Canon's V10 might be basic, but I love that it's a camera that dares to be DIFFERENT

Canon PowerShot V10
(Image credit: Canon)

The new Canon PowerShot V10 is a bit of an odd sort of camera that’s no larger than a cigarette packet, has a fixed focal length 18mm/19mm equivalent lens and a flip-up/fold-back screen for filming a subject in the normal way or filming yourself.

It has a 1-inch sensor, so should be a useful step up from smartphone quality, yet costs only half as much as the best camera phones out there right now. The controls are pretty simplistic, and the only zooming is digital, but it’s designed for simple vlogging use – and that’s the point. It has actually been designed for this. It’s not an adaptation of an existing camera.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at