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Sanyo expands Dual Camera line with CG100 and GH1

Sanyo further expands the Dual Camera line with the CG100 and GH1. The cameras offer Full HD video and 14 megapixel photo capture in a slim design. The video format is "MPEG-4 AVC / H.264", which enables videos to be handled on a computer or the Internet using a single file, just like a still photo. Furthermore, these models are equipped with the "Double Range Zoom" feature for zoom operation while filming video. This technology allows you to switch between a Wide Mode (40 to 240 mm) and a Tele Mode (80 to 480 mm)...

PRESS SUMMARY

Check-out the current line of Sanyo Dual Cameras at Shopping.comSANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of two new Dual Camera Xacti, the DMX-CG100 and DMX-GH1 on April 16, 2010. With slim and compact designs, the new models capture Full HD video and high-resolution photos, based on the Dual Camera concept of taking both videos and photos with one camera.

Instead of coming out with devices that are only used to record important events, the Xacti series aims to provide customers with more enjoyable video experiences, by offering cameras that users can conveniently carry everywhere to easily capture both photos and videos in daily life. By utilizing a convenient video format that can be easily handled on PC and Internet environments, as well as on home TVs, Xacti cameras are more than just hardware for capturing, viewing, and saving images. They are convenient products for sharing videos online, and on multi-media sites, thereby providing new ways to enjoy captured images. As a result, Xacti cameras have been very well received by the market.

With slim designs for easy portability, the new Xacti models can capture both Full HD video and 14 mega-pixel photos. This makes them handy video cameras for use in a wide variety of daily situations or special events.

Main Features

1. Full HD video and 14 mega-pixel photo capture in a slim design
While the DMX-CG100 and DMX-GH1 both have slim compact designs, they can still capture Full HD video (1920 x 1080 (60i)) and 14 mega-pixel high-resolution photos.
 The video format for the new cameras is “MPEG-4 AVC / H.264,” which enables videos to be handled on a computer or the Internet using a single file, just like a still photo. This format is fully supported by the “Windows 7”*2 operating system launched last year, making it convenient to use in this WindowsR environment.
 Since these video files can be seen with the same PC thumbnail displays as for regular photo files, it makes them even more convenient. They can also be played directly with Windows Media Player, edited using Windows Live Movie Maker*3, adopted for business applications such as animated Powerpoint presentations, and are even compatible with Device Stage.

*2 Windows is a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. The official name of Windows is the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
*3 Downloadable from the Microsoft Corporation website.


2. “Double Range Zoom”*4 covering an extensive scope from wide angle to 12x telephoto
The new models are equipped with SANYO's proprietary “Double Range Zoom” feature for zoom operation while filming video. With a touch of the Zoom Range Button, this technology allows users to effectively switch between two zoom ranges, a Wide Mode (40 mm to 240 mm) and a Tele Mode (80 mm to 480 mm), which changes the size of the video capture area on the image sensor. As a result, the new models offer an extensive range of video capture from wide angle to telephoto zoom for distant scenery, with a magnification of up to 12x (40 mm to 480 mm; 35-mm film basis).

*4For video capture only (optical 5x zoom when capturing photos)
*“Advanced Zoom” technology is completely different from regular digital zoom. It provides wider angle capture as well as higher magnification zoom, by progressively changing the image capture area on the image sensor. Unlike the regular digital zoom, it achieves zooming without image degradation.


3. “Double Sub Rec Buttons”*5 for easy capture of low-angle subjects such as children and pets
The DMX-GH1 features SANYO's unique “Double Sub Rec Button” for easier shooting. In addition to the regular recording buttons, there are also separate Double Sub Rec video and photo capture buttons on the upper front edge of the camera. This enables the user to capture a subject in a comfortable posture even when the subject is at a low angle. Now it is easy to capture scenes from the same standpoint as children and pets, for recording of a world that is different from the usual perspective.

*5Available on the DMX-GH1

4. Other Features
- “Digital Image Stabilizer”*6 and “Face Chaser Function”*7 for videos
- “The new Digital Image Stabilizer,”*6 “Face Chaser Function”*7 “Target a Color Function”*7*8 for photos
- “Reverse Sequential Shot Function” to prevent the missing of photo opportunities
- “Mini HDMI Terminal”*9 for the enjoyment of even more beautiful Full HD resolution
- “Eye-Fi card compatibility”*10 enables automatic uploading of images to a computer
- Compatible with large-capacity recording media, SDXC memory cards

*6For instances where there is intense shaking or when the shutter is slow, motion correction function may not be able to correct the image
*7Depending on the photographic subject and shooting conditions, there are instances where the function may not work as expected.
*8This function was developed by SANYO with reference to the K-Means tracker technology of Wakayama University
*9Cable sold separately
*10The Eye-Fi Share card and Eye-Fi Share Video card are sold separately.
The maximum file size that can be uploaded from the Eye-Fi Share Video card is 2GB.
The Eye-Fi Uploading Function may not operate in the future due to change in card specifications

Additional information: Check-out the current line of Sanyo Dual Cameras at Shopping.com
April 11, 2010
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