Sanyo is finally gracing the US with the second generation of their respected waterproof Xacti line, the Xacti E2. Capturing either 8MP stills or 640x480 AVC/H.264 video, the 9.1-ounce Xacti E2 can fit up to 8 hours of footage on an 8GB SD/SDHC card (so that's 1GB/hr). Unfortunately, the Xacti E2 is only waterproof to depths of 5 feet. Available now for $400, we dug up some test footage for those of you who like watching a couple of dudes swimming:

SANYO Xacti E2 Key Features: โ€” Waterproof: submersible to a depth of five feet for 60 minutes โ€” Shoots high-quality video (advanced MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 at 640 x 480 pixels) โ€” Smooth movie recording and playback with 60 fps*5 โ€” Takes 8-megapixel stills (JPEG format) โ€” Records onto an SD memory card or high-capacity SDHC card (memory cards sold separately) โ€” Bright, 2.5-inch LCD color display flips out and rotates for easy viewing โ€” 5x optical zoom for great close-ups โ€” Anti-shake digital image stabilizer*6 โ€” Easy, one-handed operation โ€” Photo and Video Face Chaser technology uses a proprietary Sanyo algorithm to compensate for distracting up-and-down or side-to-side camera movement, keeping your subject steady and easy to follow โ€” Sequential Shooting allows high-speed continuous shooting at 5 frames per second (for up to 10 frames) in [2M] mode so you won't miss that perfect shot. Continuous shooting at 1 frame per second (for up to 10 frames) is available in [8M] mode โ€” CMOS sensor: an advanced 8.0-megapixel (total) CMOS image sensor allows the E2 to capture high-resolution, 8-megapixel still images in addition to recording high-quality digital videos. โ€” New underwater scene mode available in scene selection menu, making colors more true and clear โ€” While recording video, 8-megapixel still images may also be taken simultaneously โ€” Easy video sharing: Video recording employs highly efficient MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. This keeps high-quality files small, so you can upload videos to websites and blogs or share them via podcasts or online social networks. โ€” "Quick stand-by" makes it possible to start recording or playback immediately after the monitor is flipped open โ€” Bundled with 'Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0' for movie editing and original DVD authoring โ€” Dimensions: 2.8 x 4.4 x 1.6 (W x H x D, in inches) โ€” Weight: 9.1 oz. with battery and SD or SDHC memory card โ€” Comes in a choice of Brilliant Blue or Pearlescent White

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