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The new waterproof SANYO Xacti E2 camcorder captures stunning digital video and beautiful 8-megapixel photos...on land and even underwater!
Waterproof Digital Camcorder
8 Megapixel Still Photos
5x Optical Zoom
2.5-Inch LCD Display
Photo Face Detection
Video Face Chaser
Shake Control Mechanism
Designed to IPX8 International Standard for Waterproof.
The Xacti E2 is capable of recording full motion video five feet underwater for up to 30 minutes. Incorporating a water-tight design that can resist the pressure created when submersed at five feet, the Xacti E2 is capable of capturing dramatic photos and video footage underwater to share with less adventurous family members and friends.
Incorporates the Highly Advanced AVC/H.264 Video Compression.
This makes posting movies on the Internet or e-mailing them to friends and family easier by reducing the file size. In fact, the file size can be up to 25% smaller than that of typical MPEG-4 cameras. To accomplish the complexity of encoding AVC/H.264 in real-time on the E2, a H.264 video compression IC was incorporated into the camera that was designed specifically for portable consumer devices to achieve high video quality while simultaneously reducing the system power consumption. The result is high-quality video recording up to a total of 8 hours of full motion video with an 8 GB SDHC memory card (in TV-HQ mode). The Xacti E2 can also record up to a total of 4 hours of video with a 4 GB SDHC memory card, up to 2 hours with a standard 2GB SD card, and up to 1 hour with a standard SD card.
Large 2.5-inch Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).
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, proving to be especially useful when shooting underwater or in small rooms.
Setting the E2 Camcorder Apart from Other Video Cameras Begins Inside.
You can find an advanced 8.0-megapixel (total) CMOS image sensor inside the E2. The large sensor allows the E2 to capture high-resolution 8-megapixel still images in addition to recording high-quality digital videos with full-range stereo sound.
Record up to a Total of 8 Hours of Full Motion Video.
Or capture up to 2000 8-megapixel still images on a 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.
Import Files Directly Into iTunes Software.
Easy transfer to your video-capable iPod® allows you to share a quick video the next time you are asked how the kids are doing!
Ever Need to Capture Still Images While You're Already Shooting Video?
The E2 enables simultaneous shooting of both 8-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. You 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.)
Sophisticated Photo Face Detection and Video Face Chaser.
Using a proprietary SANYO algorithm, the E2 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. It can detect faces and adjust the focus and exposure accordingly. Faces are sensed even when they move, allowing you to track up to 12 people at once. Automatic exposure is applied according to the area, while automatic focus captures the person at the center of the frame. During playback, you can zoom in and enjoy those facial expressions in detail.
Shake Control Mechanism.
Used for still pictures, it cancels both rotational blurring that cannot be corrected by optical systems and blurring caused by moving subjects. The E2 also incorporates a digital image stabilizer for videos, which accurately distinguishes between unintentional trembling and intentional camera work such as panning and tilting—a distinction that some systems have difficulty making—so that shaking is corrected without sacrificing the natural look of your actual camera work.
The E2 is capable of high-speed continuous shooting at 5 frames per second (for up to 10 frames) in [2M] mode, ensuring that you won't miss that perfect shot. It is also capable of continuous shooting at 1 frame per second (for up to 10 frames) in [8M] mode.
5x Optical Zoom With a Bright Maximum Aperture of f/3.5.
Consisting of 9 groups and 12 total lenses, the E2’s lens provides a fantastic field-of-view with a 38-190 mm range (35 mm equivalent). Combined with the 12x digital zoom, the E2 provides up to 62.5x zooming capability.
Reduce your chance of missing the moment. The Xacti E2 media camera is designed for super fast start-up and shooting. With the tapeless design, the E2 eliminates the need to queue up a tape deck allowing the E2 to begin shooting in as little as 1.7 seconds! When the E2 is powered on, closing the LCD display puts the E2 in standby mode. Simply open the display and the E2 automatically powers up and can begin immediately recording in as little as 1.7 seconds.
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 E2 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 Playback of Recorded Video Directly on a TV Screen.
Connect the E2 to a VCR or DVD Recorder to back-up copies of recorded content. Still images and video clips on the Xacti E2 are played back continuously and in chronological order. The Xacti E2 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.
Easy Video Sharing.
Video recording on the E2 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. Conveniently, these video files don't require format conversion before being uploaded to websites. If you know that you are filming for your blog, you can record at a smaller file size that's suitable for website use. You can then upload the file as-is, without needing to resize it.
