reprinted from a Sanyo press release: CHATSWORTH, CA, August 30, 2007 SANYO, a world leading digital cameramanufacturer, introduces the Xacti HD1000, the world's smallest and lightestfull HD digital camcorder*1. The sleek and simple-to-usedevice records video in Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and also takes 4-megapixeldigital still images. The HD1000 utilizes the advanced MPEG-4 AVC/H.246 videoformat and features a 10x optical HD lens and a large 2.7-inch widescreendisplay. The SANYO Xacti HD1000 will beavailable in the September, 2007, and has an MSRP of $799.99*2. "The SANYO Xacti line has gained a reputation for excellence andinnovation," said John Lamb, SANYO's Senior Marketing Manager for the Xacticamcorder series. "The new Xacti HD1000 continues our pioneering approach bycombining full 1080i HD video recorded in the advanced AVC/H.264 standard witha massive 2.7-inch widescreen display and a simple hardware and softwareinterface for file saving and TV playback." SMALLEST, LIGHTEST, FULL HD CAMCORDER The new SANYO Xacti HD1000 weighs only 9.5 ounces and has a totalvolume of only 16.6 cubic inches, making it the world's smallest and lightestFull HD recording (1920 horizontal and 1080 vertical pixels) digital camcorder*1.It incorporates advanced MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression, enabling up toapproximately 85 minutes of Full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording or up to fivehours, 14 minutes of TV-quality (640 x 480) video recording onto an 8GB SDHCMemory Card (memory card sold separately). SANYO developed a new high-speed image processing engine to handle the highcapacity demands of Full HD data. This engine utilizes SANYO's proprietarycodec, enabling Full HD compatibility with the AVC/H.264 format, and makes itpossible to do with one simple yet powerful chip the complex processing whichpreviously required two separate chips. The required high compression ratio isgracefully achieved due to optimization of the image process algorithmactuator, while consuming a mere 4.2 watts of power NEW ERGONOMIC DESIGN Designed for easy,one-handed operation with all key conveniently functions thumb-operable, theHD1000 is comfortable to hold, even for extended periods. The device is thefirst to incorporate ergonomic results based on collaborative research betweenSANYO and Japan'?s Chiba Universityin regard to optimizing the lens-to-grip angle to minimize strain on the musclegroups used while holding and recording. Testing focused on muscle responses insix places on the arm, as well as surveysasking for individual assessments and evaluations. As a result of these testsand responses, it was discovered that a lens-to-grip angle of 105, the angle subsequentlyused on the HD1000, was optimal. Aspart of its stylish and thoughtful new design, the HD1000 also adds a distinctlyuseful feature frequently requested by users of previous Xacti camcorders theability to have the lens level with the ground when the device is used with atripod. FULL 1080i HD SENSOR Incorporating the latesthigh-definition CMOS sensor, the SANYO Xacti HD1000 camcorder captures full1080i high-definition video (1920×1080) at 60 frames-per-second. Designed torecord the rich and vibrant colors of real life, the HD1000 also captures thesubtle tones to provide a natural-looking result. The HD1000'?s CMOS sensorprovides the quick responsiveness needed to capture fast moving subjects and SANYO'?snoise reduction technology helps obtain the cleanest signal from each pixel. NEW "XACTI LIBRARY" FUNCTION FOR EASY FILE SAVING AND PLAYBACK*3 The large data size of Full HD movies, alongwith demanding file saving and playback processing usually requires specialhardware and/or burning video to a disc. The HD1000's new "Xacti Library" featuremakes it exceptionally easy to save video and image files by simply connectingthe included USB cable*4 from the docking station to an externalhard disk drive*5 (hard drive not included). After connecting thedocking station to an external hard drive and to a television (via an HDMIcable), the user places the camera into the docking station and using the menu that appears on thetelevision screen can search through the thumbnails and choose either to playthe file or save it to the external hard disk. 10X OPTICAL HD LENS At the front of the acommanding 10x all-glass HD lens. The HD1000's fast f/1.8-2.5 lens is capableof allowing almost four times more light through to assist in lower lightvenues. Consisting of eight groups and eleven total lenses with a built-inneutral density filter, the HD1000's lens provides a spectacular field-of-viewwith a 38-380 mm range (35 mm equivalent). Combined with the 10x digital zoom,the HD1000 provides up to 100x total zooming capability. LARGE 2.7 INCHWIDESCREEN DISPLAY The HD1000 features a large 2.7 inchwidescreen Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). The display flips out from the cameraand rotates up to 285 degrees on axis, allowing you to take great video orstill images even from difficult-to-view positions, which