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Canon XA10 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/3 775g Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Two industry awards
Good technical guidance
Easy to use
11 Reviews + 2 Awards
pcactual.com Recommended macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites thought that this small total megapixels camcorder was good. This video camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Macworld.co.uk and it received a Pcactual.com "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on six expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, stuff.tv, parentesis.com and pcactual.com the average expert rating of this small total megapixels camcorder is 93 out of 100. Experts think this camcorder is one of the very best video cameras of this spec and age.

Canon Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 1,806 user and expert reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has good ratings. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Storage

Two Memory Slots

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder have between one and two memory slots, including the Canon XA10 which has two memory slots.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

The average flash memory of video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera is 22GB. The Canon XA10 has a fairly big flash memory (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The Canon XA10 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size (only 0.24 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. The smallest viewfinder screen size of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.24", the largest is 2.8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.64".

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Canon XA10 does not have a built-in light, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon XA10 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also do not have a built-in flash.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon XA10 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon XA10 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon XA10 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon XA10 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon XA10 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XA10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon 800.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 10 times zoom factor, the Canon XA10 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera. The optical zooms of camcorders of this spec and age range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 30x.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 800 (35x and higher rated).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder is 720x, and the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x. At only 200 times zoom factor, the Canon XA10 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 305 millimeters, the Canon XA10 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. Camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras of this spec and age is 1.8, the highest is 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.6. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon XA10 has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two people who reviewed the Canon XA10 reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk said “Canon’s XA10 professional level camcorder combines full manual controls, 64GB of internal memory”.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon XA10 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also support HDMI.

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Has an XLR in

The Canon XA10 has an XLR in, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Canon XA10 has a composite video out. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a composite video out.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon XA10 has a microphone in. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon XA10 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Canon XA10 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XA10 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

There are a number of alternative Full HD video cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon 800 which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Canon XA10 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst camcorders of this age. The display diagonals of video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder range from 1.4" to 4.3".

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 360,000 pixels. The Canon XA10 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (922,000 pixels) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Good Quality Lens

One person who purchased the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Five years ago expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their review of this camcorder “The zoom is impressively versatile”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote “The touchscreen menu is simple and responsive, if a little heavy on pro terminology”.

Heavy

Across all the camcorders of this type and age the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg. The Canon XA10 is one of the heavier video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder (775 grams) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Design

Easy to Use

One person who bought the product thought it was easy to use the menus.


Battery

Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 5.55 hours, the Canon XA10 has a relatively average video recording time compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 4922b002
Barcodes 00013803135213, 08714574566870

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