Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH2
1080i HD video; MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format; 14 megapixel still photos; 5x optical zoom (photos), 12x Dual Range zoom (video); 38mm wide angle lens; 2.7-inch LCD monitor; Burst shooting; Image stabilization; Face Detection; Mini HDMI output for digital TV playback; Captures to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards; Lithium-ion battery
The VPC-GH2 from Sanyo is what plenty of consumers have been waiting for: a combination of a high-definition camcorder with a high quality still photo digital camera. The GH2 records in 1080i HD video and captures still photos with 14 megapixels of resolution - higher than many regular digital cams. Sanyo has produced a few of these "hybrid" models, most recently the CG10, with decent results. It looks like the GH2 is up to the challenge too, with a 38mm wide angle lens, quality CMOS image sensor, 5x zoom, and tons of user-friendly functions.