By >Daimaou - G.G-B
New Xacti HD1010 Hands On! Not Very Revolutionary…
Today Sanyo announced the replacement of the Xacti HD1000… The HD1010! No press conference for this one, we were invited to the product preview. We were able to see a demonstration of this new Xacti, and also talked with engineers and tested it for ourselves.
Why just a “10″? Why not simply a “2000″? It’s only an “upgrade”!
What’s up? Many “bug” corrections as the stabilization and focus (the black points that we noticed during our tests on HD1000), enhancement of external hard drives management (because if you didn’t know your Xacti HD1000 and 1010 can manage external USB disks), and improvement of the computing power of video processor to move from 12Mbps for FullHD 1920x1080i to 14Mbps… And the most important point for all video-experts: the arrival of 1080p ( 12Mbps)! Yes, our Xacti can make 1080P in addition to the “i” in Full HD 1920×1080! It’s only 30fps, but it’s still very interesting to those who want to make more professional videos (We noticed that the advantage of the Xacti HD1000 was to offer 720p, Sanyo is hitting harder with 1080p!). Also, the new 30p format allows playback with Quicktime, which has been a bug in the past. However, the 60 fields per second (1080i) mode still won’t work properly with Quicktime.
For the rest, nothing revolutionary, some little improvements … And gadgets such as video mode Web-SHR which allows 300fps in 448×336. We should also mention that while the outside looks the same, the hardware inside has slightly changed, which is why they have justified the upgrade and asking around 120,000 yen in Japan (in America for $799.99). We have yet to hear the price in Europe.