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Sanyo's Xacti DSC-S4 digital camera. Courtesy of Sanyo, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! Sanyo announces two new Xacti digicams
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(Wednesday, May 19, 2004 - 10:44 EDT)

Sanyo Japan has today announced two new Xacti digital camera models that share a similar body, but with differing sensors and lenses.

The Sanyo Xacti DSC-S3 and DSC-S4 models feature 3.2 and 4 megapixel CCD image sensors respectively. The lower-resolution DSC-S3 couples its sensor with a 3x optical zoom lens at an expected street price of ¥33,000, approximately equivalent to US$292 / €243 / CAD$402 / £164. The higher-res DSC-S4 features a 2.8x optical zoom lens, and should have a street price of ¥42,000, approximately equivalent to US$372 / €310 / CAD$512 / £209. (All non-Japanese price estimates ignore exchange rate fluctuations, taxes and duties). Full specifications and product images courtesy of Sanyo follow.

Thanks to IR reader and regular correspondent on all things Sanyo, Jerry Sehl at Online Access Networks Inc. for the tipoff on this story. Jerry tells us that he's got a special price of $499.99 on Sanyo's IDC-1000ZU digital camera while stock lasts, incidentally (we think he's earned a little plug in return for the tip!)

  Sanyo Xacti DSC-S3 Sanyo Xacti DSC-S4
  Sanyo's Xacti DSC-S3 digital camera. Courtesy of Sanyo, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture! Sanyo's Xacti DSC-S4 digital camera. Courtesy of Sanyo, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Effective Pixels Approx. 3.2 megapixels Approx. 4 megapixels
Image Sensor 1/2.7"-type RGBG sensor with approx. 3.37 megapixels total 1/2.5"-type RGBG sensor with approx. 4.23 megapixels total
Recording Media 16MB built-in memory, SD Memory Card / MultiMediaCard
File Format
Still Image: JPEG format (DCF, DPOF, Exif ver2.2 compliant)
Movie Clip: QuickTime Movie (Photo-JPEG)
Dimensions (Still Image)
3M: 2048 x 1536 pixels
2M: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Web: 640 x 480 pixels
8M: 3264 x 2448 pixels (interpolated)
4M: 2288 x 1712 pixels
2M: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Web: 640 x 480 pixels
Dimensions (Burst Mode)
Web: 640 x 480 pixels
4M: 2288 x 1712 pixels
2M: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Web: 640 x 480 pixels
Dimensions (Movie)
320: 320 x 240 pixels
160: 160 x 120 pixels
Frame Rate: 15 frames per second
No sound recorded
Lens
f= 5.8-17.4mm
35mm equivalent: 37 - 112mm
3x optical zoom
F2.9 (W) - F5.0 (T)
f= 6.2-17.4mm
35mm equivalent: 37 - 105mm
2.8x optical zoom
F3.0 (W) - F5.0 (T)
Focusing Range
Normal: 50cm - infinity
Super Macro: 2cm (W) / 50cm (T) - 50cm
Shutter Speed
Still Image: 1/2 - 1/2000 second
Flash Enabled: 1/30 - 1/2000 second
Night Scene mode / Landscape mode: 2 - 1/2000 second
Burst Mode: 1/2 - 1/2000 second
Movie Clip: 1/30 - 1/10000 second
Digital Zoom 4x maximum
Playback Zoom 32x maximum in 3M mode, varies with image resolution 51x maximum in 8M mode, varies with image resolution
Autofocus
Five area TTL system
15 step manual focus possible
Exposure Control
Program AE
Exposure compensation: ±1.8EV (0.3EV steps)
Scene Modes Auto / Sport / Portrait / Landscape / Night Scene / Fireworks / Cosmetic / Slim / Monochrome / Sepia Auto / Sport / Portrait / Scenery / Night Scene / Fireworks/ Cosmetic / Slim / Monochrome / Sepia / Panorama / ID Photo
Metering TTL 256-segment multi
Sensitivity
Still Image: Auto (Approx. ISO 50 - 200)
Movie Clip: Auto (Approx. ISO 100 - 400)
White Balance Auto, Manual (Fine / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent)
Self-timer 2 or 10 seconds
Flash Auto / Forced On / Forced Off / Red-eye Reduction (slow sync possible in Night Scene and Landscape modes)
LCD Display 1.8"-type reflective TFT color liquid crystal with approx. 85,000 pixels (field of view approx. 100%, 7 step brightness adjustment)
Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom type
Interface USB 2.0 High-Speed compliant (compatible with USB 1.1, USB Mass Storage Class, and PictBridge)
Power Source
2 x AA alkaline batteries (included)
1 x CR-V3 Lithium battery (optional)
2 x AA NiMH batteries (optional)
AC adapter DSA-34A (optional)
Battery Life (Record Mode)*
Approx. 550 frames (using CR-V3 Lithium battery)
Approx. 340 frames (using 2300mAh NiMH batteries)
Approx. 83 frames (using included Alkaline batteries)
Approx. 490 frames (using CR-V3 Lithium battery)
Approx. 310 frames (using 2300mAh NiMH batteries)
Approx. 61 frames (using included Alkaline batteries)
Dimensions 91.3 (W) x 61.5 (H) x 30.8 (D) mm (excluding projections)
Weight
Approx. 140 g (body only)
Approx. 185 g (including Alkaline batteries and SD memory card)
Operating Environment
Temperature: 0 - 40°C
Humidity: 30 - 90% non-condensing
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*Complies with CIPA standard. When using 64MB SD memory card from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Lithium battery is Sanyo "CR-V3", and NiMH battery is Sanyo "HR-3UB" . Actual battery life varies according to operating conditions.

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