Archive for Sanyo

Sanyo limited edition 8-color Eneloop rechargeable battery packs

Posted in Sanyo by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2010

On November 14th, Sanyo is celebrating the 5th anniversary of Eneloop batteries by rolling out limited edition 8-color glitter AA and AAA Eneloop rechargeable battery packs in Japan. There will only be 200,000 limited edition packs available so you better hurry.

The 8 colors are purple, pink, orange, yellow, light green, light blue, silver and black. You could color coordinate those that have been charged and those that need to be charged. That’s pretty handy. It’s tough when they all look the same.

Sanyo QuaDrive PLC-HF10000L projector is crazy bright and costs more than two Kia’s

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on September 27th, 2010

Sanyo has a number of projectors on the market with some of them for home users and others for larger settings. The most recent projector for the company for large venues is the massive PLC-HF10000L with QuaDrive technology.

The QuaDrive tech adds a yellow element to the red, green, and blue that are inside the typical 3LCD projector. The yellow source allows for more colors and better picture quality. The projector supports 1080p resolution with a max resolution of 2048 x 1080.

Sanyo DMX-CA100 camcorder is waterproof and records 1080p video

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on May 31st, 2010

Waterproof cameras are a great way to film both winter and summer sports without worrying that you will break your camera. Sanyo has announced a new camera that it claims to be the world’s first waterproof full HD camera.

The camcorder is the DMX-CA100 and will land in black, yellow, and pink colors in June. The camera is water resistant to IPX8 standards. That rates the camera for recording full 1080p video in up to 3 meters of water for an hour.

Sanyo debuts new PLV-Z4000 projector

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on April 29th, 2010

Sanyo makes all sorts of electronics and gadgets from TVs to computers and other devices. Sanyo is big in the projector market for home theater, the classroom and office as well.

The latest projector from Sanyo is the new PLV-Z4000. The projector is aimed at the home theater fan and sports 120Hz 3LCD technology. It has a contrast ratio of 65000:1 and 1200 ANSI lumens of brightness.

Sanyo shows off new GH2, CG102, and CD60 camcorders

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on February 5th, 2010

Sanyo has been making cameras for a while now that take still shots and digital video. The company also has its fingers in all sorts of other product categories in the consumer electronics market. The company has unveiled three new camcorders including the GH2, CG102, and CG20 camcorders.

The GH2 can record full HD video at 60 fps and take 14MP still shots. It has 5x optical zoon and a 12x double zoom range. It is compatible with SDHC and SDXC memory cards and has a 2.7-inch LCD. It will sell for $229 starting in March. The CG102 can record 1080p video and 14MP still shots. It has the same zoom range as the GH2, same screen size, and many of the same features. It even sells for the same $229 price.

Sanyo Xacti DMX-SH11 Ultra Slim Dual Camcorder

Posted in Sanyo by Conner Flynn on January 28th, 2010

Sanyo is releasing a new ultra slim dual-camcorder, the Xacti DMX-SH11. This good looking video recorder features a 3.5MP CMOS sensor and a 35mm wide angle lens. The Xacti DMX-SH11 also delivers a 30X “Advanced Zoom” function along with a Full HD video recording mode.

Some other specs include 16GB of internal memory, Eye-Fi and SDXC card compatibility, a mini HDMI port, “Sound Zoom” technology, a digital image stabilizer and the face chaser function. The Sanyo Xacti DMX-SH11 will cost you about $669.

Sanyo eneloop music booster hits the stage

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on January 15th, 2010

I guess I always assumed that musical instruments that needed electricity were plugged into an AC outlet. Apparently, there are lots of the items that get power from batteries of one sort or another. Sanyo has announced a new battery pack for musicians.

The pack is called the Sanyo eneloop music booster and the device is a rechargeable DC 9V battery unit for music devices. Inside the case is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 7.35Ah of power. The device has two outlets for two musical devices at once.

Sanyo pulls wraps off new Xacti VPC-CS1

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on January 7th, 2010

When I need to take a camera or a video camera with me, I am a big fan of compact devices that work well. I have a large DSLR but it is a pain to carry around all day when I need a camera. Sanyo has unveiled a new Xacti VPC-CS1 camera that shoots video and still shots in one package.

The camera is set to go on sale in February 2010 for $299.99 and will come in silver only. The device can record full 1080p HD video using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. Sanyo says that this is the thinnest Xacti yet at only 27mm thick and weighing 142g.

