- 12MP - 1" Sensor
- 3" Tilting Screen
- ISO 160 - 20000
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 3840 x 2160 video
- 24-241mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
- 1040g - 125 x 102 x 122mm
- Revealed April 2015
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon XC10 overview
Canon XC10 is Canon's Large Sensor Compact digital camera initially revealed on April of 2015. It includes a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS 1" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The XC10 stands at #51 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #426 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to check out our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your personalized factors.
Below is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon XC10 Gallery
You can look at the XC10 from several angles in the gallery here.
Canon XC10 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pros and cons of the Canon XC10 based on criterias which are generally viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Canon XC10 Sensor information
The Canon XC10 features the DIGIC DV5 processor. The sensor measurement on the Canon XC10 is 12.8mm x 9.6mm (1"). The 123 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor boasts 12 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 160 to 20000. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath displays the XC10's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The XC10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.8 and is showcased in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon XC10 dimensions
Canon XC10 weighs in at 2.29 pounds (1,040 grams or 36.68 ounces) and features outer size of 125mm x 102mm x 122mm (4.9" x 4.0" x 4.8"). The weight of normal Large Sensor Compact camera is 392 grams and the Canon XC10 is heavier as compared with its rivals.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Underneath is a shot of the Canon XC10 alongside a soda to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the XC10.
Canon XC10 Lens information
The XC10 offers a fixed lens having a focal range of 24-241mm giving it a 10.0 x zoom which isn't perfect however it will be helpful in certain situations.
At it's widest 24mm, it provides an aperture of f2.8 making it fairly sluggish and not very good in low light situations and you will struggle to capture good bokeh. You would also have to raise your ISO setting which results in noisy photos. For the long end, 241mm comes with f5.6 which is pretty slow and you will have to use slower shutter speeds.
Canon XC10 Connectivity
The XC10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to copy files and oftentimes alter settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
A few apps also allow a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external monitor. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Canon XC10 Video information
The maximum video resolution on the Canon XC10 is 3840 x 2160 and it can record in XF-AVC and H.264 file format. 2160p will provide a fantastic resolution for video recording. You will be able to downsample to Full HD to get better results. Be mindful of the massive file sizes and ensure you have high quality SD cards with good write speeds. The body does feature both headphone and microphone port making it really valuable while capturing audio.
Canon XC10 Weather Sealing
Canon XC10 doesn't have weather sealing so damp conditions can easily affect the camera.
Canon XC10 Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon XC10 includes a 3" tilting display having a resolution of 1k dots.
Moreover the display is touch friendly so you will be able to shift focus points and change settings with your finger.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder details regarding Canon XC10 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders will be quite useful.
Canon XC10 Shutter information
Canon XC10 has the ability to shoot continuously at 3.8 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon XC10 Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon XC10 has got external flash ability but is lacking built-in flash.
Canon XC10 Autofocus information
Canon XC10 has got only Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and precise as compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera includes Face detection making it useful for people photography.
The AF system includes 9 focus points to pick from. Canon XC10 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to switch focus points. It also boasts Tracking AF for things on the move. Canon XC10 has got manual focus if needed in low light situations or you want to have more exact focus control.
Canon XC10 Battery life
The general Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U comes with the highest possible (450) battery life in this category of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Large Sensor Compact cameras with the highest battery life:
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Canon XC10 for specific styles of photography
The following illustration displays a summation of the Canon XC10 for specific styles of photography. To view more, check out the specific section underneath.
Canon XC10 Portrait photography features
The Canon XC10 gets a score of 50 which is modest, and means the camera is reasonably appropriate to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor size, RAW support along with the capability to work with off-camera flash.
Street photography with Canon XC10
Coming in at a modest points tally of 56, the Canon XC10 is reasonably acceptable for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon XC10 Sports photography details
A reasonable sports photography points total of 47 means the Canon XC10 is fairly acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have very good autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon XC10 Travel photography details
Size is extremely crucial when selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Canon XC10 gets a subpar 43 as a travel camera which is not suitable to purchase for your trips.
Landscape photography with Canon XC10
If you find yourself looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Canon XC10 with it's decent rating of 50 as a landscape camera is reasonably acceptable within the current market.
Vlogging with Canon XC10
A vlogging camera really should come with a moving screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Canon XC10 is not suitable for vlogging as it comes to a subpar rating of 28.
Canon XC10 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the XC10, here is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the class of Large Sensor Compact.
The line chart followed below shows you a summary of the XC10 versus it's top scoring rivals suggested above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may look into as alternate options. To check out a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.