is especially usefulwhen shooting in large crowds or in small rooms. FOUR MEGAPIXELDIGITAL IMAGES The Xacti HD1000 enablessimultaneous shooting of 4-megapixel still images and HD movie clips, with asimple press of the shutter button during the recording of a video clip. Usersneed never miss another precious photo opportunity. (Depending on the mode usedto take still images, simultaneous video clip shooting may be interrupted.While shooting video clips, using the digital image stabilizer may change theangle of view for still images.) HDMI HIGH-DEFINITIONOUTPUT It'?s easy to view and sharehigh-definition video on your HD television with the HD1000. Using the HDMI(High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal built into the base station,just one cable connects your camcorder to your TV for a totally digital output.HDMI carries both the video and audio signals in digital form for the highestquality playback. RECORDS TO CONVENIENT SD/SDHC MEMORY CARD The SANYO Xacti HD1000 recordshigh-definition and photos directly to a standard SD or SDHC Memory Card. Infact, the HD1000 is capable of recording up to 85 minutes of 1080ihigh-definition video on a single 8GB card (sold separately). The SD MemoryCard's compact size and weight makes it ideal for the diminutive HD1000. Theminimal power requirements of the SD card also contribute to longer recordingand playback times. When connected to the computer via the USB cable, theHD1000 acts as a standard card reader. Transferring images and videos to yourcomputer has never been easier. IMAGESTABILIZATION High-definition can't hide shaky orerratic camera movement. That's why SANYO's HD1000 comes with a sophisticatedimage stabilizer for both stills and video. This handy feature operates in bothwide-angle and telephoto modes, giving every shot a solid, professional-lookingfeel. For video-compatible anti-shake correction, SANYO further developed thedigital stabilizer based on previous proprietary image stabilizer technology,and advanced the technology to be more accurate in its correction, increasingthe image area detection function. Also, SANYO newly developed its proprietary "Superposition function" for higher still image quality. This function allowsfor clear pictures of the subject even when moving or rotation occurs. AUTOMATIC "FACECHASER" FUNCTION FOR STILL IMAGES The HD1000 includes a new "FaceChasera" function that automatically detects and isolates faces to assist thecamera'?s exposure and auto-focus. The HD1000 is capable of detecting up to 12independent faces at a time. MANUAL CONTROLS The HD1000 features versatile manualcontrols for advanced shooting. The following settings can be manually adjustedaccording to the shooting situation: Manual focus adjustment (16 settings);aperture adjustment (6 stops); exposure compensation (1.8 EV, 0.3 EV steps);shutter speed (13 settings); and image-quality adjustment (for sharpness andcolor saturation). ADDITIONAL HD1000 FEATURES: RandomAccess: Each video is recorded as an individual MPEG-4 and each still as a JPEG so you can have true randomaccess allowing you to review a specific image or video quickly and easily, without waiting for tape rewindingor fast forwarding. EasyCamera to PC Connection: One of the more frustrating aspects of working withany digital media camera is jugglingall the wires and connections necessary when you want to use it with external components for viewing or to downloadfiles. SANYO's HD1000 streamlinesthe whole process with an innovative docking station that provides an instant HDMI, component, composite or S-videoconnection to a TV and a USB connection for a PC.The HD1000 even recharges its internal battery when nested in the dockingstation. Superfast Startup: With its tapeless design, the HD1000 eliminates the need to queueup a tape deck or get a DVD orhard drive spinning, allowing the HD1000 to begin shooting in as little as two seconds! When theHD1000 is powered on, closing the LCD display putsthe HD1000 in standby mode. Simply open the display and the HD1000 automatically powers up and can beginimmediately recording in as little as two seconds. Equippedwith "SIMPLE" mode so even beginners can create high quality, beautiful high definition movies Defaultsfor automatic settings can be accessed quickly with the Full-Auto button Adoptsnewly developed 2.7 inch 230,000 pixel, widescreen TFT-LCD monitor designed for viewing HD footage. Bundledwith ?Nero 7 Essentials for playback and Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 SE for editing. Newlydeveloped and long-lasting 1900 mAh Lithium-ion battery (DB-L50) Allows useof external accessories such as an external strobe, video light, microphone, etc. Optionaladapter lenses for increased telephoto or wide-angle conversion Sixselectable video resolution modes and eight selectable still photo resolutions ContinuousStill Image Shooting function at 7 frames per second*6 Able to takestill pictures while in the middle of Full HD movie recording*7 9-imagequick display function In-cameraediting 48 kHz,16-bit, 2-channel sound HeadphoneJack