Canon PowerShot V10 review

Finally, the Canon PowerShot V10 is the vlogging camera that might actually replace your phone for shooting video

Canon PowerShot V10
(Image: © James Artaius)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Canon PowerShot V10 is a vlogging camera that could finally replace your phone as your go-to device for shooting video. The size of a cigarette pack, it's positively pocket-sized and its ease of use rivals a smartphone – but its image quality, built-in stand, high-quality microphones and streaming capabilities set it apart. This could take up permanent residence in my camera bag as the ideal everyday vlogging camera.


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    Good image quality

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    Truly-pocket sized

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    Built-in stand

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    Face tracking AF


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    Lens is a fingerprint magnet

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The Canon PowerShot V10 is unlike any other camera you've seen. In fact, it has much more in common with your phone – and there's a good reason for that. 

Canon's intention for the Canon PowerShot V10 is something we've been waiting years for: a vlogging camera that isn't just a regular camera body with video-oriented specs, but a camera that has actually been designed from the ground up specifically for vlogging. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.