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Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the viewfinder and image quality.

usability, portability, price, size, design

image quality, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The size and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some negative comments about the reliability and viewfinder.

portability, usability, size, price, zoom

image quality, durability, viewfinder, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 MPEG4 Digital Video CameraSanyo Xacti VPC-C40 MPEG4 Digital Video Camera

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and portability are also appreciated, but there are some negative reviews about the image quality. Comments are divided on the size.

usability, portability, price, design, reliability

image quality

57% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 4MP MPEG4 Digital Camcorder with 5.8x Optical ZoomSanyo Xacti VPC-C40 4MP MPEG4 Digital Camcorder with 5.8x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: avender05 (viewpoints.com)

sanyo is rito

 

the camera works great better then what i paid i paid $79.00 on sale from $129.00 at wallmart very Claire pitchurs great zoom a for ever memory its very light kinda small but not too small two hour charge on the battery gives you about 4 days of...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: supermonkeygal (viewpoints.com)

great quality would recomend to anyone

 

the best digital camera ive ever had

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: ravigateway (epinions.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC - C40 : Ideal travel companion

 

Functional description of the Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 : This is a 4MegaPixel MPEG4 portable digital camera with 5.8x optical zoom and capable of recording MPEG-4 video images at 640 x 480 pixels and 30 frames per second. The camera enables shooting of ...

Ergonomic design, light-weight, simple and efficient 'camera functions' menu

Tripod mount located too close to audio-video socket for usage as tripod-mounted webcam

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: yospiff (epinions.com)

Like it, but with some reservations

 

Handy and compact, inexpensive. Well thought out user interface. Sturdy design.

Poor audio quality. Video pauses when still pictures are taken.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: yospiff (epinions.com)

Like it, but with some reservations

 

I bought this as a Christmas gift for my wife. She had been wanting a digital camcorder for a while, and after hearing about this on a podcast, I decided it would be perfect. The C40 is actually a model that has been on the market for about 3 years ...

Handy and compact, inexpensive. Well thought out user interface. Sturdy design.

Poor audio quality. Video pauses when still pictures are taken.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: kd1s (epinions.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 Digital Camcorder great camera with a huge feature set.

 

low light capabilities, noise suppression, lightweight, fast, easy to connect

MP4 videos, no others

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: dthatsme (epinions.com)

Great little camcorder!

 

I got the Xacti C40 digital media camera as a Christmas gift from my wife. For my needs it is great. It is so small and convenient to carry at all times. The biggest reason I didn't use my old Sony 8mm was because I didn't feel like lugging the bulky ...

SIZE, easy to use, great quality, PC connectivity, included software

Low light conditions, won't stand upright by itself

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: Kevin_Stone (pricegrabber.com)

Jack of all trades, master of none..

 

I purchased the C4 shortly before it was released in the US.

Extremely small and compact. Very easy to use. Snap photos while taking video. Includes recharge/connect station for PC.

Photo and video quality not the greatest. Audio capture is virtually useless. Flash has limited range. Very poor low-light performance. Lack of optical viewfinder impacts battery life.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: jannadem (epinions.com)

Excellent camera. Best toy I ever owned

 

Extremely small, excellent pictures, excellent colors, loaded with tons of features, low battery consumption.

Could not find any, perhaps video editing, which is not camera fault.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: jannadem (epinions.com)

Excellent camera. Best toy I ever owned

 

I bought the first Xacti C5 on eBay and I was disappointed first when I saw how small it was and how everything was tiny. I did not think it would last. The video did not work properly, but the pictures were very impressive. I returned that camera and ...

Extremely small, excellent pictures, excellent colors, loaded with tons of features, low battery consumption.

Could not find any, perhaps video editing, which is not camera fault.

Jul, 2006
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Product Specifications

Record VGA size, MPEG-4 videos and 4.0 megapixel images anytime, anywhere. So that you can enjoy that kind of fun, the Xacti C40 Series packs only the necessary features into its tiny body. Simple one-thumb operation increases the excitement with every image captured. PRODUCT FEATURES: Affordable price and friendly style, entry model of digital movie camera; Taking high resolution 4-megapixel photo, when taking movie; VGA movie; Smooth movie (30 - 60 fps); Compact design and lightweight; Super-efficient 4.23-megapixel CCD; 5.8x optical zoom lens; Built-in charging feature.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.3in
Height:4.3in
Weight:0.4lbs
Width:2.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Fireworks / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:VPC-C40
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-3.7
Max Focal Length:33.8mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:5.8
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:4Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:10
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Cosmetic / Monochrome / Sepia
Still Image Format:EXIF / JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD