The Sanyo VPC-C6 Xacti Digital Media Camera with 5x Optical Zoom is a compact digital media device that combines the functionality of a digital camera and a digital camcorder. Different than a standard digital camera that shoots short video clips, the VPC-C6 offers advanced video performance and high-quality stills in one small, lightweight camera.
The Xacti C6 employs Sanyo's proprietary image-adaptive data processing technology, which enables you to shoot MPEG-4 movies and 6.0-megapixel stills simultaneously. Movies are recorded clearly, with TV-like picture quality (VGA/30 frames per second [fps]). The C6 also features a 60 fps playback function for smooth movie playback on your TV screen, along with high-sensitivity technology that enables you to shoot beautiful moves in low-light conditions.
Leading the C6's charge towards crisp digital video and stills is the prominently displayed, highly efficient 5x optical zoom lens. The lens features 12 elements designed in nine groups with a built-in neutral density filter, and a maximum aperture of f3.5 for wide and f4.7 in telephoto angles. This construction allows for clear images in even low-light situations. Combine the optical zoom with a 12x digital zoom, and the C6 is capable of a total 60x zoom. The C6 features a two-inch low-temperature polysilicon color TFT LCD display with 210,000 total pixels. The display flips out from the camera and rotates up to 285 degrees on an axis for taking great video or still images from otherwise-difficult-to-view positions. And when not in use, the screen tucks securely back into the side of the camera for a pocket-sized portability and convenience.
As with all of Sanyo's previous digital media cameras, the C6 can record still images in addition to video. The C6 employs a richly detailed CCD and the same data processing technology used for shooting video. This ensures low digital noise in dark shooting locations, as well as beautiful realization of skin tones and colors. While conventional digital camcorders can often snap stills, they are usually low quality. And while conventional digital cameras can record short video, they are frequently grainy with a slow response speed. The Xacti C6 can do it all, recording both 6.0-megapixel still images and digital video on the same unit. You can even snap a still image while recording digital video with the simple press of the shutter button.
The Xacti C6 is ultra thin (it's less than one-inch wide!) and ergonomically designed. The hand grip and lenses are angled to enable a natural shooting style, and the thumb-operated controls make it exceptionally easy to use whenever opportunity strikes. Sanyo was thinking chic and classy when they designed this camera. The attractive color suggests a luxurious jewelry motif, and the shape and size make it easy to carry around with you every day, just as you would a stylish and tasteful fashion accessory.
Sanyo also makes it a breeze to connect the Xacti C6 to a TV, VCR, PC, or DVD recorder. This means you can easily play back recorded images and stills on your home entertainment system, or make back-up copies of your recorded content while you're enjoying the footage. When you're done enjoying the show, simply place the Xacti C6 into the included docking station to save recorded clips and stills to your computer's hard drive where they can be edited and archived.
What's in the Box
VPC-C6 digital camcorder, Sanyo software pack 7.4, docking station, AV cable, USB cable, AC power adapter, lens cap, soft case, battery, remote controller, cable adapter, and neck strap.