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New Xacti Dual Cameras for UK - SANYO announces new Xacti Dual Cameras for UK.

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SANYO has today announced the launch of three new Xacti Dual Cameras in the UK - The SANYO Xacti VPC-GH1, VPC-CG100 and VPC-CG20.

Press Release:

SANYO today announces the launch of three new models in its pioneering range of Xacti Dual Cameras – the Xacti GH1, G100 and VG20. The new cameras are small enough to fit in your pocket and can capture everything in brilliant Full 1080i HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). The Xacti CG20, CG100 and GH1 also have full photographic functionality with a resolution of up to 14 megapixels, delivering crisp, sharp photos. The Xacti GH1 and the Xacti CG100 feature the 12x double range zoom that captures action from an impressive distance. The new small and stylish Xacti models will be available to buy in stores across the country in March.

Up to 12x Zoom
The Xacti CG20 brings even distant details precisely into focus with its 5x optical zoom. Innovative technology enables great flexibility when shooting videos on the Xacti GH1 and the Xacti CG100; the 12x Double Range Zoom extends the optical zoom of the camera without any loss of quality and offers two zoom ranges of different magnitude. The user can switch between a wide angle and a tele-oriented field of view at the touch of a button. This means that sweeping landscapes and distant individual objects can be recorded in impressive, high-precision detail.

Built for creativity
The ultra-compact design of the Dual Cameras and their 2.7-inch LCD display, which can be rotated 285 degrees, enables the user to take spontaneous shots. An evolution of the classic camcorder design, the Xacti GH1 features a double record button that is mounted above the lens, making it easier to take photos and videos when holding the camera at dramatic angles, while the ergonomic, pistol grip shape of the Xacti CG100 and Xacti CG20 makes them easy to operate with one hand, even when on the move.

Simple and easy to use
An intuitive menu guidance system makes the Dual Cameras are very simple to operate. Thanks to the Dual Shot feature, it is also possible to take photos and record videos simultaneously. Less experienced photo and video fans also benefit from additional features such as the electronic image stabilizer and/or face chaser function, which automatically detects up to twelve faces when filming or taking photos. The high-speed serial image feature takes seven (CG100 and GH1) or 10 (CG20) pictures per second for even the most rapid movement sequences. The super-macro mode allows photos to be taken from as close as one centimetre away from the object.

A true HD experience
All three Dual Cameras record the data on an SD, SDHC or SDXC card. Furthermore, these models also support Eye-Fi-SD cards for wireless data transfer to a computer. Footage is recorded in the memory-efficient MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, meaning one 32 GB memory card has enough room up to four hours recordings of full HD videos (1080i). Additionally, there is nothing to prevent three new models from film viewing on a Full HD TV. The Dual Cameras have an HDMI port, which ensures transferring recorded data without any losses.

Pricing, availability, and warranty

The manufacturer's recommended retail price is £229 for the Xacti GH1, £229 for the Xacti CG100 and £179 for the Xacti CG20. The three new Dual Cameras will be available in camera shops in the following colours in March 2010:
  • Xacti GH1: Pink (VPC-GH1EXP), Blue (GH1EXEBL), Silver (VPC-GH1EX)
  • Xacti CG100: Black (VPC-CG100EXBK), Wine Red (VPC-CG100EXWR), White (VPC-CG100EXW)
  • Xacti CG20: Pink (VPC-CG20EXP), Silver (VPC-CG20EX), Black (VPC-CG20EXBK)
SANYO offers a one-year warranty on all Xacti Dual Cameras.

Important technical data at a glance:

Xacti VPC- GH1
  • Full HD videos, 1080i (1,920 x 1,080 pixels)
  • 14 megapixel photos
  • CMOS sensor (14.4 megapixels)
  • 38 mm wide-angle lens
  • 5x optical zoom, 12x double-range zoom
  • Compatible with SDXC cards
  • Wireless data transfer via Eye-Fi-SD cards
  • 2.7-inch TFT LCD display (can be turned 285 degrees)
  • Face chaser function and target a colour function
  • Mini-HDMI port
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Size: 38.5 x 109.6 x 55.0 mm (WxDxH)
  • Weight: approx. 155 grams

Xacti VPC- CG20
  • Full HD videos, 1080i (1,920 x 1,080 pixels)
  • 10 megapixel photos
  • CMOS sensor (10.7 megapixels)
  • 38 mm wide-angle lens
  • 5x optical zoom
  • Compatible with SDXC cards
  • Wireless data transfer via Eye-Fi-SD cards
  • 2.7-inch TFT LCD display (can be turned 285 degrees)
  • Face chaser function and target a colour function
  • Mini-HDMI port
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Size: 85.7 x 37.4 x 110.3 mm (WxDxH)
  • Weight: approx. 157 grams


Xacti VPC- CG100
  • Full HD videos, 1080i (1,920 x 1,080 pixels)
  • 14 megapixel photos
  • CMOS sensor (14.4 megapixels)
  • 38 mm wide-angle lens
  • 5x optical zoom, 12x double-range zoom
  • Compatible with SDXC cards
  • Wireless data transfer via Eye-Fi-SD cards
  • 2.7-inch TFT LCD display (can be turned 285 degrees)
  • Face chaser function and target a colour function
  • Mini-HDMI port
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Size: 85.7 x 37.4 x 110.3 mm (WxDxH)
  • Weight: approx. 158 grams


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