The Sanyo VPC-HD2 Xacti digital media camera with 10x optical zoom is a high-definition compact digital media device that combines both the functionality of a digital camera and a digital camcorder. Different than a standard digital camera that shoots short video clips, the VPC-HD2 offers advanced, next-generation video performance and high-quality stills in one small, lightweight camera. This powerful little device is designed to record both 720-pixel high-definition video and 7-megapixel digital still images, all of which are handily stored to a convenient SD or SDHC memory card.
Xacti VPC-HD2 Highlights
1280 x 720 progressive HD video scanning Thanks to highly efficient MPEG-4 technology, the HD2 is able to create high-definition 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) videos at 30 frames per second. Thats up to three times more pixels than standard conventional video cameras. These are richly detailed images that will display beautifully on any big screen TV.
Advanced MPEG-4 technology The HD2 records in the global multimedia standard MPEG-4 delivers exceptional video clarity and detail in an unbelievably portable configuration. What's more, because MPEG-4 is exceptionally efficient in the way it records digital information, higher-quality videos and stills can be saved in smaller files.
The high-precision LSI (large-scale integration) for image processing is the real "muscle" behind the Xacti HD2's ability to record high-definition video. This powerful "high-definition engine" processes a massive number of calculations in a short period of time and enables the HD2's high-definition 720p processing, real-time MPEG-4 compression, and noise reduction.
Super-fast 9Mbs frame rate The Sanyo HD2 high-definition digital media camera features an accelerated frame rate in the HD mode that is more than four times faster than earlier digital cameras. Transmitting data at 9 megabits per seconds ensures that camera and subject motion are smooth and natural, without the image lag or distortion that might occur in slower-responding systems.
2.2-inch LCD screen The HD2 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-to-view positions.
7.21-megapixel CCD image sensor Inside the HD2 high-definition digital media camera is an advanced 7.21-megapixel (total) CCD image sensor to capture high-definition videos (at a very smooth and natural 30 fps!), with full-range stereo sound. Using a 8GB SDHC memory card (optional) the HD2 can record nearly 3 hours of high-definition video, up to eight hours of standard-definition video or thousands of 7-megapixel digital still images.
Record to convenient SD or SDHC memory cards The HD2 can record up to 21 minutes of 720p high-definition video per gigabyte on a standard SD card. Alternately, the camera allows you to record in Standard Definition (640 x 480 resolution) for up to one hour per gigabyte. If you're looking to shoot home videos of the kids carving pumpkins or a dance recital, you can easily store hours of video footage using the standard definition setting. If recording in high definition is your goal, then change the settings and get 720p high definition video.
Switch between HD and SD modes Switching from standard definition to high definition is a breeze; you simply press the "HD/Norm" button located on the side of the camera body. Additionally, in the menu options, you can choose from six different video resolution modes (and six different resolution levels for your still photos!), depending on how your images will be used.
Record specifically for your personal media player The HD2 has a new recording mode designed specifically to capture video destined for the iPod video or other MPEG4 capable media players. Shooting  xxx >div class="productDescriptionWrapper"> 10-22-2007 - Brand New Item. Description - SANYO VPCHD2 7.0 MEGAPIXEL HIGH DEFINITION DIGITAL MEDIA CAMERA
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