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Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA100 joins the 'waterproof pocket HD camcorder' crew

Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA100 joins the 'waterproof pocket HD camcorder' crew
Paul Miller
Paul Miller|@futurepaul|May 31, 2010 1:07 AM
Sure, Sanyo's PR claims this camera is the "world's first waterproof full HD camera," but unfortunately for them Kodak beat them to the punch. A caveat at the bottom of the PR clarifies that this claim was merely meant for "Full HD video cameras for consumer use with optical zoom lenses," which naturally makes everything better. Plus there's no point in getting down on Sanyo, since it's essentially delivered its classic Xacti form factor and middle-of-the-road image quality in a waterproof (up to 10 feet) chassis. The DMX-CA100 will be launched at the end of June for some unnamed price, and shoots 1080p video to H.264, 14 megapixel stills, and offers a 6x optical zoom augmented by a 6x "Advanced Zoom" that crops the image sensor instead of just blowing up the pixels like a regular digital zoom. %Gallery-93916%
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