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Press Release - June 29, 2005


Stylish Five-Megapixel Digital Still and MPEG-4 Video Camera Easily Fits Pocket or Purse, for Spontaneous Shooting Anytime, Anywhere

CHATSWORTH, CA, June 29, 2005 – It’s easy to shoot high-quality photos and video anytime inspiration strikes with the ultra-compact new VPC-C5 Digital Media Camera from SANYO, now available in the U.S.A.

The SANYO "C5" is a stylishly thin, pocket-sized 5-megapixel digital camera and full-motion MPEG-4 video camera offering built-in digital image stabilization and a 2-inch trans-reflective LCD screen. Users can also select real-time interpolation up to 10 megapixels which allows photos to be enlarged to "bigger than life" proportions without sacrificing image fidelity.

Never again will precious photo opportunities be missed, because the versatile SANYO C5 can take digital still images while simultaneously shooting video.

Available in Silver, Bronze or White (only Silver in USA)

The C5 employs SANYO’s proprietary digital optimization technology to remove color moirés and reduce aliasing and noise caused by dots. This technology improves the high-frequency characteristics of the image and enhances diagonal resolution for higher-quality images.

Available nationwide at The Sharper Image, Apple Stores and, the SANYO C5 has a suggested retail price of .99. Actual retail prices may vary.

"The C5 is SANYO’s next-generation digital media camera with a unique thin and elegant design that really turns heads," said Tom Van Voy, Vice President of SANYO Fisher Company’s Audio Video Division. "But beneath its chic exterior is a highly advanced, simple to use camera that’s always within reach to capture life’s spontaneous moments in high-resolution, 5-megapixel still images and high-quality, full-motion MPEG-4 video."

Still images and video files recorded by the C5 can be quickly uploaded via USB 2.0 to a PC or Mac for viewing, editing and sharing via e-mail. Images and video can also be played back directly to the TV, or transferred to a VCR or DVD player.

SANYO C5 Digital Media Camera - Key Features:

  • Stylishly thin to slip easily into a pocket or purse
  • 1/2.5 inch, 5.26-megapixel CCD (total)
  • Built-in digital image stabilization for accurate, steady shooting
  • High-resolution 5.0-megapixel still images
  • 10.0-megapixel mode (user selectable) employs real-time interpolation
  • MPEG-4 video and still images are recorded on a standard SD memory card
  • Up to one hour of high-quality, full-motion MPEG-4 video recording with (optional) 1 gigabyte SD memory card (VGA: 640x480 / 30fps)
  • 5X optical zoom lens; 12X digital zoom (combined up to 58x)
  • Easy grip for smooth panning and tilting
  • Key functions are thumb-operable for exceptional ease of use
  • Auto Focus captures nearby or faraway targets (Min.: 10 cm, Max.: Infinity) without the need for changing to Macro Mode
  • Allows simultaneous shooting of still images while recording video clips
  • Trans-reflective 2.0-inch TFT LCD color screen allows easier viewing in direct sunlight
  • AAC-LC (MPEG-4 Audio) stereo provides superb 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2-channel sound
  • Simple, easy-to-use on-screen menus
  • Voice Recorder Function lets the user record hours of audio notes and memos
  • 7 Scene Select modes allow users to select the mode best suited for each scene
  • Super Macro Shooting for sharp close-ups down to 1 cm from the subject
  • Self timer (2 seconds/10 seconds)
  • 5 Point Auto Focus for still images, Continuous Area AF for video
  • 15 Adjustable Manual Focus Settings
  • Fast Start-up lets shooting begin as soon as the monitor is opened
  • Built-in 3-mode flash for better snapshots indoors and out
  • Multifunction Docking Station with wireless infrared remote control
  • Play back images and video clips directly on a TV via Docking Station
  • Web cam function
  • Fast USB 2.0 & S-Video output
  • PC/Mac compatible
  • Thumbnail View provides display of up to nine thumbnail views on the monitor screen
  • Thin, compact Lithium-Ion battery gives 60 minutes of high-quality sequential recording
  • Talking Navigation Guide is helpful for first-time users
  • PictBridge compatible, for direct connection to a printer
  • 128MB SD memory card included
  • Included CD features software for viewing, managing and editing pictures and video
  • View recorded video clips using QuickTime 6.5 (included)
  • Dimensions: 2.7" (W) x 0.9" (D) x 4.3" (H)
  • Weight: Approx. 5.5 ounces (including battery and SD card)

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: SANYY) is a billion manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial electronics, including multimedia and telecommunication products. Based in Chatsworth, California, SANYO Fisher Company (a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.) markets digital cameras, PCS phones, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics, televisions, DVD players, dictation devices, home appliances, LCD projectors, security video equipment and air conditioning systems.

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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.

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