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Canon XC10 Camcorder

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13.36MP 930g CMOS May 2015
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Stunning 4K/Full HD 4:2:2 video and 12MP stills in one palm sized camera Creative and versatile the XC10 captures stunning 4K/Full HD 4:2:2 video and high quality stills in one compact,... More
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24 Reasons For

One Industry Award

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

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This camcorder received an expert rating of 90% from Trusted Reviews. If all the video cameras of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this Canon video camera is in the top 1%.

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 11 user reviews the average user rating of this camcorder is 76 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

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.

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Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Canon is one of the leading camcorder brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Canon also has excellent ratings for its big total megapixels video cameras.

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Easy to Use

Five people said in their reviews that the Canon XC10 was easy to use. Dal wrote in their Canon XC10 review in December “The controls are all exactly where they should be” and rated the Canon XC10 as excellent. Dal also mentioned “Sharp and easy to use”. Dal also mentioned “It sure is a joy to use”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Canon XC10 was comfortable and easy to hold. John Smith wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon this year “It is lighter to hold for an extended period of time” but despite that he gave it a score of 3 stars.

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Good Size

A few Canon XC10 owners who bought this camcorder agreed that it was compact. Omar Siddique wrote “A compact video camera with a wide-to-tele zoom, image stabilization, 4K recording, dSLR-like settings” in his review of the Canon XC10. Omar Siddique also mentioned “It looks like a mirrorless, or superzoom compact camera”.

One customer who reviewed the Canon XC10 considered that it was tight.

One Canon XC10 owner who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was a good height. A few weeks ago John Smith wrote in his Canon XC10 review “That makes it impossible to take the video from a different angle or height unless you are willing to move your entire face in the same dire”.

One person said that the Canon XC10 was lightweight.

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Robust

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it was well made. Dal mentioned “I love the touch screen focus and the built in ND filter”. Dal also mentioned “Canon has done a wonderful job designing and engineering this camera”. A few weeks ago Omar Siddique gave it a score of 4 stars and he said in his review of the Canon XC10 on Amazon “* A solid build * Included zoom lens (24-240) easily covers the full range video work would require * Integrated ND filter”.

Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed the Canon XC10 wrote that it was good looking. Dal wrote in their review this year “The 4K footage is beautiful” . Scoobydoo mentioned on Amazon in December “The ergonomics are pretty decent”.

Two people who purchased it concluded that it was ergonomic. Patrickian4 wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon in December this year “Perfect ergonomics for run and gun video”. One customer who purchased the product thought it was a good design. A few weeks ago Dal wrote “I am extremely pleased with the camera design and the footage it delivers” and gave this camcorder a very good review score.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few people thought it had a good viewfinder. Dal mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “The viewfinder is clean and sharp” and rated it as very good. John Smith mentioned “The included viewfinder is great” yet he only scored this camcorder 3 stars.

One Canon XC10 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good screen.

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Good Product Quality

A few Canon XC10 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Canon XC10 was good quality. S. Peterson said in their review of the Canon XC10 this year “All the great functionality is still there and the amazing Canon quality is still stellar.” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. This month Scoobydoo said in their review of this camcorder “Image quality and ergonomics are good.”. Scoobydoo also said “Image quality is good.”.

Reasonably Priced

One Canon XC10 reviewer said in their reviews that this camcorder was cheap. Dal rated the product as very good and mentioned on Amazon in December this year “If you are on a tight budget and need a professional camera, fully functional right out of the box” in their review of the Canon XC10.

One Canon XC10 owner who purchased this camcorder wrote that it was a bargain for the price. This month Omar Siddique said in his review “SD * LP-E6N battery is the same used by canon's mid-upper range SLRs (easy to get cheap spares) * Includes a CFAST card”.

One Canon XC10 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Scoobydoo mentioned in December “A better price and a better sensor would go a long way” in their review of the Canon XC10 and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XC10 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XC10 are not Full HD.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the XC10, the Canon XC10 has an HDMI.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XC10 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the XC10.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Canon XC10 supports a better memory card type than most big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago. This camcorder supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This video camera also support a CFast and SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a similar age and spec to the XC10.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The Canon XC10 has a better video mode than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera has a 2160p supported video modes, whereas most video cameras of this age and type have a 1080p supported video modes. In addition, this Canon video camera has a 720p supported video modes.

This video camera's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best video mode across all comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the XC10.

