Canon XA10 vs JVC GZ-VX715

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Canon XA10
JVC GZ-VX715

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" larger than the JVC GZ-VX715 (3"). 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.

76% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 922,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 692,000 pixels higher than the JVC GZ-VX715 (230,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

5 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 11 expert reviews, the average review score of the Canon XA10 is 93%, whereas the average rating of the JVC GZ-VX715 is 80% (based on 1 review).
9 Reasons For
29% bigger sensor size Edit
The JVC GZ-VX715 has a sensor size of 3.32MP. That's 0.95MP bigger than the Canon XA10 (3.32MP). 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
JVC GZ-VX715 is 18x (optical). That's 8x bigger than the Canon XA10 (18x). 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 bigger digital zoom Edit
The JVC GZ-VX715 is a 200x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon XA10 is only a 2x (digital) camcorder (198x smaller). 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.

Built-in flash Edit
The JVC GZ-VX715 has a built-in flash, but the Canon XA10 does not have a built-in flash.
Lighter Edit
The JVC GZ-VX715 has a weight of 235g, but the Canon XA10 is a 775g weight camcorder (540g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3x smaller Edit
The JVC GZ-VX715 has a height of 57mm. That's 148mm smaller than the Canon XA10 (57mm).
54% smaller Edit
JVC GZ-VX715 is 115.5mm deep. That's 61.5mm smaller than the Canon XA10 (115.5mm).
Hugely smaller Edit
JVC GZ-VX715 is 36mm wide. That's 94mm smaller than the Canon XA10 (36mm).
Cheaper by £713
The JVC GZ-VX715 costs £145.99, whereas the Canon XA10 is £859.00.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
41% smaller sensor size Edit
Canon XA10 is only 2.37MP sensor. That's 0.95MP smaller than the JVC GZ-VX715 (3.32MP). 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 10x (optical) camcorder. That's 8x smaller than the JVC GZ-VX715 (18x). 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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the JVC GZ-VX715 is a 200x (digital) camcorder (198x 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.

Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Canon XA10 does not have a built-in flash, however the JVC GZ-VX715 has a built-in flash.
540g heavier Edit
The Canon XA10 has a weight of 775g, whereas the JVC GZ-VX715 is a 235g weight camcorder (540g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Bigger Edit
Canon XA10 is 205mm high. That's 148mm bigger than the JVC GZ-VX715 (57mm).
35% bigger Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 177mm deep camcorder. That's 61.5mm bigger than the JVC GZ-VX715 (115.5mm).
73% bigger Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 130mm wide camcorder. That's 94mm bigger than the JVC GZ-VX715 (36mm).
More expensive by £713
The Canon XA10 is £713.01 more expensive than the JVC GZ-VX715.
5 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The JVC GZ-VX715 is a 3" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" smaller than the Canon XA10 (3"). 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.

Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The JVC GZ-VX715 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 692,000 pixels lower than the Canon XA10 (230,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Not as many stockists
The JVC GZ-VX715 is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the Canon XA10 is stocked by 7 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by one month
The JVC GZ-VX715 is one month older than the Canon XA10.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The JVC GZ-VX715 has an average expert score 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
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

58 months Ago 59 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.37MP 3.32MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 18x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 200x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 594.5mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.2
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 32.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length
30.4 - 304 32.8 - 594.5
Focal Length Range
4.25 - 42.5 3.33 - 33.3

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels
BEST
230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
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 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
1.3lx Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CZE
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
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
 1080p
 1080i
 1080p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 3808 x 2856
 1920 x 1080
 3808 x 2856
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
S-Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out port
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
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

Battery

Video Recording Time
5.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-808 BN-VG212
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

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 235g
BEST
Height
205mm 57mm
BEST
Depth
177mm 115.5mm
BEST
Width
130mm 36mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
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