Sanyo has announced that their 5 megapixel digital still camera/MPEG-4 video camera is now available in North America. The Sanyo C5 is an ultra compact camcorder measuring 2.7 x 0.9 x 4.3-inches and weighing a mere 5.5 ounces.
Despite the C5’s small size it packs a lot of features. The body houses a 2-inch trans-reflective LCD screen, 5x optical zoom, and 12x digital zoom. As for the picture sensor, it will pack in a 1/2.5-inch 5.26-megapixel CCD which will allow you to produce full motion MPEG-4 video (640×480 / 30fps) and 5-megapixel digital stills. In addition the camera has a built in 10-megapixel interpolation mode that allows you to output huge resolution pictures straight from the camera.
To store all your photos and video the player includes a 128MB SD card with the ability to up that capacity with bigger cards.
The Sanyo C5 is available soon for a suggested retail price of $699.99.
SANYO C5 Digital Media Camera – Key Features:
* High quality MPEG-4 digital video (30 frames/second)
* 5-Megapixel digital still photos
* Real time interpolation for 10-Megapixel output
* Slim, compact design for ultimate portability
* Capture still and video images simultaneously
* Built-in image stabilization
* Wind roar reduction
* Built-in 3-mode flash
* High quality stereo recording (AAC-LC)
* 5X optical zoom lens
* 12X digital zoom
* Seven scene select modes (auto, sports, portrait, landscape, night view, fireworks, lamp)
* 15 adjustable manual focus settings
* Super macro shooting (down to a distance of 1cm)
* Self timer (2 seconds/10 seconds)
* 2.0″ trans-reflective LCD screen for easier viewing in direct sunlight
* Rechargeable lithium ion battery
* Talking navigation guide
* Web cam function
* PictBridge compatible
* USB 2.0 & S-Video output
* 128MB card included
* PC/MAC compatible
* Dimensions: 2.7″ x 4.3″ x 0.9″