Sanyo melds several of the hottest trends in video today in its Xacti HD1 camcorder: HD video, flash-media recording, and an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display. The ultracompact device records 720p MPEG-4 video to an SD card, shoots 5-megapixel stills, uses a 2.2-inch OLED display, and does it all for a relatively reasonable price: $800. And, unlike many of its similarly designed competitors, the HD1 sports a 10X zoom lens.
Additional specs include:
16:9 wide-screen format
60fps VGA-resolution capture
Continuous still shooting
On-camera flash with red-eye reduction
Digital image stabilizer
Talking navigation guide for first-time users
Macro shooting down to 0.4 inch
Expected to ship in late March, the HD1 will also include a docking station.