As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon XC10 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and pro digicams. The Canon XC10's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the EOS 6D) and Sony (such as the Alpha a6500 and the Alpha 7S II)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon XC10 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has a touch screen, has a marginally larger sensor (1" 12.8x9.6mm vs 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm), is newer (april 2015 vs september 2014) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, takes slightly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 14 fps), is slightly heavier (1,040 g vs 813 g) and is much more expensive ($2,419.39 vs $1,187.89).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
1 year newer
$1,298 - $1,398

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 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

  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: UHD @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 120 fps

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
6 months older
$1,192 - $1,195

Significant advantages of the V-Lux (Typ 114) (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 12 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux (Typ 114) (vs the XC10)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the V-Lux (Typ 114) and XC10

  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: UHD @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
similar age
$1,198 - $1,296

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

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 12 MP
  • Shoots 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

  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: UHD @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 120 fps

Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4
2 years older

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 4 (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly lighter: 588 g vs 1,040 g
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 4 (vs the XC10)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs 1" 12.8x9.6mm

common strengths of the V-Lux 4 and XC10

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • You can plug a microphone into both of these

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 slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), takes much lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 24.3 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1" 12.8x9.6mm vs full frame 35.8x23.9mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years older
$999 - $1,029 (body only)
$1,399 - $1,999 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the XC10)

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

common strengths of the 6D and XC10

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 years older
$2,349 (body only)
$2,599 - $3,062 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)

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

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and XC10

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years older
$1,345 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the XC10)

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

common strengths of the 70D and XC10

  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
1 year newer
$2,949 - $3,099 (body only)
$3,399 - $3,999 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 larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
6 years older
$2,405 24-105mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

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

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and XC10

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
6 months older
$1,419 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,899 - $1,997 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (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 D750 (vs the XC10)

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

common strengths of the D750 and XC10

  • Flip-out screens

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon XC10 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs none), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,030k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 24 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1" 12.8x9.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has slightly fewer focus points (9 vs 19).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$295 - $549 (body only)
$350 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 4.8"
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 12 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the XC10)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,030k dots

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and XC10

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$439 (body only)
$500 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the XC10)

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

common strengths of the D5300 and XC10

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years older
$469 - $649 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 4.8"
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 12 MP

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (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 T5i and XC10

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100
8 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A100 (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much thinner: 2.8" vs 4.8"
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (133×95×71 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A100 (vs the XC10)

  • Does not take movies: None vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSLR-A100 and XC10

  • None found

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
1 year newer
$397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12 MP
  • Much thinner: 3" vs 4.8"

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the XC10)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,030k dots

common strengths of the D3400 and XC10

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
similar age
$519 (body only)
$599 - $649 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12 MP
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 4.8"

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the XC10)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the T6i and XC10

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,030k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

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 @ 60fps), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,030k dots vs 1,228k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 24 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1" 12.8x9.6mm vs APS-H 35.6x23.8mm) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
1 year newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the XC10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 12 MP
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 9
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the XC10)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and XC10

  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
1 year newer
$1,998 - $2,435 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,598 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)

  • 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

  • Good movie support: 4K @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • 24p support
  • Have touch screens

Sony Alpha 7S II

Sony Alpha 7S II
5 months newer
$2,198 - $2,398 (body only)
$3,741 24-70mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)

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

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the 7S II and XC10

  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
similar age
$1,998 (body only)
$2,776 - $2,998 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
  • Many more focus points: 399 vs 9

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

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

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
$1,998 (body only)
$2,538 30mm 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
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps

common strengths of the A7S and XC10

  • 24p support
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
4 months older
$1,210 - $1,398 (body only)
$1,598 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the XC10)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the XC10)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps

common strengths of the 7 II and XC10

  • 24p support
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon XC10 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has an external mic jack and supports an external flash.

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 (106×60×42 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 10 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (106×60×42 mm) vs Large (125×102×122 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the XC10)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and XC10

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds