When I was in need of a quick pocket camera to go on vacation I stumbled on this at Walmart,the camera seems to be exclusive to them, for a considerable sum under the usual selling price. A few days before I bought a cheap point and shoot Panasonic which also has a video function.
No matter how much I read about the acceptable nature of crappy sound and video online the garbage coming out of my sanyo hd100r would seem to be taking the piss. Why even make such a lo-end piece of crap at the risk of poisoning your brand? ( Thankfully I paid nowhere near the msrp but it’s not hard to see why.. )
It’s autofocus hunts for faces like Cheney and then pulls the trigger at the incorrect time. It’s hideous at capturing indoors without a spare nightsun(the lights you get on the bottom of helicopters) and it’s not so hot with movement during daylight. It’s garbage. The panasonic tz5 on the other hand does 720, it’s HD, can focus ,and works in lower light and it’s a point and shoot camera that does video. The Sanyo is a video camera that can do stills, er no it can’t since they too suck.
Why even compete at the crappy end? There’s nothing here that makes me want to try a better Sanyo, all they’ve done is out crapped the market at a higher price than Aiptek.