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Canon XA10

alaTest has collected and analysed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the features and price. There are some mixed reviews about the usability.

portability, design, image quality, size

price, features

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XA10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = 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. People really like the price and memory. The portability and design also get good reviews, but the color and battery get less positive reviews.

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

Dec, 2016

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. Reviews about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions 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

Dec, 2016

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: 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

Consumer review by: Mike (bhphotovideo.com)

GREAT camera

 

I debated for a long time between going with the XA10 or a DSLR for narrative short films. After over a year of using the XA10 I can report it was definitely the right choice. Full manual control, real lens wheel and pro sounding XLR audio ins. And the...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: KE1922 (bhphotovideo.com)

Not bad for those on a tight budget

 

We have been using this camera for a couple of years now to capture b-roll for how-to and product overview videos and have been happy with the results for the most part. Overall the picture quality is pretty good. If you are planning on run and gun use...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Stu Marks Sez (bhphotovideo.com)

Best Camera Ever For Almost Everything

 

As a primary provider for live streaming, I can never use this camera for those events, nor for live capturing to ANY capture software in HD without an expensive interface device of some sort.That being said, on any shoot, pro or pedestrian, if you...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: KMH (bhphotovideo.com)

Good for the price range

 

Set this up in a Pod Cast studio. It is good for that, but not so easy to navigate the menus. Especially if you like to shoot in manual. Below I put I would not recommend to a friend because I don't want someone needing pro features thinking this a...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Steve (bhphotovideo.com)

Nice step up

 

Upgraded from a Canon HF m41 camcorder, which I thought did a nice job for work videos. Then I shot some video (fairly low light too) at the XA10's highest quality and was really amazed at how crisp and clear it was. One nice feature I like the ability...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: JNWBW (bhphotovideo.com)

Perfect for Elementary Students

 

We recently started up a Broadcasting Program at our elementary school. The students learn how to operate digital cameras (DSLR and video cameras). This particular product is professional, yet manageable for my elementary 5th and 6th graders to use...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: jayare (bhphotovideo.com)

Super light, very intuitive HD camera

 

We use this to record church services for local cable broadcast. This set up and was working in less than an hour. It is easy to understand and produces high quality videao

Sep, 2014

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