Canon XA10 vs Panasonic HC-V250

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Canon XA10
Panasonic HC-V250

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
25% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 has a digital zoom of 200xx. That's 50x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V250 (150xx). 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.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 305mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 304mm longer than the Panasonic HC-V250 (1,740mmmm).
0.8" larger screen size Edit
The Canon XA10 has a screen size of 3.5"", whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 is only a 2.7"" screen size camcorder (0.8" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

692 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon XA10 has a display resolution of 922,000 pixels pixels, however the Panasonic HC-V250 is only a 230,400 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (692 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
9 Reasons For
0.14MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.51MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Canon XA10 is only a 2.37MPMP sensor camcorder (0.14MP smaller). 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.

6% higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.2MPMP camcorder. That's 0.13MP higher than the Canon XA10 (2.2MPMP).
0.13MP higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.2MPMP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Canon XA10 is only a 2.07MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has an optical zoom of 50xx, however the Canon XA10 is only a 10xx (optical) camcorder (40x smaller). 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.

A little shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a minimum focal length of 28mmmm, whereas the Canon XA10 is a 30.4mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (2.4mm longer).
A lot higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a maximum aperture value of 4.2, but the Canon XA10 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.4 lower).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 216gg weight camcorder. That's 559g lighter than the Canon XA10 (216gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

89mm smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a depth of 116mmmm, however the Canon XA10 is a 205mmmm deep camcorder (89mm bigger).
$818 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V250 costs $818.01 less than the Canon XA10.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
0.14MP smaller sensor size Edit
Canon XA10 is only 2.37MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V250 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.

7% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 2.07MPMP camcorder. That's 0.13MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V250 (2.2MPMP).
0.13MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
Canon XA10 is only 2.07MPMP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 2.2MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 10xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 50xx (optical) camcorder (40x 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.

A bit longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon XA10 has a minimum focal length of 30.4mmmm, but the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (2.4mm shorter).
Vastly lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XA10 has a maximum aperture value of 2.8, however the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.4 higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 775gg weight camcorder. That's 559g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V250 (216gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

89mm bigger Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 205mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V250 is a 116mmmm deep camcorder (89mm smaller).
$818 more expensive
The Canon XA10 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V250 by $818.01.
Over one year older
The Canon XA10 is older than the Panasonic HC-V250 by 14 months.
5 Reasons Against
34% smaller digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V250 is only 150xx (digital). That's 50x smaller than the Canon XA10 (150xx). 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.

Three hundred and four times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 is a 1,740mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 304mm shorter than the Canon XA10 (1,740mmmm).
A lot smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a screen size of 2.7"", however the Canon XA10 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder (0.8" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Four times lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V250 has a display resolution of 230,400 pixels pixels, but the Canon XA10 is a 922,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (692 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Less retailers
Only 1 retailer sell the Panasonic HC-V250, whereas 4 retailers sell the Canon XA10. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Awards

2 Awards
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
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Date Released

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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 2.2MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
200x
BEST
150x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
305mm
BEST
1,740mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
30.4mm 28mm
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Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 4.2
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Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
30.4 - 304 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
4.25 - 42.5 2.06 - 103

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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.06m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 Sunny
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Sunny

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/8000
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter Speed
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels
BEST
230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 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
BEST
1lx
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

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 Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 1080i
 1080p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Component Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
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 Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 65 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
775g 216g
BEST
Height
177mm
BEST
59mm
Depth
205mm 116mm
BEST
Width
130mm
BEST
53mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer LE 2.1
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
BEST
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