Sanyo Xacti Camcorder
What better way to capture life's special moments than by filming videos? Camcorders give you so much more scope than standard cameras do, letting you record every detail from speech to dance moves. A Sanyo Xacti camcorder combines lightweight usability with fantastic picture quality. Most modern models film in crisp 1080p HD as standard, while older models are still known for their high sensitivity and picture quality.
Your movies are recorded in compressed form, enabling you to fit plenty of footage onto a camera memory card . These can be quickly and easily uploaded onto your computer or laptop for viewing, editing and sharing. Your compressed video files are easy to email or upload to sites such as YouTube.
Sanyo camcorders are designed to be easy to use anywhere. Their lightweight, compact design makes them easy to transport and shoot footage with. You can even fit some models into your pocket for the ultimate convenience.
Certain Sanyo camcorders double up to take still photographs, eliminating the need to carry both a camcorder and a standard digital camera around. Also keep an eye out for image stabilisation features (especially if you don't have a tripod), a good level of optical zoom and Face Chasing technology that helps you to focus on your desired subjects.
Look out for the new waterproof Xacti VPC models - great for summer holidays, diving enthusiasts or filming in rainy weather.
Sanyo: the brand
Founded in 1949 by Toshio Lue, Sanyo started life as a small Japanese electrical manufacturer. But right from the start the company had global ambitions - Sanyo means 'three oceans' after all. Sanyo achieved their international goals from the 1970s onwards, exporting home electronics to America and beyond. The company suffered extensive damage in the 2004 Chuetsu earthquake, leading to their acquisition by Panasonic in 2009. Sanyo camera products have an excellent reputation for quality and value.