I was seriously looking at the new Canon Vixia HFS100 and the HF200. During my research I stumbled upon these new Sanyo Xacti models. Can it really be that the Sanyo's are nearly as good as the Canon's for approximately half the price?
One thing I have noticed in my research that has not yet been mentioned in this forum is that the Sanyo VPC-HD2000 has headphone output and microphone input. The VPC-FH1 does not seem to have these 2 features.
I found this post at another site:
The main difference between the two according to Sanyo's website is the the "Lens" Flash and size of LCD screen. The sensors do share the same specs. but since no model number is given, it's hard if they are.
= 5.95 - 59.5mm F= 2.0（wide - 2.8 （tele) Auto Focus 9 groups, 12 elements（4 aspheric elements, 8 aspheric surfaces) Built-in ND filter
Flash GN= 4.0, Approx. 50cm to 4.0m (wide), Approx. 80cm to 2.9m (tele）
= 6.3- 63.0mm F= 1.8（wide - 2.5 （tele) Auto Focus 8 groups, 11 elements（3 aspheric elements, 5 aspheric surfaces) Built-in ND filter
Flash: GN= 6.2 Approx. 20cm to 6.0 (wide）Approx. 80cm to 5.0 (tele）
LCD: 2.7 inch
In "old school" 35mm photography, the more groups and elements used usually ment the higher the quality of the lens. If this holds ture in digital photography and between the VPC-FH1 and the VPC-HD2000. Than it looks like the VPC-FH1 at $100 less would be the better buy, better lens in theory and larger LCD
Anything else different between these two models?
Is anyone selling the HD2000 in the US? It seem only the FH1 is available.