Reviews and Problems with Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1010 / DMX-HD1010
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Camera may be great, but over 200 pages of operating instructions?!
S. J. Van Cleave MD "TRAINDOC", Amazon
13 January 2010
Summary: First off, I did not use the camera after purchase, so I can't comment as to whether it is a good camcorder. Why did I send right back after opening the box? Because the instruction manual is over 200 pages!! I thought the idea of the Xacti was to be a simple and easy to use pocket size camcorder. This is a case of the camera owner working for the camera, instead of the camera working for you. I did end up buying a Sony HDR-CX100.
Summary: I had been a happy customer of a xacti c40 for more than 2 years, so it was natural for me to look at this camcorder when I looked for a HD/full HD one. The xacti c40 is tiny, stores the data in a SD card, uses MP4 format, supports both video and pictures and it is really easy to use. The new 1010 shares most of the same attributes. Size is not as tiny as the c40 but small enough to manage properly.