Originally Posted by pezgod
Actually....if I recall, the sanyo camers are marketed as "Dual Camera" not as "camcorders" (i think to get away with some license limitations. So technically, he is right. But...that's a technicality. How about we say that this is the first 1080 60p camcorder to use 3mos technology?Here's an actual Blue Ray
The Sanyo FH1A and HD2000A are both camcorders that can take still pictures, just like the TM700 is a camcorder that can take still pictures. Sanyo decided to not use AVCHD because AVCHD does not support 1080 60p. However, Sanyo did that for all of its numerous shooting modes (all recorded as .mp4 files), not just 1080 60p. On the TM700, AVCHD is used for all shooting modes, except for 1080 60p.
Could you please explain what you specifically mean by "I think to get away with some license limitations."? The Sanyo camcorders are sold and listed as camcorders, not as digital cameras, at sites such as B&H and others. Dual Camera is just a marketing scheme to get people to think of using one camera for both video and photo.
I think you are confusing the Sanyos with some digital photo cameras that can shoot video, and are limited to a certain length (in time) of video, in order to meet some EU taxation rules that apply to camcorders but not digital photo cameras. The Sanyo camcorders do not have that limitation built into them, and are therefore considered camcorders.
Perhaps we could change "How about we say that this is the first 1080 60p camcorder to use 3mos technology?" to "This is the first Panasonic consumer camcorder to shoot 1080 60p." By the way, Panasonic purchased Sanyo and presumably the 1080 60p mode in the TM700 is based on that in the FH1A and HD2000A.
Having said all of this, the TM700 sounds like a wonderful camcorder with features not available on the Sanyo models, features such as good OIS versus poor EIS, etc. Of course the TM700 costs a lot more. I was just trying to make sure that Sanyo gets credit for bringing 1080 60p to market at a low cost long before Panasonic did.