Sanyo on Wednesday introduced the
VPC-C5 Digital Media Camera. The device shoots a five-megapixel digital still image and can record up to one hour of full-motion MPEG-4 video, according to the manufacturer. The camera measures 2.7 x 0.9 x 4.3 inches and weighs 5.5 ounces equipped with battery and card. It costs US$699.99 and works with Macs and PCs.
The C5 touts a USB 2.0 interface and S-Video output. It writes digital images and video to a Secure Digital (SD) flash memory card (included is a 128MB card). It supports an interpolated 10.0 megapixel digital image mode also. Two-channel audio is recorded in AAC-LC format (MPEG-4 audio) at 48kHz and 16-bit.
The C5 is equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens, five-point auto-focus, 2.0-inch TFT LCD color screen. It also features voice recording functions, seven scene select modes, super macro shooting, fast startup, three-mode flash and other features. What’s more, the C5 is PictBridge-compatible, which enables it to output directly to PictBridge-compatible printers without needing to be connected to a Mac or PC first. Sanyo estimates the rechargeable lithium-ion battery as lasting for 60 minutes of sequential recording.