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Canon XA10 vs Canon XF305

Canon XA10 vs Canon XF305

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Canon XA10
Canon XF305

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
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.

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.

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 number Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 1.6 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Canon XA10 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (0.2 higher).
19.2 higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 22 maximum aperture value camcorder, 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 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.

A lot higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 1,230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, 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 Edit
Canon XF305 is 1,550,000 pixels viewfinder resolution. 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

11 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 number Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Canon XF305 is a 1.6 minimum aperture camcorder (0.2 lower).
19.2 lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder, 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 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.

308,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 922,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, 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 Edit
Canon XA10 is only 260,000 pixels viewfinder resolution. 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).
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Over one year older
The Canon XA10 is older than the Canon XF305 by 21 months.
4 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.

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

52 months Ago 31 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 18x
BEST
Digital Zoom
200x
BEST
1.5x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
305mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.6
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
30.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 22
BEST
Filter Size
58mm 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 32GB
Flash Memory
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
2 2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.06m 0.02m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.02 - 1
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range
0.02 Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance
 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

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 4"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels 1,230,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
3D
 3D
 3D
Photo Effects
 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
 Full HD
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
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 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
BEST
 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 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
Mini USB Port
1 1

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)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

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

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
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood
Shoulder Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoulder strap

Other Features

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