As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon XC10 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs and digicams. The Canon XC10's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GH5 and the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 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 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 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 14 fps), is older (april 2015 vs march 2016) and is much more expensive ($2,354.83 vs $1,188.09).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

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

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 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (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 Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the XC10)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and XC10

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

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)

Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
6 months older
$1,111 - $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)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the V-Lux (Typ 114) 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 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 significantly 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 much lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 36.2 MP) and has a much smaller sensor (1" 12.8x9.6mm vs APS-H 35.6x23.8mm).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
1 year newer
$1,798 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,398 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

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
1 year older
$1,809 - $2,998 (body only)
$3,297 - $3,398 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the XC10)

  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 12 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (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 A7R and XC10

  • 24p support
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
10 months newer
$754 - $898 (body only)
$858 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the XC10)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much 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

  • Very high speed movies: 120 fps vs 120 fps
  • 24p support
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha 7S II

Sony Alpha 7S II
5 months newer
$2,398 (body only)
$3,300 - $3,441 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 A7S

Sony A7S
1 year older
$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

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
similar age
$1,998 (body only)
$2,640 - $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

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 significantly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 20.9 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
$949 - $999 (body only)
$1,449 - $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
$2,499 (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)

  • 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 60D

Canon EOS 60D
4 years older
$2,601 (body only)
$1,499 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the XC10)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (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 60D and XC10

  • Flip-out screens

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon XC10 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is slightly larger (large (125×102×122 mm) vs prosumer size (153×85×64 mm)), is thicker (4.8" vs 2.5"), is significantly heavier (1,040 g vs 410 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

HP Photosmart C500

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15 years older

Significant advantages of the C500 (vs the XC10)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly lighter: 410 g vs 1,040 g
  • Significantly thinner: 2.5" vs 4.8"

Significant disadvantages of the C500 (vs the XC10)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the C500 and XC10

  • None found