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Positives:
– Fast AF, accurate focus tracking with subject recognition
– 4K video at 60 fps in HDR
– Fast continuous shooting: 15fps mechanical, 23fps electronic
– Bright and clear touch screen
Good dynamic range

Negatives:
There is no stability in the body
– Only one SD card slot
– Crop 4K video at 60fps
– Lacks flat color profile for videos

price: INR 90,995 for EOS R10 Body & RF S18-45mm IS STM Lens | 80,995 rupees for body only

evaluation: 4.0 / 5

Unparalleled entry-level cameras, such as the Canon EOS R10, are an enigma for tech enthusiasts and content creators. On the other hand, it is a suitable successor to entry-level DSLRs such as the EOS 550D or the Nikon D3500, and is a great gateway to entry into today’s photography and filmmaking. The EOS R10, in particular, is a great way to start. It would be the perfect first camera for many people today.

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On the other hand, though, it is not only against such powerful companies as Sony A6400 and Fuji X-T30 II, but also against smartphone cameras. Over the past couple of years, cameras in smartphones have become incredibly capable, especially if creators are only posting online.

So how can the EOS R10 stand up to the best that smartphone cameras have to offer?

Sensor, image and video quality
First things first, the sensor. Right, that’s why you’d get the EOS R10 over any other camera that competes, at this price point. The EOS R10 uses a 24.2MP APS-C sensor with a 1.6X crop factor and a DIGIC X image processor that produces some pretty impressive results.

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The EOS R10 has very good dynamic range and is adept at keeping data in the shade. However, I had some very minor issues with bringing back the highlights, especially if I blasted them poorly in the original shot. However, you have plenty of room to edit and manipulate your photos, if you know what you’re doing.

Low-light performance isn’t great, but it’s good enough. Go above ISO 6400 and you’ll start seeing some significant noise, especially if you try to boost the blacks in low-exposure shots.

As a still camera, the EOS R10 can shoot at up to 15 frames per second in mechanical shutter mode, which is an impressive number. What is even more impressive is that in the electronic mode, it can reach 23 frames per second. However, you’ll need to be wary of turning, which can skew some shots here and there, especially if you have a fast-moving target.

As a camcorder, the EOS R10 is in a league of its own. You get crystal-clear, downsized 4K at 30fps or less, and video is cropped at 60fps, which might not be as sharp as 30fps output, but it’s definitely still usable. For slow motion, it can shoot at 120fps at 1080p. The video gets softer again, but it looks cinematic.

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You don’t get a flat C-Log profile, so you won’t have much freedom to color categorize your videos. With the EOS R10, you can use any of the built-in image profiles for 8-bit 4:2:0 SDR or 10-bit 4:2:2 HDR footage. However, since this camera is primarily intended for amateur vloggers and filmmakers, we suspect that anyone using this camera was aiming to colorize their videos in the first place. This means that you need to get your exposure and white balance settings right away before you hit the record button. Again, something perfectly acceptable for a camera at this price point.

The biggest thing that sets us apart with the EOS R10 is the lack of stability inside the body. This can be addressed to a certain extent with Canon branded IS lenses that come with some image stabilization, or alternatively with electronic stabilization. Keep in mind that the Electronic Image Stabilizer adds a big crop, as well as the 1.6X APS-C crop.

Click here for some unprocessed, uncompressed photos From Canon EOS R10.

Work environment
The Canon EOS R10 has a very compact size, which means if you have a small or normal sized hand, it is very easy to operate the camera. However, if you have a large set of hands, the buttons, joystick, and screen can be a little tricky to work with. However, the EOS R10 has a good grip that fits all types of hands, which makes handling the camera a lot easier. It makes using the camera very tangible.

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With the battery in place, the body of the EOS R10 weighs just over 420 grams. The attached lens also weighs very lightly. As a result, you don’t get the normal stability you normally get with a heavier object. And the camera’s feathered weight does not instill confidence in the build quality of the body itself. However, the result is that it’s great for vlogging and one-handed use, and your hands don’t get tired that quickly, which means you can use the camera for longer periods of time at a time.

