Exactly the Xacti: Sanyo's 2009 lineup


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]

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10 Responses to Exactly the Xacti: Sanyo's 2009 lineup

  1. Isaac says:

    Are you recording waist-perspective cinema verite, or is that Xacti in your pocket just happy to see me?

  2. Rob Beschizza says:

    Well, now you’ve gone and made one so good I can’t do it.

  3. dculberson says:

    Hmm, how high does the frame rate go on the HD2000? Will it do the crazy high-FPS “slow-mo” shooting?

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if the battery life is improved? I love my Xacti, except for that issue.

  5. mark says:

    Am I alone in thinking that a black one of these might well get you shot by an overly jumpy cop?

  6. Isaac says:

    @2 Rob Beschizza

    What were you going to do?

  7. w000t says:

    Looks like the 30X zoom is actually only on the WH1.

  8. jimkirk says:

    re: DCulberson 240 fps @ 448 x 336 pixels. 600 fps @ 192 x 108 pixels.

    135 minutes continuous recording time.


  9. jimkirk says:

    DMX-WH1 claims recording time of up to 200 minutes.

  10. Rob Beschizza says:

    Isaac, if I told you, I wouldn’t be able to do it next time!

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