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PRESS RELEASE: SANYO Wins CNET Best of CES Award at 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9 -- SANYO's pocket-sized Xacti HD1 High-Definition Digital Media Camera has received a prestigious CNET Best of CES Award in the Digital Photo and Video category. The Best of CES Awards were produced and judged by CNET, who announced the winners Saturday, January 7, at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Selected by CNET's unbiased, expert editors, winners were recognized as the hottest products in their respective technology categories for their unmatched innovation and creativity, and their ability to excite consumers and make their way into everyday life. CNET's editors received and reviewed hundreds of entries, and combed the CES show floor for products to consider for the prestigious award.
"By winning a CNET Best of CES Award, SANYO sets a standard within their sector for others to follow," said Brian Cooley, editor at large at CNET.com. "Each year at CES, CNET scours the show floor to bring extensive coverage to our passionate community of consumers, who look to our editors for the best new products at the show, and the Xacti HD1 High-Definition Digital Media Camera is without doubt one of the hottest products at CES 2006."
The SANYO Xacti HD1 High-Definition Digital Media Camera is designed to easily record both 720p high-definition video and 5.1 megapixel digital still images to a standard SD flash memory card. The HD1 features a 10x optical zoom lens, 2.2 inch OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display, 16:9 native widescreen format, rapid continuous shooting, anti-shake digital image stabilization and can record up to 21 minutes of high-definition content per gigabyte of memory. The SANYO Xacti HD1 will be available in the US in March at an MSRP of $799.99*
The HD1 is available for pre-sale at Online Access and Amazon.com and has quickly become one of the top selling camcorders at Amazon.com.
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: SANYY - News) is a $23 billion manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial electronics, including multimedia and telecommunication products. Based in Chatsworth, California, SANYO Fisher Company (a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.) markets digital cameras, PCS phones, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics, televisions, DVD players, dictation devices, home appliances, LCD projectors, security video equipment and air conditioning systems.
For more information and additional specifications, please visit www.sanyodigital.com. Visit www.sanyodigital.com and click on "HD1" > "Dealer Images" for downloadable hi-res product images.
All products and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Because its products are subject to continual improvement, SANYO reserves the right to modify product design and specifications without notice and without incurring any obligations.
* Estimated Selling Price: Actual prices set by dealer are subject to change.
(First posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 12:20 EST)