Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK HD Camcorder

By August 27, 2010Camcorder, Camera Digital


Unless you’ve been living in Xanadu, you know that there has been an interesting convergence happening in the camcorder world.  Flip HD camcorders brought a new level of minimalism and ease with their cameras.  However, that convenience came at the price of optical zoom and image stabilization.  Now, Sanyo rides in on its white horse waving the Xacti VPC-PD2BK as the cure for your ills.  But is it?

Well, I would say yes and no.  The Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK does indeed bring some new things to the table.  I like the stereo mics that it comes with.  I also like the fact that it can take 10 megapixel stills that are decent.  The optical zoom really allows for this.  It does come with image stabilization.  That should quiet the agonizing screams of Flip HD youtubers everywhere.  The image quality isn’t the best of the compacts, but it’s good.  And for $169, it really will get Flip pumping out new products.  Competition is good.  Video and specs to follow:

  • Full-HD 1080, 30p Video (1920×1080)
  • 10 Megapixel Digital Photos
  • Works with iMovie Compatible
  • Embedded Software for Sharing Videos/Photos
  • 2” TFT LCD Monitor for HD Playback
  • 3x Optical Zoom Photo
  • Wide Angle Lens Range Video: 36mm – 108mm
  • Wide Angle Lens Range Photos: 37mm – 111mm
  • High Speed Sequential Shooting Mode
  • Digital Image Stabilizer (Photos and Video)
  • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Compression Technology
  • 48KHz, 16 bit, AAC Stereo Sound Recording
  • Built-In Stereo Microphone with Built-In Speaker
  • Mini HDMI Digital Interface
  • Built-In Direct USB Connector
  • USB Extension Cable included
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Compatible


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