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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the price and reliability are on the whole positive. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the image quality. The size and viewfinder get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the price.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bundle: Sanyo VPC-CA8 Black Digital Camcorder 8MP Zoom Waterproof + 4GB +Soft CaseBundle: Sanyo VPC-CA8 Black Digital Camcorder 8MP Zoom Waterproof + 4GB +Soft Case

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8 (EXBK)

 

Arrrrr!

Good still image mode, slightly cheaper than the competition, one-handed design assists with swimming

Sluggish autofocus, it's only waterproof for 1.5 metres (and one hour), controls are too small

The VPC-CA8(EXBK) is a minor upgrade of Sanyo's previous waterproof model, the VPC-CA65 (EXW). Despite some improvements to image quality (particularly when it comes to still pictures), its limited underwater functionality remains unchanged.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: PriceRunner (pricerunner.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8 review

 

This eight-megapixel hybrid camera-camcorder has a 2.5-inch LCD and 5x zoom lens. You can also record 640×480-pixel H.264 files at 60fps, with stereo sound, and it's waterproof to 1.5m. Impressed by this pistol- camcorder yet?

Funny things happen when you go on holiday. Burgers become an acceptable meal EVERY DAY, drinking your body weight in booze at lunch-time seems like a good idea and it’s all too easy to attempt sporting activities that end in a complicated...

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8′s ray-gun styling could cause some problems going through customs. And if that gets you nervous, you’ll need to buy a tripod, as the Xacti’s electronic stabilisation isn’t much cop at steadying shaking hands

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8

 

This is an 8MP hybrid camera-camcorder with 2.5-inch LCD and 5x zoom lens. Movies are recorded as 640x480-pixel H.264 files at 60fps, with stereo sound. Waterproof to 1.5m. The good It's a widely accepted scientific fact that when you go on holiday,...

It’s not as Tonka toy-sturdy as Olympus’s Tough range of cameras, but the Sanyo is smoother and simpler to use, pumping out solid standard def movies and decent stills, whatever the weather. Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8 is tagged with Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8, Sanyo...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Gould (techsmart.co.za)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8 is waterproof up to 1.5m, plus can take still pictures too.

It can go in the water, can take stills and video

Video quality in low light not too good.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Andy Shaw (webuser.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8

 

Read our review and watch the video of this amazing underwater video camera.

There's no reason to buy this camera if you're not a fan of water ? there are plenty of other cameras in Sanyo's range that will suit you just as well. But if messing about on the river is your thing, then this camera will let you capture every splash...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (v3.co.uk)

Review: Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA8 digital camera

 

An eight-megapixel camera that's waterproof to 1.5m

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8EX

 

Matthew Sparkes goes filming with the fishes using Sanyo's latest waterproof video camera.

The latest pistol-grip Xacti is an update to the company's previous waterproof model, the VPC-CA65EW. Rather than attempting to beat the competition on storage capacity, price or even image quality, Sanyo here is instead going after the niche market of...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8EX

 

The latest pistol-grip Xacti is an update to the company's previous waterproof model, the VPC-CA65EW. Rather than attempting to beat the competition on storage capacity, price or even image quality, Sanyo here is instead going after the niche market of...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Sparkes (alphr.com)

PC Pro: Product Reviews: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8EX

 

A wonderful waterproof novelty, but better cameras can be had for the price

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Natalie Johnson (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8

 

Can a digital movie camera that takes pictures compete with compact cameras that shoot video? We road-test Sanyo's latest moviemaker-cum-stills camera to find out

An adequate moviemaker/compact camera producing average results. The main draw here is the natty design and waterproofing capabilities

Jan, 2008
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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Recording Format:4:3
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