Sanyo has introduced the waterproof Xacti E1 digital camcorder which can shoot high-quality VGA movies underwater. It can go to a depth of 5 feet for 30 minutes, and when not shooting video, the camcorder can also function as a 6-megapixel still camera.
The Xacti E1 can record up to 10 hours of full motion MPEG-4 (640 x 480, 30fps) video on a single 8GB SDHC card. It also accpets standard SD memory cards.
The compact camcorder is easy to operate with one hand, ideal for active families vacationing on a beach or enjoying a picnic while camping. FujiFilm says the E1 is also great for such types as skiers and snowboarders.
The Sanyo Xacti E1 will be available in the U.S. in mid-June 2007. Available in blue, yellow and white at $500 MSRP.