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Sanyo announces the VPC-HD700 slim HD 720p shooter

Sanyo unveils the VPC-HD700 digital camcorder, successor to the VPC-HD2. The new HD-700 is a slim and lightweight (only 189 grams) high-definition 720p (i.e. 1280 vertical by 720 horizontal pixels) digital movie camera. Movies are recorded in the high-compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, and the new camera also takes stills at up to 7.1 megapixels. The HD-700 features a Face Chaser function that detects up to 12 faces during shooting and when still images are played back, Blur Canceller adjusts for hand shaking...
All about the new Sanyo VPC-HD700

HIGHLIGHTS

The VPC-HD700 is a slim and stylish high-definition shooter. Its volume of 171 cc and weight of 189 g make it the smallest and lightest 720p digital movie camera on the market*. Compared with our previous model, the VPC-HD2, it's about 16% smaller in volume and 10% lighter. Now it's even easier to put in your pocket or bag and take with you wherever you go. With the HD700 on hand, you won't miss another photo or movie opportunity. Not only does the HD700 take high-definition movies at 720p (i.e., 1280 vertical by 720 horizontal pixels), it also takes high-resolution stills at up to 7.1 megapixels. This lone shooter gives you a choice of taking either high-quality movies or stills, without the hassle of having to switch between separate still and video cameras.  

Thanks to the VPC-HD700's ergonomic new design, the lens barrel lines up horizontally when the unit is set up on a tripod. At the same time, it follows the characteristic design concept of the Xacti series, in that the user can maintain a comfortable, pistol-style grip and avoid muscle fatigue. The compact and slim chassis of the HD700, though, is more than merely functional. Its elegant curves and attractive materials are also very easy on the eye. The style-conscious user can choose from three different colors: a coolly elegant silver; a chic and vivid red; and a glamorous, burnished brown.  
 
*  Among commercially available high-definition (720p) movie cameras (based on Sanyo research, September 26, 2007).

Additional information: All about the new Sanyo VPC-HD700
October 12, 2007
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