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Canon XA10 Camcorder

pcactual.com Recommended macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice
2.37MP 1/3 775g Jan 2013
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The innovative XA10 AVCHD camcorder packs Canon professional technology into an ultra-compact body. Exceptional functionality and versatility ensures outstanding video and audio performance. -... More
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22 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both thought that this small sensor size camcorder was good. This video camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Macworld.co.uk and it received a "Recommended" award from Pcactual.com, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

The average expert rating of this video camera is 93 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, stuff.tv, macworld.co.uk and tecnozoom.it. Experts think this Canon video camera is one of the very best camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Canon is one of the top rated camcorder brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Canon also has excellent reviews for its small sensor size camcorders.

Good Support

Two Canon XA10 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Four years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Canon’s XA10 professional level camcorder combines full manual controls, 64GB of internal storage” in their review.

Easy to Use

One Canon XA10 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Stuff.tv gave it a score of 5 stars and said “The touchscreen menu is simple and responsive, if a little heavy on pro terminology”.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed the product thought it had a good zoom. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk gave the Canon XA10 a score of 5 stars and said “The zoom is impressively versatile and controls easy to access, with only the small viewfinder a significant negative, dwarfed by the likes of the huge storage capacit” in their review.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The average screen size of small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the XA10 is 2.9", and the screen sizes range from 1.4" to 4.3". At 3.5 inches, the Canon XA10 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the XA10.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon XA10 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the XA10.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XA10 is Full HD, as are most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon XA10 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the XA10 also have an image stabiliser.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon XA10 is 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 4.80 x 3.60mm.

This video camera's optical sensor size (1/3") is actually the best optical sensor size across all video cameras of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst optical sensor size is 1/8".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon XA10 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders of this spec and age. Most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras that were launched around the same time as the XA10.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Two Memory Card Slots

Most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years only have one memory card slot, however the Canon XA10 has two memory card slots.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The Canon XA10 has a greater number of scene modes than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. This Canon video camera has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the XA10. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this video camera.

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Fairly Big Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

When compared to other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the XA10 that we have assessed, the maximum fash memory capacity of the Canon XA10 of 64 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum fash memory capacity of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 19GB.

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DIGIC DV II Image Processor

This video camera has a DIGIC DV III image processor, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite High Display Resolution

At 922,000 pixels, the Canon XA10 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the XA10. The lowest display resolution of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 1.2 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 360,000 pixels.

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1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. The best video mode of all comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the XA10 is 1080p and the worst is 540p.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the Canon XA10 has a built-in display.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders of this age and type.

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13 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who purchased it mentioned that it was not heavy and bulky.

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of video cameras of a similar age and type to the XA10 is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 770x. When compared to other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the XA10 that we have checked, the digital zoom of the Canon XA10 of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon XA10 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 10 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the video cameras that were launched more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the XA10 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Canon XA10 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the XA10, the Canon XA10 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XA10, the Canon XA10 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a similar type and age to the XA10 do not have a built-in projector. The Canon XA10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon XA10 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

At 775 grams, the Canon XA10 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the XA10. The lightest camcorder of a comparable type and age to the XA10 is 57g weight, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 500g.

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Only Optical Viewfinder

This video camera has an Optical viewfinder, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of only 2.8, the Canon XA10 has one of the lower maximum aperture values amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The lowest maximum aperture value of camcorders that were released around the same time as the XA10 is 1.8 and the highest is 22.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Canon XA10 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 305 millimeters) amongst camcorders of this age. The average maximum focal length of camcorders of this age and spec is 1,100mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 22mm to 2,700mm.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

At only 0.24 inches, the Canon XA10 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The smallest viewfinder screen size of small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the XA10 is 0.24" and the largest is 0.52".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon XA10

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the XA10 over four years ago.

Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 5.55 hours, the Canon XA10 has a pretty typical video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the XA10.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
USB Connector Type
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

2 Awards

pcactual.com Recommended macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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1 June 2012

The XA10 may look like most mid-level camcorders at first, but bolt on the handle (very fiddly) and the built-in XLR audio inputs make it much more serious. The touchscreen menu is simple and... Read more…

25 April 2012

If you?ve got the cash, and the desire, the Canon XA10 is acamcorder with few flaws. The zoom is impressively versatile and controls easy to access, with only the small viewfinder a significant...

24 April 2012

Macworld.co.uk

Canon?s XA10 professional level camcorder combines full manual controls, 64GB of internal memory and the ability to accept XLR audio inputs from the likes of pro microphones. This impressive mix... Read more…

26 May 2011

In the pro world of videography it's hard to take anything this small too seriously. However, the XA10 is larger than life in terms of features, usability, and quality imaging. Canon USA, Inc. One...

17 February 2011

The Canon XA10 is the new low-end model in Canon?s pro camcorder lineup. Featuring full 1920 x 1080 HD video capture, along with a carry handle and dual phantom-power XLR inputs, the XA10 is a... Read more…

Résumons tout d'abord les ajouts du XA10 face à son petit frère HF G10 :- une mémoire flash de 64 Go (contre 32 Go),- un mode infrarouge,- un adaptateur XLR,Le XA10 s'avère surtout efficace...

24 January 2013

Si buscas una cámara de video profesional que sea compacta y que te de una gran calidad de imagen, la Canon XA10 es una gran opción. Además, cuenta con varias funciones automáticas que te dan...

Superb image quality
Portable size
Huge storage capacity
Detachable handle
XLR audio inputs and mic mount
Small viewfinder
Lightweight body lends to increased camera shake
El control remoto y la batera de mayor duracin no vienen incluidos
La pantalla tctil podra ser algo ms sensible
Pacco Batteria
6 July 2011

Pcactual.com

Canon presentó en enero un nuevo formato que estrecha aún más el margen que hasta ahora existía entre los modelos de consumo avanzados y los profesionales.La XA10 ofrece prestaciones a la... Read more…

1 January 2012

Kdy? jsem si poprvé p?esn? p?ed rokem prohlí?el na CESu kameru Canon XA10, okam?it? jsem se pro ni nadchnul. Malá kompaktní videokamera s 1/3" sníma?em o 2MPx rozli?ení, tedy p?esn? na Full... Read more…

8 March 2011

Ei der manuellen Kontrolle zeigt Canon den vergleichbaren Top-Consumer-Camcordern die Rücklichter: Die drei frei belegbaren Knöpfe inklusive Drehrädchen und der Objektivring machen dazu die... Read more…

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