Sanyo kicks up the number of pixels with the Xacti VPC-CG9. This new pocket camera/camcorder features a 9-megapixel sensor, offering a 150 percent higher pixel count than last year's
Besides the higher resolution, the CG9 offers a few more improvements from its predecessor. It still uses a 35 to 190mm-equivalent, f/3.5-3.7 5x optical zoom lens, though it's a bit faster in telephoto mode than the CG65's otherwise identical f/3.5-4.9 lens. The CG9 can shoot MPEG-4/h.264 video just like the CG65, though it can now record VGA (640x480) video at 60 frames per second as well as 30. However, it only shoots video at standard definition or lower resolution; users looking for a small high-def camcorder should instead look for one of
The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG9 ships in April, with a suggested retail price of $280. It will be available in silver and black versions.