Canon EOS M10 vs Canon EOS 10D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M10 and Canon EOS 10D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS M10
Canon EOS 10D

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS M10 were released 2015 and Canon EOS 10D was released 2003. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS M10 Canon 2015
Canon EOS 10D Canon 2003

Type of camera

Canon EOS M10 is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 10D is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS M10 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 10D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS M10 has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 10D has 6,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS M10 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456
Canon EOS 10D 6,3 MP 6291456 3072 2048

Canon EOS M10 has a 185 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 10D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS M10 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 10D. Canon EOS M10 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS 10D has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M10 100-12800
Canon EOS 10D 100-3200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS 10D do not work with Canon EF-S lenses but this is also shown at our compatibility charts.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M10 belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M10
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 10D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS M10 can shoot up to 4,6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 10D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M10 4,6
Canon EOS 10D 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS M10. Unfortunately Canon EOS 10D does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 10D weighs 875 gr (equal to 1,93 lb) which is 191% heavier than Canon EOS M10 and its 301 gr (or 0,66 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS M10 301 gr 0,66 lb
Canon EOS 10D 875 gr 1,93 lb