Canon EOS 10D

Announced Feb 27, 2003 •
6 megapixels | 1.8 screen | APS-C sensor

I bought this 10D when it was the first "professional quality" digital camera on the marketplace and cost me in the region of £2000, now you can pick it up secondhand on Ebay for around £150-£200 and although much joked about now for it's bulky batteries, large CF card and only producing 6.3Mpixel images, you have to remember that it created 50-60% of all the professional digital images produced in the world, around 2003-2004 (along with Nikon's similar resolution camera of the time). These ...

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jarnvarg
 

This is the upgrade from D60, the first to use the "D" after de number, great camera, with a lot of functions and features, low ss at 1/4000 but fast enough, good battery life, specially with the battery grip atached, the same of the D30 and D60 but sadly not compatible with later models, the LCD screen, as many of these years were to small and not so good, the body have a superconstruction, still use the ugly painted logo instead the laster engraved, but are so far better than plastic D60, ...

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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

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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

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