Canon has announced its first vlogging camera, the Canon PowerShot V10. With an unusual vertical design, it’s designed to be an easy-to-use, all-in-one vlogging solution, which will fit readily into a pocket and facilitate one-handed operation at arm’s length. It also has a built-in stand, reducing the need the carry a tripod.
Unlike rival models from other companies, which are essentially stills cameras that you’re supposed to hold the wrong way around pointing towards you, the PowerShot V10 has been designed from the ground up for videoing yourself talking to camera. It’s built around a 20MP 1-inch type sensor, which is paired with a 19mm equivalent f/2.8 ultra-wide lens. The camera offers Full HD recording at 60fps and up to ISO 6400, or 4K at 30fps up to ISO 3200, for up to an hour in one take.
Key features include a high-quality stereo microphone, a small flip-up screen with a simple optimised touch interface, and a prominent record button on the front. It’s relatively compact and lightweight, too, weighing in at 211g. Digital image stabilisation is available for hand-held shooting, and there’s also the option to shoot 20MP stills. The PowerShot V10 can also be used for live streaming when connected to your smartphone via the Canon Camera Connect app, or as a webcam when connected to a computer.
Power is provided by a built-in rechargeable battery, while files are recorded to a microSD card. There’s a USB-C port for charging the battery or connecting the camera to a computer, and a 3.5mm stereo audio input that allows the use of an external microphone. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are built in for wireless smartphone connectivity.
The Canon PowerShot V10 will be available in a choice of two colours, either with a gunmetal top-plate, or all-black. It’ll be sold in a Vlogging Kit for £429, which includes a lens cap and a pair of magnetically attachable wind shields. There’ll also be an Advanced Vlogging Kit it for £459, which adds a cage designed by SmallRig, including cold shoes to attach a microphone and/or LED video light. This makes it look keenly priced compared to its closest competitor, the conventionally designed Sony ZV-1F, which costs £549.
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