I've been looking at high-definition camcorders and I think I have my choice narrowed down to the Canon Vixia HF S11 (or HF 21) and the Sanyo VPC-HD2000 (which has a mic input, unlike the VPC-FH1).
The Sanyo seems to have the edge just looking at the specs, because it records true 1080p 60, while the Canons do 1080i and then convert to progressive 24 or 40. But I was wondering (1) how much of a difference this makes in reality, and (2) whether any other important factors make one camera or the other a better choice. I have heard that the Sanyo records less data per frame at 1080p 60 due to the greater number of frames, so the picture quality at that setting may not be as good as one would expect. Could the Canon at 1080i converted to 1080p 30, actually be better than the Sanyo at 1080p native?
Also, I am not concerned about the apparently poor image stabilization on the Sanyo; my main concern is high-definition video quality.