April 18, 2008
Sanyo DMX-CA8 – The new Xacti packs in a punch and is waterproof
Sanyo Japan has announced the DMX-CA8 a new model to its popular Xacti digicams. The camera packs in a 8 Megapixel sensor and confronts to JIS IPX5/8 waterproofing standards, which means that you can use the camera underwater at a depth of 1.5 meters for 60 minutes at a stretch. Apart from this you can use the camera with ease during a rainy day, while skiing or using the snow board. The camera’s new Face Chaser technology works for both still images and video it can even track 6 faces underwater. It packs in a 5X optical zoom lens, 44MB of internal memory and a card slot which can swallow 32GB SDHC cards. There are 5 recording modes “TV-HR” (680×480/60fps/6Mbps), “TV-SHQ” (640×480/30fps/3Mbps), “TV-HQ” (640×480/30fps/2Mbps), “Web-SHQ” (320×240/30fps) and “Web-HQ” (320×240/15fps).
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The Sanyo DMX-CA8 measures 70.4×40.5×111.4mm and weighs 258 grams. There are a host of accessories available from a hard case to a float strap which prevents the camera from sinking in case you drop it. The camera will hit stores in Japan by Late May and will be available in three colors black, white and blue for 50,000 Yen ($ 500).
Daimaou from Akihabaranews checks if the Sanyo DMX-CA8 is actually waterproof.