Sanyo announced today the line-up of new Xacti camcorder for 2009 and impresses with cool new models.
The new mixed form factor (Horizontal, Vertical) line-up of 5 video cameras include new waterproof HD models DMX-WH1 and DMX-CA9, a compact HD unit dubbed DMX-CG10, and Full HD with 60fps cameras DMX-FH11 and DMX-HD2000.
Sanyo highlights now that the Xacti cameras are Dual cameras as they combine the benefits of digital still cameras and camcorders into one unit. Most camcorders do take still photos, so I am not sure if this is a strong argument for the Xacti camcorders. I find many other aspects of the Xacti line much more interesting like small size and design. The top of the line DMX-HD2000 and DMX-FH11 record in full HD and take still photos with an 8MP sensor.
Sanyo added a new cool feature with Reverse Sequential Shot. You can go back up to 1.5 seconds and snap a still photo from the recording to capture an event you missed by glimps.
The DMX-FH11 has 8GB built-in memory and both new full HD Xacti cameras support 32GB SDHC cards, which you need to record full HD video at 60fps.
The Sanyo MX-CA9 and DMX-WH1 are the world's first water proof HD video cameras. The DMX-CA9 and DMX-WH1 have received IPX8 (full water submersion) based on JIS C 0920 waterproofing guidelines and you can take them with you 1.5m (MX-CA9) respectively 3m (DMX-WH1) deep into water.
The new DMX-CG10 shines mostly with its compact size, with a volume of only 167 cc, and a mass of 171g.
The Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD2000 is the first to ship of the new Xacti camcorders with a release date of February 6th. The prices for the new Xacti camcorders are not set yet.
See hi-res photos here. Via this Sanyo announcement. Find Sanyo Xacti Deals on Amazon.com.
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