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Old June 8th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #1
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CHATSWORTH, CA, June 5, 2008 – SANYO, a world leading digital camera manufacturer, debuts the Xacti HD1010, an ultra-compact, full 1920 x 1080 (1080i) high-definition digital camcorder featuring “Face Chaser” face detection technology for both video and stills, plus a new slow-motion video mode and seven frames-per-second sequential shooting for superb action photography. The sleek and simple-to-use HD1010 takes 4-megapixel digital still images and records video and stills to convenient SD memory cards or SDHC cards (sold separately) up to 32GB.

The SANYO Xacti HD1010 will be available in the U.S.A. in July 2008 at an MSRP of $799.99

“The SANYO Xacti HD1010 is our second-generation Full HD camcorder and offers a full complement of innovative features such as automatic ‘Face Chaser’ face detection for both video and stills, along with improved image processing for even better image quality,” said Tom Van Voy, Vice President and General Manager of SANYO’s Audio Video Division. “The HD1010 offers advanced, high-definition video performance and high-quality stills in one small, lightweight device.”

The latest in digital still photography – Face Detection and Face Chaser technology actually monitor the subject’s face and adjust brightness and focus to incredibly clear photos. This technology can be used to recognize up to 12 faces at a time in both video and still photos.

For great sports videos and many other fast-action video projects, the HD1010 can record video at 300 frames-per-second to produce smooth, super slow-motion 60fps video playback.

Shoot digital still images like the pros with up to seven photos in a single second. Ideal for special effects or action photography.

The HD1010 weighs only 9.9 ounces (with battery and SD card). It incorporates advanced MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression, enabling up to approximately 87 minutes of Full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording on an 8GB SDHC memory card (sold separately).

Wide Dynamic Range Mode allows improved images in varying degrees of light and shade.

The Xacti HD1010 enables simultaneous shooting of 4-megapixel still images and HD movie clips, with a simple press of the shutter button during the recording of a video clip. Users need never miss another precious photo opportunity. (Depending on the mode used to take still images, simultaneous video clip shooting may be interrupted. While shooting video clips, using the digital image stabilizer may change the angle of view for still images.)

The HD1010 is designed for easy, one-handed operation with “one thumb” operation of all key functions. The camcorder is comfortable to hold, even for extended periods.

Incorporating the latest high-definition CMOS sensor, the SANYO Xacti HD1010 captures full 1080i high-definition video (1920x1080) at 60 frames-per-second. Designed to record the rich and vibrant colors of real life, the HD1010 also captures subtle tones to provide a natural-looking result.

SANYO’s latest high-speed image processing engine capably handles the high capacity demands of Full HD data. Signal processing has been optimized for gamma correction and noise reduction, improving lens color-sensitivity and image quality when filming in darker locations. In addition, the video codec algorithm has been adjusted from 12 to 14 Mbps to allow more data per second, for improved imaging.

At the front of the HD1010 is a commanding 10x all-glass HD lens. The camcorder’s fast f/1.8-2.5 lens is capable of allowing almost four times more light through to assist in lower light venues. Consisting of eight groups and eleven total lenses with a built-in neutral density filter, the HD1010's lens provides a spectacular field-of-view with a 38-380 mm range (35 mm equivalent).

High-definition can't hide shaky or erratic camera movement. So, SANYO's HD1010 comes with a sophisticated image stabilizer for both stills and video. This handy feature operates in both wide-angle and telephoto modes, giving every shot a solid, professional-looking feel. Image stabilization allows for clear pictures of the subject even when moving or rotation occurs.

The HD1010 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 axis, allowing you to take great video or still images even from difficult-to-view positions, which is especially useful when shooting in large crowds or in small rooms.

It’s easy to view and share high-definition video on your HD television with the HD1010. 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.

Sanyo's HD1010 streamlines the confusing and complicated component connection process with an innovative docking station. This dock provides instant connectivity via HDMI cable (sold separately), component, composite or S-video connection to a TV, DVD player and computer. The HD1010 even recharges its internal battery when nested in the docking station.

