By February 1, 2009

Sanyo Xacti HD1010 sample videos

Some time ago we started looking at the Sanyo Xacti HD1010 which is the updated version of the HD1000. You may have seen my Sanyo Xacti HD1010 unboxing video wherein I mention some of the new features added to the camera. One feature that we have been asked about a lot is the ability to shoot at 300 frames per second!

There is a drawback from shooting at 300fps though and that is that you are limited to 448 x 336 pixels in that mode and your subject will have to be well lit to get the best results. (have a look at the video below for some samples)

Other advantages of the HD1010 include the ability to now shoot in 1080p, improved AF, improved CMOS sensor, 7fps continuous still shooting mode and photo-wide mode.

In the video below I quickly recap what the HD1010 has before talking through the menu options and the moving on to some sample footage. I recorded all of the sample videos at 720p (except for the slow-motion bit) but do bear in mind that YouTube compression will have affected the quality and that I have uploaded everything at 640×360 so just use this as a guide!

 

Sanyo Xacti HD1010

 

My final words of advice for anyone shooting in HD with the Xacti HD1010 (and probably any flash memory based HD camera) is to make sure that you get a good quality fast memory card. My initial testing was carried out with a no-name 8GB SDHC card and I ended up having lots of problems with the footage breaking up. This turned out to be because the SDHC card was not fast enough. After swapping the card for a decent SanDisk one I had no problems with the recordings and transferring to the Mac was a lot faster too!

 

Posted by: Matt

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