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Sanyo VPC-HD1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 reviews of Sanyo VPC-HD1000. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The size and portability also get good views. There are some negative opinions about the viewfinder, while there are some mixed views about the memory and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo VPC-HD1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sanyo VPC-HD1000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The design and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the viewfinder.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti HD1000 Full High Definition SD Digital Movie Camera - BlackSanyo Xacti HD1000 Full High Definition SD Digital Movie Camera - Black

May, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sanyo VPC-HD1000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 user reviews of Sanyo VPC-HD1000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the memory. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti HD1000 4MP MPEG4 High Definition 1080i Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSanyo Xacti HD1000 4MP MPEG4 High Definition 1080i Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

May, 2017

Expert review by: TechRadar (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000 review


How can a camcorder that looks like a toy, and which saves video to SD cards, produce such stunningly good high-definition pictures?

Excellent picture quality ; Impressive handling ; Good connectivity

Software update needed

Sanyo needs to update the software very quickly if users are to be able to shoot, edit and share their SD card clips. However, they’re onto a clear winner with the HD1000 – pictures are superb, handling is good and full marks for the range of...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: James Morris (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000


Is it a camcorder, camera or both? It certainly looks the part but is the Xacti VPC-HD1000 a jack of all trades or a master of none?

As with Sony's consumer HD camcorders, the Sanyo relies on a CMOS sensor rather than a CCD one. Despite the HD1000's diminutive proportions, the CMOS sensor used is a hefty 1/2.5in model, with a 4-megapixel resolution. This is actually larger and with...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Sparkes (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000


The HD1000 is the largest model in the Xacti range, and the most expensive, with a bigger lens and body than its smaller cousin, the HD700. It's still smaller than most camcorders, though, and its relative bulk comes with some benefits. The larger lens...

Are you feeling lucky? Pistol grip design makes this a fun and easy camcorder to use.

Oct, 2008

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Sanyo HD1000 review


Sanyo's Xacti range has just got serious, with 1080i 'full HD' from a pocket-sized camcorder. This we gotta see...

Great video, tons of features, easy to use... if only there was a PAL-friendly version

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Andy Shaw (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000


A new digital video camera from Sanyo designed to take full advantage of your HD-Ready TV.

If you want a camera that will handle the high resolutions that your snazzy HD-Ready TV can manage, without expecting the world of its operator, this is a great option. It isn't as expensive as some high-end non-HD cameras, though it doesn't have all...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Insider Staff (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000


This one-handed wonder is perfect for catching the exploits of adrenaline junkies, but is the

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Matt Tuffin (

Sanyo VPC-HD1000


The HD1000, boasts both four-megapixel stills and high-def video

For a camcorder enthusiast looking for a cheap model, this may be of interest, but to anyone looking for the best of both worlds, this is far from it.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: James Morris (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000


Sanyo has been striving to make the perfect dual-purpose digital imaging device, but with only partial success. Although some members of the Xacti range are primarily digital cameras, others like the VPC-C1 (web ID: 52622) have combined meatier...

This portable Full HD camcorder is well priced, but image quality isn't great.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: CB (

SimplyDV Review: Sanyo Xacti HD1000 HD Camcorder


It's a 3CCD camcorder that offers a choice of recording onto either internal HDD (Hard Disk Drive) or high-capacity SD cards in addition to USB 2.0 for importing clips into your computer. It's not an HD camcorder, but potentially ideal for camcorder...

Manipulating the controls with the right thumb and forefinger whilst recording is clunky and impedes stability when recording, which calls into question the research referred to above, but itâ-'s a neat device, especially when used in conjunction with...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Xacti HD1000


Sleek and eye-catching design, user-friendly interface, above average stills capabilities

Outperformed by other HD units on the market

Despite the presence of superior alternatives on the market, the HD1000 remains an impressive and affordable HD option. As a sweet bonus, it also happens to be one of the coolest looking gadgets you'll ever own.

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

The SANYO XactiHD1000 camcorder combines the superb image quality of full 1080i high-definition video with 4 megapixel still images in a single compact and elegant design. Incorporating the latest high-definition CMOS sensor, the SANYO Xacti HD1000 camcorder captures full 1920x1080 (1080i) high-definition video at 60 frames-per-second. Designed to record the rich and vibrant colors of real life, the HD1000 also captures the subtle tones to provide the natural-looking result. The HD1000's CMOS sensor provides the responsiveness needed to capture fast moving subjects and SANYOs noise reduction technology helps obtain the cleanest signal from each pixel. The HD1000 records to the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, delivering exceptional video clarity and detail while maintaining the smallest file size possible. The Xacti series has become known for the small size and ergonomic design. The HD1000 features a comfortable angle designed to easily fit in the palm of the hand. The HD1000's design adapts a new 105 degree angle research proven to be less tiring to hold and shoot than typical camcorders. Easy-to-hold and easy-to-shoot, the HD1000 raises the bar in compact camcorder design.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DB-L50
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L50

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Pop-up flash


Colour of product:Black / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Fireworks / Lamp / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode


Built-in Flash: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:10
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38 - 380
Focal length range (f-f):6.3 - 63
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:63mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:3.56Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:4Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Additional accessories:DB-L50
Interface:USB 2.0
Power consumption (typical):4.2
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/30 - 1/10000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 720,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,3264 x 2448


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC


Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:10
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (50-200)
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Cosmetic / Monochrome / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2 / 11.3
Height :5.45