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Sanyo Xacti S50
Dennis Hissink : November 5th 2006 - 23:00 CET
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SanyoSanyo Xacti S50 : The new Sanyo Xacti S50 digital compact camera is very interesting combination of high quality specifications and a good price. The Sanyo X50 offers first-class features which you won't find in cameras under €100. The combination of 5 Megapixel resolution and 2x optical zoom together with user-friendliness and functionality is packed in a compact housing. The brand new Sanyo Xacti S50 digital camera is despite the fact of a low price equipped with impressive technique. One of those remarkable facts is the 2x optical zoom. With a large aperture of f/2.8 in wide and f/4.0 in tele you will get a compact camera with a high quality bright aperture range. The Sanyo Xacti S50 camera offers a lot in an entry level class.
Sanyo Xacti S50Sanyo S50 camera - LCD monitor
Also impressive is the macro mode of the 118g light-weight camera: the Sanyo S50 is able to capture the finest details at a minimal focus range of 5cm. The large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with an excellent resolution of 210,000 pixels offers a bright and sharp view of the composition and menu of the camera. Due to the innovative LTPS technology the display provides a very high brightness with very few loss of power. The Auto-adjust function lets the monitor adept to the available light and makes it possible to work with under high contrast and sunny moments.

Sanyo Xacti S50 digital camera - Slight show and Sensor
Unseen in its class the Sanyo Xacti S50 camera offers an extensive preview mode. Among other features it is possible to create a slide show combined with several digital effects, like adding music in the background to post-processing the image. 15 scene modes offer the user help to control a variety of light conditions to capture their favorite moment with the best end result. The exclusive Touch sensor of the Sanyo S50 camera as active already with the slightest touch of the shutter release button and gets the motive in focus within 0.05 sec.

Sanyo Xacti S50 compact camera - Auto focus
The Sanyo S50 camera provides high quality results with focusing: with the 14-step auto focus the camera is able to fully use the optical quality of the Sanyo S50's lens. Beside the 9-point auto focus, Spot and Tracking auto focus are also an option. The Tracking auto focus is able to follow a moving subject and keep it focused. It is also possible to control the focus of the Sanyo Xacti S50 manual.

Xacti S50 photo camera - Price and Availability
Fans of self-portrait pictures now get some extra help via a small mirror next to the lens of the camera so they are able to compose their self-portrait more easily. Handy is also the feature to edit the date of recording to the picture, especially when you are away for multiple days. Like with all Xacti cameras the Sanyo Xacti S50 comes with 3 years guarantee. The new Sanyo Xacti S50 digital compact camera will be available from November 2006 exclusively with photo dealers of the Ringfoto Gruppe, Germany. The street price of the Sanyo S50 will be €99 incl. VAT.

Sanyo Xacti S50 features
• Ergonomic designed housing
• Touch sensor for fast focus
• 9-point auto focus system
• Super macro mode of 5 cm
• Optical zoom - 36-72 mm
• Filter: Black and white, Contrast, Sepia, Saturation
• Scene: Sport, Portrait, Landscape, Night, Fireworks
• White balance: automatic or 5 pre-settings
• Self timer: 2 or 10 seconds
• AA format batteries
• Storage: 23MB internal and Secure Digital card slot
• Dimensions: 89x61x21 mm
• Weight: 118g (without battery and flash card)

Sanyo S50 camera - Box contents
• 2x AA format batteries
• USB cable
• AV cable
• Sanyo software package (PhotoShow Express / QuickTime)
• Availability: November 2006
• Street price: €99

Sanyo Xacti S50 photo camera specifications
• Image sensor: 1/2.5-inch 5.18 Megapixel CCD
• 5 million effective pixels
• Video resolution: 320 x 240 pixels, 30fps
• Format: JPEG, QuickTime Movie, Wave
• 2x optical zoom (f=5.9 - 11.8 mm, equivalent 36-72 mm on 35mm format camera)
• Shutter speed: 1/2 - 1/1500, Video: 1/30 - 1/8000
• Exposure compensation: +/- 1.8 EV with 0.3 step
• Recording modes: single, continue
• 4x digital zoom (playback 57.5x)
• Focus modes: Auto (9-point AF/Spot AF/AF with Touch sensor)
• Focus range: Standard: 10cm (wide)/30 cm (tele) to infinity
• Super macro: 5 cm (wide)/30 cm (tele) to 70 cm
• White balance: automatic, Sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
• Flash modes: automatic, fill in, off, anti-red eye
• Flash range: GN=6.0, wide approx. 10-30 cm, tele approx. 40-170 cm
• Self timer: 2 modes (2 seconds / 10 seconds)
• Display: 2.5-inch LTPS TFT Color LCD, approx. 210,000 pixels
• Power: 2x AA format Alkaline batteries
• Interfaces: USB 2.0 Full Speed, Video out (NTSC/PAL)
• Storage medium: internal memory of 23MB and SD card slot
• Weight: 118 g (without batteries and card)
• Dimensions: 89 x 21 x 61 mm

About Sanyo
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. is a $23 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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