Canon XC10 vs Panasonic HC-VX870

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Canon XC10
Panasonic HC-VX870

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
5MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon XC10 has a megapixel count of 12MP, but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is only a 7MP camcorder (5MP lower).
Two memory card slots Edit
The Canon XC10 has two memory card slots, however the Panasonic HC-VX870 only has one memory card slot.
Higher display resolution Edit
The Canon XC10 is a 1,030,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 569,200 pixels higher than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Hugely smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XC10 is a 0.05lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.95lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (2lx).
5 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
6 Reasons For
5.55MP bigger sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-VX870 is 18.91MP sensor, but the Canon XC10 is only a 13.36MP sensor camcorder (5.55MP smaller). 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.

A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 20x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Canon XC10 is only a 10x (optical) camcorder (10x 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.

4% higher battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a battery capacity of 1,940mAh. That's 75mAh higher than the Canon XC10 (1,940mAh).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 353g weight camcorder. That's 577g lighter than the Canon XC10 (353g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£986 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is £986 cheaper than the Canon XC10.
User reviews are better
Based on 12 reviews, the Panasonic HC-VX870 has an average user review score of 82%, whereas the Canon XC10 has an average rating of 76% (based on 11 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
The Canon XC10 has a sensor size of 13.36MP. That's 5.55MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (18.91MP). 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
Canon XC10 is only 10x (optical). That's 10x smaller than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (20x). 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.

75mAh lower battery capacity Edit
The Canon XC10 is a 1,865mAh battery camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 1,940mAh battery camcorder (75mAh higher).
Hugely heavier Edit
The Canon XC10 has a weight of 930g, but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 353g weight camcorder (577g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by £986
The Canon XC10 is £986 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-VX870.
User review Rating is Worse
The Canon XC10 only has an average user score of 76%, but the Panasonic HC-VX870 has an average user rating of 82% (based on 12 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
72% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 7MP camcorder. That's 5MP lower than the Canon XC10 (7MP).
One less memory card slot Edit
The number of memory card slots on the Panasonic HC-VX870 is one, but the Canon XC10 only has two memory card slots.
Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, however the Canon XC10 is a 1,030,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (569,200 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

1.95lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a minimum illumination of 2lx, whereas the Canon XC10 is a 0.05lx minimum illumination camcorder (1.95lx smaller).
Fewer sellers
Only 8 stores sells the Panasonic HC-VX870, but 13 stores sell the Canon XC10. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Two months older
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is older than the Canon XC10 by two months.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
13.36MP 18.91MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
12MP
BEST
7MP
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP 8.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 60x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 49mm
Focal Length
27.3 - 273 30.8 - 626
Focal Length Range
8.9 - 89 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
2
BEST
1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CFast
 CFast 2.0
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CFast
 CFast 2.0
 CF+
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 10000
 5000
 2500
 2000
 1250
 1000
 640
 500
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 64
 50
 25
 20000
BEST
 10000
 5000
 2500
 2000
 1250
 1000
 640
 500
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 64
 50
 25
 20000

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/2000 0.000125 - 0.04

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,030,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical
Viewfinder Magnification
10x Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV V
 DIGIC DV V
Minimum Illumination
0.05lx
BEST
2lx
Remote Control
 Remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 AVC
 XF-AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XF-AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Pre-Record
 Pre-record
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
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 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
BEST
 4000 x 3000

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Battery

Battery Type
LP-E6N Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
1,865mAh 1,940mAh
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Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
930g 353g
BEST
Height
122mm 73mm
Depth
102mm 139mm
Width
125mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood Included
 Lens hood included
 Lens hood included
Included Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoulder Strap
 Shoulder strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Number of Diaphragm Blade
8 Unknown - Click to provide data
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