The Sanyo HD1010 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. The HD1010 offers advanced, next-generation video performance and high-quality stills in one small, lightweight camera. This powerful little device is designed to record both either 1080p (30fps) or 1080i (60fps) high-definition video and 4-megapixel digital still images, all of which are handily stored to a convenient SD or SDHC memory card.
1080p (30fps) Incorporating the latest high-definition CMOS sensor, the SANYO Xacti HD1010 camcorder captures either 1920x1080 (1080p) high-definition video at 30 frames-per-second or 1920x1080 (1080i) high-definition video at 60 fields-per-second. Designed to record the rich and vibrant colors of real life, the HD1010 also captures the subtle tones to provide the natural-looking result. The HD1010's CMOS sensor provides the responsiveness needed to capture fast moving subjects and SANYO''s noise reduction technology helps obtain the cleanest signal from each pixel. The HD1010 records to the latest in MPEG-4 standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, delivering exceptional video clarity and detail while maintaining the smallest file size possible.
10x optical HD Lens. At the front of the HD1010 is a commanding 10x all-glass HD lens. The HD1010's fast f/1.8 lens is capable of allowing almost four times more light through to assist in lower light venues. Consisting of eight groups and eleven total lenses with a built-in neutral density filter, the HD1010's lens provides a fantastic field-of-view with a 38-380 mm range (35 mm equivalent). Combined with the 10x digital zoom, the HD1010 provides up to 100x total zooming capability.
4-Megapixel Still Photos. The Xacti HD1010 enables (1920 x 1080 pixel) movie clips, with a simple press of the shutter button during the shooting of a movie clip. Users 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.)
Large 2.7-Inch Widescreen Display. The Xacti HD1010 features a large 2.7-inch widescreen 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, especially useful when shooting in large crowds or in small rooms.
Face Detection/Chaser Technology. The latest in digital still photography - Face Detection and Face Chaser technology actually monitor the subject's face and adjust brightness and focus to incredibly clear photos. This technology can be used to recognize up to 12 faces in both video and still photos on SANYO's HD1010.
Ergonomic Design. The Xacti series has become known for the small size and ergonomic design. The HD1010 features a comfortable angle designed to easily fit in the palm of the hand. The HD1010's design adapts a new 105-degree angle research proven to be less tiring to hold and shoot than typical camcorders. Easy-to-hold and easy-to-shoot, the HD1010 raises the bar in compact camcorder design.
HDMI High-Definition Output. It's easy to share your high-definition movies on your HD television with the HD1010. Using the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal built into the base station, just one cable (cable not included) connects your camcorder to your TV for a totally digital output. HDMI carries both the video and audio signals in digital form for the highest quality playback.
Convenient SD/SDHC Memory Card. The SANYO Xacti HD1010 records high-definition and photos directly to a standard SD or SDHC Memory Card. In fact, the HD1010 is capable of recording up to 1 hour and 27 minutes of 1080p (30fps) video on a single 8GB SDHC card or 1 hour and 14 minutes of 1080i (60fps) high-definition video on a single 8GB card (sold separately). The HD1010 is compatible with SD Memory Cards up to a 32GB. The SD memory card's compact size (0.94W x 1.26H x 0.08D inches) and weight (about 2 grams) makes it ideal for the compact size of the HD1010. The minimal power requirements of the SD card also contribute to longer recording and playback times. When connected to the computer via the USB cable, the HD1000 acts as a standard card reader. Transferring images and videos to your computer has never been easier.
Image Stabilization. High-definition can't hide shaky or erratic camera shaking. That's why SANYO's HD1010 comes with a sophisticated image stabilizer for both stills and video. Using a proprietary SANYO algorithm, the HD1010 compensates for distracting up-and-down or side-to-side camera movement during video shooting, 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.
Sequential Photo Shoots up to 7 Frames Per Second. Shoot pictures like the pros with up to 7 photos in a single second. The perfect solution for action photography.
Random Access. Each video is recorded as an individual MPEG-4 and each still as a JPEG file. This allows you to review a specific image or video quickly and easily, without having to rewind or fast forward.
Adjustable Resolution Modes. Choose from eight different video resolution modes and eight different still photo resolution levels depending on how your images will be used.
Robust Sound Recording. Record 48 kHz., 16-bit, 2-channel sound for AAC-LC (MPEG-4 Audio). Incredible high quality audio is the perfect match for the stunning high-definition videos. The Xacti HD1010 also features a dedicated terminal to which an external microphone can be attached.
Organization & In-Camera Editing. With the SANYO Xacti HD1010's 9-image display function, users can quickly search for specific images or videos. And, with the slideshow feature, images can be played back continuously. The HD1010 allows users to edit clips right in the camera. Unwanted images can also be easily deleted, freeing up memory card capacity.
Easy Camera to PC Connection. SANYO's HD1010 streamlines the confusing and complicated component connection process with an innovative docking station. This doc provides an instant connectivity to HDMI (cable sold separately), component, composite or S-video connection to a TV, DVD player and computer. The HD1010 even recharges its internal battery when nested in the docking station.
Super-Fast Startup. With the tapeless design, the HD1010 eliminates the need to queue up a tape deck or get a DVD or hard drive spinning. When the HD1010 is powered on, closing the LCD display puts the HD1000 in standby mode. Simply open the display and the HD1010 automatically powers up and can begin immediately recording in as little as two seconds!
Manual Controls. The HD1010 features versatile manual controls for advanced shooting. The following settings can be manually adjusted according to the shooting situation: Manual focus adjustment (16 settings); aperture adjustment (6 stops); exposure compensation (1.8 EV, 0.3 EV steps); shutter speed (13 settings); and image-quality adjustment (for sharpness and color saturation).
Easy HD Playback. The Xacti HD1010 enables easy playback of recorded high-definition images directly on a TV screen. Connect the HD1010 to a VCR or DVD recorder to back-up copies of recorded content. Still images and video clips on the Xacti HD1010 are played back continuously and in chronological order. Along with MPEG-4 digital recording, the Xacti HD1010 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. The HD1010 also comes with a remote controller to operate the camera at a distance during playback.