Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sanyo's new Xacti -Underwater HD camcorder

Sanyo has confirmed that it will be expanding its range of gun-shaped Dual Camera Xacti devices and the launch of the DMX-CA100 - a full HD Dual camera, suitable for underwater use, will take this month.
Unfortunately for Sanyo its competitor, Toshiba, stole a little bit of thunder with its announcement that it will shortly be launching its BWD 10 full HD Waterproof Sportcam with image stabilization and this will no doubt put a spanner in the works for Sanyo’s pre-launch claims of offering the “World’s first waterproof Full HD Dual Camera", a little bad luck for Sanyo but all is not lost. On comparing the specifications of these two forthcoming releases, Sanyo should be able to rest easy, safe in the knowledge that its device has a bit edge when it comes to image capture.
It will be able to withstand up to 3 meters of water. The upcoming Sanyo DMC-CA100 will have the capacity to record up to 60 minutes of full HD video (1920 x 1080 pixels) MPEG-4 files and it will also be able to capture plenty of 14-megapixel stills (4640 x 3480 pixels) due to its SDXC memory card compatibility.
Additionally, for long-distance shots a “Double Range Zoom” feature will enhance wide-angle capture to telephoto zoom at a magnification level of up to 12x and with this feature in tow, photographers and videographers will be able to alternate between two zoom options, although there's no option for optical zoom, its digital zoom focal scope is fairly impressive with a Wide Mode focal range of 40mm to 240mm and a Tele Mode range between 80mm to 480mm, pretty impressive isn’t it.
Like other Xacti models users will be able to make full use of the dual mode design by selecting either video or photo mode using the designated buttons and from previous experience, the ergonomic gun design should also feel comfortable in the hand if you’re trying to steady yourself underwater as you shoot. It will be available in black, yellow or pink color.

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