Friday, 10 September 2010

Sanyo Xacti VPC SH1 HD Camcorder Revealed New Xacti To Feature Narrow-Body, Wide Lens, 1080p

New Panasonic subsidiary Sanyo showed off plenty of new cameras at CES
earlier this month (including the Xacti CS1), but one of their cameras,
the Xacti VPC-SH1, features a narrow-body design, but has a 35mm-wide
angle lens. In addition to the wide angle lens, Sanyo has pulled out all
the stops and this camera can shoot Full HD (1080p).
Sanyo has included a 2-megapixel sensor for capturing the video, and the
device sports a 30x optical zoom. The zoom is thanks to Sanyo's
exclusive Advanced Zoom technology. With the wide-angle 35mm lens, you
can shoot your own movie studio-style widescreen HD video, as the 35mm
lens (according to Sayno) is the equivalent to the 35mm film reels used
by movie studios
The SH1 has what Sanyo claims is the Industry's smallest, lightest and
thinnest body and comes in at only 7.2 ounces. It's definitely a thin
camcorder for that wide lens and full HD video. The camcorder includes a
Double Sub mode where you can take digital photos while recording
video. A more tech savy user probably could just take screenshots from
the video he's recorded, but that can be time consuming, and not
everybody knows how to do something like that.
At any rate, the SH1 will record in H.264, which is compatible with Mac
and Windows. Sanyo has also applied for the SH1 to support Apple's new
iFrame video format, which is a variation of the original H.264 format.
For other features, it'll have a SD card slot, an HDMI-out port for
viewing your HD content on a big screen, and Image Stabilization for
shaky hands. The SH1 will start shipping next month, and will cost $400.
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