In May, Canon released the small but powerful Canon EOS R10, an entry-level mirrorless lightweight camera with heavyweight performance. The new camera is a suitable substitute for the lower-end models of the Rebel DSLR range. The compact design of the small camera that measures 4.82 x 3.46x 3.28 inches (WxHxD) ensures a comfortable grip that feels good. A good grip is an essential criterion to judge a camera’s suitability for users to provide a tactile experience during use, and the new canon camera excels in this respect. The camera is faster than Sony A1 and Canon EOSR3 when shooting in the mechanical or electronic mode but still has to go some distance to match the best professional cameras.
Canon EOS R10 – Build
The body of the Canon EOS R10 mirrorless camera will remind you of the DSLRs, especially the Rebel range. The camera size makes it convenient to hold, and with the viewfinder jutting out slightly, it’s just suitable for users who wear spectacles. The camera weighs less than a pound and has everything needed for comfortable handling. Besides the built-in popup flash, the camera mode dial has auto and scene modes that replicate DSLRs, but the inclusion of the front control wheel and joystick are exclusive updates not seen in DSLRs. The control wheel is at the top of the big mode dial and the grip. There’s a second control wheel at the camera’s rear close to the on-off toggle leaving no room for an ISO button. There’s a lock button, M-fn, and record button on the top, and the ISO is an arrow key in the menu.
The EOS R10 has all the features to satisfy photographers like lifestyle content creators and travel photographers honing their digital camera handling skills. A 24.2 MP APS-C image sensor is at the heart of the new Canon camera, but it’s an improved version of what Canon users are familiar with. The sensor has improved readout speeds that support super-fast shooting speeds of 15 fps in the mechanical mode and 23 fps burst shooting. Surprisingly, despite being an entry-level camera, the Canon EOS R10 mirrorless camera has the same Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with full subject tracking usually found in high-end cameras. The R10 can capture 4K 60p with a 64% crop and for slow motion it can capture 1080p at 120p.
The sophisticated autofocus or AF is highly effective in subject tracking, rarely seen in entry-level cameras. It ensures a pro-level performance that few would expect from this camera. It provides opportunities for beginners to graduate into professional photography quickly. The single feature puts the EOS R10 in a league of its own. When capturing fast-moving images, the camera performs at the height of its capacity.
The Canon EOS R10 with impressive video capabilities is an all-purpose camera that performs exceptionally well and gives enough scope for skill development to aspiring professional photographers.