Sanyo has announced its first video camera to use the advanced H.264 video codec, the Xacti CG65. The camera supports 6 Mega pixels resolution, gyro image stabilization and advanced video processing which allows video shooting in low lighting at just 7 lux with no lamp.
The new compression supported by the camera is MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and is 25% more efficient than the current MPEG4 codec used in similar devices. A 1 GB SD card will store 1,25 hours ov VGA resolution video at HQ quality settings.
The camera is relatively compact in size, measuring 79x120x35mm (3,1x4,7x1,4") and weighing 225g (8oz.). The body is modeled ergonomically and comes in black, green or silver finish. The MSRP (Maximum Suggested Retail Price) is $399,99 in the US.