Sanyo introduced the world's smallest and lightest 720p high definition digital movie camera - the Xacti DMX-HD700 - a single unit capable of recording both movies and pictures with any SD/SDHC memory card.
The DMX-HD700 is equipped with 720p HD movie recording functionality and a 7.1-Megapixel still image camera. The Xacti DMX-HD700 will be on sale from October 19, 2007. The device has just a volume of jusr 171 cc and its weight is 189 grams.
The HD700 uses the same new optical processing engine found in the previously announced DMX-HD1000, which is able to process images quickly with lower power consumption. In addition to utilizing SANYO's proprietary H.264 codec, the camera only needs 4.0 watts of power, made possible through the combination of two engine chips into one single and miniaturized fast-processing image engine.
Movies are recorded in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format encoding technology. Also, in addition to the reduction in data capacity needed to store the images and movies, the movies and voice files are combined into one file, similar to a single photograph taken by a digital camera, and photos or movies are copied and loaded on the personal computer or uploaded and shared on the Internet for online use with sites such as blogs and other social networking sites.
Some of the features of the camera for still images are:
- Equipped with 'eFace Chaser Function' that allows tracking of up to 12 faces when taking photos.
- Takes approximately 7.1-Megapixel still photographs, and is compatible all the way to the ISO 3200 level of sensitivity.
- Detects hand-shaking after photos are taken and adjusts in playback mode with 'eBlur Correction' digital image stabilizer function.
- High resolution images can be enjoyed on a Full HD television with 16:9 resolution