Sanyo’s Latest Xacti Camcorder Supports Eye-Fi - HotHardware
Sanyo’s Latest Xacti Camcorder Supports Eye-Fi

Sanyo’s Latest Xacti Camcorder Supports Eye-Fi

Sanyo introduced the latest product in its Xacti camcorder series. The new DMX-WH1E is the same as the DMX-WH1 but with the added support for Eye-Fi cards. Using an Eye-Fi card, the camcorder can transmit still images and videos directly to PCs and to online photo sharing sites using a wireless LAN connection.

As you’ll recall, the Eye-Fi card is an SD memory card that has wireless LAN capabilities. The Eye-Fi Share 2GB model is capable of uploading photos, while the Eye-Fi Share Video 4GB can upload both photos and videos.

In order to add Eye-Fi functionality to the DMX-WH1E, Sanyo revised the DMX-WH1’s firmware. More specifically, the new firmware has the ability to set access points using the camcorder. A power supply management feature will automatically stop transmitting data depending on the remaining battery life. For example, the camcorder will automatically stop transmitting data if the battery reaches about 10%. This function is designed to help prevent damaged data from low battery voltage during transmission.



Like the DMX-WH1, the DMX-WH1E can shoot about 200 minutes of video using the included 1,900mAh Li-ion secondary battery. The camcorder is also water resistant to JIS IPX5/IPX8 qualifications. Sanyo claims you can capture video for up to 60 minutes at a depth of 3m in water. The camcorder supports 1,280 x 720-pixel HD resolution.

No retail price has been given at this time, but estimated street prices put the DMX-WH1E at approximately $568. The DMX-WH1E will come out June 19.


0
+ -

>> The camcorder is also water *resistant*

Meaning: It can be destroyed by heavy rain and the aquarium pics are either false advertising or at best misleading.

0
+ -

Heh, good call!  Except, I think they meant to write water proof in the article, look at the camera, it says water proof.  It probably can work underwater, but those pictures don't prove it.

Login or Register to Comment
Post a Comment
Username:   Password: