Sanyo today announced it has just launched the world’s smallest and lightest high-definition camcorder capable of shooting video in up to 1920 x 1080i resolution.
At just 90 x 54.5 x 112.6 millimetres, and weighing just 311 grams with battery, the Xacti HD1000 records in Full HD MPEG-4 video (using the popular AVC/H.264 video compression) and saves it to Secure Digital (SD) or SDHC ("high capacity") memory cards.
With an 8GB card (sold separately), you can fit up to 1 hour and 25 minutes of 1080i high-definition video.
The camcorder offers 10x optical zoom and built-in stabilizer, which is perfect for soccer moms or hockey dads who want to capture all the action from afar. And you can leave your digital camera at home since the HD1000 also takes 4-megapixel still images.
Other features include a 2.7-inch widescreen swivel LCD, stereo sound, in-camera editing features, webcam functionality and HDMI output (via its bundled docking station).
Available now for $1,099, the Sanyo Xacti is available at Canadian retailers, such as Bay Bloor Radio, Henry’s, Centre HiFi, L.L. Lozeau, 2001 Audio Video, TeleCity Electronics, Audio Warehouse, Advance Electronics, A&B Sound, NCIX, Best Buy Online and Dell.ca.