Reviews and Problems with Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD700 / DMX-HD700
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Was a good little camera
2 February 2013
Summary: I purchased this camera n 2008 and have used it up until mid 2012. The white balance was horrible, always added blue to the picture no matter what you did. The sound was good but no way to add external audio sources which was an ok matter with this camera. The problem with the camera was that it added too much blue to the images which was easy to take care of in photoshop. The video was good and I used this a lot over the years. Was a good little camera.
Summary: This camera is small and compact, and easy to use. It takes great pictures and video outdoors when there is an abundance of light. Indoors the photos and video are extremely poor. You can change the settings indoors to allow more light into the camera but the photos are just too "grainy" to be worth anything. If you know you will be shooting outdoors mostly and want a small easy to use camera that is easy to carry with you and operate then this is worth getting.
Summary: I bought the HD700 after my HD1 died and have had it now for about 6 months. I stuck with Sanyo in spite of all the trouble with the HD1 because I love the form factor so I was somewhat suprised to see that the HD700 was slightly smaller, great! As others have stated, there are quite a bit of image problems-poor low light, narrow field of view. I've found the video saturation and noise to be less than the HD1, but, the low light performance is still pretty poor.
Nice size but video quality is less than expected.
My Amazon Reviews, Amazon
7 September 2008
Summary: I got a great deal on this camcorder from Amazon. Looked to be a winner. I am not completely dissatisfied with it but I would advise others to look for alternatives. Like others have said the field of view while filming is very narrow. If I shoot in 4x3 vs 16x9 it does help to broaden the field of view. It is like you are always zoomed in. Video still does like a little grainy.
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.
Great product for the price, but missing a few things
Ryan "Ryan", Amazon
24 May 2008
Summary: This camera has been great because of being able to take decent videos as well as mediocre still photos. It is compact and easy to tote around in you pocket. The zoom on it however is horrible. When I want to take a video of something far away it will be blurry. Also you can not zoom in very much. That is certainly a pain. Also the still camera's photos are not that great.
Summary: I love this camera with one exception. It has a very narrow field of view. When trying to record a young child indoors, you need to be far away from the subject if you want to get everything in the frame. If I knew it was going to be as bad as it is, I would not have purchased this. It does not do so well in low light either. I am still giving this a 3 because other than that, it feels great in my hand, and I have fairly large hands. It is also very easy to use.
Good for price but picture quality is bad when connected to TV
C. Kim "HD700 rookie", Amazon
29 February 2008
Summary: I purchased the refurbished HD700 about 2 weeks ago and satisfied more or less considering the prices. In bright light, the picture is pretty good and in lower light, the picture and video is grainy. I'm going to read manual more based on the revies below And especially when the HD700 is connected with HDTV through HDMI cable using included docking station, the picture and video is so much grainy..a lot of white spot is all scattered on the TV screen..
Summary: My last camcorder was sharp mini camcorder and I hate to buy tapes. This camcorder sounds like a perfect fit. I was pretty impressed with the quality of this when I saw someone took some video with this camera, and it was downsized too. For $299 at amazon, I thought why not jump into the deal and I brought a 8gb sdhc card also. I first took some video indoors at the highest settings and I noticed some noise when I took it, even with the flourscent light on.
Summary: I bought this camera mainly for taking videos. There are a lot of things that I like about this camera, but my biggest beef is that the video quality isn't as good as I expected it to be. What I like: The form factor- The size of this thing is great. It easily fits in your pocket. Because it is so portable, I think will use it more often. SD Memory Card Recording - This is great! No tapes to mess with. Just remove the card and stick it in your PCs card reader.