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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. Reviewers really like the price and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the viewfinder. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

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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 83/100 = 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, whereas opinions are divided on the portability. Many are negative about the viewfinder.

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

Dec, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but 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

Dec, 2016

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

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 Review

 

The search for a really good two-in-one imaging device continues.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

 

Last year, in my review of the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1, Sanyo's first attempt at a high-definition camcorder, I wrote that its small size was a plus but that the video quality needed improvement for it to keep up with the competition. So how does this...

Compact. Good color. Very good digital still images. Very portable.

Video quality could be better. Last year's nice OLED screen not on this year's model. Shutter lag evident in still shots. No optical-image stabilization.

Although it's still chasing the competition, this tiny HD camcorder offers decent video capturing and still-image capabilities, all in one handy package.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

 

Physical Views The Xacti HD2 compared in size to a standard CD. The HD2 and its slimmer 6-megapixel sibling the Xacti C6 for size comparison. Continue on to Features & Controls VPC-HD2 Specifications Effective Pixel Count Approx. 7.1 megapixels CCD...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

 

The VPC-HD2 features a 7.1 Megapixel CCD, 10X optical zoom lens, a 2.2" rotating LCD display, full manual controls, and HDMI output. And did I mention the 720p movie mode that records stereo sound? If that sounds a lot like the PowerShot TX1, you're...

Good photo quality when ISO is kept to minimum ; 10X optical zoom lens ; Flip-out, rotating 2.2" LCD ; Top-notch movie mode: high definition 720p resolution with stereo sound, wind filter, and use of optical zoom; can take a still photo while recording...

Expensive ; Poor ergonomics: cramped buttons, lousy four-way controller, and difficult portrait shooting ; Noise reduction smudges details, even at ISO 50; images are soft compared to other ultra zooms ; No optical image stabilization ; Overall...

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 is one of those cameras that sounds great when you read the press release, but ultimately disappoints you when you use it. About the only things really going for it are the 720p video mode and HDMI out -- for just about...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: David Kender (washingtonpost.com)

Sanyo VPC-HD2

 

The VPC-HD2 records 720p "high definition video," a term with increasingly broad variances in interpretation. While there is certainly no false advertising in the statement, the camcorder adheres more to the letter of the definition than the spirit,...

In bright light, the VPC-HD2's video quality looked remarkably better than the first generation model, the VPC-HD1 - a small but happy point in its favor. Colors were saturated to a degree that most consumers will like. However, the camcorder had a...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: John Neely (reviewed.com)

Sanyo VPC-HD2

 

The Sanyo VPC-HD2 contains a single 1/2.5" CCD, the largest CCD of any consumer camcorder on the market. This is the same size as last year, but the pixel count has increased significantly, from 5.36MP to 7.38MP. Our suspicion last year was that the...

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: 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
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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 Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L40

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.5''

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.1in
Height:4.7in
Weight:8.1oz
Width:1.4in

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

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:High Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

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

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5
Max Focal Length:63mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
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 Stabilizer:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

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