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Press Release - December 1, 2005
ULTRA-COMPACT SANYO 6-MEGAPIXEL DIGITAL MEDIA CAMERA AND EXCEPTIONALLY AFFORDABLE 4-MEGAPIXEL MODEL SET FOR U.S. DEBUT
CHATSWORTH, CA, December 01, 2005 - SANYO, the world's leading manufacturer of digital cameras and components, introduces the SANYO Xacti C6 and Xacti C40 Digital Media Cameras designed to shoot high-resolution digital still images and high-quality, full-motion MPEG-4 video.
The new SANYO Xacti C6 is the world's thinnest, smallest and lightest digital video camera. The stylish C6 combines 6-Megapixel digital still capability, improved low-light response, 60 frames-per-second direct TV video playback and improved MPEG-4 video performance. The C6 will be available in the United States in early January 2006 with an MSRP of .
Sleek and surprisingly affordable, the SANYO Xacti C40 features easy, thumb-operable controls, 4-Megapixel still images and full-resolution, TV-quality MPEG-4 video capability. The C40 will be available in the U.S. in January 2006 with an MSRP of .
SANYO Xacti C6
The slim, pocket-sized SANYO Xacti C6 digital camera offers cutting-edge portability and an ergonomic and comfortable one-handed grip, making the C6 as fun to take with you as it is easy to use. Compared to its predecessor, the 5-Megapixel C5, the most obvious improvement in the C6 is an upgrade to 6-Megapixel still images. Other key product upgrades include: a newly developed, extremely low-noise CCD sensor that produces brilliant, exceptionally clear pictures; and advanced new 9-pixel mixture technology for improved low-light response, allowing the C6 to record clear video in a wide variety of low-light situations.
The C6 is the world's lightest (at 5.6 oz., including battery and a standard SD memory card), thinnest (.9-in.) and smallest (2.7 x 4.2 inches) model among video cameras with a 1-Megapixel-or-higher image sensor and an optical zoom lens.
The C6 utilizes an onboard digital image stabilizer for steady video recording designed to significantly reduce camera shake. The camera is thumb-operable for simplified operation and convenient control over nearly all camera functions, including taking digital stills and recording video movies. As with previous SANYO digital media cameras, the Xacti C6 features fast shooting and the capability to capture still images while simultaneously recording full-resolution digital video.
As a result of SANYO-developed motion-detection technology, the Xacti C6 achieves the world's first 60 fps (frames-per-second) TV output. The result is notably smoother video playback on your TV screen.
The C6 records still images to the industry standard JPEG-format and records video to the high-quality MPEG-4 standard. Both formats are recorded to a Secure Digital memory card (SD memory cards sold separately). CD-quality stereo sound is captured in the AAC format. When using an optional 1GB Secure Digital memory card, users can record up to 1 hour of full standard definition TV (VGA size) video at 30 frames-per-second in the camera's "TV-HQ" mode (MPEG-4 bit rate: 2 Mbps).
SANYO Xacti C6 features include:
SANYO Xacti C40
The new SANYO Xacti C40 Digital Media Camera has a lightweight (6.1 oz., including battery and a standard SD memory card), compact design (2.7 x 4.2 x 1.3 inches) that easily fits in a pocket or purse. Ergonomically designed for a comfortable grip, the ultra-portable C40 can be held easily in one hand, and its stylish and lightweight vertical design makes it easy to hold steady while shooting.
The C40 utilizes a 1/2.7" 4.23-Megapixel CCD. 4-pixel mixture technology ensures video recording with fourfold sensitivity and low noise. It also enables shooting VGA-size video clips, as well as high-resolution 4.0 Megapixel still images. The advanced industry standard MPEG-4 recording format captures VGA-size video clips at 30 fps. The camera also offers smooth 60 fps video playback via the TV output of clips originally recorded at 30 fps.
Video clips recorded by the SANYO Xacti C40 can be played back clearly, even on a large-screen TV. With an optional 1GB SD card, users can record approximately 60 minutes of video in TV-HQ mode. The camera employs a highly efficient, bright 5.8x optical zoom lens (f/3.5) and offers a 10x digital zoom for a combined zoom capability of up to 60x.
SANYO Xacti C40 features include: