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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG21
Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG21

Full HD; YouTube-enabled, Face recognition; Optical zoom: 5x; Digital zoom: 10x

“Likes: high photo resolution; good sound; comfortable operation via joystick. Dislikes: image noise and distorted sound; small wide-angle, weak battery; no editing software included.”

3 reviews | 14 opinions (Above average)


More information at: VIDEOAKTIV, issue 2/2011 HD or SD? Ever since HD cameras became more affordable, standard definition cameras have been fighting for their very existence. ‘VIDEOAKTIV’ wants to find out if you really do get much more for that extra 250 euros? In test: Eight camcorders were reviewed including five HD camcorders and three SD camcorders. Test criteria were picture quality (sharpness, lowlight, image noise ...), sound quality (sound quality of speech and music, device noise, spatiality ...), as well as operation (ergonomics, operating equipment, menu ...), lab results and features.

Xacti VPCCA 100 EX
Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100

Waterproof; Optical zoom: 12x

In spite of the Xacti VPC-CA100 being pitched as a video and stills camera, Pocket-lint weren't convinced by the quality of its photos, saying that dedicated compact cameras offer better

4 reviews | 32 opinions (Average)


More information at: Foto Praxis, issue 6/2010 Beautiful, colourful underwater world If you want to take photos or shoot videos in the sea, in the swimming pool or in snow and rain, you’ll need a waterproof camera. We’ll show you just how waterproof the latest Sanyo Xacti CA100 camcorder is.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1
Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1

Waterproof; Optical zoom: 30x

"... The stills camera is a measly two megapixels, which at a time when snappers on phones are getting better and better, is just not good enough. However, we're willing to cut it some

6 reviews | 29 opinions (Average)


More information at: Audio Video Foto Bild, issue 8/2009 “Mermaids” - Digital Camcorders (waterproof) Three water proof digital camcorders were reviewed. They were rated 2 x “satisfactory” and 1 x “acceptable”. Among the test criteria were image quality (in SD video playback, in lossless transfer of videos to a computer, colour deviation in various light sources ...), sound quality (audio test during recordings with installed microphone, a reduction in bass can be activated, signal to noise ratio ...) as well as photo quality (visual test: Picture in daylight, detail precision/maximum print size without quality loss).

Sanyo Xacti VPC-SH1

Full HD

Although not hugely impressed with the Xacti VPC-SH1, MacWorld did consider it to be a good buy at a reasonable price. They would have preferred to see better performance in low-light conditions and

6 reviews | 21 opinions (Excellent)


More information at: VIDEOAKTIV, issue 4/2010 Something is happening HD camcorders seem to be ready to conquer the mass market. This year manufacturers are making these cameras affordable and, in doing so, are hoping to leave standard definition behind. In test: Eight camcorders were reviewed. Test criteria were picture (sharpness, colour reproduction, image noise ...), sound (sound quality of speech and music, device noise, spatiality ...), operation (ergonomics, user guidance, controls ...) as well as measurement laboratory and features.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1

Pocket Camcorder; Full HD; Still image Function; Digital zoom: 10x

The multitude of features, great focusing ability and superb zoom offered by the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 gives buyers a more varied selection, expanding on the current pocket camcorder market. It films …

4 reviews | 12 opinions (Above average)


Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD1

Pocket Camcorder; Full HD; Still image Function; Optical zoom: 3x; Digital zoom: 4x

“Likes: optical zoom; good sound; high image resolution. Dislikes: loud zoom noise; unstable autofocus; short battery life.”

3 reviews | 4 opinions (Above average)


More information at: c't, issue 1/2011 Scene snapper For that inconspicuous shot, a spontaneous clip or a spectacular video scene: this handy HD camcorder is no bigger than a mobile phone, can be out of your bag in a shot and ready for action at the flick of a wrist. But can it really deliver the mouthwatering promise of ‘Full HD resolution’ with 1920 x 1080 pixels? Seven compact camcorders were tested. Test criteria for each device were image quality/ light sensitivity, image stabiliser/ sound, display, handling/ features and photos.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10

Pocket Camcorder; Still image Function; Optical zoom: 12x; Digital zoom: 5x

Offering a unique design, an extensive range of features and high-quality performance, particularly with stills, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 stands out above other ultra compact camcorders in the

6 reviews | 46 opinions (Excellent)


More information at: PC Praxis, issue 6/2009 “Compact Cameras for all Types” - Digital Cameras starting at 200 euros In test: Twelve digital cameras were tested and rated 8 x “good” and 4 x “satisfactory”. They were rated on image quality, autofocus, features, speed and operation. In addition, every digital camera received recommendations for the categories: snapshot, architecture, sport and action, macro and low light.

