w00t Sanyo Xacti 1080 Full-HD Camcorder with 3x Optical Zoom

From: TOS15 Jun 2011 07:39
To: ALL1 of 1

Warning: May Not Be Heroic
Look at those shoulders. And aren’t those eyes up top? I’m telling ya, this Sanyo Xacti Camcorder is a disguised robot.
If 80s/90s television has taught us one thing, it’s this: when something vaguely looks like a robot, it absolutely has to be a robot. So be aware, people, this Sanyo Xacti 1080 Full-HD Camcorder with 3x Optical Zoom is watching you… and recording your every move.
Well, sure, that might not be a total surprise, since it’s a 1920x1080 handheld camera. After all, with a car or a jet fighter, you don’t expect it to be recording. But people see a Sanyo Xacti 1080 Full-HD Camcorder, they know right away there’s a chance to be forever immortalized in a 10MP digital photo, or an iMovie compatible MPEG4/H.264 video. But does everybody know that the Sanyo Xacti 1080 Full-HD Camcorder has a docking port for smuggling tiny allies behind enemy lines? It could easily be mistaken for a SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot, but remember: transforming robot happenin’ here. You can’t ever believe your eyes.
That built-in flash is only to distract you from those little ridges on either side (which are actually the eyes). And when you aren’t looking, the arms come out of what looks like the microphones. Don’t believe us? Tap the side and watch the USB plug appear. This Sanyo Xacti 1080 Full-HD Camcorder with 3x Optical Zoom has hidden secrets, like a Mini HDMI interface port and an additional carrying bag. That’s an included accessory, you see. And transforming robots ALWAYS have an included accessory. ALWAYS.
Don’t trust this thing for a second, people. Let it into your life and a year from now we’re staring at robot dinosaurs who don’t understand the first person pronoun. Really, you’d think a super-advanced robot would at least do a beta test before they let that thing walk out of the workshop. Even chatbots can figure out pronouns.

