Dennis Hissink : March 19th 2004 - 14:52 CET updated
Sanyo Xacti VPC-J4 digital camera introduced
Sanyo Xacti VPC-J4 digital camera introduced : During the first day of the CeBIT show Sanyo introduced the Sanyo Xacti VPC-J4 digital camera. The 4 Megapixel camera has a sleek design and will captivate users from the very first glance. The ultra-compact size (101x46x26mm) combines perfect form with the latest in easy-to-use, professional technology. In terms of speed, the Sanyo VPC-J4 is a true racehorse: it is ready for use just 0.8 seconds after power on, in 1.5 seconds from one shot to the next and 0.5 seconds for playback mode. This means that the Sanyo Xacti VPC-J4 is one of the fastest digital cameras in its category. The internal optical zoom ensures outstanding picture-taking speed while protecting the lens from dirt.|
Sanyo Xacti VPC-J4 - User-friendly|
Another user-friendly feature on the Sanyo Xacti VPC-J4 is its extra-large 1.8-inch TFT LCD monitor which ensures maximum comfort while viewing images. The Sanyo Xacti VPC-J4 EX provides a specially designed menu mode for beginners as well as professionals. The basic menu, with numerous default settings such as sports, portrait, landscape or soft-focus, makes taking perfect picture child's play. Even creative black and white or sepia-toned images are possible a well.
Sanyo Xacti VPC-J4 - High quality video
An innovative feature in the 4 Megapixel camera segment is the true VGA video function: the Sanyo VPC-J4 delivers video sequences in DVD quality with audio, the recording length is limited by storage space alone. And there are even more easy-to-use features: for example, real-time interpolation that permits image resolutions of 8 Megapixels for high-quality prints at up to A3 size; LED illumination that simplifies lowlight photography; or the creative image-in-image feature that allows users to insert an image into another in a number of different ways.
Sanyo Xacti VPC-J4 - PictBridge support
Another useful feature is the self timer with 2 and 10 second delay modes: together with the small mirror above the lens, this feature helps ensure perfectly sharp self portraits every time. And when it comes to printing digital images, the Xacti J4 has all the latest technology as well: the camera's PictBridge compatibility supports the new USB Direct Print standard. The new Sanyo Xacti VPC-J4 EX will be available in 3 different colors.
Sanyo Xacti VPC-J4 features
- 4.23 effective Megapixels
- Real-time interpolation up to 8 Megapixels
- 1.8-inch TFT LCD with 85,000 pixels
- Aluminium case with ultra-compact dimensions
- Weight of 130 grams (without battery)
- 2.8x internal optical zoom lens
- 4x digital zoom
- Zoom lens with focal length of 37-104mm (on a 35mm camera)
- Auto and manual focus
- Still picture, sequential shot, VGA video and audio modes
- Video resolution of 640x480 pixels at 30 frames per second
- Start-up time of 0.7 seconds, playback 0.5 seconds
- Super macro mode of 2cm
- 7 color led illumination
- Multilingual menu system
- Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
- Storage medium Secure Digital
- PictBridge compatible.