Sanyo Xacti HD1a combines the best of digital movies (HD quality) and digital cameras (5.1 mega-pixels CCD with 10X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom) in one. Storage is completely tape-less, and comes with an SD 2.0 slot, which enables the use of High Capacity SD cards beyond 2GB (limitation of SD 1.1), up to 32GB, which is more than 10 hours of high-definition digital video recording. "The small size and high capacity flash memory storage card has enabled Sanyo to have developed the worlds smallest and lightest high-definition digital camcorder, said John Lamb, Senior Marketing Manager, for SANYO Fisher Companys Audio Video Division. Our pioneering work to adopt flash memory card as the choice of storage has become the main stream of compact camcorder design. With 2.5 hours of High-definition digital video recording using Pretec 8GB SDHC, consumers will soon shift from using slower and bulky tape, magnetic and optical disks to the smaller, fast and power-saving flash memory card.
SDHC cards (SD 2.0) format differently than standard SD cards (SD 1.1) and are not backward compatible with legacy SD 1.1 host devices. Pretec 8GB SD card is fully compliant with SD 2.0 (SDHC) specification, with theoretical maximum capacity of up to 2TB (2048GB). Sanyo Xacti HD1a, compatible with both SDHC and Standard SD cards, will be available in the market this month, and Pretec 8GB SDHC will be available by Nov. 2006.