Sanyo Xacti HD700 (Image via Sanyo)
By Shane McGlaun

Today Sanyo introduced the Xacti HD700 pocket-sized HD camcorder that records in 720p. In addition to the 720p HD video the camcorder also shoots 7.1-megapixel still shots. Storage is to either SD or SDHC memory cards.

No memory card is included and the device has no internal storage capacity, so you will need to buy a card to use the camcorder. Sanyo says that up to 2 hours and 46 minutes of HD video can be recorded to one 8GB SDHC card. The HD700 is 16% smaller and 10% lighter than Sanyo’s Xacti HD2 model.

The HD700 has a 5x optical zoom and a 12x digital zoom for a total of 60x zoom. Images and video can be framed and viewed on the built-in 2.7-inch LCD. The HD video uses the H.264 engine and the camera only consumes 4 watts of power. The HD700 is Windows and Mac compatible and ships with Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0. Availability for the HD700 is scheduled for October at a MSRP of $599.99.

VIA [ Sanyo ]