Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA8 Goes Underwater

Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA8 Video Camera

Sanyo has updated its Xacti line of video cameras with a new model, the DMX-CA8, equipping it with an 8-megapixel CMOS sensor as well as a Face Chaser technology which works with both photos and videos – underwater!

Yes, you can take this model with you underwater, perfect for those swimming pool shots in the summer. The Sanyo DMX-CA8 is waterproof and can stay underwater for up to an hour in depths of up to 5 feet (you can dive up to 10 feet occasionally in short duration, Sanyo says).

The new CMOS sensor allows the camera to take high resolution 8-megapixel still images and record movies at faster frame rates. The fun part is you can take still photos simultaneously while making movies; you don’t have to stop or pause.

The DMX-CA8’s video codec uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 at 60fps in VGA.

The fancy Face Chaser function means you can track up to 6 faces in the scene during movie filming, or up to 12 faces for still photos; it automatically adjusts for exposure and focus for easy operation.

The Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA8 video camera will be available next month.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.