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SatuGO camera

25, Jul 2006

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SatuGO: See Aim Throw captUre & GO. Imagine combining your love for bouncing balls and your obsession with taking pictures into one, now it has a name SatuGO. Simply throw SatuGO into the motive to catch the moment, where it hits you get a picture, or take air photos by activating the timer before throwing the SatuGO. Other than being a camera SatuGO can act as a mobile storage facility for your personal data and function as a webcam.

What is SatuGO?
SatuGO is a combination of a bouncing ball and a camera with the purpose to make it more fun to take pictures. Throw the SatuGO camera and it takes a picture where it hits a surface, or set the timer and take pictures from far up in the air. Besides this SatuGO also has secondary functions such as webcam and mobile data storage. SatuGO is about the size of a normal tennis ball but where the tennis ball has air SatuGO has a 3 mega pixel camera.

Why should I have a SatuGO?
SatuGO is a fun alternative to the ordinary camera. The wish is to make the photographer an active part of the picture by throwing the camera into the motive. SatuGO is not intended to take “pretty” pictures, this is also why it doesn’t have a screen, you have to get to a computer to see what you have captured.

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How does it work?
You can take pictures with SatuGO by simply throwing it, when it hits a surface it takes a picture. SatuGO also has a built in timer and flash. To activate either the flash or the timer, SatuGO has to be placed in the holder, now the user has to beat a specific rhythm on either the red or the black rubber part of the ball.
If the user chooses the timer he can punch seconds into it, the time chosen will be the interval for how often the camera will take a picture. When the camera is taken out of the holder the time starts.

To see the motives that have been captured, the SatuGO needs to be connected to a computer using the belt clip. The belt clip also works as a USB connector. SatuGOs internal battery is charged while pictures and data are transferred to the computer.

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Where can SatuGO be used?
SatuGO can be used almost anywhere. It is very rugged and can handle bumps, hits and naturally also water. SatuGO is primarily thought as a fun alternative to normal cameras, with endless possibilities, e.g. if you are skiing, running, out diving, partying or if you just want to be at home and use SatuGO as your webcam.

Who buys a SatuGO?
The typical SatuGO user is a person that sees possibilities in everything he sees – a person that just has to capture the world from new and crazy perspectives. The typical SatuGO user is a person that is not afraid to confront the world and see it from totally different and crazy perspectives; this could be everyone, from the skater on the street to the businessman, who really just is a big boy.

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When can I buy my SatuGO?
SatuGO is still only a concept product! Often it is very hard to get out with a totally new concept, because producers and investors run a big risk by investing in new ideas. We have tried to accommodate this by making a website with the purpose to gather the SatuGO customers already before SatuGO is set into production. The website works as a kind of public subscription with the purpose to make the commercial market possibilities visible to potential investors. Interested users can register on the website to be one of the first to be offered a SatuGO without being required to buy one, at the same time investors can see how many that are interested in buying a SatuGO camera.

The price of the satuGO camera should be about $69, but it is not yet available.

For more information about the satuGo camera project…

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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.

2″LED Screen
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.

Specifications
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
Photometry: Multi/Center-weighted/Spot
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.

Get more information about Sanyo Xacti CA6 waterproof camera

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The Digital Hero Camera is the most convenient sports camera in the world. Its patented wirst camera design makes it easy to capture exciting photos and video during any sport activity.

The shock-proof polycarbonate casing protects the camera against impact and elements that would destroy other digital cameras. The camera is fully functional at up to 30 feet underwater, allowing you to make cool underwater photos too. It uses just one AAA battery for power and can take up to 260-360 photos on the built-in memory or 32 ten second videos.

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Specifications
Sensor: 640×480 VGA resolution
Lens: Glass f2.8
Exposure: Auto
Internal memory: 32MB Nand Flash Ram
Video: 10s 320×240 clips
Self timer: 10 seconds
PC Connector: USB, no driver required
Power: 1xAAA battery (included)

The price of the Go Pro Digital Hero Camera is $79.95..

Sample photos made with Go Pro Digital Hero Camera
Sample videos made with Go Pro Digital Hero Camera
To get more information or buy yourself a Digital Hero Camera…


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