I decided I want to shoot video instead of stills

I’ve wanted a digital camera for a long time. Recently, however, I’ve become much more interested in shooting video. Now that storage cost is coming down, and bandwidth is getting cheeper, and everyone and their grandmother has a video blog, I feel like it will be a good investment.

Someday, I would love to own a Canon XL2 but until then, my camera of choice is a Sanyo VPC-C6

leaves to hold his breath

  • check out this review of the camera

    specifically:
    The Xacti HD1 includes a 1/2.5” CCD. It houses 5.36 megapixels, and captures video at variety of different levels. … In HD mode, the camcorder can capture video at 1280 x 720 (30 fps, 9 Mbps) …

    For a frame of reference, Sony’s HDR-HC1… features a 4:3-aspect, 1/3-inch CCD and features … 1.98 effective megapixels in 16:9 HDV video mode.

    The Xacti HD1 shoots in native 1280 x 720, which is a 16:9 ratio. However, the Sony HDR-HC1 has a datarate of 25 Megabits per second while the Sanyo has a data rate of 9 Megabits per second.

  • yeah, but it’s a sony.
    And I won’t buy a sony.

    Otherwise, that would be nice.

  • I was just pointing out the comparison… it looks like the bigest feature of that camera is it size, and that it is not going to give you very good video…

    I think the sony was chosen at random, or because it had a similar price point…