Xacti CA9
Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9

Pocket Camcorder; Waterproof; Optical zoom: 5x; Digital zoom: 60x

GadgetSpeak found Sanyo's HD VPC-CA9 camcorder to offer reasonable image quality, straightforward operation, a lightweight, easy-to-handle design, along with some rather unique features. One of …

5 reviews | 15 opinions (Average)


Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG100

Full HD; YouTube-enabled, Still image Function; Optical zoom: 5x; Digital zoom: 12x

“An upright camcorder with macro functions but poor picture quality.”

3 reviews | 18 opinions (Above average)


More information at: Foto Praxis, issue 1/2011 Low cost HD HD camcorders don’t have to be expensive and if you already own an HD TV you can even magically watch high resolution recordings in your living room for very little money. We tested six cameras under 600 euros. In test: Six camcorders were reviewed. Test criteria were image quality, autofocus, sound quality, features and operation.

Sanyo Xacti CG20

Full HD; Face recognition; Optical zoom: 5x; Digital zoom: 12x

As a lower budget, really pocket-sized camera, Photo answers think the Sanyo Xacti CG20 isn't a bad option. Its still image performance wasn't great, with slow start-up and slow AF. But as …

1 review | 70 opinions (Above average)


Xacti DMX-HD2000
Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000

Pocket Camcorder; Full HD; Still image Function; Digital zoom: 160x

"We love: Cheap for what it does, easy to use. We hate: Slow mo mode is awkward."

6 reviews | 10 opinions (Above average)


Xacti VPC-HD-1000
Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 10x

Sanyo's high-end effort is surprisingly cheap given its top specifications and performance. Video quality is great all round - thanks to the large sensor and full HD resolution. A hot shoe is

4 reviews


More information at: PC Pro, 9/2008 The Labs: Pocket digital camcorders With pocket digital cameras now recording in HD and becoming ever more affordable, now could be the ideal time to pick one up. PC Pro reviews a selection of ten to help you decide. In test: Ten pocket digital camcorders were reviewed and rated based on performance, features, design and value for money. Scores ranged from 2 to 6 out of 6 stars. … to review

Sanyo VPC-CG9
Sanyo VPC-CG9

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 5x; Digital zoom: 60x

Still not quite able to bring the goods in the image quality department, the Xacti VPC-CG9 is nevertheless a fun point-and-shoot, and its combination of nice design and small size, mean it could be …

2 reviews | 1 opinion (Above average)


Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1
Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 30x

Simple to use and at an affordable price, Sanyo's Xacti VPC-TH1 camcorder delivers fine straightforward point-and-shoot recording. Image problems occur in motion though, and autofocus is slow, …

1 review | 1 opinion (Average)


Xacti VPC HD2
Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 10x

"... MPEG-4 capture is highly compressed and there's no accessory shoe. Also, image quality is a tad washed-out. However, for convenient, high-definition videography, this device certainly …

8 reviews | 11 opinions (Above average)


Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8

Waterproof, Still image Function; Digital zoom: 60x

While its quality is never going to hold up against a DVD or HD camcorder, the Xacti's underwater ability puts it in a different league, making it one camcorder you won't be afraid to whip …

2 reviews


Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD700GX
Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD700GX

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 5x

The Xacti HD700 has very nice stills resolution and at the same time offers a decent video resolution. Its compact design allows it to fit into a pocket which is a rarity for most High Definition …

2 reviews


Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD700
Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD700

Full HD; Still image Function; Optical zoom: 5x; Digital zoom: 12x

A respectable effort, the Sanyo VPC-HD700 translates its decent specs over to good quality video and still shots. The pistol-style design even helps remedy the main drawback - sub-par image …

2 reviews


Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA8
Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA8

Still image Function

While the DMX-CA8's rugged and underwater capabilities are welcome, Personal Computer World felt that due to its disappointing image quality, the Xacti had limited appeal.

