SANYO Canada Inc.

SANYO Canada Inc.

May 05, 2009 07:00 ET

SANYO Canada Announces 2009 Dual Cameras Ship to Stores

All-HD Xacti lineup features Full HD, Standard and Compact HD and Waterproof HDcameras

WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) - SANYO Canada Inc. (SANYO), a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., announces that five of the high definition Dual Camera Xacti 2009 Lineup are now on their way to Canadian stores. Shipping today are the VPC-FH1, VPC-TH1, VPC-CG10, VPC-WH1 and VPC-CA9.

New for 2009, Dual Cameras in horizontal body styles join models in Xacti's signature vertical form factor, offering a broad line of models in a variety of bright colours including hot pink and metallic lime green designed to appeal to discerning consumers and retailers.

High resolution product images are available at www.marketwire.com/sanyo.

Full HD 1080 p model (VPC-FH1)

The Full HD Dual Cameras are truly the benchmark in high definition, offering 1920 x 1080 pixels, and 60 frames per second recording for crystal clear, smooth motion videos. The highly advanced FH1 not only offers a standard 1080i (interlaced) format (recording at 60 fields per second), but with the SANYO proprietary CMOS engine, recording is also available in 1080p (progressive) format at an ultra-smooth, professional-looking 60 frames per second.

Main Features: VPC-FH1 (Horizontal; $699.99 MSRP)

- Full 1080p HD Video (60fps)

- 8-Megapixel Digital Photos and High-Speed Sequential Shooting (12fps)

- High Speed Recording/Super Slow Motion Playback (240/600fps for 1/4 or 1/10 playback)

- 3-inch wide LCD Monitor (FH1) for HD Playback

- 10x Optical Zoom for photos

- 16x advanced zoom (more area included than standard zooming, 160x digital zoom) for video

- Digital Image Stabilizer (Movies & Stills)

- 'Face Chaser' technology (up to 12 faces) for photos/videos

- HDMI Output

- "Xacti Library" HDD Storage Feature

- Optional lenses: Tele, Wide, Semi-Fisheye

- VPC-FH1 is available in Black

Compact HD models (VPC-TH1 and VPC-CG10)

In response to massive global demand for high definition equipment, the Dual Cameras for 2009 are all designed to record high definition video. SANYO's compact HD Models offer 720p (1280 x 720) HD capability and record at 30 frames per second. The VPC-TH1 also offers an impressive 30x optical zoom and an incredible three-hour, 20-minute long continuous recording time, all in HD!

Main Features: VPC-TH1 (Horizontal; $399.99 MSRP)

- HD Digital Video (720p, 30fps)

- 30x Optical Zoom

- Up to 2-megapixel interpolated photos and 720p high-definition video

- 2-Megapixel sequential shooting (13fps)

- 3-inch LCD (TFT) Widescreen Display

- Long 3-hour 20-minute continuous recording battery life

- Digital Image Stabilizer (video and stills)

- 'Face Chaser' technology can detect up to 12 faces for photos and videos

- HDMI Output

- 3D DNR digital noise reduction for clearer images

- Available in Red and Blue

Main Features: VPC-CG10 (Vertical; $299.99 MSRP)

- 10-Megapixel photos and 720p HD video

- 5x optical zoom

- 3-inch Widescreen LCD

- Digital Image Stabilizer (video and stills)

- 'Face Chaser'/Detection Technology (up to 12 faces)

- High-Speed Sequential Shooting 7fps

- 3D DNR digital noise reduction for clearer images

- Available in Black and Hot Pink

Waterproof Compact HD models (VPC-WH1 and VPC-CA9)

With a conventional digital camera or camcorder, many users are understandably reluctant to film or shoot in the rain or other wet environments, fearing water damage to the camera. The VPC-WH1 and VPC-CA9, however, have earned the high level IEC 60529 waterproof rating-IPX8-allowing high definition 1280 x 720 30fps footage to be captured without worrying about the effects of water or snow. The VPC-CA9 is operable down to a water depth of up to 1.5 metres (five feet), while the VPC-WH1 is submersible down to an astounding three metres (10 feet).

With SANYO's advanced waterproofing technology, these cameras can be used without thinking twice in the rain, for marine sports such as surfing or snorkeling, or for winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding.

Main Features: VPC-WH1 (Horizontal; $549.99 MSRP)

- Waterproof up to 3 metres (10 feet) for one hour

- Exceptional 30x optical zoom

- 2.5-inch LCD Display

- Up to 2-megapixel interpolated photos and 720p high-definition video

- 2-megapixel sequential shooting (13fps)

- 'Face Chaser' face detecting technology for both photos and videos (12 faces)

- 3-hour 20-minute recording time; long battery life

- HDMI Output

- Available in White and Yellow

Main Features: VPC-CA9 (Vertical; $499.99 MSRP)

- Waterproof up to 1.5 metres (5 feet) for one hour

- 9-megapixel photos and 720p high-definition video

- High Speed Sequential shooting (7fps)

- 5x Optical Zoom

- 2.5" LCD monitor

- 'Face Chaser' face detection technology

- Available in Black, Red and Metallic Lime Green

The SANYO Xacti Dual Camera models will be available at retailers including L.L. Lozeau, Bay Bloor Radio, Brentview Electronics, Golden Electronics, Advance Electronics, Audio Warehouse, Krazy Kiley's, PA Soundworks, The Camera Store, NCIX, Henry's, Best Buy, Black Photo, Dell.ca and Future Shop online.

About SANYO

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, multi-billion dollar leading company for energy and environment, providing solutions for environment, energy and for lifestyle applications based on its brand vision 'Think GAIA.' SANYO Canada Inc. (a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), established in 1958, is based in Concord, Ontario (a business suburb north of Toronto). SANYO Canada is a service and sales company that markets and sells a variety commercial and consumer solutions including rechargeable batteries, solar modules, HVAC, digital projectors, dual cameras, digital still cameras, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics and HD televisions and monitors. For more information, please visit http://ca.sanyo.com or http://fr.ca.sanyo.com.

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