How Good Is the Affordable Canon EOS R10 Mirrorless Camera?

Mirrorless cameras have come quite a way in the last few years, offering some incredible technology. As awesome as all that tech is, not all of us want to spend a ton of money on a camera. Canon's EOS R10 packs a lot of the company's advanced features into a body that sits below $1,000, making it quite the intriguing option. This excellent video review takes a look at the camera and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from DPReview TV, this great video review takes a first look at the new Canon EOS R10 mirrorless camera. At $979, the EOS R10 is one of the more affordable mirrorless cameras out there, which makes it a great second body or affordable entry into the RF system. Despite thatlow price, it still comes with a range of impressive features, including:

  • 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor
  • 15 fps continuous burst speed with mechanical shutter (23 fps with electronic shutter)
  • ISO range of 100-32,000 (expandable to 51,200)
  • 4K, 8-bit video at up to 60 frames per second with crop (30 fps with full sensor and 6K oversampling)
  • Full HD video at up to 120 fps
  • Unlimited recording times
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 651 autofocus points covering the entire frame
  • 2.36-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 3.0-inch vari-angle LCD
  • One UHS-II SD card slot
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Altogether, the EOS R10 looks like quite a well-balanced camera, particular at its price. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Tom Reichner's picture

$979 is still a HELL of a lot to pay for an interchangeable lens camera.

It is rather shocking to me that this is the cheapest option in Canon's RF mount lineup.

When Canon went big into producing digital cameras in their EF mount, there were a plethora of Rebels that were well under $400 USD. Remember just 10 years ago when you could walk into any Best Buy or WalMart and buy a Canon Rebel with a kit lens for $400 or less? These were truly cameras for budget-conscious lower and low-mid class people.

So now Canon has been into the RF mount mirrorless game for over 4 years already, and the least expensive option is a whopping $979?!! That is crazy.

I totally get that there has been a great level of inflation over the past 15 months, but the price disparity between the Rebels of the early 2000s and the R10 of today far exceeds that inflation. If you do the math, it just doesn't correlate. Even when you take into account the percentage that the Consumer Price Index has risen between 2012 and today, the price of the cheapest RF body is still way out of line with the cheapest EF / EFS body.

And we were once told that one advantage to mirrorless ILCs was that they would be less costly to produce than DSLRs, due to fewer mechanical moving parts. Guess that was a bunch of hogwash.

(by the way, I totally understand the economic dynamics of a very shrunken overall market for IL cameras ..... but I still wanted to make the points and comparisons that I made above, despite those dynamics)

Lawrence Huber's picture

Cell phones destroyed the 400 dollar camera.
Why lose money?
Besides the R10 capabilites are so far ahead of Rebels that they are not even in the same solar system. A "Rebel" with R10 capabilites would cost what the R10 costs.