Cameras


Meet Canon’s New Sharp Shooters: EOS M10, PowerShot G5 X and G9 X

October 13, 2015

By RF Staff

Fast on the heels of the EOS M3, Canon is bringing another mirrorless camera to the world in November.

The EOS M10 boasts an 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600). It’s powered by Canon’s DIGIC 6 processor and uses the company’s Hybrid CMOS AF II system with 49 AF points for focusing.

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The M10 sports a 3-inch, tilting touchscreen display that can be popped over the top of the camera for selfies. It features Wi-Fi with NFC along with 1920x1080p30 video recording.

Canon’s newest mirrorless will ship with a new retractable EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens that shortens and locks into a compact size when not in use. The M10 and 15-45mm lens kit ships in November for $600 and are available for pre-order now. The camera body is available in black or white. If you want a gray body, you'll have to buy it through the Canon store.

In addition, the new EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens will also be sold separately for $300.

PowerShot G

Canon's PowerShot G series focuses on a large, 1-inch sensor in a compact body with RAW shooting and plenty of features to appeal to advanced users.

There are a pair of new G cameras, the G5 X and G9 X. Both will use a 1-inch, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 125-12,800 and a DIGIC 6 processor. They’ll feature plenty of customizable dials plus a control ring on the lens for further tweaking. They’ll offer ND filters, too, for controlling exposure in bright conditions.

HD videos can be recorded at 1920x1080 at 60p, 30p and 24p. The cameras will offer both Wi-Fi and NFC and an improved Star Trails mode to improve astro photography. They’ll also have a new Star Time-Lapse Movie mode to create clips of moving stars against a static background of space.

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The G5 X will be the first in the series to incorporate a 2.36-million dot OLED electronic viewfinder. You can also frame your images using a 3-inch, vari-angle touch screen display. The G5 X offers a 24-100mm equivalent zoom lens with an aperture range of f/1.8 - f/2.8 and Canon’s Intelligent Image Stabilization system.

It will set you back $800 and is available for pre-order now.

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The PowerShot G9 X incorporates a 28-84mm equivalent, f/2-4.9 lens and a 3-inch touch screen. It features continuous shooting up to 6fps.

It will retail for $530 and is available for pre-order now.