The multi-billion dollar manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial electronics, Sanyo has launched its second-generation waterproof camcorder – Sanyo Xacti E2 (the successor to Xacti E1), which able to record high quality 640×480 AVC/H.264 video at up to 60 frames per second.

“This next-generation waterproof camcorder includes such performance enhancements as amazingly smooth 60 fps video, 8 megapixel still photos with 10 fps sequential shooting capability (5 frames per second), and Face Chaser technology for clear, crisp shots of your most important subjects,” said Tom Van Voy, Vice President and General Manager, Audio Video Division of SANYO Fisher Company. “The pocket-sized E2 does the work of both a digital still camera and a camcorder in one easy-to-use device that’s fun to use at the beach, in the pool or on the slopes.”

Main Features Of SANYO Xacti E2:

  • Waterproof: submersible to a depth of 5 feet for up to 1 hour
  • Advanced 8-megapixel CMOS image sensor
  • Captures 8-megapixel stills in JPEG format
  • Records high-quality video (advanced MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 at 640 x 480 pixels)
  • Smooth movie recording and playback with 60 fps
  • Records onto SD or high-capacity SDHC memory card
  • Bright, 2.5-inch LCD display flips out and rotates for easy viewing
  • 5x optical zoom for great close-ups
  • Anti-shake digital image stabilizer
  • Photo and Video Face Chaser technology uses a proprietary Sanyo algorithm to compensate for distracting up-and-down or side-to-side camera movement, keeping your subject steady and easy to follow
  • New underwater scene mode available in scene selection menu, making colors more true and clear
  • While recording video, 8-megapixel still images may also be taken simultaneously
  • “Quick stand-by” makes it possible to start recording or playback immediately after the monitor is flipped open
  • Bundled with ‘Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0’ for movie editing and original DVD authoring

The new compact and sleek Sanyo Xacti E2 waterproof camcorder which comes in a choice of Brilliant Blue or Pearlescent White colors is now available for about $400.