Canon EOS 10D

Announced Feb 27, 2003 •
6 megapixels | 1.8 screen | APS-C sensor
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This was my first dSLR - I still have it, but now it's relegated to a cheap throw-it-in-the-panniers type of camera that I wouldn't be heartbroken over if it got stolen. At the time of writing you can pick one up for less than thirty quid. I paid 250 for mine, used, when it was about two years old. Having said that, it's still a decent performer, if you take its quirks into account. Put a decent lens in front and the inherent quality of sensor will show itself - I recommend an old Rollie or ...

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Ashley Pomeroy
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I've had one of these for a month or so, although I have converted it to infrared. It's a popular infrared conversion camera because it's available very cheaply on the used market, and it has overall good performance and image quality. The EF lens mount opens up a world of adapted manual focus lenses. As a conventional digital SLR it is a good although not great used choice nowadays. It tends to be overshadowed by the 20D, which has a higher resolution, a faster processor, and an EF-S lens ...

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dholl
 
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Definitely excellent value for money. Highly recommended for those who want a serious upgrade from the entry-level DSLR's or their compact/bridge but don`t want to spend any real money (haha, don't we all). The 10D is a fine first serious camera, if a little slow by today's standards.

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waveloom
 
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With good lens, this camera will shot reference image quality, for magazines, reviews, advertising and all the professional photography out-there. Modern cameras with same quality costs $$$$$ and camera with same build quality, are not as-good-as-this, in image output. A big success for Canon, one of the best camera ever for a professional that can't afford a Mark 3 or a D3. Problems: Slow access time to cf card, slow photo preview, no support for ES-F optics, limited support for class-series ...

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Ed G
 
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I still use this camera because with good glass it is VERY capable. Everything improves ---IQ, focusing, color balance, low light. Unfortunately, my rating is a little low but only compared to the features of a current camera. A beautiful 6 MP image can be gotten up to 400 ISO and decent above that. Built like a tank. Problems: The problems are only a result of comparison to newer models: data write speed, review time, nit-picky things like that.

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martinu
 
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A nice camera: I've used it with Canon 35-55 and 70-300 lenses. Good sharp photos and excellent low-noise on long exposures (eg 10-20 seconds). Problems: Playback images are initially blurred and then become sharper after about 2 seconds - just long enough for me to panic and think I've made a focussing or camera-shake boo-boo! Having been used to a Minolta A1 non-SLR, I miss the ability to use the image screen for composition and judging exposure when taking awkward shots that are not at ...

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stevesowerby
 
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It all started with Canon Film cameras (Ftbn, F1, T70, T90). Then came the D30 and opened my eyes to the digital world. So here I am with a 10d. Its no longer state of the art but the ease of use and images, especially in low light mean that my pics get used for newspapers, musicians' web sites and CD covers. Yes, I could spend more money but would it capture what my eye sees any much better?

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calonas
 
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slow replay (comp 20D 30D), but great image quality! Excellent build quality (better than 20D)

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John99
 
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This was our first DSLR and it is still going strong. The image quality and focusing is not up to that of newer models but, nonetheless, it keeps going. It is used 3 times a week for low res stuff and has taken many thousands of images. Always felt better in the hands than a 20D to me .... the build seems much better than the newer stuff. Problems: The camera we have was our forth. The first two went back to Park cameras as we were not happy with the focus. The third seemed better but we ...

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IHoe
 
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I've been using this camera for 3 yrs now and it's a CANON..... NEED I SAY MORE?...... WELL....... ok.... I started taking pictures back in the 60's with a brownie...... no you don't want to hear that?? hahahaha OK..... I owned a Canon AE1 and got hooked on Canon! Since then I owned a Rebell 2000 and when the 10D came out I had to have it! After thousands of pictures I still can't get enough of it..... so I bought better lenses like my Canon EF 28-300 1:3.5-5.6L IS USM .... smooooooth!!!! ...

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