Camcorders

Sanyo Xacti HD800 720p camcorder

Sanyo Xacti HD800 720p camcorder

Sanyo have taken the wraps off of a new Xacti camcorder, the HD800, and according to Akihabara News the spec sheet might not tell the whole story.  They're most impressed by "the HUGE step forward in video quality" compared to the HD700, together with the improved noise reduction.  Still recording in up to 720p high-definition, the HD800 can also grab 8-megapixel stills.

Samsung SC-MX20 solid-state camcorder targets YouTubers

Samsung SC-MX20 solid-state camcorder targets YouTubers

Samsung must have sold enough of its solid-state SC-MX10 camcorder to make a sequel viable, as the company has just announced the SC-MX20.  With a similar casing to its predecessor, the MX20 is firmly aimed at the YouTube crowd; its 680K pixel CCD with maximum 720 x 480 resolution and standard H.264 compression both concentrate on packing the most footage into whatever SD card you have to hand.

LancerLink DDV-1080HD camcorder captures 1080p at 30fps

LancerLink DDV-1080HD camcorder captures 1080p at 30fps

LancerLink's new camcorder isn't exactly budget - it'll be priced at around $470 when it arrives in Japan in July - but it's pretty cheap for a compact high-definition model capable of full 1080p recording.  What the DDV-1080HD lacks in imaginative naming, it makes up for in the spec sheet: a 1/2.5-inch 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, 3-inch LCD display and SD/SDHC/MMC memory card slot happy with cards up to 32GB.

DXG launch 567V $179 high-def camcorder to take on Flip Mino

DXG launch 567V $179 high-def camcorder to take on Flip Mino

US digital camcorder and imaging company DXG already sell a budget high-def model, but since there's always room on the shelves for an alternative they've unveiled the DXG-567V.  Eschewing the flip-out screen as on the previous 'corder, the 567V bears more resemblance to the Flip and Vado design, an upright candybar with a pop-out USB plug for transferring footage to your computer.  What hasn't changed is the resolution; the 567V captures 1280 x 720 video at 30fps.

RCA budget camcorders announced with removable memory

RCA budget camcorders announced with removable memory

If Flip's latest $180 Mino camcorder is too rich for your blood (or just a little predictable) then RCA might have a few more options to tickle your fancy.  The three new devices all use solid-state memory and adopt the upright, somewhat blocky design common in budget camcorders; entry level is the $89.99 MyLife EX200, mid-range is the Pocket EX205 at $99.99, while top-spec (relatively speaking) comes the Traveller EX210, at $149.99, which has a splashproof housing.