Sanyo VPC-HD1000 Digital Video Camera

Sanyo Updated: 2007-09-14 RSS
Sanyo VPC-HD1000 Digital Video Camera


The SANYO Xacti HD1000 camcorder combines the superb image quality of full 1080i high-definition video with 4 megapixel still images in a single compact and elegant design.

* Full 1080i HD Recording
* 10x Optical (f/1.8) HD Zoom Lens
* 4 Megapixel still photos
* 2.7" Widescreen Display
* Advanced MPEG4 AVC/H.264 Format
* HDMI high-definition output
* Records Directly to SDHC Memory Cards

Full 1080i HD Sensor
Incorporating the latest high-definition CMOS sensor, the SANYO Xacti HD1000 camcorder captures full 1920x1080 (1080i) high-definition video at 60 frames-per-second. Designed to record the rich and vibrant colors of real life, the HD1000 also captures the subtle tones to provide the natural-looking result. The HD1000's CMOS sensor provides the responsiveness needed to capture fast moving subjects and SANYO’s noise reduction technology helps obtain the cleanest signal from each pixel. The HD1000 records to the latest in MPEG-4 standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, delivering exceptional video clarity and detail while maintaining the smallest file size possible.

10x Optical HD Lens
At the front of the HD1000 is a commanding 10x all-glass HD lens. The HD1000's fast f/1.8 lens is capable of allowing almost four times more light through than conventional models to assist in lower light venues. Consisting of eight groups and eleven total lenses with a built-in neutral density filter, the HD1000's lens provides a fantastic field-of-view with a 38-380 mm range (35 mm equivalent). Combined with the 10x digital zoom, the HD1000 provides up to 100x total zooming capability.

4 Megapixel Still Photos
The Xacti HD1000 enables simultaneous shooting of 4-megapixel still images and HD (1920 x1080 pixel) movie clips, with a simple press of the shutter button during the shooting of amovie clip. Users will never need to miss another precious photo opportunity. (Depending on the mode used to take still images, simultaneous video clipshooting may be interrupted. While shooting video clips, using the digital image stabilizer may change the angle of view for still images.)

Large 2.7-inch Widescreen Display
The Xacti HD1000 features a large 2.7 inch widescreen Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). The display flips out from the camera and rotates up to 285 degrees on an axis that allows you to take great video or still images from otherwise difficult-to-view positions, especially useful when shooting in large crowds or in small rooms.

Ergonomic Design
The Xacti series has become known for the small size and ergonomic design. The HD1000 features a comfortable angle designed to easily fit in the palm of the hand. The HD1000's design adapts a new 105 degreeangle research proven to be less tiring to hold and shoot than typical camcorders. Easy-to-hold and easy-to-shoot, the HD1000 raises the bar in compact camcorder design.

HDMI High-definitionOutput
It's easy to share your high-definition movies on your HD television with the HD1000. Using the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal built into the base station, just one cable connects your camcorder to your TV for a totally digital output. HDMI carries both the video and audio signals in digital form for the highest quality playback.

Convenient SD/SDHC MemoryCard
The SANYO Xacti HD1000 records high-definition and photos directly to a standard SD or SDHC Memory Card. In fact, the HD1000 is capable of recording up to 1 hour and 25 minutes of 1080i high-definition video on a single 8GB card (sold separately). The SD Memory Card's compact size (0.94W x1.26H x 0.08D inches) and weight (about 2 grams) makes it ideal for the compact size of the HD1000. The minimal power requirements of the SD card also contribute to longer recording and playback times. When connected to the computer via the USB cable, the HD1000 acts as a standard card reader. Transferring images and videos to your computer has never been easier.

Image Stabilization
High-definition can't hide shaky or erratic camera shaking. That's why SANYO's HD1000 comes with a sophisticated image stabilizerfor both stills and video. Using a proprietary SANYO algorithm, the HD1000 compensates for distracting up-and-down or side-to-side camera movement during video shooting, keeping your subject steady and easy to follow. It accurately distinguishes between unintentional camera shake and deliberate camera movement. This handy feature operates in both wide-angle and telephoto modes, giving every shot a solid, professional-looking feel.

Random Access
Each video is recorded as an individual MPEG-4 and each still as a JPEG so you can have true random access allowing you to review a specific image or video quickly and easily, without waiting for tape rewinding or fast forwarding.

Adjustable Resolution Modes
Choose from six different video resolution modes and eight different still photo resolution levels depending on how your images will be used.

Organization and In-camera Editing
With the SANYO Xacti HD1000's 9-image display function, users can quickly search for specific images or videos. And, with the slideshow feature, image scan be played back continuously. The HD1000 can also edit clips. Clips can be cut in user-selected points and spliced, all from the camera itself. Unwanted images can be easily deleted, freeing up memory card capacity.

Robust Sound RecordingEasy Camera-to-PCConnection
One of the more frustrating aspects of working withany digital media camera is juggling all the wires and connections necessarywhen you want to use it with external components for viewing or to downloadfiles. SANYO's HD1000 streamlines the whole processwith an innovative docking station that provides an instant HDMI, component,composite or S-video connection to a TV and a USB connection for a PC. The HD1000 even recharges its internal battery when nested in the docking station.

Superfast Start-up
With the tapeless design, the HD1000 eliminates theneed to queue up a tape deck or get a DVD or hard drive spinning allowing theHD1000 to begin shooting in as little as two seconds! When the HD1000 ispowered on, closing the LCD display puts the HD1000 in standby mode. Simply open the display and the HD1000 automatically powers up and can begin immediately recording in as little as two seconds.

Manual Controls
The HD1000 features versatile manual controls for advanced shooting. The following settings can be manually adjusted according to the shooting situation: Manual focus adjustment (16 settings); aperture adjustment (6 stops); exposure compensation (1.8 EV, 0.3 EV steps); shutter speed (13settings); and image-quality adjustment (for sharpness and color saturation).

The Xacti HD1000 enables easy playback of recorded high-definition images directly on a TV screen. Connect the HD1000 to a VCR or DVD recorder to back-up copies of recorded content. Still images and video clips on the XactiHD1000 are played back continuously and in chronological order. Along with MPEG-4 digital recording, the Xacti HD1000 offers convenient connection to a PC. With simple drag-and-drop operation, it's easyto save recorded video clips and still images onto a computer's hard disk for emailing, editing or archiving. The HD1000 also comes with a remote controller to operate the camera at a distance during playback.

On or off, the HD1000 is a true work of art. Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the palmof your hand, most video and still functions can be easily accessed with thethumb of the hand used to hold the camera. Aside from making everything much simpler and easier to use, this 'one thumb' interface lets you enjoy-and be apart of-each precious moment you record.