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Old Feb 8, 2010, 7:21 PM   #1
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Default Best 1080p hybrid camera?

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My Sanyo Xacti HD700 broke last night so I need to replace it. This time I want a hybrid camera capable of true Full-HD, 1080p. Which is the best under $500?

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Old Feb 9, 2010, 10:53 PM   #2
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'The best 1080p' is a very broad sentence, because the needs of every individual are different.

I can point out the Aiptek GVS (look on youtube for hundreds of sample videos by fishycomics), on this forum there's a thread about the DOD F500HD (F200HD) with a fixed lens. Sanyo is coming up with a few new hybrids.. the VPC-CG100 which it seems to be the equivalent (in size) of the HD700 but with 1080 recording on a real 14.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, or the very slim ones like the VPC-CS1, VPC-CG20, VPC-SH1 and the VCP-GH1. There's the Kodak Zi8 and of course you can't go wrong with the Sanyo FH1A (1080P @ 60fps), which these days you can find for less than $400 at Amazon.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 2:58 AM   #3
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I wil lsay being ignored by a company I was told I am da man by Aiptek.

will I say do not get because of that, Aiptek is monitoring LOl

I will say The GVS is a great cam, wondering if and why my vacation shots were all ruined due to sound.

I have a excellent video of the rev war in North Bridge concord mass

they are both thegvs older cam, the new one I got, and I believe I will do again a comparison, if the new and old differ, NO.

theKodak is the one to get over Aiptek, bettersound better low leve butno 5x optical. its truely a tough decision.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 12:05 PM   #4
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For under $500 I'd say the Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 since you gave yourself a generous budget. Had you said under $200, the Aiptek GVS is pretty good as well. I have both and am satisfied with both.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 12:08 PM   #5
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Maybe take a look at this one as well: http://www.dxgusa.com/dxg-a80vhd.html

New one from DXG. Not sure how this one is but I used to own a DXG 595V which was pretty good but sold to get my Sanyo VPC-FH1. I'm hoping the quality transferred over to this new one. Does 1080P 30 fps and 1080i 60 FPS.
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 12:43 AM   #6
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If you prefer a pistol grip you can also squeeze in the Sanyo HD2000 under $500 now. It's the pistol grip version of the Sanyo FH1 but with a couple of extra features such as mic input and an accessory shoe if you think you'll make use of those.
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