Canon XA10 vs Panasonic AG-HCK10

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Canon XA10
Panasonic AG-HCK10

Top Prices

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
$71 cheaper
The Canon XA10 costs $1,174.00, whereas the Panasonic AG-HCK10 is $1,244.95.
Available from 6 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
4 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP. That's 0.14MP bigger than the Canon XA10 (2.51MP). 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 12x (optical). That's 2x bigger than the Canon XA10 (12x). 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.

118x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 is a 120x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon XA10 is only a 2x (digital) camcorder (118x smaller). 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.

500g lighter Edit
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 has a weight of 275g, but the Canon XA10 is a 775g 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.14MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon XA10 has a total megapixels of 2.37MP, however the Panasonic AG-HCK10 is a 2.51MP 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 10x (optical), but the Panasonic AG-HCK10 is a 12x (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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 2x (digital) camcorder. That's 118x smaller than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 (120x). 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.

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

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Over one year older
The Canon XA10 is older than the Panasonic AG-HCK10 by 16 months.
2 Reasons Against
More expensive by $71
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 is $70.95 more expensive than the Canon XA10.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic AG-HCK10 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Canon XA10 is stocked by 7 shops. 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

60 months Ago 44 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 2.51MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 12x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 120x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 43mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
30.4 - 304 40.8 - 490
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.25 - 42.5 4 - 48

Storage

Flash Memory
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 SSD
 Memory card
 SSD
BEST

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight

White Balance

White Balance
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Halogen
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Halogen

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
1.3lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Modes
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 65 10 - 80

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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