aiptek VS Sanyo HD1000
by jellojerry - 5/10/08 10:43 AM
In Reply to: but by kalel33
The big diff in price is a clue... the two cameras do not compare favorably... Aiptek GO-HD is only 3X zoom, plastic lens, so-so sound quality. Sanyo HD1000 is 10x zoom, glass lens, good sound. Sanyo is mid priced compared to Sony and Canon which are over $1000, some $1400.
Google HD camcorders and read all the reviews... educate yourself before you make a decision. Aiptek is fine for YouTube uploads and casual video.
720p vs. 1080i: I shot both and compared. I could not tell the difference on my Pioneer Kuro 6010 HDTV. So... I now shoot 720p for more video per SDHC card. Of course, when I burn video to a DVD, my HD DVD player is outstanding at upconverting the image to 1080p. As you know, Blu Ray players are NOT selling well because of cost and the fact that a $99 upconverting DVD player will make 480i standard def movies on DVD look fantastic. Your 720p video from either the Aiptek or Sanyo will upconvert nicely for viewing on an HDTV.
Wanna view your HD video on your PC or Mac? Forget it. Oh, it will display, but kinda jerky. I have a dual core pentium D 3.2 Ghz with 2 Gb of memory and the 720p is NOT smooth; OK for editing but not viewing enjoyment. You will need a KILLER computer to use it as your primary HD video viewer. Even then, you'll need to shut down lots of progs running in the background. Don't buy an HD camcorder unless you plan to view video on an HDTV. If you don't have an HDTV, get a standard def camcorder.
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