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Canon XA10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews of Canon XA10. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the battery.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XA10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon XA10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon XA10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and memory. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas the color and battery get critical opinions.

usability, design, portability, memory, price

battery, color

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder with 64GB Internal Flash Memory and Full Manual ControlCanon XA10 Professional Camcorder with 64GB Internal Flash Memory and Full Manual Control

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon XA10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Canon XA10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good comments, but there are some mixed reviews about the battery. Some have doubts about the memory.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

memory

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder with 64GB Internal Flash Memory and Full Manual ControlCanon XA10 Professional Camcorder with 64GB Internal Flash Memory and Full Manual Control

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Canon XA10 review

 

The XA10 will be of interest to professionals and purists alike

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Videomaker (videomaker.com)

Canon XA10 Pro Camcorder Reviewed

 

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.

Detachable handle, XLR audio inputs and mic mount, Small form makes it extremely portable

Lightweight body lends to increased camera shake

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Andrew (reevoo.com)

Canon XA10

 

Nice compact format HD camcorder with xlr audio inputs which at this price seems to be a unique feature but which was essential for our purposes

Battery life with the standard supplied battery is a little poor but that said I believe a larger pack can be fitted which would address the issue.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: S (reevoo.com)

Canon XA10

 

Great pictures, small size, easy to use and very light

Menu system is a bit fiddly

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Alexander (reevoo.com)

Canon XA10

 

does what it says on box! great camera!

non found yet..

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Jagmeet (reevoo.com)

Canon XA10

 

Amazing quality and amazingly easy to use! Well worth the money. The option of using the XLR mics and channels is really unique. It's so light and small but the quality is seriously good. Well worth it if you want broadcasting quality footage but want...

Really wish a record button was available on the flip out screen as there is one by the battery and the on the top of the handle, but because most the controls are on the screen, a quick record button would have been very beneficial. Also the touch...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: david (reevoo.com)

Canon XA10

 

Image quality and weight - ideal travel camera

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Laurence (reevoo.com)

Canon XA10

 

Superb picture quality. Smooth zoom.

Files wont upload in a useable way with supplied software. To be fair I'm not sure if this is a Canon issue or a Adbe issue or whichever ... Cant take a photo except via the touch screen.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Keith (reevoo.com)

Canon XA10

 

Great picture quality and sound also light and small to carry,excellent LCD screen,ease of use.

Not much,maybe the view finder would be better if it would hinge up a little.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Sam (bhphotovideo.com)

Decent Amateur Camera

 

I think that this camera has great video quality and some really nice options. But it is poorly designed. The shoe mount for the audio xlr ports is shaky and the audio cuts occasionally. It is difficult to navigate the settings but you can learn how to...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: Yes
Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone:No / Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Video recording time:1.8

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Movie
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Minimum illumination:0.1 / 1.5
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Manual, Shutter priority / Aperture Priority, Shutter priority

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):922000
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.0200 / 0.0600
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual / Manual
Macro focusing range:0.02

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.37

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2 / 200
Filter Size:5.8
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):30.4 - 304
Focal length range (f-f):4.25 - 42.5
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):30.5
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.04
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto / Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight / Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 8
Audio output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Horizontal resolution:900
Manual exposure: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.2

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
XLR in: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2000 / 1/6 - 1/2000 / 1/6 - 1/2000; 1/2 - 1/500

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:HDD, Memory card / Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:64
Internal storage capacity:64
Memory slots:2

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+ / FXP, LP, MXP, XP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:260000
Viewfinder screen size:0.24

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.1 / 17.7 / 20.5
Height :17.7 / 20.5 / 7.7
Weight:820
Width:13 / 7.7

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade