|Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1 5.1MP MPEG-4 HD Digital Camcorder New|
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|UPC||0086483059766, 4994334217813, 4994334230850, 86483063794, 86483067945|
|Storage Type||Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)|
|Media Format||Flash card|
|Optical Sensor Qty||1|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Focal Length Range||6.3mm - 63mm|
|Macro Focus Range||1-100cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Lens System Features||Aspherical Lens, Built-in Neutral Density Filter|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Lens Construction||9 group(s) / 13 element(s)|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||1/2 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±1.8 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Effective Flash Range||0.35 m - 2.5 m|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Display Type||Organic EL Display|
|Screen Details||LCD display - Organic EL Display - 2.2" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Connector Types||Component video output, Composite video/audio output, Docking station, S-Video output, USB|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS 9.0 or later, Apple Mac OS X 10.1 or later|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Battery Manufacturer||Sanyo DB-L40|
|Effective Still Resolution||5.1 MP|
|Effective Video Resolution||0.9 MP|
|Digital Video Format||MPEG-4|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Additional Features||16:9 Widescreen Mode, Audio Recording, Auto Power Save, Built-In Speaker, DPOF Support, Digital Image Stabilization, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge Support, Saturation Control, Sharpness Control, Still Shot Capability, USB 2.0 Compatibility, display brightness control|
|High Definition Video Support||720p|
|Shooting Modes||Digital Photo Mode, Frame Movie Mode|
Records 720p high-definition video; small, lightweight, and attractive; 10X optical zoom; rotating OLED screen.
Hard-to-maneuver joystick controller; very sluggish autofocus; video and photos look overly processed.
If you want the latest in cool toys, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1 certainly has the right gadget quotient. Once you look at the image quality, however, its allure dims quite a bit.
Average review score based on 7 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
*** What I love about this camera ***
- Pocketable. A truly, honestly, pocketable video camera. I upgraded to the HD1000, and the only thing I'm sad about with my new purchase is that it's not as small as the HD1a.
- Variety of recording formats. Lets you record web (320x240), "tv" (640x480) and 720p (1080/720 I think?) -- I think the best quality on this camera was using the 640x480 "super high quality" mode. I'm frustrated by how the high-end HD cameras by canon etc. will ONLY record in a hi-def format and don't let you record basic NTSC 640x480 if you want to.
- Microphone input. I'm surprised how rare a feature this is on a consumer level camera. I used my HD1A as an audio recorder often. *** TIP: *** If you want to record audio-only, *leave the lens cap on* when you're recording. Since it's recording in a compressed video format (MP4) the resulting file size will only be as large as an equivalent length MP3 or AAC file. 30 minute of a solid black frame only take up as much space as recording a single second of black. :)
- Records straight to SD. No tape, no fuss. (And no motor noise futzing up your recording.) I recommend using a high-speed USB card reader, which will transfer the files to your computer super-fast. (The docking station is a little slow.)
*** Dislikes ***
- Unless you buy a stand-alone travel charger, you have to take the power supply and docking station with you when you travel in order to charge the battery.
- Quality isn't as nice as the HD1000. But then again, it's 1/2 the price!
- Like lots of CCD-based cameras, not so great in low-light.
This camera is very compact and easy to use. Has a lot of features so you really need to use the owners manual to get the most out of it. Shooting in low light can be problematic (which is the only reason I rated the camera "Good" instead of "Excellent" - would have picked "Very Good" if it was an option), but the rest of the time it is a great toy!
I bought this camera for few months ago and was impressed with the great outlook and the video quality. This camera supports 720p HD video output, 5.1MP camera, 10x optical zoom (max with 100x digital zoom), 2.2 inch TFT Lcd monitor. The only thing i really disappointed is the camera quality is bad, when you take pictures at night, it's POOR! Overall, it is still good choice to buy a low price HD digital movie camera.
I use this excellent camera for property photos (see www.jjlandapartments.com).
Its been a great resource. Even in the basement photos. Try using the flash!next time. At first I could not understand how to turn it on. Just press the button on the top, and the flash pops up, ready to light your still shots.
Lets land this one Theresa!