updated 01:45 pm EDT, Mon May 31, 2010
Sanyo shows underwater Xacti HD camera
Sanyo on Friday announced a new addition to its Xacti digital cameras with the DMX-CA100. The new vertical design is waterproof at depths of 10 feet for up to one ahour and can record 1080p video in the computer-friendly H.264 format. It can capture 14-megapixel still photos, and there is a 6X optical zoom along with a 6x Advanced Zoom that crops the image sensor. There is also a High-Speed Sequential Shooting mode that can capture 22 photos at 7FPS.
Two sets of controls, each dedicated to either capturing photos or recording videos, means users don't have to flip a toggle to do either. There is no internal memory, with storage coming in the form of SDXC memory cards. Pricing has not yet been announced, but the device will be out at the end of June. Available colors include black, yellow and pink.