Sanyo, popular Japanese consumer electronics company, has ventured into the Indian scene with the introduction of VPC-E60, and the VPC-S60 flagship digital camera models.
Both Sanyo cameras are compact and lightweight, and can record video on a memory (SD) card, something – Sanyo says, only they offer in cameras currently on the market.
While the Sanyo VPC-E60 camera features a largest-in-its-category 3-inch LCD monitor, the VPC-S60 sports a 2.5-inch LCD monitor.
Keiji Oshima, President of Sanyo India, said, “We estimate the size of digital camera business in India at around 5, 00,000 units, and expect it to grow further rapidly in the next two years. We intend to further increase our global business success in cameras by offering most technologically advanced products in India.”
Sanyo VPC-E60 camera is priced at Rs 15,990 and the VPC-S60 at Rs 10,990. Both the digital camera models are available right away.
But that’s not it. There are 8 other digital cameras in the pipeline; all priced between Rs 8,990 and Rs 59,990. In addition, there would be a high definition movie camera, HD2, with HDMI (digital output) plus 7 mega pixel support for still images.
In 2005 Sanyo tied up with Indian colour TV manufacturer BPL to form a joint venture company Sanyo BPL. The joint venture company has one colour TV manufacturing facility in Bangalore with an annual capacity of one million units.
Sanyo BPL is utilising 60 per cent of the installed capacity at the TV facility and plans to ramp it up as and when sales in the domestic market grow.