SANYO today introduced two new high-end Dual Cameras, the VPC-HD2000A and the VPC-FH1A. Both the two new cameras are world’s first iFrame compatible camcorders. iFrame is a next generation video format designed specifically to allow users to easily import, edit and share high quality videos. VPC-HD2000A and the VPC-FH1A records in the same format used to edit on a computer, dramatically speeding up the processes of importing, editing and sharing movies across multiple platforms and devices.
iFrame is a computer-friendly video format that has been specifically designed to simplify the process of working with video recorded from a camera. With iFrame, the video recorded in the camera is in the same format that will be used for editing, which means that importing video is fast and file sizes are small. This translates to quick and easy editing and sharing of movies across multiple platforms and devices. This new format can also be used with both Mac and PC compatible applications due to the use of standards-based technologies such as H.264, AAC, MP4 and MOV.
Dual Cameras conveniently record photos and videos to SD/SDHC media cards (sold separately) and are thumb-operable for key functions, with separate video and photo buttons for easy switching between shooting video and photos. The HD2000A and the FH1A Dual Cameras are automatically programmed to default to the iFrame mode for ultimate ease of use and convenience to the user. In addition to the iFrame video format (960 x 540), the cameras can record in High Definition 1080P (1920 x 1080), as well as high speed video formats for slow motion playback.
These highly advanced cameras not only offer a standard 1080i (interlaced) format (recording at 60 fields per second), but with the SANYO proprietary CMOS engine, recording is also available in an impressive 1080p (progressive) format, offering ultra-smooth, professional-looking 60 frames per second. The cameras also offer 8-Megapixel still photos, sequential shooting, and a number of modes including macro photo capability. Other featues of VPC-HD2000A and the VPC-FH1A includes 10x Optical Zoom for photos, 16x advanced zoom (more area included than standard zooming, 160x digital zoom) for video, 3-inch wide LCD Monitor (FH1A), 2.7-inch wide LCD monitor (HD2000A) for HD Playback and ‘Face Chaser’ technology (up to 12 faces) for photos/videos, Digital Image Stabilizer (Movies & Stills).
The two new models are nearly identical camcorders in two different body designs. The HD2000A is in SANYO’s signature vertical form factor while the FH1A is a traditional style camcorder shape (horizontal). These camcorders will be available in the USA through national and regional retailers beginning October 13, 2009, with a suggested retail price of $599.99 for the VPC-HD2000A and $499.99 for the VPC-FH1A.