Is the Canon R10 Good Enough for Shooting Video?

Long rumored, APS-C sensors have finally come to the Canon R Series. There were actually two new cameras in this launch, but the lower-end option is the EOS R10.

It’s fairly impressive just how far imaging tech has come that this is now the most affordable option in the line and yet it comes with some notable features – including 4K HDR video. It also happens to have a very compact design when compared to the full-frame options.

If you were interested to see just how capable the R10 is going to be for video you should check out this quick review from ProAV TV.

With the size and price advantages over the rest of the line, the R10 is a very compelling mirrorless camera. It certainly is solid when it comes to stills.

However, it is in conversation with the R7 and the existence of this slightly more upmarket APS-C camera body makes the R10 look a bit weaker. They think that the advantages of the R7 are worth the extra cost.

Some of the R7’s benefits include:

  • Larger battery pack
  • Stabilized sensor
  • Dual card slots
  • Headphone jack

As for recording options the R10 does offer an oversampled 4K mode which looks very nice. There isn’t a “regular” 4K mode like we have seen on other Canon cameras.

Also, if you want to get to 4K 60p you’ll need to crop in on the APS-C sensor. That’s another 1.6x crop on top of a 1.6x crop. There’s also not even Canon Log in the R10. You can still get 10-bit recording when turning on HDR PQ shooting.

Image Credit: Canon

Fortunately, it has some things that are the same, like the Canon RF lens mount and fast, reliable Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The screens are essentially the same and it has the new hot shoe that supports digital accessories.

In summary, the R10 is a decent camera when it comes to video. If you are looking to do anything a little more serious then the benefits of the R7 are just too compelling. The R10 isn’t the best choice for video when there are better options around.

What do you think about the R10 and ProAV TV’s take on its video capabilities?

[source: ProAV TV]

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