Sanyo Xacti HD1010 1080i Camcorder

Sanyo's-Xacti-HD1010-1080i-camcorder.jpgThis is Sanyo’s update to the Xacti pistol grip handheld camcorder line. A 1080i HD 30 frame per second camcorder with improved image stabilization, face-recognition (called ‘Face Chaser’) 4 megapixel stills at 7 frames per second, and a very Michael Bay movie-esque flattering 300fps slow-motion mode.

The Sanyo Xacti HD1010 weighs in at 9.9 ounces with battery and memory card and can record up to 87 minutes on an 8 gig card. In terms of glass you’re looking through a 10x optical HD zoom lens (38-380 mm) with an f/1.8-2.5 aperture. Display wise Sanyo’s equipped the Xacti with a 2.7 inch widscreen LCD display and HDMI output. Extras include wind roar and red-eye reduction, a web cam function, 16-bit 48kHz audio, built-in flash and optional telehpoto, wide-angle and fisheye lenses. [via Engadget]

What this means ot you: At $800 you’re going to be hard pressed to find this much technology packed into any camcorder of this stature. Not to mention pistol-grip camcorders are far easier (um, cooler) for casual videography.

Cost: $800 | July 2008

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