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Sanyo Xacti E6 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
Nowadays digital compact cameras have something in common: the Secure Digital memory card. Also the Sanyo Xacti E6 is equipped with a memory slot that supports the Secure Digital (SD) card. Besides that, an internal memory of 16MB is available, which in itself is of no great use. The resolution of 6 Megapixels requires more than 16MB and it is advisable to enhance the memory immediately with an extra Secure Digital memory card.
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Sanyo E6 - Secure Digital Plus memory card
In practice I used the Sanyo Xacti E6 with the Ultra II SD Plus memory card. In continuous mode a maximum of 3 photos can be recorded sequentially, regardless the resolution. It takes approximately 2 seconds before the buffer is emptied and new series of images can be captured. A disadvantage of burst mode is the fact that the monitor remains black when photographing and therefore it is impossible to see if the subject stays in the composition. If the Sanyo E6 camera is set to normal mode every second a picture can be made, (flash off). A strong feature of the Sanyo Xacti E6 is the earlier mentioned Touch sensor. There is truly hardly any interval between pressing the release button and taking the actual picture! The Sanyo E6 is not a camera for the action photographer but it is still very capable of responding speedily on fast moments.

SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus memory card
During testing the Sanyo E6 was equipped with a different type of Secure Digital memory card; the SanDisk Ultra II Plus SD memory card. The tiny card can be snapped in the middle after which a USB interface is freed. The Secure Digital Plus card can be inserted directly from the camera into a free USB port without the need for cables or card reader. It's a memory card with many useful application possibilities with which once again it's made clear that the possibilities on the field of applying memory cards is nearly unlimited.

Considering 512MB storage capacity:
Resolution 10 Megapixels - JPEG - 74 images
Resolution 6 Megapixels - JPEG FINE - 84 images
Resolution 6 Megapixels - JPEG Normal - 128 images
Resolution 4 Megapixels - JPEG - 192 images
Resolution 2 Megapixels - JPEG - 382 images
Resolution 0.3 Megapixels - JPEG - 1958 images
Video clip - 640x480 pixels - 30fps - 2 min 52 sec
Video clip - 640x480 pixels - 15fps - 3 min 56 sec
Video clip - 320x240 pixels - 30fps - 6 min 30 sec
Video clip - 320x240 pixels - 15fps - 23 min 50 sec
Video clip - 160x120 pixels - 30fps - 41 min 44 sec
Sound recording pixels - 9 hours 2 minutes
Sanyo Xacti E6 - 1GB Secure Digital
The resolution of 6 Megapixels with besides that the interpolation to 10 Megapixels offers pictures that can be printed on a large format. To enable this, an enhancement of the delivered memory of only 16MB is definitely required. A Secure Digital memory card of 512MB or rather 1GB is not a luxury. Sanyo didn't feel the need for adding one or two compressions besides the JPEG, which would have saved a lot of storage capacity.

Sanyo E6 - USB 2.0 Hi-Speed conection
The Sanyo Xacti E6 digital camera is equipped with a high speed USB 2.0 connection (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed). This connection is far faster than the old USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 Full speed connections. In practice it means that the Sanyo E6 is capable of transferring the data to a computer or notebook extremely fast, on the condition that computer or notebook is also equipped with a fast connection. Another handy transfer possibility is removing the memory card from the camera and inserting it in a card reader in order to transfer data. This way you save a lot of energy from your camera and you don't have to mess with wires anymore.

Sanyo E6 - 720mAh 3,7V Li-ion battery
The small size of the camera requires the use of a small battery. The Sanyo Xacti E6 uses a 720mAh 3,7V Li-ion battery for its energy. This is noticeable in practice. According to the user's manual approximately 170 images can be taken with a fully loaded battery. This amount has to be reconsidered; the battery is capable of taking some 140 images. Probably also the huge size of the monitor takes up more energy than usual, on the other hand, this size offers remarkably more user friendliness and convenience. Bringing an extra Lithium Ion battery when going on holiday might be advisable.
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