Sanyo Xacti HD2 Versus Canon S1 IS
 
 

Following pictures were taken with auto focus and without using any manual settings. When zoomed, no tripod or any other support was used. I was holding the cameras in my hand.

All pictures were captured at about the same time - 7:30 pm. That is about 1 hour after sunset.

Please note that Canon S1 IS is a full fledged camera and video capability is secondary. On the other hand, Sanyo Xacti HD2 is primarily a camcorder and still picture capability is secondary.

Canon S1 IS with no zoom

Sanyo Xacti HD2 with no zoom

Canon S1 IS with full 10x zoom

Sanyo Xacti HD2 with full 10x zoom

 Below are a couple of video samples from Sanyo Xacti HD2. One of the videos uses zoom (into a birdhouse) and the other was shot while walking towards the subject (with no zoom).

These are MP4 files. Latest Windows Media player can play these files.

Sanyo Xacti HD2 Sample Video 1

Sanyo Xacti HD2 Sample Video 2

Please note that the above pictures and videos were shot with camcorder straight out of the box, with auto focus, and no adjustments or settings of any kind.

Following video is taken indoors using a tripod. File size 32 Mb.

Sanyo Xacti HD2 Sample Video 5

Following video is taken in low light condition. Camcorder was setup on a tripod. File size 134 Mb.

Sanyo Xacti HD2 Sample Video 3 in Low Light

Below video was taken in low light condition with "High Sensitivity" feature enabled. Camcorder was setup on a tripod. File size 41 Mb.

Sanyo Xacti HD2 Sample Video 4 in Low Light with High Sensitivity enabled