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Warranty: Camera: 1 Year Parts/90 Day Labor Sanyo; Camera Bag: 90 Day Sanyo
Condition: New
  • MPEG4/H.264 recording format, coupled with SANYO’s built-in software application makes sharing videos and photos via social networking sites including Facebook, YouTube and Picasa a breeze
  • Full-HD 1080 30p Video (1920x1080)
  • 10 Megapixel Digital Photos
  • iMovie Compatible
  • Embedded Software for Sharing Videos/Photos
  • 2” TFT LCD Monitor for HD Playback
  • 3x Optical Zoom Photo
  • Wide Angle Lens Range Video: 36mm – 108mm
  • Wide Angle Lens Range Photos: 37mm – 111mm
  • High Speed Sequential Shooting Mode
  • Digital Image Stabilizer (Photos and Video)
  • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Compression Technology
  • 48KHz, 16 bit, AAC Stereo Sound Recording
  • Built-In Stereo Microphone with Built-In Speaker
  • Mini HDMI Digital Interface
  • Built-In Direct USB Connector
  • USB Extension Cable included
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Compatible
Bag Features:
  • Adjustable Shoulder Strap
  • Interior Pockets for SD Card Storage
  • Fits all Dual Camera Models
  • Dimensions: 7"L x 4.5"W x 4"H
Additional Photos:Technical Specifications:
Image Sensor
C-MOS Sensor
1/2.33 inch
Approx. 10.7 megapixels
Effective Pixel
Photo:Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
Video:Approx. 8.3 Megapixels (in Full HD/HD mode), Approx. 10.0 Megapixels (in SD)
Recording Media
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card (up to 32GB SDHC Memory Card)
SDXC Memory Card (up to 64GB SDXC Memory Card)
Internal memory approx. 80MB
Recording File Formats
Photo:JPEG (DCF, DPOF, Exif Ver2.2)
Video:ISO standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.MP4)
Audio:48kHZ sampling, 16bit, 2ch, AAC compression
Resolution (Pixels) Photo
12M:4000 x 3000 (Interpolation)
10M:3648 x 2736
5M:2592 x 1944
2M:1600 × 1200
Resolution (Pixels) Sequential
2M:1600 x 1200 (10fps/30 shots)
Resolution (Pixels) Video
Full-SHQ:1920 x 1080 (30 fps/12Mbps)
HD-HR:1280 x 720 (60fps/12Mbps)
HD-SHQ:1280 x 720 (30 fps/9Mbps)
TV-SHQ:640 x 480 (30 fps/3Mbps)
F=6.3 – 18.9mm
F=3.1 (wide) – 5.9 (tele)
Auto Focus
5 groups, 6 elements (4 aspheric elements, 6 aspheric surfaces)
Angle of view/Zoom ratio (35mm equiv.)
Photo:F=36.0 – 108mm 3x Optical Zoom
Video:F=37.0 – 111mm 3x Optical Zoom
Photo Range
Wide:10 cm – ?
Tele:60cm – ?
Shutter Speed
Photo:1/2 – 1/1500 sec. (Flash: 1/30 – 1/1500 sec.)
Sequential:1/30 – 1/1500 sec. (No flash)
Video:1/30 – 1/10000 sec.
Digital Zoom
Shooting:Max. Approx. 4x, Total zoom range: 12x (Photo) / 12x (Video)
Playback:Max. Approx. 62.5x (12M mode, varies with resolution)
Auto (Photo: 9-point AF)
Minimum Illumination for Video
Approx. 14 lux (Auto mode, 1/30 sec.)
Auto (Video recording 50 ~ 800, Still image shooting ISO50 ~ 400)
Digital Image Stabilizer
Photos:Multi-calculation electric image stabilizer
Videos:Electronic image stabilizer
Self Timer
2 sec. delay
10 sec. delay
White Balance
Auto:Full auto TTL
Flash Modes
Red-Eye Reduction
Flash Range
Approx. 50cm to 3.5m (wide)
Approx. 60cm to 1.9m (tele)
Microphone:Built-in Stereo
Speaker:Built-in monaural (L/R mixed output)
2.0 inch low-temperature polysilicon TFT colour-screen LCD, Approx. 150,000 dots
AV output – Video:mini HDMI
AV output – Audio:Stereo
USB 2.0:High-Speed Mode
English / French / German / Spanish / Greek / Italian / Dutch / Russian / Portuguese / Turkish / Finnish / Swedish / Malay / Polish / Thai / Korean / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese/Japanese
Differ depending on the country
Power Source
Lithium-ion battery (DB-L80, included: 700mAh)
Power Consumption
Using battery: 3.4 W (when shooting videos)
Approx. Battery Life
Photo:Approx. 170 Photos (CIPA standard)
Video:Approx. 65 min (Full SHQ mode), Continuous playback: Approx. 240 min.
2.48” (W) x 0.87” (D) x 4.36” (H) (maximum dimension, excluding protruding parts)
Approx. 4.3 oz. (including battery and SD card)
Approx. 3.7” (body only)
Operating Environment
Temperature 0-40°C
Humidity 30-90% (non-condensing)
System Requirements for Windows
Operating System:Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
CPU:Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz or faster
Core Duo T2600 2.16GHz or faster
Athlon X2 4600+ 2.4GHz or faster
RAM:1GB or greater (Recommended 2GB or greater)
Video RAM:128MB or greater (Recommended 256MB or greater)
System Requirements for Mac
Operating System:Mac OS X 10.3.9
Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later
CPU:Core 2 Duo or faster
RAM:1GB or greater (Recommended 2GB or greater)
Video RAM:256MB or greater
In the box:
  • Sanyo VPC-PD2BK Full HD 1080 Pocket Movie Dual Camera
  • USB Interface Cable
  • Li-ion Battery Pack
  • Instruction Manual
  • Safety Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • Sanyo VCP-HCX10 Camera Bag with Shoulder Strap