Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Sanyo

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 2, 2008, 1:55 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7
Default

Does anyone have any experiences with the waterproof Sanyo E1?

How is the picture quality?

How does it reproduce faces (no face detection)?

How is the still picture quality?

Has anyone tried to blow-up a picture to 5"x7" or 8"x10"? How is the picture quality?

How is the portability?



Thank you for any help you could give.


affiatati7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old May 2, 2008, 6:18 PM   #2
Member
 
*derxxsfilmer*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 62
Default

Here you can watch some interesting footage from the xacti e1.
http://www.vimeo.com/915492
*derxxsfilmer* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3, 2008, 12:23 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7
Default

Thank you so much for sharing that video. It looks pretty good. Are you happy with the camera? Do you play the video on your home TV? What kind of TV? 16.9?

How are the indoor shots? Portability?
affiatati7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3, 2008, 2:56 AM   #4
Member
 
*derxxsfilmer*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 62
Default

I do not own the e1, just wanted to send you the link.
I have the hd1000 and hd700. I posted a comment at the other topic (hd1000 vs. e1) you started yesterday. For my taste the 16:9 hd-videos from the hd1000 and hd700 are much better.
The e1 is not hd! Check it out and click the full screen option when you watch clips on the vimeo channel (right bottom button in the screen).
*derxxsfilmer* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3, 2008, 8:43 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7
Default

I have my PC hooked up to a 57" LCD HD tv. I watched both of your E1 and HD1000 vs. 700 videos and enlarged them full screen to see how they would look on my tv. The E1 was decent quality for my uses. I saw some pixelization and choppiness when the subjects moved.

Should I expect this if I hooked this camera up directly to my tv and played clips or will they come out smoother and less pixelized?

What were the camera settings when you shot the pool scene?



Both the 1000 and 700 showed no pixelization but the video movement was not that smooth. What were the camera settings on these cameras when you shot the Germany videos?

Again, if I hooked up cameras to my tv can I get smooth subject mocement?



Thanks again.



Don
affiatati7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3, 2008, 10:32 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Rev2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 377
Default

affiatati7 wrote:
Quote:
Both the 1000 and 700 showed no pixelization but the video movement was not that smooth.
The reason for that is Vimeo's re-rendering of the files. Most videos on that site appear to have choppy motion. I don't know if his original clips are interlaced or not but if they were that's likely the reason as Vimeo makes all the videos progressive scan. I've also heard the videos are converted to 24fps, don't know if that's true though. Raw footage from the camera is the only real way to tell. Some users on Vimeo allow the original file to be downloaded, the link isin the lower right hand bottom of the page. If they do then download those files.



Rev.
Rev2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3, 2008, 11:08 AM   #7
Member
 
*derxxsfilmer*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 62
Default

All my clips are raw-files straight from the cam edited with the cam`s built-in editor, mode is 720/60fps or 720/30fps (hd700`s best quality).
They are absolutely smooth on my hd-tv, footage with movements always looks jolty on vimeo, even the footage from the big semi-pro cams.
The best is to use a tripod and avoid rapid movements.
Vimeo automatically converts the uploads to 24p., I guess.
I would go for the hd1000, but if pocket size is all the hd700 is the best choice.
*derxxsfilmer* is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:45 PM.