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Sanyo VPC-PD2BK Full HD Pocket Movie Dual Camera with 10 MP Digital Photos and 3X Optical Zoom (Black) NEWEST MODEL
- Full-HD 1080, 30p Video (1920x1080)
- 10 Megapixel Digital Photos
- Embedded Software for Sharing Videos/Photos
- Digital Image Stabilizer (Photos and Video)
- Built-In Stereo Microphone with Built-In Speaker
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|Item Dimensions||4.36 x 2.48 x 0.87 inches|
|Item Weight||0.23 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||2.6 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.7 Volts|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD|
|Shipping Weight||0.31 pounds|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
From the Manufacturer
10 Megapixel Digital Photos
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
Now you can have both quality and convenience! The PD2 delivers archival quality 1080 30p HD video, 10MP photos, and 3x optical zoom in a very small compact body style. The Sanyo Dual Camera PD2 delivers excellent results with multiple features normally found on high priced camcorders. The PD2 fit is about the size of a deck of cards, is extremely portable and easy to use. It delivers 3x optical zoom for both video / photos and includes face chasing technology which automatically reads and corrects the focus and lighting of the subjects in view. The PD2's MPEG4/H.264 recording format, coupled with Sanyo's built-in software application makes sharing videos and photos via social networking sites including Facebook, YouTube and Picassa a breeze. Capture more than just the moment. The PD2 allows you to easily capture and share memories.
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Top Customer Reviews
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Most of the complaints of poor video quality can probably be traced to trying to view HD video through Quicktime on a "standard" PC...It is terrible. But that's NOT the fault of the Sanyo (or any other HD recording device). For example, the video clip that I uploaded was recorded in the Sanyo's 1280 x 720, 60fps "HD-HR" format. However, when you try to watch it through an internet connection with the Flash player, it will start, then stop, then start, get blotchy, freeze frame again, etc. Understand going in that this unit shines by mini-HDMI connection Abacus24-7 Mini-HDMI to HDMI Cable, 6 feet to a flat screen HDTV. THAT'S how you view the photos and video captured by this Sanyo. Trying to watch HD MPEG-4 video with Quicktime or Flash or Windows Media Player or VLD, etc on a 3 or 4 year old Windows PC is an invitation to disappointment!Read more ›
The only shortcoming to me is that a third party software is required to join the video segments together. I use Magix movie edit pro 15 plus to get my 1080i iso join files. I still would like to get 1080p iso file if I can.
I compare photo quality taken from PD2 (10 MP) with my Nikon coolpix P5100 (12.1 MP). I found no visual difference. I also own Sanyo first HD camcorder, VPC-HD1A for 5 MP photos and 720P videos. Trust me VPC-PD2 is many many times better especially under regular room light or low light condition.
I can only conclude that Sanyo VPC-PD2 is an exceptionally good quality dual camera and I would recommend it for non-sophisticated users.
And I give it a 5 stars.
p.s. I bought two from Amazon.
Magix Movie Edit pro 15, that I own, can join MP4 1080p clips via "export movie" as different formats and MP4 is one of them.
Recently, I bought Roxio creator 2011 and I can join MP4 1080p clips via "export as" function to original file type i.e. MP4.
Hopefully, these are useful for you.
All that being said, if I had to make one overarching comment about this unit, I would point out that this is a Pocket Camcorder first and a Camera second i.e. the strength of this unit is in taking High Definition H.264 videos. While the still shot aspects of this unit are pretty decent, I would say that, clearly, its strength lies with its video capabilities. From my perspective, its important to point this out so that others considering this unit won't confuse it with standard point-and-shoot still cameras that happen to have HD video capability.
I have been using the unit for video at 720p/60fps as opposed to 1080i/30fps, primarily for three reasons (a) I have an older DLP set with a 720p native resolution, (b) 60fps is supposedly better at handling motion than 30fps (though this intuatively makes sense, I have yet to independently verify this, on this particular unit), and (c) the obvious, file sizes are smaller.
I think video quality is superb on the VPC-PD2 with one caveat, it is quite susceptible to lighting conditions. In daylight (full or partial, even indoors), the quality is absolutely superb. When light levels fall, so does quality. The camera seems to try to compensate by boosting the ISO level, which makes the video quality somewhat grainy/pixelated.....if I had to describe it, I would almost say that low light material tends to look more like Standard Def, even when capture in HD.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this camera for our trip overseas to Europe. It was handy and small and allowed easy access to video, if needed. Nice zoom quality, too.Published on January 29, 2014 by Hugh L. Rider
This has been an excellent camera. Battery life could be longer and more zoom might be useful, but honestly it makes high quality video (in good light) and captures sound well. Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by Dunte H.
my Sanyo VPC-PD2BK is crazy compact! provides great pics and videos especially with it's 3x optical zoom. Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by strvger
I have had this camera for some six months..For the most part I have kinda liked it..As i'm not a tweeter or face bookie it has not been easy to just load images on my computer... Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by Gadgetman
Chose this as a pocket camera when I realized it's not always such a hot idea to use a cell phone for a camera (and risk losing the phone, and all the contact info in it). Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by rjl6955
I bought this camera for documenting pictures and video of our first born and it is OK for pictures as long as you either use the flash in lower light or are in a bright daylight... Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Jones