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3.9 out of 10

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1

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Overall 4
4.0

Sorry I bought this

Uzi "Uzi", Amazon
14 December 2009
  • Summary: I bought this camera some years ago at the local Fry's. At the time it seemed a good idea. Had I known then what I know now I'd have never bought this. Main complaint is short battery life. 2nd main complaint is FINDING A BATTERY that is OEM and not some fly by night battery. Guess what? If you read the owners manual you see Sanyo recommends you do NOT leave the battery in the unit. Fine.
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Overall 4
4.0

Sanyo Xacti HD2

G. Davis, Amazon
27 November 2007
  • Summary: This is a high quality camera that is not real easy to use. The docking station takes some effert to get a good connection, you just have to feel around until it is docked. The real disappointment is the software the camera linked with a touch of the button but after a week of trying I never did get a MP4 file to load into the computer. I was able load some files out of the camera with other software but not with the programs that came in the box.
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Overall 4
4.0

Black screen of death

Barry Anthes, Amazon
12 June 2007
  • Summary: 5 days after the one year warranty expired I turned the camera on and there was no preview image on the view screen. Everything else seemed fine, it took pictures (although blank), the sound was working, voice instructions were OK too. Checked some HD1 forums and found this to be a very common problem with HD1's. Called tech support and was told I was to pay for parts and labor since it was out of warranty. Labor was only 90 days anyway.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing Performance & Software

Ronald Fischer, Amazon
14 April 2007
  • Summary: With this pup it is simple to record video or images and almost impossible to download them successfully! In standard mode, the playback of video is anything but smooth. Looks like an old time movie. The software could best be described as, "User Hostile". I haven't been able to download any videos without getting an error message before the transfer is complete. The normal video isn't as good as my DV camcorders and downright sad indoors.
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Overall 4
4.0

Plz Don't Buy it...

Y. Park "Park", Amazon
17 December 2006
  • Summary: It is really not a worth a $600. Bad quality, slow motion.
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Overall 4
4.0

Only slightly better than the first model Fisher C1

John P. Gatti, Amazon
8 December 2006
  • Summary: I own the Sanyo-Fisher C1 which I have had for 2 years and I love dearly. The idea of getting a HD version thrilled me and I bought one for my self to self christmas gift this year. Humbug! Video may be wider than the C1 on this model but if it is any better I couldn't see it. No one is going to believe this video is really HD unless they have never seen HD. Pictures might have been good.. I didn't get that far before I though it back in the box to return it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Took three months for my screen to go black

Greg Hamer, Amazon
30 November 2006
  • Summary: Before that it was kind of nice, but it cannot focus in even semi-low light. It is definitely light and easy to take everywhere, but there are so many conditions where the results are disappointing. No way I would call the output HD quality, just the best SD ever with a 16 * 9 format. And then it broke.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor performance/quality in low light

S. Shah, Amazon
21 November 2006
  • Summary: I bought this thinking that wow I get HD quality and decent still pictures all in one compact size device. When I received it, I was happy with the size it is really very small and feels good also. However, was terribly disappointed with the video quality especially in low light conditions. I knew that low light is not great based on other reviews but it was so bad that in side a decently lit room at night the quality was very grainy. I give two starts because: 1.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Concept, Terrible Execution

Carl Holec, Amazon
8 May 2006
  • Summary: I was one of the people who saw this camera at CES in January and was so impressed that I preordered it immediately after the show. I received it two months ago, and have quickly realized that the potential was way better than the actual ability of the unit. My gripes: 1) Bought the 4GB card from PQ1 (used in Steve's Digicam review) - video didn't work for more than 2 seconds.
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Overall 4
4.0
Video quality 6
6.0

un giocattolo costoso

espertovero, Ciao
21 December 2006
  • Summary: peccato che pur essendo molto maneggevole i filmati vengano male anche con un cielo nuvoloso, solo al sole e buona un occasione mancata per la sanyo se pensate di riprendere in casa ho acquistate un faretto ho cambiate idea la funzione stabilizzatrice e ridicola una vera delusione la sconsiglio a tutti sono ritornato alla cara vecchia telecamera con dvd molto piu pratica e affidabile sono un amante della tecnologia e in 20 anni ho posseduto circa 10 telecamere in verita...
  • Pros: maneggevole leggera
  • Cons: con poca luce le riprese sono pessime
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