Mark Peters : March 1st 2005 - 09:05 CET
|Sanyo Xacti C5 digital camera introduction
Sanyo Xacti C5 digital camera introduction : Sanyo's new Xacti C5 digital camera sets bold new trends in fashion and technology with its exceptional design, precision technology and full range of functions. Now you no longer have to decide whether to take a video or a camera to a party or on vacation to capture film or snapshots. The Sanyo Xacti C5 digital camera is both: a full-fledged digital video camera that records films in MPEG4 format with VGA resolution at 30 frames per second as well as an outstanding digital camera with a resolution of 5 million pixels, which the in-camera software can interpolate to 10 Megapixels. And if you can't decide, simply select the Dual Shot function.|
It activates the video and photo functions so that you can take full resolution, 5 Megapixel photos while shooting video at the same time.|
Sanyo Xacti C5 - Design and colours
The design and finishing of the Sanyo Xacti C5 are as exceptional as the new dual-function device category invented by Sanyo and the camera's high-quality technology. The ultra-portable Sanyo C5 weighs just 142 grams; with dimensions of just 67.5 x 108 x 23 mm, it is the world's slimmest photo-video camera. Not only does it fit in a jacket pocket, it makes a trendy companion in any designer handbag. Its ultra-slim form, clear lines and elegant aluminum case in a classy copper, platinum or diamond-white finish make it a stylish accessory. Thanks to its compact form, the Sanyo Xacti C5 can be easily operated with just one hand.
Sanyo Xacti C5 - Extra large display
The LCD display is also striking: the 2" screen (diagonal measurement) can be folded out and swiveled up to 293 degrees. It serves as a viewfinder, control monitor, user interface and power switch. As soon as the screen is shut the camera immediately goes into standby mode; open the screen and the camera is ready to shoot again in just 1.7 seconds. Now you will never miss an unexpected photo opportunity again! The display reproduces images clearly even in bright lighting. This is made possible by a special reflective coating on the back of the display that uses incident light to provide background illumination.
Sanyo Xacti C5 - Image stabilizer
The 5x optical zoom with a maximum focal length of 31.7 mm (equivalent to 190 mm on a 35mm camera) means that photographers will always be close to the action with the Sanyo C5. The 12x digital zoom brings even distant scenes in close. Because even minor hand movements can blur images when using long focal lengths, the Sanyo Xacti C5 has an integrated image stabilizer. It eliminates even the slightest movements and vibrations to ensure that sharp images are no longer left to chance with telephoto settings.
A practical 5-point auto-focus system aids focusing. This system takes the composition of an image into account and allows photographers to focus on a particular object even if it is not located in the center of the image. Alternatively, users can use the 15-step manual focus.
Sanyo Xacti C5 - Image chat
The Sanyo Xacti C5 digital camera delivers the goods at home or at work as well. When connected to a PC, this all-round camera doubles as an easy-to-use webcam. In PC Camera Mode it is ideal for Internet video conferences or personal chat sessions with direct visual contact. The user-friendly docking station, included with the camera, makes connecting the Sanyo C5 to a PC a snap. It simplifies slideshows on a PC screen and downloading image files. The docking station recharges the Sanyo Xacti C5's Lithium-ion battery as at the same time as well.
With the AV connector or S-Video output on the docking station, you can connect this multi-talented camera to a television to view videos on the SD storage card. Of course the Sanyo C5 delivers crisp, clear sound for true viewing enjoyment. The integrated microphone records two-channel stereo sound in the MPEG-4 audio format at 16 bits/48 kHz. The camera automatically filters out any annoying zoom or wind noise. The microphone also allows you to use the Sanyo Xacti C5 as a dictation machine.
Sanyo Xacti C5 - Key features
• Video MPEG4 Format (VGA 640x480 at 30 fps)
• 5.1 Megapixel (effective), 10 Megapixel interpolated
• 5x optical zoom
• 12x digital zoom
• 16 bit/48 kHz audio quality, two-channel stereo sound, MPEG-4 audio format
• Integrated image stabilizer
• Dual Shot function allows 5 Megapixel photo capture during video recording
• Webcam for Internet image transfers and online video/image conferences
• MSN or NetMeeting functions
• Lithium-ion rechargeable for 60 minutes of continuous recording
• Storage medium: SD card
• Docking station
Sanyo Xacti C5 - Supplied accessories
• Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
• Docking station with power adapter
• USB, S-Video and AV cable
• Secure Digital card 128 MB
• Protective case
• Lens cap
• Carrying strap
• Sanyo Utility Software
• Remote Control