The ultra-portable Xacti C1's compact design (69 x 108 x 34mm) and lightweight 155g body open up possibilities for shooting anytime and anywhere. The sleek, rounded form of this portable digital movie camera fits snugly in your hand, enabling you to shoot one-handed without putting strain on your wrist. The vertical design also makes it easier for you to keep your arms steady during use.
For storage, the Xacti C1 uses an SD memory card. Since video clips are recorded and stored in easyto-browse digital format, time is saved rewinding and fast-forwarding to a chosen scene. And, because the Xacti C1 starts up fast, it's always ready to catch those spontaneous, once-in-a-lifetime moments.
Storing the Xacti C1 in its handy Docking station ensures that it's always charged and ready to go. And, when it's time to play back what you've recorded, a USB/AV terminal gives you instant connection to a TV or PC. You can either hook the Xacti C1 up directly, or hook up via the Docking station. The supplied remote controller, meanwhile, lets you operate the Xacti C1 from a distance.
Despite its compact size, the Xacti C1's lens system comprises a total of 11 large-diameter 24 mm lenses. There are 8 different types of lens, including two adjacent aspheric lenses. The Xacti C1's compact, high-end 5.8x optical zoom lens enables still-picture shooting at a resolution of 3.2 megapixels. Together with the 10x digital zoom, it provides up to 60x zoom capability. Users are guaranteed fine-tuned exposure control thanks to the smooth-operating video aperture and the precise shutter control mechanism.
Pop the shutter while shooting a video clip, and you can capture a high-quality still image. The clever Xacti C1 enables simultaneous still- and moving-picture shooting. You'll never miss another photo opportunity again, even while you're shooting a video clip.
With the Xacti C1, you can enjoy high-resolution playback of video clips, even on a large-screen TV. The Xacti C1's MPEG-4 recording technology achieves VGA-size (640 lines x 480 dots) resolution at 30 fps. And with the Xacti C1's hefty 128 MB SD card, you can record approximately 60 minutes of DVD-like video clips.
A built-in stereo microphone enables superb 2-channel, 16-bit sound for AAC-LC (MPEG-4 audio). When you want to vividly re-create your recorded scenes, simply hook the Xacti C1 up to your television or computer.
The Xacti C1's super-efficient 3.2 megapixel CCD generates superb DVD-like, VGA-size video images. But that's not all it does. In tandem with the built-in flash, it turns the Xacti C1 into a high-resolution digital still camera ideal for capturing those memorable moments forever.
MPEG-4 digital recording makes it easier than ever to connect to your computer. Simply drag and drop to save the recorded video clips to your hard drive. The Xacti C1's included software, meanwhile, lets you easily edit your video clips as well as make video tapes, video CDs, or DVDs. At last your video clips can be stored at the high resolution they deserve. And don't worry if you don't have access to a computer. Simply use an AV cable to connect the Xacti C1 to your VCR or DVD player, and enjoy your video clips at superb high resolution.
Once they've been loaded from the Xacti C1 to your computer, files can be compressed easily for your convenience. Doing so allows you to send video clips or still images by e-mail, or upload them to your home page all at the drop of a hat. So share those high-resolution images with friends and family today.
With the Xacti C1's convenient menu, you can easily find the recorded images you're looking for. Select the appropriate menu item, and you can watch recorded images as separate video clips, or watch them as a continuous video montage, which includes a slide-show of your still images. A simple menu selection is all it takes to erase video clips, too.
Now you can print your photos directly, without having to hook up to a PC first. Just use the supplied cable to connect the Xacti C1 to a PictBridge compatible printer (sold separately). Then, from the camera's LCD monitor, select which image you want to print and use any of the various settings on the print menu. Even first-time users will find the Xacti C1 reassuringly easy to operate.