Reviews and Problems with Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD700 / DMX-HD700
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The Shaky Sanyo...
Hartley G. Lesser "SatBoy", Amazon
12 March 2009
Summary: The Xacti HD700 7MP MPEG-4 HD 720p camcorder is a compact unit which is suitable for lower-end video sessions, perhaps for a family or website quick shots. If you have large hands, this camera's controls become rather tricky to access and use. The menu system is less than appealing. Of most concern was the lack of "shake" control, even when that particular feature was active.
Summary: I heard many good things about this camcorder. Video is just great on it no doubt about that, but stills pictures - even though it's a 7MP camera, the stills pictures come out blurry and with snow spots, it takes nice pictures in outdoor, but not what I would expect from a 7MP ($480) camera.
Good for the low price. I'll keep it, but barely...
Bubbles-Desmo "Danny Truong", Amazon
28 December 2007
Summary: First off, I'm a canon SLR user and I'm familiar with photography and taking pictures etc. I read through the manual for this item as well as went to the Sanyo site on how to take better pictures. I have two major with this product. One is the hunting focusing. If someone can figure a way around it, ping me. It's horrible. I actually have one shortcut that "locks" the auto focus. I do this just so the focus will cease to hunt.
mediocre digital camera, and a medium video camera...
Thomas B., Amazon
21 December 2007
Summary: i got the camera and tested it into my office building at 12pm near the windows and i found the quality of my film to be grainy, quite a lot actually. the spanning across the room wasn't fluid. then i compared the quality of the video with a standard camera such as Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 and i found the quality of video to be similar even though i wasn't using the hi-def...
Summary: I purchased this camera and opened the box excited by the design style and small form factor. This camera is really nice looking and the screen works great. I recorded some video and went to play it through the HDMI dck attached to my HDTV. I watched the video and thought I had something screwed up. The picture looked horrible, it was grainy and out of focus. The lighting level was unusable. Really a great idea - just horrible picture quality. This item is going back.
Summary: Prior reviewers had mentioned the field of view being too narrow, but I bought the HD700 anyway, thinking that the reviews were subjective and my mileage may vary. I was optimistic that maybe the HD700 had been slammed by videophiles, and that it would be more than good enough for my needs, which largely involve taking family videos. Out of the box, I recorded a few videos of my three year old bouncing around on the sofa.
Worth it at $300 otherwise overpriced and unacceptable
K. Chung, Amazon
23 November 2007
Summary: Let's be clear, if you're looking at this product you're not a prosumer or expert - or you'll be very disappointed. You're most probably an average user like me who favors portability over image quality. What I want is a camcorder so small it can always be taken everywhere unlike my larger camcorder that spends most of the time at home.
Summary: Well I purchased this hoping that it would perform like it is advertised. Well that was hoping for too much I guess. I received my first one and I must say that the build quality and feel in your hands is great. I then shoot video outdoors and pictures. played them back and were as good as my Aiptek A-HD but no better. As matter of fact the pictures were better with the Aiptek.
Summary: I feel the same about this product as the previous reviewer. I was so excited about this camcorder. I had been looking at the other Xacti models and was about to purchase the waterproof Xacti when I found out that this HD version was coming out in a few days. I ordered it immediately. When it arrived I was very impressed with the size and feel. It is so small and compact, yet is very easy to hold and operate. Much easier than my large sony camcorder.
Summary: I have to say I was very excited to read about this camcorder when it was announced because of an upcoming trip my wife and I are taking to Australia. The size, weight and the fact that it is a HD camcorder was quite appealing. Unfortunately the camera fell short on the output side of things. While it is nicely designed, the photos and the movies came out very soft and not as crisp as I had hoped.