I just love new technology. When I first started putting together the video reviews for Geekanoids I even found myself using one of the earlier Sanyo Xacti models. It really wasn't that long ago, and in under a year things have really moved on. Sanyo has just announced its next compact, light-weight Full HD Xacti digital movie camera, the DMX-HD1010, housing advanced and improved features*1 for even more beautiful video and still recording, simple playback and storage with the ‘Xacti Library’ through intuitive menus and functions, and featuring a new ‘Slow-motion video’ function, increasing the usage of digital movie cameras. The SANYO Xacti DMX-HD1010 is the camera of choice for anyone who enjoys taking high definition videos and high resolution stills with one unit, and will be on sale in Japan from June 20, 2008.
On the new product launch, Hideki Toyoda, General Manager of the SANYO’s DI Company Products Planning Department, said, “With the HD1010, SANYO has brushed up many of the features from the previous model, making it easier to use while advancing the image quality. With a SANYO Xacti, you have instant access to both high quality photos and high definition movies with one simple, stylish unit.”
The unit is capable or recording full HD at 1920x1080 resolution, at 30fps. Of note, the new 'Xacti Library' allows the backup of your recorded content to a USB2 hard drive, without the need for a computer. There is a digital image stabilizer, plus support for up to 3200 ISO sensitivity. You also get Samungs take of face recognition with their 'Face chaser' function.
Other features include a 230,000 pixel TFT-LCD monitor, in-camera editing, red eye reduction, webcam functions, built-in flash, support for 48kHz 16-bit, two-channel sound, a headphone jack, and a 1900 mAh Lithium-ion battery (DB-L50). No UK price yet, but the US gets it in July 2008 for around $800.