I was shooting some video this weekend and a friend asked me if my little camcorder was any good. I’m very satisfied with my purchase of the Sanyo Xacti HD1010. The image quality in well-lit settings is excellent and it performs much better than my old Xacti, but it’s far from perfect. Low-light performance is poor and the UI could use some serious improvement.
One feature that I’ve found incredibly useful is the camera’s macro mode, which allows me to focus on objects that are almost touching the lens. I shot the below video several months ago to test out macro mode. I think it’s fantastic for a pocketable video camera, but the Xacti HD1010 doesn’t perform very well in low-light situations. Click on HD and watch full screen to see why I dig this camera’s macro mode.