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Canon XC10

Canon XC10
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Canon XC10 review: specs and price

Canon XC10

Why is Canon XC10 better than the average?

  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    12MPvs9.8MP
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs53470.59fps
  • Battery power
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    1865mAhvs1418.85mAh
  • Screen size
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    3"vs2.68"
  • Minimum focal length
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    24mmvs29.72mm
  • Exposure time
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    60svs4s
  • Movie bitrate
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    305Mbpsvs46Mbps
  • Sensor size
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    12.8 x 9.6mmvs73.31mm

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Design

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.weight

1.04kg

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.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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.width

152mm

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

Videography

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Optics

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.
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
This allows you to manually set the ISO level.
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.
This allows you to manually set the exposure.
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.

Audio

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
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.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

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