Dennis Hissink : June 29th 2005 - 15:30 CET
Sanyo VPC-C5 digital camera available
Sanyo VPC-C5 digital camera available : It's easy to shoot high-quality photos and video anytime inspiration strikes with the ultra-compact new Sanyo VPC-C5 digital camera, now available in the U.S.A. The Sanyo VPC-C5 digital camera is 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 VPC-C5 - Dual function |
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 VPC-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.
Sanyo C5 - Extra large 2-inch 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.
Xacti C5 - Integrated image stabilizer
The 5x optical zoom with a maximum focal length of 31.7mm (equivalent to 190mm 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 VPC 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 C5 digital camera - Image chat
The Sanyo VPC-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 VPC-C5's Lithium-ion battery as at the same time as well.
Sanyo VPC-C5 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: Secure Digital card
- Docking station
Sanyo C5 - Supplies 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
Sanyo VPC C5 digital camera - Availability
"The Sanyo C5 is Sanyo's next-generation digital media camera with a unique thin and elegant design that really turns heads," said Tom Van Voy, Vice President of Sanyo Fisher Company's Audio Video Division. "But beneath its chic exterior is a highly advanced, simple to use camera that's always within reach to capture life's spontaneous moments in high-resolution, 5 Megapixel still images and high-quality, full-motion MPEG-4 video." Available nationwide at The Sharper Image, Apple Stores and Amazon.com, the Sanyo VPC C-5 has a suggested retail price of $699.99. Actual retail prices may vary.