Summary: I read many reviews before I purchased the Xacti HD1010. After getting familiar with all the features of the camera, I was really pleased with it. I took it on vacation and shot some amazing video and my still pictures that look like they were taken with a camera costing three times as much. I purchased the Fish eye lens, wide angle lens and telephoto lens and taking amazing pics and videos.
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13 October 2011
Summary: Very good lowlight, I tried focusing in the dark though at it's full 10x distance and sadly it couldn't focus in dark though lit areas, and there was plenty to see so it wasn't asking for the impossible. I wish camcorders had manual focus rings. Also, the menu system is not intuitive, it's confusing and the ability to fastword in a video is clunky and stupid.
Summary: This camera work very well for 15 months but after using a run down battery the camera started malfunctioning. The only way I can use it is by holding the power button in while taking photos or video. If not push in, the screen is blank or very broken up. I found no place that I can get a estimate on the repair of this camera. If anyone has a good idea what can do with this camera I appreciate it. It is useless to me now.
Summary: I bought this almost a year ago. Since then I have used it for recording an array of shots including home videos and live band performances. When I bought it the price was almost half of what it is now. However, this camera doesn't fail to deliver. I switched from a Sony Handycam with mini DVs to this little thing. The difference is night and day! For being able to record in 1080, this camera spits out great quality shots. The microphone in this thing is excellent also.
Summary: I really loved this camera. Great video, great picture and lots of features but last month after owning it for more than 6 months the flash stopped working. Now I am not able to select any of the flash mode, it always stuck at no flash mode. Sanyo warranty covers only parts after 3 months so I will have to pay for the labor. I hope someone helps me out how to fix the issue...
Summary: I've been pleased with this camera (Xacti HD1010) In bright light, picture quality is terrific -- much better than any of the several Canon DV cameras I've owned. In dim light it's not as good, but still at least the equal of the older DV cameras. Controls are nicely laid out, so that the camera can be operated with one hand with a minimum of shakiness. There's a surprisingly long lag (.5 sec?) between starting a video and seeing the display, but you get used to it.