Sanyo whips out 12,000 lumen pro PLC-XF1000 projector

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on October 21st, 2009

sanyoplcxf1000The last projector I played with was one of those tiny pico projectors that was not bright enough to use in any room with ambient light. Sanyo has announced a new projector that promises the most brightness you can get in an 110V unit at 12,000 lumens.

The projector uses two lamps to get all those lumens and offers a 4000:1 contrast ratio. Sanyo builds in its active maintenance filter as well. The projector uses the Sanyo QuaDrive optical engine that adds a yellow light controller to the red, green, and blue chips of the 3LCD system.

Sanyo unveils new two iPhone/iPod alarm clocks

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on October 7th, 2009

sanyoipodclocksI have seen several iPod/iPhone alarm clocks hit the streets over the last few weeks. A few of them are now sporting dual docks to keep more than one Apple device charged up. Sanyo has jumped into the iPod alarm clock action with a couple new devices today including the DMP-P1 Cube Alarm Clock Radio and the DMP-692 Dual dock music System.

The DMP-692 is one of those snazzy new dual dock devices that can charge your iPhone and your iPod at the same time. The clock has three alarms and can wake you to a buzzer, AM/FM radio, or your favorite playlist. The radio also has an auxiliary input for CD palyers and non-dockable PMPs. A remote controller is included as well.

Sprint gets Sanyo SCP-2700 entry-level texting handset

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on June 8th, 2009

sanyoscp2700-sbEveryone texts today, even my mother in law uses texts and she didn’t get a cell phone until last year. With text messaging being so popular, even the most basic handsets are now being designed for friendly texting.

Sprint has announced a new mobile phone that is aimed at entry-level users and has a QWERTY keyboard for texting. The handset is the Sanyo SCP-2700 and it sells for only $29.95 after instant and mail-in rebates and a new 2-year contract.

Sanyo’s $6,000 projector

Posted in Sanyo by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2009

Sanyo’s $6,000 projectorSanyo Japan has just announced a new high-end projector dubbed the LP-WXU700. It’s the world’s first WiFi-enabled projector supporting the IEEE802.11n standard. It measures 334.2mm × 78.4mm × 257.5mm and weighs 3.6kg.

Sanyo says that users can conveniently stream video from their PCs through the projector (it also supports the Windows Vista Network Projector standard). Some other features include a 275W lamp, a 500:1 contrast ratio and 3,800 lumens brightness, HDMI and a USB interface. The LP-WXU700 will be released in Japan on June 19 for a stunning $6,300.

Sanyo unveils new projectors

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on April 10th, 2009

sanyoprojector0408-sbVideo Projectors have replaced the filmstrip projectors and overhead projectors that teachers used when I was in school. Today the teacher can simply pull up a page on her computer or run software and let the whole class view it on a screen or the blackboard. Projectors are certainly much better than fighting those stuttering filmstrips that always seemed to get out of sync with the audio.

Sanyo has announced four new projectors aimed at both the classroom and the boardroom called the PCL-XU355, PLC-XU350, PLC-XU305, and PLC-XU300. The most interesting pair out of the quartet are the XU355 and the XU305, both of which offer the industry’s first Simple Wireless Setting feature via a USB memory stick.

Sanyo whips out short throw projector with HD resolution

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on April 8th, 2009

sanyoplc-wxe45-sbI really like projectors; they allow you to get larger images from your TV or movies without having to spend $10k on a massive LCD TV. With a projector you can get images 100-inches or bigger for only a few thousand dollars. Sanyo has announced its latest HD projector called the PLC-WXE45.

The projector has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 500:1 contrast ratio, and 2000 lumens of brightness. The screen resolution for the projector is 1280 x 800 making it capable of 720p HD resolution. The device is designed for short throw distances and can produce and image of 80-inches from 34-inches away.

Sanyo announces waterproof HD camcorder

Posted in Sanyo by Shane McGlaun on April 3rd, 2009

sanyowpcamcorder-sbSpring is here and before you know it the hot days of summer will be in full force and staying cool in the pool or at the lake and beach will be top priorities. Any outings with family or friends near water mean someone will have a camera or camcorder handy, but most camcorders can’t take even small splashes without going to the big recycling bin in the sky.

Sanyo has announced a new camcorder that records in 720p HD resolution, and can record at depths of up to 10 feet of water for one hour. The video is recorded at 30 fps and the camcorder has a 30x optical zoom. Still shots can be taken with the 2-megapixel still shot feature and sequential shooting at 13 fps is featured.