Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 Review

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2




Playback Screens & Menus

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

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.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Press the MENU button for 2 seconds to display the extended exposure information.





Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

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 up to 20 different size frames in random order.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

The image can be magnified up to 4800% 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 as a lower resolution image by pressing the shutter release. To quickly return to viewing the image at the normal aspect (100%) press the set button.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Playback MENU options:

    PLAYBACK MODE - Play ALL (slideshow) or 1 clip
    SLIDESHOT - Start an auto playback of stored images
    MULTI - Display 9 thumbnails per page
    VOLUME - Adjust speaker volume
    PROTECT - Protect image or movie against deletion
    ERASE - Single frame or All frames
    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
    DPOF - Print order information
    SMOOTH PLAYBACK - Make your movie Smoother for playback on a TV set (does not work with HD format files)




Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

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



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Playback of your audio-only recordings.





Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Press the MENU button for 2 seconds to display the information.





Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Movie clips can be played in the camera or viewed on a TV using the A-V or S-Video cable and if you have a HDTV with Component video you can playback your HD movies in fullscreen 16:9 resolution using the Component video AV cable !



Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Press the MENU button for 2 seconds to display the information.





Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

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-HD2


Set-Up Menu:

    CLOCK SET - Setting of date and time
    INFO DISPLAY - Date & Time, Counter, Show All, Off
    START DISPLAY - Date & Time, Off OPERATION BEEP - Camera beeps, Shutter sound, Audio Guide
    POST VIEW - Display after capture: Off, 1 or 2 seconds
    WIND NOISE REDUC. - Reduce ambient sound in audio recording
    NOISE REDUCTION - Minimize noise in still images
    IMAGE SETTINGS - Normal, Vivid, Soft, Soft Vivid
    FLICKER REDUCT - Reduce fluorescent light flicker during video recording
    DIGITAL ZOOM - Digital zoom on or off
    MONITOR BRIGHTNESS - Adjust the LCD backlight intensity
    EXT MIC VOLUME - Adjust input level on external mic input
    LANGUAGE - English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (traditional or simplified)
    TV OUTPUT SETTINGS - NTSC, PAL or S-Video and set for 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio
    POWER SAVE - Standby time for battery and external power
    FILE NO. RESET - Continuous or reset (file numbering)
    FORMAT - Format the SD Card
    RESET - Resets all camera settings to default



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