First look at the Canon EOS R10


In terms of looks, the Canon EOS R10 is sort of a mix of the Canon M50 Mark II and a small DSLR like the Canon EOS 250D (AKA Canon EOS Rebel T7) with the addition of a joystick to the back. In fact, at 122.5 x 87.8 x 83.4mm it’s smaller than the 250D/SL7 – which at launch was the smallest DSLR with a moving screen and probably still is.

Additionally, at 429g including memory card and battery, the R10 is lighter than the 250D, making it a very portable and attractive camera for travel.

Despite this low weight and small size, the Canon R10 has a deep grip. That’s partly because the lack of a mirror means the camera body doesn’t need to be as deep as an SLR. Therefore, the R10 pairs well with the new RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lenses.

With the exception of the menu button, the controls on the top and rear of the R10 are to the right of the camera, which, combined with its low weight, means it’s easy to use from anywhere. one hand.

According to the spec sheet, the Canon R10 is mostly made of magnesium alloy and plastic, but it’s not listed as weatherproof.

Canon has fitted the R10 with two control dials, one built into the top plate just behind the shutter button and the other towards the rear of the top plate above the thumb rest. This means shutter speed and aperture can be adjusted quickly without the need to press a button while turning a dial. Both are metal and have a knurled edge.

Just to the left of the rear dial there is a large exposure mode dial with all the enthusiast options (PASM and bulb) present, along with two customizable options, Canon flexible priority (Fv mode), Scene Intelligent mode Auto, Scene Mode, Creative Filter Mode and Video Mode.

On the back of the camera there’s the usual navigation pad with four shortcut keys, plus a central Q/Set button. Press the Q button to open the Quick Menu or confirm setting selections. There’s also an Info button for switching between different display options, an AF enabled button, and AF point selection and auto exposure lock (AEL) buttons. The last two buttons are on top of the ridge that forms the thumb rest, so there’s a nice, clearly defined area for your thumb. The textured joystick sits to the left of the top of the thumb rest, so it’s very easy to access.

As with all of Canon’s recent cameras, the R10 has fully integrated touch control, so it’s possible to select and adjust settings from the main menu and quickly with on-screen touches. . It is also possible to set the focus point and zoom the image by tapping the screen.

Another piece of good news is that the 3-inch, 1.04 million-dot screen is mounted on a vari-angle joint, meaning it can be moved into a position for easy viewing, no matter who you are. who holds the camera.


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