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Old Oct 7, 2008, 4:08 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I've been looking around on the forums for a while now, but had never posted.

I am looking to buy either a sanyo hd 100 or an aiptek action HD.

Which one would you all suggest?

I want it for basic recording: going out with friends, with family, at studio sessions, etc.

A couple questions I have are:

What is the highest memory cards either one of these supports? Do they need firmware updates in order to support it?

What kind of files are the videos recorded in? I believe for the aiptek action its .mov, but I'm not too sure about the sanyo hd100.

If anyone could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. Want to make the right choice tonight when I head to the store. Thanks
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anyone? :sleep:
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Old Oct 7, 2008, 4:45 PM   #3
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Scheme. welcome aboard.............

You have two great good choices

I seen the sanyo in hand and posted the link it is the raw footage of the cam sanyo vcp-100 see below link 1

1 Action or Hd100. I looked at the Sanyo I see it has way more selections over the Action.. to me that makes the sanyo a better cam. it also has 5x over 3x andalso digital zoom I again did not have time to play on a low battery.

2 Sound I believe Sanyo has the better sound and possably in Stereo as well.

A highest memory allowed 32 mb. on the Action rather go high I keep to a 2,4 or 8 the highest no way will I ever get one battery to go that long to record a full card. I understand if gone on a trip a few batts and one card. Firmware Aiptek forget about getting FW they only claim it will fix Whitebalance. so maybe Sanyo can add a single fw fix. Aiptek canot.

B Action is Quicktime.MOV format and sanyo QUicktime.MOV.MP4 format

depending on your software editing the choice is yours.

C sanyo 199.99 aiptek 175 sanyo I liked the cam thescreen was alil small due to me owning HD70 I am used to the 2.7 wide screen.



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Hello everyone, I've been looking around on the forums for a while now, but had never posted.

I am looking to buy either a sanyo hd 100 or an aiptek action HD.

Which one would you all suggest?

I want it for basic recording: going out with friends, with family, at studio sessions, etc.

A couple questions I have are:

What is the highest memory cards either one of these supports? Do they need firmware updates in order to support it?

What kind of files are the videos recorded in? I believe for the aiptek action its .mov, but I'm not too sure about the sanyo hd100.

If anyone could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. Want to make the right choice tonight when I head to the store. Thanks
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Old Oct 7, 2008, 5:02 PM   #4
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anybody have a link to the Sanyo VPC HD100?

haven't seen one online or at walwart[dot]com

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Old Oct 7, 2008, 5:11 PM   #5
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thanks a lot for the reply fishycomics,

I think I'm going to try out the sanyo first, I could always return it if I don't like it.

And Randy, I actually saw the sanyo hd100 at a Walmart close by me, can't find much about it online, besides this forum. If you do, please let us know. Thanks
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Old Oct 7, 2008, 5:16 PM   #6
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Be sure to examine your Sanyo view screen very, very carefully in a dark room.

When it's dark, you can check for "stuck pixels."

I didn't remember to do that when I bought one of my VPC-CG6 camcorders from Sanyo and now I regret the purchase because two of the pixels are stuck on different colors and these *do* get recorded when you record video/sound, which ruins your video. You can actually see the pixels stuck on their single colors when you play back your recorded videos. Very disappointing.

It's a good idea to check that with any of these low-cost hybrids, but Sanyo seems to have a history of that problem.
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Old Oct 7, 2008, 5:20 PM   #7
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so how would I test that PrivateIdaho? record in the dark and see if it occurs on playback? thanks for the heads up on that!
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Just examine your camcorder's flip-out screen with the camcorder powered on in a dark room.

If there are stuck pixels, you will see them, if you are in a dark room.

The flip-out screen will display mostly black (if the room is dark).

However, if there are two stuck pixels, for example, then you will see each individual pixel on the flip-out screen as a tiny "square" displaying the color on which it is stuck.

On my defective model, for example, one of the stuck pixels was a tiny yellow square while the other stuck pixel was a tiny blue square.

Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do about it if you discover it after the warranty has expired.

I spent almost one hour on the telephone with Sanyo's so-called "support" line and I was ultimately told that my best option was to take the camcorder to a local electronics shop or -- otherwise -- send it to Sanyo and pay as much to fix the camcorder as one would pay to buy a brand new camcorder!

It's kind of similar to the problem some people encounter when buying flat panel HDTVs... they spend thousands for a brand new TV only to find out some of the pixels are either "dead" or "stuck."

When Sanyo released the VPC-HD1, the flip-out screen -- OLED no less on that first model -- failed for many customers:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/mpg4-sany...fo-needed.html

So Sanyo seems to me to have a mixed track record.

But so do other manufacturers... JVC... Aiptek... and others.
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Old Oct 7, 2008, 11:10 PM   #9
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well, i bought the Sanyo hd-100

so far i like the audio compared to the aiptek action and the picture is very good also.

three things I don't like is that setting go back to default when you turn the camera off, there is very noticeable background static noise when completely quiet, and I cannot charge it on the go, as I did with the Aiptek action (i have a mini usb car charger that would charge it), when I borrowed it from a friend, i thought since it came with a micro usb cable I can connect it to my laptop or usb car charge and charge it, but doesn't seem like i can

Not sure what I should do. Compromise the decent audio quality compared to the aiptek action, even though it has that static noise, or go with the fact that I can charge the aiptek action and not have to worry about the battery.

Which factor do you think is easier to resolve? thanks for your help guys.
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Yeah, I have a stuck pixel on my aiptek ahd, unfortunately I bought it from a 3rd party so there is no returns, the strange thing is that it only shows up when I zoom, so I just dont zoom

Luckily it doesnt show up in Photos.
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