As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon XC10 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs and pro digicams. The Canon XC10's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GH5 and the Lumix DMC-GH4) and Canon (such as 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, is newer (april 2015 vs june 2010) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, takes significantly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 20.9 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 14 fps), is much more expensive ($2,361.43 vs $597.99) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
1 year newer
$1,298

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (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 Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the XC10)

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

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and XC10

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
4 years older
$598 - $798

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 12 MP
  • Shoots faster: 12 fps vs 3.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the XC10)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and XC10

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm
  • Have external mic jacks
  • 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 high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,030k dots vs 1,228k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 42.2 MP) and has a significantly smaller sensor (1" 12.8x9.6mm vs full frame 35.8x23.9mm).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
1 year newer
$1,698 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,400 12-60mm lens

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

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

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and XC10

  • Good movie support: 4K @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • 24p support
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
1 year older
$998 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,746 45-150mm 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

  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: UHD @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • 24p support
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
similar age
$1,998 (body only)
$2,800 - $2,896 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7R II (vs the XC10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 12 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 7R II (vs the XC10)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the 7R II and XC10

  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: UHD @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • 24p support
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
1 year older
$1,993 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,798 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
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A7S and XC10

  • 24p support
  • Have external mic jacks

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"), takes significantly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 22.3 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 6 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1" 12.8x9.6mm vs full frame 36x24mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 years older
$2,499 (body only)
$3,499 24-105mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

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

common strengths of the 5D Mark III 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 significantly larger sensor (1" 12.8x9.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm), records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,030k dots vs 614k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), doesn't have a built-in flash, is significantly larger (large (125×102×122 mm) vs mid size (111×68×46 mm)), records less high-speed movies (120 fps vs 1,000 fps) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 30 fps).

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6
2 years older
$870

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 6 (vs the XC10)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×68×46 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 6 (vs the XC10)

  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D-Lux 6 and XC10

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Support external flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
4 years older
$487

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the XC10)

  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the XZ-1 and XC10

  • Support external flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Casio Exilim EX-10

Casio Exilim EX-10
1 year older
$874

Significant advantages of the EX-10 (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 3.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the EX-10 (vs the XC10)

  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the EX-10 and XC10

  • Have touch screens
  • Long exposures: 250 seconds vs 60 seconds