Sanyo VPC-CA8 Digital Media Camera

Sanyo Updated: 2008-08-07 RSS
Sanyo VPC-CA8 Digital Media Camera

Waterproof Body Expands Your Shooting Opportunities
Regular cameras have to be kept dry at all times to prevent an unhappy visit to the camera hospital. Lucky for you, the Xacti CA8 is no regular camera. This dual-function still-and-video shooter is right at home on ski slopes, at the beach, or even right under the water. With no need for a bulky separate shell, the compact CA8 is fully waterproof for up to an hour at water depths of up to 1.5 meters.

High-Quality Videos Using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Compression
Adopting the high-compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, the Xacti CA8 records 60 VGA frames per second at the DVD-like resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Because MPEG-4 files are small, they're easy to handle and you can fit more of them on your memory card. The CA8's high-sensitivity images look superb on big-screen TVs, with videos kept shake-free thanks to the digital image stabilizer.

Face Chaser Catches Expressions Clearly in Stills and Videos
The CA8 can detect faces and adjust the focus accordingly. Faces are sensed even when moving, allowing you to track up to 12 people in the frame. Automatic exposure is applied according to the area, while automatic focus captures the person at the center of the frame. What's more, you can zoom in on faces during playback.


Effective Pixel Count: Approx. 8.0 megapixels
Image Sensor: CMOS sensor, 1/2.5 inch, approx. 8.12 megapixels (Total)
Recording Media: SD memory card (up to 32 GB SDHC memory card*1), Internal memory (approx. 44 MB)
Recording File Format: Stills: JPEG (DCF*2, DPOF*3 , Exif Ver. 2.2*4 );
Video Clips: ISO standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MP4);
Audio: 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2-ch, AAC
Resolution (Pixels): Still: [12M]: 4000 x 3000; [8M-H]: 3264 x 2448 (Low-compression); [8M-S]: 3264 x 2448 (Standard-compression);
[6M]: 3264 x 1840 (16:9); [4.5M]: 1840 x 2448 (Portrait type); [2M]: 1600 x 1200; [0.3M]: 640 x 480
Sequential: [8M]: 3264 x 2448 (1 fps, max. 10 shots); [2M]: 1600 x 1200 (5 fps, max. 10 shots)
Video Clips*5: [TV-HR]: 640 x 480 (60 fps/6 Mbps, frame rate priority); [TV-SHQ]: 640 x 480 (30 fps/3 Mbps, image quality priority);
[TV-HQ]: 640 x 480 (30 fps/2 Mbps, shooting time priority); [Web-SHQ]: 320 x 240 (30 fps); [Web-HQ]: 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Lens: f = 6.3–31.7 mm (equivalent to 38–190 mm on a 35 mm camera); Optical 5.0x zoom lens; F: 3.5 (Wide)–4.7 (Tele);
Galvanometer method structure; AF: 9 groups, 12 elements (3 aspheric elements, 5 aspheric surfaces), built-in ND filter
Photo Range: Entire area: 10 cm (Wide)/80 cm (Tele) to infinity; Standard: 80 cm to infinity; Super Macro: 1 cm to 80 cm (Wide)
Shutter Speed: Stills: 1/2–1/1500 sec. (Flash: 1/30–1/1500 sec.; Lamp mode: max. 2 sec.);
Sequential: 1/15–1/1500 sec. (No flash);
Video clips: 1/30–1/10000 sec.
Digital Zoom: Shooting: Max. 12x; Playback: Max. 62.5x ([12M] mode, varies with resolution)
Focus: Auto (Stills: 9-point AF/Spot AF; Video Clips: Continuous area AF); Manual (16 steps)
Scene Select: Auto/Sports/Portrait/Landscape/Night Portrait/Snow & Beach/Underwater/Fireworks/Lamp*6
Filter Function: Standard/Cosmetic/Monochrome/Sepia
Photometry: Multi/Center-weighted/Spot
Minimum Illumination for Video: Approx. 15 lux (TV-SHQ Auto mode, 1/30 sec.); Approx. 4 lux (TV-SHQ High-sensitivity or Lamp mode, 1/15 sec.)
Sensitivity: Auto (ISO 50–400); Manual (ISO 50/100/200/400/800/1600, switching system)
Exposure Correction: ±1.8 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
Digital Image Stabilizer: Stills: digital image stabilizer (multi-calculation method); Video clips: digital image stabilizer (electronic)
Other Functions: Face Chaser for stills and videos/Red-eye correction in stills/Flicker reduction/Wind noise reduction
Self Timer: 2 sec./10 sec.
White Balance: Auto: Full auto TTL; Manual: Sunny/Cloudy/Fluorescent/Incandescent/One-push
Flash: Auto/Forced/Off (With slow synchro in Night Portrait mode)
Flash Range: GN = 3 (approx. 10 cm–1.7 m [Wide], approx. 80 cm–1.3 m [Tele])
Audio: Microphone: Built-in stereo; Speaker: Built-in monaural (L/R mixed output)
Monitor: 2.5-inch color TFT LCD, approx. 150,000 pixels (7-level brightness)
Interface: AV output (video clips: composite video, NTSC/PAL; Audio: stereo), USB 2.0 high-speed
Languages: English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/Dutch/Russian/Portuguese/Turkish/Japanese/Korean/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Thai
Power Source: Lithium-ion battery (DB-L20/720 mAh, included)
Power Consumption: Using battery: 3.3 W (when shooting videos)
Approx. Battery Life*7: Stills: approx. 205 stills (CIPA standard); Video clip recording: approx. 75 min./Continuous playback: approx. 170 min.
Dimensions/Volume: 70.4 (W) x 111.4 (H) x 40.5 (D) mm (Maximum dimensions excluding protrusions); Approx. 192 cc
Weight: Approx. 239 g (Body only) or approx. 258 g (Including battery and SD memory card)
Operating Environment: Temperature: 0ºC–40ºC (32ºF–104ºF); Humidity: 30–90% (non-condensing)