Sanyo's Xacti series will allow users to capture both photos and video easily and Sanyo hope they'll be used to capture daily activities not just special events.
They can be used to share video online and be used to import images to portable media devices.
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Sanyo are pleased to announce the release of a new Full HD, Slim Type Dual Camera Xacti, VPC-CS1, which will become available in the UK during February 2010.
The Xacti series aims to provide customers with more enjoyable video experiences, by offering cameras that allow users to easily capture both photos and videos in daily life, rather than devices that are merely used to record important events. By utilising a convenient video format that can be easily handled on PC and Internet environments, and even on home TVs, Xacti cameras are more than just hardware for capturing, viewing, and saving images. They are convenient products for sharing videos online, on blogs or on other multi-media sites, and can easily import images to iPods and other portable media devices. The VPC-CS1 is undergoing certification to be compatible with iFrame, a next generation video format that has been designed to allow users to easily import, edit and share high quality video. Sanyo is offering new ways to enjoy images after they are captured, and the Dual Cameras have been well received by consumers all over the world.
Now, Sanyo has introduced a new Xacti model with a much greater degree of portability in a compact, lightweight and slim design, in order to expand the use of Full HD cameras. It is a new style of video camera that can record events as well as capture unforgettable scenes or single frames from daily life in Full HD, just as easily as taking a snapshot.
1. New style of Dual Camera with the world’s smallest, lightest and thinnest super-slim body
2. Easily captures beautiful Full HD videos
- Product development for the Xacti series has been carried out with an emphasis on a compact design that can be taken anywhere and anytime, using the concept of a handy device for recording the moments of daily life.
- In order to make the new Xacti even more compact than previous models, Sanyo has developed a slim sensor module and a new super slim lens.
- With its compact size (approx. 126 cc in volume), lightweight design (approx. 142 g), and slim body (27 mm in thickness) for superior portability, the VPC-CS1 is a new style of video camera that will radically expand the situations where it can be used.
- Not only it features a super slim and compact body, but also the VPC-CS1 can capture Full HD videos with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
- The video format used for this model is MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, which is easy to use on PC and Internet environments, as it is a single file format, similar to the one used for still photos.
- MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 is fully supported by the latest Windows OS, Windows 7, which was launched in October 2009.
- Consequently, video files are displayed in the same thumbnail format as still picture files, and they can also be played back directly with Windows Media Player, and editable with Windows Live Movie Maker, and are Device Stage compatible. This makes the files even more convenient for use on computers.
To enhance its versatility, the VPC-CS1 is undergoing official certification to support iFrame, a next generation video format that has been designed to allow users to easily import, edit and share high quality video. This format enables the camcorder function to record in the same format used for editing on a computer, dramatically speeding up the processes of importing, editing and sharing movies across multiple platforms and devices.
iFrame is a computer-friendly format, and can be used with both Mac and PC compatible applications due to the use of standards-based technologies such as H.264, AAC, and MP4.
When combined with iMovie in this capture mode, it is possible to realize even greater convenience in the procedure of capturing, uploading to a computer, editing, and sharing.
3. Sound Zoom function enables clear sound recordings according to the scene
Sound is an important element for increasing the realism of videos. The VPC-CS1 has three microphone modes for recording clear sounds according to the scene and purpose.
4. Other Features
- Wide Mode: Stereo recording with high channel separation.
- Gun Microphone Mode: Recording that focuses on sound emanating from the direction that the camera is pointing, while reducing sounds from other directions.
- Zoom Combination Mode: Automatically changes the directivity and sound gathering format according to the zoom positions.
Outline and Background
- Produces high-resolution 8-megapixel images.
- Wide capture range from an advanced 10x zoom to a 38-mm wide angle lens.
- Digital Image Stabilizer and Face Chaser Function for videos
- The new Digital Image Stabilizer, Face Chaser Function and Target a Color
- Function for photos
- Sequential Shot ensures capturing the perfect images.
- Eye-Fi card compatibility enables automatic uploading of images to a computer.
- Mini HDMI terminal for viewing high quality and clear images on TVs.
- Compatible with large-capacity recording media, SDXC memory card.
Under these market conditions, Sanyo believes that it is extremely important to offer products that create new markets. In the past, product development for the Xacti series was carried out based on the concept of a video camera that can be used anywhere and anytime and that also expands enjoyment after images are captured. Regular video cameras are mainly used to record special events. However, through the adoption of a video format that is highly compatible with PC and Internet environments, and thanks to its compact size for greater portability, the Xacti series offers dual cameras that can be used on a daily basis.
While maintaining these features, Sanyo will launch the new super slim Xacti VPC-CS1, which greatly expands the usage possibilities for Full HD dual camera, based on its compact and slim design that is even easier to carry.
In order to strengthen the Xacti brand, Sanyo intends to create recording products that are not only used on special occasions but can also be used on a daily basis. Specifically, the Xacti brand will be extended to all kinds of devices that enable customers to easily enjoy capturing the beautiful sights and sounds of daily life. The VPC-CS1 is being launched as the first step in this direction. Sanyo will continue to offer products for the expansion of the Xacti brand, by using the concept of handy formats for daily use, in order to meet the needs of an even wider range of customers.
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