SANYO today announces that shipping has started for the new, 2009 Dual Camera Xacti lineup announced in January this year. The first cameras to be available are the VPC-FH1, VPC-WH1, VPC-TH1, and VPC-CG10 at select retailers in the US and Mexico.


The all-HD Dual Camera lineup for 2009 offers a variety of unique features including 1080p, 60frames per second High Definition Video with 8 megapixel photos (VPC-FH1), standard (720p) High Definition Video, up to 2 megapixel photos and 30x optical zoom (VPC-TH1) on land, or even underwater – down to a depth of 10 feet for an hour (VPC-WH1), and standard (720p) High Definition Video and 10 megapixel photos (VPC-CG10).

As part of the launch for the new lineup, SANYO has also unveiled part of its marketing plan for the 2009 Dual Cameras part of which includes a push into online communities. One highlight of the plan features SANYO’s Dual Camera line in a number of videos alongside a number of Web Stars – many of the hottest names in online video culture. Some of these stars earn a living making viral videos capable of generating audiences that often surpass that of some hit TV series. Web names such as Lisa Nova, iJustine, Rhett & Link, Mr. Safety, Audrey Kitching, Brandon Hardesty and Apprentice A are creating a variety of videos typical of their style, but with a theme relevant to the 2009 Dual Camera line. One video, featuring cameos from a number of web personalities was shot almost entirely underwater, showcasing SANYO’s WH1’s underwater Dual Camera capabilities.