Camera or Camcorder?
- Thu, 5 May 2005
Sanyo has announced three new additions to its digital camera line-up. Heading the range is the Xacti VPC-C4E, a lightweight camera and camcorder combo with a 5.8x optical zoom, capable of capturing 4MP images and DVD quality MPEG movies. The release follows the success of the Xacti VAP-C1, although the C4 includes some notable improvements including a 1.8-inch transreflexive LCD and digital image stabiliser – designed to counter the effect of shake. The C4 has the capability to produce 8MP-recorded images though interpolation. It is due to be available in the shops from June, and Sanyo has yet to confirm a price for the C4 although it is expected to retail at around £500. Supplied with the camera is a 1Gb SecureDigital card for capturing up to an hour of video, a 128Mb card for storing photographs on, as well as a docking station for charging. Both sporting a more traditional design, the Xacti VPC-S5 is a five-megapixel camera while the VPC-S4 has a 4MP sensor. Both include a 2.8x optical zoom, 1.8-inch LCD screen, 16Mb of internal memory and the ability to capture 2cm macro photographs. No price has been announced for either camera. For more information contact Sanyo on 01923 246363 or visit www.sanyo.co.uk.