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Old Jun 24, 2008, 10:05 AM   #1
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I have a Sony Mini_DV camcorder that takes great video, but I just can stand messing with the tapes anymore,
and especially taking the time to dump the video off the camera, seeing how you have to do it in real time.

I typically dump the video off the camera in 640 res, 30 fps, @ about 2 to 3MB bit rate.
I need a flash memory camera that will take video at that same quality.

I also have a Canon G9, which I love, and the video is excellent off it also, but it will not zoom while recording.

I am basically looking to replace my Sony Mini-DV cam with a tapeless version.
Dont need the 720p or HD res ones, as I typically dont dump it down at that high of a res anyway.

One vidcam that has caught my attention is the Sanyo Xacti E1, becuase it is water proof.
I could use this feature quite a bit, I tend to get my camera muddy and dusty.
Just being able to wash it off would be a huge perk. But I also do some boating.

But, I am concerned about its video quality.
I have generally heard good things about it, but its just hard to tell what its really like.
If its vid is as good as my Canon G9 that would satisfy my needs.

So, anyone have any experience with the Xacti E1?
Or have any other recommendations?

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Old Jun 24, 2008, 10:24 AM   #2
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You should take a look at the Sanyo forum here at Steve's:


Many users post their review and some post video.

BTW: the Sanyo Xacti E1 has the same components (except waterproof shell) as the Xacti CG65 - you can widen your search in that forum this way.
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