Canon PowerShot V10 Review: Fit for new content creators

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Canon PowerShot V10 Review

I have been a big fan of the Canon PowerShot V10 since I saw it a couple of months ago at Computex 2023. Ayano Tominaga brought it with her and showed it to me. I instantly fell in love with the camera, and told myself that I will get one once it launches in the Philippines.

Fast forward to today, more than 5 vlogs I have produced with the Canon PowerShot V10, I am still enamored with the camera’s design.

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Canon PowerShot V10 Review 01

The Canon PowerShot V10 is a compact camera designed specifically for vloggers. It has a unique vertical design that makes it easy to hold and shoot in handheld mode. It also has a built-in stand that can be tilted up to 30 degrees forwards and backwards, so you can set it down on a table or other surface to shoot hands-free.

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Canon PowerShot V10 Review 01

The V10 features a 20.1 megapixel stacked CMOS sensor and a fixed wide-angle lens with a focal length of 19mm and a maximum aperture of f/2.8. This combination gives you excellent image quality in both low light and bright conditions.

The V10 can shoot 4K video at up to 30 frames per second and Full HD video at up to 60 frames per second. It also has a number of features that are specifically designed for vloggers, such as face tracking, eye detection, and image stabilization.

Canon PowerShot V10 Specs

  • Sensor: 1.0-type 20.1 megapixel stacked CMOS sensor
  • Lens: Fixed wide-angle lens with a focal length of 19mm and a maximum aperture of f/2.8
  • Video: 4K at up to 30 frames per second and Full HD at up to 60 frames per second
  • Other features: Face tracking, eye detection, image stabilization, built-in stand, tilting touchscreen display, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity

Good Entry Level Vlogging Camera

The Canon PowerShot V10 is an excellent entry-level vlogging camera. It is easy to use, has a variety of features that are specifically designed for vloggers, and produces high-quality video.

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Canon PowerShot V10 Review 01

One of the things that makes the V10 such a good vlogging camera is its vertical design. This makes it easy to hold and shoot in handheld mode, and it also makes it easier to frame your shots when you are shooting in portrait mode.

The V10 also has a number of features that are specifically designed for vloggers, such as face tracking, eye detection, and image stabilization. Face tracking keeps your face in focus even when you are moving around, and eye detection makes sure that your eyes are always in focus. Image stabilization helps to keep your footage smooth, even if you are shooting handheld.

Flexible and has available ports for additional connectivity, plus it accepts microSD card

The V10 is a very flexible camera. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including vlogging, streaming, content creation, and everyday photography.

The V10 has a variety of ports, including a USB-C port and a micro-HDMI port. This makes it easy to connect to other devices, such as computers, monitors, and external microphones. The V10 also accepts microSD cards, so you can easily expand your storage capacity.

Very easy operation

The V10 is a very easy camera to operate. The controls are simple and intuitive, and the menu system is well-organized.

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Canon PowerShot V10 Review 07 1

The V10 also has a number of features that make it easy to use, such as a tilting touchscreen display and a variety of automatic shooting modes.

Can be used as a webcam without installing apps

The V10 can be used as a webcam without installing any additional apps. Simply connect it to your computer using the USB-C cable and it will be automatically recognized as a webcam.

This is a great feature for vloggers and streamers who want to use their camera as a webcam. It is also a great feature for anyone who wants to use a high-quality webcam for video conferencing or other online communication.

What I don’t like

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Canon PowerShot V10 Review 11 1

Battery life

The Canon PowerShot V10 has a CIPA battery life of 290 stills or 55 minutes of 4K video recording. This is okay, but it could be better, especially for vloggers and streamers who may need to shoot for longer periods of time.

If you are planning on using the V10 for vlogging or streaming, it is a good idea to bring a powerbank. What’s good is that the camera uses Type C, which makes it accessible to most users. Here are some of my tips when you get this camera:

  • Use the power saving mode.
  • Turn off the screen when you are not using it.
  • Reduce the screen brightness.
  • Avoid using the flash too often.
  • Shoot in Full HD instead of 4K if you do not need the extra resolution.

Exposed lens

The Canon PowerShot V10 has a fixed wide-angle lens that is exposed. This means that the lens is not protected by a retractable lens cover or lens hood.

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Canon PowerShot V10 Review 14

This can be a problem if you are not careful, as the lens can be easily scratched or damaged. It is also important to note that the lens is more susceptible to dust and dirt when it is exposed.

To protect the lens of the V10, it is a good idea to invest in a lens case or lens filter. You should also be careful not to touch the lens with your fingers. If you do need to clean the lens, use a soft microfiber cloth and lens cleaning solution.

My recommendations

The Canon PowerShot V10 is a great choice for vloggers, streamers, and content creators. It is easy to use, has a variety of features that are specifically designed for these purposes, and produces high-quality video.

Here are some specific reasons why I recommend the Canon PowerShot V10 for these applications:

Vlogging: The V10’s vertical design makes it easy to hold and shoot in handheld mode, which is ideal for vlogging. It also has a built-in stand, so you can set it down on a surface to shoot hands-free. The V10 also has a number of features that are specifically designed for vloggers, such as face tracking, eye detection, and image stabilization.

Streaming: The V10 can be used as a webcam without installing any additional apps, making it a great choice for streamers. It also has a number of features that make it ideal for streaming, such as a clean HDMI output and a variety of automatic shooting modes.

Content Creation: The V10 is a very flexible camera that can be used for a variety of content creation tasks, such as shooting videos for social media, creating product videos, and making short films. It has a variety of features that make it ideal for content creation, such as manual controls, a variety of video resolutions and frame rates, and a built-in microphone.

Overall, the Canon PowerShot V10 is an excellent choice for vloggers, streamers, and content creators. It is easy to use, produces high-quality video, and has a variety of features that are specifically designed for these purposes.

However, I would not recommend the Canon PowerShot V10 for sports or motorcycle photography. This is because the camera has a fixed wide-angle lens, which is not ideal for these applications. Additionally, the camera’s body is made of plastic, which is not as durable as some other cameras that are designed for sports and motorcycle photography.

Verdict

The Canon PowerShot V10 is an excellent camera for vloggers, streamers, and content creators. It is easy to use, has a variety of features that are specifically designed for these purposes, and produces high-quality video.

The V10 is also a very flexible camera. It can be used for a variety of other purposes, such as everyday photography and travel photography.

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Canon PowerShot V10 Review 08

If you are looking for a vlogging camera, a streaming camera, or a content creation camera, the Canon PowerShot V10 is a great option to consider.

8.5Expert Score
Canon PowerShot V10 Review

The Canon PowerShot V10 is a very flexible camera. It can be used for a variety of other purposes, such as everyday photography and travel photography.
If you are looking for a vlogging camera, a streaming camera, or a content creation camera, the Canon PowerShot V10 is a great option to consider.

Gian
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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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