Sanyo has recently brought a new level of credability to dual use, video and still image cameras with the introduction of the new Xacti HD1. With measurements of 3.1X4, 7X1.4 inches and 8.3 ounces, it is easily the smallest camera to record 720p high definition video. It will also capture 5.1 MP still images and has a 10X optical zoom lens as well.
Just like other dual use cameras, it will record both video and still images on a memory card, or in this case an SD card instead of video tape.
According to Sanyo, a 1GB SD card can record up to 21 minutes of 720p 16:9 widescreen video. If you prefer to record in standard definition, the HD1 can also record video at 640X480 pixel resolution at either 30 or 60 frames per second. Everything you record is with the popular MPEG 4 compression.
Just in case pocket sized HD recording isn’t enough for you, Sanyo also put a 2.2 inch 210,000 pixel OLED display in the HD1. The OLED is a display technology that many thing will end up replacing LCD very soon. The advantages offered include wider viewing angles and faster response time.
As you probably already know, Sanyo isn’t new to HD video cameras or digital cameras in general.
Sanyo has been around for years, proving that they can compete with the bigger industry giants. The small HD video cameras offered from Sanyo are among the best as well.
If you’ve been looking for the best HD video cameras, rest assured that anything you select from Sanyo is going to be great. There are a few to choose from, with the HD1 leading the pack. If you want the best, the HD1 is everything you need – and quite possibly a bit more.