Sanyo announced two new “dual cameras” (camcorder and digital camera in one) for the Japanese market yesterday, the Xacti DMX-CG100 (that’s the pistol-grip model) and the Xacti DMX-GH1. Both feature an extra-compact body and the ability to record video in full HD and take 14MP pictures.
Both also come with Sanyo’s proprietary “Double Range Zoom” function, which allows users to instantly switch between “Wide Mode” (40 mm to 240 mm) and “Tele Mode” (80 mm to 480 mm) with the push of a button (see graphic below).
The two cameras are equipped with a 2.7-inch TFT LCD, a 1/2.33 inch CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom, SD/SDHC card support (up to 32GB), SDXC card support (up to 64GB), 50MB of internal memory, USB 2.0/mini HDMI ports, and Eye-Fi support.
The pistol-grip model weighs 176 g, while the DMX-GH1 weighs 172 g (including battery and SD card). Apart from the weight and different form factors (obviously), both of these Xactis are more or less identical.
They’ll hit Japanese stores on April 16, and both are priced at $390.