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Canon Legria/Vixia XA10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and zoom. The portability and image quality also get good comments, but there are some less positive comments about the features and viewfinder.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, value for money

viewfinder, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria/Vixia XA10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 49 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Legria/Vixia XA10

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Canon Legria/Vixia XA10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, build quality, portability, battery, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon XA10Canon XA 10

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Field Test: Canon XA10

 

The XA10 has a boxy kind of look to it that speaks professional - functional rather than sleek. Landcruiser rather than Porche in its looks. Canon managed to get the test camera to us in time for two weeks camping and four wheel driving through...

Too many things to list

Viewfinder doesn't tilt ; Would like more external switches

I have to say I'm seriously impressed. I want one and I want one now. The good news for those on a budget is that there is a domestic version (the G10) for nearly $1000 less than the XA10 costs. The only real differences are it doesn't have the handle,...

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Canon XA10 review

 

Secondary controls can be found on the handle that, if you're not intending on attaching an XLR-based microphone, can be detached. The secondary zoom control and record button are extremely helpful for low angle shooting, or just tracking a subject in...

If you’ve got the cash, and the desire, the Canon XA10 is acamcorder with few flaws. The zoom is impressively versatile and controls easy to access, with only the small viewfinder a significant negative, dwarfed by the likes of the huge storage...

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As good as it gets at this price point

 

Shooting events for broadcast on local cable and youtube, it has worked great.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Great Picture Quality","Large Clear LCD","Zoom range\/performance

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Best camera for the price

 

Great cam

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound

Limited Zoom

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Just what I needed

 

Using this for in-studio, well-lit TV shoot. Fantastic.

Easy to Use","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Large Clear LCD","Small and light","XLR inputs are invaluable

None yet after 2 uses

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Great camera for the price point

 

I like it, if you need a good run and gun camera with a nice HD image here it is.

Easy to Use","Great Picture Quality","Large Clear LCD

Touch screen for all menu

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What a camera!!!!!

 

We bought the xa10 for filming from our bowstands,,the camera's pre setup. ease of use, and being as compact, and the powerhouse of great features makes it one of the best investments we have made to date!!! The camera will give any novice the true...

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

For The Money "none

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What a camera!!!!!

 

We bought the xa10 for filming from our bowstands,,the camera's pre setup. ease of use, and being as compact, and the powerhouse of great features makes it one of the best investments we have made to date!!! The camera will give any novice the true...

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Zoom range/performance

For The Money "none

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This lil boss is a production beast!

 

This is Mostly being used for 2 different tv shows both are run and gun reality shows . Mostly used on a manfrotto fig rig. So far we are loving it.

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Great Picture Quality ; Zoom range/performance

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This lil boss is a production beast!

 

This is Mostly being used for 2 different tv shows both are run and gun reality shows . Mostly used on a manfrotto fig rig. So far we are loving it.

Easy to Use ; Good Image Stabilization ; Great Picture Quality ; Zoom range/performance

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Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
3 Chip Technic: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
Chip Type:CMOS
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
Sensor Size:1/3''
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
DLNA certified: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Near Field Communication: No
PC Streaming: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB:No / Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / LCD
Resolution:Full HD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:Camcorder / LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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