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The Sanyo VPC-CA6 Xacti Digital Media Camera records both 6 megapixel still images and 640×480 resolution digital video in a weather resistant compact design. It combines the functionality of a digital camera and a digital camcorder. Different than a standard digital camera that shoots short video clips, the VPC-CA6 combines the functionality of both a digital camera and a digital camcorder in one small, lightweight camera. Splash-proof water resistance makes it practical to point and shoot even around the pool or at the beach. It’s also rugged enough to safely take photos or shoot video with wet hands while fishing, hiking, boating, skiing or enjoying many other outdoor leisure activities. While remarkably water resistant, the CA6 should never be immersed in water.
This powerful little device easily records both 640×480 resolution video and 6-megapixel digital still images, all of which are handily stored to a standard SD flash memory card (sold separately). Designed to meet the international protection level IPX4, the VPC-CA6 is ???‚??protected???‚?? from splash in all directions.
The CA6 features an incredibly clear 2-inch, Sanyo-developed Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) with 210,000 total pixels. The display flips out from the camera and rotates up to 285 degrees on an axis that allows you to take great video or still images from otherwise-difficult-to-view positions.
6.37 megapixel CCD image sensor
Inside the CA6 digital media camera is an advanced 6.37-megapixel (total) CCD image sensor to capture high-quality digital videos (at a very smooth and natural 30 fps!), with full-range stereo sound.
Capture still and High-Definition Movie Images Simultaneously
The Xacti CA6 enables simultaneous shooting of 6-megapixel still images and 640 x 480-pixel video clips with a simple press of the shutter button during the shooting of a movie clip. Users will never need to miss another precious photo opportunity. (Depending on the mode used to take still images, simultaneous video clip shooting may be interrupted. While shooting video clips, using the digital image stabilizer may change the angle of view for still images.)
Built-In Image Stabilization
The SANYO Xacti CA6 comes with a sophisticated image stabilizer. Using a proprietary SANYO algorithm, the CA6 automatically compensates for distracting up-and-down or side-to-side camera movement, keeping your subject steady and easy to follow. It accurately distinguishes between unintentional camera shake and deliberate camera movement. This handy feature operates in both wide-angle and telephoto modes, giving every shot a solid, professional-looking feel.
5x Optical Zoom Lens
The CA6 digital media camera features a highly efficient 5x optical zoom with a bright maximum aperture of f/3.5. Consisting of xx groups and xx total lenses, the CA6???‚?„?s lens provides a fantastic field-of-view with a 38-190 mm range (35 mm equivalent). Combined with the 12x digital zoom, the CA6 provides up to 60x zooming capability.
Super Fast Start-Up
The Xacti CA6 includes a high-capacity SANYO brand lithium-ion battery. The DBL-L20U is a High voltage 3.7V battery designed to work with the SANYO Xacti CA6 camera. High energy density design minimizes the battery size and weight, making it perfect for use in small portable cameras. The DBL-L20 is designed to resist memory accumulation so it provides a full charge every time.
Effective pixel count: Approx. 6.0 megapixels
CCD: 1/2.5 inch, 6.37 megapixel CCD (total)
Recording Media: SD Memory Card
Recording file formats: Still – JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.2, DPOF standard); Video – MPEG4 (ISO standard); Audio – 48kHz Sampling, 16bit, 2ch, AAC-compression (stereo)
Resolution (pixels): Still – [10M] 3680 x 2760, [6M-H] 2816 x 2112 (low-compression), [6M-S] 2816 x 2112 (standard-compression) [3M] 1536 x 2048 (Vertical), [2M] 1600 x 1200, [0.3M] 640 x 480; Video – [TV-SHQ] 640 x 480( 30fps, 3Mbps ), [TV-HQ] 640 x 480( 30fps, 2Mbps ), [Web-SHQ] 320 x 240( 30fps ), [Web-HQ] 320 x 240( 15fps ), [Web-S] 176 x 144 ( 15fps )
Lens: f = 6.3 – 31.7mm (equivalent to 38 – 190mm on 35mm camera)
F: 3.5(Wide) – 4.7(Tele) Optical 5.0x inner zoom lens Auto Focus 9 groups 12 lenses, ND filter
Photo range: Standard – 10cm(Wide)/80cm(Tele) to infinity, Super Macro – 1cm 80cm(Wide)
Shutter speed: Still – 1/2sec. – 1/2000sec.(Flush: 1/30-1/2000sec., lamp mode: Max.4sec.); Video – 1/30 sec – 1/10000 sec
Digital zoom: Shooting – 12x max; Playback – 58x max. ([10M] mode, depending on the resolution)
Focus: Auto (Still – 5-point AF/Spot AF; Video – Continuous area AF); Manual – (16 steps)
Program AE: Auto/Sports/Portrait/Landscape/Night View/Fireworks/Lamp
Filter function: Standard/Cosmetic/Monochrome/Sepia
Exposure correction: Program AE, +-1.8 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
Video clip correction: Camera shake correction, Flicker reduction, Wind noise reduction
Sensitivity: Still – Auto(ISO 50-200), Manual (ISO 50/100/200/400; Lamp mode – Max.3600); Video – Auto (ISO 450-3600), Manual (ISO 450/900/1800/3600)
Self timer: 2sec./10 sec.
White balance: Auto – Full Auto TTL; Manual – Sunny/Cloudy/Fluorescent/Incandescent/Sampling
Flash: Auto/Forced/Off ( Slow synchro mode possible in Night View Mode)
Flash Range: GN=3 ( 10cm-1.2m[Wide], 80cm-90cm[Tele]
Audio: Microphone – Built-in stereo; Speaker – Built-in mono (L+R mixed out)
LCD monitor: 2.0-inch Amorphous Silicon color TFT LCD
Interface: AV output( Video: Composite Video, NTSC/PAL, Audio: stereo), USB 2.0 High-speed ( Storage Class+PC Camera+Video Class)
Languages: Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Korean, Traditional or Simplified Chinese
Power source: Lithium-ion battery (DB-L20, included), Battery Charger (VAR-L20NI, included); Approx. battery life Still – CIPA standard 1; Video – 80 min., Playback – 200 min.
Dimensions: 77(W) x 100(H) x 36(D)mm ( When LCD is closed. ), 163cc
Weight: Approx. 155g(main unit only), Approx. 174g(including battery and SD card)
The price of the Sanyo Xacti CA6 should be about $400 when it is released in August.