Canon XA10 vs Canon XF305

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Canon XA10
Canon XF305

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
0.5x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 2x (digital) camcorder. That's 0.5x 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.

Three times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XA10 has a minimum illumination of 1.3lx, but the Canon XF305 is a 4.5lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.2lx bigger).
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.

£2,545 cheaper
The Canon XA10 costs £1,048.80, whereas the Canon XF305 is £3,594.00.
Available from 1 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
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).
3 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.

Larger display diagonal Edit
Canon XF305 is 4" screen size, 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.

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").

Reasons Against

4 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.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
Canon XA10 is only 3.5" screen size, 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.

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").
Four months older
The Canon XA10 is older than the Canon XF305 by four months.
7 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 1.5x (digital) camcorder. That's 0.5x 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.

Hugely bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF305 has a minimum illumination of 4.5lx, but the Canon XA10 is a 1.3lx minimum illumination camcorder (3.2lx smaller).
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.

£2,545 more expensive
The Canon XF305 is more expensive than the Canon XA10 by £2,545.20.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 stores sells the Canon XF305, however 4 stores sell the Canon XA10. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
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

60 months Ago 55 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 18x
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Digital Zoom
2x
BEST
1.5x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 82mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
30.4 - 304 29.3 - 527.4
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.25 - 42.5 4.1 - 73.8

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Flash Memory
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.02 - 1
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

White Balance
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual
 Daylight
 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

Camera Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/2000 1/2000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 4"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.52"
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Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,550,000 pixels
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
1.3lx
BEST
4.5lx
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Modes
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
BEST
 1080i
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
 XLR in
 XLR in
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 BP-955
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 65 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
775g
BEST
2.7kg
Height
205mm 236mm
Depth
177mm 382mm
Width
130mm 153mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 Component
 Component
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus
Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 2044 x 1160
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