Very nice video, superb audio, real focus, flash and zoom! Firmware update desired, but 2 years later, died!
Daniel Watkins, Amazon
2 May 2012
Summary: UPDATE 11-12-2013;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; --; I have used this Camcorder as my primary dash cam on my car for a bit over 2 years from now, and also use it around the house, at events. I have been through about 10 aftermarket batteries, only the "GT-Max" batteries are any good, and last a good 9 months of moderate use before going to crap.
Summary: This may not replace the family camcorder.BUT it is great for what it is meant to be.It's a convenient combo camera/camcorder.Takes great videos and better than expected photos.I don't use the 1080 video option.That has a 30 frames per sec frame rate.I use the 720 with the 60 frames per sec.They also have a 30 frame rate at 720.I get great video of fast motion with no problems (outside).Indoor the quality drops as with most camcorders.Low light isn't that bad on here.
Summary: Bought this video camera after I tried using the Creative VadoHD. I was so addicted to shoot and share video camera! They are simply the best way to record anything, anytime! Was attracted to the 3x optical zoom and 10mp still camera which clearly the Vado lacked. My review is purely based on comparison with Creative VadoHD. Pros: -3X optical zoom is useful at times. -the 10mp still cam is comparable to most point and shoot camera.
Summary: There seems to be confusion out there, but this does allow zoom changes while recording. By pressing and holding the flash/delete key, you get an options menu where the optical zoom can be turned from "Off" (default setting) to ON. Also the image stabilization is off by default. I initially bought the least expensive 16GB class 10 SD card (Transcend), but the video was choppy at1280x720-60 fps and 1920x1080-30fps.
Summary: While I do have a regular camcorder, I was wanting a small video recording device that I could easily keep in my purse for those moments when I would like to record a moment but don't want the hassle of carrying around a larger device. Since I rarely want to record an event lasting longer than 30 minutes, this device has worked perfectly for me, and I have enjoyed the ability to consistently have the device with me.
Summary: This is a handy dandy photo/video camera. This will go with you in your shirt pocket, hip pocket or around your neck. The digital pictures are sharp and colorful. Downloading to the PC or watching on the TV is a snap. The sound is good, too. I like this little thing and it is fun to use.
Summary: I was looking for a pocket size camcorder that takes HD videos and good quality still pictures. This type of product has to be much easier to carry than a conventional camcorders and being able to take better quality video and pix than iPhones. After my research, I was choosing between Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK and Sony Bloggie. Both have HDMI and USB connectivity, and digital stabilizer function. Sony Bloggie is a fancier model that features bigger touch screen.
Summary: I have both the Kodak Zi8 and the Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK. I have used both side by side and this review is my opinion of the two compared. 1. The Sanyo is 8.3 Megapixel vs. the Zi8 5.3 Megapixel when shooting HD video. The Sanyo shoots still pictures at 10 Megapixel vs. the Zi8 at 5.3 Megapixels. The Zi8 is technically at a disadvantage in picture and video quality based on this fact alone. 2. The Sanyo has a warmer picture pallet in video and still photos.
Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK Full HD Pocket Movie Dual Camera
David A. Tiangco, Amazon
4 May 2011
Summary: I got this mainly for the high quality audio. I wanted to capture live music with video quality as a secondary consideration. I propped this up on a stand, sat in front with my acoustic guitar, and wow does it deliver! 16-bit CD quality stereo recording that picks up fine nuances. That alone is worth the price of the recorder. On top of that, it does video very well too. Just turn up the lights otherwise the video will appear a bit grainy (which is to be expected).