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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.

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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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Panasonic today introduced the LUMIX DMC-FZ50, the successor to the critically acclaimed DMC-FZ30, featuring 10.1 megapixels and Panasonic??’s revolutionary Intelligent ISO Control technology which compensates for subject movement to decrease image blurriness – an industry first.

The LUMIX DMC-FZ50 with MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) features a powerful 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 35 mm to 420 mm on a 35 mm film camera) f/2.8 LEICA DC lens. It also boasts a 10.1-megapixel high resolution CCD for its image sensor and Venus Engine III for the image processing LSI, making it possible to record an image at a maximum ISO 1600 high sensitivity setting at full resolution. Furthermore, by dramatically reducing noise levels, the DMC-FZ50 is able to capture 10.1-megapixel full resolution images even in high sensitivity recordings.

Panasonic is synonymous with clear, stable picture taking, and incorporates MEGA Optical Image Stabilization into all of its digital cameras. The worldwide debut of the revolutionary new Intelligent ISO Control (IIC) feature on Panasonic??’s LUMIX cameras signals the arrival of a new level of photographic excellence. IIC allows high sensitivity recording at full resolution (1250 ISO maximum) made possible by the advanced image processing LSI Venus Engine III. When set to the IIC, the Venus Engine III detects the subject’s movement and adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and the light condition automatically. Panasonic’s intelligent image stabilizing system allows users to take clear, crisp images in just about any situation.

Among the enhancements from its predecessor, the DMC-FZ50 is equipped with a new Function Button which serves as a shortcut to quickly set frequently-used settings such as recording image size, light metering, AF area, white balance, and ISO sensitivity. A newly incorporated custom setting function memorizes the user’s frequent setting patterns so they can be instantly applied by simply selecting this function with the mode dial. The FZ50 also has a 2-inch LCD which flips out to 180 degrees, making it easier to view even when shooting from high or low angles.

The DMC-FZ50 is now compatible with TTL external flashes creating greater flexibility for shooting in a wider range of conditions. The long battery life will allow the user to shoot approximately 360 images on one charge* (CIPA), yet another way the FZ50 stakes its claim to a premium spot in the digital camera market.

The price of the Panasonic DMC-FZ50 will be about $649.95, it will begin shipping in September.

More information about the new digital camera from Panasonic…
See some sample photos made with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50


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