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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2
4.6 out of 10

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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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 6
6.0

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 Review

Digitaltrends
14 June 2007
  • Conclusion: The search for a really good two-in-one imaging device continues. The VPC-HD2 is not the Holy Grail, not even a Monty Python version of it. In fact I suggest you pick it up at the store, marvel at its small size then put it back down. Then if you can afford the extra cash, buy a 1080i HD camcorder from Panasonic, Sony or Canon. • Compact, lightweight • Good ergonomics • Decent video when shot outdoors • Video tends to wash out • Stills are O.K.
  • Pros: Affordable high-def camcorder; takes 7.1MP stills
  • Cons: Not as good as its HD competition
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Overall 7
7.0

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 HD video and still camera

PC Advisor
18 February 2008
  • Summary: The Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 is the high-definition model in the company's line of "digital media cameras" all of which record video and photos to an SD (secure digital) card.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sanyo VPC-HD2 review

TechRadar UK
7 August 2007
  • Summary: Affordable and fun,but not worthy of calling itself HD
  • Pros: Light, portable Easy to use Cheapest HD cam on the market 7.1 megapixel digital stills
  • Cons: Difficult to differentiate between SD and HD pictures Poor positioning of microphone
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Overall 8
8.0

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Tech2
4 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
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

Tek
4 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Video: HD(1280x720) MPEG-4 Stillbilder: 7.1 Megapiksler Optikk: 6.3-63.0mm(10x) 1:3.5-3.5 LCD-skjerm: 2.2" TFT 150.000 piksler Mål og vekt: 53.4 x 6.0 x 35.5mm, 210g 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.
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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Akam.no
24 August 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

pcmag.ru
19 July 2007
  • Summary: Эта миниатюрная записывающая видеокамера высокой четкости, хотя и не оторвалась от конкурентов, обеспечивает вполне приличное качество видеозаписи и фотосъемки – все в одном корпусе.
  • Pros: Компактность. Хорошая цветопередача. Высокое качество цифровых фотографий. Портативность.
  • Cons: Качество видео оставляет жалеть лучшего. Не применяется весьма удачный экран на органических светодиодах предыдущей модели. Заметная задержка срабатывания затвора при фотосъемке. Нет оптической системы стабилизации изображения.
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