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Sanyo Xacti HD1000, camcorder with recording at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels

The HD1000 records video on SDHC memory cards at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and has a 4 megapixel sensor. It makes your recordings in MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 format and can store up to 85 minutes of video at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels quality on an 8 GB SDHC memory card, as well as 5 hours and 14 minutes at 640 x 480 quality pixels, also on an 8 GB SDHC memory card.

Other features of the Xacti HD1000 are: 10x optical zoom, 2.7-inch widescreen LCD, HDMI output, image stabilization, face detection function, and more.

The Xacti HD1000 weighs about 270 grams and, like other camcorders in the Xacti family, is shaped similar to a pistol but its ergonomics have been improved thanks to collaboration between Chiba University of Japan and Sanyo. This is achieved, according to the manufacturer, to make its use comfortable for long periods of time.

It will be available, in the United States, starting in September at a suggested price of $ 800.