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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 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the battery and image quality are generally positive. The portability and design also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the durability. There are some mixed comments about the price.

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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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon XC10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon XC10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the zoom. The portability also gets good comments. Comments are divided on the price.

size, portability, zoom

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder 1" CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 5 ProcessorCanon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder 1" CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 5 Processor

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon XC10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Canon XC10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the image quality and viewfinder are generally positive. The portability and battery are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the price, and there are mixed views on the size and durability.

design, battery, portability, viewfinder, image quality


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon XC10 4K Professional CamcorderCanon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder

Mar, 2019

Expert review by (

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

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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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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

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

Consumer review (

Awesome 4K Stealth Camera/Pocket Cam!


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

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

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 performance:1865
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E6N
Battery voltage:7.2


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
GPS:No / O
GPS (satellite):N
Image processor:DIGIC DV V
Minimum illumination:0.05
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y


Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
Product color:Black


Built-in display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3 / 3.0
Display resolution (numeric):1030000
Touch screen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes


Closest Focusing Distance:19.7
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

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

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.07 - 10.7
Filter size:2.28
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.07 - 10.7
Focal length range (f-f):0.35 - 3.5
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


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

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-5 - 45

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
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

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
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


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 2.0, CFast, SD, SDHC, SDXC / CFast, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:128
Memory slots:2

Technical Details

Number of diaphragm blades:8


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


Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.02 / 4.8
Height:4.02 / 4.8

White Balance

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