It’s Saturday and we are going to PLAY! by Canon Singapore, an exclusive event made for the parenting bloggers. As the name says it all, this is an event where every invited families can have fun, joy and do activities together. Rediscovering the parents’ childhood memories and reminisce the past can be a form of education for the every children. With a chartered bus, we are going to explore three popular destinations, yet not touristy places, in Singapore. To make this event more interactive for everyone, we were informed that were three photo challenges in this event. They are titled Angles and Lines, Like Real! and Action!. Since the Canon representatives brought some Canon cameras for us to try, I have decided to get a hands-on experience on the Canon EOS M10 digital camera. Time to set off to our PLAY! destinations.
Angles And Lines At Dakota Crescent’s Dove Playground
Our first stop was the Dove playground located at Dakota Crescent. The playground’s design portrays the fun and excitement of my childhood years and I am happy that it is not demolished over so many decades. Unlike today’s playground with rubber groundings to cushion a fall and lots of safety precautions, the Dove playground is surrounded by sands and it has high open areas to jump down! Those were my childhood days where we do crazy things for excitement. Using the Canon EOS M10 camera, here are my photographs of my boy taken at Dakota Crescent’s Dove Playground.
Blk 10 Dakota Crescent, Mountbatten East
Like Real! At Everton Road’s Mural
Our second stop is the viewing of the popular mural painting located at Everton Road. Painted by Yip Yew Chong, there are two lifelike murals painted on the walls side by side. Very much portray the olden lifestyle days of Singapore, these two beautiful paintings are named ‘Amah’ and ‘The Barber’. Here are my photographs taken using the Canon EOS M10 digital camera.
Yip Yew Chong’s “Amah” and “Barber” Murals
6A Everton Park
Action! At Tiong Bahru Adventure Playground
The third destination we were heading to was the Tiong Bahru Adventure Playground, located in Tiong Bahru Park. With the iconic tilted train playground, right inside those cabins are mini obstacle courses for the children to play. Besides physical challenges, this train can be a great storytelling feature for the children too. This playground also has a merry-go-round and low level flying fox for the family to play. Here are my photographs taken using the Canon EOS M10 digital camera.
Tiong Bahru Adventure Playground
Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168732
Quick Review: Canon EOS M10 Digital Camera
If I were to describe the Canon EOS M10 in three words, I will say it is light, compact and simple. This 18 megapixels APS-C mirrorless camera is the smaller and cheaper sibling of the Canon EOS M3. The Canon EOS M10 Kit (EF-M15-45mm) is priced at S$649, while the Canon EOS M3 Kit (EF-M18-55 IS STM) S$899.
With the flip-up LCD screen and able to record up to 1080p videos, it has the perfect build to be a walkabout camera for all families.
The Canon EOS M10 weighs only 300 grams, which is 60 grams lighter than the EOS M3. It is also 20% more compact that the EOS M3. Finally, since the EOS M10 has a touch screen capability, the user interface is simple and easy to navigate.
Despite the photographs taken using the Canon EOS M10 looks vibrant, the downside which I have encountered is the focusing speed during dim conditions. For example, in a poorly lighted cafe with warm ambience, the EOS M10 seems to struggle to locate the right focusing spot of a subject. Nevertheless, the quality of low light photography is still much better than many other compact cameras.
With the flexibility to choose over 70 EF-M lenses and built-in wireless connectivity, the Canon EOS M10 is a good camera to consider if you are looking for compact, lightweight and simplicity.