Sanyo Updates World's Smallest Camcorder - Xacti C4

Posted: Aug 24 2004, 3:33am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:50pm CDT, in News | Hot Gadgets


Sanyo Updates World's Smallest Camcorder - Xacti C4
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Sanyo launched last year the Sanyo Xacti DMX C1, which is selling in the United States as Fisher FVD-C1.

The new Sanyo Xacti C4 has several improvements and comes in three colors. It is still ultra-small with 152cc.
One improvement is an automatic off-center correction of holding the camcorder. Additionally the screen was enlarged to 400k pixels. The Xacti C4 is able to use SD cards up to 1GB. It records MP4 with 30fps.
More details on Sanyo Press-Release (japanese).

Sanyo Xacti C4 Specification:

The number of effective pixels Approximately 400 ten thousand pixels
Image pickup element 1/2.7 type approximately 423 ten thousand pixel primary colors CCD (the number of entire pixels)
Record medium SD memory card
Record graphics file
At the time in still picture: JPEG type (DCF* 8, DPOF* 9, Exif Ver2.2* 10conformity)
At the time of movie: ISO standard MPEG-4 conformity (MP4)
MPEG-4 audio (AAC compression, 48kHz sampling, 16bit and 2ch)
Record picture prime At the time in still picture: 3264×2448 ヒ ゚ ク セ ル,: 2288×1712 ヒ ゚ ク セ ル,: 1600×1200 ヒ ゚ ク セ ル,: 640×480 ヒ ゚ ク セ ル
At the time of movie: 640×480 ヒ ゚ ク セ ル /30fps/3Mbps,: 640×480 ヒ ゚ ク セ ル /30fps/2Mbps,: 320×240 ヒ ゚ ク セ ル /30fps,: 320×240 ヒ ゚ ク セ ル /15fps,: 176×144 ヒ ゚ ク セ ル /15fps
Lens F = 5.8 - 33.8 mm (35mm film conversions 38mm - 220mm) optical 5.8 time zoom
F3.5 (W) - F3.7 (T) 11 automatic focusing 8 groups (aspheric surface 2 3 aspects) ND filter loading
Photographing range Entire area: 10cm (W)/80cm (T) - XXINF super macro: 2cm (W) - 60cm (W)
Shutter speed At the time in still picture: 1/2 - 1/2000 seconds (at the time of flash radiation 1/30 - 1/2000 seconds, at the time of lamp mode longest 4 seconds) at the time of movie: 1/30 - 1/10000 seconds
Digital zoom When photographing: Maximum approximately 10 time playback time: It differs maximum of 51 times (at the time of 8.0M mode, depending upon resolution)
Automatic focusing system At the time in still picture: At the time of 5 point range AF movie: Area AF
Scene selection Automatic/sport/portrait/scenery/night scene/fireworks/lamp* 11
Digital effect Usually/コスメ/ the monochrome/sepia
Exposure revision ±1.8ev 0.3EV step
Sensitivity setting At the time in still picture: Automatic (ISO50 - 200 suitable), manual (ISO50/100/200/400 suitable change systems)
At the time of movie: Automatic (ISO200 - 800 suitable), manual (ISO200/400/800/1600 suitable change systems)
Self-timer 2 seconds/10 seconds of functioning time
White balance Automatic: Full automatic TTL and manual: Fair weather/clouding heaven/fluorescent light/incandescent lamp
Flash Automatic/forcing radiation/radiation prohibition (at the time of night scene mode photographing slow synchronizer correspondence)
Sound Microphone: Built-in stereo speaker: Built-in monaural (L + R ch mixture output)
Liquid crystal monitor 1.8 Type low temperature polysilicon TFT color liquid crystal (semi- transmitted type) approximately 13 ten thousand pixels
(Range of vision ratio approximately 100%: At the time of private S-AV connector cable not yet connection, brightness adjustment 7 stage, 293° revolution)
Interface AV output (image: Composite video/S image video NTSC/PAL corresponding sound: Stereo, docking station or by way of the connected adapter)
USB2.0 full speed mode correspondence (docking station or by way of the connected adapter)
Power source Lithium ion electric battery × 1 (DB-L20 attachment) AC adapter/charger (VAR-AL20 attachment)
Electric power consumption 3.1W (at the time of attachment electric battery use and movie photographing)
Electric battery available time* 12 Still picture photographing: Approximately 130 (it depends on CIPA standard)/movie photographing: Approximately 60 minutes/playback: Approximately 170 minutes
Size 69 (W) ×108 (H) ×34 (D) mm (maximum measurement) capacity: 152cc
Mass Approximately 159 g (only substance) approximately 178g (attachment electric battery, SD memory card included)
Accessory CD-ROM (Sanyo Software Pack 7.1), docking station, connected adapter, private USB connector cable, private S-AV connector cable, lithium ion electric battery, AC adapter/charger (100-240 V) with power cord/code, camera case, neck strap and lens cap, remote control
* 8: As for DCF (the corporation) electronic intelligence technical industrial association (JEITA) with mainly the graphics file and the like of DSC and the like, arranging the environment to utilize simply between the related equipment it is abbreviation of the standard "Design rule for Camera File system which" is standardized in purpose.
* 9: DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), it is the format in order to record designated information of scene and the quantity etc. which we would like to print from midst of the picture which was photographed with the digital camera to the record media.
* 10: Exif Ver2.2 is the graphics file format standard for the digital camera which is enacted as de facto standard standard.
* 11: The still picture becomes only mode
* 12: As for still picture photographing quantity CIPA standard conformity. The Toshiba make 16MB SD memory card, at the time of attachment lithium ion electric battery use. Continued photographed, when with movie photographing. As for playback in case of continual playback. With actually working condition, electric battery available time fluctuates.

translated from Sanyo Press-Release.

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