Sanyo's flashy Xacti HD700 follow-up adds a megapixel

Japan launch of new Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD800


And the mini-camcorder cavalcade keeps rolling on. Well, in Japan at least. Sanyo premiered its latest HD pocket-corder, Xacti, Wednesday in Japan. The DMX-HD800 records at up to 720p at 30fps in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, and does so with an improved 8MP CMOS sensor.

There are some other tweaks to the specs that you can view on Sanyo's Japanese Web site (Google translated for your pleasure), but all-in-all it looks like another decent offering. (Though, personally, I find the gold and pink colors a bit too "look at me, I've got a camcorder.") The DMX-HD800 will be available August 22 in Japan for approximately $460.

Don't feel like waiting for this to make it stateside? Check out our review of the Kodak Zi6 that has solid 720p video performance in a compact package. You can also see a full roundup of the best mini-camcorders we've seen right here.

(Via Electronista)

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