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This is a feature packed high definition video camera. You will be surprised with what you get for your money. The camera it shelf shoots 1080i or 720p as well as standard definition video which is useful if you want to save on computer processing power and/or memory space.
The quality of the video is generally good in high definition mode with some sharp and clear images when shooting in light condition but it does suffer from grain and compression artefacts in lower light conditions. I found the auto focus to be a bit hit and miss and the stabilising features slightly below par.
The camera is ergonomically designed and fits nicely in your hand, it is comfortable to use for long spells of time. The camera has a large lcd screen, microphone input and a dock with HDMI, Component and composite out so you can hook it up to your television.
Overall the camcorder is great value for money. There are so many features that you would only expect to find on some high end equipment.
The SANYO XactiHD1000 camcorder combines the superb image quality of full 1080i high-definition video with 4 megapixel still images in a single compact and elegant design.
Incorporating the latest high-definition CMOS sensor, the SANYO Xacti HD1000 camcorder captures full 1920x1080 (1080i) high-definition video at 60 frames-per-second. Designed to record the rich and vibrant colors of real life, the HD1000 also captures the subtle tones to provide the natural-looking result. The HD1000's CMOS sensor provides the responsiveness needed to capture fast moving subjects and SANYOs noise reduction technology helps obtain the cleanest signal from each pixel. The HD1000 records to the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, delivering exceptional video clarity and detail while maintaining the smallest file size possible.
The Xacti series has become known for the small size and ergonomic design. The HD1000 features a comfortable angle designed to easily fit in the palm of the hand. The HD1000's design adapts a new 105 degree angle research proven to be less tiring to hold and shoot than typical camcorders. Easy-to-hold and easy-to-shoot, the HD1000 raises the bar in compact camcorder design.