Sanyo Announces New Xacti HD Video Cameras

Jan 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Video

Today Sanyo Electric introduced a new lineup of Xacti Dual Cameras. The video cameras “redefine digital imaging” (according to the company) by allowing greater flexibility, shooting both still photos and videos.

The new mixed form factor (Horizontal, Vertical) line-up of five cameras include new waterproof HD models (DMX-WH1, DMX-CA9), compact HD units (DMX-CG10), which are pictured, right, and Full HD 60p cameras (DMX-FH11, DMX-HD2000). The DMX-HD200 will be the first release, available in early February.

The Full HD models boast newly developed high-speed image processing engine which allows HD2000 and FH11 to record two times the amount of data that common interlace formats currently do. The built-in still camera can shoot 8-Megapixel photos anytime, even while simultaneously recording Full HD movies. Other features for the HD Xacti cameras include high-speed video capabilities (240 fps/600 fps) for slow-motion playback (1/4, 1/10 of normal video speed), 8GB built-in memory (DMX-FH11) and the cameras are compatible with up to 32GB SDHC memory card, and compatibility with the “Xacti Library” that allows saving/indexing and playback of videos and pictures from an external hard drive.

The waterproof models, DMX-CA9 and DMX-WH1, have received IPX8 (full water submersion) based on JIS C 0920 waterproofing guidelines. The DMX-CA9 can be submersed to 1.5m ; DMX-WH1 can be submersed to 3m.

The compact model, DMX-CG10, has a motion correction (anti-shake) function, a ‘Face Chaser Function’ for movies and stills, and a 3-inch, 230,000 pixel-wide LCD monitor.

The cameras connect to television or computers and can share videos in the AVC/H.264 format. All of the Sanyo 2009 video cameras are all HD-ready.

The complete specifications for the Sanyo Xacti cameras can be found in a .pdf here.

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