• 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 SL3

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Canon SL3 advantages over Canon EOS M10

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $649 vs $849
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1070 vs 255 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    16 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.09 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 RAW shooting
    5.0 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    15 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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

User reviews

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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

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Canon EOS M10
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • NFC
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon SL3
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3000
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SL3
Samsung NX3000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3300
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Canon SL3
Samsung NX3300
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon SL2

Canon EOS M10
Canon SL2
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon SL3
Canon SL2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon D3500

Canon EOS M10
Nikon D3500
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon SL3
Nikon D3500
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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