note larger EF mount.


Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M and EF-M mount (smaller than EF mount). enlarge.

The Canon EOS-M10 only works with a new kind of smaller-mount EF-M lenses.

With a Canon EF adapter, the EOS-M10 also takes all our EF and EF-S lenses, with everything like autofocus and image stabilization working perfectly.


Canon EF-M adapter

EF to EF-M Adapter. bigger.

Want a great ultrawide? Your existing EF-S 10-18mm and EF-S 10-22mm work great when you use the adapter, and so do all of your teles, fast primes, macros and other Canon lenses. You don't have to go buying more lenses; if you shoot Canon, you probably already have exactly what you need.

Just as EF-S lenses only work on small DSLRs or this EOS-M with adapter, these newest EF-M lenses are an even more restricted subset that only work on the EOS M. There are no adapters to use EF-M lenses on DSLRs or 35mm cameras. This is because 1.) EF-M lenses only cover small sensors, not 35mm or full-frame, and 2.) they have a very short back focus to work on the shallow EOS M which has very little depth from mount to sensor.

35mm and DSLR cameras are much deeper from mount to sensor, so one couldn't possibly get EF-M lenses close enough to a DSLR's sensor to focus at anything other than super-macro distances. You'd have to hack away a half-inch of lens or camera to get the combination of EF-M lens and SLR to focus properly.


Lens Compatibility Table


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18 megapixels CMOS; 5,184 x 3,456 pixels native.

14.9 x 22.3 mm.


Image Sizes

LARGE (18 MP): 5,184 x 3,456 pixels.

JPG MEDIUM (12 MP): 4,320 x 2,880 pixels.

JPG SMALL 1 (6 MP): 2,880 x 1,920 pixels.

JPG SMALL 2 (3.5 MP): 2,304 x 1,536 pixels.

JPG SMALL 3 (0.35 MP): 720 x 480 pixels.


Aspect Ratios

3:2 native, also 4:3, 1:1 and 16:9 crops.



ISO 100 - 25,600.



49 regions.

Face tracking.

Continuous and single AF.

5x & 10x magnification.

AF range: LV 1 ~ 18.

LED AF Assist light.



NONE, rear LCD only.


Metering Modes

384 zone Evaluative.

Center weighted.

10% Partial.

2% Spot.

Range: LV 1-20.



1/4,000 ~ 30 seconds and Bulb.

2s or 10s self-timer.


Frame Rates

4.6 FPS.


Flash Sync




1/200 sync speed.


Built-In Flash

Yes, pops up.


Live View

Still and video; it's the only finder option.

Meter range: LV 0 ~ 20.

1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 crops.

Depth-of-field preview.



.MOV files

MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 video with linear PCM stereo audio.


1,920 x 1,080

29.97p and 23.976p: 172 MB/minute.


1,280 x 720

59.94ii: 115 MB/minute.


640 x 480

29.976p: 23 MB/minute.


LCD Monitor

It flips all around:

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10.

3" TFT Color.

Touch screen.

3:2 aspect ratio.

1,040,000 dots.

No auto brightness control.




Mini-HDMI Type C.



Battery, Canon EOS M

Canon LP-E12 battery pack for EOS M.

Battery Pack LP-E12.

Rated only about 255 shots or 105 minutes of video per charge.

Optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E12.



4.25 x 2.62 x 1.38 inches WHD.

108.0 x 66.6 x 35.0 millimeters WHD.



10.6 oz. (301 g) with battery and card.


Environment, operating

32º ~ 104º F.

0º ~ 40ºC.

Not more than 85% RH.



Tuesday, 13 October 2015.


Promised for

November 2015.


Price, USA

October 2015: $599 with 15-45mm lens. (also in silver & white, and also at B&H and at B&H in silver & white).



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The original EOS M had outstanding picture quality, but was very slow to respond or take the picture.

I'm hoping this new fourth-generation EOS M10 is now plenty fast, making it a great camera. We'll see when I get mine, but the lack of a viewfinder is a big negative.



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If it's fast, the M10 will have outstanding image quality; with probably the best color rendition of any mirrorless camera brand.

It's lack of a viewfinder makes it a tough sell.

We'll see.


New: Canon EOS M10 & 15-45mm (also in silver & white, and also at B&H and at B&H in silver & white).

New: Canon EF-M 15-45mm (also in silver, and also at B&H and at B&H in silver).

New: Canon EF-M 55-200mm (also at B&H).

Kit with M10, 15-45mm and 55-200mm (also at Adorama).


More Information

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Canon USA's EOS-M10 page

Canon USA's EOS-M10 Press Release.


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