Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 Review

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Press Release - January 21, 2009




SANYO Announces New "Dual Camera" Xacti All-HD Line-up for 2009

Full 1080p and 720p HD models, Including Waterproof HD Cameras Set to Debut in Both Vertical and New Horizontal Body Styles



New York, January 21, 2009 - SANYO Fisher Company, a division of SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) is pleased to introduce its new line-up of Dual Camera Xacti cameras designed to enhance active lifestyles by providing both high-definition video and photo capability in a single, easy-to-use compact camera. The new mixed form factor (Horizontal, Vertical) line-up of six (6) SANYO Dual Camera Xactis includes new Full HD 60fps units (VPC-FH1, VPC-HD2000), waterproof HD models (VPC-WH1, VPC-CA9) and Compact HD cameras (VPC-TH1, VPC-CG10). Availability for the US market will begin in March 2009.

 New for 2009, Dual Cameras in horizontal body styles join models in Xacti's signature vertical form factor, offering a broad line of models designed to appeal to discerning consumers and retailers.

 Dual Camera Xactis record photos and videos to SD/SDHC media cards (sold separately) and are thumb-operable for key functions, with separate video and photo buttons for easy switching between shooting video and photos. Unlike conventional camcorders, there's no need to stop to switch modes and miss capturing those once-in-a-lifetime moments. With two new Dual Camera models--that's true even when those special moments occur underwater!

 The 2009 Dual Cameras offer the convenience of both television and computer-use/viewing, plus easy Web sharing of recorded high-quality MPEG-4/H.264 video clips. Several new models are compatible with optional lenses for expanded shooting flexibility. Some 2009 models (WH1, TH1) also offer an amazing recording time of up to 3 hours 20 minutes thanks to a small but powerful SANYO battery and an engine designed to save energy. With a Dual Camera Xacti, one is all you need.

 The new line-up includes:



*1For SANYO Dual Camera Xactis, "Full HD" means data recorded at 1080p--i.e. 1920 (horizontal) x 1080 (vertical) pixels

*2 CA9; Equivalent to IPX8/IPX5 (in water depths up to 1.5 m, for up to 60 minutes).

*2 WH1; Equivalent to IPX8/IPX5 (in water depths up to 3 m, for up to 60 minutes).

*3 For SANYO Dual Camera Xactis, "Standard HD" is data recorded at 720p--i.e. 1280 (horizontal) x 720 (vertical) pixels.


 

Full HD*1 models (VPC-FH1 and VPC-HD2000)

The Full HD Dual Camera Xactis are truly the benchmark in high definition, offering 1920 x 1080 pixels, and 60 frames per second recording for crystal clear, smooth motion videos. These highly advanced cameras not only offer a standard 1080i (interlaced) format (recording at 60 fields per second), but with the SANYO proprietary CMOS engine, recording is also available in 1080p (progressive) format at an ultra-smooth, professional-looking 60 frames per second.

Also, these fully equipped Full HD models offer the latest in zooming technology, with a special 16x advanced zoom function. The new-style zoom gives a broader view as it zooms in, meaning more of the scene makes it into the zoom than ever before.

 

*1 For SANYO Dual Camera Xactis, "Full HD" means data recorded at 1080p--i.e. 1920 (horizontal) x 1080 (vertical) pixels

Main Features: VPC-FH1 (Horizontal) and VPC-HD2000 (Vertical)

  • Full 1080p HD Video (60fps)
  • 8-Megapixel Digital Photos and High-Speed Sequential Shooting (12fps*) 
  • High Speed Recording/Super Slow Motion Playback (240/600fps for 1/4 or 1/10 playback)
  • 3-inch wide LCD Monitor (FH1), 2.7-inch wide LCD monitor (HD2000) for HD Playback
  • 10x Optical Zoom for photos
  • 16x advanced zoom (more area included than standard zooming, 160x digital zoom) for video
  • Digital Image Stabilizer (Movies & Stills)
  • 'Face Chaser' technology (up to 12 faces) for photos/videos
  • HDMI Output (FH1); HDMI Digital Interface via Cradle (HD2000)
  • Optional lenses: Tele, Wide, Semi-Fisheye
  • External microphone input (HD2000)




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