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Vlog 2.0

My Christmas present: the Sanyo Xacti HD700. There are a lot of good

options out there, but I was won over by the price and pocketable form-

factor (the camera you have with you always trumps the fancy equipment

you left at home), the tapeless HCSD media, the decent build quality

(except the SD card door), the basic in-camera editing (cuts and

joins), and especially the Mac-friendly H.264 encoding. Downsides are

a proprietary battery and a tight frame (so I got a cheap wide-angle

adapter). It was a tough call between the Xacti HD700 and the

waterproof Xacti E1... but I'm no watersports nut and I love the 720p

HD resolution. Even scaled and compressed for web delivery, it looks


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Uploaded on December 29, 2007