updated 10:35 pm EDT, Thu April 2, 2009
Sanyo Ships Hybrid Cams
Sanyo on Thursday said it had started shipping its combination photo and video Dual Camera Xacti line. The series is headlined by the FH1 and HD2000, which can both shoot 1080p video in H.264 while capturing 8-megapixel photos, carry 10X lenses, and both slow motion video as well as burst photo modes that take advantage of large memory buffers. The CA9 and WH1 (pictured) capture movies in 720p but are waterproof and snap 9-megapixel still shots, while the CG10 and TH1 have the same video resolution but 8-megapixel stills and either an extra-small (CG10) or horizontal (TH1) form factor.
All the devices support modern video editing tools like iMovie and sync over USB. Prices start at $200 for the CG10 and increase with the TH1 ($300), CA9 ($350), WH1 ($400), FH1 ($500) and HD2000 ($600).