Summary: Let me preface this by saying that I have had a Betacam on my shoulder for over 20 years, shooting news and commercial production. Those big pro camcorders are fully manual, so I'm used to working that way. I had this little Sanyo camera for about a week before returning it. This little guy can produce some stunning images. Not too many years ago, you had to fork out tens of thousands to get video that looks like this. But with this camera, it usually takes some work.
Decent footage, good colours, but shaky, and flawed in use!
Myke Duncan "clanduncan", Amazon
3 August 2011
Summary: I was recently in the unfortunate position of losing my main camcorder on holiday (an SD, Panny S26), but happily had the Xacti with me as I was planning to road test it with some short clips for work purposes. I ended up shooting the vast majority of my holiday footage on it instead. I'm not going to go into precise details, but rather try and give a feel for the camera when in 'real-world' use. I was also using a Sandisk Extreme 32gb, 30Mbit/s, SDHC card.