Though it's a budget model, the latest Xacti still has a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor that records 720p video (H.264 encoded MPEG-4). But the best part: it looks to have built-in Eye-Fi for super-easy wireless video/photos transfers to your computer.
I say "looks", because it's hard to 100% confirm from the Google-translated Japanese. The spec listing certainly says "Eye-Fi forwarding, access point management" are there, but the fine print reads "Eye-Fi card will be sold separately." It might also just mean you don't have to tinker around with settings to set up Eye-Fi SD card transfers. Confusing.
I'd like to see it, though. Not having to use a special Eye-Fi (Wi-Fi enabled) SD card would be fantastic, so this is definitely a model we'll be watching. And Sanyo's Xacti line up is so big that many models make their way States-side.
Other key features include a mini-HDMI connection, 5x optical zoom, and SDHC support. The latter is essential considering the paltry 40MB built-in memory. The GC11 can also shoot stills up to a resolution of 4000 by 3000, and its battery should provide about 180 shots, or 70 minutes of shooting.
It hits stores in Japan for about $316 in September. [Sanyo Japan via Impress (both translated)]