SANYO Canada Inc.

SANYO Canada Inc.


October 21, 2009 12:20 ET

SANYO Canada Dual Camera World's First With iFrame Video Format

WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2009) - SANYO Canada Inc. (SANYO) introduced today its high-end Dual Camera, the VPC-HD2000A, as the world's first camcorder to offer compatibility with iFrame, a next generation video format designed to allow users to easily import, edit and share high quality videos.

SANYO's Dual Cameras have always been at the forefront for compatibility with computers as well as online applications and networking. The HD2000A features the iFrame video mode, which records in the same format used to edit on a computer, dramatically speeding up the processes of importing, editing and sharing movies across multiple platforms and devices.

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The HD2000A camcorder will be available nationwide through national and regional retailers beginning October 21, 2009, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $749.99.

"SANYO is proud to be the first manufacturer to offer camcorders that are compatible with the iFrame video format. This format offers a major breakthrough in reducing the time it takes for consumers to import, edit and share high-quality video," said Bryan Asa, General Manager of Digital Imaging, SANYO Canada. "In addition to this new video format, this new Dual Camera also offers the ability to shoot 8-Megapixel photos as well as a number of video modes, including Full HD 1080P/60fps, making it the perfect choice for sharing high quality movies with family and friends, for video bloggers or budding videographers."

iFrame is a computer-friendly video format that has been specifically designed to simplify the process of working with video recorded from a camera. With iFrame, the video recorded in the camera is in the same format that will be used for editing, which means that importing video is fast and file sizes are small. This translates to quick and easy editing and sharing of movies across multiple platforms and devices. This new format can also be used with both Mac and PC compatible applications due to the use of standards-based technologies such as H.264, AAC, MP4 and MOV.

The HD2000A Dual Camera is automatically programmed to default to the iFrame mode for ultimate ease of use and convenience. In addition to the iFrame video format (960 x 540), this camera can record in High Definition 1080P (1920 x 1080), as well as high speed video formats for slow motion playback.

The HD2000A is in SANYO's signature vertical form factor.

SANYO Dual Cameras conveniently record photos and videos to SD/SDHC media cards (sold separately) and are thumb-operable for key functions, with separate video and photo buttons for easy switching between shooting video and photos. Unlike conventional camcorders, there's no need to switch modes, enabling the capture of those once-in-a-lifetime moments as the cameras can take both stills and videos simultaneously.

This highly advanced camera 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 an impressive 1080p (progressive) format, offering ultra-smooth, professional-looking 60 frames per second. The camera also offers 8-Megapixel still photos, sequential shooting, and a number of modes including macro photo capability.

Features include:

-- iFrame video format H.264 960 x 540 (30fps)

-- 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)

-- 2.7-inch wide LCD monitor 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 Digital Interface via Cradle

-- Optional lenses: Tele, Wide, Semi-Fisheye

-- External microphone input

-- Available in Black only

-- Cold shoe mount for external light or microphone

iMovie, Mac, and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Works with iMovie logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.

The iFrame logo and the iFrame symbol are trademarks of Apple Inc.

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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 Woodbridge, Ontario (a business suburb north of Toronto). SANYO Canada is a service and sales company that markets and sells a variety of 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 or

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