20 Most Recent Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000 High Definition Camcorder Questions & Answers

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The camera always forgets the date and time and I have to do it again and again at every switch on. Maybe it is a battery problem? Could you help us please ?

Mine does that if I do not get to the end of the set up process but if I finish set up, setting at least the date and time then (as you say, as long as the battery holds a bit of power) it will stop asking me.
6/17/2014 5:16:53 AM • Sanyo Xacti... • Answered on Jun 17, 2014
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Cant find my softwear for

Does anyone have an updated link for this? I got "NOT FOUND" etc...
2/22/2014 11:31:24 PM • Sanyo Xacti... • Answered on Feb 22, 2014
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Firmware for sanyo e1292

I purchased (used) the exact same camcorder from eBay. It arrived. Same deal as you described - turn "ON" and white screen appears. SO, I went out and got a new battery. Charging it now, so I will let you know the result after charging. This is my LAST go around with this. Normally, I would never buy a camera from eBay, but I've bought so much other stuff I have not had an issue with (including new & used electronics.) Will keep you posted.
2/22/2014 11:28:26 PM • Sanyo Xacti... • Answered on Feb 22, 2014
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I have a Sony HD2000

I purchased (used) the exact same camcorder from eBay. It arrived. Same deal as you described - turn "ON" and white screen appears. SO, I went out and got a new battery. Charging it now, so I will let you know the result after charging. This is my LAST go around with this. Normally, I would never buy a camera from eBay, but I've bought so much other stuff I have not had an issue with (including new & used electronics.) Will keep you posted.
2/22/2014 11:28:08 PM • Sanyo Xacti... • Answered on Feb 22, 2014
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FIRMWARE for Sanyo xacti vpc-hd2000!?

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Updating Firmware on Xacti HD2000

This page explains how to download and install the firmware update for the VPC-HD2000.
  • This firmware is for the VPC-HD2000 only. Please do not install it on another model.
  • By installing this firmware Greek, Swedish and Finnish will be added as new menu languages. (Please notice that for this purpose the menu languages Traditional Chinese, Simple Chinese and Korean will be deleted!)
    It is not necessary to install this firmware update when there is already the possibility of choosing Greek, Swedish or Finnish as menu language! Please check this before continuing with the update.
  • Before updating the firmware, please read through the explanations on this page.
  • Make sure to update the firmware in the order shown below.
  • The camera might not boot up properly if its power is turned off during the firmware-updating procedure.
  • Please read the accompanying licensing agreement before downloading this firmware. Downloading the firmware automatically implies your acceptance of the licensing agreement.
Requirements:
  • SD memory card (henceforth referred to as "card") with capacity over 8 MB.
  • Fully charged lithium ion battery.
  • Additionally, you need one of the items listed below:
    (i) A SD memory card reader (henceforth referred to as "card reader")
    (ii) A dedicated USB interface cable (shipped with the camera).
CAUTION
Be sure not to take out the battery during the updating procedure (this lasts about 60 seconds).
Avoid operating the buttons on the camera or closing the monitor unit during the updating procedure.


I) Preparing to update (copying the firmware onto a card)

Step I.1: Format the card on your camera*
  • Turn the camera on and set the "REC/PLAY"-button to "PLAY"
  • Press the "MENU"-button.
  • Move joystick to the left and select "OPTION MENU 3".
  • Move joystick to the right and select "FORMAT". Press the "SET"-button.
  • Select "FORMAT". Press the "SET"-button.
  • Select "YES". Press the "SET"-button.

    *CAUTION
    If you format a card, all images and data stored on that card (whether protected or not) are deleted! Please be sure to move or copy important images and data to a PC or to another card!
Step I.2: Download the Firmware*
  • The firmware can be downloaded here.

    icon_dl1.gif Firmware Update XACTI HD2000
    s313n081.bin (7.5 MB)
    *CAUTION:
    Please be sure to download the file onto a hard drive and not onto a removable location such as a card reader.
    The firmware file should be saved in a location where you can easily find it again later (e.g. save it on desktop of your computer).


Step I.3: Copy the file "s313n081.bin" to the formatted card (from step I.1):

The method of operation differs depending on whether you use a card reader (i) or a dedicated USB cable (ii).
(i) When you copy the downloaded files with a card reader: (1) Put the formatted card from step I.1 in the card reader. (2) Copy the "s313n081.bin" file created on your hard disk in step I.2 to the root directory of the card.

