Sanyo's Xacti range of pistol-grip camcorders will see new models on Feb. 6., including compact HD models.
The HD2000 (left two models above) replaces the HD1010, does 1,920x1,080 video at 60fps (and lower-res video at even faster frame rates), and will be offered in champers and black. The CA9 (right three models above) will be waterproof, include a 30x optical zoom lens, and crank out 720p.
There's allso be versions in a standard camcorder format, the WH1 (specced like the CA9) and the FM11 (specced like the HD2000)
Most interesting for the sneaky shooter is the CG10, which offers 720p HD at a size competitive with the Flips and Kodak Zi6es of the world. These also take 10mp stills.
I'm seriously considering one of those high-def littluns: Joel warned me the other day all that Xacti's all look the same in photos, but that current HD models are much larger than the Flip-esque mainstays: up to 6 1/2 inches long. It's as if Sanyo was listening in and wanted to make sure I bought one. Yay magical thinking!
First commenter to post an "Is that a Xacti in your pocket, or are you--" joke gets a special reward.
Press release [Sanyo]