Sanyo ships worlds smallest HiDef Camcorder
Looking more like a ray gun than a digital camcorder, the Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD1000 can claim the mantel of the world’s smallest 1080p HiDef camcorder. With its pistol grip and large 10x lens (which translates to focal length of 38 – 380mm), the HD1000 can shoot up to nearly an hour and a half on an 8GB high capacity SD card in full 1080p. This is thanks to the MPEG-4 AVC codec and it’s 1/2.5-inch CMOS sensor which translates to a total resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 dpi at 60 fps. Other modes include “HD-HR” 1,280×720 at 60fps, “HD-SHQ” 1,280×720 at 30fps, “TV-HR” 640×480 at 60fps, “TV-SHQ” 640×480 at 30fps and “Web-SHQ” 320×240 at 30fps.
For still photography, digital stills are shot at up to 8 megapixels, with variable ISO speeds up to 3200. It’s innovated face detection can track and identify up to 12 faces which makes it excellent for group photos. The camera also features a 2.7-inch pop out LCD, HDMI-out, and a built in popup flash and a 2 hour battery life.
Sadly, as usual the DMX-HD1000 will only be available in Japan starting next month. So the rest of the world will have to wait to shell out the $1,000 for this little baby.