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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2
alaScore 84

79 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the color. There are some critical comments 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 from 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 Views about the size and zoom are generally positive. The usability and image quality also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the portability. There are some negative views about the viewfinder.

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

May, 2021

Consumer review ( review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 from 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

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

May, 2021

Expert review by : David Elrich (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 Review


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

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (

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 : Terry Sullivan (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2


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

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.

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Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2


Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Small and light design; can shoot stills and video at the same time

Soft, bland video quality; slow to focus; irritating control stick

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 fits high-def video and 7-megapixel stills into a very small package, but its image quality disappoints.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 : staff (

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 : Gagan Gupta (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2


Small in size and high in definition, even if the noise at higher sensitivity settings can be a downer.

Feb, 2008

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