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| Sanyo's 850K-Pixel Digital Camera Can Take 1-Min. Motion Pictures
September 17, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.'s DSC-X100, a
digital camera with an 850,000-pixel charge-coupled device (CCD), can
record 60 seconds of motion pictures and sound.
|It is an upgrade model of the DSC-V100 launched by the company in May
The feature for taking motion pictures has already been
available in the earlier DSC-V100, but its recording time period is
a short 10 seconds. The DSC-X100 takes 160 x 120 dot pictures for a
maximum of 60 seconds at 15 frames per second, and even 320 x 240 dot
pictures for a maximum of 15 seconds at 15 frames per second.
Like the DSC-V100, the DSC-X100 is available for simultaneous voice recording.
The pictures and voice are stored on the camera's internal memory, and
when necessary, are saved on SmartMedia in an AVI format.
Also, like the DSC-V100, the DSC-X100 shoots at an interval as short
as about 1.5 seconds. The high-speed continuous shooting feature enables
the users to take up to 40 pictures continuously at intervals of 0.13
or 0.2 seconds.
The size available for the still pictures is 1,024 x 768 dots, 640 x
480 dots or 320 x 240 dots. Pictures are recorded in an Exif format
conforming to JPEG.
An 8MB SmartMedia attached to the camera stores 49 1,024 x 768 dot pictures
in standard graphical data compression mode or 123 320 x 240 dot pictures.
Pictures taken by using the high-speed continuous shooting feature are
stored once on the camera's internal memory and then written into the
The main specifications are a 1/3-in. CCD, 850,000 pixels, lens focal
length equivalent to 43mm when computed against standard 35mm cameras,
up to 6.4x digital zoom lens feature, optical finder and 2-in. liquid-crystal
display. The camera operates on a pair of AA batteries or optional dedicated
It measures 106mm side x 61mm high x 35mm deep in the outer dimensions
and weighs about 200 grams in its main frame only.
The camera is to be put on the market on Oct. 20 at a retail price of
65,000 yen (US$490). Sanyo is planning monthly production of 10,000
(BizTech News Dept.)