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July saw the release of Canon's exciting new XC10 4K camera, which Prokit now officially has in stock.

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.

We've had a play with the new 'hybrid' camcorder and are impressed with the following:

  • It's face recognition option
  • A selection of slow and fast motion recording modes – up to 1/4x slow motion in HD – as well as interval shooting
  • A 12-stop Wide Dynamic Range, providing vivid detail in both highlights and shadows
  • It's 7.66cm vari-angle touch LCD
  • It's versatile 27.3-273mm focal range (35mm equivalent, in video mode)

Moreover, the XC10 is also Wi-Fi compatible, enabling remote control of key features via a browser, smartphone or tablet – securing its position as an essential part of any Cinema EOS video shooter’s toolkit.

We paired the new 'hybrid' camera with one of our G2X gimbals by Defy, which in our opinion, is the perfect match!

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In April we hosted an XC10 Open Day which gave attendees the chance to take a first-look at the camera. The overall feedback Canon received from delegates on the day was good.

A sales representative for Canon 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.”

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You can order an XC10 from the Prokit website today, but you can also pop into our Chiswick showroom to take a look at this neat little 'hybrid' camcorder for yourself...

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In the meantime, here's a short introduction to the 4K camera in question which we produced ourselves.