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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9 High Definition SD Card Dual Camera - Video + Photo

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9 High Definition SD Card Dual Camera - Video + Photo

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With a conventional digital camera or camcorder, many users are understandably reluctant to film or shoot in the rain or other wet environments, for the obvious fear of causing water damage to the camera. The VPC-CA9, however, has earned the highest possible IEC 60529 waterproof rating—IPX8—allowing users to capture high-definition (1280 x 720-pixel) 30 fps footage without worrying about the effects of water or snow. The VPC-CA9 is operable down to a water depth of 1.5 meters (5 feet). With SANYO’s advanced waterproofing technology, this camera can be used without thinking twice in the rain; for marine sports such as surfing or snorkelling; or for winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding. The VPC-CA9 keeps up with active lifestyles, expanding the scope of shooting opportunities. It offers the enhanced functionality of 9-megapixel still images—a world-first for a waterproof HD Dual Camera. RRP $549. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.


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SDHC memory card recording – record video or stills to reliable SD/SDHC memory cards (up to 32gb) for complete flexibility and easy transfer of your video footage. Records approx. 3 hours 51 minutes of HD video to a 16gb SDHC card.

9 Megapixel Still Image Capture – now carry only one camera - takes 9 megapixel still photo images whilst shooting video!

Waterproof, Snowproof – take high definition video & photos at a depth of up to 1.5 metres (5 feet). Can also withstand cold temperatures so it is ideal for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.

Digital Image Stabiliser – digitally compensates for vibration and hand-held movement for smoother, less jumpy images.

Face Detection – detects human faces (up to 12) and automatically adjusts camera for optimal focus and exposure for both video and stills.

High Speed Sequential Shooting – High speed still image shooting up to 7 frames per second at 2mp resolution. Great for capturing fast action such as: sports, kids, animals.

Easily Video Upload - MPEG4 AVC/H.264 format makes sharing your videos on social networking sites such as YouTubeTM easy.

Super Macro Mode – take stunning close-ups as near as 1cm away from subject.

What's in the box?

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9 Video Camera

USB Cable

AV Cable

Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (DB-L20)
Battery Charger


Soft Case

CD-ROM Software

Instruction Manual

12 Month Warranty from Sanyo Australia

To get started, DCW recommends....

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Effective pixel count/Camera element

Photos: Approx. 9.0-Megapixels
Videos: HD: Approx. 7.31-Megapixels SD: Approx. 8.84-Megapixels

Camera element

1/2.5 inch CMOS sensor, Approx. 9.02-Megapixels (total)

Recording media

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (up to 32GB)
Internal memory: Approx. 43 mb

Recording file formats

Photos: JPEG (DCF*1, DPOF*2, Exif Ver2.2*3)
Videos: ISO standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.MP4)
Audio: 48kHZ sampling, 16bit, 2ch, AAC

Resolution (pixels)


12M: 4000 x 3000*4,
9M-H: 3456 x 2592 (low compression)
9M-S: 3456 x 2592 (standard compression)
6.7M[16:9]: 3456 x 1944
2M: 1600 x 1200
0.9M[16:9]: 1280 x 720
0.3M: 640 x 480

Continuous shots

9M: 3456 x 2592, 1.6fps/Max 13photos
2M: 1600 x 1200 , 7fps/Max 15 photos


HD-SHQ: 1280 x 720 (30 fps/ 9Mbps)
TV-HR: 640 x 480 (60 fps/6Mbps)
TV-SHQ: 640 x 480 (30 fps/3Mbps)


5x optical zoom lens; Aperture: F=3.5(W)-4.7(T)
Focus distance: f=6.3 to 31.7mm;
Galvanometer method structure, Auto focus: 8 groups, 11 elements (3 aspheric elements, 5 aspheric surfaces), Built-in neutral density filter
Photos: f=38-190mm(=35mm) Optical 5x zoom
Videos: f=38-190mm(=35mm) Optical 5x zoom

Photo range

Standard: 50cm to infinity (wide), 1.0m to infinity (tele)
Super macro: 1cm – 80cm (wide)

Digital zoom

Shooting: 12x max., Playback 62.5x max. (12M mode, depending on the resolution)

Low light sensitivity (video)

Approx. 16 lux (Auto mode, 1/30 sec.)
Approx. 4 lux (High-sensitivity/ Lamp mode, 1/15 sec.)

Stills sensitivity

Auto (ISO 50 – 400), Manual (ISO 50/100/200/400/800/1600, Switching system)

Digital Image Stabilizer

Photos: Digital Image Stabilizer (electronic), Videos: Digital Image Stabilizer (electronic)


Microphone: Built-in stereo, Speaker: Built-in monaural (L+Rch mixed output)

LCD monitor

2.5 inch, Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD display,
Approx. 150,000 pixels (7-level brightness, 285 degrees rotation)


English/ Japanese/ French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian/ Dutch/ Russian/ Portuguese/ Turkish/ Japanese/ Thai/ Korean/ Simplified Chinese/ Traditional Chinese


AV output Video: Composite video, NTSC/PAL,
USB 2.0 (high-speed mode compatible)

Power source

Lithium-ion battery x 1 (DB-L20 included: 720mAh)

Power consumption

When using battery: 3.1W (when filming videos)

Approx. battery-use time*6

Photos: Approx. 170 shots (CIPA standard), Continuous video filming: Approx. 70min.
Continuous playback: Approx. 220 min.


70.4 (W) x 111.4 (H) x 40.5 (D)mm (maximum dimensions, excluding protruding parts)
Volume: Approx. 192cc


Approx. 230g (main unit only), Approx. 249g (including battery, Approx. 17 g, and SD card, Approx. 2 g)


SD Memory Card Type

Video Recording Time (Total Time)*7




Audio Memo

16 GB

3 hr 51 min.

5 hr 43 min.

11 hr 06 min.

261 hr.


SD Memory Card Type

Number of Photographs*7




6.7M [16:9]


0.9M [16:9]


9M Cont

2M Cont

16 GB










*1 DCF is the abbreviation for Design rule for Camera File system, established by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Association (JEITA).
*2 The DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a format for recording on storage media information such as the number of frames and copies desired for printing of images taken on the digital camera.
*3 Exif Ver2.2 is an industry standard established for file formatting of digital cameras.
*4 Based on the image information taken from the image sensor, the image is interpolated in real time, recording and generating image pixels.
*5 For these models 60fps is actually 59.94fps, 30fps is actually 29.97fps, 240fps is actually 239.76fps, and 600fps is actually 599.4fps.
*6 Amount of pictures based on CIPA standards. When using a Sandisk SD Memory Card (2GB) and bundled Lithium-ion battery. Videos are when filming in HD-SHQ mode. Playback is when in continuous playback. Through actual operation, time may vary.
*7 Figure projects time and amount of stills taken which will fill the recording medium. Amount varies by memory card maker, type of photo subject and photographic conditions.
* Specifications as of January 21, 2009, subject to change.
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