The Canon Powershot V10 is the first-generation camera designed specifically for vlogging. It offers 4K/30p and Full HD 60p video recording and 20MP JPEG images, providing a different user experience to a smartphone or more all-purpose cameras from the likes of Sony. With its 1-inch sensor, the Canon Powershot V10 is comparable to the Canon Powershot G7 X III from 2019, but it has a fixed 18mm F2.8 lens, which also puts it up against the Sony ZV-1F.
A Compact and Unique Design
Weighing in at just 211g, the Canon Powershot V10 fits easily in the palm of your hand and offers a completely different user experience to most other vlogging cameras. It’s half the size of an iPhone 13 Pro with the screen folded down and, even with the screen opened up, it stands shorter than the phone. However, it’s a lot chunkier, about four times as much, but that thickness offers a sense of security for something as small as the PowerShot V10. The flip-up 2-inch touchscreen and built-in fold-out stand make it easy to record hands-free selfies, whether you’re recording yourself playing an instrument, cooking, or doing anything else you want to share online.
Ultra-Wide Lens and High-Quality Images
The Canon Powershot V10 has an 18mm F2.8 lens that becomes 19mm for photography. You can’t zoom in or out, but the fixed ultra-wide lens is perfect for vlogging. A press of the touchscreen reveals four video recording modes: regular movie shooting, Skin Smoothing, (digital) Image Stabilization video, and manual exposure video. These modes cover all bases, and the ultra-wide lens makes all the more sense for run-and-gun videos. The camera also benefits from the same color science as Canon’s EOS R mirrorless cameras, providing high-quality images and videos. The 20MP (5472 x 3648 pixel) images pack a decent amount of detail, and the lens is sharp, with little fall-off in the corners. There is some barrel distortion, which is to be expected with an ultra-wide lens, but it’s nothing distracting, and is minimized by automatic JPEG processing.
The Canon Powershot V10 is available from June 2023 and is priced at $399 / £429 / AU$699 for the Vlogging kit, which includes a rubber lens cap made by SmallRig, and magnetic windshields for the stereo mics on the top of the camera. In Europe only, there’s also an Advanced Vlogging kit, which additionally includes a SmallRig cage, priced at £459. With its compact and unique design, ultra-wide lens, and high-quality images, the Canon Powershot V10 is the perfect camera for vloggers.