Sanyo's SD card swallowing Xactis have been growing in our estimation and remained alluringly petite throughout. The latest addition to the midget family is a budget 'corder aimed at those still shooting in standard def.
It's looking a little podgy round the edges but that's apparently a feature - to make it easier to grip, Sanyo says. Love handles on gadgets, eh? Whatever next?
Digital image stabilisation’s on board too, though it's not a patch on the optical kind, and there's a reasonable 2.5in screen.
Not much to write home about but then Sanyo does say it'll be pricing it 'aggressively'. Could be just the thing for a stocking filler (yes, we're already making lists).
Sanyo Xacti DMX-CG9
Price: £TBA (April in US)
On sale: TBA ($280 in US)