• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon EOS M10 advantages over Nikon D500

  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $1797
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer video battery life
    65 vs 50 minutes
    Capture more video
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 81 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    301g vs 856g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 200 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon D500 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.
  • 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
    ~0.30 vs 2.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,324 vs 753 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.0 vs 11.4 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1240 vs 255 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher-res screen
    590k 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
    0.17 vs 0.34 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.9 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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
    10.2 fps vs 4.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.2 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    200 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    1638400 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Superb image quality; Great high ISO performance; Rugged, comfortable camera body; Sharp articulating touchscreen display; Excellent AF point frame coverage; Fast continuous shooting speeds; 4K UHD video; Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth.

  • Somewhat large for an APS-C camera; Expensive for a DX camera; 4K UHD video doesn't offer full DX field-of-view; No built-in flash; Still uses contrast-detect for Live View AF; Dual slots use two different card types (XQD and SD).

The Competition

Compared to Sony A5000

Canon EOS M10
Sony A5000
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Nikon D500
Sony A5000
  • $1797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3000
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon D500
Samsung NX3000
  • $1797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3300
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon D500
Samsung NX3300
  • $1797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Canon EOS M10
Pentax K-3 II
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Nikon D500
Pentax K-3 II
  • $1797
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon D7500

Canon EOS M10
Nikon D7500
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D500
Nikon D7500
  • $1797
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
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