Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000 Review

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000



Record Mode Screens & Menus



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

The HD1000's viewfinder display in SD video mode - In the upper left are the still image settings - 4Megapixel, High quality, 1694 pictures available, no flash, F1.8, 1/30 shutter speed. In the upper right are the motion video settings - Full HD video is 1920x1080 @ 60fps at the highest quality bit rate, we can record 35 minutes and 36 seconds of action. Anti shake is also turned on. Whenever the zoom is changed an onscreen gauge is shown for a few seconds.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

When you half-press the still image shutter to achieve the focus and exposure lock, the AF target marks will display and show what area it is focusing on. The same information is shown on the left side as before.


Sanyo Xacti HD1000

When shooting in full auto mode, you will always see the blue auto icon located in the bottom left corner. In this mode, the camera controls every aspect of the camera.


Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

Scene modes: AUTO (default - camera automatically selects the scene mode), Sports (faster shutter speeds), Portrait (optimized for "people" pictures with blurred background), Landscape (infinity focus), Night Portrait (flash illuminate close subject but also capture background night scenery) Snow/Beach (for shooting in very bright outdoor situations), Fireworks (fireworks at night) and Lamp (low light non-flash photography).



Sanyo Xacti HD1000

The Lamp Scene mode allows you to use faster shutter speeds for flash-less photography in low light. The ISO sensitivity can be automatically boosted as high as 1600.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

Record Menu options:

    Movie -
      Full HD (1920 x 1080, 60 field/sec)
      HD-HR (1280 x 720, 60fps)
      HD-SHQ (1280 x 720, 30fps)
      TV-HR (640 x 480, 60 fps)
      TV-SHQ (640 x 480, 30fps)
      WEB-SHQ (320 x 240, 30fps)
      Voice Memo

    Photo - 8M, 4M-H, 4M-S, 3.5M (16:9), 2M (16:9), 2M, .9M (16:9), .3M, Burst (2288 x 1712)
    Scene Select - Auto, Sports, Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Snow & Beach, Fireworks, Lamp
    Filter - Cosmetic (enhance skin tones), Monochrome, Sepia
    Flash - Auto, Forced, Red Eye Reduction, Off
    Self-timer - 10 sec., 2 sec., or Off
    Movie Stabilizer - On or Off
    Photo Stabilizer - On or Off
    Focus - Total, Standard, Manual or Super Macro
    Focus Mode - 9-point (default) or Spot (center only)
    EXP Measure - Multi-section, Center-weighted, Spot
    ISO - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent or Manual
    Exposure - Program, Shutter, Aperture, Manual
    Digital Zoom - On or Off
    Face Chaser - On or Off
    High Sensitivity - On or Off




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