Sanyo is releasing a new Xacti Video Camera called the DMX-HD1000. The new camera will record full 1080p, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution video using the HD/MPEG-4 AVC codec. You can also shoot 8 megapixel stills with the camera.
It has a 10x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD, HDMI-out, and the ability to record direct to SD/SDHC cards for up to 2 hours at a charge.
All this in an itty-bitty pistol grip shooter which Sanyo claims is the world’s smallest at this resolution. Available in Japan starting mid September for about Â¥120,000 or about $1,000.
This looks like a great device for video podcasts. It will be interesting to see how it handles audio.