SANYO DEBUTS SECOND-GENERATION WATERPROOF CAMCORDER IN U.S.A.

Ideal for the Ski Slopes, Beach or Backyard Pool, the Fully Submersible Xacti E2 Features “Face Chaser” Technology and Sequential Shooting
SANYO has introduced its second-generation waterproof*1 camcorder to the U.S. market. The sleek and compact SANYO Xacti E2 records high-quality, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video and 8-megapixel stills under water*2 to a depth of five feet for up to one hour at a time, and is ideal for active lifestyles, including snow and water sports enthusiasts.

Designed to operate with only one hand, the E2 is great for taking to the slopes for skiing or snowboarding*3, or to the beach or lake for activities such as swimming, snorkeling, surfing and water-skiing. On dry land, the versatile E2 is a perfect choice for shooting video and still images of the new baby or recording all the spontaneous fun at parties, children’s school or sports events and family outings.

The SANYO Xacti E2 is available now in the U.S.A. in brilliant blue or pearlescent white at $399.99 MSRP*4. The official Xacti camcorder U.S. website, http://www.sanyodigital.com, provides updated where-to-buy information.

Sanyo E2 waterproof digital video camera

The E2 shoots MPEG-4 video utilizing state-of-the-art AVC/H.264 recording. A total of 8 hours of full motion video or up to 2000 8-megapixel still images can be recorded on a single 8GB SDHC memory card; up to 4 hours of video with a 4 GB SDHC memory card; up to 2 hours with a 2GB standard SD card; and up to 1 hour with a 1GB standard SD card. Once recorded, both video and still images can be easily uploaded and viewed on a PC or Mac, personal media player such as an iPod®, or shared on the internet via a video or photo sharing Website.

“This next-generation waterproof camcorder includes such performance enhancements as amazingly smooth 60 fps video, 8 megapixel still photos with10 fps sequential shooting capability (5 frames per second), and Face Chaser technology for clear, crisp shots of your most important subjects, ” said Tom Van Voy, Vice President and General Manager, Audio Video Division of SANYO Fisher Company. “The pocket-sized E2 does the work of both a digital still camera and a camcorder in one easy-to-use device that’s fun to use at the beach, in the pool or on the slopes.”

SANYO Xacti E2 Key Features:
- Waterproof: submersible to a depth of five feet for 60 minutes
- Shoots high-quality video (advanced MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 at 640 x 480 pixels)
- Smooth movie recording and playback with 60 fps*5
- Takes 8-megapixel stills (JPEG format)
- Records onto an SD memory card or high-capacity SDHC card (memory cards sold separately)
- Bright, 2.5-inch LCD color display flips out and rotates for easy viewing
- 5x optical zoom for great close-ups
- Anti-shake digital image stabilizer*6
- Easy, one-handed operation
- Photo and Video Face Chaser technology uses a proprietary Sanyo algorithm to compensate for distracting up-and-down or side-to-side camera movement, keeping your subject steady and easy to follow
- Sequential Shooting allows high-speed continuous shooting at 5 frames per second (for up to 10 frames) in [2M] mode so you won’t miss that perfect shot. Continuous shooting at 1 frame per second (for up to 10 frames) is available in [8M] mode
- CMOS sensor: an advanced 8.0-megapixel (total) CMOS image sensor allows the E2 to capture high-resolution, 8-megapixel still images in addition to recording high-quality digital videos.
- New underwater scene mode available in scene selection menu, making colors more true and clear
- While recording video, 8-megapixel still images may also be taken simultaneously
- Easy video sharing: Video recording employs highly efficient MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. This keeps high-quality files small, so you can upload videos to websites and blogs or share them via podcasts or online social networks.
- “Quick stand-by” makes it possible to start recording or playback immediately after the monitor is flipped open
- Bundled with ‘Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0′ for movie editing and original DVD authoring
- Dimensions: 2.8 x 4.4 x 1.6 (W x H x D, in inches)
- Weight: 9.1 oz. with battery and SD or SDHC memory card
- Comes in a choice of Brilliant Blue or Pearlescent White

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion dollar manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial electronics, including multimedia and telecommunication products. Based in Chatsworth, California, SANYO Fisher Company (a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.) markets digital cameras and camcorders, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics, HD televisions, dictation devices, home appliances, LCD projectors and security video equipment.

For more information and additional specifications, please visit http://www.sanyodigital.com.

All products and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Because its products are subject to continual improvement, SANYO reserves the right to modify product design and specifications without notice and without incurring any obligations.

*1: JIS IPX5, IPX8 standard. Up to 5 feet deep for up to 60 minutes.
*2: In water depth up to five feet, within a 60 minute time-frame.
*3: When using in cold or hot and humid environments use caution to prevent dew and condensation.
*4: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
*5: In TV-HR mode.
*6: Images may not be adjusted in the case of slow shutter speed or high level of image blurring.

About SANYO
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion-dollar global leader in providing solutions for the environment, energy and for lifestyle applications based on its Brand Vision ‘Think GAIA’. SANYO Fisher Company (a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), based in Chatsworth, California, markets digital still cameras, digital media camcorders, digital projectors, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics and HD televisions. 

All products and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Because its products are subject to continual improvement, SANYO reserves the right to modify product design and specifications without notice and without incurring any obligations. 

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