Wide Mode - This Mode provides stereo recording with a high degree of channel seperation
Gun Microphone Mode - The recording focuses on sound emanting from the direction in which the camera is pointing, while reducing sound from other directions.
Zoom Combination - Mode The camera automatically changes the directionality and sound-gathering format according to the image zoom conditions.
Introducing the Xacti VPC SH1
Dual Camera Xacti Lets You Shoot Both Photos and Videos Without Switching Modes
The Xacti SH1 features standalone shutter buttons that let you start shooting a photo or a video with a single thumb press. There's no need to press a separate mode switch, and you can even shoot photos and videos simultaneously. Note 1: Photos are recorded at a resolution of 2.0 M in Full HD and Full SHQ mode, 0.9 M in HD-HR and HD-SHQ mode, and 0.3 M in TV-SHQ mode.Note 2: Sequential shooting is not available in iFrame mode
Sleek, Compact Design
In developing the Xacti series, SANYO focused on creating compact, extremely portable devices that can be carried anywhere, anytime, and used to record everyday moments. To make the new Xacti SH1 even more compact than previous models, SANYO developed a slim sensor module and a new super-slim lens. Its compact and lightweight dimensions—27 mm thick, 142 g, and 126 cc in volume—make the SH1 a new type of video camera; one so portable that it can dramatically expand your range of shooting situations. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion – you can have fun shooting everyday stuff Camcorders
35mm Wide-Angle Lens and 30x* Advanced Zoom
The Xacti SH1 features Sanyo's original Advanced Zoom technology. The technology expands the video shooting area y enlarging the size of the video image captured on the CMOS from 2 megapixels (as on conventional Full HD models) to 3.5 megapixels. By using the pixels more effectively, it is able t perform the equivalent of 35 mm wide-angle shooting on a traditional film camera. At the other extreme, the SH1's focal length can be set to 1050 mm when you use the built-in 30x zoom. The class-leading wide-angle and telephoto capabilities of the SH1 mean you can capture subjects across a wide area, whether they are close or far away.
*When using the Advanced Zoom function to shoot video.
High-Speed Video Shooting (600 fps/300 fps) and Slow-Motion Playback
Thanks to its high-speed CMOS sensor and newly developed high-speed processor, the Xacti SH1 can achieve high-speed shooting at up to 600 fps. Kids, pets, or sports scenes that are usually too fast to catch can be captured and viewed in slow motion. Slow-motion playback is also great for checking your form at your favourite sport.
Note: Video recording resolution in Web-SHR mode is 448 x 336 pixels at 1/5 speed, and in Web-UHR mode it is 192 x 108 pixels at 1/10 speed. Continuous recording time is approx. 10 seconds (with no sound). During high-speed video recording, it is not possible to record photos or operate the zoom function. Focus and exposure control is fixed and the digital image stabiliser cannot be engaged.
285 Degree Rotating, 2.7 –Inch Wide-Screen LCD
Brightness on the Xacti SH1's wide-screen LCD monitor can be adjusted to any of seven levels. Also, the monitor can rotate through approximately 285 degrees, so you can easily position it at your preferred angle. This lets you keep your subject clearly in view, whether you're shooting high, low, or at yourself and your kids.
Accurately recorded audio is vital for videos. For clearly recorded audio that matches a given shooting situation, the Xacti SH1 offers three new microphone modes. Now when you zoom up close to your subject, the SH1 can minimise unnecessary ambient sounds and focus mainly on recording your subject’s voice.
High Speed Processor and CMOS Sensor
Although it boasts a very compact form factor, the Xacti SH1 can record Full HD videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution, along with genuine high-resolution photos. SANYO developed a new proprietary high-speed image-processing engine to deliver high image quality in a compact package. The engine is designed to reduce power consumption and provide optimal operation in conjunction with the CMOS image sensor. Meanwhile, 3D digital noise reduction technology reduces random noise by adding motion judgment to the noise-reduction process. The SH1 also delivers improvements in compression efficiency and bit-rate allocation, resulting in a highly accurate video image. As it employs the advanced movie compression format, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, the SH1 lets you easily save and play back video images on a PC.
Digital Image Stabiliser
For beautiful high-definition video recording, the Xacti SH1 reduces the effect of camera shake that typically occurs when you zoom in on a subject. SANYO's original digital image stabiliser is capable of automatically distinguishing between unintended camera shaking and deliberate pans and tilts.
The Xacti SH1 is able to detect your subjects' faces instantly. Even if the faces move, the SH1 can follow them and adjust the focus and exposure. The Face Chaser function has been developed so that it can even follow faces from a side-on angle.
Note: Face detection functionality depends on the subject and shooting conditions.
The Xacti SH1 offers the convenience of editing Full HD videos on the camera itself. You can easily splice multiple clips into a single video, or cut unwanted footage. This feature is particularly useful when it comes to viewing slideshows and using your SD memory card capacity more effectively.
Note: If there is insufficient free space on the SD memory card, you may be unable to perform editing functions.