New Waterproof HD Video Camera Line Introduced by Sanyo - Water Junkies Rejoice

Wednesday, 21 January 2009
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Sanyo Waterproof Cams

Sanyo has just released information on their new line of waterproof video camera's that shoot in HD. They can capture your goofy smile in perfect high definition 1280 x 720 30fps.

The best part of these units is that they are water proof rated at IPX8 which is the highest level certified. That means that you can take the pistol shaped models down to 1.5 meters (5 feet) and the horizontal model down to 3 meters (10 feet)!

Look for these models in March 2009 at a price of around $399ish.

For the spec geeks, below some main features from the press release:

Main Features: VPC-WH1 (Horizontal; $399.99 MSRP):
  • Waterproof up to 3 meters (10 feet) for one hour
  • Exceptional 30x optical zoom
  • 2.5-inch LCD Display
  • 2-megapixel photos and 720p high-definition video
  • 2-megapixel sequential shooting (13fps)
  • 'Face Chaser' face detecting technology for both photos and videos (12 faces)
  • 3-hour 20-minute recording time; long battery life
  • HDMI Output
  • Available in Blue and Yellow

Main Features: VPC-CA9 (Vertical; $349.99 MSRP)
  • Waterproof up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) for one hour
  • 9-megapixel photos and 720p high-definition video
  • High Speed Sequential shooting (7fps)
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • 2.5" LCD monitor
  • 'Face Chaser' face detection technology
  • Available in Black, Red and Green



David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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