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Sanyo VPC-HD1010

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 reviews of Sanyo VPC-HD1010. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the zoom.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo VPC-HD1010 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sanyo VPC-HD1010 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The portability and size also get good opinions.

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

This summary is based on the product: Sanyo HD1010 Black HD Digital Camcorder +4GB SDHC +HDMI Cable Bundle

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sanyo VPC-HD1010


alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 user reviews of Sanyo VPC-HD1010 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the price and image quality. The size and portability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the zoom.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sanyo Xacti HD1010 4MP MPEG4 High Definition 1080i/1080p Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Roman Loyola (

Sanyo Xacti HD1010


Excellent still photos ; Great video clarity ; Smaller than most camcorders ; Hot shoe for accessories ; Cables included ; Wide variety of shooting modes ; Easy-to-use interface

Some streaking and jitter with motion video ; Highest video resolution isn't currently Mac-compatible

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

Sanyo VPC-HD1010


The Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1010 ($799 MSRP) is an ultra-compact HD camcorder packed with an abundance of features and controls. While its irregular shape makes it slightly less compact than the Sony HDR-TG1, the two are direct competitors as far as video...

Take one look at the VPC-HD1010's thick instruction manual and you'll quickly realize how many features and options this little camcorder has. There are eight separate recording qualities, nine still image modes, independent aperture and shutter...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

Sanyo VPC-HD1010


here aren\'t too many ultra-compact camcorders capable of delivering full 1920 x 1080 HD video. Those that do, like the Sony HDR-TG1, are usually geared towards beginners or users looking for an easy-to-use travel item. Enter the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1010...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Roman Loyola (

Review: Sanyo Xacti HD1010


The Sanyo Xacti HD1010 is a charming little device. Its HD video comes close to the quality produced by full-sized consumer HD camcorders, and its still photos are good enough to replace a no-frills point-and-shoot digital still camera.

With the camcorder in your hand, you can access all of the controls with your thumb. The ring of buttons and switches atop the VPC-HD1010 looks intimidating at first, but it’s actually quite intuitive to use. The center holds two record buttons: one...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Adam Weinberg (

Sanyo HD1010 Camcorder


You'll absolutely fall in love with your new pocket rocket when you get your hands on the Sanyo HD1010 Camcorder.

There is a very interesting trend taking place right now in the high-definition camcorder industry: These cameras keep shrinking in size and growing in features, while their prices have generally leveled off. Entry into high-end ultraportable digital...

Expert review by: Alvin Soon (

SANYO Xacti VPC-HD1010 -


Easy to use and carry, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1010 is a HD camcorder with lower quality trade-offs.


Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Sanyo Xacti HD1010


When most people think about video cameras, Sanyo is not the first company that comes to mind. For the past decade, the Japanese manufacturer has been...

Superb image quality for the asking price, solid low-light performance, huge array of inbuilt modes and features

Rubbish menu interface, no optical image stabiliser, underpowered optical zoom

The Sanyo Xacti HD1010 is one of the best HD camcorders we've reviewed in this price range, combining comprehensive manual features with top-grade video quality. Despite the unwieldy controls and difficult menu interface, it remains a winner.

Dec, 2008

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Sanyo VPC-HD1010 review


With its pistol-grip design and small dimensions, the VPC-HD1010 looks like the ultimate in point-and-shoot simplicity.

Jan, 2009

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Sanyo HD1010 review


In the realm of HD camcorders, Sanyo's HD1010 feels like an old friend. From the HD1 to the HD1000 we've seen its lineage through thick and thin and, so far, it's improved with every step. The competition's been hotting up, though, with Sony's titanium...

Nov, 2008

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Stuff magazine


The Sanyo HD1000 is dead. Long live the HD1010 with progressive Full HD and super slow-mo mode

Sports an impressive new progressive mode, but more of an update than a sequel

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

This compact Xacti HD1010 is easy to carry anywhere. Now you can take stunning full-HD videos any time you like. The HD1010 sports a well balanced, vertically oriented design that fits comfortably in one hand, so you can enjoy long shooting sessions without tiring your wrist. The Xacti HD1010 adopts the MPEG-4 AVC/H264 format for high-compression recording. The resulting files are small in size, yet offer picture quality as good as, or better than, DVD (MPEG-2). A high-speed shooting mode enables smooth and detailed slow-motion playback. And to help keep your images steady, the HD1010 uses a digital image stabilizer to eliminate the effects of unwanted shaking. More than just a movie-shooter, the dual-function Xacti HD1010 also captures still images with ease. An original algorithm employs a pixel-interpolation filter to convert the 4-megapixel captured by the CMOS to the recorded equivalent of 8-megapixel. Another proprietary Sanyo technology creates a wide dynamic range for stills, so that both dark and light areas can be captured at optimal exposure levels.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L50

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


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:Beach/snow / Fireworks / Lamp / Landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Sports mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:63mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
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 Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:10
Face Detection: 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