• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon EOS M10 advantages over Canon EOS M5

  • Less expensive
    $507 vs $949
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 27 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon EOS M5 advantages over Canon EOS M10

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 2.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,262 vs 753 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer video battery life
    85 vs 65 minutes
    Capture more video
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    19 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.34 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.2 fps vs 4.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.3 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    18 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • User-friendly design; great touchscreen interface; good image quality

  • No viewfinder; limited physical controls; sub-par continuous shooting; lacking video features

  • Enthusiast-oriented compact camera body; Good image quality in most situations; Built-in electronic viewfinder; Impressive Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Very good overall performance.

  • High ISO image quality and dynamic range aren't quite up to par with some of its competition; No 4K video recording; Native EF-M lens selection is still limited; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3000
  • $728
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon EOS M5
Samsung NX3000
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3300
  • $728
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon EOS M5
Samsung NX3300
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Canon EOS M10
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $728
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Leica TL

Canon EOS M10
Leica TL
  • $728
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon EOS M5
Leica TL
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Canon EOS M10
Canon EOS M50
  • $728
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS M50
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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