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Advantages of the Canon XC10

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
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Shoots very high resolution UHD (3840x2160) video but at a lower frame rate
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
1,030k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
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Size
Significantly smaller
127×94×48 mm vs 125×102×122 mm
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2.7x smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
1.9" vs 4.8"
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2.5x thinner
Weight
Much lighter
489 g vs 1,040 g
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2.1x lighter
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5 fps vs 3.8 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/2000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Daylight shooting only
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XC103.8 fps
              A7S5 fps
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              XC1012 MP
              A7S12.4 MP

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