EOS R10: Creative Filters Mode

Article ID: ART182742 | Date published: 05/11/2023 | Date last updated: 08/30/2023


Creative Filters Mode



Creative Filters Mode

You can shoot with filter effects applied. Filter effects can be previewed before you shoot.

  1. Set the Mode dial to Creative filters.

  2. Press the Quick Control/Set button.

  3. Select a filter effect.

    • Turn the Main dial dial to select a filter effect (), then press the Quick Control/Set button.
    • The image is shown with the filter effect applied.
  4. Adjust the effect and shoot.

    • Press the Quick Control/Set button and select an icon below [Creative filters] (except Miniature effect/HDR art standard, HDR art vivid, HDR art bold, or HDR art embossed).
    • Turn the Main dial dial to adjust the effect, then press the Quick Control/Set button.


  • These operations are also possible by using Cross keys or Multi-controller.
  • RAW and RAW+JPEG are not available. When RAW image quality is set, images are captured with FineLarge image quality. When RAW+JPEG image quality is set, images are captured with the specified JPEG image quality.
  • Continuous shooting is not available when [Grainy B/W], [Soft focus], [Fish-eye effect], [Water painting effect], [Toy camera effect], or [Miniature effect] is set.


  • With [Grainy B/W], the grainy preview will differ somewhat from the appearance of your shots.
  • With [Soft focus] or [Miniature effect] options, the blurred effect preview may differ somewhat from the appearance of your shots.
  • No histogram is displayed.
  • A magnified view is not available.
  • In Creative Zone modes, some Creative filter settings are available from the Quick Control screen ().

Creative Filter Characteristics

  • Grainy B/W Grainy B/W

    Makes the image grainy and black and white. By adjusting the contrast, you can change the black-and-white effect.

  • Soft focus Soft focus

    Gives the image a soft look. By adjusting the blur, you can change the degree of softness.

  • Fish-eye effect Fish-eye effect

    Gives the effect of a fish-eye lens. The image will have barrel distortion.

    Depending on the level of this filter effect, the area trimmed along the periphery of the image changes. Also, because this filter effect magnifies the center of the image, the apparent resolution at the center may degrade depending on the number of recorded pixels, so set the filter effect while checking the resulting image. One AF point is used, fixed at the center.

  • Water painting effect Water painting effect

    Makes the photo look like a watercolor painting with soft colors. By adjusting the effect, you can change the color density. Note that night scenes or dark scenes may not be rendered with a smooth gradation and may look irregular or have significant noise.

  • Toy camera effect Toy camera effect

    Shifts colors to those typical of toy cameras and darkens the four corners of the image. Color tone options can be used to change the color cast.

  • Miniature effect Miniature effect

    Creates a diorama effect.

    Shooting under the default setting will keep the center looking sharp.

    To move the area that looks sharp (the scene frame), see Adjusting the Miniature Effect. [1-point AF] is used as the AF area. Shooting with the AF point and scene frame aligned is recommended.

  • HDR art standard HDRHDR art standard

    Photos retain more detail in highlights and shadows. With reduced contrast and flatter gradation, the finish resembles a painting. The subject outlines will have bright (or dark) edges.

  • HDR art vivid HDRHDR art vivid

    Colors are more saturated than with [HDRHDR art standard], and the low contrast and flat gradation resemble graphic art.

  • HDR art bold HDRHDR art bold

    The colors are the most saturated, making the subject pop out, and the picture looks like an oil painting.

  • HDR art embossed HDRHDR art embossed

    The color saturation, brightness, contrast and gradation are decreased to make the picture look flat, so that the picture looks faded and old. The subject outlines will have intensely bright (or dark) edges.


  • Precautions for [HDR art standard], [HDR art vivid], [HDR art bold], and [HDR art embossed]

  • Compared to other shooting modes, the image area will be smaller.
  • Shots will look slightly different from the filter effect previews shown on the screen.
  • Shooting moving subjects may result in afterimages from the movement, or darkness around the subject.
  • The image alignment may not function properly with repetitive patterns (lattice, stripes, etc.), flat or single-tone images, or images significantly misaligned due to camera shake.
  • Be careful about camera shake in handheld shots.
  • Subjects such as the sky or white walls may not be rendered with smooth gradation and may have noise or irregular exposure or colors.
  • Shooting under fluorescent or LED lighting may result in unnatural color reproduction of the illuminated areas.
  • It takes some time to record images to the card since they are merged after shooting. “BUSY” appears on the screen as images are processed, and shooting is not possible until processing is finished.
  • Flash photography is not available.


  • With [HDR art standard], [HDR art vivid], [HDR art bold], and [HDR art embossed], you can shoot high dynamic range photos that retain detail in highlights and shadows of high-contrast scenes. Three consecutive images are captured at different brightnesses each time you shoot and used to create a single image. See the precautions for [HDR art standard], [HDR art vivid], [HDR art bold], and [HDR art embossed].

Adjusting the Miniature Effect

  1. Move the scene frame.

    • Use the scene frame to set an area that will look sharp.
    • To make the scene frame movable (displayed in orange), press the AF point selection button or tap [Scene frame adjustment] in the lower right of the screen. By tapping [Orientation switching], you can also switch between vertical and horizontal scene frame orientation. Switching scene frame orientation is also possible with the Left key Right key keys when in horizontal orientation and Up key Down key keys when in vertical orientation.
    • To move the scene frame, use the Main dial dial or Up key Down key Left key Right key keys. To center the scene frame again, press the INFO button.
    • To return to positioning the AF point, press the AF point selection button again.
    • To confirm the position of the scene frame, press the Quick Control/Set button.
  2. Move the AF point as needed and shoot.

    • The AF point turns orange and can be moved.
    • Press the Up key Down key Left key Right key keys to move the AF point to the position to focus on.
    • Aligning the AF point and scene frame is recommended.
    • To return the AF point to the center of the screen, tap [Return icon].
    • To confirm the position of the AF point, press the Quick Control/Set button.




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