Canon's tiny vlogging camera is perfect for shooting social video – and it’s now 26% off

A woman taking the Canon PowerShot V10 out of a small bag with the TechRadar deals logo for price cut
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It doesn't look like your standard camera but then there's really nothing quite like the Canon PowerShot V10 on the market.

It's shorter than an average modern smartphone, albeit thicker, and has been designed for vlogging on the go – which it does marvellously. We called it "quirky" and "fun" in our Canon PowerShot V10 review, and while it's not quite perfect, it's hard to argue how well it works when all you want is some great 4K video clips while out and about. It will take stills too if you want, but video is where it shines.

The good news is that you can pick one up from Amazon for just AU$517.75 if you're shopping in Australia or for NZ$541.28 if you're in New Zealand. Yes, it ships across the ditch at no extra cost and these are record-low prices to boot!

Canon PowerShot V10 |AU$699AU$517.75 on Amazon

Canon PowerShot V10 | AU$699 AU$517.75 on Amazon (save AU$181.25)

This point-and-shoot camera fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, and makes content creation as easy as possible. There are just a few control buttons on the rear, but the tiny 2-inch flip-up touchscreen adds functionality too. It's capable of 4K/30p videos and 20MP stills. Available in Black and Silver via the same listing, and at 26% off, this is its lowest price yet. Plus it ships to New Zealand for NZ$541.28 at no extra cost.

So, here's what's unique about the Canon PowerShot V10 – it's far removed from any other vlogging camera available today. Other options, like the Sony ZV-1 or Sony ZV-E10, even the Panasonic Lumix GH6, Nikon Z30 or several others on our best camera for vlogging buying guide all have a similar form factor – they look like any other photography camera with the many buttons, dials and menu systems that complicate matters.

The PowerShot V10, though, has been purpose-built for vlogging. It's about the size of a deck of cards and tips the scales at just 210g. That's lighter than the iPhone 15 Pro Max! There are minimal buttons on the rear and just one big one on the front to start recording, sitting just where your thumb would naturally rest if you were holding the PowerShot V10. It even has a built-in kickstand, so you don't need to find something to balance it against when you're working solo.

While its form factor is fresh, the tech inside is not quite so new. However, it uses a sensor that's been tried and tested in the Canon PowerShot G7 X III. Despite being from 2019, it's still an excellent 1-inch sensor, but here it's been optimised to work with the fixed 18mm f/2.8 lens, much like in the Sony ZV-1F.

As dated as this sensor might be, it's definitely better than using a smartphone if you want sharp, detailed results. That's exactly what you get in good lighting conditions, but we found that the PowerShot V10 can struggle a little in low-light conditions. A recent firmware update has added better image stabilisation when shooting video, so footage will be smoother than what it could produce just after launch a year ago.

It's ready to start shooting straight out of the box... well, after you fit it with a microSD card, but there's no need to fiddle around with menus if you don't want to. Straightforward wireless live-streaming also enhances the camera’s vlogging chops.

In short, it's the easiest vlogging camera to use. If you don't want to take our word for it, our colleagues at Digital Camera World think that the PowerShot V10 is revolutionary.

Admittedly it can't compete with the likes of Sony's vlogging cameras or more dedicated hybrid cameras, but it's the perfect choice for beginners looking for a pared-back, pocketable snapper that makes it as simple to as pointing and shooting.

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Sharmishta Sarkar
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While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, Sharmishta's main priority is being TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor, looking after the day-to-day functioning of the Australian, New Zealand and Singapore editions of the site, steering everything from news and reviews to ecommerce content like deals and coupon codes. While she loves reviewing cameras and lenses when she can, she's also an avid reader and has become quite the expert on ereaders and E Ink writing tablets, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about these underrated devices. Other than her duties at TechRadar, she's also the Managing Editor of the Australian edition of Digital Camera World, and writes for Tom's Guide and T3.