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Sanyo Xacti HD1

Digital technology keeps getting smaller and cheaper and better. Now you can capture your home videos in High Definition, using a camera that fits in your pocket, and records onto solid state memory chips the size of your thumbnail.

Sanyo Xacti HD1

This camera fits in my shirt pocket, or the front pocket of my jeans. It does 1280 pixels wide by 760 pixels high progressive video, and saves it in MPEG-4 format on tiny 2 gigabyte SD cards. One card can hold 28 minutes of HD video, or an hour and a half of super high quality standard definition video, before you have to swap the memory chip for an empty one.

It also takes 5.1 megapixel still images.

It has a 10x optical zoom, and a 10x digital zoom. Normally I don't care for digital zoom, but since the 5.1 megapixel sensor is much bigger than the 1280x760 video format, you can digitally zoom 2 times and still have a pixel for pixel match between the sensor and the output. Think of it as a 20x optical zoom.

It has a Organic Light Emitting Diode display, which is bright even in the sunlight.
It has Image Stabilization, so you can hand hold even at high zoom.

It will focus down to 1 centimeter for super macro video.

And you can use it as a super web cam.

I love this little camera. Xacti VPC-HD1 by Sanyo.


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