Megs, bottom line, is it better than a Canon?
Even though I try to deny my love of pink colored gadgets, there’s something that still draws me to these bright shiny toys. Particularly the new Sanyo Xacti HD800. A while back Sanyo came out with the smallest 720p camcorder in the world (the Sanyo’s HD700 Xacti), now it’s improved the model by offering better video quality. The new camcorder has an 8-megapixel (versus the older version at 7-megapixels), shoots 720p video at 30fps in MPEG4 format, and has “three-dimensional noise reduction” for higher resolution images. It has 5x optical zoom and is available in Japan August 22nd for around $460. See features below:
Compact, light-weight camera capable of high definition movies compatible with personal
computers and/or upload video data to the Internet
– Easily drag and drop recorded files on to the hard drive or upload to the Internet
– Ideal for website-use/blog-use videos as well as standard video creation
– Take either high definition videos (1280 x 720, 720p) or 8.0-Megapixel still images with one
– Snap photos anytime, even during video filming, without changing modes or pausing the viedo
– Preview the frame for photos while still recording video with the one-push ‘Photo View’ button
– Uses AVC/H.264 codec format for longer, higher quality recording than traditional codecs
I think this is a super little stylish camcorder, I haven’t tried out the newest version, so I can’t fully recommend one to you. The older version took great quality videos, so I’m excited to see how the newest generation performs.