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PowerShot | V10
The PowerShot V10 is a vlog and still camera in a new highly portable form factor with components from the popular G-Series line that lets you create impressive videos on-the-go. With stereo sound capture, a built-in stand, and easy live streaming, this cam is ready to go when you are. Don’t let its size fool you, this is a vlogging studio in a compact package that can be operated with one hand to let you express your story.
- Compact form factor and ease of operability
- Built-in stand
- 1” CMOS sensor
- 4K Video
- High quality stereo microphones
- Ease of use/all-in-one UI
- Fixed 19mm (35mm equivalent) wide-angle lens
- Vertical mode
- Auto focus / Face detection
- Beautiful skin tones
- Still image capture
- Live Streaming & UVC support
Small, holdable, and pocketable
The small form factor of this camera makes it incredibly easy to hold and shoot video with. You really have to hold it in your hands to appreciate it. The thing that makes it really usable though is the simple menu systems, one button recording and that the camera powers up almost instantly, so it’s ready to go when you are.
Stand Right There
The PowerShot V10 comes with a built-in stand. This incredibly convenient feature allows you to place the camera almost anywhere to get the shots you need. It can lean the camera back or forward with 30 degrees of angle for both. Perfect for looking up at your face from a table, or looking down onto the food you are cooking at the stove. You could even hold the camera by the handle upside down, and the camera will reorient the video for you. If all of that isn’t enough, of course you can still use a traditional tripod, or even something a little more modern like the HG-100TBR Tripod Grip.
Did You Hear That?
Sound is just as crucial as video when vlogging, which is why we’ve included two large stereo microphones to capture your voice clearly, and a third microphone to help cancel out unwanted sounds. No messing with lavalier mics clipped to clothing, or big, bulky microphones, with the V10, the whole studio is right in your hand.
Seeing the Whole Picture
Canon spent a lot of time perfecting the right lens for this camera. The 19mm (35mm equivalent) lens on the V10 is perfect for getting yourself and anyone else you want into the frame, but more importantly, it’s wide-angle enough that if you are recording yourself, you don’t have to have your arm completely outstretched, so you look more natural, and you can make a video without exhausting your muscles.
How Do I Look?
With the 1” CMOS sensor, like those used in the popular PowerShot G series cameras, you are going to look great, even in low light. The built-in subject detection helps to keep your face in focus and well-lit. That is really just the beginning, the V10 also has image stabilization, exposure control, Movie auto level, smooth skin movie mode, a built-in automatic ND-filter, and more.
By default the PowerShot V10 captures video horizontally, but that isn’t always what you need. Want to go vertical? No problem. Just turn the camera on its side and it will automatically change the aspect ratio to vertical.
What is a vlog shoot without some filters? The PowerShot V10 has 14 colour filters built-in so you can change the mood and ambiance to fit the scene. There is also one extra filter that is kind of special. It’s an automatic ND Filter (Neutral Density), which helps darken a video without affecting how the colours look. This helps the camera avoid using really fast shutter speeds which can result in unnatural, jerky motion on-screen.
It's A Still Camera Too
When you need to capture behind the scenes images, don’t forget that you already have a fully functional still camera in your hand. The high-sensitivity 15.2-megapixel, 1-inch CMOS sensor captures some great images with Auto Photo mode (equivalent to A+ Scene Intelligent Auto).
Stream Baby Stream
The PowerShot V10 has a free companion app – Canon Camera Connect – that lets you communicate with a compatible smartphone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Using the app, you can transfer images and videos to share on social media, as well as control the camera remotely and livestream. If you are recording videos to work on later, you can sign up for image.canon so your video footage is automatically uploaded there when the camera is charging and in range of Wi-Fi. Once your videos are uploaded to image.canon, you can have them forwarded to other cloud services like Google Drive or Frame.io. You can even edit the files directly from image.canon in applications like Adobe Premiere.
The PowerShot V10 has UVC (USB Video Class) support built-in, so it can work with any device that supports the UVC standard and can even act as web camera without the need for any additional drivers.
Sometimes you just want to share on the big screen right away, and you can. The PowerShot V10 has an HDMI micro output port for just such an occasion.
