• 1 inch 122.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon XC10 advantages over Panasonic FZ2500

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.20 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility

Panasonic FZ2500 advantages over Canon XC10

  • Less expensive
    $1094 vs $1999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 240 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 0 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.4 fps vs 3.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Rugged camera body with many physical controls; Generally excellent image quality & high ISO performance for its class; Versatile zoom lens; Fast and accurate autofocus; Unlimited 4K video recording; Fast full-res burst mode with generous buffers.

  • Continuous autofocus performance struggles at telephoto end; Slow buffer clearing (no UHS-II support); Lens produces soft corners at most focal lengths.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX10

Canon XC10
Sony RX10
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic FZ2500
Sony RX10
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Canon XC10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic FZ2500
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Canon XC10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic FZ2500
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Canon XC10
Sony RX10 II
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1165
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic FZ2500
Sony RX10 II
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1165
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon G3X

Canon XC10
Canon G3X
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • RAW file ability
Panasonic FZ2500
Canon G3X
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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