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(ii) When you copy the downloaded files with a dedicated USB cable: (1) Connect the camera to your PC with a USB cable and turn on the camera. When you connect to your PC, please make sure the camera's USB interface is set to "Card Reader". (Please refer to "Setting the Connection Mode" on pages 7 to 8 of the Instruction Manual in the Xacti Software CD 1.0) Please make sure the camera is recognized as a removable disc. (2) Put the formatted card (from step I.1) in the camera and then copy the "s313n081.bin"-file created on your hard disk (in step I.2) to the root directory of the card.

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(3) Remove the camera from computer.
Please read "Dismounting the Camera" on pages 9 to 11 of the Instruction Manual in the Xacti Software CD 1.0 for a description of how to disconnect the camera.

II) Updating firmware on the camera itself

CAUTION>:
Do not turn off the power during the updating procedure (this lasts about 60 seconds)!
  • If the power is turned off during the updating procedure, the update may not be properly completed and the camera may not start up.
  • To prevent the battery from running out during the updating procedure, please use a fully charged Lithium ion battery.
  • Do not remove the battery during the updating procedure.
  • Do not operate the buttons on the camera or close the monitor during the updating procedure.

Step II.1: Insert the card with firmware-update file (from step I.1) into camera

Step II.2: Turn the camera on and set the main switch to "PLAY".
  • The playback screen will be displayed.
  • If the camera is in SIMPLE mode, switch it to NORMAL mode.
Step II.3: Press the "MENU"-button.
  • The menu screen will be displayed.
Step II.4: Choose "OPTION MENU 3"

Step II.5: Choose "FORMAT" from the Menu Screen, but do NOT go into "FORMAT"

Step II.6: Move joystick to the left for more than 2 seconds.
  • The update screen will be displayed.*

    *No Update Screen
    If the update screen is not displayed, it's possible that the update file was not copied onto the card. Please refer to "Preparing to Update" to copy the update file onto the card and follow the updating procedure once more.
    If the main switch is set to "REC", the update screen will not be displayed. Make sure the main switch is set to "PLAY".
Step II.7: Choose "YES" and press the "SET"- button.
  • Updating will start.
  • During the updating procedure, the screen will show the message, "LOADING. DO NOT POWER OFF", and the access light will flash.
    Please do NOT turn the power off during the updating procedure! (this takes about 60 seconds).
Step II. 8: When the updating procedure is completed, the camera will turn off automatically.
  • Please remember to format the memory card once more before using it again.
6/3/2013 8:19:58 PM • Sanyo Xacti... • Answered on Jun 03, 2013
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Short battery life when idle - Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000

Strange, mine lasts a very very very long time, but in a standby state (power on, just close the lcd lid). Have you tried to just keep it in the standby state? I will never turn it off unless I need to, like to change sd cards, because it is super quick to capture video and it does not kill the battery.
I have 2 of these dual cameras and John is quite right, the Sanyo HD2000 is not a "normal" camera, its quite abnormally exceptional and way ahead of its time! Having a f1.8 lens, 1/2.5" cmos, 1080p @ 60 FRAMES/second, really makes it not "Normal". You will need a better computer to process the crazy 1080p/60fps images.
5/8/2013 12:10:57 AM • Sanyo Xacti... • Answered on May 08, 2013
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Problem with memory card

What model Sanyo camera? What type and size memory card? Just what problem are you encountering? Is there an error message?
10/15/2013 10:53:57 PM • Sanyo Xacti... • Answered on Oct 15, 2013
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My waterproof sanyo camcorder is not working

Just let it dry in room temperature for a day. Then try switching on. If it still doesn't work take it to a store.
10/30/2012 3:53:03 PM • Sanyo Xacti... • Answered on Oct 30, 2012
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Sanyo VM-D66P error: CASSETTE

There is a pulley that breaks inside but as these have been obsolete for over 20 years, I doubt it is repairable any more. Fully working VM-D66p for £30 on amazon or fleabay.
2/3/2022 1:35:20 PM • Sanyo Video... • Answered on Feb 03, 2022
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Hello, I have a sanyo vm d66p camcorder and want to play it through a tv. What cables do I need ? thanks in advance

You need the RF Adapter cables. I have seen items like that at thrift stores. The camera has that barrel connector with 6? pins to connect it to the converter box that output to Channel 3-4. Keep checking ebay or craigslist. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/894346/Sanyo-Vm-D66p.html?page=2#manual https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sanyo-VM-D6P-8mm-Video-Camera-Bundle/163512488835?hash=item26121a9383:g:pLYAAOSwUMBb8MfJ:rk:1:pf:0
2/6/2019 4:14:21 AM • Sanyo Video... • Answered on Feb 06, 2019
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Sanyo vm d6p video 8 camcorder will not record. Any suggestions?

The organic electrolytic capacitors leak and cause issues
4/9/2017 8:32:40 AM • Sanyo Video... • Answered on Apr 09, 2017
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