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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000 / DMX-HD1000

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A Cool Grip: Sanyo VPC-HD1000BK Xacti 4.0 MP HD Camcorder

Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
  • Excerpt: The Sanyo Xacti flash memory HD camcorder is a real hand-gripper. It is the most comfortable camcorder on the market. The Xacti is perfect for a long days shoot. The one-thumb interface makes video puts the fun in and takes the hassle away. The images are capable of full 1920 x 1080 resolution. It has a memory slot, flash memory and 10x optical and digital zoom. It has a HDMI output with the ability to shoot still images with amazing results.
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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000 Camcorder Review

Videomaker
23 February 2009
  • Summary: Set Phasers to HD - Hands down, the HD 1000 gets its highest marks for coolness. Whip it out at the next family reunion and envy will fill the air. This camera is genuinely stylish; add in its light weight and small size and it becomes a very useful little tool.
  • Pros: Looks great, Multiple outputs provide flexibility, Truly ergonomic
  • Cons: Awkward manual focus / exposure controls, Noisy image in low light, Onboard mic slightly tinny, Video out only on docking station
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Overall 8
8.0

Sanyo Xacti HD1000 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
28 March 2008
  • Summary: Even with a skimpy software package that includes Nero 7 Essentials and Ulead MovieFactory 5.0 SE, the HD1000 is an excellent buy. We love the portability and video quality, and even the option to shoot stills while recording video. (The cam's 4-MP stills are as good as the video.) We've been patient with Sanyo's flash camera efforts in high-def, and the wait has paid off.
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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

Steve's Digicams
21 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The HD1000 and its waterproof 6-megapixel sibling the Xacti E1 . Continue on to Features & Controls VPC-HD1000 Specifications Effective pixel count Stills: 4.0 megapixels. Movies: 3.56 megapixels (in HD). 2.18 megapixels (in SD). (all are approximations) CMOS 1/2.5 inch, 4.0-megapixel (total) Recording media SD Memory Card (Up to 8GB SDHC memory card*1) Recording file formats Still: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.2, DPOF standard) Video: MPEG4 AVC/H.264.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
22 January 2009
  • Summary: Despite the presence of superior alternatives on the market, the HD1000 remains an impressive and affordable HD option. As a sweet bonus, it also happens to be one of the coolest looking gadgets you'll ever own.
  • Pros: Sleek and eye-catching design, user-friendly interface, above average stills capabilities
  • Cons: Outperformed by other HD units on the market
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Reliability 6
6.0
Looks 6
6.0
Usability 10
10

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

PriceRunner
23 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The Sanyo’s sci-fi styling begs the question: is it a camera or camcorder? Unfortunately, the answer can’t be found in its average movies and even more average snaps. The Xacti is well priced and well specified for the price but might not give the eye-popping HD experience you’re after. Having said that, wrinkly friends and family will appreciate its smoothed out lack of detail.
  • Pros: Fitting snugly into one hand, the HD1000 can record either 4-megapixel still photos or HD (1080) video onto the same SDHC memory card. Shutter buttons, zoom and menu controls fall neatly under one thumb, and the light (270g) chassis nonetheless manages to accommodate a 10x lens and (rather murky) 2.7-inch LCD screen. It’s the easiest to use of any the camcorders here.
  • Cons: Colours are muted, details are weak and the focus occasionally misses its mark, resulting in footage that doesn’t stand up well on a big TV. In order to use the HDMI connection, you have to carry around the Sanyo’s docking cradle, and the electronic image stabilisation is basically useless.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Features 7
6.7
Performance 10
10

Sanyo VPC-HD1000

PC Pro
15 July 2008
  • Conclusion: A good price coupled with outstanding image quality - a good alternative to the Panasonic HDC-HS9.
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Sanyo VPC-HD1000

digicambuyer.co.uk
1 April 2008
  • Conclusion: For a camcorder enthusiast looking for a cheap model, this may be of interest, but to anyone looking for the best of both worlds, this is far from it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sanyo HD1000 review

Stuff.tv
20 February 2008
  • Summary: Never have we willed a camcorder to succeed quite like Sanyo's HD1000. From the all-black finish to the outsized metal lens barrel, it packs more features into its tiny pistol-grip body than camcorders twice the size. And while previous generations of Sanyo's SD-card shooting cams have promised HD video with only limited success, with this new model we get 'full HD' 1920x1080i, just like the big boys.
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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

TechRadar UK
5 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Not only does Sanyo's new HD1000 record true 1920 x 1080i HD video to high capacity SD cards but it offers a host of features that other manufacturers seem intent on dropping. Even Panasonic's SD5 AVCHD camera has ditched features such as a microphone input and headphone output that made the previous model, the SD1, such a good buy.
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