Originally Posted by rdewey
Kalak and OSV: I appreciate your opinion that favors the AVCHD camcorders, but I simply have to disagree with you. I have no axe to grind, and have not bought any of these camcorders to date. See my frame grabs from the Sanyo HD1010 and the Panasonic SD100. I did not have a comparable shot from the Canon's to demonstrate this. Look at both frames at full mag; you will clearly see "compression artifacting" along the sides of the letters with the Panasonic and not with the Sanyo. I did not "mess up" the camera settings; each camera was set to its maximum bitrate recording mode (1080i in both cases) and otherwise was using default, autofocus settings...Attachment 132353Attachment 132354
not a valid test, those are two entirely different scenes, with no information about the bitrate used, or how the stills were captured.
here is the bitrate for the sanyo hd1010, it's barely half as much as the canon hf11, so there is obviously no way that the picture quality is anywhere near as good:
[Full-HD]: 1920 x 1080 (60 FPS/ 14 Mbps),
[Full-SHQ]: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps/12 Mbps),
[HD-HR]: 1280 x 720 (60 fps/12 Mbps),
[HD-SHQ]: 1280 x 720 (30 fps/9 Mbps),
[TV-HR]: 640 x 480 (60 fps/6 Mbps),
[TV-SHQ]: 640 x 480 (30 fps/3 Mbps),
[Web-SHR]: 448 x 336 (300 fps),
[Web-SHQ]: 320 x 240 (30 fps)
"The VPC-HD1010 produced a horizontal resolution of approximately 550 line widths and a vertical resolution of approximately 575 line widths.
These scores are close, albeit slightly lower, to the video resolution measurements we made for the Sony HDR-TG1. They are also lower than the scores you'll see on elite HD camcorders (like the Canon HF100 and Samsung SC-HMX20)."http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content...erformance.htm
lower bitrate + lower resolution = worse picture quality.