The Sanyo VPC-C6 Xacti Digital Media Camera with 5x Optical Zoom is a compact digital media device that combines the functionality of a digital camera and a digital camcorder. Different than a standard digital camera that shoots short video clips, the VPC-C6 offers advanced video performance and high-quality stills in one small, lightweight camera. The Xacti C6 employs Sanyo's proprietary image-adaptive data processing technology, which enables you to shoot MPEG-4 movies and 6.0-megapixel stills simultaneously. Movies are recorded clearly, with TV-like picture quality (VGA/30 frames per second [fps]). The C6 also features a 60 fps playback function for smooth movie playback on your TV screen, along with high-sensitivity technology that enables you to shoot beautiful moves in low-light conditions. Leading the C6's charge towards crisp digital video and stills is the prominently displayed, highly efficient 5x optical zoom lens. The lens features 12 elements designed in nine groups with a built-in neutral density filter, and a maximum aperture of f3.5 for wide and f4.7 in telephoto angles. This construction allows for clear images in even low-light situations. Combine the optical zoom with a 12x digital zoom, and the C6 is capable of a total 60x zoom. The C6 features a two-inch low-temperature polysilicon color TFT LCD display with 210,000 total pixels. The display flips out from the camera and rotates up to 285 degrees on an axis for taking great video or still images from otherwise-difficult-to-view positions. And when not in use, the screen tucks securely back into the side of the camera for a pocket-sized portability and convenience.