Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sanyo DMX-SH11 has 23x zoom

Just in time to miss CES, Sanyo has announced a new horizontal layout camera, the Xacti DMX-SH11, which features a 3.5 Megapixel CMOS 1/3.6 inch sensor, as well as a 35-mm wide-angle lens with a 23x optical zoom (though it's also billed as having a 30x "Advanced Zoom" - whatever that is).

Sanyo also claims it's the smallest camera "in it's class" though what class that is, I'm not sure. But it weighs 204g (7.2 oz) and is 43mm (1.7")thick (by comparison, Sony's HDR-CX100, which is pretty small, weighs 330g (11 oz) and is 55mm (2.25") thick.)

It supports 1920 x 1080 /60i / 30fps, and 1280 x 720 /60p / 30p with the MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 format. There's also a "slow motion mode" in 192 x 108 (600fps), 16GB of internal memory, a digital image stabilizer, Face chaser function, Eye-Fi card compatibility, and new “Sound Zoom” Technology. Availability in Japan: Late April (or February?)

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