Canon XA10 vs Panasonic HC-V110

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Canon XA10
Panasonic HC-V110

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
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.

A lot bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Canon XA10 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 24 Mbit/s, however the Panasonic HC-V110 is only a 17 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (7 Mbit/s smaller).
Available from 3 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
6 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.

98x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 100x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon XA10 is only a 2x (digital) camcorder (98x 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.

Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 0.3lx 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.

Cheaper by £649
The Panasonic HC-V110 costs £399.99, whereas the Canon XA10 is £1,048.80.

Reasons Against

7 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.

Fourty-nine times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 2x (digital) camcorder. That's 98x smaller 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.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XA10 has a minimum illumination of 1.3lx, but the Panasonic HC-V110 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.3lx 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.

£649 more expensive
The Canon XA10 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V110 by £648.81.
One year older
The Canon XA10 is older than the Panasonic HC-V110 by one year.
4 Reasons Against
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.

42% smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V110 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 17 Mbit/s. That's 7 Mbit/s smaller than the Canon XA10 (17 Mbit/s).
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic HC-V110 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Canon XA10 is stocked by 4 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Awards

2 Awards
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
pcactual.com: Recommended
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Date Released

60 months Ago 48 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.07MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.07MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 38x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 100x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,646mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 34.4mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

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

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Halogen
 Auto
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Halogen
 Auto
 Sunny

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/50 - 1/8000
Camera Shutter Speed
1/6 - 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 Type
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
1.3lx 1lx
BEST
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour of Product
 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
BEST
17 Mbit/s
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
 1440 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 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

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)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

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
205mm 60mm
Depth
177mm 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
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Other Features

AC Adapter Output Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 5V
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