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Old Apr 11, 2008, 11:43 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I was just wondering which one would you recommend? I've been thinking of getting a hybrid for a while now, and the Xacti series caught my eye.
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Old Apr 12, 2008, 7:01 AM   #2
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The HD1000 has better PQ and a few extra featurs such as mic in, 10x optical zoom but is a bit larger. I was in the same situation as yourself, in the end I went for the HD700 due to the cost and size. I assume you have seen sample videos/photos of both if not see http://www.vimeo.com/787682
My plan is to keep the hd700 for two years or so and then get a replacement then, when things have moved on a bit. The new aiptek camcorders looks like a very good at the moment but until there are more samples to check for rolling shutter and sound quality I would hold fire.
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Well, if you have the money and have no problem spending extra I'd recommend going for the top model - HD1000. With the HD1000 you'll have the option of 1080i and 10x zoom. If you only plan to shoot in 720p then maybe you'd be fine with the HD700. I tend to prefer shooting in 1080i unless it's fast motion in which I use the 720/60p.



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Thanks for the link Herbs, I haven't seen that video yet.
Can anyone give a size comparism between the 2, and can the 1000 fit ina standard jeans pocket? (not those skinny emo jeans)
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can the 1000 fit ina standard jeans pocket? (not those skinny emo jeans)
Jacket pocket yes, jeans pocket no.


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Old Apr 22, 2008, 8:36 AM   #6
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I still cannot decide in which one to get? Which would be better for someone who wont get another digital camera for the next 5 or so years?
Thanks for all your help so far
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I still cannot decide in which one to get? Which would be better for someone who wont get another digital camera for the next 5 or so years?
Thanks for all your help so far
Well, either work very nicely for photo's. Let me ask you some questions.

1. Do you have a high definition TV?

2. Do you shoot video often?

3. What are you getting the camera for?


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Old Apr 22, 2008, 1:33 PM   #8
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I still cannot decide in which one to get?
I bought an HD700 for one reason - it can record non-stop a 1hr30min video in 1280x720 (taking 4Gig of an 8Gig SDHC card). For some strange reason the max recording length on an HD1000 in HD is much less, which is a show-stopper for me. The average 1hr lecture often runs to 1hr 15mins.

The HD700 is poor in low light, and its lens has quite a bit of distortion too. Forget about using image stabilization, you lose too much resolution and lens-angle.

I am waiting to see the Sony TG1 and meanwhile using my two HV-20s whenever I have critical filming to do.

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For some strange reason the max recording length on an HD1000 in HD is much less, which is a show-stopper for me.
The HD1000 also has a 4gb max file size - same as the HD700. The only time recording time will be lessened is when filming in 1920x1080 as the file size is therfore larger. Nothing strange there.



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The HD1000 also has a 4gb max file size
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Both the filesize and the datarate combine to limit the recording time. From the datasheets on the HD100 and HD700 I find the following modes and max continuous recording times:

HD1000:
Full-HD and HD-HR: 42min 44sec
HD-SHQ: 56min 25sec

HD700:
HD-SHQ: 56min 25secs
HD-HQ: 1hr 22min

In fact, when an 8gig card is used, the limitation of file size becomes exactly 4gig, and the HD700 HD-HQ mode can record for approx 1hr 32min. For some strange reason this mode was not provided in the HD1000 (at least according to the data sheet).

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