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Canon XC10 Camcorder

£1,500.00
13.36MP 1 930g Dec 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
One industry award
Good size
Function menu for camera controls
11 Reviews + 1 Award
Trusted Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this big total megapixels camcorder. This Canon camcorder received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camcorder has an average expert rating of 85% based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, digitalfoto.dk and digitalfotoforalla.se.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 1,806 expert and owner reviews (including 18 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras. 100% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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Great Price, Point

One person said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Three years ago Photographybay.com said in their Canon XC10 review “Great price, point” but they only scored it 1 stars. One owner who bought this camcorder reckoned that it was expensive. Philip Chambers mentioned “Apart from that and the very expensive C” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Pricey

We think this big total megapixels camcorder looks expensive compared to other camcorders that were released more than a year ago. The price range of camcorders that were released more than a year ago is from £39 to £2,899.


Design

Function Menu for Camera Controls

One person reckoned that the product was not easy to use the menus. Photographybay.com wrote “Function menu for camera controls” in their review of this camcorder.

AllinOne Design

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well designed. Photographybay.com mentioned “AllinOne design” in their review of the Canon XC10 yet they rated it 1 stars.

Great Image Quality

Three owners who bought this camcorder agreed that it was good quality. Photographybay.com mentioned in their Canon XC10 review “Brilliant 4K image quality”. Photographybay.com also mentioned “The Rode VideoMic GO is a latest shoe-mounted shotgun mic that is geared toward amateur and enthusiast shooters who want to add better sound quality to their video-capable compact, mirrorless” in their review.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the XC10.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers said in their reviews that the Canon XC10 was lightweight. Videomaker.com wrote two years ago “If you're in the market for a compact, portable and lightweight professional video camera that shoots 4K internally” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One owner who purchased it thought it was compact.

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Heavy

The weights of camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera range from 50g to 2.3kg. At 930 grams, the Canon XC10 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Builtin Lens Offers 10x Zoom

Two customers who purchased the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Photographybay.com said “Builtin lens offers 10x zoom” in their review of the Canon XC10.


Audio

Whisper, Quiet Performance

One customer said in their reviews that the Canon XC10 was quiet. Photographybay.com wrote “Whisper, quiet performance”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon XC10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XC10 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the JVC GY-HM170 (£1,194) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider including the Sony HXR-NX100 (£1,699).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of video cameras of this age and spec is 16x. At only 10 times zoom factor, the Canon XC10 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

If this camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HXR-NX100 (£1,699) (12x).

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XC10 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the JVC GY-HM170 (£1,194) which is cheaper.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HXR-NX100 (£1,699).

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Canon XC10 features pre-record function. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also feature pre-record function.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon XC10 has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best maximum video resolution amongst all big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution across similar types of camcorder.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon XC10 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

If you want a camcorder with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the JVC GY-HM170 (£1,194) (3.5" and cheaper).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon XC10 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon XC10 has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder range from 460 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels. At 1,030,000 pixel, the Canon XC10 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon XC10 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder also support HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available including the JVC GY-HM170 (£1,194) which is cheaper.

Other camcorders which also support HDMI that you might want to look at include the Sony HXR-NX100 (£1,699).

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Canon XC10 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a DC-in jack.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Canon XC10 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon XC10 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon XC10 has a microphone in, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon XC10 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon XC10 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon XC10 has a batteries included. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago also have a batteries included.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Canon XC10 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Canon XC10 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The Canon XC10 has a remotely operated, as do most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The Canon XC10 has a fairly small minimum illumination (only 0.05 lux) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder. The smallest minimum illumination of video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder is 0.05lx, the biggest is 3lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.4lx.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Canon XC10 has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

Video cameras of this age and spec have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 10m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1.3m. At 0.5 meters, the Canon XC10 has a fairly big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon xc10kit
Barcodes 04549292040517, 04549392040516, 08714574627380, 08714574627427, 08714574631097, 08714574631318

Canon XC10 Review Sources

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