Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000 Review

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000




Playback Screens & Menus

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

When you select PLAY mode the last picture taken is displayed. You can move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons, press up to delete an image. The overlay information is displayed briefly when a new image is selected. Press the MENU button for 2 seconds to display the extended exposure information.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is actuated by pressing the WIDE zoom control. Nine thumbnail size images will be displayed and you can select one using the 4-way controller's buttons and then pressing the SET button or the Telephoto zoom control. Press the WIDE zoom control again and it will display the image folder.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

The image can be magnified up to 5100% in many steps by pressing the telephoto zoom control. Once the image is enlarged you can move around (Pan) inside of it. You can also save a magnified/cropped image at a lower resolution setting by pressing the shutter release. To quickly return to viewing the image at the normal aspect (100%) press the set button.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

Playback MENU:

    Slide show - Offers a variety of options for controlling and running a slide show
    Play Volume - Adjusts the volume of audio that is played through the camera's built in speaker
    Protect - Allows you to lock an image so it can not be deleted
    Delete - Allows you to delete images off of the memory card
    DPOF - Print instructions
    Rotate - Rotate portrait mode images 90° CW or CCW
    Resize - Resize large images down to 2M or 0.3M
    Extract Still - Extract a still frame from a video clip
    Edit Video - Edit length, join 2 or more clips, extract still frame
    Select Folder - Allows you to create and select a folder on the memory card




Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

Resize large images down to smaller images for email, web use or just to save space on your SD card.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

The rotate feature allows you to change the orientation of the photo by 90° left or right inside the camera.



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Movie clips can be played in the camera or viewed on a TV set when the camera is placed in the included camera dock and you use the A-V or S-Video cable. If you have a HDTV, you can playback your HD movies in full screen 16:9 resolution using the an optional HDMI or the included Composite AV cable! The camera gives you full VCR-like controls using the joystick.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

You can edit movies by joining two or more clips into a single movie, you can delete portions of movies or you can extract a single frame and save it as a still image. You can also enable the Smooth Playback option to improve the output to the TV screen.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000


Set-Up Menu:

    Clock Set - Setting of date and time
    Info Display - Date & Time, Counter, Show All, Off
    Startup Display - Date & Time, Off Operation Beep - Camera beeps, Shutter sound, Audio Guide
    Post View - Display after capture: Off, 1 or 2 seconds
    Rec Folder - Allows you to create or choose the folder you will record your images and videos to
    Shortcuts - Allows you to set shortcuts to the joystick
    Noise Reduction - Minimize noise in still images
    Image Settings - Normal, Vivid, Soft, Soft Vivid
    Flicker Reduct - Reduce fluorescent light flicker during video recording
    Brightness - Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen
    EXT MIC Volume - Adjust input level on external mic input
    Language - Select one of the 13 languages
    TV Output -
      TV System - NTSC, PAL
      TV Type - 4:3, 16:9
      Component/HDMI - 480P, 720P, 1080i
    Power Save - Standby time for battery and external power
    File Number - Continuous or reset (file numbering)
    Format - Format the SD Card
    RESET - Resets all camera settings to default



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