Summary: I had a camera like this before and it burned out on me. And they discontinued it... and as soon as they discontinued it, the price jumped up sky high! I was thankful to find this product at a reasonable price. The Sellers are WONDERFUL AND DELIVERED EXACTLY WHAT I WAS EXPECTING! They went above and beyond my satisfaction! And i am thankful!
Summary: Overall, the video and picture quality is good. You can really see issues when you zoom in as the zoom is digital, so you are loosing pixels as you increase the zoom. It is also irritating that I had to go online to download the user manual, and the link given in the "directions" included in the box was incorrect. The cover over the memory card slot is about as poorly designed as it can be, and I doubt it will be long before it breaks.
Summary: Not the best at night or in dim lighting, but excellent in well lit areas. Motion shots are beautiful. Great range of features include action shots and HD 1080 ranges. At the price I could not say no. I would replace this only for action mounted cameras like Go Pro since its's too awkward to use like an action cam, but is wonderful on a tripod taking time lapse.
Only difference from using your iPhone is the optical zoom
Amiram Burg, Amazon
24 March 2013
Summary: Good for video, reasonable for daylight photos, lousy for night photos. Saves you the trouble of using two separate cameras, but a good smartphone also does that, so the only difference is that the Sanyo has an optical zoom. Actually, iPhone or Galaxy even take better photos at night.
Summary: realmente.. esta cam.. es una experiencia unica.. la nitidez es mas que buena-- los colores.. la duracion de la bateria.. lo facil de poder trabajar con ella.. mas que bien¡¡.. no tiene nada que envidiarle a panasonic o sony. ..
Summary: I got this camera and its awesome. I still have it and shoot all kinds of movies and random shots. Both the camera and video modes are great and there is no drop in quality, as is common in alot of combo cameras. Its great for shots anytime day or night or any condition. The only problem i had was the lens is not very strong or secured, i dropped it once and the whole setup went out of whack.
Summary: I bought this camera for my boyfriend and we use it all the time for shooting videos! We've used it snowboarding and it held up great in the snow and cold. The video came out great. Would definitely recommend using this for home movies.
Best value for compact size and video quality on the market
6 October 2012
Summary: I have bought TWO of these camcorders (black and red)... In my opinion, it is one of the best camcorders for it size and price on the market.. It's just too bad they discontinued the Sanyo brand...(bought out by Panasonic)... I found only 1 major drawback...it was very hard for me to find a replacement cable to use in copying the video from the camcorder to my DVD recorder...finally, after a 3 month wait, I received one from Panasonic... Highly recommend the brand..
versatile, small, easy to use, high quality, and well priced
20 September 2012
Summary: first, i took a quiz on some website i stumbled upon with stumbleupon.com. this quiz told me that this camera is perfect for me. well it is. i dont remember the name of the website offering the quiz but i would just google "perfect camera for me quiz" what the quiz basically told me was: this camera is perfect for you because you liked: high quality picture, at least 5x zoom, are always near a computer, like sd memory cards, high quality video, and small size.