Reviews and Problems with Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000 / DMX-HD1000
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After several years still going strong
13 November 2011
Summary: When I bought this nifty pistol grip I took lots of video and pix but had nothing to do with the video because it was ahead of its time on format. It would freeze up when I played video. I couldn't get support.
Summary: This product is amazing for the price. It has great color very crisp greens, blues, and reds. Very small and light weight fits into the palm of your hand. I found the menus to be logical and the controls easy to use. You also get a remote control to use for play back and recording.
Summary: Initially, I had purchased the Xacti HD2, basing the purchase off reviews from Amazon. Boy, what a let down. Awful HD picture quality: muddied lows, over-exagerated highlights, FisherPrice-like compression. Yet, the SD (standard definition) quality was spot-on.
Summary: I love this handsome toy to dead! Here are my reviews: VIDEO: Mac does not fully support 1080i, so I had to download a codec to views my videos (ghost effect, but clear) otherwise it won't play. However 720 is perfectly fine.
Summary: I was tired of carrying around my Canon Rebel SLR and my 3 CCD Panasonic DV camera on family trips and this was a perfect solution as I was having trouble finding a point and shoot that took decent video. This camera is very to use and the picture quality-for what it is-is outstanding.
Summary: The HD image is excellent, controls are intuitive, starts up fast, and is really portable (though doesn't really fit in your pocket). An 8G card gets you an hour on the lowest HD setting so I would recommend getting a 16G. The zoom is great and overall it's a pleasure to use.
Summary: I purchased this to take on a vacation to the Ukraine with me. I really loved having this camcorder with me. It takes great pictures and video so you don't have to carry around a camcorder and a camera. It is very to use and easy to carry around. I wish it came with a lanyard for the lens cap.
Summary: I've been wanting to get a small digital camcorder which used flash-based storage and was capable of HD resolutions. While I'm on my third digital still camera, this was my first camcorder and I'd put myself in the gadget-happy consumer category but by no means a pro or even prosumer.
Summary: I did some testing with this camcorder the day I recieved it just to verify or deny some of the complaints I had read. Low light does produce a lot of noise...the same as most digital camcorders. The auto focus does seem a bit challenged, especially when recording a moving object.
N. Snook "turn off the TV and think for yourself", Amazon
12 May 2008
Summary: I have the Sanyo HD1000, I have yet to find any alternatives that match up. Come on Canon, Sony, Panasonic, we are waiting. (Sony has the "HDR-TG1" for $900, but it doesnt have microphone, the pictures are "horrible", the interface sucks, and you need to use their memory cards).