Canon XA10 vs Canon XF305

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Canon XA10
Canon XF305

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Reasons For

13 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 2.07MP higher than the Canon XF305 (unknownMP).
198.5x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 200x (digital) camcorder. That's 198.5x bigger than the Canon XF305 (1.5x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 305mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 305mm longer than the Canon XF305 (unknownmm).
Vastly bigger maximum fash memory capacity Edit
The Canon XA10 has a maximum fash memory capacity of 64GB, however the Canon XF305 is only a unknownGB maximum fash memory capacity camcorder (64GB smaller).
Vastly bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Canon XA10 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 24 Mbit/s, however the Canon XF305 is only a unknown Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (24 Mbit/s smaller).
Vastly longer video recording time Edit
The Canon XA10 has a video recording time of 5.55h, however the Canon XF305 is only a unknownh video recording time camcorder (5.55h shorter).
1.9kg lighter Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 775g weight camcorder. That's 1.9kg lighter than the Canon XF305 (2.7kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Moderately smaller Edit
The Canon XA10 has a height of 177mm, however the Canon XF305 is a 192mm high camcorder (15mm bigger).
189mm smaller Edit
Canon XA10 is 205mm deep, but the Canon XF305 is a 394mm deep camcorder (189mm bigger).
50mm smaller Edit
Canon XA10 is 130mm wide, but the Canon XF305 is a 180mm wide camcorder (50mm bigger).
£2,091 cheaper
The Canon XA10 costs £859.00, whereas the Canon XF305 is £2,950.00.
One more awards
The Canon XA10 has 2 awards, however the Canon XF305 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 11 expert reviews, the Canon XA10 has an average review score of 93%, but the Canon XF305 has an average rating of 80% (based on 5 reviews).
9 Reasons For
8x bigger optical zoom Edit
Canon XF305 is 18x (optical), but the Canon XA10 is only a 10x (optical) camcorder (8x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

0.2 lower minimum aperture Edit
The Canon XF305 has a minimum aperture of 1.6, whereas the Canon XA10 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (0.2 higher).
19.2 higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XF305 has a maximum aperture value of 22, whereas the Canon XA10 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (19.2 lower).
Smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 0.02m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.04m smaller than the Canon XA10 (0.02m).
Larger screen size Edit
The Canon XF305 has a screen size of 4", but the Canon XA10 is only a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Canon XF305 has a display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels, whereas the Canon XA10 is only a 922,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (308,000 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 0.52" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.28" larger than the Canon XA10 (0.52").
84% higher viewfinder resolution Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 1,550,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder. That's 1,290,000 pixels higher than the Canon XA10 (1,550,000 pixels).
Hugely smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF305 has a minimum illumination of 0.05lx, but the Canon XA10 is a 1.5lx minimum illumination camcorder (1.45lx bigger).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon XA10 is only 10x (optical), but the Canon XF305 is an 18x (optical) camcorder (8x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

0.2 higher minimum aperture Edit
The Canon XA10 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, whereas the Canon XF305 is a 1.6 minimum aperture camcorder (0.2 lower).
19.2 lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XA10 has a maximum aperture value of 2.8, whereas the Canon XF305 is a 22 maximum aperture value camcorder (19.2 higher).
67% bigger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 0.06m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.04m bigger than the Canon XF305 (0.02m).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Canon XA10 has a screen size of 3.5", but the Canon XF305 is a 4" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

308,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Canon XA10 has a display resolution of 922,000 pixels, whereas the Canon XF305 is a 1,230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (308,000 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.28" smaller than the Canon XF305 (0.52").
5x lower viewfinder resolution Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 260,000 pixels viewfinder resolution camcorder. That's 1,290,000 pixels lower than the Canon XF305 (1,550,000 pixels).
1.45lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XA10 has a minimum illumination of 1.5lx, but the Canon XF305 is a 0.05lx minimum illumination camcorder (1.45lx smaller).
Over one year older
The Canon XA10 is older than the Canon XF305 by 21 months.
8 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 1.5x (digital) camcorder. That's 198.5x smaller than the Canon XA10 (1.5x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

71% heavier Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 2.7kg weight camcorder. That's 1.9kg heavier than the Canon XA10 (2.7kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

15mm bigger Edit
The Canon XF305 has a height of 192mm, however the Canon XA10 is a 177mm high camcorder (15mm smaller).
A lot bigger Edit
Canon XF305 is 394mm deep, but the Canon XA10 is a 205mm deep camcorder (189mm smaller).
A lot bigger Edit
Canon XF305 is 180mm wide, but the Canon XA10 is a 130mm wide camcorder (50mm smaller).
£2,091 more expensive
The Canon XF305 is more expensive than the Canon XA10 by £2,091.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon XF305 has received 1 award, the Canon XA10 has received 2 awards.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The Canon XF305 has an average expert rating of 80%, but the Canon XA10 has an average expert rating of 93% (based on 11 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
pcactual.com: Recommended
1 Award
luminous-landscape.com: Tested & Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Date Released

47 months Ago 27 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.37MP 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 18x
BEST
Digital Zoom
200x
BEST
1.5x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
305mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.6
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
30.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 22
BEST
Filter Size
58mm 82mm
Focal Length
30.4 - 304 29.3 - 527.4
Focal Length Range
4.25 - 42.5 4.1 - 73.8

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 32GB
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.06m 0.02m
BEST
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range
0.02 Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Light Metering Type
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
BEST

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2000 1/3 - 1/2000

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 4"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels 1,230,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.52"
BEST
Viewfinder Resolution
260,000 pixels 1,550,000 pixels
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
1.5lx 0.05lx
BEST
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Mode
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
Video Mode
 1080i
BEST
 1080i
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
BEST
 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out Port
 Composite video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
Component Video Out Port
1 1
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in Port
 XLR in port
 XLR in port
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 1

Battery

Video Recording Time
5.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-808 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-5 - 45 -5 - 45
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 65 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
775g
BEST
2.7kg
Height
177mm
BEST
192mm
Depth
205mm
BEST
394mm
Width
130mm
BEST
180mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 Component
 Component
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Shoulder Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoulder strap
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