Canon's new PowerShot V10 camera captures 4K video for social media

in General Discussion edited May 2023
Canon introduces its first compact camera designed exclusively for vlogging, catering to the unique needs of content creators who produce videos for social media.

Canon's first compact camera
Canon's first compact camera

The PowerShot V10 weighs a little over seven ounces, conveniently fits into a pocket, and provides an all-in-one solution for lifestyle and travel content creators. It incorporates top-notch microphones and a built-in stand, enabling vloggers to generate engaging content for social media.

Designed with a vertical body and prioritizing ease of use, the PowerShot V10 is engineered for seamless single-handed operation. It features a 2.0-inch LCD touchscreen that can be flipped to the front, making it ideal for self-vlogging or recording others.

The camera is suited for handheld shooting, enabling effortless capturing of emotions and establishing an intimate connection between the videographer and their viewers.

With its one-inch CMOS sensor, the PowerShot V10 captures 4K video and delivers exceptional image quality for still photography. Additionally, creators have the flexibility to enhance the cinematic atmosphere by quickly applying any of the 14 pre-installed color filter effects.

For handheld videography, the Movie Digital IS mode minimizes camera shake, resulting in sharper, cleaner footage that exhibits enhanced detail and clarity. It also supports recording up to one hour of uninterrupted video.

To cater to the diverse requirements of different social media platforms, the PowerShot V10 enables shooting in both vertical and horizontal orientations. The auto-level feature ensures that videos remain straight and avoids slanted clips, reducing the editing time required for content.

The PowerShot V10 integrates with the Canon Camera Connect app, allowing for video transfers to a smartphone or tablet through Wi-Fi. Its design incorporates HDMI and USB ports, making transferring files to a laptop or PC convenient.

For creators who are frequently on the move, the device can be conveniently recharged via USB-C while on the go. Canon Camera Connect is available for free on the App Store for iOS and iPadOS 15 or later.

Canon PowerShot V10 -- Pricing & availability

The PowerShot V10 is available to preorder for $429.99 through B&H Photo Video or from and starts shipping in June. It's available in two bundle options.

The first is the standard kit, which includes essential accessories such as a power cable, soft case, lens cap, windshield, and wrist strap. For those seeking additional creative possibilities, an advanced kit was developed in collaboration with SmallRig.

That kit features a cage that allows for the attachment of a ring light or external microphone, providing users with enhanced flexibility in their vlogging setup.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    Finally.  A camera that "enables shooting in both vertical and horizontal orientations."
  • Reply 2 of 5
    I feel for Canon. This product is clearly an attempt by the company to stay relevant in the new digital era, where smartphones have almost completely destroyed their primary market.

    On a recent vacation I decided to splurge and rent a fancy L-Class lens for my Canon SLR. I wanted to see if it would be worth dropping thousands of dollars on some nice glass. The sad truth is that I was very underwhelmed with the results, and my best photos from that trip were taken with my iPhone 14 Pro. Granted, I am no professional and stuck to the automatic settings. But so what? What is the point of lugging around a big heavy camera if most people can get as good or better shots with the phone already in their pocket? I for one will be saving my money for future phone upgrades and I am willing to bet that I am not alone in that regard.

    I hope they are able to evolve and keep up.

  • Reply 3 of 5
    timmilleatimmillea Posts: 246member
    "What is the point?" springs to mind. Canon will never catch up with Apple and Google on computational photography. They should concentrate on their strengths - lenses, sensors, system-photography and be authentic about it. This is a brand-destroying product. It appears Canon is looking towards the plug-hole. 
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  • Reply 4 of 5
    chasmchasm Posts: 3,337member
    Sounds like an easy and affordable way to shoot 4K video while on vacation or for creating YouTube videos for people who do not have a smartphone capable of shooting 4K, i.e. a very recent model.

    It would be interesting to see if the PowerShot V10’s output compares well to, let’s say, an iPhone 14 or Galaxy S22, since it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than either one of those.
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  • Reply 5 of 5
    waveparticlewaveparticle Posts: 1,497member
    There are so many specifications for a camera to satisfy. For one, this one lacks the ability to zoom. The smartphone with its powerful CPU and great screen can easily satisfy most of the requirements for an excellent camera. At present, it seems the only one missing is bigger zoom. 
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