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Last month Prokit hosted another one of their popular open days at their showroom in Chiswick, West London.

The free event invited content creators of all abilities to the first showing in the UK of the exciting new Canon XC10 4K camera.

Unveiled only recently the compact video and digital stills camera features a specially developed 1” CMOS sensor, combined with Canon’s DIGIC DV5 image processor.

The XC10 can record UHDTV standard 4K footage, plus full HD footage with pro-standard 4:2:2 colour sampling for high-resolution performance.

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Furthermore, a number of fast and slow motion modes provide users with even more creative opportunities.

According to Canon, this newest member of the EOS family will suit existing Cinema EOS advocates as well as budding filmmakers.

During the open day, which took place on 30 April, Canon told us that many of the content creators they spoke to suggested that the camera would best suit them as a back-up-camera or to accompany a second unit.

A sales representative for Canon explained that the overall feedback the company received from delegates on the day was good.

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He told us: “People seemed to really like the durability of the camera. They also seemed keen on the fact that we are offering our customers an interchangeable viewfinder.”

He continued: “The camera’s XF-AVC H.264 codec can support recording in both 4K and Full HD quality. People I met liked this as well as the fact that the C-Log Gamma setting is the same as our C300 Mark II.”

The XC10, which has the same rechargeable battery as the 5D, is available to pre-order as part of a kit that includes a 128GB CFast 2.0 card and reader.

In concluding the day, a content creator attending the free event told us that the XC10, in their opinion was a “great camera for research purposes, anyone can operate it, it’s essentially a point and shoot.”

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Call or email to pre-order a new Canon XC10 (deposit £200).

Our next event is the Phil Coates Canon Workshop, click here for more details.