This review is devoted to XC10 that Canon has first introduced to the public in Apr 08, 2015. This model is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1" (12.8 x 9.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
In Large Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #447 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 39/100 and it takes a rank of #956 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Canon XC10 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon XC10. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Large Sensor Compact cameras.
Canon XC10 has the following external dimensions 125 x 125 x 122 mm (49.21 x 40.16 x 48.03″) with the weight of 1040 g.
The typical weight for average Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 393g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Canon XC10, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Canon XC10 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 122mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon XC10 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon XC10 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon XC10 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Canon XC10 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Canon XC10 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Canon XC10 boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1" (12.8 x 9.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor.
The base of Canon XC10 has the following ISO range 160 - 20000 .
Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Canon XC10. However, if you are looking specifically for a Large sensor compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .
Canon XC10 features a 12.0 MP 1" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Canon XC10 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1" sensor featured in Canon XC10 with other standard sensor sizes.
Canon XC10 is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.
This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.
Some of the other highlights of Canon XC10 are its 3.8 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Unlike some other cameras from this category, XC10 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.
In addition, XC10 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Canon XC10, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Canon XC10 allows you to save files in XF-AVC and H.264 formats.
Canon XC10 supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.
Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of XC10.
In addition, Canon XC10 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone and, since it comes with a port for external headphones, we can call Canon XC10 a perfect camera for high-quality videography purposes.
One more advantage of Canon XC10 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.
In addition, XC10 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect XC10 with suitable external devices.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon XC10’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon XC10’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the XC10 to the average Compact camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon XC10 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 75. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon XC10 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon XC10 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 3. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon XC10 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon XC10 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 37. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon XC10 can be called a 37 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon XC10 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 99. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon XC10 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Canon XC10 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 25. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon XC10 can be called a 25 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Apr 08, 2015|
|Body Type||Large sensor compact|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||8|
|Screen Resolution||1k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||3.8 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||no built-in flash|
|Sensor Dimensions||12.8 x 9.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||122.88 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Max Native ISO||20,000|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||160|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||9|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||4K UHD 3840 x 2160 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p) 1280 x 720 (120p, 100p)|
|Max Video Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Video Formats||XF-AVC, H.264|
|Physical Dimensions||125 x 102 x 122 mm|
|Storage Type||CFast, SD/SDHC/SDXC|