Canon EOS R10 Mirrorless Camera Review: A Camera for Photography Beginners

Hey guys, I'm back again with another camera review and this time it's the Canon EOS R10 mirrorless camera which was launched in May last year. I got to my hands on the camera for about three weeks and I've went around the street Chow Kit in KL, and I've also tested it at the events and food reviews which I went to.

So before I show you the photo and video results from the Canon EOS R10, here are some of the key specifications of the camera:-

 • Canon RF Mount
 • 24MP - APS-C CMOS Sensor
 • ISO 100 - 32000 (expands to 100-51200)
 • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
 • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
 • 15.0fps (23.0fps Electronic) continuous shooting
 • 4K (UHD) - 3840 x 2160 video resolution
 • Built-in wireless connection
 • Weight: 426gram without lens
 • Dimension: 123 x 88 x 83 mm
 • 1/8000s fast electronic shutter

My first impression of the camera is that the body is small and light at just 426gram without lens, the ergonomic of the design is good. Nice grip to hold with one hand and not too attention seeking. Although it's small in size, I will still need to carry a camera bag since it's not pocketable.

The 3.00" fully articulated screen is probably one of the most welcomed feature for vloggers these days. I like how clean it look without too many mechanism that can catch dust upon flipping the screen out.

Aside from that, the screen is also a touch display where we can touch to focus or to navigate the setting menu easily. Great for video recording or photo shooting when setting it up on a tripod.

For a mirrorless camera that targets the group of beginner users, I would say the amount of setting that we can tweak is actually more than adequate. It goes head to head with some of top end consumer cameras in the market. It's easy to navigate and pretty straight forward especially with the touch display that made it even more convenient.

The dials on top and the body might need some getting used to for someone who is using a different brand or coming from a Canon DSLR. The video recording button is placed at a nice spot for my finger to reach but if I would to nitpick, it will be the lack of White Balance button. It can only be accessed via the touch screen.

The Canon EOS R10 which was given to me for review came with the RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens. It's a joy to use it as it is very useful to capture photos or videos in tight spot where wide angle is required or zooming into far objects or structure at 150mm (equivalent to 240mm in full frame). It has a built in flash for low light condition and also a digital viewfinder.

Battery wise, it uses the Canon LP-E17 Lithium-Ion Battery (7.2V, 1040 mAh) that came together with the charger in the box. On paper, it can hit about 370 shots. It somewhat can reach more than 300 shots but using the viewfinder will drain the battery faster. I would strongly recommend to get a second battery if you plan to use the camera for the entire day.

The Canon R10 has a single memory card slot which supports SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II cards. You can also use a microSD card with adapter as long as it is capable to record 4K videos.

Enough talking about the camera features and its physical appearance, now lets talk about the shooting experience and performance. Most of the shots here were taken at the streets of Chow Kit with auto White Balance setting. I didn't touch up the colour or exposure, and only minor cropping are done on all the images.

Starting off my photo walk at Chow Kit in the morning after breakfast, my friends and I decided to head to the wet market and we just shoot anything we found interesting along the way. We stumbled by this long wall between the street of Chow Kit and Kampung Baru that has mural from every states in Malaysia. 

Testing out the Canon RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens on the R10 and you can see how far the zoom can reach. Image above is at 18mm and below is at 150mm.

At this zoom range, it is definitely a joy to have especially during holiday travel or watching a show where cameras are allowed.

Images are often sharp and I like the consistency of the colour although I set the white balance on auto.

It can be quite dark at times to achieve the faster shutter speed but all that can be edited in post which I personally prefer than having blurry images.

A shot of a very old shop at Chow Kit. I really like this kind of old vibe and the Canon EOS R10 did a good job of capturing it. I hope the next generation can preserve this shop or the government/developer wont tear down this place.

Here's another shot of a random bird at 150mm without disrupting its daily routine. The bokeh effect (blur background) is still nice even at f6.3 aperture.

After about 30 minutes walk, we finally arrived at Chow Kit Market. It was a weekend morning so it's quite packed with customers getting their fresh vegetables and meat.

I like how the colour of the chilly popped out very nicely. Not too warm or saturated. Just nice. After the market, we went straight to a cafe to get a cold coffee and chill in the aircon space. Haha...

I took this photo at the KFC and Pizza Hut menu rahmah launch event. Lighting was quite harsh but a minor tweaking on the camera setting and it turn out pretty ok.

A photo of salted egg chicken with rice taken at one of the food review that I attended recently. Nicer bokeh, colour and sharpness than all the flagship smartphones these days.

Another close up shot of Optimus Prime for those who use camera mainly for product photo shoot. Even with natural lighting indoor, the outcome was quite sharp and the colour is vibrant.

As for video recording, we can shoot 4K (UHD) of 3840 x 2160 video resolution. You can check out the video quality, audio and stabilizer on my Youtube video below:-

My conclusion: If you're new into photography or looking for a decent mirrorless camera at an affordable price, this Canon EOS R10 is for you. I personally like its form factor and weight that are ahead of majority of the DSLR but with better performance. As for video, I think the articulated screen is very useful but handheld vlogging recording may suffer from blurriness due to its longer focusing distance. It's still good for video recording but not so much for selfie vlogging situation. My final thought, you should get this camera if you're primarily doing a lot of photography and shooting video is secondary.

The retail price for the camera is listed below:-

RM4,199 for EOS R10 body only
RM4,599 for EOS R10 with RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens
RM5,999 for EOS R10 with RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens

For more info about the Canon EOS R10, you can check out their official Canon website here.
You can purchase the camera from their authorized dealers, Lazada or Shopee.

.: Peace Out :.