On or off, the E2 is a true work of art.
Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand, most video and still functions can be easily accessed with the thumb of the hand used to hold the camera. Available in Blue and White, the E2’s design is likely to get as much attention as your videos.
Effective pixel count
1/2.5 inch CMOS (total), Approx. 8.12-Megapixels
SD Memory Card (Up to 32GB SDHC memory card) Internal Memory (Approx. 44 MB)
Recording file formats
Still pictures: JPEG (DCF*11 DPOF*12, Exif Ver2.2*13) Movie clips: ISO standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.MP4) Audio: 48kHz sampling, 16 bit, 2ch, AAC
Resolution (pixels) Still shots
12M: 4000x3000, 8M-H: 3264x2448 (low compression), 8M-S: 3264x2448 (standard compression), 6M: 3264x1840 (16:9), 4.5M: 1840x2448 (portrait type), 2M: 1600x1200, 0.3M: 640x480
Resolution (pixels) Continuous shots
8M: 3264x2448 (1fps, max. 10 shots), 2M: 1600x1200 (5 fps, max. 10 shots)
Resolution (pixels) Movie clips
TV-HR: 640x480 (60fps/6Mbps, frame rate priority), TV-SHQ: 640x480 (30fps/3Mbps, image quality priority), TV-HQ: 640x480 (30fps/2Mbps, shooting time priority), Web-SHQ: 320x240 (30fps), Web-HQ: 320x240 (15fps)
Focus distance: f = 6.3-31.7mm (35mm equiv.: f=38 to 190mm), 5x optical zoom lens, F=3.5 (W) - 3.7 (T), Galvanometer method structure, Auto Focus: 9 groups, 12 elements, (3 aspheric elements 5 aspheric surfaces), Built-in neutral density filter
Entire area: 10cm (wide) / 80cm (tele) to infinity, Standard: 80cm to infinity, Super macro: 1cm - 80cm (W)
Still pictures: 1/2 - 1/1500 sec. (Flash: 1/30 - 1/1500 sec., Lamp mode: max. 2 sec), Continuous shooting mode: 1/15 - 1/1500 sec. (no flash), Video clip: 1/30 - 1/10000 sec.
Shooting: 12x max., Playback 62.5x max. (12M mode, depending on the resolution)
(Auto) Still: 9-point area/spot, Video: continuous area, (Manual) 16 steps
Auto/Sports/Portrait/Landscape/Night portrait/Snow and Beach/Underwater/Fireworks/Lampc
Low light sensitivity (movie)
Approx. 15 lux (TV-SHQ, Auto mode, 1/30 sec.), Approx. 4 lux (TV-SHQ, High-sensitivity or Lamp mode, 1/5 sec.)
Still image sensitivity
Auto (ISO 50 - 400), Manual (ISO 50/100/200/400/800/1600, Switching system)
±1.8EV (in 0/3 EV steps)
Digital Image Stabilizer
Movie: Digital Image Stabilizer (electronic), Still: Digital Image Stabilizer (Multi-Calculation method)
Face chaser for still images and movies/Red-eye correction in still images/Flicker mitigation/Wind noise reduction
2 sec./10 sec.
Auto: Full auto TTL, Manual: Sunny/Cloudy/Fluorescent/Incandescent/One-push
Auto/Forced/OFF/ (Slow synchro mode possible in Night portrait Mode)
Approx. 10cm to 1.7m (wide) / Approx. 80cm to 1.3 (tele), GN=3
Microphone: Built-in stereo, Speaker: Built-in monaural (L+Rch mixed output)
2.5 inch, TFT color LCD display, Approx. 150,000 pixels (7-level brightness)
AV output (Video: Composite video, NTSC/PAL, Audio: Stereo sound) USB 2.0 (high-speed mode compatible)
Lithium-ion battery x 1 (DB-L20 included: 720mAh)
When using battery: 3.3W (when filming movies)
Approx. battery-use time
Still shooting: approx. 205 shots (CIPA standard), Continuous movie filming: approx. 75min./ Continuous playback: approx. 170 min.
70.4 (W) x 111.4 (H) x 40.5 (D)mm (maximum diimension, excluding protruding parts), Volume: approx. 192ccc
Approx. 239g (main unit only), Approx. 258g (including battery and SD card)
Temperature 0-40 Celsius, Humidity 30-90% (not operable with condensation)
VPC-E2BL Owners Manual English
VPC-E2BL Owners Manual French
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