You get a nice tilting shutter button as usual on Canon cameras, a front and rear dial to control two different modes of exposure, a joystick control for quickly moving focus points, and a user-programmable 4-way D-pad. There is also a dedicated AF/MF switch on the front along with another programmable button. All buttons are easily accessible and properly tactile.

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You get one slot on the bottom of the camera, for your battery and one UHS-II SD memory card slot. We wish the EOS R10 had dual card slots because data redundancy is important. Also, we’d love to see a spring on the battery door and some form of weather resistance. However, given the price of the EOS R10, the lack of a spring on the battery door and weather resistance is an acceptable omission.

Auto Focus System
This is where the EOS R10 really shines. Canon struggled a bit with its AF systems when it first launched the M series. The EOS R10 is a testament to how far it has come. It has an AI-powered Canon Dual Pixel CMOS II AF system with 651 phase detection points.

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What this means is that even under far-from-ideal conditions, it quickly locks focus, and most importantly, onto focal paths subtly. It also has subject recognition which helps her to focus and keep track of subjects in a much better way. The autofocus system on this system is responsive, reliable and extremely easy to use, once you get the hang of it.

LCD panel and OLED viewfinder
The EOS R10 comes with a 3-inch vari-angle articulating LCD screen with touch functionality. It’s very sharp at 1.04 million dots and has excellent brightness, color, and viewing angles. It is usable outdoors and under direct sunlight. Users can tap on the screen to set the focus point or take a picture.

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The Q menu or on-screen quick menu provides one-touch access to useful settings such as focus modes, metering, file formats, video resolutions, creative modes, etc.

Although people will mostly use the touch screen, Canon has also added an electronic viewfinder. It’s not the largest or most accurate electronic viewfinder you’ll see in a camera at this price point, but it’s pretty good. It has a resolution of 2.4 million dots and a refresh rate of 60 frames per second, which can be increased to 120 frames per second without any noticeable drop in resolution. Canon also claims that the EOS R10 has a 0.95x zoom.

Ports and connectivity
The EOS R10 comes with a USB-C port that can be used to charge the battery using a power bank. It also has a micro HDMI port for connecting to an external video recorder, a 2.5mm wired remote port, and a 3.5mm microphone input. Users also get a hot shoe for mounting accessories and a custom flash set from Canon, called the Canon Speedlite.

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You also get Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity for file sharing, as well as the Canon Camera Connect app for connecting to Android and iOS devices. Needless to say, all your communication needs are well arranged, especially when it comes to audio recording and monitoring.

Battery life
The EOS R10 uses an LP-E17 battery. Despite its small size, the battery packs a lot. You can easily perform two photo sessions that can last for hours or shoot 4K videos at 30 fps for about an hour before you need to change the battery. Anyway, you should invest in an extra battery in case you are planning to use the camera in your vlogging business.

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Keep in mind that using the screen instead of the viewfinder to take pictures, and using the wireless options a lot, drains the battery faster, as is the case with all mirrorless cameras that have these options.

Rule
To make things clear, the EOS R10 is a great still photo camera and an even better APS-C camcorder. In fact, it’s better than what most camera manufacturers offer at this price point, in many ways. This autofocus system has no equal from any other major manufacturer, at this point.

Sure, there are some ups and downs. We really think Canon should have added IBIS to the EOS R10 and that it should have come with two SD card slots.

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However, at this price point, it not only competes with other cameras, but also with smartphones. It’s definitely better than smartphone cameras, no matter what you’re up against. You can get much better videos and photos from the EOS R10 than you can get from a smartphone. When it comes to photos and videos, software deception is no match for normal physics. The advantages of using high-quality glass and a much larger sensor can never be overcome with software cheats.

The problem is the learning curve that comes with using the camera, rather than the ease of using a smartphone. Canon and most other camera manufacturers have a short time to educate new age content creators and vloggers. I know vloggers who have invested a lot of rupees on cameras and lenses, and who primarily shoot on their iPhones, simply because of the convenience it offers.

Regardless of what most new age content creators choose, I’ll definitely bet my money on the EOS R10, and some quick prime lenses from Canon, if I’m going to start vlogging or creating content as a proper career.





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