SANYO Canada Inc.

SANYO Canada Inc.

April 11, 2007 07:00 ET

Next Generation SANYO High Definition Digital Video Camera

CONCORD, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 11, 2007) - Unveiled at CES a few months ago, the next generation SANYO Xacti HD2 combines 720p high definition digital video capability with 7.38 megapixel stills along with 76 per cent greater low light sensitivity. A follow-up to the innovative and multi-award winning HD1 and HD1a series, the ergonomic, pocket-sized SANYO Xacti HD2 also sports a new HDMI digital interface, built into the unit's docking station, enabling an all-digital output to HDTVs and high-definition video recorder devices.

"The enormous worldwide demand for the high-definition HD1 series inspired and invigorated SANYO's design team to significantly raise the performance bar on the HD2," says Bryan Asa, General Manager, Digital Imaging, SANYO Canada Inc. "Increased low-light sensitivity is just one example of how the HD2 has been engineered to provide a more satisfying user experience than ever before."

The HD2 can record up to 21 minutes of high-definition video (or up to one hour of standard-definition video) per gigabyte of available memory on any standard SD or high-capacity SDHC card (memory cards sold separately). Using a single 8-gigabyte SDHC card, HD2 users can easily and spontaneously shoot nearly three hours of high-definition video, up to eight hours of standard-definition video or thousands of 7.1-megapixel digital still images.

Housed in a stylish blue graphite body, the HD2 weighs in at 8.3 ounces/235 grams (including battery and a standard SD memory card) and measures 3.1 inches W x 4.7 inches H x 1.4 inches D (78.7 cm W x 119.4 cm H x 35.6 cm D).

The SANYO HD2 is available at a number of retailers including Centre Hi Fi, 2001 Audio Video, Bay Bloor Radio, Brentview Electronics, Golden Electronics, Henry's, Audio Warehouse, Advance Electronics, A&B Sound, NCIX, Compusmart, Dell, and Future Shop Online. MSRP is $899.99.

SANYO Canada, established in 1958, is based in Concord, Ontario (a business suburb north of Toronto). Founded in 1947 in Osaka, Japan, SANYO, which stands for "three oceans," has $22 billion worldwide in sales. The company provides a full range of SANYO consumer and industrial products including audio and video, digital cameras, wireless communication, LCD projectors and monitors, security video, air conditioning and home appliance products. SANYO is also the world's largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries. Its environmental focus includes solar energy panel products, non-fluorocarbon refrigeration, and electric vehicle power solutions (for the Ford Escape Hybrid and Honda Accord). It is also a major manufacturer of lab equipment and C02 incubators. Visit for more information.

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