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Thread: Sony TG3(TG1) or Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000

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    Default Sony TG3(TG1) or Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000

    Hey all, im in the market for a small portable hd camcorder (not overly concerned with still photography) for an upcoming road trip to CA.

    I'm torn between the Sony TG3 and the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000. For the most part the Sony seems to be coming out on top, reviews saying that the build and video quality is superb. I'm concerned it can only capture interlaced and not progressive though. I read a review where one guy said panning from left to right showed jittering on playback.

    The Xacti on the other hand captures in progressive but I have read that the OIS is terrible.

    I'm happy enough with the sizes/prices of both cams. I have been planning this trip for a few years with friends so I just want something small which can capture great footage :o)

    Can anyone offer any advice on these two cams or is there an alternative camera im not mentioning?

    Thanks a mill, Tony

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    Aug 2005
    Western Europe


    I just did a quick look at those two camcorders and from a technical point of view the Sanyo comes out on top. I looked at three items, the chip size, the recording data rate and whether they had an external mic socket.


    1/2 inch chip
    24mbps data rate
    Mic input socket


    1/5 inch chip (smaller)
    16 mbps data rate (lower data rate)
    No mention of a mic input socket (if you can get a camcorder with an external mic socket then do so as most onboard microphones are rubbish at recording good audio).

    So on paper anyway the Sanyo is much better.
    Last edited by Nikosony; 07-01-2009 at 04:58 PM.

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