What's IncludedPowerShot V10 Camera Body
FC-100U2.0 Interface Cable
WS-800 Wrist Strap
|Image Processor||DIGIC X|
|Type||1-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor (back-illuminated)|
|Effective Pixels||During Movie recording (Full HD, 16:9): Approx. 13.1 megapixels
During Still photo shooting: Approx. 15.2 megapixels
|Total Pixels||Approx. 20.9 megapixels|
|Colour Filter System||RGB primary colour filters|
||During Movie recording (Full HD, 16:9): 6.6 mm (Approx. 19 mm equivalent, 35mm format equivalent)
During Still photo shooting: 6.6 mm (Approx. 18 mm equivalent, 35mm format equivalent)
|Angle of View||During Movie recording (Full HD, 16:9): 97.5°
During Still photo shooting: 100.2°
|F-number (max. aperture)||f/2.8|
|Lens configuration||8 elements in 7 groups|
|Aspherical lenses||3 lenses, 6 surfaces|
|ND filter||Included (equivalent to 3 stops)|
|Protective glass||Included (no lens barrier)|
|Focusing range||0.05 m / 0.16 ft. to infinity|
|Recording Format||Compliant to Design rule for Camera File system 2.0 and Exif 2.31*
*Supports time offset information
|Image Format||Still Photos
|File Numbering||1. File numbering methods
i. The numbering of captured images continues even after you replace the card.
b. Auto reset
i. When cards are replaced, the numbering is reset to start from 0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the last recorded image in the card.
2. Manual reset
a. Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically.
* When manually resetting the file number, folders can also be renamed.
|Recording Media||(One) microSD card slot
|Still Photo Recording|
|File Size / Number of Shots Available||*1: Number of shots using a 32 GB card that conforms to Canon testing standards.
* File sizes are determined based on Canon testing standards.
* File size and number of shots available vary by shooting conditions (such as aspect ratio, subject, ISO speed, and Custom Functions).
|Movie Recording Format||Container format: MP4
Bit depth: 8 bits
Compression: H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
Video signal recording range: Full range (0-255)
Colour sampling method: YCbCr 4:2:0
Standards compliance: Rec. ITU-R BT.709
Colour gamut: Rec.709
|Estimated Recording Time, Movie Bit Rate, and File Size||* Bit rate only applies to video output, not audio or metadata.
* Movie recording stops when the maximum recording time per movie is reached.
* No audio is recorded for approx. the last two frames with the compression method for movie recording quality setto IPB (Standard) or IPB (Light). Moreover, the video and sound may be slightly out of sync when movies are played back in Windows.
|Movie Colour Filters||14 filters available|
|Smooth Skin Movie||Can record movies with a smooth skin effect|
|Microphone: Stereo microphones 48 kHz
Sampling frequency: 16 bits
Bits: 2 ch
Channels: Full range (0-255)
|Audio Noise Reduction||3-mic noise cancellation|
|Terminal: 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
Plug-in power: Supported*
* Plug-in power specifications vary by manufacturer. Stereo Microphone DM-E100 is recommended if plug-in power will be used.
|Digital Zoom||Off / 1.5× / 2.0× / 3.0×
* Cannot be combined with image stabilization or auto level.
|Digital IS||Movie digial IS Supported
* Cannot be combined with digital zoom or auto level.
|Off: Movie recording begins immediately
10 sec.: Movie recording begins in 10 sec.
2 sec.: Movie recording begins in 2 sec.
|Remote Control Recording||Supported|
|Maximum Recording Time per Recording||Normal movie and during movie recording other than below: Maximum: Approx. 1 hr.
Smooth skin movie [4K movie recording]: Maximum: Approx. 5 min.
|Settings||(1) Auto (Ambience priority / White priority)
(5) Tungsten light
(6) White fluorescent light
(7) Colour temperature
*1: Effective also in twilight and sunset.
|White Balance Shift||Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
* Adjustable in [Colour tone] in compatible modes.
|Focus Method||Contrast detection|
*1 Activated by the right cross key during output to a single screen over HDMI.
