Sony HDR-TG1 – it’s shiny, still kind of iffy on performance

Akihabra News was lucky enough to have Sony lend them one of their newest HandyCams for review, the HDR-TG1. In Europe it’s known as the TG3, but the product is the same, a thin, light, and shiny FullHD digital camcorder.


Vivitar DVR565HD – shiny, but not quite a Xacti

This new digital camcorder from Vivitar isn’t giving up the goods, so we don’t have much information. However we do know that it’s an SD card recorder working with up to 4GB SD cards and it can record in H.264 at up to 720p.


Sanyo PLC-XW60 – Industry’s Smallest and Lightest XGA LCD Projector

This projector has an XGA LCD inside, a new, smaller bulb and a nice light and compact size. Its 10.4×2.17×7.4 inches in size and weighs a mere 3.6 pounds, meaning your laptop likely outweighs this projector.


Sanyo Xacti CG9 – new, more user friendly Xacti

This is the latest effort from Sanyo to penetrate the market of the common/casual user with their video cameras. It still supports H.264 video which is great for those major YouTube uploaders out there, but its been fattened up due to surveys of the general public.


Xacti DMX-HD1000 reviewed

Akihabra News has a review up of the newest Xacti, overall they seem to like it for what it is, a digital camcorder, and an HD one at that. They say the video quality has received a big boost.


Sanyo announces Industrial Grade Dual Lamps LCD Projectors

Sanyo reveals two new members of commercial-use LCD projectors today at Japan. Model LP-XF70 features standard 4:3 aspect ratio with 1024×768 resolution, capable to produce 9000 lumens, 2000:1 and equipped with DVI-D, D-sub, components, BNC-15, S-video inputs with extra two more optional inputs.


Battle of the affordable 1080p D7 LCD projectors

The 3 latest and greatest LCD projectors based on Epson-manufactured D7 Panels with C2 Fine Technology are selling at below $3000 with no rebate. The lowest price is Sanyo PLV-Z2000, street price at $2450 + $300 rebate and it’s going for much quiet operation at 19db, Dynamic CR of 15,000:1 and 1200 lumens. This is their first entry in 1080p LCD, least aggressive spec compare to the rest but has a neat direct access to blow dust blob on the go.


SlashDeal : Sanyo Xacti HD700 Camcorder $299 at

Amazon is selling the Xacti HD700 for $299, 50% off retail price. The compact HD camcorder captures 720p HD videos. It takes decent pictures but did terrible in low light environment. It records directly to an SD (SDHC) card and sports HDMI output. We recently purchased one for $349 during the black Friday from, but now is lowering the price even more. It’s a decent HD camcorder, especially this compact; we are getting another one!

Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD700

This nifty little digital camcorder has an amazingly small size and a form factor perfect for holding in your hand. It’s so small in fact, that it’s the world’s smallest 720p HD movie camera. The geniuses at Sanyo even threw in a quick standby mode that allows the camera to go from standby to filming in 1.3 seconds.

You can take pictures and record movies with this multi-colored camera. Both video and still images get stored on either an SD or SDHC card. Like I said, it will do 720p video or you can shoot stills at 7.1MP.


Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD1000 World’s Smallest 1080p Camcorder

Sanyo’s latest is a real beauty, and it shoots 1080p video too. It records in either MPEG-4 AVC or H.264 formats.

There is also a generous 10x optical zoom. They 2.7-inch LCD folds out (from where?) and allow you to view what you are shooting. You can also use the cam for 8MP still shots.


Sanyo LP-Z2000 3LCD Projector: It Could Be Bulkier

So it’s ugly, but I suppose if the rest of your stats were this good, so would you be. Wait for it; it’s a 1080p 3LCD projector selling for about $3255 in Japan.

Oh, and there is also the 15k:1 contrast ration and up to 2x zoom all projected at 1200 lumens. There are a couple component connections as well as the two HDMI 1.3a connections.


Review : Sanyo Katana DLX from Sprint

Sprint’s second launch of the day, the Katana DLX, might share most of a name with it’s entry-level fashion phone, but the clamshell’s similarities really stop there. High-speed internet, sat-nav and media; this could be the handset to showcase Sprint’s services to a much wider audience.


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