Sanyo Waterproof Camcorder??
Has anybody ever used it/owned it? Pros/cons?
I am not looking to be a professional, but since we are looking into getting a video camera, I thought I would check for a waterproof one.
My mate has one of those, they're actually a pretty tidy little piece of equipment.
Scope out a few of the videos he's thrown together, theres a mixture of riding and lifestyle stuff:
I had one that water got in. Beware!
Buddy has one, it's a pretty nice piece of equiptment. Wouldn't use it for underwater exploration, but it's nice for when it may get splashed or get water on it. Versatile piece.
Specced up even higher, my mate bought a Sanyo Xacti VPC-102 off Amazon.
+ Class 6 SD card
It's waterproof. Did fine diving in Cozumel in what was no doubt a little more than the 10' rating.
*The dual zoom range is insane. Reaches out much farther than an APS sized DSLR + 200mm lens.
*Image stabilization is fairly poor
*Buttons take finesse to use. To be expected with a waterproof device. This WILL NOT be a problem to an owner or user. It mainly troubles the random person you pass it off too.
*No burst mode
720p @ 60fps. Looks amazing for a non DSLR type video. You could easily make a Demo tape with this. Apply a little post-production image stabilization & resize it back up. It'll be great!
Skip 1080i video ENTIRELY. Youll never be able to deinterlace it to 1080p & have it look worth anything.
Pictures look OK.
Facebook isn't very good with video. Poor codec & bitrates.
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