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Canon XA10 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/3 775g Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Two industry awards
Quite large display diagonal
Only 1" optical sensor size
11 Reviews + 2 Awards
pcactual.com Recommended macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This Canon camcorder received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Macworld.co.uk who said it was brilliant and the author at website Pcactual.com conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

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 puts this Canon camcorder in the top 2% of all the camcorders of this age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 1,849 expert and user reviews (including 392 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its video cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

This small total megapixels video camera has been on the market since January 2013.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Canon XA10 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.5 inches) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The display diagonals of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder range from 1.4" to 4.3".

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 922,000 pixels, the Canon XA10 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. Similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 23,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 350,000 pixels.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XA10 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also are Full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon XA10 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 10 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras of this age and spec is 10x and the biggest is 78x.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Legria HF G30 (£757.34) (20x and higher rated), or the 800 (£1,100) (35x and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XA10 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Canon XA10 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera. The digital zooms of small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 760x.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF G30 (£757.34) (400x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 1,000mm. At only 305 millimeters, the Canon XA10 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon XA10 has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera. The average maximum aperture number of video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera is 4.5.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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2.37 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.37 megapixels sensor video camera.

If you want a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF G30 (£757.34) (3.09MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon XA10 supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has an XLR in

The Canon XA10 has an XLR in. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also have an XLR in.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Canon XA10 has a composite video out, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon XA10 has a microphone in. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also have a microphone in.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Canon XA10 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon XA10 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a headphone outputs.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

Most small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago have between one and two memory slots, including the Canon XA10 which has two memory slots.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

The smallest flash memory of camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera is 4GB, the biggest is 120GB, and the average flash memory is 23GB. The Canon XA10 has one of the bigger flash memory (64 gigabytes) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon XA10 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon XA10 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon XA10 has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Canon XA10 does not have a built-in light, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon XA10 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also do not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon XA10 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon XA10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

At 775 grams, the Canon XA10 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera. The average weight of video cameras of this age and type is 450g.

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

At 5.55 hours, the Canon XA10 has a relatively average video recording time compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

If this Canon camcorder video recording time is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon Vixia HF G20 (12.4h) which also has a higher rating.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.24 inches, the Canon XA10 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Video cameras of this age and spec have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.24" and 2.8".

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08714574566870

Canon XA10 Review Sources

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