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Canon XA10 vs Panasonic HC-V110

Canon XA10 vs Panasonic HC-V110

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Canon XA10
Panasonic HC-V110

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Reasons For

3 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.

Larger display diagonal Edit
Canon XA10 is 3.5" screen size, 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 (numeric) Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 922,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, 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.

5 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a total megapixels 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.

34% higher maximum aperture number 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
0.14MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon XA10 has a total megapixels 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 lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder, 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.

Four months older
The Canon XA10 is older than the Panasonic HC-V110 by four months.
3 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.

30% smaller display diagonal Edit
Panasonic HC-V110 is only 2.7" screen size. 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 (numeric) 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.

Awards

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 2.51MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.07MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 38x
BEST
Digital Zoom
200x
BEST
100x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
305mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
30.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 4.2
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Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
30.4 - 304 34.4 - 1646
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.25 - 42.5 2.35 - 89.3

Storage

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

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 Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 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

Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 0.016 - 0.000125

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
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 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
1.5lx 1lx
BEST
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 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
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 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
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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

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
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
Mini USB 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 Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer LE 2.0
Cables 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
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