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. I don't think even quick time or any of the better video editing software was capable of using its contents. I remember when I checked on line to see what I was doing wrong there was a lot of exasperation.
Excerpt: The reason why I Wanted to talk about this camera was because I had some experience with this camera /camcorder. For $1000 I was border line happy with it. I can’ say that it was the best camcorder that I have ever had but t served it’s purpose and I guess that’s where I had to leave it. I was less intrigued by the way that it was made. I guess I’m used to my camcorders looking like “camcorders.
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. I am a video engineer by trade and a friend shot a high end commercial on this camera. I said huh?
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. If you ar ea Mac user iPhoto will start up and import the videos/photos without any configuration. Easy.
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. I did not do any low light shooting but I do wish it had the night vision feature.
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. I read a bunch of reviews and did other research online and ultimately purchased a Canon VIXIA HF100. The HF100 is an oustanding camera in terms of feature set and video quality.
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. I focused on my cieling fan...the autofocus would zoom in and out repeatedly, being in focus about a third of time.
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). POSITIVE: 4MP photos. 1080i Video, 720p 60 fps video. Find those kind of stats anywhere else in this size. FYI: It has 8MP pictures, but they are "interpolated".
Summary: This is our first video camera. The following gives a view of our impressions after a couple of weeks: The good: -Small -Easy to operate even for a neophite -Turns on quickly -You can take still pictures while you take video -Image quality is beyond our expectations, good amount of detail -Powerfull zoom lets you follow the subject quite far (100 ft and still quite sharp) -Small (I know I already said that but we drag it along everywhere we go and leave the still camera...
Summary: I like this camcorder(or camera) very much. It's easy to use and convenient to carry everyday. It is my first camcorder while I have spent big money on various digital camera including SLR. It was because I hate to carry the bulky camcorder during the travel and have believed that one well-taken picture would be much better than a lengthy movie.