• 1 inch 122.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 819,200

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Differences

Canon XC10 advantages over Pentax KP

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Pentax KP advantages over Canon XC10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.91 vs 3.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    75 mm vs 122 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    699g vs 1040g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 1/2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.1 fps vs 3.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/24000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    819200 vs 20000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Canon XC10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Pentax KP
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Canon XC10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Pentax KP
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Canon XC10
Sony RX10 II
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Pentax KP
Sony RX10 II
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon D5600

Canon XC10
Nikon D5600
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Pentax KP
Nikon D5600
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon T7i

Canon XC10
Canon T7i
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Pentax KP
Canon T7i
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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