Sanyo’s New Waterproof Xacti E1 Camcorder: Xactly What You Need For Your Summer Getaway?

Capable of capturing digital video and beautiful 6MP photos on land AND underwater, Sanyo’s new Xacti E1 is small on looks but big on versatility.

Featuring a 5x optical zoom and a 2.5-Inch LCD display, the handheld device is capable of recording full motion video 5 feet underwater for up to 30 minutes.

Five feet isn’t going to appeal to any divers… but it may appeal to snorkelers, kayakers, skiers, hikers, bikers, beach-goers, amateur pr0n-makers — or anyone who gets caught in the rain but still wants to photo-document their adventures.

The unit will be available starting June 15, for around $499. I’d like to see some of the images the camera produces before endorsing it, but it seems cool.

Travel, Shoot Photos, Get Paid

Anyone who reads Gadling would probably love to travel, shoot photos, and get paid for it. Guess what? Here’s your chance. is looking for a photography intern. This is a paid, one-year position in the Boston area, though you “need to be flexible and willing to travel.” Among other things, the job entails:

  • Testing new cameras and lenses by using them on photo assignments.
  • Planning interviews with established photographers.
  • Doing logistics and planning for articles for the Travel section of, accompanying more senior staff on at least one or two trips during the year. is looking for “an excellent photographer and photojournalist, but more important are strong written communication skills.” Depending on a experience, the chosen candidate will earn between $20,000 and $35,000 — including benefits and relocation expenses — with the chance to earn an extra $10,000-$20,000 from freelancing.

And the best part? Not only will the person selected get to fly in both of’s two helicopters and airplane, but’s Editor in Chief is an FAA-certified flight instructor and will be happy to teach you to fly both the airplane and helicopters. While the application process is a bit challenging, this position is the chance of a lifetime.

[Via Written Road]