Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA102YL shoots high-def underwater

We're big fans of Sanyo's Xacti HD camcorder range, and we love bathtime, so the new waterproof Xacti VPC-CA102YL is destined to be a hit here at SlashGear.  Capable of recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 video, the CA102 can store over 480 minutes of footage in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format onto a 64GB SDXC memory card; alternatively it can take 14.4-megapixel photos.

There's also a 5x optical zoom, speed shooting mode which can snap up to 22 photos at 7fps, and a battery good for 60 minutes of solid video recording.  The waterproofing is good for up to 1oft below the surface, and an integrated HDMI port (along with the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot) makes viewing content easier than previous Xacti camcorders that demanded an adapter cable or cradle be used.

What's kept the same is the distinctive pistol-grip form factor and the rotating 2.7-inch LCD display, and the whole thing measures in at a pocket-friendly 3.37 x 1.47 x 4.34 inches.  The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA102YL will hit US shelves later this month, priced at $349.99.

Press Release:

SANYO Takes Underwater Full HD Video to a Whole New Level

1080 Full HD Videos and 14MP Photos from Ten Feet Underwater to the Top of the Slopes

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ — SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), introduces a new waterproof Full HD (1920 x 1080) Dual Camera Xacti, model VPC-CA102YL, for active lifestyles. The new Dual Camera can be used to record over 480 minutes of 1080 Full HD video on a single 64GB SDXC memory card and 14MP photos from a depth of ten feet underwater. The camera will be available for purchase in August with an MSRP of $349.99.

Designed for any indoor or outdoor adventure, the VPC-CA102YL fits perfectly in the palm of the user's hand and is small enough to be carried in a pocket, backpack, or purse — ready to be used at any time and in any weather condition. SANYO Dual Cameras use a convenient video format, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, which makes sharing videos online, on blogs or on other multimedia sites simple. The media created can also be easily edited and exported to portable media devices. Photos and videos can be displayed in Full HD resolution on high definition TVs.

"Dual Cameras are packed with features and offer incredible flexibility," says Tom Van Voy, Vice President and General Manager of the Digital Solutions Division for SANYO North America. "This is the 'take everywhere' camera; water, snow, or land. Getting great HD video and still images is incredibly easy with the new CA102YL," said Van Voy.

The camera uses a proprietary "double-range zoom" feature for zoom operation while filming video with 12x zoom available from wide angle to telephoto for capturing distant objects (equivalent to 40mm to 480 mm zoom in a 35mm film camera). In addition, the High-Speed Sequential Shooting mode enables capturing up to 22 photos at 7 frames per second.

The VPC-CA102YL is stylish and compact with a yellow, vertical-shaped body with gray accents. The new SANYO high-speed image processing engine contributes to the small size.

Files can be saved to SD, SDHC or ultra-high capacity SDXC (up to 2Tb) memory cards. Also, there are multiple video and photo modes for flexibility in memory use. The battery will allow approximately 60 minutes of continuous filming time in Full HD mode.

Main Features: VPC-CA102YL

Full-HD videos, 1080 60i (1920 x 1080 pixels)

14MP photos

Waterproof (can be used in water up to 10 ft depth)

Compact, vertical form factor

CMOS sensor (14.4MP)

38 mm wide-angle lens

5x optical zoom, 12x double-range zoom

Compatible with SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards

Wireless data transfer via Eye-Fi SD cards*

2.7-inch TFT LCD display (can be turned 285 degrees)

"Face Chaser" and "Target a Color" functions

Mini-HDMI port

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Rechargeable via USB port

Stylish yellow body with gray accents

Size: 3.37 x 1.47 x 4.34 inches (WxDxH)

Weight: approx. 5.5 ounces

*Eye-Fi memory cards are sold separately, and specifications subject to change

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SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, leading provider of energy, environment, and lifestyle applications. Digital Solutions, a division of SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO North America is a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), is based in Chatsworth, California, and is a service and sales division with two main groups: Corporate Solutions and Consumer Solutions. The division markets digital projectors, Dual Cameras, digital still cameras, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, and portable electronics. For more information on SANYO, please visit .