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The Sanyo VPC-C4  features 8 MP (interpolated) still images

Sanyo will introduce the VPC-C4 digital media camera in the USA at the CES 2005 show. The VPC-C4 is a pocket-sized, high-resolution 4.0 megapixel digital camera and full-motion MPEG-4 camcorder, different for anything we've seen until now. The camera has a unique design and  features a built-in digital image stabilization for accurate, steady shooting. Users can choose real-time interpolation to convert the CCD's 4.0 megapixel output to 8.0 megapixel images, for clear printouts of large and detailed images...
The Sanyo VPC-C4  features 8 MP (interpolated) still images - digital camera and photography news

PRESS SUMMARY

Next-Generation Digital Camera/Camcorder is a CES Innovations Award Honoree

LAS VEGAS, JANUARY 4, 2005, CES, Booth #9834 – It's easy to be spontaneous when shooting photos and video with the new Sanyo VPC-C4 Digital Media Camera.
A pocket-sized, high-resolution 4.0 megapixel digital camera and full-motion MPEG-4 camcorder, the Sanyo VPC-C4 offers built-in digital image stabilization for accurate, steady shooting. Users can choose real-time interpolation to convert the CCD's 4.0 effective megapixels to a recorded equivalent of 8.0 megapixels, ideal for clear printouts of large and detailed images. A trans-reflective 1.8-inch TFT LCD color monitor allows for easy shot framing and playback.
Following last year's successful introduction of the critically-acclaimed Fisher FVD-C1, the VPC-C4 is the first Digital Media Camera to be introduced in the U.S. market under the Sanyo brand name. It has also been selected for a prestigious 2005 CES Innovations Award. Manufacturer's suggested retail price is TBA. Availability is scheduled for 1st Half 2005.
“Sanyo brings its proprietary imaging technology and design excellence to the next level with the VPC-C4,” said Tom Van Voy, Vice President of Sanyo Fisher Company's Audio Video Division. “As a recognized leader in the fast-emerging category of Digital Media Cameras, Sanyo is expanding its U.S. business by building a strong product line with wide appeal.”
Completely “tapeless,” the VPC-C4 records both digital still images and video onto a standard SD flash memory card. Compact enough to fit easily into a pocket or purse, the thumb-operable “C4” easily captures spontaneous moments, and recorded files can be quickly uploaded via USB 2.0 to a PC or Mac for viewing and sharing via e-mail.  

Sanyo VPC-C4 Digital Media Camera - Key Features:

· 1/2.7" super-efficient 4.23 megapixel CCD
· Built-in digital image stabilization for accurate, steady shooting
· High-resolution 4.0-megapixel still images
· Selectable 8.0-megapixel mode employs real-time interpolation
· Still images and video are recorded on a standard SD memory card
· Up to one hour of  high-quality, full-motion MPEG-4 video recording with (optional)
     1 gigabyte SD memory card (VGA: 640x480 / 30fps)
· 5.8X optical zoom (F3.5), 10X digital zoom (up to 60X zoom combined)
· Compact and comfortable to hold for smooth panning and tilting
· Key functions are thumb-operable for extraordinary ease of use
· Auto Focus captures nearby or faraway targets (Min.: 10 cm, Max.: Infinity), without the need for changing to Macro Mode
· Allows simultaneous shooting of still images while recording video clips
· Trans-reflective 1.8-inch TFT LCD color monitor allows easier viewing in direct sunlight
· AAC CD-quality stereo provides superb 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2-channel sound
· Simple, easy to use on-screen menus
· Voice Recorder Function lets the user record hours of audio notes and memos
· Scene Select Shot allows users to select the best mode for each scene
· Super Macro Shooting for sharp close-ups down to 2 cm from the subject
· 5 Point Auto Focus for still images, Continuous Area AF for video clips
· 15 Adjustable Manual Focus Settings
· Fast Start-up lets shooting begin as soon as the monitor is opened
· Built-in flash for better snapshots indoors and out
· Multifunction Docking Station with wireless infrared remote control
· Play back images and video clips directly on a TV via Docking Station
· Fast USB 2.0 connectivity to PC or Mac
· Thumbnail View provides display of up to nine thumbnail views on the monitor screen
· Thin, compact Lithium-Ion battery gives 60 minutes of high-quality sequential recording
· Talking Navigation Guide is helpful for first-time users
· PictBridge compatible, for direct connection to a printer
· Included CD features software for viewing, managing and editing pictures and video
· Anyone can view recorded video clips using QuickTime 6.5 (included)
· Dimensions: 2.7" (W) x 1.3" (D) x 4.3" (H) (approx. 9.1 cubic inches)
· Weight: 5.6 oz. approx. (main unit only); 6.3 oz. approx. (including battery and SD card)
January 4, 2005
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