SANYO Canada Inc.

SANYO Canada Inc.

September 19, 2007 07:00 ET

Sanyo Canada launches World's Smallest and Lightest Full HD Digital Camcorder

CONCORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2007) - SANYO Canada has launched the SANYO Xacti HD1000, the world's smallest and lightest full HD digital camcorder.(i)

The SANYO Xacti HD1000 records in Full HD (1920x1080i) MPEG-4 video with the new AVC/H.264 Video compression (ii) and takes 4 megapixel stills (with a CMOS sensor). It also sports a 10X optical and 10X digital zoom, has a 2.7-inch LCD, and includes digital stereo sound, built-in stabilizer, in-camera editing features and a webcam function.

The HD1000 is HDMI compatible with its docking station and introduces a new 'Xacti Library' function that allows for easy HD movie saving and playback between your cameracorder, HD television and external hard disc drive (hard drive not included). It is SD/SDHC card compatible (cards sold separately) with optional conversion lenses available in tele, wide and semi-fisheye formats.

The HD1000 is also the first SANYO device to incorporate new results from a collaborative study between Japan's Chiba University and SANYO on the optimal lens-to-grip angle in minimizing muscle strain when holding and recording with a camcorder.

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"The SANYO Xacti line has gained a reputation for excellence and innovation," says Bryan Asa, General Manager, Digital Imaging, Sanyo Canada. "The new SANYO Xacti HD1000 continues our pioneering approach by combining full 1080i HD video recorded in the advanced AVC/H.264 standard with a massive 2.7-inch widescreen display and a simple hardware and software interface for file saving and TV playback."

The SANYO Xacti HD1000 is available at Canadian retailers including Centre HiFi, L.L. Lozeau, 2001 Audio Video, Bay Bloor Radio, Henry's, TeleCity Electronics, Audio Warehouse, Advance Electronics, A&B Sound, NCIX, Best Buy Online and for an MSRP of $1,099.99.

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.

(i) For consumer use Full HD digital movie cameras, size is by volume (as of August 30, 2007). (ii) File size up to 25% smaller than typical MPEG-4 files.

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