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great everything but stabilizer doesn't work
on November 4, 2008
I had been a happy customer of a xacti c40 for more than 2 years, so it was natural for me to look at this camcorder when I looked for a HD/full HD one. The xacti c40 is tiny, stores the data in a SD card, uses MP4 format, supports both video and pictures and it is really easy to use. The new 1010 shares most of the same attributes. Size is not as tiny as the c40 but small enough to manage properly. The quality of the pictures is very good and it also supports the 16:9 format. The video quality is also very good, with several resolutions available and 16:9 format supported. Unfortunately the stabilizer doesn't work at all. I tried hard with several configurations and adjustments but my comclusion is that it simple doesn't work, there is no workaround. Viewing movies in a 42' screen is a headache as images are blurred; maybe you can see them better in a smaller screen but there is no point to have this camera in that case. Sanyo needs to solve it to have a customer ready product. It is a pity and I returned this product and bought the Sony hdr-tg1 instead.