Sanyo's Xacti C5 camcorder goes on sale

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We haven’t always been overly impressed by Sanyo’s Xacti flash memory based camcorders, but the C5, which goes on sale in the UK this week for £500, might just be the model to change our mind.

The company has clearly been doing its home work, jettisoning the slightly tacky colours of the C5’s predecessor the C4 and replacing them with three more contemporary shades- silver, bronze and white. It has also upped the storage and the one Gig SD card can now apparently store around an hour’s worth of video.

Sanyo has shrunk the camera with the new model coming in at about 40% smaller than the C4, which makes it only a few cms larger than packet of cigarettes. It only weighs 145g which is not much more than one of the bulkier top-end smartphones.

Other features include video capture in MPEG4 standard, five mega pixel still images, a 2.0 inch LCD monitor and 5x optical and 12x digital zooms.

It goes on sale in the next week or so for £500.

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