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Canon-xa10.32670879
8.1 out of 10

Canon XA10

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Reviews and Problems with Canon XA10

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Promises but doesn't deliver

Adam W, Canon
7 May 2013
  • Pros: Compact Design, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
  • Cons: Poor image quality, Short battery life, Poor Color Reproduction, Poor sound/audio, inconsistent performance
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Overall 2
2.0

Promises but doesn't deliver

Adam W, Adorama
7 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I purchased the XA10 for it's pro-quality image output and, due to the type of shooting I mainly do, it’s accuracy on auto as it is described as having very accurate auto-features for face and subject tracking and for coping with changing lighting conditions etc - 'Smart Auto'. These features are important to me as I shoot almost completely outdoors and I film myself so obviously manual control of focusing etc is out of the question.
  • Pros: Compact design, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
  • Cons: Inconsistent Performance, poor color reproduction, Poor image quality, Poor sound/audio, Short battery life
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Overall 2
2.0

terrible workflow

the shoe, B&H Photo
13 October 2012
  • Excerpt: the file format AVCHD is the only format this camera supports. The result is compressed files with all your clips neatly placed inside. the trouble is that if you want to sort clips your forced to render them from software and very time consuming process. If you like to waste time choose this camera.
  • Pros: Love The Remote
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Overall 2
2.0

Focus issues

Steve K, Adorama
7 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I purchased this product back in November of 2011 and everything seemed fine and I was happy with it. A couple of months ago when editing a video I noticed that some weird focusing issues were occurring. I then sent the unit back for service and the focus issue still exists. I haven't seen anyone else explain that they have a focus issue but mine is very evident. Maybe I got a bad unit?
  • Pros: A lot of features, Compact Size
  • Cons: face detction focus doesn't work, problems focusing, servicing item didn't fix problem
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Focus issues

Steve K, Canon
7 April 2012
  • Pros: a lot of features, compact size
  • Cons: problems focusing, face detction focus doesn't work, servicing item didn't fix problem
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Overall 2
2.0

Focusing issues...

Steve K, B&H Photo
7 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I purchased this product back in November of 2011 and everything seemed fine and I was happy with it. A couple of months ago when editing a video I noticed that some weird focusing issues were occurring. I then sent the unit back for service and the focus issue still exists. I haven't seen anyone else explain that they have a focus issue but mine is very evident. Maybe I got a bad unit?
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: Focus issues, Poor Image Quality
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Overall 2
2.0

Why?????????????

trying hard, B&H Photo
10 March 2012
  • Excerpt: i record live music, solved my issues with XLR features, manual volume control, attenuation. great picture quality. the bad... why do they only include file utility for pc based computers? i have spent three days trying to develop strategy for transferring my files. still not there. have new mac book pro with quad processor. no support, no help. my built in memory is almost full and i still don't know how to save my raw footage safely.
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Overall 2
2.0

its insane that the mic controls rattle!

jjr, B&H Photo
8 March 2012
  • Excerpt: this beautiful little camera - has one totally insane design flaw. when you move the camera - the switches that set the mic info - line, phantom, etc. RATTLE audibly ! It is so STUPID.
  • Pros: Great Picture Quality
  • Cons: Poor Sound
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor quality control, flawed product

Mike G., B&H Photo
27 December 2011
  • Excerpt: This is my second canon product that I've bought new within a year that has had problems straight from the box. The first was a 7D with bad cf and battery assemblies. This has the dreaded rattling switches that everyone is reporting. There is also another flaw that I noticed on my xa10: zooming when the lens is stopped down(closing the aperture/iris) I've noticed exposure flickering - this is in manual mode with a typical 180 shutter angle and f4.0 or smaller w/wo auto...
  • Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light
  • Cons: Limited Zoom, Poor Image Quality
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Overall 2
2.0

Excellent camcorder; quality control terrible

temp, Amazon
15 December 2011
  • Summary: I hate to rate this one star but I want to get Canon's attention. The handle with XLR inputs on the copy I got rattles terribly (audible across a large room in a normal-- i.e., not quiet-- environment). I'd heard this was occasionally a problem but from the reviews it seemed like a bad batch had gotten through but was now corrected. I can say definitively this is not the case.
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