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Press Release - March 20, 2007
FIRST SANYO DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA TO USE NEXT-GENERATION AVC/H.264 VIDEO TECHNOLOGY WILL HAVE APRIL U.S. DEBUT
SANYO Xacti CG65 Features Superior Video Quality and 25% Smaller File Size For Faster Sharing of Clips on Web Pages, Video Blogs and Popular Video Websites
CHATSWORTH, CA, March 20, 2007 - Set for an April U.S. debut, the pocket-sized Xacti CG65 is SANYO's first digital video camera to feature next-generation Advanced Video Codec H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) video compression technology, designed to produce excellent video quality while reducing MPEG-4 file size approximately 25%. The slim and stylish CG65 (.99 MSRP*1) is an ideal video camera for people who want to easily upload and share video clips with friends and the world at large via web pages, vlogs, podcasts and popular video sharing websites. The CG65 is an eye-catching choice in available colors of black, silver and green.
The SANYO Xacti VPC-CG65 features a built-in Gyro Sensor shake-resistant system for correcting unintentional camera shake during photo taking. In addition, high-speed video-processing using 9-pixel mixture technology makes recording of both movies and stills possible even in semi-dark or under lit environments of approximately 2 lux.
"The SANYO Xacti CG65 is an advanced video camera and 6-megapixel still camera that is designed for today's generation of video sharing enthusiasts," said John Lamb, Senior Marketing Manager of SANYO Fisher Company's Audio Video Division. "The Advanced Video Codec H.264 used in the Xacti CG65 provides an optimal combination of high-quality video and ultra-compact file size that's ideally suited for uploading videos to friends, family and the world."
Advanced H.264 compression: High-quality videos with internet portable file sizes
The Xacti CG65 makes posting movies on the internet or e-mailing them to friends and family easier by reducing the file size. In fact, the file size can be reduced by up to 25% over typical MPEG-4 cameras. To accomplish the complexity of encoding AVC/H.264 in real-time on the CG65, a dedicated Qpixel brand H.264 video compression IC was incorporated into the camera that was designed specifically for portable consumer devices to achieve high video quality while simultaneously reducing the system power consumption. The result is high-quality video recoding up to a total of 10 hours*2 with an 8 GB SDHC memory card. The CG65 can also record up to a total of 5 hours of video with a 4 GB SDHC memory card, up to 2.5 hours with a standard 2 GB SD card, and up to 1.25 hours with a standard 1 GB SD card.
Ergonomic one-hand design
The ergonomic, vertical design of the compact camera allows natural body posture when shooting VGA-quality (640 x480 pixels) movies and 6.0-megapixel high-resolution stills. You can even capture 6-megapixel still photos simultaneously while recording movies. Use just one thumb to easily operate the camera and effortlessly choose video or still image on the fly.
Video files can be handled just like photo files, because the image and sound data for each video clip are combined in a single file. Saving recorded movies and photos on a computer is as easy as copying a file.
The high-speed video-processing makes high-sensitivity recording of both movies and stills possible. For movies, the 9-pixel mixture technology accommodates shooting in dark environments. When the Scene Select function's lamp mode is selected, the frame rate is automatically adjusted, making it possible to capture even under lit subjects of approximately 2 lux*3. Movies recorded even in a dimly lit restaurant or outside at twilight*4 look remarkable. For stills, the ISO 1600 sensitivity setting produces high-resolution 6-megapixel images. You can get natural colors and sharply focused faces even without using a tripod or in places you might not want to use the flash, such as when shooting indoors or for night scenes.
Shake-resistant stills and video
The VPC-CG65 incorporates a novel "digital camera-shake-resistant" system*5 utilizing the most advanced digital processing technologies. A built-in gyro sensor detects the direction and amount of camera shake during photo-taking and, based on that data, a digital filter cancels the camera shake component of the captured image. This anti-shake system is integrated into the camera without sacrificing the CG65's stylish slim and light design. Because the VPC-CG65 also offers conventional digital camera shake correction for movie recording, you can both take photos and record movies without worrying about camera shake.
Other SANYO Xacti CG65 Features include:
For more information and additional specifications, please visit http://www.sanyodigital.com.
