Friday, April 18, 2008

New Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA8 waterproof hybrid camera/camcorder

As Akihabara teased yesterday, Sanyo has introduced a new hybrid camera/camcorder today!

Details from Sanyo Japan (computer-translated). There we learn that the initial monthly production output for this hybrid camera is 30,000 units per month. In Japan it will be available in three colors, blue, black and white. More on this from Akihabara where you can see dozens of pictures of the new hybrid. Hybrid not to be confused with the Battlestar Galactica hybrids ;-)

You can also see the Sanyo Japan press release in english at Photography Blog.

Meet the Sanyo DMX-CA8
The camera uses an 8mp 1/2.5" CMOS sensor, but also offers a 12mp interpolation mode. Is the I-word an anathema these days? Perhaps so! But anyway, the lens is a pedestrian 5x optical zoom (38-190mm), 2.5" LCD, LiIon battery (205 CIPA).

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