Several customers who bought it considered that it had a good autofocus. Mr. Hawlywood said this month “The autofocus is remarkable”. Mr. Hawlywood also said “In many, many hours of shooting, I think we had two setups in which we needed to correct the camera's initial autofocus”.
Several Canon XC10 reviewers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it had a good lens.
Some customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Omar Siddique gave it a score of 4 stars and he mentioned a few weeks ago “Has a long minimum focus distance at full zoom * IS is limited to 1080 mode, not 4K * Sort of slow to switch modes (still to video” in his Canon XC10 review.
One Canon XC10 owner concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Mr. Hawlywood said on Amazon “Using the dynamic optical stabilization for some walking handheld work was surprisingly satisfying” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.