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Canon XC10 for selfies?

The Canon XC10 has a flexibly attached rear LCD. However, the screen can not be turned to be front-facing, and, thus, cannot be used to monitor the framing when taking selfies or during v-logging. That said, the flexibility of the LCD's attachment will be very welcome for odd-angle shots.

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Flexible screen on the XC10

In terms of size and resolution, the rear LCD of the Canon XC10 measures 3.0 inches and offers a resolution of 1,030,000 dots. The panel is touch sensitive.

Canon XC10 Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
Top-Level Screen no Top Display
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 3.0 inch
LCD Resolution 1030k dots
LCD Attachment Tilting screen
Touch Input Touchscreen

Back side of the Canon XC10 with LCD

XC10 and credit card rear side

As can be seen from the rear-side image, the 3.0-inch LCD occupies a large part of the backside of the camera. For comparison, the diagonal on a standard credit card measures 4 inches.


Camera to camera comparisons

The Canon XC10 is a fixed lens compact camera that was revealed to the public in April 2015 and is equipped with an one-inch sensor. It offers a resolution of 12 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $2,499.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Canon XC10 to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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LCD and Other Feature Comparison
#   Camera
(Type or
000 dots)
(inch/000 dots)
Canon XC10none n3.0 / 1030 tilting Y 1/2000s 3.8/s n Y
Canon G7 X Mark IInone n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 8.0/s Y Y
Canon G5 X2360 n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/2000s 5.9/s Y Y
Canon G9 Xnone n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 6.0/s Y Y
Canon G1 X Mark IIoptional n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 5.2/s Y Y
Canon G7 Xnone n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 6.5/s Y Y
Canon SX60922 n3.0 / 922 swivel n 1/2000s 6.4/s Y Y
Fujifilm X302360 n3.0 / 920 tilting n 1/4000s 12.0/s Y Y
Nikon P900921 n3.0 / 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0/s Y Y
Panasonic FZ20002360 n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 12.0/s Y Y
Panasonic LX1002764 n3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/4000s 11.0/s n Y
Note: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.

It is worthwhile pointing out that the XC10 has a touchscreen. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, when trying to adjust the focus point.

In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.


    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Canon XC10
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 24-240mm f/2.8-5.6
    Launch Date April 2015
    Launch Price USD 2 499
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format 1" Sensor
    Sensor Size 12.8 x 9.6 mm
    Sensor Area 123 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 16 mm
    Crop Factor 2.75x
    Sensor Resolution 12 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4 000 x 3 000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.20 μm
    Pixel Density 9.77 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 20 000 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC DV5
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1030k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen
    V-logging Friendliness No front-flip
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 3.8 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CFAST or SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in
    Body Specs
    Battery Type LP-E6N power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)370 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 125 x 102 x 122 mm
    (4.9 x 4.0 x 4.8 in)
    Camera Weight 1 040 g (36.7 oz)

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