Sanyo's VPC-HD2000 makes HD recording easy and comfortable
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The £350 Xacti VPC-HD700 is aimed at those looking for a pocket-sized solution. And although it will have many purists turning their noses up at the lack of manual controls and viewfinder, the HD700 reveals itself as a satisfyingly flexible tool.
Not only does Sanyo's new HD1000 record true 1920 x 1080i HD video to high capacity SD cards but it offers a host of features that other manufacturers seem intent on dropping
When compared to the other HDV camcorders we've looked at in the past few months, the HD2 is something of an anomaly. For starters, it's produced by Sanyo, a manufacturer that isn't commonly considered one of the camcorder stalwarts
A couple of months ago we looked at the VPC-CG65's big sister - the £440 VPC-HD2 HD Xacti - a camcorder with great potential, which failed to deliver its high-definition promise. This time we're stepping down to standard-definition version
Sanyo might not be one of the marquee names when it comes to digital camcorders but the company has scored some points in recent months with the arrival of a select bunch of high-definition camcorders
Sanyo's Xacti VPC-C6 is the latest model since the range was launched in 2004. Now packing six megapixels and a raft of upgrades, the C6 looks better than ever.
Two developments will influence the future development of camcorders. The first will be solid-state memory, which will eventually replace tapes and discs. The second is high-definition video