Monday, 2 January 2017

Street Style Photography: Canon EOS M10 Review

For me, the hardest thing about being a style blogger is lugging a big DSLR around. Don't get me wrong, I love my baby and the images it produces are worth it, but boy is it a chore carrying that thing through the streets of Bristol. I've often contemplated buying something a little smaller, and considered *that* camera every other blogger has, but I'm glad I waited for just the right model for me.

Small enough to fit in my handbag, lightweight and extremely powerful, the Canon EOS M10 ticks all the right boxes. It comes complete with a flip screen, creative assist features and Wi-Fi sharing - which makes sharing to Instagram quick and easy.

The proof is in the pudding, so I took my new compact camera for a test drive with the aim of snapping some outfit shots featuring one of the hottest A/W trends - faux fur! Keeping cosy but making a statement = my kind of style. An added bonus of using a compact is it draws less attention than a chunky DSLR. These photos were taken in just a few minutes and captured in very low light, which impressed me as my nifty fifty lens on my other camera, wouldn't have worked so well.
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Coat: Next - Bag: Becksondergaard - Boots: eBay 


The touch flip screen made taking these shoe shots a doddle. Featuring 18.5 megapixels and the ability to shoot in RAW and JPEG, the images are crisp and can be easily edited on the camera or touched up later in Lightroom/Photoshop.

As it's been pretty chilly in the South West recently, I wasn't the only one sporting faux fur. Cabot Circus was full of shoppers taking advantage of the sales and so this time I got behind the camera and went into photographer mode! I'm no expert so I'm a fan of easy to use cameras I can quickly get to grips with. Luckily for me, I found a willing subject who didn't mind striking a pose and it also turns out, the Canon M10 is very straightforward. Huzzah!

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Kelly is wearing - Coat: New Look - Boots: Jones Bootmaker

I know a lot of new cameras have this option now, but I love how easy it is to share images via Wi-Fi sharing. I connected my smartphone via NFC, downloaded the Camera Connect app and browsed the camera photos on my phone, saving my favourites in seconds. This helpful function makes sharing high quality pics via Instagram or Facebook, simple and fast. There's also a remote live view shooting option which is a lot of fun (eat your heart out GoPro) and a super easy selfie function. 

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Sam is wearing - Jacket: Levis - Jeans: ASOS - Trainers: Vans

My street style mission soon took me to Bath, a short 10 minute train ride from Bristol. I had to battle the elements but ended up getting a great shot of some handsome fella wearing Sherpa. What a hunk! It's nice to see guys getting involved in the faux fur trend. I'm also a massive fan of Sherpa and hope to find my very own Levi's jacket like this one. Stranger Things was one of my most-loved TV shows of 2016 and now I just want to dress like I'm in the 1980s. Nancy's got style.

The M10 is certainly a contender for the best camera for street style photography, check out my final thoughts below.

The Verdict:

PROS

  • Super lightweight and handbag sized
  • Excellent performance in low light
  • Flip/touch screen
  • Wi-Fi sharing & NFC enabled
  • Ability to edit photos on screen
  • Full HD recording ability

CONS

  • No viewfinder - takes getting used to when switching from a DSLR
  • There isn't an EF-M 50mm lens (yet)

I'm looking forward to spending more time playing around with the Canon EOS M10 and discovering its advanced functions. It came with a 15-45mm lens, but I've been looking into buying another one as I like having a few options. After reading some reviews, the EF-M 22mm could work well for me. 

It's worth noting that if you already have a Canon DSLR, you can purchase a Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M to enable you to use other Canon EF and EF-S lenses!

What's your favourite trend for Autumn/Winter? Are you a fan of compact cameras or do you prefer DSLRs? Let me know in the comments below!

Disclaimer: This post was in collaboration with Currys PC World but all thoughts are my own. I'm passionate about street style photography and was given this camera to try out and keep. Would I spend my hard earned cash on this? Absolutely! Just Google it, the internet is full of equally glowing reviews.

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