|Focusing Area||Still photo shooting (with face detection): Approx. 100% vertical and horizontal coverage
Movie recording (with face detection): Approx. 100% vertical and horizontal coverage
Number of AF areas for One-Shot AF (still photos): Max. 31 areas (7×5; corners not available)
|Tap-based Subject Selection||Subjects to track are specified by tapping
* People only
|Other||Connect App for Mini PTZ Cam available on compatible iOS and Android devices. View and transfer images, control device, change device settings - see app store for full details
Wireless Webcam Utility for Mini PTZ Cam available for Windows. For full details see support pages
|Type||TFT colour, liquid-crystal monitor|
|Screen Size||2.0-inch (screen aspect ratio of 3:2)
1.97 in./5.0cm diagonal (1.61 in./4.1cm width, 1.10 in./2.8cm height)
|Dot Count||Approx. 460,000 dots|
|Angle of View||Approx. 160° vertically and horizontally|
|Coverage||Movies: Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally (at an aspect ratio of 16:9)
Still Photos: Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally (at L image size and an aspect ratio of 3:2)
|Brightness Control||Manually adjustable in a range of 1–5|
|Touch-screen Operation||Capacitive sensing
Support for: Tap-based subject selection; Touch Shutter (Disable / Enable); Menu selection; Quick Control Menu
|Tilt||Approx. 180° upward|
|Shooting Information Display||Grid display: Disable / 3x3
Recording emphasis: On / Off
Aspect marker: Off / 1:1 / 4:5 / 5:4 / 9:16 / 4:3 / 13:9 / 14:9 / 1.375:1 / 1.66:1 / 1.75:1 / 1.85:1 / 1.90:1 / 2.35:1 / 2.39:1
|Interface Languages||31 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Ukraine, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Romanian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malay, Indonesian, Persian, Hebrew, and Japanese)|
|Metering Mode||Evaluative metering
384-zone (24×16) metering using the image sensor
|ISO Speed in Still Photo Shooting||Manual ISO speed setting for still photos not configurable
ISO Auto range for still photos - Auto (ISO 125–12800) (in 1/3-stop increments)
|ISO Speed in Movie Recording||Manual or Automatic ISO Speed Settings
Normal ISO SpeedAspect marker
|Type||Rolling shutter, using the image sensor|
|Still Photo Shooting Shutter Speeds||1/2000–1/8 sec.
* Up to 1.0 sec. depending on the scene.
|Movie Recording Shutter Speeds||1/4000–1/25 sec.
* Varies by movie recording mode and frame rate.
Manual exposure movies: 1/4000–1/8 sec.
|Movie Digital IS||Movie digital IS or movie auto level is available during movie recording. Cannot be combined with digital zoom.
Using Movie digital IS results in cropped movies.
Digital IS setting Off
Image Area: Approx. 100%
Digital IS setting On
Image Area: Approx. 90%
Digital IS setting Enhanced
Image Area: Approx. 90%
* Cannot be combined with auto level.
* Cannot be use in Smooth skin mode.
|Auto Level||Keeps the movie level as it is recorded, by rotating the image and extracting a portion.
Auto Level - Enable
Image area: Approx. 90%
* Cannot be combined with Movie digital IS.
* Cannot be used in Smooth skin movie.
|Display Format||*1: Movie files recorded with other cameras may not be played back, even if they have the same file extensions as used by this camera.|
Quick Control Function
|Function||The Quick Control screen can be accessed by pressing the button during movie recording.
* In still photo shooting, [Image quality] settings are displayed.
|Customize Buttons||Button operation in movie recording mode is customizable with the following functions.
|Shortcut function||A customized setting screen can be opened by pressing and holding the button.|
|Supporting Standards||Equivalent to IEEE 802.11b/g/n Standards|
|Transmission Method||DS-SS modulation (IEEE 802.11b)
OFDM modulation (IEEE 802.11g/n)
|2.4 GHz band
Frequency: 2412 to 2462 MHz
Channels: 1 to 11 channels
|Send Images to a Web Service||image.canon: Enables uploading of still photos (JPEG) and movies (MP4) to image.canon servers.
From image.canon, images can be sent to specific social media and 3rd-party cloud image services.
|Standards Compliance||Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2 compliant (Bluetooth Low Energy technology)|
|Transmission Method||GFSK modulation|
|Bluetooth Pairing||Smartphone — up to 10 devices; BR-E1 remote controller — 1 unit|
Video Calls / Streaming
* The camera is accessible to software on a computer once connected via USB.
|Supported Protocols and Data Formats||Video
|Streaming Services||Streaming video captured by the camera is possible by selecting a streaming service icon on the camera to obtain a destination URL.
* Linkage with compatible streaming services and other settings are configured by connecting the camera to Camera Connect.
* Streamed videos are not saved on the camera.
* As of February 2023.
|USB Terminal||USB Type-C
Equivalent to Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
|HDMI Out Terminal||HDMI micro OUT terminal (Type D)
* Resolution switches automatically
* HDMI CEC not supported
* Images not displayed unless [For NTSC] or [For PAL] is set correctly for the TV video system
|Microphone terminal||3.5mm diameter stereo mini jack|
|Headphone terminal||Not provided|
|Battery||Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
* Not user-replaceable.
|Recharge cycles||Approx. 500 recharging and usage cycles|
|USB charging time||Approx. 1 hr. 50 min.
* To fully recharge a completely depleted battery based on CIPA testing standards using PD-E1 (at room temperature)
|Start-up Time||Approx. 1.1 sec.|
|Working Temperature Range||0–40°C / 32–104°F|
|Working Humidity Range||10%–90%|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||63.4 × 90 × 34.3 mm (2.5 × 3.54 × 1.35")|
|Weight||Body Only: 210 g (7.4 oz.)
With Recording Media: 211 g (7.4 oz.)
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