Canon XA10 vs Panasonic AG-HCK10

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Canon XA10
Panasonic AG-HCK10

Top Prices

Crutchfield
Delivery unknown
In stock
B&H Photo
Delivery unknown
In stock
e-GlobaL Central US
Out of stock
Factory Outlet Store
In stock
Factory Outlet Store
In stock
Factory Outlet Store
In stock

Reasons For

2 Reasons For
40% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 200xx (digital) camcorder. That's 80x bigger than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 (120xx). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
4 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a sensor size of 2.51MPMP. That's 0.14MP bigger than the Canon XA10 (2.51MPMP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic AG-HCK10 is 12xx (optical). That's 2x bigger than the Canon XA10 (12xx). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

500g lighter Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a weight of 275gg, but the Canon XA10 is a 775gg weight camcorder (500g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Cheaper by $54
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 costs $1,244.95, whereas the Canon XA10 is $1,299.00.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.14MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Canon XA10 has a sensor size of 2.37MPMP, however the Panasonic AG-HCK10 is a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder (0.14MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon XA10 is only 10xx (optical), but the Panasonic AG-HCK10 is a 12xx (optical) camcorder (2x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Heavier Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 775gg weight camcorder. That's 500g heavier than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 (275gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

$54 more expensive
The Canon XA10 is more expensive than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 by $54.05.
Five months older
The Canon XA10 is older than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 by five months.
2 Reasons Against
80x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 is a 120xx (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon XA10 is a 200xx (digital) camcorder (80x bigger). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Not as many stockists
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Canon XA10 is stocked by 3 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Awards

2 Awards
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
pcactual.com: Recommended
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Date Released

48 months Ago 42 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 12x
BEST
Digital Zoom
200x
BEST
120x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
305mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
30.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 43mm
Focal Length
30.4 - 304 40.8 - 490
Focal Length Range
4.25 - 42.5 4 - 48

Storage

Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 SSD
 Memory card
 SSD
BEST

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.06m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range
0.02 Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.5" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
260,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
1.5lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Mode
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital
BEST
 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Video Recording Time
5.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-808 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-5 - 45 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 65 10 - 80

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
775g 275g
BEST
Height
177mm 123.8mm
Depth
205mm 56mm
Width
130mm 53.5mm
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