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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

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Overall 7
7.0

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

PC Magazine
5 February 2008
  • Conclusion: Although it's still chasing the competition, this tiny HD camcorder offers decent video capturing and still-image capabilities, all in one handy package.
  • Pros: Compact. Good color. Very good digital still images. Very portable.
  • Cons: Video quality could be better. Last year's nice OLED screen not on this year's model. Shutter lag evident in still shots. No optical-image stabilization.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Tech2
2 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Camcorders are getting smaller and better, though not exactly in that order. What's more, they're getting a lot better at taking still pictures too – Viva la convergence! The new Sanyo Xacti series of digital camcorders are doing a pretty good job of getting rid of the old side-handgrip design that camcorders have been using since forever. It's adopted a vertical design that lets you hold the camera a lot more naturally, without stressing your wrists.
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Overall 8
8.2
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
7.5

Sanyo VPC-HD2

What Digital Camera
25 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Hybrid camera and HD camcorder that aims to multi-task, but does it deliver?
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
7 July 2007
  • Excerpt: After I reviewed the Canon PowerShot TX1, I received several requests to review the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 ($699 list price). Now, I've never used a Sanyo camera before, but I was game for trying the HD2, since it sounded pretty interesting -- at least on the surface.
  • Pros: Good photo quality when ISO is kept to minimum, 10X optical zoom lens, Flip-out, rotating 2.2" LCD, Top-notch movie mode: high definition 720p resolution with stereo sound, wind filter, and use of optical zoom; can take a still photo while recording a movie, Full manual controls, Three forms of video output: HDMI, component, and composite, Doubles (triples?) as an audio recorder, Support for conversion lenses, filters, and external microphone, Lots of extras in the bo...
  • Cons: Expensive, Poor ergonomics: cramped buttons, lousy four-way controller, and difficult portrait shooting, Noise reduction smudges details, even at ISO 50; images are soft compared to other ultra zooms, No optical image stabilization, Overall sluggish performance; slow focusing, some shutter lag, LCD nearly impossible to see in low light, No AF-assist lamp; poor low light focusing, Weak flash, lots of redeye, Below average battery life, Custom white balance wasn't great...
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Overall 7
7.0

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

LAPTOP Magazine
26 June 2007
  • Excerpt: Vastly improved performance makes this among the best flash-based camcorders yet.
  • Pros: Video looks as good as MiniDV, Good photo performance, Easy controls and HDMI connectivity, Fast startup
  • Cons: Video a little shaky, Limited focal length, Pop-up flash can cast shadows
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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 Review

Digitaltrends
14 June 2007

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Steve's Digicams
30 April 2007
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The Xacti HD2 compared in size to a standard CD. The HD2 and its slimmer 6-megapixel sibling the Xacti C6 for size comparison. Continue on to Features & Controls VPC-HD2 Specifications Effective Pixel Count Approx. 7.1 megapixels CCD 1/2.5 inch, 7.38-megapixel CCD (total) Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card compatible (up to 8 GB *1 ) Recording File Format Still: JPEG (DCF *2 , DPOF *3 , Exif Ver2.2 *4 standard) Video: MPEG4 (ISO standard)...
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Overall 8
7.7
Features 7
7.0
Ease of use 5
5.0
Sharpness 9
8.5
Color and saturation 9
9.0
Brightness 9
8.5

Expert Review

FOTOcentraal
8 December 2007
  • Conclusion: Sanyo heeft goed geschoten met deze HD2. Tenminste, voor zover het zijn fotografische kwaliteiten betreft. Zijn beeldkwaliteit is goed, zij het dat hij een beetje ruis vertoont, maar het is dan ook een combicamera. Hij vertoont geen paarse randen of purple fringing en dat is mooi. Ten tijde van deze test vonden we een internetwinkelprijs van ongeveer 475 euro.
  • Pros: kleurschifting
  • Cons: ergonomie als fotocamera, ruis
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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Akam.no
24 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Når undertegnede kom inn på kontoret første gang og så denne lille krabaten var førsteintrykket: "Artig!". Det må sies å kunne beskrive Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 ganske godt. Med en meget smal form, HD-format og en kvinnestemme som kommenterer alt du gjør med kameraet er nemlig HD2 et ganske artig kamera. Litt utenom det vanlige tør jeg påstå.
  • Pros: Kompakt, Rimelig, God bundle, Til tider raskt
  • Cons: (Ergonomi, mangler holdereim), Godt, men dessverre sært filformat, Svakt objektiv, Begrenset hvor store SD-kort blir
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Overall 5
5.0

Sanyo Xacti HD2

Komputer for alle
2 October 2007
  • Summary: Der er meget godt at sige om dette videokamera fra Sanyo - ikke mindst om størrelsen. Det kan ligge i en lomme, og alligevel kan det optage i HD-kvalitet. Det foregår på SD-kort - med et SDHC-kort på 8 GB har du endda kapacitet til en mindre ferie. Sanyo-kameraet optager MPEG4-format. Det er fint nok til små filmklip på computeren, men på en stor 42"-skærm kan man dog tydeligt se, at det mangler detaljer.
  • Pros: Kompakt design, Hurtigt i brug
  • Cons: For ringe billedkvalitet, For høj pris, For få anvendelsesmuligheder
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