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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and zoom. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the viewfinder, and there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

price, image quality, usability, zoom, size

viewfinder

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti HD2 High Definition Digital Movie CameraSanyo Xacti HD2 High Definition Digital Movie Camera

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and size are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

portability, usability, image quality, size, price

reliability, viewfinder

43% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 7.1MP MPEG4 High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 7.1MP MPEG4 High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sanyo VPC-HD2 review

 

Affordable and fun,but not worthy of calling itself HD

Light, portable ; Easy to use ; Cheapest HD cam on the market ; 7.1 megapixel digital stills

Difficult to differentiate between SD and HD pictures ; Poor positioning of microphone

Affordable and full of features, but its images fall well short of the quality we'd expect from an HD cam

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Eric Butterfield (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 HD video and still camera

 

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.

Considering this Sony Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2's marginal video quality, you might do just as well to spend a lot less less on the similarly pocketable Xacti VPC-CG65 (review here), which records video in standard definition.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 review

 

Our favourite HD palm ‘corder returns in a new shade, promising better results and sharper pictures

The HD2 is still not perfect but it’s by far the smallest and simplest HD camcorder £500 can buy

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

Sanyo Xacti HD2

 

Our favourite HD palm 'corder returns in a new shade, promising better results and sharper pictures

Compact and sexy. Decent outside footage. HDMI port

Still afraid of the dark. Fiddly controls. Camera shake

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Karl Foster (macworld.co.uk)

Sanyo VPC-HD2 Xacti

 

Capture HD video, and high-resolution stills, with this budget-priced camcorder. We take a close look at this SD video recording option from Sanyo.

Supremely easy to use, HD video capture, 7.1-megapixel stills capture, healthy number of scene modes, carry case and USB dock bundled, built-in flash, good audio quality, mic socket

MPEG-4 video lacks quality, no accessory shoe, non-integral lens cap, no optical or electronic viewfinder

For the video enthusiast keen to work with high-definition footage, the VPC-HD2 is a great option. The lens is only 10x optical zoom, but go much further and you're looking at having to use a tripod. MPEG-4 capture is highly compressed and there's no...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sanyo VPC-HD2

 

Hybrid camera and HD camcorder that aims to multi-task, but does it deliver?

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: (camuser.co.uk)

Sanyo VPC-HD2

 

Sanyo might not be one of the marquee names when it comes to digital camcorders but the company has scored some points in recent months with the arrival of a select bunch of high-definition camcorders

Good number of features and quality options, Easy to transfer footage, Decent audio performance

Poor video performance

The positives outweigh the negatives, but when the negatives have to do with basic functionality, that's a problem

May, 2007

Expert review by: Gagan Gupta (tech.firstpost.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

 

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!

Startup took around 3 seconds, which is not too bad for a camcorder, but video-to-video record times would be a lot more. You can record up to 14.5 minutes of HD video on a 1GB SD card. Recording in standard definition can increase that to over 40...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 Review

 

Vastly improved performance makes this among the best flash-based camcorders yet.

Video looks as good as MiniDV, Good photo performance, Easy controls and HDMI connectivity, Fast startup

Video a little shaky, Limited focal length, Pop-up flash can cast shadows

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Eric Butterfield (pcworld.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 ($699 as of May 15, 2007) is the high-definition model in the company's line of "digital media cameras," all of which record video and photos to an SD Card. Like the other models in the line, the 7.4-ounce VPC-HD2 is...

Small size ; High still-photo quality

Subpar video quality ; Few features and controls

Jun, 2007
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Product Specifications

At about 3.1 x 4.7 x 1.4 inches and about 8 ounces, this tiny camcorder is a perfect size and weight for the active tourist. The Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 has a very significant edge over the others. It records video at 1280x720 resolution, perfect for 720p presentation on HDTV displays. It is also a digital-camera with 7 megapixel still image resolution. All images are stored on a SD or a SDHC Memory Card that helps account for the camera's compact size and minimal weight.

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DB-L40
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L40

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

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

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9cm
Height:11.9cm
Weight:230g
Width:3.6cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.59
Display Resolution:150000 x 150000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:VPC-HD2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:7380000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:10
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38 - 380
Focal length range (f-f):6.3 - 63
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/3.5
Max Focal Length:63mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:7Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:7.2Mpix
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:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 / XP\nMac OS 9.0 / 10.1
Interface:USB 2.0
Minimum processor:Pentium III 800 MHz
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304

Video

Maximum frame rate:15

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:100
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cosmetic / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.6
Height :11.9
Weight:210
Width:8