Sanyo on Wednesday announced that its latest 5 megapixel digital camera, dubbed C5, is now available in the U.S. with a suggested retail price of US$699.99. The camera features a two-inch LCD, the ability to create images up to ten megapixels by interpolating what it sees, 5x optical and 12x digital zoom, MPEG-4 video capture at 30fps (frames per second) and 640 x 480 resolution, built-in image stabilization and the ability to capture still images while shooting video.
Sanyois C5 camera also includes a Super Macro Shooting mode for close-ups as close as 1cm from the subject, a self timer, seven scene select modes, 15 adjustable manual focus settings, a voice recording function, a built-in three-mode flash, USB 2.0 connectivity as well as an S-Video port, a rechargeable lithium ion battery, PictBridge technology for direct printing to any compatible printer and more. The way itis constructed, the C5is functions can be quickly accessed by the useris thumb as he holds the camera with one hand and looks into the LCD screen.
The C5 comes with a docking station and a remote control for viewing images and videos on a TV, a 128MB SD storage card, an AC power adapter and battery charger, a lens cap, a neck strap and a soft carrying case.