91points

Canon XC10

65points

Garmin Virb XE

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Canon XC10 vs Garmin Virb XE

Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE
91
points
65
points

Why is Canon XC10 better than Garmin Virb XE?

  • Has a 24p cinema mode
  • Has a brand lens
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has manual ISO
  • Has manual exposure
  • Has manual white balance
  • Has timelapse function

Why is Garmin Virb XE better than Canon XC10?

  • 3.33% more megapixels (main camera)
    12.4MPvs12MP
  • Has GPS
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Weather sealed
  • Is compatible with Android
  • 888.3g lighter
    151.7gvs1040g
  • 61.4mm shorter
    40.6mmvs102mm
  • 75mm narrower
    77mmvs152mm

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Design

1.Weather sealed
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.Is dustproof and water resistant
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

3.height

102mm

40.6mm

Best

Canon Legria Mini

22mm

4.has a touch screen
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

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

5.volume

1891.49cm³

115.04cm³

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15.2cm³

6.has a flip-out screen
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

1440 x 30fps

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.

Best

JVC GY-LS300

2160 x 150fps

2.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

3.Supports slow motion video recording
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE
4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.has a serial shot mode
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.

6.supports AVCHD format
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

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.

Optics

1.megapixels

12MP

12.4MP

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

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.

3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

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 manual white balance
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

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.

5.has a brand lens
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.

6.has manual ISO
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Audio

1.has a microphone in
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

2.has a stereo microphone
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nokia OZO

8

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

2.battery power

1865mAh

980mAh

Best

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta

6600mAh

3.has an external memory slot
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has GPS
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.has a HDMI output
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

3.Is compatible with Android
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

4.Has WiFi
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.can be controlled remotely
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

6.Is compatible with iOS
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Miscellaneous

1.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

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.

2.Has timelapse function
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

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.

3.Has a hot shoe
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon XC10
Garmin Virb XE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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