Canon M5 vs Sigma SD10

Portability
77
Imaging
70
Features
84
Overall
75
Canon EOS M5 front
 
Sigma SD10 front
Portability
54
Imaging
41
Features
27
Overall
35
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Canon M5 vs Sigma SD10 Overview

Following is a extended assessment of the Canon M5 versus Sigma SD10, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the other is a Advanced DSLR by manufacturers Canon and Sigma. There exists a big gap among the image resolutions of the M5 (24MP) and SD10 (3MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The M5 was launched 12 years after the SD10 which is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Canon M5 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sigma SD10 being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before delving into a more detailed comparison, here is a concise overview of how the M5 matches up versus the SD10 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Canon M5 vs Sigma SD10 Key Specs

Canon M5
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 427g - 116 x 89 x 61mm
  • Revealed September 2016
Sigma SD10
(Full Review)
  • 3MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 1.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 800 (Push to 1600)
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • No Video
  • Sigma SA Mount
  • 950g - 152 x 120 x 79mm
  • Announced March 2004
  • Replaced the Sigma SD9
  • Renewed by Sigma SD14
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Canon M5 vs Sigma SD10 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to travel with your camera, you'll need to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon M5 provides external measurements of 116mm x 89mm x 61mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.4") having a weight of 427 grams (0.94 lbs) whilst the Sigma SD10 has proportions of 152mm x 120mm x 79mm (6.0" x 4.7" x 3.1") having a weight of 950 grams (2.09 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you use at that moment. Following is the front view size comparison of the M5 versus the SD10.

Canon M5 vs Sigma SD10 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the M5 and SD10 is 77 and 54 respectively.

Canon M5 vs Sigma SD10 top view buttons comparison

Canon M5 vs Sigma SD10 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to envision the contrast in sensor dimensions simply by checking out a spec sheet. The picture here will offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the M5 and SD10.

Clearly, both of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same resolution. You can expect the Canon M5 to produce greater detail as a result of its extra 21MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop shots a little more aggressively. The newer M5 will have an edge in sensor tech.

Canon M5 vs Sigma SD10 sensor size comparison

Canon M5 vs Sigma SD10 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon M5 vs Sigma SD10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon M5 as a Portrait photography camera
Sigma SD10 as a Portrait photography camera
82
focusing manually
good resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detect focus
supports RAW formats
48
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no liveview
megapixel count low (3MP)
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Street Comparison

Canon M5 Street photography advice
Sigma SD10 Street photography advice
77
screen tilts up and down
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
offers touch to focus
above average high ISO (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
43
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
heavier than others (950 grams)
low maximum ISO (800)
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Sports Comparison

Canon M5 Sports photography information
Sigma SD10 Sports photography information
68
good resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
sensor has phase detect auto focus
lack of image stabilization
bad battery pack (295 per charge)
37
max shutter speed is good (1/6,000 seconds)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
no liveview
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (3MP)
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon M5 Travel photography factors
Sigma SD10 Travel photography factors
78
connects via bluetooth
offers touch to focus
good resolution (24MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
bad battery pack (295 shots)
29
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
heavier than others (950g)
megapixel count low (3MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon M5 Landscape photography highlights
Sigma SD10 Landscape photography highlights
74
focusing manually
switch lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
good sized screen (3.2 inches)
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
above average high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
bad battery pack (295 shots)
41
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sigma SA mount)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
screen is somewhat small (1.8")
no liveview
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (3MP)
low maximum ISO (800)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon M5
Vlogging with Sigma SD10
78
selfie friendly screen
touch screen
provides face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes microphone socket
lack of image stabilization
9
can't record video
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Canon M5 vs Sigma SD10 Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Canon
Sigma
Model
Canon EOS M5
Sigma SD10
Class
Advanced Mirrorless
Advanced DSLR
Revealed
2016-09-15
2004-03-19
Body design
SLR-style mirrorless
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip
Digic 7
-
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS (Foveon X3)
Sensor size
APS-C
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
22.3 x 14.9mm
20.7 x 13.8mm
Sensor area
332.3mm²
285.7mm²
Sensor resolution
24 megapixel
3 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
3:2
Highest resolution
6000 x 4000
2268 x 1512
Highest native ISO
25600
800
Highest boosted ISO
-
1600
Minimum native ISO
100
100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
49
-
Lens
Lens mounting type
Canon EF-M
Sigma SA
Amount of lenses
23
76
Crop factor
1.6
1.7
Screen
Display type
Tilting
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3.2 inches
1.8 inches
Resolution of display
1,620k dot
130k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder resolution
2,360k dot
-
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
98 percent
Viewfinder magnification
-
0.77x
Features
Lowest shutter speed
30 seconds
30 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
1/6000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
9.0fps
-
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
5.00 m (at ISO 100)
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync
1/200 seconds
1/180 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
-
Highest video resolution
1920x1080
None
Video format
MP4, H.264, AAC
-
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
427 grams (0.94 lbs)
950 grams (2.09 lbs)
Dimensions
116 x 89 x 61mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.4")
152 x 120 x 79mm (6.0" x 4.7" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score
77
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
23.4
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
12.4
not tested
DXO Low light score
1262
not tested
Other
Battery life
295 images
-
Style of battery
Battery Pack
-
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom, remote)
Yes (10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Compact Flash Type I or II
Storage slots
1
1
Cost at launch
$680
$198