As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon XC10 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs, pro digicams, boutiques and digicams. The Canon XC10's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GH5 and the Lumix DMC-FZ300) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS and the EOS 5D Mark III)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon XC10 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a touch screen, has a slightly larger sensor (1" 12.8x9.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm), has an external mic jack, is newer (april 2015 vs january 2013) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 10 fps), is slightly heavier (1,040 g vs 691 g), is much more expensive ($2,006.26 vs $530.39) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
similar age
$1,198

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 II (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 12 MP
  • Shoots significantly faster: 14 fps vs 3.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 II (vs the XC10)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 II and XC10

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly lighter: 595 g vs 1,040 g
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the XC10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the SX50 HS and XC10

  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 months newer
$382 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Shoots significantly faster: 12 fps vs 3.8 fps
  • Significantly lighter: 691 g vs 1,040 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the XC10)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and XC10

  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
similar age
$530 - $849

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 12 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the XC10)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the G3 X and XC10

  • Have touch screens
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SL1000 (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly lighter: 659 g vs 1,040 g
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SL1000 (vs the XC10)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the SL1000 and XC10

  • Each supports an external flash

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon XC10 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 120fps), records even higher-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,030k dots vs 1,620k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 20.2 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 12 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
1 year newer
$1,498 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,198 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the XC10)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,030k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the XC10)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and XC10

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the XC10)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 120fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and XC10

  • Have external mic jacks

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
1 year older
$1,998 (body only)
$2,598 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7S (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7S (vs the XC10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the A7S and XC10

  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

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2 years newer
$1,938 - $2,298 (body only)
$3,017 - $5,567 12mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the XC10)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the XC10)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5S and XC10

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
2 years older
$864 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Shoots significantly faster: 20 fps vs 3.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the XC10)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and XC10

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
1 year older
$749 - $998 (body only)
$1,524 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the XC10)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the XC10)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and XC10

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon XC10 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,030k dots vs 1,620k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 30.1 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 6.5 fps) and has a much smaller sensor (1" 12.8x9.6mm vs full frame 36x24mm).

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 years older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 12 MP
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the XC10)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and XC10

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
6 months older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 12 MP
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the XC10)

  • No touch screen
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the D750 and XC10

  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
1 year newer
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 12 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,030k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the XC10)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and XC10

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon XC10 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a touch screen, has an external mic jack, supports an external flash and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), doesn't have a built-in flash, is significantly larger (large (125×102×122 mm) vs mid size (106×61×42 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 24 fps).

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
6 months newer
$588 - $699

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (112×76×44 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the XC10)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the PowerShot G5 X and XC10

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
10 months newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (106×61×42 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the XC10)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and XC10

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA

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3 years newer
$998

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the XC10)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No touch screen
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA and XC10

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm
  • Flip-out screens

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon XC10 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (10x vs 3.1x), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.7), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,030k dots vs 2,100k dots), is significantly larger (large (125×102×122 mm) vs standard size (115×66×64 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 30.1 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 12 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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3 years newer
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the XC10)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Much smaller: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 3.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the XC10)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 10x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and XC10

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 10x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon EOS R

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3 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the XC10)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 9
  • Larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the XC10)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS R and XC10

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS RP

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3 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the XC10)

  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (133×85×70 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)
  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 9
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.9x24mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the XC10)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS RP and XC10

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Leica Q2

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3 years newer
$4,995

Significant advantages of the Q2 (vs the XC10)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 3.8 fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 46.7 MP vs 12 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Q2 (vs the XC10)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Q2 and XC10

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
6 months older
$538 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the XC10)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Much smaller: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)
  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 3.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the XC10)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 10x
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and XC10

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 10x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Z6

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3 years newer
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the XC10)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)
  • Shoots much faster: 12 fps vs 3.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the XC10)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Z6 and XC10

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon XC10 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a touch screen, has a significantly larger sensor (1" 12.8x9.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm), has an external mic jack and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is significantly larger (large (125×102×122 mm) vs mid size (102×58×43 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 24 fps), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has much fewer focus points (9 vs 315).

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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2 years newer
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)
  • Much lighter: 300 g vs 1,040 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the XC10)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and XC10

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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3 years newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (102×58×43 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 3.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the XC10)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and XC10

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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3 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)
  • Much lighter: 299 g vs 1,040 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the XC10)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and XC10

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens