Sanyo has introduced the all new Xacti DMX-HD800, a better successor of the HD700. Though the looks are somewhat the same, the camcorder comes with an improved image and video quality.
The camcorder still rules the list of the smallest gadgets but comes stuffed with improved features like ability to shoot 8 megapixel of resolution. At maximum, it can record videos at 720p HD resolution at 30pfs at 9 or 6Mbps bit-rate. At minimum resolution, videos of 640×480 at 60 or 30fps or 320×240 at 30fps can be shot. Not to forget that the DMX-HD800 now features CMOS sensors unlike the earlier Sanyo camcorders which had CCD sensors. It also comes with a 5x optical zoom lens.
It also features 3D digital noise reduction filter to further enhance the image and video quality. It supports SDHC memory cards and can support memory cards with upto 32GB of capacity.
For display, it features 2.7 inch widescreen LTP TFT that can rotate upto 285 degrees. The other specifications happen to be the HDMI, S-video and composite video.
The Xacti DMX-HD800 camcorder also comes restored with earlier features of face detection (12 faces). Ready to connect to your PC it comes with a USB PC connectivity support.
However, one thing the compact camcorder does not seem to be able to pack in it is a longer battery life which currently can support just about 55-90 minutes of video recording.
Rounding up the specs list is the price that is set at €300 plus VAT. The Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD800 will be made available on 22nd August in three colors for some variety which will be Gold, Pink and Black.