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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the features and memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Sanyo Xacti HD2000 Review


Having witnessed much fanfare and enthusiasm (from Sanyo admittedly) at its recent UK press launch, naturally we're interested to see whether it performs better than its merely average predecessors. Of course, performance has to be weighed against...

Having said all of the above, the Sanyo Xacti HD2000 is easy to use and, despite our reservations, what appears a rather simple gadget on the face of it becomes progressively more complex and appealing as you peel away the layers. For the moment it's a...

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Sanyo VPC-HD2000


If you don't know much about Sanyo's Xacti series of camcorders, blame the manufacturer's lack of popularity in the United States or perhaps the nontraditional upright body design. Their latest high definition model, the VPC-HD2000, is as worthy as any...

Sanyo has provided a number of features that will interest experienced videographers. There's no viewfinder, but you have a microphone input, headphone output, and accessory shoe. The manual controls are surprisingly robust, including an ISO/gain...

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Sanyo VPC-HD2000


Strong overall performance, robust manual controls…all for around $600

Excellent color accuracy; Solid low light results; A host of controls

Menu is downright Byzantine

Longtime videographers might not be accustomed to the upright configuration of the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000, but this camcorder is certainly worthy of consideration among the top dogs in high definition camcorders. With the HD2000, you’ll get strong...


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Amazon review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

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71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-HD2000A Xacti 8MP High Definition 1080P (Black)Sanyo VPC-HD2000 Xacti 8MP High Definition 1080P (Gold) [Camera]Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000 (Black) HD Camcorder [Camera]

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Sanyo VPC-HD2000ABK 1080p HD Camcorder


Really great cam, it has a nice and easy form factor, with great functions. Buying this camcorder really eliminates the need to carry both a camcorder and a digital camera. The focus responsiveness in low light is a bit slow, but it is not a major...

Comfortable to Operate","Great Features","Great Picture Quality

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This is not the iFrame version


Very good camera. Very good low light performance

This is not the newest version. Look for the VPC-HD2000A (Notice the "A" for American) with iFrame support, which is almost the same price

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Will their warranty in the US be honored?


Last I checked (2 mos ago), Sanyo wasn't offering this in the US because of warranty issues (no replacement parts in the US). I contacted the Sanyo office and got ahold of the right people to discuss availability. I'll be making another call to ensure...

Rated as one of the best cameras on respected website(s). Fantastic low light sensitivity. Cool high FPS modes

Complex menu & digital stabilization vs optical

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Great performance in low light


Ordered it from DigitalRev 3 months ago since Newegg didn't carry it at the time (but really wanted to go with Newegg)

Great picture quality, microphone input and cold shoe for holding a mic on the top of the cam are really useful. Extremely good low light shooting, colors stay vibrant, even though there is a little noise on the image . Pistol grip is actually pretty...

Switching between manual and autofocus for video shooting is challenging, and the autofocus system isn't that amazing. Also, cannot control gain for included mic, but can for external microphone

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Love this dual camera


i didnt get my xacti from newegg but i love it that i had to post about it.

its cheap for a high definition camera ; it can record in slow motion.240fps and 600fps ; for mac users its easy to edit with imovie at full-hr mode=1980x1080p at 60 frames per second ; you can get additional lenses for it. ie wide angle. half fish eye...

the only cons i can think of is to transfer stuff of the memory card you either have to have a card reader or hook the dock up. because there is no usb output on the camera itself. but other than that nothing that i can think of

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Sanyo Xacti HD2000


Now as you will get to know I love cameras and camcorders. In my life I've had tons of different models and I want to be able to share my experiences with each of them so that you can have a better view of what is on the

Product Specifications

The Sanyo Xacti HD2000 is truly the benchmark in high definition, offering 1920 x 1080 pixels, and 60 fields per second to record crystal clear and smooth motion for videos. These highly advanced Sanyo Xacti dual cameras not only offer the regular 1080i (interlaced) format, recording at 60 frames per second, but with the Sanyo proprietary CMOS engine, recording is possible in 1080p (progressive) format - this means the world's first dual camera recording at a full 60 frames per second. With this higher frame rate capturing ability, videos look more professional, and offer smoother, higher quality images. The Sanyo Xacti HD2000 is not just a camcorder it's a dual camera.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


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

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
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/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS)
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


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:8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:5.31Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:8Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5 / 1/2.5"/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/MPEG-4 / H.264
Digital Zoom:160
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 50 / ISO 1600 / ISO 3200 / ISO auto (50-200)/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:Black & White / Sepia / Cosmetic/Black & White / Cosmetic / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG