7 THINGS TO DO WITH THE CANON EOS M10

HWM (Malaysia) - - APERTURE - LEARN - by Alvin Soon

The EOS M10 is Canon’s lat­est mir­ror­less in­ter­change­able-lens cam­era, and it comes with a high-res­o­lu­tion 18MP APS-C-size CMOS sen­sor, as well as an ad­vanced Hy­brid CMOS II aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem. The EOS M10 is also easy to use, with a large 3-inch touch­screen that flips 180° for the per­fect selfie. It con­nects eas­ily to smart devices, and lets you trans­fer pho­tos quickly to share with fam­ily and friends.

1. LOVE SELF­IES? LOVE THE EOS M10

If you love self­ies, the EOS M10 is built for you. The large, 3-inch touch­screen flip mon­i­tor is built for tak­ing the per­fect selfie. Flip it around to face your­self, and the M10 au­to­mat­i­cally dis­plays the Self Por­trait mode short­cut icon.

Touch to en­ter Self Por­trait mode, and ad­just set­tings like the amount of back­ground blur, photo bright­ness and even the smooth­ness of your skin. When you’re ready, ac­ti­vate the self-timer and a count­down timer ap­pears, so you’ll al­ways be caught with the per­fect pose.

The flip mon­i­tor isn’t just good for you. The EOS M10 comes with the new 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM kit lens, with a wider 24mm fo­cal length (in 35mm equiv­a­lent), which means you can get more of ev­ery­one in a sin­gle group we­fie.

2. SHARE YOUR PIC­TURES RIGHT AWAY

The EOS M10 makes shar­ing pho­tos with your smart mo­bile de­vice as quick as press­ing a but­ton. Once you’ve con­nected to a smart­phone us­ing the ded­i­cated pair­ing but­ton on the M10’s body and the steps that fol­low, you can sim­ply press the but­ton af­ter that to con­nect the two devices again.

That’s how easy it is to send pho­tos over to your smart­phone, so you can im­me­di­ately share them with your friends and fam­ily. Be­sides shar­ing pho­tos, you can also use Canon’s Cam­era Con­nect app for An­droid and iOS to con­trol the M10 re­motely.

Plus, with NFC-en­abled smart­phones, you can tap the two devices to­gether to start the pair­ing process, and you can also con­nect the two devices us­ing Wi-Fi.

3. CAP­TURE PER­FECT POR­TRAITS WITH THE PRE­CI­SION OF HY­BRID AF

The per­fect por­trait needs per­fect fo­cus — the best mo­ment goes to waste if the sub­ject is out of fo­cus and looks blurry. Por­trait pho­tog­ra­phers know that the most im­por­tant part of the face to get in fo­cus are the eyes, but it can be dif­fi­cult to do if your aut­o­fo­cus (AF) sys­tem is slow.

The EOS M10 comes with an ad­vanced Hy­brid CMOS II AF sys­tem, which com­bines the best of both phase and con­trast de­tec­tion tech­nol­ogy. What that means is that the M10 will make sure what needs to be in fo­cus will stay in fo­cus, help­ing you get the per­fect shot with­out strug­gling with slow AF.

4. HAVE FUN WITH THE CRE­ATIVE FIL­TERS

Ever wanted to add some ex­tra fi­nesse to your im­ages but didn’t know how? The EOS M10 lets you ex­press your in­ner artist with­out hav­ing to learn com­pli­cated soft­ware.

It comes with seven Cre­ative Fil­ters, ‘Grainy black and white,’ ‘Art bold,’ ‘Wa­ter paint­ing,’ ‘Fish-eye,’ ‘Toy cam­era,’ and ‘Soft fo­cus,’ which let you change the mood and look of a photo to show how it felt, not just how it looked.

5. CAP­TURE EX­PRES­SIVE LAND­SCAPES US­ING THE WIDER LENS

The EOS M10 comes with the new 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM kit lens, which has a wider fo­cal length than most kit lenses at 24mm (in 35mm equiv­a­lent). The wider fo­cal length lets you get more sub­jects in a sin­gle frame, and is also per­fect for cap­tur­ing more in a land­scape.

The lens’ built-in im­age sta­bi­liza­tion en­sures that your im­ages re­main steady and sharp, while the STM (short for ‘step­ping mo­tor’) auto-fo­cuses quickly and silently, per­fect for record­ing great au­dio when shoot­ing video.

6. MAKE THE EOS M10 YOUR VERY OWN

Ev­ery­one’s cam­era usu­ally looks like ev­ery­one else’s, but you can make the EOS M10 your own us­ing Canon’s face jack­ets (sold sep­a­rately). Choose from bright, sin­gle col­ors to match your moods, or se­lect unique pat­terns to ex­press your per­son­al­ity.

7. GET MUL­TI­PLE EF­FECTS WITH DIF­FER­ENT LENSES

One of the best things about get­ting an in­ter­change­able-lens cam­era is the abil­ity to switch lenses, giv­ing you more flex­i­bil­ity and a wider range.

Use the 11–22mm lens to get even more in the frame, use­ful for both tight rooms and big land­scapes. Or try the 55–200mm lens, which lets you zoom in and get closer with sub­jects that are far away.

The 22mm lens gives you more back­ground blur with an f/2 aper­ture, for beau­ti­ful sep­a­ra­tion be­tween sub­ject and back­ground. And with a Canon EF-EOS M mount adapter, you can ac­cess to Canon’s wide li­brary of DSLR lenses for use on your EOS M10.

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