Canon EOS M10 vs Nikon D300

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M10 and Nikon D300. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS M10
Nikon D300

Manufacturing

Canon EOS M10 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D300 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS M10 were released 2015 and Nikon D300 was released 2006. That is a 9 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
Nikon D300 Nikon 2006

Type of camera

Canon EOS M10 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D300 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS M10 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D300 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

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)
Nikon D300 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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

Resolution

Canon EOS M10 has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D300 has 12,3 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
Nikon D300 12,3 MP 12212224 4288 2848

Canon EOS M10 has a 47 % larger resolution than Nikon D300. 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 Nikon D300. Canon EOS M10 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D300 has 200 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M10 100-12800
Nikon D300 200-6400

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 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 Nikon D300

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 Nikon D300 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M10 4,6
Nikon D300 6

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 Nikon D300 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.

Nikon D300 weighs 925 gr (equal to 2,04 lb) which is 207% 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
Nikon D300 925 gr 2,04 lb