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Sanyo camcorder takes another dip

Latest waterproof model in its Xacti line has an 8-megapixel sensor.

Akihabara News

Sanyo has seen the future, and it's apparently underwater.

The company must be finding some kind of demand for submerged videography, because it continues to come out with waterproof camcorders. The latest version, coming to the Japanese market next monthy, is a new model in its Xacti line that can record for an hour in up to 5 feet of water. That's actually the same endurance as Sanyo's previous E1 version, but the new DMX-CA8 has an 8-megapixel sensor instead of its predecessor's 6-megapixel resolution, according to Akihabara News. It also has a 5x optical zoom (also the same) and adds something called a "face chaser" technology, which presumably is just their lingo for face recognition.

That's all well and good if one feels confident in the water to begin with. As swimming isn't exactly second nature to us, we hold out hope for a camcorder version of the "Underwater Digital Camera Mask."