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Sanyo Xacti E60
Sanyo Xacti E60 : In May 2006 Sanyo will bring the Sanyo Xacti E60 digital camera on the market. The new Sanyo Xacti E60 is a stylish designed compact camera with a resolution of 6 Megapixel and an impressive large 3-inch (7.32 cm) LCD display. Besides the Touch sensor, that is in fact a short-cut to focus faster on a subject, the Sanyo E60 features an integrated image stabilizer. Additionally the Sanyo Xacti E60 features a built-in red-eye correction which enables in-camera correction of red eye effect. The Sanyo Xacti E60 camera records the digital images or VGA videos on a Secure Digital card or on the built-in 32MB memory. The Sanyo E60 has an estimated street price of €349 and is available from May 2006. |
Sanyo E60 camera - Responsiveness|
A novelty of the Sanyo Xacti E60 digital compact camera is the Touch sensor. This new feature should improve the reaction of the Sanyo Xacti E60. The Touch sensor is in fact a short-cut to focus faster on a subject. By touching the release button on top of the camera the Sanyo E60 is already ready to capture the image, you can compare it with half-pressing a ordinary shutter release button of a digital camera. By integrating this new feature Sanyo improves the reaction time by 0.05 seconds.
Sanyo Xacti E60 digital camera - Touch sensor
The lightest finger touch activates the Touch Sensor Shutter Button. Auto Focus and Auto Exposure are instantaneously confirmed with a luminous touch signal and beep. Then, a gentle press of the shutter button captures the image. For novices and the millions of point-and-shoot photographers that have difficulty mastering a conventional digital camera's two-stage shutter, the Touch Sensor Shutter Button of the Sanyo E60 makes focusing easy and helps make "flubbed" shots a thing of the past.
Sanyo E60 compact camera - LCD color display
The 6 Megapixel Sanyo Xacti E60 digital camera features a large 3 inch color LCD screen, the largest in its class, which provides an approximately 230% larger viewing area than a 2-inch screen. Such a big screen is ideal for composing and framing the subject, checking the captured photo and sharing pictures with others. The bright, exceptionally viewable trans-reflective LCD screen incorporates a low-temperature polysilicon liquid crystal design known for its excellent color reproduction. The resolution of the extra large display is 230,000 pixels and will give the user a high quality image view. The 3 inch display also ads to the user-friendly operation of the menu of the camera. For extra support the user can activate the help function which will give additional information of the settings that are needed to capture the best shot.
Sanyo Xacti E60 specification
• 6 Megapixel CCD
• Touch sensor for ultra fast focus
• 9 point Auto focus
• 3 inch LCD display with 230,000 pixels
• Super macro mode of 1cm
• 3x optical zoom of 38 - 114mm f/3.3 - 4.4 (35mm format)
• Digital zoom: 4x record, up to 58x Play back
• Single and continuous shooting
• Digital filters: Standard, B and W, Cosmetic, Sepia, Sharpen, Saturation, Contrast
• Scenes: automatic, sport, portrait, landscape, night scenery, firework, night
• Video clip: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 (30/15 fps) with sound
• White balance: automatic or 5 settings
• Quick help guide
• Quick view button and Calendar function
• Self timer: 2 or 10 seconds
• Power: Lithium Ion battery
• Storage: Internal memory 32MB and SD card
• Included: Li-Ion battery, power cable, USB and AV cable, Software
• Dimensions: 97.7 x 22.8 x 59.5 mm
• Weight: 155 g (incl. Li-Ion and SD card)
Sanyo Xacti E60 - Image viewer
The 3 inch display makes it possible to view a 36-image index of the captured images which makes it easy to quickly find the image you would like to post process in the camera. In order to make a precise focus check possible the captured images can be magnified up to 58x. Additionally the new calendar function adds another features to the multimedia Sanyo E60 camera; a photo diary.
Sanyo Xacti camera - Video recording
With an unique high-speed processing engine, users have the ability to record and play back video in QuickTime format in full-motion (30fps) at full standard TV resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The Sanyo Xacti E60's continuous shooting mode captures images with a speed of 3 frames a second in high 6 Megapixel resolution.
Sanyo Xacti E60 digital compact camera - Memory and Energy
The Sanyo E60 has 32MB of internal memory and supports both Secure Digital and MultiMedia flash memory cards for additional image and video clip storage. The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface ensures ultra fast data transfer to a computer or notebook. Dimensions of the new Sanyo Xacti E60 are 97.7 x 22.8 x 59.5 mm and the weight is 155 g (inclusive Battery and SD card). Power is provided by a Sanyo rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. The Lithium Ion battery offers enough power to record up to 85 minutes of video.
Sanyo E60 - Auto focus and Super macro
The 9 point Auto focus ensures a most precise way of focusing. The Sanyo Xacti E60 camera automatically detects the subject in the composition and captures the subject in a resolution of 6 Megapixels. The Super macro mode makes it possible to capture subjects from a distance of only 1 cm. Creative photographers will use the exposure compensation or the white balance settings to get the ultimate result. The integrated image stabilizer and the built-in software for red eye reduction give the photographer the ultimate compact digital package to capture high quality images.
About Sanyo Electric
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.