By January 22, 2011

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100 unboxing video

i_pic03_02 If you’ve been to our site much in the past of have watched many of our unboxing videos then you’ll probably know that we’re quite fond of Sanyo’s Xactia range of HD camcorders. In fact we have been using a Xacti HD1010 to record our unboxing videos for the past few years. I like the quality of the recordings and the convenience of the SD card and standard MP4 video format makes it easy to use and edit the footage.

A few days ago Sanyo sent us their latest Xacti CA100. Similar in design to their previous pistol-grip style cameras the CA100 offers 1080P video recording and is waterproof to a depth of 3m. This is a good improvement over earlier waterproof models, such as the CA9, which were limited to 720P and waterproof to a depth of just 1.5 metres. Oh and the zoom is up from 5x to 12x as well.

There are numerous other enhancements but we’ll cover those when we get to the full review in about a week or so. For now enjoy the unboxing video below, recorded on the HD1010.


Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100 unboxing video

Sanyo Xacti VCP-CA100 Specification:

Image sensor C-MOS sensor, 1/2.33 inch, Approx. 14.40 megapixels
Effective pixels Photo: Approx. 14.3 megapixels, Video: Approx. 11.9 megapixels (in Full HD / HD), Approx. 14.3 megapixels (in SD)
Recording media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (Up to 32 GB SDHC Memory Card), SDXC Memory Card (Up to 64 GB SDXC Memory Card), Approx. 50 MB Internal memory
Recording file format Photo: JPEG (DCF*1, DPOF*2, Exif Ver2.2*3 standard), Video: ISO standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.MP4), Audio: 48kHz sampling, 16bit, 2channel, AAC compression
Resolution (pixels) Photo 16M: 4640 x 3480 (Interpolation), 12M (16:9): 4608 x 2592 (16:9) (Interpolation), 14M-H: 4352 x 3264 (low compression), 14M-S: 4352 x 3264 (standard compression), 10M (16:9): 4352 x 2448 (16:9), 2M (16:9): 1920 x 1080 (16:9), 2M: 1600 x 1200, 0.9M (16:9): 1280 x 720 (16:9), 0.3M: 640 x 480
Sequential 14M: 4352 x 3264 (1fps / 14shots), 2M: 1600 x 1200 (7fps / 22shots)
Video*4 Full-HD: 1920 x 1080 (60fields / sec., 16Mbps), Full-SHQ: 1920 x 1080 (30fps, 12Mbps), HD-HR: 1280 x 720 (60fps, 12Mbps), HD-SHQ: 1280 x 720 (30fps, 9Mbps), TV-SHQ: 640 x 480 (30fps, 3Mbps)
Lens f = 6.8-34.0 mm; F = 3.5 (wide)-3.7 (tele); Auto Focus; 8 groups, 10 elements (3 aspheric elements, 4 aspheric surfaces); Built-in ND filter
Angle of view/zoom ratio (35 mm equiv.) Photo: f = 38.0-190 mm (5x Optical Zoom), Video (Double Range Zoom [wide]): f = 40.0-240 mm (6x Advanced Zoom), Video (Double Range Zoom [tele]): f = 80.0-480 mm (6x Advanced Zoom)
Photo range Standard: 50 cm-infinity (wide), 1.0 m-infinity (tele), Super macro: 1 cm-80 cm (wide)
Shutter speed Photo: 1/2 to 1/1500 sec. (Flash: 1/30 to 1/1500 sec., Lamp mode: Max. 1 sec.), Sequential: 1/30 to 1/1500 sec. (No flash), Video: 1/30 to 1/10000 sec.
Digital zoom Shooting: Max. Approx. 10x, Total zoom range: 50x (Photo) / 60x (Video); Playback: Max. Approx. 72.5x ([16M] mode, varies with resolution)
Focus Auto (Photo: 9-point AF / Spot AF, Video: Continuous area AF) / Manual: 16 steps
Scene select Auto / Sports / Portrait / Landscape / Night Portrait / Snow & Beach / Fireworks / Lamp*5/ Underwater
Digital filter Standard / Cosmetic / Monochrome / Sepia
Photometry Multi / Center-weighted / Spot
Minimum illumination for video Approx. 17 lux (Auto mode, 1/30 sec.), Approx. 5 lux (Hight sensitivity or Lamp mode, 1/15 sec.)
Sensitivity Auto (ISO50 to 400), Manual (ISO50 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600, Switching System)
Exposure correction ±1.8EV (in 0.3EV steps)
Digital image stabilizer Photo: Multi-calculation electronic image stabilizer, Video: Electronic image stabilizer
Subject targeting Face chacer (up to 12 faces at the same time) / Target a color
Other functions Red-eye correction in Photos / Wind noise reduction
Self-timer 2 sec. / 10 sec.
White balance Auto: Full auto TTL, Manual: Sunny / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Incandescent / One-push
Flash Auto / Forced (with slow synchro in Night Portrait mode) / Off
Flash range GN = 4.0, Approx. 50 cm to 2.3 m (wide), Approx. 80 cm to 2.2 m (tele)
Audio Microphone: Built-in stereo, Speaker: Built-in monaural (L/R mixed output)
Monitor 2.7 inch Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color wide screen LCD, Approx. 230,000 dots (7-level brightness, 285-degree rotation)
Interface AV output (Video: HDMI, Composite video (NTSC / PAL), Audio: Stereo), USB2.0 (high-speed mode)
Languages English / French / German / Spanish / Greek / Italian / Dutch / Russian / Portuguese / Turkish / Finnish / Swedish / Thai / Korean / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / Japanese *Varies with country.
Power supply Lithium-ion battery (DB-L80, included: 700 mAh)
Power consumption Using battery: 3.5 W (when shooting videos)
Approx. Battery life*6 Photo: Approx. 200 photos (CIPA standard), Video: Approx. 60 min [Full HD mode], Continuous playback: Approx. 210 min.
Dimensions/ Volume 92.0 (W) x 40.8 (D) x 123.0 (H) mm (maximum dimensions, excluding protruding parts), Approx. 189 cc
Weight Approx. 242 g (including battery and SD card), Approx. 225 g (Body only)
Operating environment Temperature 0°C to 40°C, Humidity 30% to 90% (non-condensing)
Posted by: Matt
Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

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