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Old Dec 16, 2008, 8:29 PM   #1
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These cameras are about the same price.
The Sanyo is 50 dollars more, but the bit rate is much higher.
The Sanyo doesn't do 1080p, but has superior image quality.
The Aiptek has less features, but is cheaper.
Which is smaller?
Which has better light?
Which is better?

Is there a clear choice of which of these 2 cameras is better?

AHD GVS or Xacti HD700... pros and cons... what do you think?
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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If it were me, I'd go with the Aiptek Action HD GVS because the VPC-HD700 has a problem with its relatively narrow field-of-view even in HD mode. In addition, the Sanyo is no longer worth $299.
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Old Dec 17, 2008, 3:11 AM   #3
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However, the Sanyo Xacti HD700 is a much nicer form factor and much higher bit rate.
The HD700's bit rate at 720p is higher than the Aiptek GVS at 1080.

Perhaps the Xacti isn't worth 300 dollars.
Also, the GVS can be bought at walgreens.com for 200 dollars.

However, doesn't the Xacti have MUCH better image quality?
I have not seen any comparisons.

It seems there is no contest, though - that the GVS is the latest and best cheap hybrid, but the pricey hybrid from 2007 is now in the same price range, so I thought I'd ask...

I'd still opt for the Aiptek GVS from the information I've read, but I'm not sure!
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Old Dec 17, 2008, 6:55 AM   #4
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Thank you for asking.

ahdgvs is so new I rather compare it to the HAD100 then the HD700 due to both being in hte hybrid classes.

the sanyo HD700. is smaller, thinner, correct screen size of wide 16:9 AR rather 4:3

has many , many features that can be found reading the E-online manuall at sanyo.

Yes there is a flaw in the cam, and yes AIptek has them as well. given the chance a comparison will be done. takes time and not over night.

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Old Dec 17, 2008, 8:09 AM   #5
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The Aiptek Action HD GVS is a 1080p camcorder.

The Sanyo VPC-HD700 isn't.

Case closed... for me.

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yep,

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"we compare the HD100 to the GVS
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looking at the bit rates, i could assume that the Xacti HD700's 720p video, upscaled to 1080p, would look better than the Aiptek GVS 1080p video.

is that not true?

the bit rate for 720p mode on Xacti HD700 is higher than the GVS 1080p mode.

also, has anyone used the Aiptek GVS to drag-and-drop files into Final Cut Pro/Express or iMovie?

i heard that Xactis make it easy to drag & drop, but most other cameras FORCE YOU to transcode the mp4 into .DV first.
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Well, I doubt the .MOV files recorded by the Action HD GVS are any different than the .MOV files recorded by my Aiptek Action HD. I have absolutely, positively NO issues with the .MOV movies recorded by my Aiptek Action HD.

As for bit rate, take a look at the Sanyo VPC-HD700 chart here:

http://www.sanyo-dsc.com/english/pro...d800/spec.html

Sanyo claims 9 Mbps. OK. Let's suppose that's true. All you have to do is go out on the Web and download a few samples and then take a close look. See if there's really enough quality gain from a 720p image at a higher bitrate to compensate for the higher frame size of a 1080p video recorded by the chip of the Aiptek camcorders.

Shouldn't be hard to do.
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I forgot to mention I own both Mac and PC. My Aiptek Action HD files work perfectly fine on my Mac (and on my PC for that matter.
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Private Idaho wrote:
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The Aiptek Action HD GVS is a 1080p camcorder.

The Sanyo VPC-HD700 isn't.

Case closed... for me.

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1440x1080 isnt exactly 1080p.
I would rather have high quality 720p video than half assed 1440x1080 video, the action gvs' video quality isnt exactly stellar, its good for the price but in the end its average at best.
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