View Full Version : Anybody else can give more feedbacks on the sanyo hd2000 ?
2009 June 15th, 19:07
Hello guys, I was wondering if more people got the new sanyo hd-2000 and have to add few more comments on its OIS and focus ability in comparison to the canon hv models and in general how much is the difference in terms of quality between the new sanyo model and the canon hv models.
I own a canon hv10, and I was thinking to buy a new sanyo hd-2000 to complete my collection of cameras.
Will the hd-2000 worted buying ?
Will I get better overall footages when using the sanyo hd-2000 in comparison to my old canon hv10 ?
Thank you so much for your time and advices
2009 June 15th, 20:58
I have the FH1. It's cheaper cousin.
It pauses during recording after 23 mintues / 4GB to create a new file. Loosing a second or more of video in the process. Not really sure how much / long or if any. I just tend to not cross that bridge given the option.
The defaults are a little whacked, but otherwise a nice camcorder if you don't zoom.
Manual controls don't work WHILE recording, but it has them.
The audio isn't too horrid, good enough to sync to, even in a good breeze outdoors.
After a while I finally found a focus mode that works for me, which isn't the default one. Canon's focus is faster. It tends to favor focusing on the background. Not an issue not zoomed since the DOF is somewhat deep, but zoomed, it can be annoying to loose focus when the bird jumps to another branch.
I can see why so many favor the HV30. 1 hour continuous, focus wheel, yada yada yada. But I can't complain for the price and stock battery life.
Still pictures are kind of good, but it can get confused with focus at times. Not an issue if you're not in a hurry to take the shot.
Lens cap is external and not tethered. HDMI cable is not included, but is an option.
I mainly got it for 60p and the file format. Which was easier to edit, but AVCHD is starting to come of age, even in non-commercial editors. MP4 AVC/H.264 is still easier to edit, although that might just be because it's progressive and not interlaced.
Stabilization isn't too bad at 60p, but if you drop every other frame for a 30p deliverable, it's noticeable how much better 60p makes things look in that regard. The bitrate is limited so if you're not completely stabilized it does affect the perceived detail of the shot. Not that noticeable at 720p or 640x360, but at full resolution, it can be a bit fuzzy without a steady shot.
2009 June 17th, 09:02
Thank you Shadow7 for the reply and feedback.
I found this compare sheet :
What I do not understand is why it seems that the Sanyo does worst on these :
a) 25 Mbit/s vs 24 Mbit/s = is there really a big difference if I use the 60 fps of the sanyo vs the 30 of the canon ?
Resolution ? Excellent for hv10 vs Sufficient for sanyo
Color performance ? Very good for hv10 vs Good for Sanyo
Do u agree with all?
2009 June 21st, 13:30
Bear in mind that 25mbps is for 60 progressive (1920x1080) frames per second. Versus 24mbps for 60 interlaced (1920x540) frames per second. Which is where the tripod / stabilization comes into play. I do like 60p for fast pans though. Especially if your target deliverable isn't 1080p.
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