Camera Filming Rig Full Review: The Best Camera For Beginners
The Canon EOS R10 fills a gap that has been in the center of Canon’s array of mirrorless cameras for a few years now. It’s now one of the greatest cameras available, and because of its portability and light weight, it’s also one of the best travel cameras if you’re an experienced photographer wishing to broaden your photographic horizons.
The Canon EOS R10 is a significant upgrade over earlier models and is more expensive than more conventional entry-level cameras like the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and EOS 250D DSLR, but it is also more expensive and technologically sophisticated. It’s truly an advancement of double-digit DSLRs like the Canon EOS 90D, which quickly became popular among those who wished to take photos of their families, holidays, and everyday life with quality that rivals that of a smartphone.
The Digic X processor, which enables the newest focusing technology and some outstanding burst-shooting rates for its price, is the secret to the Canon EOS R10’s attractiveness. With its Dual Pixel CMOS AF II and 15 fps continuous shooting capabilities, the EOS R10 is more than capable of capturing a picture of the family dog scoring the game-winning goal in the water polo match in the backyard.
EOS R10 Canon: design
The Canon EOS R10 succeeds in its goal of being both incredibly compact and instantly recognizable to anybody who has used a Canon DSLR, even if it is unlikely to win any Red Dot Design prizes.
The little device feels pretty similar to a Canon EOS Rebel SL3, which weights 20g more than the 429g EOS R10 (also known as the Canon EOS 250D outside of the US).
While RF-mount cameras are often larger than EOS-M series cameras like the Canon EOS M50 Mark II, this is probably as compact as they are likely to go. As photographers play fetch with Canon’s new APS-C darlings, the R7 and R10, those cameras will continue to exist, although with a longing gaze through the garden gate.
The Canon EOS R10 has a mode dial linked by front and back command dials, a multi-function button, and a video record button on top, much like the Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D. But, Canon’s multi-function accessory shoe, which can power and transfer data to attachments like shotgun mics, is a helpful feature. Another reason to be proud to possess a R10 is that you don’t even have this capability on full-frame cameras like the EOS R6.
It shares the same configuration at the rear as the more expensive Canon EOS R7. For video shooters, there is a completely articulating touchscreen that can flip forward, and there is also a handy AF joystick. Affordable cameras sometimes omit this function in favor of simplicity, but it’s a huge plus for photographers who want to adjust AF points rapidly. And when you have a strong focusing system with 651 AF points, like on the R10, that’s probably the case.
The EOS R10’s viewfinder is a little on the tiny side. Although this EVF’s 2.36 million dot resolution is comparable to that of the EOS R7’s, its meager 0.59x magnification does seem a little skimpy. Although it may be configured with useful capabilities like live histograms and gridlines and performs well in actual use, competing cameras at this price point do provide better views of your situations.
The EOS R10 has a few more design flaws, although they are somewhat more tolerable given the price. You’ll need to take a little more care of the EOS R10 because it isn’t weatherproof like the EOS R7. Moreover, there is just one UHS-II card slot rather than two. The EOS R10 does not have a headphone jack, which makes it impossible to hear your audio when recording videos even if it does have a microphone input.
Overall though, we had a great experience shooting with the Canon EOS R10 while we had the camera. It features a quite deep grip for such a little camera, similar to the Nikon Z50, allowing you to couple it with reasonably long lenses if necessary. When paired with primes like the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens, it’s also a cute, lightweight little package that you’ll like using.
Performance and characteristics of the Canon EOS R10
Similar to the Canon EOS R7, the EOS R10’s mix of cutting-edge focusing technology and brisk burst-shooting rates is one of its most alluring features. The R10 is still an advance over mid-range DSLRs like the Canon EOS 80D and even the EOS 90D, albeit it doesn’t quite fit in the same category as the R7 for the latter.
According to Canon’s specifications, the EOS R10 can shoot at a remarkable 15 frames per second with a mechanical shutter or at 23 frames per second with an electronic shutter. Even while the camera’s buffer couldn’t sustain those speeds for as long as the published specs say, our tests confirmed these assertions.
Using the mechanical shutter, we were able to shoot uncompressed raw files for 15 frames per second for the first second until the buffer slowed things down to about 7 frames per second. We were able to continue taking JPEGs at 15 frames per second for six more usable seconds until it slowed down to about 12 frames per second.
While using the electronic shutter, you can momentarily reach 23 frames per second. Yet in most cases, it’s advisable to avoid doing this for a few reasons. First off, in this mode, the electronic shutter operates significantly more slowly than the mechanical one over long bursts. Also, using the electronic shutter when photographing moving subjects might result in warping problems (also known as rolling shutter), thus it is better to use the mechanical shutter the majority of the time.
Thankfully, the autofocus on the EOS R10 can keep up with these respectable burst-shooting abilities. Both spectacular and simple to use, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF II arrangement may be found on more sophisticated cameras like the professional Canon EOS R3. For an entry-level camera, you receive a whopping 4,053 AF points, which is astounding. Using the included AF joystick—another function sometimes dropped on beginner cameras—to move between them is simple.
We used a variety of animals, including cats, deer, and a very fast cockapoodle, to test our AF system. Even at a distance of 5 to 10 meters away, the EOS R10 performed a fantastic job of identifying eyes and locking onto them, even though the hit rate was by no means 100%.
Canon EOS R10: superior photo and video capture
The new 24.2MP sensor in the EOS R10 is not backside-illuminated (BSI). As the electronics in BSI sensors is located behind the light-sensitive photosites, as the name suggests, they often have less noise and higher overall picture quality.
The EOS R10’s image quality has generally impressed us, but this may have been a red flag. Up to ISO 1600, photos appear to be quite clear and detailed, with pleasant colors and skin tones.
Must I get the Canon EOS R10?
If, purchase it.
You want to buy your first camera and are a beginner.
The greatest camera available for novices is the Canon EOS R10, which barely beats out the Fujifilm X-S10. Although the X-S10 has in-body image stabilization and a larger selection of native lenses, the EOS R10 tops the list in our opinion due to the EOS R10’s powerful and easy-to-use autofocus as well as its superior burst shooting. For beginners, it’s also superior than any DSLR.
You require a reasonably priced sports or family camera.
While the price of the EOS R10 is more in the middle, its burst shooting rates and focusing are worth the extra money if you want to capture moving things. Inexpensive cameras may have trouble with this, but no other APS-C camera combines speed, usability, and pricing as well as the Canon EOS R10.