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Canon EOS R10

The Canon EOS R10 heralds a new era for the traditional Japanese camera brand. 19 years after the EOS 10D, Canon launches a new "double-digit" camera series of upscale mid-range system cameras with an APS-C image sensor. At market launch, the camera's MSRP of €979 is on par with other comparable DSLM cameras like the Sony Alpha 6400.

Thanks to the fast DIGIC X image processor, 4K video can be recorded at up to 60 fps. The very good Dual Pixel CMOS AF II remains for continuous autofocus tracking in all resolutions, and more professional video features like recording in 10 bit 4:2:2 (HDR PQ) have not been dropped either.

Even more impressive for a mid-range mirrorless camera: Up to 15 frames per second are possible in continuous shooting mode with the mechanical shutter, and even 23 with the electronic shutter. Combined with 24 megapixels of resolution, however, large amounts of data can accumulate, especially in RAW format. For storage, the Canon EOS R10 offers one memory card slot, right next to the battery - with support for SD memory cards as well as the fast UHS-II interface.

Which memory cards for the Canon EOS R10?

The SD card controller achieved an impressive 250 MB/s together with UHS-II memory cards in our real-world test (RAW+JPEG continuous shooting). Unfortunately, even the very good memory card controller cannot hide the fact that Canon has cut back on the EOS R10's image buffer. At maximum continuous shooting speed (23 frames/s) and in RAW format, it already stops after just under one second.

Those who frequently want to take continuous shots with the EOS R10 should consider the following tips:

  1. Fast memory cards can reduce lags as best as possible. We recommend a model from the top 15 in the table below.
  2. The endurance can be slightly more than doubled by switching to the lossy compressed C-RAW format (about 45 pictures). Apart from extreme post-processing, the quality differences to the losslessly compressed RAW format are close-to-invisible.
  3. Almost endless bursts can be realized, provided that a fast SD card and C-RAW are used, by reducing the rate to a still snappy 15 fps (mode H instead of H+).
  4. We recommend programming one of the two individual shooting modes on the mode dial (C1/C2) accordingly for continuous shooting.

SD cards with the video speed class V60 are sufficient for all available video formats and maximum quality settings; they are marked with a badge. Those who do without 4K time-lapse or HDR PQ 4K videos with 50+ fps respectively, can even use the much more common video speed classes U3 and V30.


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