The worst video mode across comparable types of video camera is 720p.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon XC10 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Canon XC10 has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the XC10. The internal storage capacitys of video cameras that came out around the same time as the XC10 range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 37GB.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XC10 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 460 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 620,000 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 are a comparable age to the XC10.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Canon XC10 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camcorder. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this Canon camcorder.

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320 ISO Sensitivity

The Canon XC10 has a higher ISO sensitivity than most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camcorder has a 320 ISO sensitivity, whereas most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it have a 25 ISO sensitivity. In addition, this video camera have 20, 000, 160, 640, 1, 250, 2, 500, 5, 000 and 10 and 000 ISO sensitivitys. Across all video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XC10 the best ISO sensitivity is 16,000 and the worst is 20,000.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

Big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago have minimum illuminations of between 0.05lx and 2lx. At only 0.05 lux, the Canon XC10 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XC10.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One Canon XC10 reviewer who purchased the Canon XC10 reckoned that it was not quick to charge.

Price Has Increased by £200.00

In the last 32 days the price of the XC10 has increased by £200.00.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of this age and type do not have an interchangeable lens. The Canon XC10 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon XC10 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 10 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The optical zooms of similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XC10 range from 10x to 20x.

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Not 3D

The Canon XC10 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the XC10 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon XC10 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon XC10 is not waterproof. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the XC10 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Canon XC10 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XC10 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the XC10 is 3.6. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon XC10 has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the XC10 the battery capacitys range from 1,800mAh to 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,900mAh. With a battery capacity of only 1,865 milliampere * hour, the Canon XC10 has one of the lower battery capacitys amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Very Big Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.5 meters, the Canon XC10 has a very big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the XC10. The smallest closest focusing distance of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the XC10 is 0.01m and the biggest is 0.5m.

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

At 5.6, the Canon XC10 has a very high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the XC10. The average minimum aperture number of big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the XC10 is 3, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 5.6.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon XC10

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This big total megapixels video camera was released over a year ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon XC10 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the XC10.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 930 grams, the Canon XC10 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the XC10.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Magnification
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Remotely Operated
GPS (satellite)
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Pre-Record
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
Lens Hood
Included Memory Card Size
Shoulder Strap
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Number of Diaphragm Blades

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Expert Reviews

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8 April 2016

Hybrid cameras are those capable of capturing both high-quality stills and video. Although they have been around since the release of the Nikon D90 and Canon 5D Mark II , a professional mirrorless... Read more…

7 January 2016

The Canon XC10 4K camcorder was announced at NAB 2015 and was released the following September. It is a relatively low-cost camera that is more run-and-gun style than its big brother, the C300 Mk... Read more…

27 December 2015

The Canon XC10 isn't quite the DSLR-camcorder hybrid it promises to be, but it shoots great 4K footage...

Trusted Reviews

2 December 2015

Ben je als reportagefilmer (en -fotograaf) op zoek naar een betaalbare en handzame 4K-camera met de ergonomie van een camcorder, dan is de XC10 zeker een overweging waard. Als je clips van deze...

19 January 2016

Schaut man sich die reinen 4K-Spezifikationen an, so steht die XC10 gegenüber einer Sony RX10 MK2 relativ konservativ da: Denn Sony bietet ebenfalls einen S-Log 2 und Hypergamma-Workflow in einem...

Brilliant 4K image quality
Builtin lens offers 10x zoom
Better 12megapixel stills than most camcorders
Noninterchangeable lens
4K only recorded to expensive CFast 2.0 cards
No XLR audio inputs

User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 11 July 2016 by Mr. Hawlywood

I teach filmmaking, and there are equipment-selection issues that are, in some ways, unique to the teaching environment. I have now put this camera through some paces, and I am very happy with our... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2016 by Patrickian4
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Love this camera. Perfect ergonomics for run and gun video. It is NOT a C100 or 5D3 - it's not trying to be. It's designed to be a "C" camera for Cinema or for journalists. The AF is fantastic and... Read more…

Reviewed 23 May 2016 by Omar Siddique

A multimedia journalist's dream: a compact video camera with a wide-to-tele zoom, image stabilization, 4K recording, dSLR-like settings, an articulating touch-screen, dual recording media, a large... Read more…

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by ScOObydoo | 11 Comments

Where to start with this camera? When it was originally announced, I was extremely excited, but at its launch price of $2500, I knew it would be a hard sell. I've been using the XC10 for a few... Read more…

Reviewed 24 March 2016 by John Smith | 77 Comments

I want to start this review with some background. I have been using Canon dSLRs for several years now. My current camera is Canon 6D. Although 6D can make great HD videos, I almost exclusively use... Read more…

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