Take your pick as to what's better about these new Sanyo Xacti cams: On the one hand, they're thinner and lighter than ever. On the other hand, they got rid of that pain-in-the-arse AVCHD video format.
Slashgear says the bigger Xacti, the VPC- SH1 has 1080p recording, a 35mm wide-angle lens, 30x optical zoom and takes 4-megapixel photos. The taller Xacti model, the VPC-CS1 also records 1080p, but only has 10x zoom and takes 3-megapixel stills. It is, however, only an inch thick.
Both models have a zoom mic that hones in on the area you're zooming into, image stabilisation, face tracking and SDXC compatibility. Both cameras will be available in February with the SH1 selling for $US400 and the CS1 selling for $US300. [Slashgear]