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Canon XC10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Canon XC10. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the battery and image quality are generally positive. The portability and design are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the price. Many are negative about the durability.

usability, design, portability, image quality, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XC10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : James Morris (

Canon XC10


The XC10 is Canon's entry-level Cinema EOS camera. However, it's a rather different beast compared to other members of the Cinema EOS range, such as the C100.

Brilliant 4K image quality ; Built-in lens offers 10x zoom ; Better 12-megapixel stills than most camcorders

Non-interchangeable lens ; 4K only recorded to expensive CFast 2.0 cards ; No XLR audio inputs

The Canon XC10 isn't quite the DSLR-camcorder hybrid it promises to be, but it shoots great 4K footage.

Dec, 2015

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Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review


The Canon XC10 is a hybrid still/video camera which features a 12MP, 1"-type CMOS sensor, 24-240mm equivalent lens, 4K/UHD video capture at up to 305Mbps and a video-centric design with a fully articulating LCD. We've taken a look at both its still and...

At NAB 2015, I had the opportunity to interview Canon’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Masaya Maeda. When I asked him about Canon’s expectations for the XC10 he was a little vague. 'We developed this small 4K camera so that the users themselves...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Canon thinks different about 4K recording with XC10


The latecomer's first foray into prosumer 4K video looks like Frankenstein's megazoom, but it's got a relatively large 1-inch sensor and a clever new design.

Apr, 2015

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Canon XC10 Review


If you're a professional, the time has come for a 4K upgrade! Most consumers might not yet have made the upgrade to a 4K display, but there's a big push behind the ultra high-definition standard, and even if you're producing plain old high-def content,...

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Awesome 4K Stealth Camera/Pocket Cam!


I bought this for the image quality and am not disappointed.

Jan, 2016

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Most Misunderstood Camera of 2015


I am a professional shooter, and bought the Canon XC10 (from B&H) to use along with my C100 Mark II, and FS700R/Odyssey 7Q. Sorry about the long review...;)

Jan, 2016

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Nice camera with HUGE workflow issues


I really, really wanted to like this camera. It's a nice size and weight, and is customizable enough to make work in run-and-gun situations (shooting in-car ridealongs) that I would need it to. The autofocus (as you might expect) is VERY slow on the...

Dec, 2015

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Enjoying the new Canon XC10


I have been using this little monster a lot lately. But first let me address some issues that have been spread about it on the internet. First, people say ISO adjustment is hard to do. They say you cant adjust it from the wheel on top. Well there is a...

Nov, 2015

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Expensive but worth it!


I've been filming with the C300 for the past couple of years and love the camera. The XC10 is the perfect add-on to the C300! It's a fantastic camera that matches the footage of a C300 without a doubt! I purchased the camera for more intimate moments,...

Oct, 2015

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Shows promise, but too many problems.


I'm a one person operation that shoots a lot of green screen footage. The XC10 looked like it checked a lot of boxes for me: 422 color (good for keying), very portable, great ergonomics, 4K for framing in post, etc. Once I had the chance to work with...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LPCM
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz


Battery Capacity:1865
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E6N
Battery voltage:7.2


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
GPS (satellite): No
Image processor:DIGIC DV V
Minimum illumination:0.05
Remotely operated: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Silver
Heavy metals free:Hg (mercury),Pb (lead)
LED indicators: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):30000
Product colour:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Backlight type:W-LED
Built-in Display: Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic):10000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):600:1
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display brightness (typical):200
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):54.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display resolution (numeric):1030000
Display sRGB:Y
Display Technology:LCD
HD type:Full HD
Horizontal scan range:30 - 83
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Panel Type:TFT
Pixel pitch:0.248 x 0.248
Response Time:5
Separate H/V sync:Y
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Sync-on-green (SOG):Y
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes
Vertical scan range:56 - 76
Viewable size, horizontal:47.7
Viewable size, vertical:26.8
Viewing angle, horizontal:90
Viewing angle, vertical:65


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Height adjustment:N
LED indicators:Operation,Stand-by
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
On/off switch:Y
Panel mounting interface:100 x 100
Plug and Play:Y
Tilt adjustment:Y
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20
VESA mounting:Y


Closest focusing distance:0.5
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):12
Effective megapixels (movie):8.29
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:13.36

Lens System

Filter Size:5.8
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):27.3 - 273
Focal length range (f-f):8.9 - 89
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Maximum aperture number:2.8 / 5.6
Minimum aperture number:2.8 / 5.6
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:160, 20000 / 20000, 160, 320, 640, 1250, 2500, 5000, 10000


Built-in Camera:N
Built-in speaker(s):N
TV tuner integrated:N


Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 12192
Operating altitude:0 - 3658
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Relative humidity:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Other features

Recyclable packaging material:100
Regulatory Approvals:BSMI, CE Mark, FCC Class B, SEMKO, TCO certified, TUV/ISO9241-307, cETLus, EAC, INMETRO
USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Included memory card size:128
Lens hood: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Shoulder strap: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:107
Package height:414
Package weight:3.87
Package width:555


Mac operating systems supported:Y
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (max):25.63
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):21.63


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:CFast, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:128
Memory slots:2

Technical Details

Number of diaphragm blades:8

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Pre-record: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p, 2160p, 720p
Video formats supported:XF-AVC


Viewfinder Type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2 / 12.2
Depth (with stand):213
Height :10.2 / 12.2
Height (with stand):376
Weight (with stand):2.61
Width (with stand):503

White balance

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