Summary: Pros: - Pretty small. (easily fits in a girls purse) - Video is average for 720p. (Remember, this is not a full HD camcorder) - Very easy to take video - Input ports are placed quite well Cons- - Camera photos are worthless due to poor quality.
Summary: I just got this camera from Amazon yesterday. I was looking for a camcorder that had a couple of features in particular: HD (at least 720p), HDMI output, some sort of decent optical zoom, some sort of memory card capability, and a reasonable price. The Sanyo VCP-TH1 fit the mold.
Summary: I bought this camcorder for a "cheap" way to enter the HD world of video capturing. I will wait to get a much better camcorder once I figure out how to get around editing AVCHD (and when I buy a new computer that can handle HD video editing with ease).
Summary: First of all, I am not a camcorder pro. The last camera that I bought was an old Panasonic MiniDv and I was perfectly happy with it, but the transfer process became tedious and I started looking for a Flash Memory or a Hard Drive camera.
Summary: I had such high hopes for this camcorder. I prefer this orientation of camera over the more common pistol grip many cheaper camcorders seem to be heading towards. But as soon as I powered this camera on, I was ready to return it... The video quality was horrible.
Low video quality and inferior overall performance
6 May 2009
Summary: I needed a replacement for my seven-year old MiniDV camcorder and this one seemed a good deal. At the store it looked very impressive and the specs were decent. I've had the camcorder for about 10 days and have tried every possible setting and feature available.
Summary: I've had the camera for 1 month so far. This is my first Digital (HD or non-HD) Camcorder. I've used vhs and minidv camcorders before, so I have no comparison to other digital camcorders -Size: almost pocketable, but small enough to carry around in my messenger bag -Feel: feels durable.
Summary: On paper, the Xacti HD looks great. The ability to take Video and Photos. Videos are HD quality and use MPEG-4 compression. Videos and photos are stored on standard SD cards, which is very handy. The dual camera is fairly compact. What's not to like...
We were looking forward to it. Now it's in the junk drawer.
6 May 2009
Summary: I came away very disappointed in this Camcorder. In fact, I've put it away and gone back to my Canon Powershot. 1. It is horrible in low light conditions, with massive discoloration and noise. Low light means anything that isn't 100% sun.