Canon XA10 vs Panasonic HC-V110

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Canon XA10
Panasonic HC-V110

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
50% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 200x (digital) camcorder. That's 100x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V110 (100x). 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.

14% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon XA10 has a minimum focal length of 30.4mm, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 34.4mm minimum focal length camcorder (4mm longer).
One more memory card slot Edit
The Canon XA10 has two memory card slots, however the Panasonic HC-V110 only has one memory card slot.
Larger screen size Edit
The Canon XA10 has a screen size of 3.5", but the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

691,600 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon XA10 has a display resolution of 922,000 pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (691,600 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

A lot bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Canon XA10 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 24 Mbit/s, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 17 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (7 Mbit/s smaller).
£229 cheaper
The Canon XA10 costs £170.60, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 is £399.99.
Available from 9 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
9 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a sensor size of 2.51MP. That's 0.14MP bigger than the Canon XA10 (2.51MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

74% bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is 38x (optical). That's 28x bigger than the Canon XA10 (38x). 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.

1,341mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a maximum focal length of 1,646mm, however the Canon XA10 is only a 305mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,341mm shorter).
34% higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 1.4 higher than the Canon XA10 (4.2).
Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 0.5lx smaller than the Canon XA10 (1lx).
594g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a weight of 181g, but the Canon XA10 is a 775g weight camcorder (594g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Two times smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a height of 60mm. That's 117mm smaller than the Canon XA10 (60mm).
Smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is 114mm deep. That's 91mm smaller than the Canon XA10 (114mm).
Smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is 53mm wide. That's 77mm smaller than the Canon XA10 (53mm).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
0.14MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Canon XA10 has a sensor size of 2.37MP, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.14MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon XA10 is only 10x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 38x (optical) camcorder (28x 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.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 305mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 1,341mm shorter than the Panasonic HC-V110 (1,646mm).
Significantly lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XA10 has a maximum aperture value of 2.8, whereas the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.4 higher).
0.5lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XA10 has a minimum illumination of 1.5lx, but the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.5lx smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 775g weight camcorder. That's 594g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V110 (181g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Vastly bigger Edit
The Canon XA10 has a height of 177mm, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 60mm high camcorder (117mm smaller).
91mm bigger Edit
Canon XA10 is 205mm deep, but the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 114mm deep camcorder (91mm smaller).
77mm bigger Edit
Canon XA10 is 130mm wide, but the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 53mm wide camcorder (77mm smaller).
One month older
The Canon XA10 is older than the Panasonic HC-V110 by one month.
8 Reasons Against
100x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 100x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon XA10 is a 200x (digital) camcorder (100x bigger). 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.

12% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 34.4mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 4mm longer than the Canon XA10 (34.4mm).
Only one memory card slot Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has one memory card slot, however the Canon XA10 only has two memory card slots.
30% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 0.8" smaller than the Canon XA10 (2.7"). 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 691,600 pixels lower than the Canon XA10 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

42% smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 17 Mbit/s. That's 7 Mbit/s smaller than the Canon XA10 (17 Mbit/s).
More expensive by £229
The Panasonic HC-V110 is £229.39 more expensive than the Canon XA10.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic HC-V110 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Canon XA10 is stocked by 10 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Awards

2 Awards
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 38x
BEST
Digital Zoom
200x
BEST
100x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
305mm 1,646mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
30.4mm
BEST
34.4mm
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 4.2
BEST
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
30.4 - 304 34.4 - 1646
Focal Length Range
4.25 - 42.5 2.35 - 89.3

Storage

Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
2
BEST
1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.06m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance Mode
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Sunny

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/50 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed
1/2000 0.016 - 0.000125

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
260,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
1.5lx 1lx
BEST
On Screen Display Language
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s
BEST
17 Mbit/s
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
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 3968 x 2232
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Video Recording Time
5.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-808 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 970mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
775g 181g
BEST
Height
177mm 60mm
BEST
Depth
205mm 114mm
BEST
Width
130mm 53mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer LE 2.0
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
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

Other Features

AC Adapter Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 5V
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