• 1 inch 122.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon XC10 advantages over Panasonic FZ300

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.20 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Higher extended ISO
    20000 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic FZ300 advantages over Canon XC10

  • Less expensive
    $495 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
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • 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
    600 mm vs 240 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lighter weight
    724g vs 1040g
    Lighter weight
  • 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
    12.3 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.
  • 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

  • Good image quality for its class; Improved ergonomics; Impressive new EVF and rear display; Versatile 24-600mm equivalent f/2.8 lens; Faster autofocus performance; 4K video and 4K Photo features.

  • Bulky camera body; Excessive default noise reduction applied at lower ISOs; Continuous autofocus performance is inconsistent.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Canon XC10
Panasonic FZ200
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ200
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $360
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Canon XC10
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic FZ300
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Headphone jack

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 FZ300
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Canon XC10
Sony RX10 II
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1131
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic FZ300
Sony RX10 II
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1131
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Canon XC10
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • NFC
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic FZ300
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1163
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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