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Old Oct 2, 2008, 8:29 PM   #61
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So after reading through this thread, I decide to get it. It is a pretty good camera for the price. Here are some shots of it requested by "rgvcam"

http://acemtrx.googlepages.com/DSC00334.JPG

http://acemtrx.googlepages.com/DSC00333.JPG

http://acemtrx.googlepages.com/DSC00335.JPG

http://acemtrx.googlepages.com/DSC00336.JPG

here's a quick video shot pretty much right after i got it in my department. (sorry about the shakiness, more explained on video). It won't be ready until 12 midnight EST, but you can still download it.

http://vimeo.com/1871777

EDIT: "sonic113" wanted box art:

http://acemtrx.googlepages.com/DSC00337.JPG
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Old Oct 2, 2008, 9:33 PM   #62
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Thanks for the still images. Unfortunately while converting video, it doesn't allow you to download the original so we'll have to wait anyway.
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Old Oct 2, 2008, 10:45 PM   #63
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Had a look at the video, but I have to say you panned a little too fast. Hopefully you can make another sample but with much slower panning to give the autofocus a fair chance for one!

Anyway I have to be honest, that so far I have found the video clips to be a bit underwhelming. Even compared to my standard definition Sanyo C40 or my cheap Jazz HDV178.

For comparison here are some videos from my Jazz HDV178:

http://vimeo.com/user315487/videos

Remember thought, this is a $99 HD camera.

I guess what I am trying to say is that the HD100 would make a good first camera, but if you already have a decent low end camera then it's probably not quite enough to make you upgrade.

I love my cheap HDV178 but it's one weakness is that it pixelates more on complex vegetation than the Ambarella devices. At the moment it seems the top two cameras are the Action HD and the DXG 595.

I have to say that I prefer the design of the Sanyo HD100 body to the Aiptek and DXG though.
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Old Oct 3, 2008, 12:28 AM   #64
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Duly noted. I'll bring it on a tour of my campus tomorrow. Its supposed to be a nice, sunny day so hopefully I'll able to help those on the fence.
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Old Oct 3, 2008, 8:30 PM   #65
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I saw they had a position labelled with the Sanyo HD100 at my local Walmart today but I couldn't see any in stock though. Usually they tend to only have one or maybe two of most models so it doesn't surprise me.
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Old Oct 3, 2008, 10:14 PM   #66
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We get at most 2 in every mod change (fall and spring).
I'm exporting my vid from today from iMovie into HD so it won't be up for awhile. Here same picture at different mp:

7.7mp

http://acemtrx.googlepages.com/SANY0003.JPG

5 mp

http://acemtrx.googlepages.com/SANY0004.JPG

after reviewing my own footage, I came to the conclusion the lack of image stabilization sometimes really effects/affects (don't know which one) the video. Also, when zoomed in or looking through glass (i.e. car window while driving) auto focus is slow. But I still prefer it over my old Sony NSC-GC1 or using my w200.

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Old Oct 3, 2008, 11:04 PM   #67
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Ace,
The Sanyo HD100 is a viable contender. It just doesn't quite pull everything together.
Having owned a Sanyo C6, two HD700s, an HD1000, the Kodak Z1012, V1073 and V1253, and the Canon HV20 and HF100, I know that Sanyo can do better than this.

It is just incomprehensible to me that the EV, color and sharpness settings are switched back to default every time the camera goes into standby. Sanyo can do better than this. Whatever were they thinking?

The more I look at the HD100 telephoto lens the more I like it. The CMOS sensor needs pixel binning to give it 2 less f-stops of noise, but otherwise the hardware is pretty optimal. I would like a Power Input socket, like the other recent Sanyos have had, but, oh well...

It is the little things which are an annoyance with this camera. It has the potential to be better than my annoyingly-full-auto Kodaks, better than the HD700's terrible lens, smaller and lighter than the HD1000. Yet Sanyo couldn't pull it all together. And I find that sad. Because I still don't have the 'perfect' HD pocket-cam

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Old Oct 4, 2008, 9:44 AM   #68
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I think sanyo had to make several sacrifices to keep the price soo low. But still, it should be able to remember settings. Hopefully someone will release a corded battery (the latch on the door connects to the batter for outside power) in the future. And what's with the secrecy?

And lastly, does anyone know where i can upload a 1.8 gb HD vid? I really don'y want to split it but might have to.
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Old Oct 4, 2008, 9:30 PM   #69
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If anyone really, and I mean really wants to take a look at some sample video, here it is:
no assembly required, just play in QT.

PT. 1
(880 mb)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J6TQBWN5

PT. 2
(980 mb)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CRRXIAEZ

Q. why are they so big?
A. I put separate clips together with music in the background, to make it more enjoyable and distract you from the shakiness.

Q. what's the name of that song?!
A. Paul Doucette - Better Days (i do not own any part of that song. I have to say that as a disclaimer. Plus, i really didn't write it or produce it etc.)
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Old Oct 6, 2008, 1:11 PM   #70
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I went in wasted some time and WOW a working one LOL. so here is a 5x optical zoom not sure if set to Hd

http://rapidshare.com/files/151486054/SANY0001.MP4.html

so enjoy seems to bea good looking cam 199.99 sanyo vcp-100 HD cam
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