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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity and viewfinder. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

memory, viewfinder, connectivity

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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Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (

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...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry and Jeremy Stamas (

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...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000


James takes a closer look at Sanyo's 'dual purpose' Xacti VPC-HD2000 Full HD camcorder.

May, 2011

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000 review


Sanyo's latest Full HD, 8 megapixel camcorder has Sony and Canon in its sights. Let battle commence...

Knockout images and a bunch of creative features for those who won’t settle for ‘auto’. Shame about the handgrip though

Feb, 2009

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Stuff magazine


Sanyo's latest Full HD, 8 megapixel camcorder has Sony and Canon in its sights. Let battle commence...

Knockout images and a bunch of creative features for those who won’t settle for ‘auto'. Shame about the handgrip though

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000 camcorder


Sanyo has updated its flagship pistol grip camcorder with the new HD2000, but has the update been worth it? We get recording to find out. At £549, plus the PC or Mac you are no doubt going to have to buy to actually edit the footage you've captured,...

Simple, easy to use, Full HD looks crisp and impressive

Basic in its feature set, you'll need a powerful computer to edit the footage, you'll need a big SD card

At £549, plus the PC or Mac you are no doubt going to have to buy to actually edit the footage you've captured, the Sanyo VPC-DH2000 is a nice camera, but one that you'll probably find you aren't making full use of.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Gareth Mason (

Sanyo VPC-HD2000 review


Sanyo's VPC-HD2000 makes HD recording easy and comfortable

Plenty of features for price ; Solid pictures ; Style

No hard disk ; No HDMI cable or memory card

Lots of features and good picture quality make this an excellent buy

Jun, 2009

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Sanyo VPC-HD2000 review


Sanyo's VPC-HD2000 camcorder is a surprising update to the company's VPC-HD1010, which it launched just a few months ago.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000 review


Sanyo's Xacti camcorders were the first to combine video recording with the ability to take stills. It's a happy marriage and one that has logic on its side: if you want to record something for posterity enough to video it, chances are you would also...

We’re not sure whether we’d pay £500 for a combined camera and video camera given the low cost of flash-based camcorders, but if you’ve the budget for an HD model, the Sanyo Xacti HD2000 won’t disappoint. If the high megapixel count is less important...

Mar, 2009

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000 camcorder review


A decent enough HD camcorder stuck between the ultra cheap models from Flip and the pricier Sony Handycams

Cheap for what it does, easy to use

Slow mo mode is awkward

Feb, 2010

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 formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DB-L50
Continuous video playback time:350
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L50
Video recording time:135

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom:62.5
Playback zoom (max):62.5

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash


Color of product:Black / Gold / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7

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


Built-in flash: Yes


Normal focusing range:6.3 - 63


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 2.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:8 / 8.1

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.5 - 15 / 1.75 - 28
Digital Zoom:10
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.5 - 15 / 1.75 - 28
Focal length range (f-f):0.248 - 2.48
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:63mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200



Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

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

Other Features

Audio Output:1 / Stereo
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Light exposure control:±1.8EV (in 0.3EV steps)
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.3
Sports: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/1000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080,3264 x 1840,3264 x 2448,3264 x 2448,4000 x 3000 / 3264 x 2448,4000 x 3000


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Maximum memory card size:32


Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

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

Weight & Dimensions