As I said before, my little camera has died, and I can't figure out what to replace it with. I did a lot of research before buying the Xacti, and concluded that it had far more features than any price-comparable camera and was likely available under MSRP because of its supreme ugliness.
A PCWorld review states:
We've been waiting for a high-def pocket camcorder with an optical zoom lens, and Sanyo finally delivered the goods today with the Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2. The pocketable VPC-PD2 offers a 3X optical zoom lens that ranges from a 38mm wide angle to a 114mm telephoto, along with stereo microphones on the sides of the camera.
The camcorder records 1080p high-definition MPEG-4 video at 30 frames per second at its highest-resolution setting (the camera also records 720p video at either 60 or 30 frames per second, and standard-definition 640-by-480 video). In still-capture mode, it snaps 10-megapixel photos and has a built-in flash that you can use for still photos only. Accessible via the in-camera menus, the VPC-PD2's burst-shooting mode snaps 2-megapixel images continuously as you press the shutter button. [and a timer, too]
A slide-out USB connector takes care of offloading clips and charging the battery, and video clips and images are stored to a user-supplied SD, SDHC, or SDXC card. To help with awkward USB port configurations on computers, the VPC-PD2 comes with an extension cable for the camcorder's built-in USB connector.
The VPC-PD2 has an HDMI-out port, and it's compatible with Eye-Fi cards, so you can upload files directly from the camera over a Wi-Fi connection.
But I don't want to buy another one as it didn't last long. I have a ticket in with CS but I'm not expecting anything much (or anything, really). No other cameras seem much of a replacement as they are very limited - however there are mega-cheap ones due to Flip giving up the ghost, so less-useful-but-very-cheap might be the best I can do.
posted by - 2:38 PM