Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK 1080p pocket camcorder with 3x optical zoom

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK 1080p pocket camcorder with 3x optical zoom
With smartphones and point-n-shoot cameras doing most of our impromptu video recordings, it's getting harder and harder to justify the purchase of these pocket-sized camcorders. Perhaps that's why Sanyo is positioning its Flip competitor as a "dual camera" -- capable of capturing 10 megapixel stills or 1080p/30fps MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with stereo audio. Model VPC-PD2BK features an integrated USB jack that swivels out for some hot laptop mating sessions, a 3X optical zoom, 37-mm wide-angle lens, mini-HDMI port, and support for SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Look for it in September with a suggest price of $169.99 in North America.
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SANYO Introduces Pocket-Size Dual Camera Capturing 10MP Photos and Full HD Videos with 3x Optical Zoom

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Aug. 19 -- SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), the company that introduced the first true line of Dual Cameras capable of taking high quality photos and videos from one single unit, today introduces a new Full HD (1920 x 1080 30p) Pocket-Size Dual Camera, model VPC-PD2BK, with embedded software for easy use and sharing on social networks. The camera is the only one of its kind that offers Full HD video recording, 10 MP photo shooting, and 3x optical zoom in a stylish form factor that is about the size of a deck of cards. The camera will be available for purchase in September with an MSRP of $169.99.

The new pocket-size dual camera makes it a snap to shoot, connect, view and share both photos and videos on social networks like YouTube, Facebook, and Picasa. Two microphones on the sides of the camera record stereo sound.

"The new PD2BK delivers amazing 10MP photos and 1080 archive quality video with 3x optical zoom," says Tom Van Voy, Vice President and General Manager of the Digital Solutions Division for SANYO North America. "Now users have both a convenient, ultra easy form factor and archive quality photos and videos that they will be proud to display on their HDTVs or share with friends and family from their computer."

The SANYO VPC-PD2BK has a High Speed Sequential Shooting Mode usually found on more expensive or larger cameras. Connect using USB with either a built-in USB connector or with the included USB connection cable.

Files can be saved to SD, SDHC or ultra-high capacity SDXC (up to 64GB) memory cards.

Main Features: VPC-PD2BK

* Full HD videos, 1080 30p (1920 x 1080 pixels)
* 10MP photos
* 3X Optical Zoom
* Stereo Sound Recording
* Compact, candy-bar type form factor
* 37 mm wide-angle lens
* Compatible with SD, SDHC, or SDXC (up to 64GB) memory cards
* Mini-HDMI port
* Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
* Rechargeable via USB port
* Size: 2.48(W) x 0.87(D) x 4.36(H) in
* Weight: 3.7oz

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