Full 1080p and 720p HD models, including waterproof HD Cameras set to debut in both vertical and new horizontal body styles.

In a worldwide launch, six new Xacti camcorders were announced with prices ranging from $199.99 to $599.99. SANYO Fisher Company, a division of SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), Tuesday afternoon, has already detailed the US plans for its 2009 Xacti camcorders. Sanyo is actually calling these models Dual Cameras to highlight their improved still-image capabilities.

Dual Camera Xactis record photos and videos to SD/SDHC media cards (sold separately) and are thumb-operable for key functions, with separate video and photo buttons for easy switching between shooting video and photos.

Press Release with full specs - (http://www.sanyo.com/news/2009/01/21-1en.html)

Main Features: VPC-FH1 (Horizontal; $499.99 MSRP) and VPC-HD2000 (Vertical; $599.99)

* Full 1080p HD Video (60fps)

* 8-Megapixel Digital Photos and High-Speed Sequential Shooting (12fps)

* High Speed Recording/Super Slow Motion Playback (240/600fps for 1/4 or 1/10 playback)

* 3-inch wide LCD Monitor (FH1), 2.7-inch wide LCD monitor (HD2000) for HD Playback

* 10x Optical Zoom for photos

* 16x advanced zoom (more area included than standard zooming, 160x digital zoom) for video

* Digital Image Stabilizer (Movies & Stills)

* 'Face Chaser' technology (up to 12 faces) for photos/videos

* HDMI Output (FH1); HDMI Digital Interface via Cradle (HD2000)

* Optional lenses: Tele, Wide, Semi-Fisheye

* External microphone input (HD2000)

* VPC-FH1 and VPC-HD200 are available in Black

Main Features: VPC-TH1 (Horizontal; $299.99 MSRP)

* HD Digital Video (720p, 30fps)

* 30x Optical Zoom

* 2-Megapixel sequential shooting (13fps)

* 3-inch LCD (TFT) Widescreen Display

* Long 3-hour 20-minute continuous recording battery life

* Digital Image Stabilizer (video and stills)

* 'Face Chaser' technology can detect up to 12 faces for photos and videos

* HDMI Output

* 3D DNR digital noise reduction for clearer images

* Available in Silver and Blue

Main Features: VPC-CG10 (Vertical; $199.99 MSRP)

* 10-Megapixel photos and 720p HD video

* 5x optical zoom

* 3-inch Widescreen LCD

* Digital Image Stabilizer (video and stills)

* 'Face Chaser'/Detection Technology (up to 12 faces)

* High-Speed Sequential Shooting 7fps

* 3D DNR digital noise reduction for clearer images

* Available in Black and Pink

Main Features: VPC-WH1 (Horizontal; $399.99 MSRP)

* Waterproof up to 3 meters (10 feet) for one hour

* Exceptional 30x optical zoom

* 2.5-inch LCD Display

* 2-megapixel photos and 720p high-definition video

* 2-megapixel sequential shooting (13fps)

* 'Face Chaser' face detecting technology for both photos and videos (12 faces)

* 3-hour 20-minute recording time; long battery life

* HDMI Output

* Available in Blue and Yellow

Main Features: VPC-CA9 (Vertical; $349.99 MSRP)

* Waterproof up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) for one hour

* 9-megapixel photos and 720p high-definition video

* High Speed Sequential shooting (7fps)

* 5x Optical Zoom

* 2.5″ LCD monitor

* 'Face Chaser' face detection technology

* Available in Black, Red and Green

All the models will be available in March 2009.