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Sanyo VPC-CS1EX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The reliability and usability also get good feedback. The finish and features get less positive views. There are mixed opinions on the color and build quality.

portability, usability, reliability, image quality, size

features, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo VPC-CS1EX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo VPC-CS1EX

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 52 user reviews of Sanyo VPC-CS1EX from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, reliability, image quality, size

features

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-CS1P-B Xacti CS1 Full HD Dual Camcorder with 8M Photos and HDMI - PinkSanyo VPC-CS1EX-B Xacti CS1 Full HD Dual Camcorder with 8M Photos and HDMI - SilverSanyo VPC-CS1P-B Xacti CS1 Full HD Dual Camcorder with 8M Photos and HDMI - Pink

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Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo VPC-CS1EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Sanyo VPC-CS1EX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, value for money, size, image quality

features

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-CS1 High Definition Camcorder and 8 MP Camera (Pink)Sanyo VPC-CS1 High Definition Camcorder and 8 MP Camera

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Sanyo VPC-CS1

 
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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 Camcorder Review

 

With its Full HD recording capability, optical zoom lens, and ultra-thin design, the Sanyo VPC-CS1 ($299 MSRP) definitely looks good on paper. Unfortunately, these impressive specs fail to displace the fact that the camcorder has a number of remarkable...

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Review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1

 

While extremely portable and crammed with attractive features, Sanyo's Xacti VPC-CS1 can be difficult to use and produces mediocre video.

The camcorder's performance is disappointing because the specs look reasonable. The 1/5-inch CMOS sensor is small, but the camera encodes video as MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 files in a variety of resolutions, data rates, and frame rates (though not the film-like...

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Sanyo VPC-CS1

 

Impressive specs on paper fail to offset remarkable design flaws and very cheap construction

Good color accuracy

Blurry low light images; Very cheap construction; Bizarre design choices

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Sanyo Full-HD Dual Camera Xacti VPC-CS1 - HardwareZone.com

 

As light and small at 142g as it is chic (check: glossy and pink), the 8-megapixel Full-HD Dual Camera Xacti VPC-CS1 also comes in a unique ergonomic shape that makes it easy for users to shoot on-the-go.

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Sanyo's stylish and ultra-portable HD pocket camcorder

 

Despite a poor low-light performance, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 remains a decent little camcorder. It looks great, comes with some nice features and takes attractive video in optimum lighting.

Stylish and ultra-compact design, good outdoors video performance, 10x optical zoom

Picture quality suffers in dim lighting, controls are a bit fiddly for people with big hands

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 pocket camcorder review

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 is a Full HD pocket camcorder that records MPEG-4 video to SDHC flash memory cards. With its ultra-compact size and sleek good...

Stylish and ultra-compact design, good outdoors video performance, 10x optical zoom

Picture quality suffers in dim lighting, controls are a bit fiddly for people with big hands

Despite a poor low-light performance, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 remains a decent little camcorder. It looks great, comes with some nice features and takes attractive video in optimum lighting.

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 review

 

'Sanyo has thrown down the gauntlet to pocket-size camcorders everywhere \x96 its VPC-CS1 is its slimmest and lightest yet to capture 1080i video. The CS1 is a mere 26.8mm wide, so really is compact enough to take just about anywhere. It\x92s one of...

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Stuff magazine

 

The world's smallest, thinnest, lightest Full HD camcorder. But does this make it the greatest too?

Full of potential fiddly controls mean it's not quite as user-friendly as its pocket cam rivals

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 Full HD pocket camcorder review

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 full HD pocket camcorder is an attractive compact camcorder that captures decent quality video and comes with some great features.

Stylish and ultra-compact design ; Good outdoors video performance ; 10x optical zoom

Picture quality suffers in dim lighting ; Controls are a bit fiddly for people with big hands

Despite a poor low-light performance, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 remains a decent little camcorder. It looks great, comes with some nice features and takes attractive video in optimum lighting.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5''
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Sensor Size:1/5''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1 / 1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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