1 review


Xacti VPC-CA6
Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6 Active

Still image Function

"... Well worth a look if you're heading for the ski slopes or beach this year."

4 reviews | 17 opinions (Above average)



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Product information and further reviews

The New Camcorder: All Beginnings are Colourful CHIP FOTO VIDEO 7/2009 - Anyone who wants to enter the world of digital filming this year, doesn’t have to spend a lot of money. Even the cheapest model in our benchmark test demonstrates high definition recordings. Review details: Five camcorders were reviewed. They were each rated “good”. Among the test criteria were image quality, ergonomy and features.

Slim Jim SFT-Magazin 5/2010 - Full HD camcorder: different from the rest. Xacti CS1 is the name of Sanyo’s answer to the monotony on the pocket camcorder market.

Sanyo HD2000 What Digital Camera 5/2009 - Adhering closely to its signature pistol-grip design, Sanyo's hybrid video/still HD2000 camera comes with the highest specifications thus far. 8mp stills, 1080p HD at 60fps both recorded to SD cards along with 10x optical zoom and 2.7" swivel-mounted LCD screen, all the features are covered, but what about performance? Review details: Single Test. One hybrid video/still camera was reviewed then rated on features, design, performance, image quality and value. An overall score out of 100% was given.

Xacti VPC-HD2000 MacWorld 4/2009 - Sanyo's top of the Xacti range, the VPC-HD2000 will certainly divide users along aesthetic lines as well as ergonomic. The compact camcorder shoots 1920 x 1080 HD video in MPEG-4 or stills with 8mp sensor to removable SD.

Sanyo VPC-HD2000 Computer act!ve 3/2009 - With HD becoming the default format for video, the hybrid Sanyo VPC-HD2000 takes still images with its 8MP sensor well enough, but where it really excels is in shooting full-HD video.

Sanyo Xacti HD2 MacUser 17/2007 - The Sanyo Xacti is a palm-sized digital video camera that's capable of HD resolution capture. The reason it's so small is that on to SD or SDHC digital memory cards. As there's no need for a bulky tape transport this really keeps the size of the unit down. Suppled with the camera are a handy docking station and the cables you'll need to connect it to an HDTV or your Mac.

Sanyo VPC-CA65 digital camcorder Computer act!ve 1/2008 - Most waterproof cameras - for video or still images - seem to be long on attitude and short on features, which means that instead people risk taking normal kit outdoors or buy a cheap camera for more daring outings. However, we were genuinely impressed with the Sanyo CA65 which is designed for just such tasks.

Sanyo Xacti CA6 What Mobile 3/2007 - Sometimes image quality is everything. You wouldn't shoot a wedding on a cameraphone, for example, unless gate-crashing celebrity nuptials. The rest of the time, it's more important that a camera is light, easy to use and tough enough to absorb whatever come its way. Which makes Sanyo's latest Xacti hybrid a very interesting device.

Sanyo Xacti C6 Digital Camera Essentials 49/2006 - Is Sanyo's new combi camera the ultimate digital gadget?

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1 digital camcorder Computer act!ve 8/2006 - If we had to make a wish list of features for a digital camcorder, then the Sanyo's latest would tick pretty much all the boxes.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1 TrustedReviews 7/2006 - As I’ve reported before, many manufacturers have tried and failed to produce the perfect hybrid of a digital still camera and a digital video camera. In theory it shouldn’t be too hard; after all they both use the same core technology. They both use compact high-powered zoom lenses, both use rechargeable batteries and both capture their images using CCDs. However for some reason no attempt so far has been truly successful. The last one I reviewed was the dismal Sony DSC-M2, which suffered from appalling handling and incomprehensible controls. However there is one manufacturer that has been making hybrid cameras longer than any other, and one that is often overlooked by many reviewers. Sanyo’s Xacti range of still/video cameras has been around since 2004, although previous models have suffered from poor picture quality and limited shooting time on standard SD cards. However the latest model, the VPC-HD1, looks a lot more promising, so I got one in for closer scrutiny.

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