• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon EOS M10 advantages over Nikon D3500

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon D3500 advantages over Canon EOS M10

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $397 vs $499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 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 1550 vs 255 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    83 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Newer
    16 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.21 vs 0.34 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.1 fps vs 4.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.1 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    13 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • Great image quality for its class; Excellent high ISO performance for APS-C; Fast single-shot AF speeds; Compact, easy to use design; Incredible value at under $500 with lens.

  • 11-point AF system feels out-dated; Underwhelming C-AF performance; Below average viewfinder coverage accuracy; No touchscreen; Limited wireless features.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Canon EOS M10
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Nikon D3500
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Canon EOS M10
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Nikon D3500
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3300
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon D3500
Samsung NX3300
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon SL2

Canon EOS M10
Canon SL2
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $464
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Nikon D3500
Canon SL2
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $464
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL3

Canon EOS M10
Canon SL3
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Nikon D3500
Canon SL3
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
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