81points

Canon XC10

86points

Sony FDR-AX33

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Sony FDR-AX33
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Canon XC10 vs Sony FDR-AX33

Canon XC10
Sony FDR-AX33

Why is Canon XC10 better than Sony FDR-AX33?

  • Has manual ISO
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  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • Has timelapse function
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  • 3mm narrower
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    152mmvs155mm
  • Has a remote control
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  • Has AF tracking
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  • 5.8mm shorter minimum focal length
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    24mmvs29.8mm
  • Has a hot shoe
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Why is Sony FDR-AX33 better than Canon XC10?

  • 1.72x more megapixels (main camera)
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    20.6MPvs12MP
  • 1.78x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1920 x 60fpsvs2160 x 30fps
  • 5.09% more battery power
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    1960mAhvs1865mAh
  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • 385g lighter
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    655gvs1040g
  • 15.79x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    60fpsvs3.8fps
  • 51mm thinner
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    71mmvs122mm
  • 54.33% less body volume
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    863.89cm³vs1891.488cm³

Price comparison

Canon XC10

ProductStorePrice
Canon XC10 AmazonCanon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder Bod...Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder Body Only
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$1,599.00

Sony FDR-AX33

ProductStorePrice
Sony FDR-AX33 AmazonSony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handy...Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
Amazon logo
$639.99

Design

1.has a touch screen
Canon XC10
Sony FDR-AX33
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.weight

1.04kg

655g

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"

3"

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

122mm

71mm

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.volume

1891.49cm³

863.89cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.width

152mm

155mm

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

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

1920 x 60fps

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.
2.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon XC10
Sony FDR-AX33
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
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Sony FDR-AX33
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.
4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon XC10
Sony FDR-AX33
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
5.Has timelapse function
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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.
6.continuous shooting at high resolution

3.8fps

60fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP

20.6MP

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 a BSI sensor
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A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
3.has a brand lens
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The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
4.has built-in optical image stabilization
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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.
5.has manual ISO
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Sony FDR-AX33
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
6.has manual exposure
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This allows to manually set the exposure.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
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Sony FDR-AX33
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
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Sony FDR-AX33
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.
4.Has a zoom microphone
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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.
5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Sony FDR-AX33
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Canon XC10
Sony FDR-AX33
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.battery power

1865mAh

1960mAh

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.
3.has an external memory slot
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Sony FDR-AX33
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.
4.has a battery level indicator
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Sony FDR-AX33
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony FDR-AX33
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
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Sony FDR-AX33
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi
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Sony FDR-AX33
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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Sony FDR-AX33
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.
4.Has a remote control
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Sony FDR-AX33
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.has NFC
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Sony FDR-AX33
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
6.Has a hot shoe
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Sony FDR-AX33
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Price comparison

Canon XC10

ProductStorePrice
Canon XC10 AmazonCanon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder Bod...Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder Body Only
Amazon logo
$1,599.00

Sony FDR-AX33

ProductStorePrice
Sony FDR-AX33 AmazonSony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handy...Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
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$639.99

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