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Canon XA10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 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. People really like the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the battery.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality


We analyzed 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Canon XA10 from 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 Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the battery, while there are some less positive views about the memory.

portability, usability, price, image quality, size


90% of the reviews on 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 with SSE 8GB Pro Kit which includes .43x Wide Angle Lens, 2.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Videomaker (

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

Expert review by: (

Canon XA10 review


The XA10 will be of interest to professionals and purists alike

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Sam (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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HD type:Full HD