• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon D10 advantages over Panasonic CM1

  • Less expensive
    $330 vs $1000 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic CM1 advantages over Canon D10

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    6221k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon A590 IS

Canon D10
Canon A590 IS
  • $302
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $219
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic CM1
Canon A590 IS
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $219
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P6000

Canon D10
Nikon P6000
  • $302
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic CM1
Nikon P6000
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon E1

Canon D10
Canon E1
  • $302
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic CM1
Canon E1
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon A1000 IS

Canon D10
Canon A1000 IS
  • $302
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic CM1
Canon A1000 IS
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon A1100 IS

Canon D10
Canon A1100 IS
  • $302
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic CM1
Canon A1100 IS
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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