• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon EOS M10 advantages over Nikon Z6

  • Less expensive
    $649 vs $2197
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 67 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 47 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Nikon Z6 advantages over Canon EOS M10

  • 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.94 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Better color depth
    25.3 vs 22.2 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,299 vs 753 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.3 vs 11.4 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer video battery life
    85 vs 65 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 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
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.20 vs 0.34 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.5 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 4.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    35 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
    204800 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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 panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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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; Terrific high ISO performance; Fast AF speeds; Eye AF; Swift 12fps burst shooting; In-body image stabilization; High-quality 4K video; Robust build quality; Familiar Nikon design.

  • Single XQD card slot; Default high ISO NR a bit strong; No 4K 60p; 1/200s x-sync speed; Limited native lens selection (at this time).

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Canon EOS M10
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Nikon Z6
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Canon EOS M10
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Nikon Z6
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3300
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon Z6
Samsung NX3300
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A7 III

Canon EOS M10
Sony A7 III
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $2024
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Nikon Z6
Sony A7 III
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $2024
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Canon EOS R

Canon EOS M10
Canon EOS R
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1732
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS R
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1732
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
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