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Old Jul 17, 2006, 3:26 PM   #1
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Sanyo have a new Xacti, really an evolution of the C6:


thought it's cheaper @ $399


I guess this would make it ideal for the beach as long as you didn't drop it into the water!
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Old Jul 17, 2006, 4:40 PM   #2
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excellent choice . nice find, seems fit for the Sanyo/fisher indexagain I would not go backwards to a smaller screen if you ask me 3 inch would closed the deal and a lesser price tag of 200 plus

those who rough it would deffently get this I bet?

Technical DetailsDigital media camera takes combines the functionality of a digital camera with a digital camcorder Weather-resistant design Records MPEG-4 movies and 6.0-megapixel stills simultaneously Clear 2.0-inch color TFT LCD display; rotates up to 285 degrees Highly-efficient 5x optical zoom lens and 12x digital zoom See more technical details
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Xacti VPC-CA6 Highlights
Advanced MPEG-4 technology
The Xacti CA6 features Sanyo's proprietary MPEG-4 engine to execute a vast number of calculations in a short period of time. This engine enables the Xacti CA6's advanced real-time MPEG-4 compression. Recording in the global multimedia standard, MPEG-4 delivers exceptional video clarity and detail while being exceptionally efficient in the way it records digital information. The results are high-quality videos that are saved in smaller files.


2.0-inch LCD screen
The CA6 features an incredibly clear 2.2-inch, Sanyo-developed Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) with 210,000 total pixels. The display flips out from the camera and rotates up to 285 degrees on an axis that allows you to take great video or still images from otherwise difficult positions.
6.37-megapixel CCD image sensor
Inside the CA6 digital media camera is an advanced 6.37-megapixel (total) CCD image sensor to capture high-quality digital videos (at a very smooth and natural 30 fps!), with full-range stereo sound.
Multiple shooting modes
The CA6 features five shooting modes, which allow you to capture the content based on how it will be used. Whether you are shooting for TV or DVD, for a personal media player such as the iPod or using the camera as a high-quality webcam, the CA6 can be switched to the shooting mode best suited for your needs.
Record specifically for your personal media player
The CA6 has a recording mode designed specifically to capture video destined for the iPod video or other MPEG4 capable media players. Shooting in the new Web-SHQ mode, you videos will be captured at 320 x 240 pixels at 30 frames-per-second -- perfect for some of the most popular personal media players available.
Capture still and videos simultaneously
The Xacti CA6 enables simultaneous shooting of 6-megapixel still images and 640 x 480-pixel video clips with a simple press of the shutter button during the shooting of a movie clip. Users will never need to miss another precious photo opportunity. (Depending on the mode used to take still images, simultaneous video clip shooting may be interrupted. While shooting video clips, using the digital image stabilizer may change the angle of view for still images.)

Record to standard SD memory cards
The CA6 can record up to two hours of standard-definition (640 x 480 resolution) video on a standard 2GB SD memory card (sold separately).
High-quality digital stereo recording
The Xacti CA6's 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2-channel sound for AAC-LC (MPEG-4 Audio) provides a sense of audio reality to complement those important moments.
Built-in image stabilization
The SANYO Xacti CA6 comes with a sophisticated image stabilizer. Using a proprietary SANYO algorithm, the CA6 automatically compensates for distracting up-and-down or side-to-side camera movement, keeping your subject steady and easy to follow. It accurately distinguishes between unintentional camera shake and deliberate camera movement. This handy feature operates in both wide-angle and telephoto modes, giving every shot a solid, professional-looking feel.
Sleek, ergonomic design
On or off, the CA6 is a true work of art. Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand, all video and still functions can be easily accessed with your thumb. Aside from making everything much simpler and easier to use, this 'one thumb' interface lets you enjoy -- and be a part of -- each precious moment you record.

5x digital zoom lets you get close to the action
5x optical zoom / 12x digital zoom
The CA6 digital media camera features a highly efficient 5x optical zoom with a bright maximum aperture of f/3.5. The CA6's lens also provides a fantastic field-of-view with a 38-190 mm range (35 mm equivalent). Combined with the 12x digital zoom, the CA6 provides up to 60x zooming capability.
Super-fast start up
Reduce your chance of missing the moment. The Xacti CA6 media camera is designed for super fast start-up and shooting. With the tapeless design, the CA6 eliminates the need to queue up a tape deck, so you can start recording right away. When the CA6 is powered on, closing the LCD display puts the CA6 in standby mode. Simply open the display and the CA6 automatically powers up and can begin immediately recording in as little as 1.7 seconds.
Sanyo Lithium-ion battery
The Xacti CA6 includes a high-capacity Sanyo brand lithium-ion battery. The DBL-L20U is a high-voltage 3.7-volt battery designed to work with the SANYO Xacti CA6 camera. High-energy density design minimizes the battery size and weight, making it perfect for use in small portable cameras. The DBL-L20 is designed to resist memory accumulation so it provides a full charge every time.

Easy connection to TV, VCR, DVD recorder or computer
The Xacti CA6 enables easy playback of recorded video directly on a TV screen. Connect the CA6 to a VCR or DVD recorder to back-up copies of recorded content. Still images and video clips on the Xacti CA6 are played back continuously and in chronological order. The Xacti CA6 also offers convenient connection to a PC. With simple drag-and-drop operation, it's easy to save recorded video clips and still images onto a computer's hard disk for emailing, editing, or archiving.

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Old Jul 18, 2006, 2:51 PM   #3
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Complete press release and specs here for waterproofSanyo CA6


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Old Jul 18, 2006, 5:57 PM   #4
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Incorrectly stated: "Clear 2.0-inch color TFT LCD display; rotates up to 285 degrees"
Screen does NOT rotate (in order to seal properly).
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Old Jul 18, 2006, 8:01 PM   #5
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Does this has the same 3X3 pixel mix technology as the original C6, which supposedly gives this camera better low light performance than C40, C5 or previous models?

By the way, isn't the "Web-SHQ" video quality on the CA6 the same as "TV-S" quality on the C6 (320 X 240, 30 fps, 640 kbps (on C6; not stated on CA6 spec)?
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Old Jul 18, 2006, 8:45 PM   #6
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Sanyo wrote:
Incorrectly stated: "Clear 2.0-inch color TFT LCD display; rotates up to 285 degrees"
Screen does NOT rotate (in order to seal properly).
That's good to know. It didn't look like it did even on Sanyo's own website! This feature makes it a little less attractive to me for consideration although if I was looking for just a beach camera then it still looks a good buy.
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Old Aug 26, 2006, 11:16 AM   #7
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ok, so anybody get their hands on one of these yet?? I think i could put up with the non-rotating screen if it means more durability and a mild amount of water resistance. Ill be using mine mostly to film kitesurfing and paragliding activities and although i dont plan on taking it "onboard" when i kite, it surely will benefit from being immune to light rain, splashes, my wet hands, etc

have been surfing the web now for a month looking for SOME kind of independent review of this model but its all just regurgitation of the SANYO PR department.

comments! anyone??

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