Sanyo (http://www.sanyo.com) has released what it says is the world’s first waterproof Full HD Dual Camera that can be used underwater. The DMX-CA100 will be launched at the end of June in Japan. No word on US availability or pricing.
The Full HD Dual Camera can be used to a depth of three meters underwater for up to 60 minutes: it meets the IPX8 standard based on JIS C 0920 waterproofing guidelines. This Full HD video (1920 x 1080 pixels) capturing in all kinds of year-round outdoor conditions, not only in the rain, or while swimming in the pool or ocean, but also perfect for marine sports such as snorkeling and surfing, or even for winter sports, including skiing and snowboarding, according to the folks at Sanyo.
The video format MPEG-4 AVC H.264 format enables videos to be handled on a computer or the Internet using a single file, just like a still photo.