Sanyo has recently announced its Xacti VPC-J4. The Xacti J4 has a 4 megapixel CCD that outputs 8 megapixel interpolated images, and a bright, 2.8x inner optical zoom lens (F2.7) achieves high-speed zooming in around 1.5 seconds. The Xacti J4 records VGA-size (640 x 480) video clips at 30 fps with simultaneous audio, for viewing quality equivalent to that of DVD. Another Xacti J4 advantage is the ability to use the zoom while shooting video clips.

Sanyo Xacti J4

Fine Picture

Realtime Interpolation

Our original algorithm uses three pixel-interpolation filters to convert the CCD's 4.0 effective megapixels to the recorded equivalent of about 8 megapixels. As well as being able to print out a detailed image very clearly, even on A3-size paper, you can also enlarge part of an image without sacrificing image fidelity.

Super Macro

In wide angle mode, you can get as close as 2 cm from your subject and still capture it in stunningly clear detail. Thanks to the super macro function, close-ups are now easier than ever.

Adapted 5 Point AF

This mode gives priority to a picture's composition, and prevents off-center shots where the subject is out of focus, by automatically conducting distance measurements for a center area and five points within it at the top, bottom, left, right and center.

Assist Light for Easy Auto Focus

The Xacti J4's high-intensity white LED provides the extra luminance you need when taking close-ups in low light conditions. It also assists in calibrating the auto focus range in low light conditions, when distances are normally difficult to measure.

Natural Movie

The Xacti J4 records VGA-size (640 x 480) video clips at 30 fps with simultaneous audio, for viewing quality equivalent to that of DVD. With the Xacti J4, you'll enjoy smooth, high-quality video clips without frame-skipping, even on a big screen. Plus, you're free to select the recording rate and resolution that best meets your needs. With a 512MB SD card, you get approximately 5 minutes 45 seconds of recording at 640 x 480 pixels/30 fps, and approximately 1 hour 23 minutes at 160 x 120 pixels/15fps. Another Xacti J4 advantage is the ability to use the zoom while shooting video clips. Now it's easier and more fun than ever to shoot consistently beautiful images and share the joy of your movies with friends and family.

High Speed Zoom

The bright, highly-advanced, 2.8x inner optical zoom lens (F2.7) achieves high-speed zooming of around 1.5 seconds. Along with the 4x digital zoom, it provides a maximum zooming capability of approximately 11x.
The Xacti J4 starts up fast, thanks to its inner zoom lens — a non-protruding optical zoom lens. Turn on the camera, and around 0.8*1 seconds later you can start taking pictures. With a between-shot interval of around 1.5 seconds*1, you can take photos in quick succession without having to wait a long time for the previous image to be saved. The fast-responding Xacti J4 takes the stress out of shooting, and ensures you get the images you want. And when it comes to playing back your recorded images, the approximately 0.5 second playback interval*2 lets you rapidly review the pictures you've already taken.
*1 For still shots in [4M] Fine mode without flash.
*2 For still shots in [4M] Normal mode.

Sanyo Xacti J4 Specifications

Effective pixel count
Approx. 4.0 megapixels
1/2.7 inch, 4.23 megapixel CCD (total)
Recording media
SD Memory Card, Multi Media Card
Recording file formats
Still shots:
JPEG, DCF*1 , DPOF*2, Exif Ver 2.2*3)
Video clips: QuickTime (Photo-JPEG), Audio: WAVE (mono)
Resolution (pixels)
Still shots:

[8M] mode: 3264 x 2448
[6M] mode: 2880 x 2160
[4M] mode: 2288 x 1712
[2M] mode: 1600 x 1200
[WEB] mode: 640 x 480

Sequential shots: [4M] mode: 2288 x 1712
[2M] mode: 1600 x 1200
[WEB] mode: 640 x 480
Video clips: [640] mode: 640 x 480
[320] mode: 320 x 240
[160] mode: 160 x 120


f = 5.7~16.0 mm (equivalent to 37~104 mm on a 35 mm camera), 2.8x optical inner zoom lens
F: 2.8 (W)~F3.9 (T), autofocus

Photo range

Standard: 20 cm (wide)/30 cm (tele) to infinity, Super macro: 2 cm (wide)/30 cm (tele) to 50 cm

Shutter speed

Still/Sequential shots:
1/2~1/2,000 sec. (Flash: 1/30~1/2,000 sec., Lamp mode: max. 4 sec.)
Video clips: 1/30~1/10,000 sec.

Digital zoom

Shooting: 4x max. (Except still shots: [8M] or [6M] mode, video clips: 30fps)
Playback: 51x max. ([8M] or [6M] mode, depending on the resolution)

Auto focus

5-point area AF, Spot

Exposure correction

Program AE, Exposure correction: 1.8 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)




Still/Sequential shots: Auto (ISO 50~200), Manual (ISO 50/100/200/400)
Video clips: Auto (ISO 200~800), Manual (ISO 200/400/800/1600)
Self timer
2 sec./10 sec.
White balance Auto: Full Auto TTL, Manual: Sunny/Cloudy/Fluorescent/Incandescent/One push
Auto/Forced/Off/Red-eye (Slow synchro mode possible in Night View mode)
Microphone: Built-in monaural, Speaker: Built-in monaural
LCD monitor
1.8-inch A-si TFT LCD 85,000-pixel
(Coverage 100%, without designated AV connection cable connected)
Optical real-image zoom viewfinder
AV output (Video: NTSC/PAL composite video, Audio: Monaural sound)
USB 2.0 full-speed mode (storage class)
Power source
Lithium-ion battery (DB-L20, included), AC adaptor (VAR-G7, optional)
Approx. battery life*4
Still shots: approx. 140 stills, Playback: approx. 200 min
101 (W) x 46 (H) x 26 (D) mm
Approx. 128g (main unit only), Approx. 149g (including battery and SD card)
Included accessories
SANYO Software Pack 6.7 CD-ROM, Dedicated USB connection cable, Dedicated AV connection cable,16MB SD Memory Card*5, Lithium-ion battery, Battery recharger, Hand strap

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