• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon EOS M10 advantages over Nikon D850

  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $5497
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    301g vs 915g
    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 D850 advantages over Canon EOS M10

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm 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
    ~0.20 vs 2.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Better color depth
    26.4 vs 22.2 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,660 vs 753 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.8 vs 11.4 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1840 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
  • Newer
    13 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
    0.08 vs 0.34 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    45.7 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
    7.1 fps vs 4.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    7.1 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)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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

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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

  • Class-leading resolution; Excellent dynamic range; Very good high ISO performance; Very fast AF and burst shooting; Durable weather-sealed body; Improved ergonomics; Touchscreen; Dual card slots; 4K video.

  • Live view/video mode still uses sluggish contrast-detect AF; Viewfinder only tests at ~98% coverage; No 4K at 60p; 30-minute video clip limit; Focus peaking not supported with 4K.

The Competition

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Canon EOS M10
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
Nikon D850
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 5DS

Canon EOS M10
Canon 5DS
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D850
Canon 5DS
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony A99 II

Canon EOS M10
Sony A99 II
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Nikon D850
Sony A99 II
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica TL

Canon EOS M10
Leica TL
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1267
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon D850
Leica TL
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1267
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon EOS M100

Canon EOS M10
Canon EOS M100
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
Nikon D850
Canon EOS M100
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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