The SANYO Xacti HD1010 records high-definition and photos directly to a standard SD or SDHC Memory Card. The camcorder is capable of recording up to 87 minutes of 1080i high-definition video on a single 8GB card (sold separately). When connected to a computer via the USB cable, the HD1010 acts as a standard card reader. Transferring images and videos to your computer has never been easier.

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.

Super-fast Startup: With its tapeless design, the HD1010 eliminates the need to queue up a tape deck or get a DVD or hard drive spinning, allowing the camcorder to begin shooting in as little as two seconds! When the HD1010 is powered on, closing the LCD display puts the HD1010 in standby mode. Simply open the display and the camcorder automatically powers up and can begin recording virtually instantaneously.

Equipped with ‘SIMPLE’ mode so even beginners can create high quality, beautiful high definition movies

New 1920 x 1080, 30 fps mode allows further possibilities with Full HD and computers (when in Full-SHQ 30 fps/12 Mbps mode)

Features 2.7 inch 230,000 pixel, widescreen TFT-LCD monitor, ideal for viewing HD footage

Wind Roar and Red Eye Reduction

Web Cam function

Built-in, pop-up flash

A variety of manual controls are available for versatile, advanced shooting. These include manual focus adjustment (16 settings); aperture adjustment (6 stops); exposure compensation (1.8 EV, 0.3 EV steps); shutter speed (13 settings); and image-quality adjustment (for sharpness and color saturation)

Bundled with “Nero 8 Essentials for SANYO” for easy playback and editing

Uses included, long-lasting 1900 mAh Lithium-ion battery (DB-L50)

Compatible with a variety of optional accessories using cold shoe mount, such as external strobe, video light, microphone, etc.

Optional adapter lenses available: telephoto, wide-angle and semi-fisheye

9-image quick display function

In-camera editing

48 kHz, 16-bit, 2-channel sound

PictBridge compatible

Headphone Jack


If they had done 16Mbps it would be closer to HDV.

Do any of the sellers offer a return option?
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Old June 8th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #2
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Random access to tape!

from the release
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.

Sd or Tape, maybe its a dvsdhd cam.
is it a mistake from the press bureau, the engineer or something I don't understand.I am used to mistake in translation English to French but I alway
tought the english press release are reliable, so maybe the Japan to English translation?
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Old June 8th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #3
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Looks good. Wonder how if the stabilization is much better then the HD1000 and if there is any way to upgrade it.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #4
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Here’s an interesting article:

Akihabara preview that includes photos and a video of the camcorder:
-Don’t forget about the native sample.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 02:15 PM   #5
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Akihabara preview that includes photos and a video of the camcorder:
-Donít forget about the native sample.
I just tried to stabilize the sample video with Deshaker to see how much CMOS wobble there would be left. As expected it wobbles a lot, so don't even think of using this cam (or any other small CMOS cam) if you want to post process with motion tracking or simply save shaky vacation videos from beeing unwatchable...

The rolling shutter is a pita and for some reason the HD1010 sample gets even worse when I tried the rolling shutter setting in Deshaker. I've tried some HW20 examples in the past and they got better but not good enough.... I think it's actually preferable to keep them shaky as it makes the wobble less visible.

I put up a short testclip here:
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Old June 11th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #6
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Thatís a 9.3Mbps 1280x720 30p file that they uploaded. The best way to determine the quality is always by the highest setting meaning you should check the camcorderís 1920x1080 60i/30 modes and the 1280x720 60p mode.

I should have said that yesterday anyway.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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From my experience with the HD1000, wobbles in both the 1080/60i or 720/60p modes seemed far less severe (I've not tried the lower bit rate modes). I'm not sure if that was because of the higher bit rates of the two modes or the higher temporal resolution. Of more serious concern to myself and probably to most users of the HD1000 is the focus hunting issue. I think most of the time the focus breathing in low-light, low contrast scenes or scenes with constant change in motion of the focusing subject(s) almost completely obscured any wobbles there might have been. That's left us with the shaking issue..........oh! boy.

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Old June 17th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #8
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Is it just me, or does it feel like a lot of this stuff could/should have been done with a firmware upgrade on the hd1000 instead of a new model?
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