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Sanyo has debuted a world’s first with their Xacti DMX-CA100 (no relation to the rapper), the world’s first waterproof HD camera. The device features a waterproof rating of IPX8, which allows it to be used for 60 minutes underwater at a depth of 3 meters.

The DMX-CA100 features full 1080p video recording, 14MP still images, 2X digital zoom, and the ability to shoot high speed at 7 frames per second for up to 22 seconds. Finally, it will come in three colors: black, pink, and yellow. Now to go film some sharks.

The DMX-CA100 will be available at the end of June for around $437.

Tokyo, May 28, 2010 – SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) is pleased to announce the release of the world’s first waterproof Full HD Dual Camera that can be used underwater. The DMX-CA100 will be launched at the end of June 2010.

The Dual Camera Xacti aims to provide customers with more enjoyable video experiences, by offering cameras that allow users to easily capture both photos and videos in daily life, rather than devices that are merely used to record important events. By utilizing a convenient video format that can be easily handled on PC and Internet environments, and even on home TVs, these cameras are more than just hardware for capturing, viewing, and saving images. They are convenient products for sharing videos online, on blogs or on other multi-media sites, and they are able to easily import images to portable media devices. SANYO is offering new ways to enjoy images after they are captured, and the Dual Camera Xacti has been well received by consumers all over the world.

In order to further enhance the concept of “a Dual Camera that can be used anywhere and anytime,” SANYO is now introducing this new Dual Camera Xacti model. It enables people with active lifestyles to capture high resolution photos just like a regular digital camera and Full HD videos in all kinds of outdoor situations, not just in the city, but also at the beach or at the mountains. With its waterproof design, the DMX-CA100 offers a Dual Camera model that is both handy and reliable for active outdoor living, daily activities, and leisure pursuits.

Product

2010 Dual Camera Xacti

Product No.

DMX-CA100

Colors

Black (K), Yellow (Y), Pink (P)

MSRP

Open Price

Sales Start

End of June, 2010

Monthly Production

15,000 units



Chris Gullo