All products and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Because its products are subject to continual improvement, SANYO reserves the right to modify product design and specifications without notice and without incurring any obligations. *1: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary
*1: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary
|Effective pixel count||Approx. 6.0 megapixels|
|CCD||1/2.5 inch, 6.37 megapixels (total)|
|Recording Media||SD Memory Card|
|Recording file formats||Still: JPEG (DCF*1, Exif 2.2*2, DPOF*3 standard)|
Video Clip: MPEG-4 (ISO standard)
Audio: 48 kHz sampling, 16 bit, 2 ch, AAC-compression
|Resolution (pixels)||Still: [10M] 3680 x 2760, [6M-H] 2816 x 2112 (low-compression), [6M-S] 2816 x 2112 (standard-compression), [16:9] 2816 x 2112|
[3M-V] 1536 x 2048 (vertical), [2M] 1600 x 1200, [0.3M] 640 x 480
Video Clip: [TV-SHQ] 640 x 480 (30 fps, 3 Mbps), [TV-HQ] 640 x 480 (30 fps, 2 Mbps)
[Web-SHQ] 320 x 240 (30 fps), [Web-HQ] 320 x 240 (15 fps), [Web-S] 176 x 144 (15 fps)
|Lens||f = 6.3-31.7 mm (equivalent to 38-190 mm on 35 mm camera)|
F = 3.5 (Wide) - 4.7 (Tele)
Optical 5.0x inner zoom lens
Auto Focus: 9 groups 12 lenses, built-in ND filter
|Photo range||Standard: 10 cm (Wide)/80 cm (Tele) to infinity, Super Macro: 1 cm - 80 cm (Wide)|
|Shutter speed||Still: 1/2 sec. - 1/2000 sec. (Flash: 1/30 sec.- 1/2000 sec., lamp mode: Max. 4 sec.)|
Video Clip: 1/30 sec.- 1/10000 sec.
|Digital zoom||Shooting: Max. 12x|
Playback: Max. 58x ([10M] mode, depending on the resolution)
|Focus||Auto (Still: 9-point AF/Spot AF), Video Clip (Continuous area AF)|
Manual (16 steps)
|Program AE||Auto/Sports/Portrait/Landscape/Night portrait/Snow & Beach/Fireworks/Lamp*4|
|Minimum movie illumination||7lux (AUTO, 1/30 sec)|
2lux (Lamp mode, 1/15 sec)
|Exposure correction||Program AE, +-1.8 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)|
|Video clip correction||Camera shake correction, Flicker reduction, Wind noise reduction|
|Still correction||Digital image stabilizer|
|Sensitivity||Still: Auto (ISO 50-400)|
Manual (ISO 50/100/200/400/800, Lamp mode: Max. 7200)
|Self timer||2sec./10 sec.|
|White balance||Auto: Full Auto TTL|
|Flash||Auto/Forced/Off (Slow synchro mode possible in Night portrait mode)|
|Flash Range||GN = 3 (10 cm - 1.7 m [Wide], 80 cm - 1.3 m [Tele])|
|Audio||Microphone: Built-in stereo, Speaker: Built-in mono (L/R mixed output)|
|LCD monitor||2.5-inch amorphous silicon color TFT LCD 110,000-pixel (Coverage 100%, 7-level brightness)|
|Interface||AV output (Video Clip: Composite Video Clip, NTSC/PAL, Audio: Stereo)|
USB 2.0 High-speed
Headphone output (Standard 3.5 mm mini jack)
|Languages||Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Korean, Traditional or Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Turkish|
|Power source||Lithium-ion battery (DB-L20, included) (Can charge from PC via USB cable),|
Battery charger (VAR-L20NI, included)
|Power consumption||Battery: 3.2 W (Video recording)|
|Approx. battery life*5||Still: CIPA*6 standard, 145 stills; Video clip recording: 70 min./ Continuous playback: 210 min.*7|
|Dimensions||3.1 x 4.7 x 1.4 inches|
|Weight||Approx. 8 ounces|
|Included accessories||SANYO Software Pack 7.8, USB Cable, AV Cable, Battery Charger, Lens Cap, Soft Case, Neck Strap|
|Options||SLi-ion Battery DB-L20: 3.7 V, 720 mAh|
Battery Charger VAR-L20: 4.2 V, 100 ∑240 V