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Old Mar 5, 2009, 2:15 AM   #1
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I think FH1 is the better choice - at least it is a horizontal camcorder, also it costs $100 less than HD2000. I don't see any specifications difference between HD2000 and FH1, except HD2000 includes audio out for external microphone.

So, what are your impressions and suggestions about that matter?
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Old Mar 5, 2009, 7:30 AM   #2
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The main difference between the two according to Sanyo's website is the the "Lens" Flash and size ofLCD screen. The sensors do share the same specs. but since no model number is given, it's hard if they are.

VPC-FH1 lens:

= 5.95 - 59.5mm F= 2.0(wide - 2.8 (tele) Auto Focus 9 groups, 12 elements(4 aspheric elements, 8 aspheric surfaces) Built-in ND filter

Flash GN= 4.0, Approx. 50cm to 4.0m (wide), Approx. 80cm to 2.9m (tele)

LCD: 3-inch

VPC-HD2000 lens:

= 6.3- 63.0mm F= 1.8(wide - 2.5 (tele) Auto Focus8 groups,11 elements(3 aspheric elements,5 aspheric surfaces) Built-in ND filter

Flash: GN= 6.2 Approx. 20cm to 6.0 (wide)Approx. 80cm to 5.0 (tele)

LCD: 2.7 inch

In "old school" 35mm photography, the moregroups and elements used usually ment the higher the quality of the lens. If this holds ture in digital photography andbetween the VPC-FH1 and the VPC-HD2000. Than it looks like theVPC-FH1 at $100 less would be the better buy, better lens in theory and larger LCD

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Old Mar 5, 2009, 2:26 PM   #3
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Seems we have to wait all the way until mid April. I wish they wouldn't announce them so far in advance of the release date!
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I thought I saw the VPC-HD2000 for 418 euro, I'll see if i can find the link again
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I thought I saw the VPC-HD2000 for 418 euro, I'll see if i can find the link again
I guess I should've said here in the USA!
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You can but it now in the USA for $599

http://www.broadwayphoto.com/productlistings.aspx?fc=F_SYVPCHD2000&l=google &gclid=CO_Q1qDqjpkCFSEgDQod1lNjbA
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Old Mar 6, 2009, 12:39 PM   #7
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I think I'll wait until amazon.com stocks it. That place seems to be overcharging. The worst price inflation is the CG10 for $289!

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I thought broadwayphoto.com rang a bell. It seems even a basic search quickly revealed a long list of complaints of deceitfulness. broadwayphoto.com is one of those classic bait and switch scam websites. The usual caveat of "if in doubt, check it out" applies here. So my advice would be to wait until these devices are more generally available before parting with hard earned money.
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