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Canon XA10

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Canon XA10

Canon XA10
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pcactual.com Recommended macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice
An award winning and good spec 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
10x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.37MP 1" Mar 2012
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Canon XA10 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon XA10 number 291 across all camcorders.
97
Reviews
6 Reviews + 2 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
61
Age
6 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has exceptional expert reviews with an average expert rating of 93%. This camcorder has received two awards including an "Editor's Choice" from Macworld.co.uk and a "Recommended" from Pcactual.com. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However this Canon camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
The XA10 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabilizer
Larger than average display diagonal
Canon xa10
Professional HD video in the palm of your hand
Non HD video lens (10x zoom, 30.4mm, f1.8)<br>- canon HD CMOS pro sensor<br>- professional audio<br>- AVCHD video to 64gb memory or 2x SDXC slots<br>- IR shooting mode<br>- full manual control<br>- 8.8cm lcd; 0.6cm evf<br>- dynamic OIS, powered IS, instant af<br>- versatile and expanda
Canon HD video lens
1/3 type HD CMOS pro sensor
Professional audio
64GB memory plus 2x SDXC slots
Infrared shooting mode
Full manual control
8.8cm lcd; 0.6cm EVF
Dynamic OIS, powered IS, instant AF
Versatile and expandable
Very small total megapixels
Very small optical zoom

Canon XA10 Video Reviews

Canon XA10 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this Canon camcorder. The author at website Macworld.co.uk decided that this camcorder was exceptional and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a Pcactual.com "Recommended" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this video camera is 93 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, stuff.tv, parentesis.com and pcactual.com. This means that experts think this Canon video camera is one of the very best video cameras.

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Canon Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 2,442 expert and owner reviews (including 492 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has very good reviews. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camcorder was released in March 2012.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The Canon XA10's total megapixels of only 2.37MP is smaller than 85% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon XA10's optical zoom of only 10x is in the smallest 30% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The optical zooms of camcorders range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The Canon XA10's weight of 775g is heavier than 80% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Canon XA10 of 0.333" is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 45% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XA10 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Smaller Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon XA10 of only 2x is very small compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 98% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Canon XA10's display diagonal of 3.5" is very large compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 96% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all camcorders is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon XA10 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon XA10 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Canon XA10 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XA10 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon XA10's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 305mm is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is shorter than 87% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of video cameras range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.

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Average Video Recording Time

The video recording time of the Canon XA10 of 5.55h is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 35% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon XA10 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the Canon XA10 of only 2.07MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 87% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders is 0.41MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon XA10 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon XA10 of only 2.8 is lower than 83% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Canon XA10's effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 34% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The effective megapixels (image) of camcorders range from 0.46MP to 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP.

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Product Identifiers

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