49points

Canon XA10

60points

Canon XA20

Canon XA10
Canon XA20
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41 facts in comparison

Canon XA10 vs Canon XA20

Canon XA10
Canon XA20
49
points
Canon XA10
60
points
Canon XA20

Why is Canon XA10 better than Canon XA20?

  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • Has manual gain
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  • Has touch autofocus
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  • Has a zoom microphone
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  • Has stereo speakers
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  • Has manual shutter speed
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Why is Canon XA20 better than Canon XA10?

  • 44.93% more megapixels (main camera)
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    3MPvs2.07MP
  • Has a removable battery
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  • Has a 24p cinema mode
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  • Has manual ISO
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  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 55g lighter
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    765gvs820g
  • Has manual white balance
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  • Has an external memory slot
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Price comparison

Canon XA10

Buy used:

$759.95

ProductStorePrice
Canon XA10 AmazonCanon VIXIA HF R800 Portable Video Camer...Canon VIXIA HF R800 Portable Video Camera Camcorder with Audio Input(Microphone),3.0-Inch Touch Panel LCD, Digic DV 4 Image Processor, 57x Advanced Zoom, and Full HD CMOS Sensor, Black
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$249.99

Canon XA20

Buy used:

$793.01

ProductStorePrice
Canon XA20 AmazonCanon XA40 Professional Video Camcorder,...Canon XA40 Professional Video Camcorder, Black
Amazon logo
$1,699.00
Canon XA20 walmartAdvanced Accessory Package For Canon XA1...Advanced Accessory Package For Canon XA10 XA20 XA25 XA30 XA35 XF100 XF105 XH A1 XH A1S XH G1 XH G1S XF300 XF305 GL1 GL2 HD Professional Camcorders
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$149.09

Design

1.has a touch screen
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.weight

820g

765g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.screen size

3.5"

3.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.thickness

205mm

182mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.Has a flip-out screen
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
6.height

177mm

84mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Videography

1.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.supports AVCHD format
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
4.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)

2.07MP

3MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has manual ISO
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
4.has a CMOS sensor
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
5.has manual white balance
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
6.has manual gain
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
This allows to manually set the gain.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
3.Has a zoom microphone
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.has an external memory slot
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.has a battery level indicator
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an HDMI output
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
3.Has a remote control
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.Has a hot shoe
Canon XA10
Canon XA20
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Price comparison

Canon XA10

Buy used:

$759.95

ProductStorePrice
Canon XA10 AmazonCanon VIXIA HF R800 Portable Video Camer...Canon VIXIA HF R800 Portable Video Camera Camcorder with Audio Input(Microphone),3.0-Inch Touch Panel LCD, Digic DV 4 Image Processor, 57x Advanced Zoom, and Full HD CMOS Sensor, Black
Amazon logo
$249.99

Canon XA20

Buy used:

$793.01

ProductStorePrice
Canon XA20 AmazonCanon XA40 Professional Video Camcorder,...Canon XA40 Professional Video Camcorder, Black
Amazon logo
$1,699.00
Canon XA20 walmartAdvanced Accessory Package For Canon XA1...Advanced Accessory Package For Canon XA10 XA20 XA25 XA30 XA35 XF100 XF105 XH A1 XH A1S XH G1 XH G1S XF300 XF305 GL1 GL2 HD Professional Camcorders
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$149.09

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